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Watch Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Fake Tarantino-Inspired Movie Trailer

Plus, Burger King trolls Wendy's and more food news

A Bourdain and Ripert production Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for WASTED! Documentary

• Today in chef bros being chef bros: Watch “32 Yolks To Slaughter,” the fake, Tarantino-esque movie trailer from Parts Unknown’s Anthony Bourdain, starring chef Eric Ripert:

@ericripert, action hero! In his upcoming epic: 32 YOLKS TO SLAUGHTER !!

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• Since he stepped down as CEO of Starbucks earlier this year, Howard Schultz can’t stop/won’t stop talking about politics. Late last month the New York Times added him to a list of potential presidential candidates titled “Who Can Beat Trump in 2020?” But Schultz denies having political aspirations, and reiterated that to Reuters over the weekend: “I have no plans to run for office. I am very consistent on that,” he said, while promoting his company’s original video series. According to its website, “‘Upstanders’... aims to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship, and civility.” It sounds.... almost presidential.

• Burger King is trying really hard to troll Wendy’s this week. Just months after Wendy’s caused an internet uproar when it discontinued its spicy chicken nuggets, BK is launching its own version. “Our competitors have launched similar products in the past,” Alex Macedo, Burger King president, North America, said in a release, “and we want to offer that same great value.” Burger King is even giving 10-piece orders of spicy nuggets away this Friday at select locations in LA, Miami, and New York.

Atlanta’s own Grammy Award-winning T.I. is leading a boycott of Houston’s (owned by Hillstone Group) over allegations that the restaurant discriminates against African-American diners. Rick Ross and actress Ernestine Johnson have also joined the calls for a boycott, and a demonstration was held outside the restaurant over the weekend.

• John Travolta eats when John Travolta wants to eat: This Manhattan restaurant reopened its kitchen because John Travolta was hungry at midnight.

• When a diner asked for his pad Thai to be extra spicy, the server told the kitchen to “Make him regret being born.” But the dish ultimately wasn’t spicy enough: “I often push myself to the limit,” Logan Doan of Jacksonville, Florida, said, “and this dish wasn’t as spicy as some of the stuff I’m typically used to.”

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