Umami Burger has teamed up with Ronda Rousey to create what’s been deemed “The Baddest Burger on the Planet,” available for Uber Eats delivery beginning today(!), through May 31. Created by Rousey with help from Umami Burger’s Chief Culinary Officer Executive Chef Martin Heierling, the crave-worthy creation ($9.99) features a wagyu patty, smashed avocado, slab bacon lardons, grilled onions, BBQ sauce, beefsteak tomato, lettuce, dill pickles and Ooh-Mami sauce on a toasted bun.
The collaboration is part of the Burger Showdown, the largest virtual burger competition ever, brought to you by Off The Menu and Uber Eats. More than 50 celebrities teamed up with local restaurants in 10 cities across the country to create their ultimate custom burger, available for fans and burger aficionados alike to enjoy exclusively on Uber Eats from May 28-31. The burger with the most orders and votes on https://www.theburgershowdown.com/ win, and the showdown will support Frontline Foods.
Celebrity Burger Showdown
Bold-faced names have been working virtually alongside chefs from top local restaurants on their recipes and inspiration to create the ultimate burger in hopes of winning the Burger Showdown. Other participants include Matthew McConaughey (Loro in Austin), Shay Mitchell (Flip Sigi in NYC), Dwyane Wade (800 Degrees in Miami and LA), Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone (The Region in Chicago), Paris Hilton (Atrium in LA), Jason Sudeikis (Emily in NYC), Kaley Cuoco (Nick’s on Beverly in LA), Max Greenfield (Lightlife Burger at Busy Burger in Chicago), Jaleel White (NFA Burger in Atlanta), Jason Priestley (RUDY in Toronto), and many more.
Each pairing will have their own cooking video live on theburgershowdown.com where viewers can vote on their favorite burger and order on-demand from Uber Eats in their respective city. The burger with the most likes and orders will be deemed the winner, and as the Burger Showdown supports Frontline Foods, a grassroots organization that supports local restaurants while feeding frontline heroes and impacted communities, a donation will be made. Eaters can also donate directly to Frontline Foods through the website.
Along with the rising temperatures comes an increased urge for some good old-fashioned backyard barbecue vibes. But what if you’re someone who’s holding off on the alcohol? Then, we’re excited to introduce you to California-based alcohol-alternative, Cann. Cann’s low-dose THC social tonic innovates the future of non-alcoholic social drinking. Designed to give you a similar buzz without any hangover the next morning, each Cann is formulated with 2 mg of TH C and 4mg of CBD and includes only four other ingredients – sparkling water, citrus juice, all-natural herbal flavor, and a touch of agave.
Since Cann provides a micro-dose of cannabis, it is designed for you to easily consume more than one without hitting that ‘too high’ feeling you may get with smoking pure flower or consuming an edible. No more uncomfortable experiences, electrolyte depletions, poor sleep, or headaches — just a controlled buzz.
Founders, Luke Anderson and Jake Bullock, have ensured that each Cann is health-consciously produced, while also keeping a little fun in the mix. Cann’s flavors and ingredients are listed below, for your educational pleasure, but there’s only one real way to know how you’ll like it. Visit Cann for more:
Lemon Lavender: Lemon Lavender is the perfect balance of acidity and sweet, beginning with organic lemon juice from Sicily, all-natural lavender flavor derived from the plant, 100% organic agave nectar from Mexico and the purest California cannabis on the market.
Grapefruit Rosemary: Grapefruit Rosemary is bursting with aromatic confidence and an acidic wit, starting with grapefruit juice from Florida, all-natural rosemary derived from the plant, 100% organic agave nectar from Mexico and the purest California cannabis on the market.
Blood Orange Cardamom: Blood Orange Cardamom is a cacophony of citrus, spices and all things nice-ish, starting with organic blood orange juice from Sicily, all-natural cardamom derived from the plant, 100% organic agave nectar from Mexico and the purest California cannabis on the market.
No-Contact Pop-Up Drive Thru Service: Converts non-drive-thru units into a contactless drive-thru service. Customers who have not ordered ahead will drive up, place their order, and have their food brought directly to them without having to leave their vehicle.
No-Contact Drive-Up Service : Converts non-drive-thru units into a contactless drive-up experience. Customers who have not ordered ahead will drive up, park in a designated parking space where a team member will take their order and then bring their food directly to their vehicle.
No-Contact Curbside Service: A new tech enabled service is being rolled out (starting in our San Diego market) where guests can place an order ahead of time on our mobile app or online. After the order is placed, guests will receive a text message where they can select to pick-up curbside and enter their car details. Once the guest clicks the “I’m Here!” button, a team member will deliver their meal directly to their vehicle.
Unlike most canned beverages which use artificial ingredients and added sugar, LQD is crafted with high quality, natural ingredients and REAL fruit, with hero ingredients including coconut water and green tea. Each can of LQD is under 200 calories, contains no artificial ingredients or added sugar, and has an ABV of 5.2 – 5.9%.
The brand’s debut product lineup features three refreshing flavors including:
- Hard Agave Limeade – Crafted with summer in mind, flavored with real lime juice and naturally sweetened with agave nectar
- Hard Passion Fruit Green Tea – Bursting with the tropical aroma of passion fruit, the flavor is nicely tart with a balanced sweetness. It finishes with the delicate tannic flavor of green tea (*Launching Mid-May 2020)
- Hard Peach Green Tea – Aroma of freshly picked ripe peaches, followed by a well balanced flavor of green tea. The sweetness flavor is reserved, allowing the focus to remain on the fruit and tea (*Launching Mid-May 2020)
As we gravitate outside on our patios and balconies to take in the spring weather, or cheer on our healthcare heroes at 7pm, LQD is the perfect at-home companion. LQD is now available at select retailers throughout the US in single flavor six packs and 12 pack variety options, and retails $10.99 – $12.99.
If you’ve ever been one to question the everyday soda, you’d know just how bad the fizzy stuff is for your health. With tons of sugar and questionable ingredients, it’s been a talking point for decades. Yet, sometimes we just get a craving for the sizzling pop that can’t be ignored.
Introducing Poppi — the *all-new* better-for-you prebiotic soda infused with apple cider vinegar that keeps your gut in check. Poppi is on a mission to redefine what soda can be by creating clean, functional and genuinely delicious beverages. If you missed it, they just had their Shark Tank update episode air earlier this month.
Now more than ever, it’s important for us to prioritize our overall health and immunity. Did you know, 70% of our immunity begins with our gut? Poppi makes it fun and easy to boost your immunity by giving you a full serving of gut-friendly probiotics to help with digestion, immunity, skin clarity, blood sugar, pH balance, and more. It’s great to sip on while WFH (working from home), for busy moms and their kids, or when you need a healthier alternative on the go. Who’d have ever thought that soda would be the guilty please to receive a healthy rework?!
Poppi is available in seven refreshing flavors: orange, blueberry, strawberry lemon, mango pineapple, strawberry rose, lime ginger, and peach tea, and is low-sugar (5g) and low-calorie (20 cal)! The best part? Poppi is available on Amazon, making it easier than ever to get delicious gut health delivered directly to your door. Poppi
Price: $3.00/can or $35.99/case
Poppi can be purchased here!
Last month, The Habit Burger deployed its very own fleet of food trucks to host 27 “events” near hospitals throughout California to give back to health care professionals by providing over 8,000 complimentary meals. In order to maintain social distancing and the utmost safety and cleanliness for all, they are having a few representatives pick up meals from the truck every 15 minutes in lieu of accumulating a line of guests.
Locations include Santa Ana, Norwalk, Los Angeles, West Covina, Long Beach, Mission Hills, Anaheim and many more. Their schedule is as follows:
Dignity Health St. Mary, 1050 Linden Ave Long Beach, CA 90813
Providence Hospital Mission Hills; 11333 Sepulveda Blvd Mission Hills, CA 91345
Children’s Hospital LA; 4650 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles 90027
Second Harvest Food Bank; 2695 East Katella Ave. Anahiem, CA, 92806
Kindred Hospital; 14900 East Imperial Highway, La Mirada, CA 90638
San Dimas Community; 1350 W. E Covina Blvd, San Dimas CA 91773
Garfield Medical Center; 525 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, 91754
Keck Hospital USC; 1500 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles CA 90033
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital; 1812 Verdugo Blvd, Glendale CA 91208
Southern California-Based Toy Company Kicks Off “OPERATION: PAC-MAN” to Deliver More Than 2M Masks, Robes and Protective Gear to Hospitals Around the World
CHATSWORTH, CALIF. (March 25, 2020) – Reports grew over the weekend regarding the lack of masks and other necessary medical supplies at hospitals battling the contagion, Covid-19, especially facilities located in New York, California and Washington. CEO and Founder of MGA Entertainment, Inc. (MGAE), Isaac Larian, announced today a new initiative called “Operation: PAC-MAN,” an initiative created to bring supporters together so that hospitals and healthcare workers are stocked with the supplies they need to protect themselves during their efforts to eradicate the virus.
Over the weekend, Larian put together an initial plan of action, which included donating $100,000 to UCLA Medical Center, identifying an overseas factory that could fulfill an order for two-million masks, and securing 25,000 masks, which will arrive to the United States this week and will be immediately sent to three Southern California hospitals, including City of Hope, Cedars Sinai and UCLA. In addition, Flexport.org has partnered to air lift – for free – an additional 150,000 units of medical supplies procured by MGAE, ensuring hospitals receive them this week upon arrival.
“I’m very grateful to Susy Schöneberg, head of Flexport.org, for her heroic act. It takes selfless leaders like Susy to make a difference in these tough times for the humanKIND, said Isaac Larian, CEO and Founder of MGA Entertainment. “I wish for other CEOs and leaders of our society join this effort now, please.”
An online webpage will launch this week for fans, partners and retailers who want to support the efforts, including a link where hospitals or healthcare workers can request certified and approved supplies to be sent to their facility. After filling out the form and verifying the request, the MGAE team will ship out the supplies for immediate delivery. At this time, priority will be placed for those hospitals in California, New York and Washington.
Larian stated: “This is not an industry issue or a government issue any longer – at this point, all of humanKIND needs to work together and fix the shortage that hospitals are facing and I believe this issue can best be resolved by entrepreneurs. The fact that hospitals and hospital workers are lacking basic necessities to safely continue their treatment of patients is tragic. It is preposterous that we are in this position and now it’s up to everyone to work together.”
Understanding the global implication of the virus, Larian worked with MGAE’s international licensees and distributors to aid in distributing medical supplies to hospitals around the world, including Italy, France and Spain. He is working to re-tool the Little Tikes® factory in Hudson, Ohio so that medical supplies for the hospitals can be manufactured in the U.S.A. Further, MGAE’s fifteen, 3-D printers have been made available for any hospitals that need them.
Added Larian: “Keeping our hospital workers healthy and properly supplied will be they only way to help them continue to do their jobs to the best of their ability.”
About MGA Entertainment
MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Chatsworth, California, creates innovative proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as L.O.L. Surprise™, Little Tikes®, Num Noms™, Poopsie Slime Surprise™, Bratz®, Rainbows in Pieces™, Na! Na! Na! Surprise™, Wreck Royale™, Baby Born Surprise™ and Zapf Creation®. Visit us at www.mgae.com.
You’ve got a delicious new habit on the horizon! Say “bye-bye” to blah burgers — the new Tempura Jalapeño Charburger arrives at The Habit Burger Grill on March 11th nationwide! The Habit’s new burger has the perfect mix of sweet and spicy flavors that give it a unique flavor profile that will delight even the most seasoned “foodies”!
Known for their amazing limited-time and seasonal menu items, The Habit Burger Grill is taking its innovation to the next level with the introduction of the Japanese-style tempura batter — which gives the jalapeños a light, airy, and crisp texture. Tempura jalapeños and spicy/sweet jalapeño jam are combined in a way where all the distinct flavors fit together in perfect harmony.
This launch comes on the heels of the burger joint topping Thrillist’s list of “Underrated Burger Chains that Need to be in Every State!” This newest menu item will not disappoint – with its seasoned chargrilled beef patty, topped with crispy tempura jalapeños covered in sweet and spicy jalapeño jam with melted cheese, a zesty jalapeño mustard ranch sauce, tomato and green leaf lettuce on a toasted brioche bun. On a diet? The Habit Burger Grill even offers lettuce-wrapped burgers! It’s truly a mouth-watering experience!
The next few days are shaping up to be an eventful Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend. In fact, Los Angeles’ own Six Gun Sal is preparing to rock out with a live performance for the release of their new music video, “The Life,” and recent new single “Take Me Home.” Six Gun Sal’s “The Life” music video will be shown at the event, and it’s expected that many familiar faces will be present for the show.
The event will be hosted by Australian actor Vernon Wells, Timothy Eaton (TV Film Music Producer), with attendees like Frank Greenfield (Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated, Golden Globe and Dove Award Winner, Producer, Writer and Guitarist); Chad Johnson (Bachelor in Paradise); Kim Estes (EMMY Award Winning); Kelly Noc Mac (Food Network- Reality Star “American Worst Cook”); and Glenna Kamholz (“Andrea The Giant” AfterGlow Original Glowgirls – Wrestler) to name a few!
Six Gun Sal is a Los Angeles based 7-piece Classic & Southern Rock Band who recently signed with Sony/ The Orchard for their new single “Take Me Home.” Six Gun Sal will move you with melodic emotional ballads, heartfelt lyrics that are relatable, and grungy rocked out powerhouse songs like Whiskey Mountain and The Life. In addition, the band will feature powerful lead guitars and funky bass riffs, and drum fills that will make you get up and move to the sounds. Six Gun Sal has shared the stage with bands such as LA Guns, Lynchmob, P.O.D. TRAPT, Junkyard, Great White and many more.
Band Members Include: Anthony Appello (Lead Vocal); Dusty Lang (Rhythm Guitar), Joey “Jo Jo” Durant (Drummer), Matt G (Bassist), Ed Fierro (Lead Guitar) and Mia Dunn (Backing Vocals).
The event is this Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 6 pm – 10 pm at Boardner’s By La Belle.
Address: 1652 N. Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
You can check out Six Gun Sal’s Music Videos, “Mama Said” here.