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Marc Summers, better known for hosting Nickelodeon ’90s game show Double Dare and Food Network’s Unwrapped, has finally spilled the secret to Nickelodeon’s sauce, better known as slime. The green slime became popular for being dumped all over contestants in game challenges. Summers reveals that vanilla pudding, apple sauce, oatmeal, and green food coloring was behind the years of grossing people out or what some would just call weird pie filling. Anyone else feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz when she looked behind the curtain?

Good news to everyone outside California, Utah, Nevada, and Dallas-Fort Worth hankering for an In-N-Out burger, they deliver! Thanks to a site called Midtown Row, they will ship two double-double cheeseburgers for the low, low cost of $50, that is, if you don’t mind the additional $6 shipping fee, which in that case, make ours Animal style.

Based on a bet made by Monterey restaurateur Ted Balestreri, co-owner of the Sardine Factory on Cannery Row, at a dinner party last New Year’s Eve with then-CIA Director Leon Panetta, he will now have to fork over an 1870 Chateau Lafite Rothschild worth $10,000. The wager? Balestreri said he would open that bottle if Panetta captured Osama Bin Laden.

Washington University is getting itself a butter churning club and making headlines. It is exactly what it sounds but instead of a Swiss girl in a milkmaid outfit with a bucket, it’s three college boys sitting around a table in the dorms each vigorously shaking a mason jar full of heavy cream (imagine a Shake Weight that churns out butter after three minutes).

News From Around the Restauranteers Way

A visit to Capitol Hill noob and cocktail spot Canon, from our neighbors (way) up North, has stirred up an international conflict. The bar received a postcard explaining the visitors’ disbelief on the lack of Canadian representation, “I am quite sad that you Don’t respect your Home Land, Put a CAESAR ON THE MENU! Sincerely, Your Constitutional Monarchy to the North.”  We guess Canon should have put a Caesar on it. [Seattle]

Amtrak’s exhibit train has revamped its menu for its Chicago to Seattle trip, which will include dishes from the Tom Douglas arsenal, Beecher’s cheeses, and other regional plates. However, the new route from Chicago to Seattle begs the question — do people still ride the train these days?! [Seattle]

This Saturday is the Roctober BBQ Boo Bash and Halloween Fest, a national BBQ competition that will give away up to $10,000 in prizes. Over 45 barbecue teams across the states will fight to the pit for brisket and smoked glory. [Phoenix]

It’s being called the largest one-day humanitarian event in Sacramento history, the Cal Expo is set to take place November 5th in which 15,000 people-in-need will have free medical, food, and home supplies donated to them. However due to recent events, the expo is officially down 5,000 bags of groceries and is looking for donations. To help out please visit http://sacramentocoh.org/. [Sacramento]

New Restaurant Openings

Cal’s Classic American (South Seattle)
Fat Hen (Greenwood)
Bad Albert (re-opening, Ballard)
Madrona Wine Merchants (Central District)
Stuffed Cakes (West Seattle)
Full Tilt Ice Cream (Ballard)
Terra Plata (Capitol Hill)

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