Second Helpings? Overeating Stomach Problems

What happens when you over eat? You wish you wore your fat pants. You regret asking for second or (gulp) third helpings. And generally you do not feel very well. You and the people around you will suffer from your flatulence (gas). You vow never to over eat again…until next time. Most likely if you’re of the male gender, you will adjourn to the room with the TV and watch football until you fall asleep in a food coma.  Women over eat too but might be a tad more active cleaning up the kitchen afterward. Watch this cool informative video
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Thanksgiving Flavors across the U.S.A.

“On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.” ~author unknown I found this article in the New York Times fascinating. They provided 50 dishes with recipes from the 50 states + DC and Puerto Rico…the United States of Thanksgiving. Let’s see. I grew up in Ohio…OMG…English Peas & Onion Salad. I don’t think so. Sounds like something we might have made in high school home ec class that nobody ate. As I travel through the 50 recipes, a few things catch my eye…pecan pie bites with gravy (yes, turkey gravy)…certainly an
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Tucson: Chowda Meets the Desert at Jackson Tavern

UPDATE: Closed/post remains for historical purposes. Jackson Tavern, a new Metzger Family Restaurant will set sail on December 1 at the former Red Sky address (2900 N. Swan Road/Plaza Palomino). Get your chops ready for some New England style fare such as Little Neck Clam Cakes, C Dogs (breaded and flash-fried lobster tails with lemon-Sriracha aioli and Clam Chowda with bacon lardon and seasoned soda crackers. (Comment: Mouth watering right about now) There’s more: Lobster Roll, Crab Cake BLT, Narragansett Stew and pork ribs, burgers, chicken wings and then some. Eight cocktails will dominate the tavern’s beverage menu with the
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8 Trendy Dishes, Per Zagat

What do you think? Here are 8 trendy menu items courtesy of Zagat. Would you order them? Who decides trendy? The items listed are: –Malaysian Food – move over Korean. Neo Malaysian Kitchen take note. –Seafood Charcuterie – lighter and livelier than duck liver pate –Pigs Ears – pass. I just read The Good Good Pig; cutting off their ears seems like porcine animal cruelty Rotisserie Chicken – eat like a caveman seems to never go out of style but gets a tad dressed up Gochujang – Korean spicy fermented chile paste – Lee Lee Market here I come Octopus
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Tucson Food: Mighty Snip Dog, Pecan Festival, All Souls

Hey Tucson, lots of food happenings this weekend: The Mighty Snip Dog For the entire month of November when you eat at Lovin’ Spoonfuls and order “the mighty snip dog,” $1 dollar from every “dog” will be donated to SNIP, the Spay and Neuter Intervention Project. The vegan Lovin’ Spoonfuls is located 2990 N. Campbell Ave. The “dog” is made from soy and comes with battered onion rings, house made BBQ sauce, on a bun served with a side of coleslaw or potato salad for $7.50. On Nov. 12, come to dinner at 6 PM and meet some No Kill
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Saint House, Downtown Tucson Restaurant Closes

Maybe in a tequila town, there just wasn’t the demand for 42 kinds of rum? Whatever the reason (see below) Saint House closed yesterday, Nov. 2.  Proprietors Nicole Flowers and Travis Reese were actually the early energy behind downtown Tucson’s resurgence with their restaurant 47 Scott and they put masterful mixology on the map with their concept of a speakeasy — Scott and Co. from the press release (TUCSON, Ariz) — Located downtown on Congress and Arizona Ave, Saint House Island Bistro and Rum Bar announced its final day of service was yesterday November 1. Open since August 2013, managing company Flowers
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