Eater: The cronut craze has taken the world by storm. After having its origin in New York, the hybrid croissant-donut has made everyone in the United States and overseas go crazy for the sinfully sweet treat. Eater gives us nine cronut imposters from around the world, including an at-home recipe with pre-made dough from Pillsbury.
Blue Jean Gourmet: Looking for the perfect meal to go with your summer books? Nishta Mehra whipped together some tasty treats for her summer book club brunch, including deviled eggs, yogurt panna cotta, carrot-avocado salad and strawberry-ginger punch. Enjoy a few summer-themed recipes and find a few books to add to your summer reading list.
CultureMap: Apparently the Smithsonian gave Texas credit for contributing to the high obesity rate in America, all thanks to the Big Gulp found at any 7-Eleven. While the Big Gulp started as a 32-ounce drink, filled with soda and slushies, it has transformed into a 52-ounce X-Treme Gulp and a whopping 64-ounce Double Gulp. Once the Big Gulp was introduced by 7-Eleven in 1976, soda sales doubled in America.
Urban Swank: Here's a delicious recipe for RA Sushi's Watermelon Margarita. From June 1 to July 31 you can order the Watermelon Kiwi Shrimp with the restaurant's Watermelon Margarita, but if you want to make it at home, check out the recipe here.
Delicious Mischief: If you're looking for a traditional Brazilian dish to cook this summer, try this Brazilian Black Bean Feijoada recipe. This pork, black bean and sausage slow-cooked dish served over rice is a savory, spicy dish you'll definitely want to make for a summer cookout.
Patty and David Said...: While they normally go to Pondicheri for breakfast, Patty and David tried the local spot for dinner. The patio seating made for a nice meal, but unfortunately, they didn't enjoy the overpriced grilled fish, potato salad or thin taco shells with lentils as much as they enjoyed the restaurant's baked goods and breakfast menu.