Join the Cash Mob on Tuesday, August 19, to Help Shine Coffee Stay Open

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Heather Hoch
Help keep this little living room and the coffee bar next to it open!
The summer slow down is real and a very scary part of running a business in Phoenix every year. This year Shine Coffee needs your help. After making the move from food truck to their beautiful brick and mortar space off of Central and Vernon avenues, the cafe could use a little local love and you'll have your chance this Tuesday, August 19 during a cash mob planned by Shine's business buddies, Pizza People.


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Summer Deals: Steak and Salmon at Meritage Steakhouse in Phoenix

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Khairil Zhafri/Flickr
Pan-seared salmon with mashed potatoes, asparagus, a salad, and dessert? Deal!
If you can't afford to spend the time or money on a full-blown staycation at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, you can opt to spend a little of both at the resort's Meritage Steakhouse. That's because every day from 5 until 6 p.m. you can make a mad dash over to the steakhouse for a three-course prix fixe dinner for just $35 featuring fresh-picked produce from the restaurant's on-site organic garden.

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Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle Rides from Minnesota to San Diego for New Documentary

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Driven By Bacon
Not just tasty to look at, this motorcycle runs on bacon.
Better save up that bacon grease because one team of filmmakers and engineers, along with Hormel, are proving that it can really take you places. A custom-built bio-diesel motorcycle recently made the trek from Austin, Minnesota to San Diego, California, fueled by nothing but bacon thus proving that dreams really can come true.

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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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