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The most-searched foods of 2019, according to Google

When you have a question that simply must be answered, it’s Google to the rescue. Each year, the world’s most popular search engine analyzes our collective trillions of search queries, and delivers its Year in Search report, featuring the year’s most-searched topics in news, sports, entertainment, and of course food and beverage. The most-searched data for 2019 reflects those searches that had a high spike in traffic compared to the same topic in 2018—so we know it’s truly a 2019 trend. The search engine then filters out spam and repeat queries. So, what did we have an interest in searching for in 2019? Drink recipes Classic drinks saw an increased interest this year. Sex on the beach, hot tottie (even though it’s really spelled “toddy”), buttery nipple (butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream), sidecar (cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice), hot buttered rum (dark rum, butter, brown sugar, spices, hot water),…

Grocery stores open on Christmas Day 2019

In a perfect world, you’ve had plenty of time to plan your holiday menu, you’ve been able to shop for all the ingredients, and you know exactly how many people are coming to dinner. Then there’s real life. If your platter of Christmas cookies go crashing to the floor, you realize the morning-of you forget to pick up your holiday ham, or you didn’t account on your cousin bringing his new girlfriend… and his roommate, don’t stress. Pull off a little Christmas miracle and head to one of these convenience or grocery stores on Christmas Day. These stores will have open hours on December 25, 2019 to help you turn your holiday mishaps back into magic. Most grocery stores are closed entirely for Christmas Day, so we’ve included convenience stores on this list, as well, to give you more options. Whether it’s wine, eggnog, candy, or canned corn, you just…

50+ restaurants offering holiday gift card specials and bonuses 2019

Whether it’s for your hard-to-buy-for father or your cousin obsessed with California Pizza Kitchen, most of us have a reason to buy a few gift cards this holiday season. But why walk away with just one gift card when you can also score a bonus for yourself? Here are a list of restaurant chains offering bonuses, deals, and specials so that when you buy a gift for them, you get a gift for you, too. Applebee’s Purchase $50 in gift cards and day now through December 31, 2019, and receive a $10 bonus card to use before March 1, 2020. Bahama Breeze Buy $50 worth of gift cards and get $20 in bonus cards free. Bonus cards valid January 2 through March 31, 2020, excluding February 14, 2020. Benihana Get a $10 bonus card with a $50 gift card purchased in the month of December. Bonus card can be used…

Where to get a KitchenAid stand mixer on sale during Black Friday 2019

If there is one kitchen appliance we all covet, it’s those shiny, beautiful KitchenAid stand mixers. Yes, KitchenAid proves an appliance can be beautiful. Those cheerful colors make baking so much more enjoyable, while also making any kitchen look a thousand times more glamorous. Of course, they’re also not cheap. But don’t fret! They’re always on sale during Black Friday, so whether you’re shopping online or in-store, you can easily snag a pretty good deal. Some stores are already discounting their KitchenAid stand mixers, so you don’t have to wait until after Turkey Day if you wanted one this month to help cook your holiday feast. But more deals are to come. Here is everywhere we’ve seen KitchenAid Black Friday deals announced so far: JCPenney The nationwide department store shows announced discounts on the KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer via its Black Friday ad. Discounted colors include black, white,…

Where to find PBR’s 99 can case of beer

This holiday season you can adorn your home with 99 bottles, er… cans, of beer on your wall. Yes, Pabst Blue Ribbon released a monstrous 99 can pack of PBR beer. As you would expect, the pack contains 99 cans of beer and is aptly named the 99 Pabst. The case looks to be about six-or seven-feet long, and it appears you might need a friend to help carry it. Each case contains three types of PBR: Original, Easy (with is a light lager), and Extra (with contains more ABV than the original). The pack was first released in 2017 and sold for $59.99, but was sadly only available in Quebec, Canada. Some recent reports are saying that it now costs about $175… which despite being a huge jump, still wouldn’t be a terrible price for almost 100 beers. But let’s hope the $59.99 is the real going rate this time around, too.…

24 restaurants open on Christmas Day 2019

After a whole holiday season of cooking and hosting, you just might be too tired to cook and host by the time Christmas Day arrives. From intimate feasts to more elaborate buffets, there’s surely somewhere on this list that can match whatever type of celebration you like. It’s still early, so many restaurants haven’t announced their official 2019 Christmas or holiday menus yet, so check back as we update with more restaurants and more details. And remember to call and confirm your local restaurant’s holiday hours before heading out. Often time, hours can vary by franchise location. Restaurants open on Christmas 2019: Benihana Throw tradition out the window, and head to Benihana where you can catch shrimp in your mouth and watch your meal cooked right in front of you. Select locations will be open on Christmas Day, so be sure to call ahead. Boston Market Who better to bake and…

Starbucks releases 2019 holiday cups

And the holiday season has officially begun. Starbucks announced the much-anticipated return of its annual holiday cups, just days after Dunkin’ came out with its new decked-out designs. The new designs feature a modern block letters, polka dots and pops of holiday colors. Coffee lovers across the U.S. and Canada can kick off the holiday season beginning Nov. 7 with the four brand-new designs: Polka Dots, which is basically a traditional red cup dotted with green circles; Merry Dance, has red and green letters spelling out ‘MERRY COFFEE’ overlaying a white cup; Merry Stripes uses a dark green cup and features small white lettering spelling out ‘MERRY COFFEE’, and Candy Cane Stripe is adorned with red and white stripes and large, green letters spelling out ‘STARBUCKS.’ According to the official press release, they’re meant to “evoke mini moments of joy for our customers and partners — it’s fun, festive, and…

Dunkin’ unveils holiday menu for 2019, including return of Peppermint Mocha

Pumpkins still adorn our porches, but already we’re thinking about the winter holidays and the next crop of seasonally-flavored drinks we’ll soon sip. Starbucks hasn’t announced cold-weather menu yet, but at Dunkin’ the holidays have officially arrived. On Friday, Dunkin’ announced its new seasonal lineup, which includes a return of the beloved Peppermint Mocha, beginning on Nov. 5 if you order though Dunkin’s On-the-Go Mobile Ordering app only. If you’re not a super fan touting Dunkin’s mobile app, then you’ll have to wait for the Peppermint Mocha and the rest of Dunkin’s holiday drinks for one more day. Beginning Nov. 6, customers can try two new flavors (for a limited time) as well: Gingerbread S’mores and Winter White Chocolate. Both flavors can be made into nearly any drink you would like including hot, cold, or frozen coffee, espresso drinks (like cappuccino or macchiato), and frozen chocolate. Make your own Winter…

24 grocery stores open on Thanksgiving 2019

It’s Thanksgiving Day and you’ve been planning for weeks. You triple checked your grocery list and have everything in the kitchen under control. And then… oh no! You burnt the rolls! Or you forgot the cranberry sauce, or you dropped the gravy — whatever the mishap, your family will never let you live it down. Off to the grocery store you go. But which grocery stores are even open on Thanksgiving this year? Be thankful this Thanksgiving that lots of grocery stores have your back for when things in the kitchen go a little unplanned. Here are 20 grocery stores that will save you: Food Lion Most Food Lion locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day, though some may close earlier than usual — at either 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. Call your nearby store ahead of time to be sure. Whole Foods Market Run out of wine early? Whole…

2019 Veterans Day free meals and discount offers

Restaurants love to honor veterans and active service members with free meals and other deals on Veterans Day each year. Here is your guide to where you can score free food on Monday, November 11, 2019. Not seeing your favorite restaurant on this list? Not all restaurants that have participated in the past have released their 2019 information yet, but we’ll add more as they are announced. So check back often. Also, remember that before you can get your food freebie, most restaurants require you show valid military identification or proof of service. Applebee’s Military members or veterans eat for free when they choose from one of these 8 entrées. Find your nearest location here. Must have proof of service or military ID. California Pizza Kitchen Veterans and military members can stop by participating California Pizza Kitchen restaurants on Monday, Nov. 11, and choose a pizza, salad, or pasta from…