Deep Ellum Brewing Is Sticking with its Controversial Dallas Blonde Slogan After All

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Last year, Deep Ellum Brewing Company found itself being hit with some pretty steep charges. After posting a photo on Facebook of a new delivery van that advertised the brewery's Dallas Blonde Ale, some writers and activists, myself included, accused the brewery of sexism, and even of promoting rape culture, with the slogan they used to sell the beer: "Goes Down Easy."

Brewery owner John Reardon soon issued an apology of sorts, promising to remove the slogan from the van. He maintained that the company would be keeping "Goes Down Easy" on individual cans of Dallas Blonde:

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Five DFW Restaurants That Serve Great Game, in Honor of the Quest to Legalize Roadkill

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Sean Drellinger
Needs salt.
Tink Nathan, founder of Tink's Deer Scent Company and host of Tink's Legendary Hunting Moments, hopes to represent the fine people of House District 53, comprised mostly of rural West Texas counties. And he's made one of his top campaign priorities reversing a 2007 law that banned the picking up and eating of roadkill.

According to Nathan's campaign website, his "BIGGEST THING" (emphasis his) is to:

"revamp the Texas wildlife code to allow people to use road kill deer for human use. now its illegal to pick up a road kill deer"

Nathan contends that the Texas Department of Transportation removed over 1,400 deer from roads in just one county, and that the meat from those freshly murdered-by-Mitsubishi kills could be utilized for people to enjoy at dinnertime.

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McDonald's Canada Wants Us to be Less Grossed Out by McNuggets, Is Grossing Us Out

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Our Northern neighbors don't shy away from the tough questions. That seems to be the takeaway from the latest McDonald's Canada marketing campaign.

In a series of videos called "Our Chicken. Your Questions," the company answers questions like, "What are legitimately in mcnuggets is there pink goop?" and "Do you put the whole chicken in and mix it to make chicken McNuggets? That's what they say in school."

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The Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials Starring Food: 2014 Edition

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Would you believe that if you had a dollar for every Dorito consumed on Super Bowl Sunday you'd have enough money to buy a spot during halftime? Sure you'd believe it. But I just made that shit up. Folks eat up statistics about Super Bowl ad spend, but do they eat up the foods advertised during the game? Beats me. That's not really the point. The point is ... America, apparently. So much America. And hashtags. Hashtags are the real winners this year, folks.

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Texas to America: Food Bans Are for Weirdos

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Haggis. If you want it in Texas, you've got to get your own sheep lung.
There are some foods that aren't legally available in Texas due to federal import bans. Haggis from Scotland, for example, is banned because of restriction on importing sheep's lung. The Kinder Surprise, the Italian-produced chocolate egg filled with toys, has been banned because of the choking hazard that comes from filling a candy with small plastic objects.

A lot of states have their own food bans, though. California has been dealing with a ban on the sale of foie gras since 2012, largely because force-feeding ducks and geese to produce extra-fatty liver is considered inhumane.


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Ron Burgundy Has His Own Ice Cream

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Ben & Jerry's
Ben and Jerry's has released another celebrity-inspired ice cream, and it's kind of a big deal.

While shooting "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Ron Burgundy found time to also churn some ice cream. The new flavor "ScothyScotchScotch" is reference to a quote in the first movie, but not the exact kind of Scotch Will Ferrell's character was drinking down into his belly.

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After a Trip to Burning Man, a Dallas Pizza Shop Ditches Unnatural Sodas and GMOs

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Flickr - eponamusic at Burning Man
Recently we reported that after 50 years in business in Dallas, Pizza by Marco had to change its name to My Family's Pizza due to a trademark infringement. Frank Nuccio, son of the original owner, explained that his father never trademarked the name and instead of spending a lot of money on a lawsuit, he decided just to get new signage.

See Also: Chipotle Puts Down Burritos to Make a Film About Displaced Scarecrows, and It's Sad

Frank's changes won't stop there, however. The younger Nuccio has had an aberration of sorts recently about the path our industrial food system has taken. Like many others, he's questioning what's in our food and how it affects our health, specifically GMOs, sweeteners and chemicals in our water.

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You Should Really Quit and Take This Live-In Farmer Job at Eden's Organic Garden Center

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Eden's Organic lush harvest (or perhaps your new boss)
Been looking for greener pastures lately? Ready to trade in your 2' x 3' cubicle and asphalt parking spot for the soft curved line of dirt under your nails? Well, we might have an interesting opportunity for you. Actually, Marie Tedei, the founder and owner of Eden's Organic Garden Center in Balch Springs, has an offer for you.

Eden's is a 14-acre all organic farm about 15 miles east of downtown Dallas. For more than a decade, Tedei has cultivated the land into a farm that supports an on-site market and CSA. (This "Eden's" is not associated with The Garden of Eden in Arlington, which we recently reported on. Completely different farms. )

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11 Things Crazy Pig's Shimond Bradley Has Learned from Food Trucking in Texas

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The Crazy Pig
Surely Shimond Bradley, chef and operator of The Crazy Pig food truck, didn't invest his time and money into Johnson and Wales University for a culinary degree to work in 120-plus degree heat in a virtual hot box for slim wages and a never-ending workload.

Or maybe he did.

Bradley has been burning up the pavement between Dallas and Fort Worth, pushing out paper boats of culinary items like house-made porchetta, pan-fried rabbit and confit potato wedges with crème fraiche. We caught up with him recently and racked up his top 11 lessons from operating a food truck in the summer in Texas:

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Burger King Offers Delivery In Houston. Not in Dallas. Screw You, King of Burgers.

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If you're gonna do drug or booze stuff this weekend, do it in Houston, where Burger King is now offering burger delivery. Houstonites can order a Delivery Deal that's 10 cheeseburgers and 20 chicken nuggets. Delivery hours are 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day.

And that's great. For Houston. But, what about Dallas? What in the burger hell, Burger King? Dallas isn't cool enough for you? Fine. Turns out, we hate your stupid burgers anyhow. You are no King of Burgers. We can do better. And we will.

We now call upon you, Off-Site Kitchen. Hear our cries, Maple & Motor. Angry Dog, please to drive your foods to our drunk-at-home face holes. Or, hey SMU Business Major Student Person, start a burger delivery business. College kids in Boulder, Colorado, started a successful maid service for The Hungover a while back, so you have the power to corner a pothead burger market. Get on it.

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