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High chairs now have stricter, safer standards High chairs now have stricter, safer standards

Ah, the restaurant high chair. Depending on whether or not you’re a parent, it either looks like a disgusting wooden/plastic sculpture you wouldn’t even touch with rubber gloves on, or a bastion of civilization that makes it possible for you to enter polite society once again. My kids were almost out of their car…

Teslaquila might happen, hints trademark application Teslaquila might happen, hints trademark application

It may have started as a joke, but now it looks like Elon Musk might be on to a new venture again: CNBC reports that this week, Tesla officially filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent And Trademark Office for ‘Teslaquila’; the trademark is for “distilled agave liquor” and “distilled blue agave liquor.”

Airport crime dog has best day of career, finds whole roasted pig in luggage Airport crime dog has best day of career, finds whole roasted pig in luggage

When you’re a crime dog at an airport, probably most days are just like any other. Maybe you sniff some weed, maybe there’s a bomb scare, maybe you get some treats. So small wonder that Hardy, a member of the Beagle Brigade at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, looks undeniably thrilled over his find of a whole…

Point/Counterpoint: The great smooth vs. chunky peanut butter debate Point/Counterpoint: The great smooth vs. chunky peanut butter debate

Lincoln-Douglas. Kennedy-Nixon. Now, Bernot-Ihnat. Our venerable Takeout writers square off to share their impassioned views on one of the greatest culinary issues of our time: Which texture of peanut butter reigns supreme? We promise rhetorical skill, cunning wordplay, and dazzling argumentative maneuvers, all in…

Fruit Soda Dump Cake may fit the bill if you’re having a crumble emergency Fruit Soda Dump Cake may fit the bill if you’re having a crumble emergency

I know a popular online credo is “Don’t read the comments,” but I can’t help it: I always read the comments. Especially Takeout comments, because you guys will frequently throw in something I haven’t thought of, or offer me one of your own options or recipes (for example, I’m looking forward to trying out Allan…

Last Call: Make breakfast sing with IHOP syrup karaoke Last Call: Make breakfast sing with IHOP syrup karaoke

It’s something we’ve often pondered: Why does IHOP have such a variety of syrups available at the table? Blueberry, strawberry, butter pecan, and regular. If you wanted strawberry syrup, wouldn’t you just go ahead and order the Rootie Tootie Fresh ’N’ Fruity? It makes no sense!

Whoop whoop: Detroit fest will combine Faygo and beer Whoop whoop: Detroit fest will combine Faygo and beer

As you may or may not know, depending on your relative knowledge of Juggalos, Detroit-based Faygo soda is the Insane Clown Posse’s favorite beverage. Uproxx opines that “it’s thanks to our ICP-loving friends that most Americans even know what Faygo is.” So fans of the Detroit “horrorcore” duo were likely psyched by…

Apple will add cream cheese to previously pathetic bagel emoji Apple will add cream cheese to previously pathetic bagel emoji

There are just so many things to get in an uproar about these days aren’t there? Climate change, gun control, the upcoming midterm elections, and oh, yeah, emojis that don’t even officially exist yet.

Teens may have brought cookies baked with human ashes to share at school Teens may have brought cookies baked with human ashes to share at school

When you hear a story about a pair of teens who baked something nefarious into some cookies and brought them into their school, you think weed, right? But a pair of kids in Davis, California, possibly raised things up a twisted notch by baking a grandparent’s ashes into cookies and taking them in to share with the…

No one on Lena Dunham’s new show is worth going Camping with No one on Lena Dunham’s new show is worth going Camping with

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner made a career out of creating an entertaining series filled with frequently unlikable people in HBO’s Girls. The pair’s second time around on the cable network shows that lightning indeed does not strike twice. Camping is in the running for the worst U.S. version of a successful British…

Will & Grace wraps up a Karen-centric episode in a nice sitcom package  Will & Grace wraps up a Karen-centric episode in a nice sitcom package 

After a rocky start to the season last week, this Will & Grace episode is more like it: a carefully crafted and tied-up sitcom package. As the title indicates, “Where In The World Is Karen Walker?” is a tidy theme to wrap an episode around, as each of Karen’s friends flash back to their final interaction with her…

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’s Samin Nosrat wants you to get off your butt and cook something Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’s Samin Nosrat wants you to get off your butt and cook something

Samin Nosrat has a job anyone with tastebuds would envy. She’s a contributing writer to The New York Times; author of the James Beard-award-winning book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat; and now she’s the star of her own Netflix series. The four episodes that just debuted track Nosrat as she travels all over the globe to examine…

Which store-bought cookie dough tastes best raw? (Asking for a friend) Which store-bought cookie dough tastes best raw? (Asking for a friend)

I was at a grade-school sleepover when a friend’s older sister entered the rec-room basement with a tube of chocolate-chip cookie dough and a spoon, steadily chomping her way through the whole thing. I was enraptured, as I had already realized that snatching the dough when my mom wasn’t looking was my favorite part…

Last Call: Please make this Kevin from The Office Halloween costume for your baby

Parents of babies: Listen up. Now is your chance to dress that cute infant up as any costume you like, before the kids get old enough to realize what’s going on and develop their own opinions. Take it from me, a middle-school parent of a ninja and a jellyfish this year, when I would much prefer an adorable Wayne and…

In-N-Out owner says chain won’t expand east of Texas in her lifetime In-N-Out owner says chain won’t expand east of Texas in her lifetime

If you don’t live on the western side of the U.S. and were hoping an In-N-Out burger would eventually reach your state, don’t hold your breath. Forbes has an in-depth interview with the company’s thirtysomething billionaire president, Lynsi Snyder. As she manages her family’s three-generation empire, it becomes clear…

North Dakota Little Caesars has handed out 142,000 slices of pizza to needy people North Dakota Little Caesars has handed out 142,000 slices of pizza to needy people

Little Caesars made news a few days ago when a Twitter follower shot a video of some DiGiorno pizzas close to a Little Caesars kitchen. But sometimes, these random incidents can lead to other discoveries. For example, someone in the comments section of that story posted that Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers…

The pepper shaker on your restaurant table is really gross The pepper shaker on your restaurant table is really gross

Sure, nearly everything is a gross, germy wasteland. Like when you go to the corner diner, you can pray that the laminated menus have been wiped off recently, but who really knows? As Reader’s Digest points out, your troubles don’t end there. Many of those attractive adds on your table—sugar, ketchup, butter…

Tips, techniques, add-ins to make your homemade chocolate chip cookies even better Tips, techniques, add-ins to make your homemade chocolate chip cookies even better

Have you ever had a bad chocolate chip cookie? I’m trying to think of an example from my own experience, and I’m just not coming up with one. Even the freebie ones you’re given when you check in to DoubleTree Hotels are totally welcome, all the more so because they’re unexpected. So, we can conclude that chocolate…

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