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Now Any Old Muggle Can Buy Butterbeer Ice Cream

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A pint of butterbeer flavored ice cream Courtesy Yuengling’s Ice Cream

• At last, Harry Potter fans need not be 1) wizards or 2) have easy access to Universal Studios theme parks to indulge in some butterbeer ice cream. Pennsylvania-based Yuengling’s Ice Cream (which yes, is affiliated with the brewery) has announced the release of its Harry Potter-inspired flavor, featuring buttercream, butterscotch-flavored ice cream, and a butterscotch swirl. In author J.K. Rowling’s popular books, butterbeer is a slightly boozy beverage with a strong butterscotch flavor; despite the treat’s real-world provenance, Yuengling’s ice cream version is alcohol-free. It’s currently sold in grocery stores in pints, with plans to make it available in quarts in the near future.

• Puerto Rico chef Jose Enrique Montes — who’s received James Beard Award nominations in the Best Chef: South category for his eponymous San Juan restaurant three years in a row — now boasts two restaurants on the island. Montes has signed on to oversee restaurant operations at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Club in Rio Grande, a beachside resort about 27 miles east of San Juan. Beach Club by Jose Enrique is open now.

• Celebrity chef and The Chew co-host Michael Symon, meanwhile, will soon open a restaurant in Atlantic City, NJ’s Borgata casino and resort. The Italian-influenced Angeline joins other celebrity fine-dining concepts in the Borgata like Bobby Flay Steak and Wolfgang Puck American Grille; it’s slated to debut in May.

• After a series of wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, some cattle ranchers are facing staggering losses — as much as 80 percent of some families’ herds.

• Drake name-dropped New York City restaurant Carbone on his latest mixtape.

• Domino’s is leaning in hard on ‘80s nostalgia with its latest campaign, which features one of the kids from Netflix sensation Stranger Things re-enacting a famous scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:

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