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D.C. Restaurant Where Ted Cruz Fled From Protesters Hires Security Guards

Plus, Cheesecake Factory adds the Impossible Burger to its menu, and more food news to start the week

The bar at Fiola in Washington DC
The bar at Fiola.
  • Fiola, the restaurant in Washington, D.C., where Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife were heckled and forced to leave last week, has announced the hiring of security guards. “[W]e want to make it crystal clear that would never participate in or would condone a protest of anyone of any political stripe inside one of our restaurants.”
  • The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts section has a guide to what your snack choice says about you. One example: “A single hard-boiled egg: Are you some sort of psychopath? Who eats one egg? Everyone knows eggs are eaten in twos.”
  • The New York Times profiles Rabbi Gavriel Price, who is in charge of determining whether lab-grown bacon is Kosher. Price has not yet made his determination.
  • Elsewhere in the Times, columnist and former restaurant critic Frank Bruni tackles Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s love of beer, which Kavanaugh professed many times during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week as he denied allegations of sexual assault.
  • Fast Company offers an oral history of Zagat, the old-school restaurant guidebook that is making a comeback under the umbrella of decidedly new-school digital media outlet the Infatuation.
  • Add Cheesecake Factory to the list of national restaurant chains that is serving Impossible Burger’s “bleeding” veggie burger. Drake’s favorite chain has also added breakfast tacos to its expansive menu, reports Chew Boom.
  • In Pennsylvania, one local restaurant its sourcing its produce from a 10-year-old farmer, reports ABC 27 in Harrisburg. The young entrepreneur is saving her profits for college.
  • These are the cheapest Michelin-starred meals around the world, according to Business Insider. Dining on chicken and rice at Liao Fan Hong Kong, a street-food stall in Singapore, will set patrons back just 3 Singapore dollars — about $2.20 USD.
  • Taco Bell has introduced a new product in its line of hot sauce-flavored tortilla chips. Diablo tortilla chips, which taste like T-Bell’s spicy diablo sauce, obviously, are now available in 3.5 ounce bags at select 7-Eleven stores through October 31, according to a press release, and the chips will see wider distribution at grocery and convenience stores through November.
  • And, finally, Kentucky Fried Chicken’s United Kingdom branch is trying to keep up with the kids these days, so it has launched a gaming division. This may have something to do with Fortnite, according to Brinkwire.

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