Welcome to Week 35 of 2020. Chef Works® Weekly Bites is where we take a dive into the notable and fun food stories of the week.
The eyes of a nation are glued to Connecticut as a rogue “beefalo” continues to buffalo police. It’s pretty much on par with “Panda Watch.”
For more than a month, a spunky beefalo has been on the run since it escaped “processing.” Police have even brought in drones to aid with the search. Here’s more from the Hartford Courant:
A cross between cattle and bison, the beefalo escaped on Aug. 3 as it was being taken off a trailer at Plymouth Meats. Since then, some people have been rallying to save the animal on community Facebook pages, while others have pondered the number of prime steaks it would produce.
Fortunately, the owner has said the beefalo will be spared if/when captured. You can read the full story here.
- Small businesses that rely on the support of college students – especially in college towns like Ann Arbor – are feeling the impact of COVID, per the Associated Press.
- MSN Money looks at some online grocery shopping numbers. As you’d expect, Amazon and Walmart are doing OK.
- For all you 80s kids out there (the Chef Works blogger included) there’s a Back to the Future-themed bar opening in Texas. Here’s the report from Food & Wine, to which we say “Great Scott!”
For all of the Pumpkin Spice fans out there – who no doubt have been flooding Starbucks of late – you can now get a Pumpkin Spice donut to go with your coffee.
Krispy Kreme is now offering Pumpkin Spice on their original glaze and a new Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll. Here’s more from Delish.
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