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Blue Bell Launches Delivery; Mario Batali Brews Beer from Food Waste

Plus, Colonel Sanders joins the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

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— Devoted fans of Blue Bell ice cream who don't live within the company's distribution area can now get it delivered. Blue Bell — which just made a comeback following a major listeria outbreak — will now ship direct to your front door via UPS, but it'll cost you: $129 for four half-gallons, to be exact.

— Here's a video of orange Croc wearer Mario Batali and Dogfish Head brewer Sam Calagione making prison-style beer out of leftover tomatoes and citrus rinds. It's the first episode of First We Feast's new web series, called That's Odd, Let's Drink It.

— For the first time ever, Colonel Sanders will appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. The float will include "an 18-foot long replica of his famous white limo that allowed him to visit his numerous restaurants across the country," among other things. A KFC rep couldn't yet confirm whether or not Saturday Night Live alum Norm MacDonald would be playing the Colonel on the float.

KFC Float

— Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain just cost Taco Bell a bunch of money: The chain promised to give out free A.M. Crunchwraps if a base was stolen in last night's Game 1 of the World Series. The gratis Crunchwraps can be collected on November 5 between 7 and 11 a.m.

— Carbs on carbs on carbs: Two brothers in London launched a beer bakery pop-up yesterday in the city's East End. They're utilizing Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois to whip up "beer-flavoured bread with hop glazes and malted wheat crusts."

— That venti latte you had for breakfast practically qualifies as health food: As a nursing professor from the University of Alabama in Huntsville explains the numerous benefits of coffee consumption, including prevention of heart failure and diabetes.

— And now, the perfect stocking stuffer for the baseball-loving wine aficionado who has everything: $300 Cal Ripken wine. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ripken breaking Lou Gehrig’s record for the most consecutive games played — 2,131 — Axios Wines is making a limited-edition Cab called "2131" with Ripken on the label. Only 2,131 bottles will be sold; each comes in a wood and glass case and will run you 300 bucks.

— Here's Fäviken chef (and Mind of a Chef star) Magnus Nilsson on Bloomberg. Nilsson reveals that while he didn't get paid to appear on the Netflix series, the media coverage helps him fill seats at Faviken, which is located in northern Sweden and has been billed as the world's most isolated restaurant.

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