Dishing Out Some Brisket Mac Wrap

Adella Miesner

CASSELBERRY, Fla. — If you melt over gooey cheese and you enjoy sliced, tender brisket, your knees are about to buckle.

Chef Alexander Diaz owns Alex’s Fresh Kitchen and he is praising his Brisket Mac Wrap that, when sliced hot, reveals a cross-section worthy of video in slow motion that you’ll want to post — likely with theme music.

So let’s cook! (Oh, and the “Cake Lady” working alongside Alex just happens to be his beloved mom.) 

Brisket Mac Wrap — Alex’s Fresh Kitchen


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 (any brand) beer, can
  • Brisket rub (Alex’s secret recipe, but feel free to make your own or use a pre-made mixture)
  • 10 to 12 pounds of whole beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1. Remove the brisket from the refrigerator. Trimming a cold brisket is easier than trimming a room-temperature brisket. Flip the brisket over so that the pointed

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Lucky Bird Los Angeles Partners With Epic Kitchens to Open First Ghost Kitchen in Chicago on October 1st

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CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lucky Bird, best known for its juicy Fried Chicken Buckets and sandwiches, has partnered with Epic Kitchens to open the brand’s first ghost kitchen in Chicago on September 21. The popular chef-driven restaurant located in Los Angeles’s historic Grand Central Station will offer a diverse menu of signature fried chicken dishes, delicious sides, and beverages for locals to order through and via third-party delivery partners including DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Caviar, and Postmates. 

Originally founded in Downtown Los Angeles in August 2018 by Chef Chris Dane, the philosophy of Lucky Bird is good fried chicken can solve anything. Making everything from scratch, from buttermilk biscuits to homemade hot sauce, Lucky Bird does their very best to source ingredients locally to ensure the freshest and highest quality product, but most of all they believe there are not many things a bucket

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen to close 26 restaurants and axe 362 jobs

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen to close 26 restaurants and axe 362 jobs



Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is to close 26 restaurants and axe 362 roles despite being saved from administration.

The chain has been bought in a rescue deal by Boparan Restaurant Group, which also snapped Carluccio’s out of insolvency earlier in the pandemic.

GBK said it had started to see improvements in trading last year after a major restructuring process in 2018, which saw it shut a raft of sites.

However, the company, which had been owned by South African group Famous Brands, said it slid into administration after the virus impacted upon its liquidity and potential to be sold as a solvent business.

The group has now been sold in a pre-pack administration deal after working with insolvency specialists at Deloitte.

It said the move will save 35 sites and 669 jobs from its

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3 Ways to Use Up Leftover Holiday Ham

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While most people mark Thanksgiving with a roast turkey, some opt for ham instead. It’s the perfect size for smaller families, and often takes less time and labour to prepare. One of the best things about serving ham is having leftovers. If you don’t have leftover ham on hand, it’s definitely worth buying a fresh ham for these delicious recipes.

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Our Ham and Apple Risotto is a delicious side dish for fall. Creamy, slow-cooked rice serves as the backdrop for the pairing of savoury diced ham and Parmesan with the sweet-tart flavour of apple. This recipe goes well with chicken or turkey, and roasted vegetables.

Frozen hash brown potatoes make our Cajun Ham Hash a breeze to make. Chili powder can serve as a stand-in if Cajun seasoning is unavailable. Serve with eggs — any style — for an easy weekend brunch, or a satisfying

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Bombay high court dismisses plea of Mumbai’s sweet shop owners seeking relaxation of expiry date rule

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The Bombay high court (HC) has asked a sweet sellers’ association to deposit Rs1 lakh for challenging the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) decision, asking the traders’ body to put a ‘best before’ date on loose sweets being sold by them from October 1. The court held that the association was trying to undo the precautionary measure initiated by the food department in public interest and dismissed the petition.

A division bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Girish Kulkarni was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Shri Mumbai Mishtanna Vayasai Sahakari Mandal, which has around 250 members. The bench was informed by advocate Uday Warunjikar — who represented the sweet sellers’ association — that the FSSAI had issued an order on February 24, mandating sweetmeat shops selling non-packaged or loose sweets to display the date of manufacturing and

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Rescue deal agreed for Gourmet Burger Kitchen restaurant chain

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Hundreds of jobs have been saved after a rescue deal for Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) was agreed, but a number of restaurants not part of the sale will close.

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The burger chain has been saved as a going concern in a rescue deal funded by the Boparan Restaurant Group which owns casual dining brands such as Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner.

The acquisition includes a portfolio of 35 restaurants and safeguards 669 jobs. However, there will be 27 branches that will close and 362 redundancies.

GBK had been operating on a reduced basis following the Covid-19 lockdown. The hospitality industry had to shut sites in March and was only able to start reopening from July, with social distancing measures in place.

Disruption from the pandemic impacted the business’ liquidity, driving the need to find a funding or sale solution, according to Deloitte, which advised on

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Harris wrongly says ‘only one’ Black-owned Michigan restaurant got a PPP loan ::

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While campaigning in Flint, Mich., and Detroit, Sen. Kamala Harris emphasized the importance of ensuring a high turnout among Black voters to help elect Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

During a Sept. 22 interview with the TV station WDIV, Harris, Biden’s running mate, discussed the racial disparities revealed by the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing economic recession, which has hit Black-owned businesses particularly hard.

“I looked at the numbers in terms of the restaurants that received the benefit of the PPP in Michigan, and only one Black restaurant received it of the hundreds of others that received it,” Harris claimed.

“You cannot deny fact, and where there are disparities, they need to be addressed,” she said.

Researchers say Black-owned businesses have been hit hard during the current recession and have confronted barriers to accessing aid under the Paycheck Protection Program, a federal coronavirus relief program

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To-go cocktails and antigen tests

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It is Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, and these are five things to know about the coronavirus today.

Bars and restaurants can sell cocktails to-go after the pandemic

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill to allow bars and restaurants to sell drinks with carryout orders permanently, even after the pandemic has ended. Carryout alcoholic drinks were approved in early April by executive order to help bars and restaurants stay in business during the coronavirus shutdown.

Cocktails-to-go will carry on post-pandemic

DeWine again pleads with Ohioans to wear masks

In Tuesday’s coronavirus news briefing, Gov. Mike DeWine said that he knew that Ohioans are tired of him imploring them to wear masks, keep their distance and avoid crowds, but that wouldn’t stop him from asking again. DeWine predicted that if 85% of Ohioans wear masks in the coming winter months, the state will avoid big outbreaks that would cause school

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Uber and Lyft Lobby California Appeals Court to Keep Drivers as Contractors

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SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — Arguing before a state appeals court Tuesday, Uber and Lyft lawyers predicted fewer rides for consumers, lower earnings for drivers and a spike in drunk-driving accidents if they are forced to classify California drivers as employees instead of contractors.

“I don’t want the court to think that if the injunction is affirmed, that these people will continue to have these earning opportunities because they won’t,” Lyft attorney Rohit Singla said.

Uber and Lyft want California’s First Appellate District to overturn a lower court’s Aug. 10 preliminary injunction requiring them to start classifying drivers as employees. The injunction was stayed pending appeal on Aug. 20.

Joined by the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued Uber and Lyft in May, accusing them of violating Assembly Bill 5 by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors and denying

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Baileys’ Restaurants to debut new ghost kitchen concept this Thursday

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‘Tis the season for ghosts…and ghost kitchens.

In simple terms, a ghost kitchen is a restaurant without seats, a narrow-focus pivot created to cater to the burgeoning food pickup and delivery business. Ghost kitchens tend to focus on a single, popular item. Recently, KC-style ribs, sandwiches, and other chicken wing riffs have launched out of kitchens in St. Louis, and a smashburger ghost kitchen is on the horizon.

Last month, Dave and Kara Bailey, owners of Baileys’ Restaurants, introduced Wing Ding Dong, a chicken-wing based ghost kitchen concept operating out of Baileys’ Range.

This Thursday, they plan to roll out a new concept: Playing Ketchup, which will feature all-beef “ripper” hot dogs and brats—specifically the Grant’s Farm brat from G&W Meat, prepared in Zwickel, onion, and seasoning. 

The name was a snap for the Baileys. “Double entendres are the name of the game in ghost kitchens, apparently,” says Dave, adding

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