Lay's "Do Us a Flavour" Brings Poutine Chips to Canada

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Lay's Canada.
Sacre bleu! Canada gets all of the good chips this year.
We've followed Lay's to the depths of hell and back over the past few years with their "Do Us A Flavor" contests. Sure, 2013 wasn't too terrible with Sriracha, Cheesy Garlic Bread, and Chicken & Waffles flavors, but this year has been pretty rough. That's why news of the (mostly) actually edible sounding flavors that were released in Canada for their version of the contest added some major insult to injury.

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Prolific L.A. Food Truck Owner Roy Choi to Get His Own Show on CNN

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Kogi BBQ
Get ready to see a lot more Roy Choi in the future.
Apparently CNN has decided that it wants to be known as the place to watch culinary badasses strut their stuff. You know what? We're really okay with that.

Most recently, food truck kingpin Roy Choi tweeted a few things that are making people think he might be following in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown and bringing some food love with attitude to the cable news network.

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FDA Passes Stricter Gluten Free Labeling Standards

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Tom Woodward/Flickr
It just got a little harder to call your product gluten free.
You might be sick to death of people claiming to be gluten intolerant, but people with celiac disease were pretty sick (in a real way) of lax labeling for gluten free products on supermarket shelves. Well, that all changed last week when the FDA updated their standards for gluten free labeling on products, effectively making the bar higher in order to use the gluten free distinction.

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Summer Deals: A Three Course Dinner at Lon's at the Hermosa Inn

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Lon's at the Hermosa Inn
Fine dining on a budget at Lon's this summer.
As summer nights wear on, it might be time to take your dinner by the campfire. No, this isn't some kitschy wild west cookout. It's fine dining at Lon's at the Hermosa Inn and it's only $40 for three courses. With menu options like steak frites, house pulled mozzarella salad, and Lon's cowboy candy bar, you can put together a full meal without spending too much dough.

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New Alarm Clock Doubles as a Barista

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Josh Renouf Design
Suddenly waking up doesn't seem so irksome.
On average we'd say we probably hit the snooze about 50 times before actually getting up. But what if when we begrudgingly reach for the snooze button for a few more minutes of sleep we're met with a hot cup of freshly brewed pour over coffee instead? Well, designer Josh Renouf aims to make that dream a reality with his Bariseur alarm clock and coffee maker.

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Jamba Juice Gives Away Free Juice This Morning, Aug. 6

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Jamba Juice
Hey juice fiends-- here's a free one for you!
It might be the day to trade in your morning coffee routine for something a little more juicy because from 9 until 11 a.m. Jamba Juice will be giving away free 12 ounce samples of their brand new line of fresh-squeezed juices.

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Nigella Lawson Posts Slut's Spaghetti Recipe For Girls Star

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The Taste/ ABC
This cheeky British cookbook author made some slutty spaghetti.
Ultimate badass home cook and author extraordinaire Nigella Lawson might have taught us How To Be a Domestic Goddess long ago, but her Twitter account is making waves recently after Lawson posted a recipe that "lovingly" shows how to make spaghetti like a slut. However, the slutty spaghetti is only half the story here because it's who Lawson tagged in the tweet that makes the story perfect.

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10 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Scored a "D" from the County Health Department in July

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Jackie Mercandetti
Critics love this Indo-Pak curry joint, but the health inspector doesn't.
Twelve different restaurants, along with some grocery stores and even a gas station, didn't make the cut last month in terms of food safety and cleanliness and Maricopa County. It might surprise you to see certain restaurants on this list, especially ones that have received acclaim for restaurant goers, critics, and national TV shows alike.

Editor's Note: One establishment on this list was removed after the county health department changed its records. Stay tuned to Chow Bella for more details on how the county health department's grading system works.

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Summer Deals: Twin Peaks and Pie at Bragg's Factory Diner

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Netflix
What would Special Agent Dale Cooper do?
Diane, please take this one down. Zia Records has joined forces with Bragg's Factory Diner to bring free pie to Twin Peaks fans. All you have to do is get the new Twin Peaks box set at any of the Valley Zia Records locations and then you get a coupon for a free slice of Bragg's pie.

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$2.50 Pints at House of Brews in Gilbert Benefit Local Students

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Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr
Cheap beer and charity: an unbeatable combination.
You probably don't need much convincing to head over to House of Brews in Gilbert to try one of their nearly fifty different beers on tap, but today and today only there's actually a pretty good reason to get a pint or two. That's because the local bar and restaurant is serving up cheap pints during happy hour and some of the proceeds will go to benefit underprivileged students in the Valley.

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