Combo Plate: Good-bye Kitty? Free chicken, getting freaky and more


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--Takosher -- ‘the chosen taco’ -- is ready to roll and bills itself as the nation’s first certified glatt kosher taco truck. Follow its crew on Twitter @takosher to catch up with them and nab yourself a brisket taco, latke taco and more.


--El Pollo Loco is celebrating its 30th anniversary with coupons for all: Through the month of September, you can go to and download daily coupons. National Chicken Day falls on Sept. 15, and on that day only you can use a coupon for a free mini-meal: A leg or thigh, warm tortillas and fresh salsa.

--Do we really need a poll for this? Over at YumSugar, they’re gauging interest in whether you like your chocolate salty or just plain sweet. Of course the answer is salty! But I won’t tell you how to vote.

--When we got wind of a new show on TLC called ‘Freaky Eaters,’ we couldn’t resist. Based on the British show of the same name, the premise is fairly simple: Take people who have bizarre eating habits and rehab them. In 22 minutes. Read more in Health.

--Over at Salon, guest chef Cathy Elton writes about being heartbroken after learning that heart problems meant she could no longer eat saturated and trans fats. ‘I thought I would never make or eat pie again (and believe me, I cried myself to sleep over that one).’ But you can’t keep a good baker down. She offers up a recipe for ‘heart healthy apple raspberry pie,’ which has zero saturated fat.

--Do you like beer? Want to get away? How about the Denver Beer Fest, Sept. 10-19.

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-- Rene Lynch / renelynch