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Random Food Report: Busting The Rancics

1. Drunk Driver Led Cops On Chase To Buy Time To Finish His Big Mac.

Drunk driving isn't something to joke about, but come on!

You go, Randall Miller.

2. KFC Preps New Quality-Assurance Ad Campaign In China.


"[KFC parent] Yum [Brands], which gets about three-quarters of its revenue from outside the U.S., is facing more competition from expanding restaurant chains, such as Dicos and Hua Lai Shi in China. It's also facing a backlash from consumers there after an outbreak of avian flu scared diners away from poultry and a former chicken supplier was investigated for selling food with too much antibiotics."


By the way:


Hua Lai Shi.

3. We'd Rather Eat At Dicos.

"Brooks Brothers, the 'Makers and Merchants' of fine American suits and ties since 1818, is turning its talents on another Yankee Doodle favorite - steak.

"The legendary apparel emporium plans to launch a huge steakhouse, branded "Makers and Merchants," at 11 E. 44th St., around the corner from its flagship store at 346 Madison Ave., sources told The Post."


By the way, Ralph Lauren began his career as a salesman at the Brooks Brothers Madison Avenue store and already has his own restaurant.


Saks Fifth Avenue is also opening a restaurant.

4. Eating Filipino.

"The 'Chicago Food Trip' caravan of the Philippine Consulate General rolled into a place serving famous Filipino breakfast and to another restaurant that offers the bounty from the land and the sea," ABN-CBN News reports.

"The consulate's food tasting team dropped by Uncle Mike's Place to check out the menu especially for homesick Filipinos.

"Owned by Chef Mike Grajewski and his Filipina wife Lucia, the place boasts of all-time favorite Pinoy almusal such as the longganisa, tocino, and bangus - all served with two eggs (any style), garlic fried rice, and a bowl of fresh lugao."

Say what?

"The 'Chicago Food Trip' involves visits to several restaurants which include Filipino and Filipino-inspired dishes on their menu.

"The aim of the event is to create more awareness about Philippine culture, as well as support the efforts of second-generation Filipino chefs in Chicago."


Here's more from the consulate's Facebook page.

5. Rancid Rancics.

"Bill and Giuliana Rancic, stars of Giuliana and Bill on the Style Network, are opening a location of their restaurant RPM Italian in D.C.," the Washington City Paper reports.

"Giuliana Rancic, a Bethesda native, announced the news on The Tommy Show this morning. She says it's slated to open in 2015.

"The restaurant also has a location in Chicago, 'which is like the hottest restaurant right now in Chicago, two-month waiting list,' Rancic told radio hosts Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis."

Um, really?

"UPDATE: In case you are wondering if RPM Italian really is that hot in Chicago right now, [we] called over to the restaurant about its 'two-month waiting list.' Turns out there are several openings tonight."


6. Is Fish Sauce The New Kale?

7. Prairie Dawgs.

"Chicago Dawg House - a Cubs-themed hot dog joint with Chicago-style grub - is open in Midtown Crossing," the Omaha World-Herald reports.

"The restaurant serves hot dogs, buns and sandwiches using ingredients brought to Omaha from Chicago and has Chicago condiments, too, including pickles, relish and peppers.

"The new Midtown location is larger than the former location, with triple the amount of seating, including a dugout-style area and stadium seats that are from Wrigley Field in Chicago and Rosenblatt Stadium. The decor will feature a Chicago Cubs theme.

"'When the Cubs win, the 'W' flag goes up,' [co-owner] Kelly Keegan said in a press release."

8. No Guns Allowed.

Restaurants in Illinois that don't want concealed weapons on their premises can now use this official sign.

9. Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria | Tucson.


10. Chicago Pizza | Osaka.


Comments welcome.


Posted on October 17, 2013

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