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Here Is a Bunch of April Fool's Day Food Pranks

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April 1 was on a Sunday this year, but that didn't stop the hilarious pranksters of the internet from trying to make you believe whatever ridiculous garbage they came up with this year. Below, an April Fool's Day roundup. Apologies if you fell for any of them.

Recipe Website Food52 Becomes a Nightclub, Food54
The website now features articles on how to make disco fries and "Dinner Tonight: Two Dexedrine and a Screwdriver."

The Meat Hook Moves to Queens
The Brooklyn butcher shop announced they'd be moving from their original home in Williamsburg to Queens, where they "found a great spot with plenty of parking, convenient to Long Island."

Boston Food Writer MC Slim JB to Replace Corby Kummer at Boston Magazine
The current Boston Phoenix and Stuff critic announced on Twitter that his first Boston Magazine review would be of a vegan version of seafood restaurant Anthony's Pier 4.

Mitt Romney Introduced to an Empty Restaurant
The former Massachussetts governor waited for his staff to introduce him at a Wauwautosa, Wisconsin restaurant he believed was full of supporters, only to walk out to an empty room. (Oh, and there's video.)

Franklin Barbecue Goes Vegan
Austin, Texas' most hyped barbecue restaurant announced it would being smoking vegan brisket as part of the Meatless Monday movement. According to the Texas Monthly Daily Post, "Half the people in that line are actually vegan hipsters who can’t order any meat...They just wanted to say they stood in the Franklin line. Now they can have more than coleslaw and Big Red."

Non-Slip Bananas Introduced
Sick of slipping on banana peels? British grocery store Sainsbury's has a banana that might interest you.

Pete Wells Out At NYT; Marilyn Hagerty In
The Daily Meal's Colman Andrews announced New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells was to be replaced by North Dakota internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty in order "to bring a fresh voice and a critical eye refined by many decades of eating and writing about real food in the heartland." (The original link is down, the above link is a Bing cache.)

Keurig K-cup™ 5-Star Meals
Every year nerdy product site Think Geek comes up with fun fake products. So here's the Keurig K-cup™ 5-Star Meals that brews "delicious meals in your Keurig machine," including dishes like hot wings, corn dogs, and donuts. The results are significantly goopier than the normal dishes.

CREEPS: Like Peeps, But Explosive
Currently in testing, CREEPS are an officially licensed Minecraft collectible edible. Also, they do not contain sulfur. Anymore.

Whole Foods Introduces Local Urban Salts, Smellness Clubs, More
Whole Foods announced several new programs, including a local urban salts program (gently used road salt, rust salt), Smellness Clubs for smelling food with none of the calories, Express Yourself checkout lanes, and more.

Defrankenfurtication: The Hot Dog Deconstructed
Bay Area Bites took a look at Defrankenfurtication, the trend of deconstructing hot dogs. Grossness ensued.

Rene Redzepi Hangs Up His Chefs' Whites
Danish chef Rene Redzepi announced via Twitter that he would no longer man the stoves at his world-famous Copenhagen restaurant, Noma.

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