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The new products will be tested at Whole Foods.

Beyond Meat, the company famous for their "bleeding" veggie burger, is at it again. The Los Angeles-based producer has revealed their latest (and possibly greatest) product: vegan-friendly sausages.

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Created mainly with pea protein, beans, rice, and coconut oil, the Beyond Sausages get their reddish hue thanks to the addition of beet juice and paprika. In an attempt to get the snappy texture most meat sausages have, the Beyond Meat team recreated it by using algae to form a semi-permeable casing.

When nutritionally compared with a leading brand of pork sausage, this plant-based variety seems to be a clear winner. The Beyond Sausage touts more protein per serving, along with less calories, fat, and sodium.

The Beyond Sausage is available in three flavors: original bratwurst, hot Italian, and sweet Italian. It's currently only being sold at the 2905 Pearl Street Whole Foods in Boulder, Colorado, but wider distribution is anticipated in 2018.


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Tesco's Beyond Burger, which is also available at All Bar One, fares slightly better with 5g saturated fat, but this is still more than leading meat versions.

In comparison, a McDonald's Big Mac – one of the chain's most popular products – contains 9.5g, while their classic hamburger has just 3.3g.

The Bird's Eye Original Beef Burger has just 2.7grams.

Meanwhile, the No Bull vegan burger, from Iceland, contains 1.6g saturated fat but also packs 5.8g of sugar – one sixth of the 37.5g recommended daily allowance.

Fatty: The Moving Mountains burger (pictured) contains 20g saturated fat when uncooked - a woman's entire recommended daily limit and two-thirds of men's 30g

Vegan: The Meat Free Butcher burger, by Aldi, contains 15g of saturated fat in each portion

Sweet: Iceland's No Bull vegan burger may contain just 1.6g of saturated fat, but also has sugar

One explanation for the high saturated fat content in vegan food is the use of coconut oils, which are renowned for being fatty.

Fortunately, the quantity that's present often reduces when cooked.

Simeon Van der Molen, CEO of Moving Mountains told MailOnline: 'The nutritional information for the Big Mac is based on cooked nutritionals whereas those for the Moving Mountains burger are raw nutritionals.

'Cooked nutritionals will always have less fat content than raw nutritional values as it doesn’t take into account the changes to fat content during the cooking process and the majority of fat that is drained away during this time – therefore the comparison of saturated fat content between cooked and raw nutritionals is completely inaccurate.'

Comparison: Tesco's Beyond Burger fares slightly better with 3.8g saturated fat, but this is still more than some leading meat versions, such as Bird's Eye's Original Beef Burger

Healthy? One explanation for the high saturated fat content in vegan food such as burgers is the use of coconut oils, which are renowned for it

Fiona Hunter, Nutritionist at Healthspan, told MailOnline: 'The results are quite shocking but not surprising because a lot of ready prepared vegan foods use coconut oil which is high in saturated fat.

'Saturated fat can increase cholesterol which in return raises the risk of heart disease.

'People often assume that vegetarian and vegan foods are automatically healthier, but it’s not always the case.

'These can be high in calories, saturated fats and salt, so I would advise people always read the nutrition panel on the pack.

'My advice whatever type of diet you follow my advice, would be to cook as much as you can from scratch rather than relying on ready prepared foods because when you make something yourself you know exactly what has gone into it and you have complete control over the ingredients.'

A 2017 study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found those who ate a vegan diet high in sugar and processed foods were 32 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease than meat-eaters.

Bun fight: A McDonald's Big Mac - one of the chain's most popular products - contains 9.5g

WHAT IS A VEGAN DIET AND HOW HAS IT BECOME MORE POPULAR?

A vegan diet contains only plants (such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits) and foods made from plants. Vegans don't eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs.

Vegans normally chose this diet for animal welfare, health and environment motivations.

One in eight Britons are now vegetarian or vegan, and a further 21 per cent say they are flexitarian – where meat is occasionally eaten, according to a 2018 report from Waitrose.

Miley Cyrus, Sia, Ariana Grande, Liam Hemsworth, Robbie Williams and many athletes are all backing the diet.

Campaigners behind Veganuary have also called on politicians to support a Plant-Based Parliament for January 2020, with many MPs showing their support already.

Supermarkets and fast-food chains are keeping up - Sainsbury's added 29 new vegan products to its shelves, taking the total to over 100. Waitrose, Tesco and Iceland are stocking ‘fishless’ fingers, meat-free sausages and burgers, and even vegan versions of ready-meals such as lasagne.

Bakery chain Greggs made headlines in January 2019 with its new vegan sausage roll, but other chains, such as Pizza Express, TGI Fridays and Wagamamas were already ahead of the game.

The NHS says you can still get all the nutrients you need from eating a varied and balanced vegan diet.

To make sure you stay health you should:

  • Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
  • Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates (choose wholegrain where possible)
  • Have some dairy alternatives, such as soya drinks and yoghurts (choose lower fat and lower sugar options)
  • Eat some beans, pulses and other proteins
  • Choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat in small amounts
  • Drink plenty of fluids (the government recommends 6 to 8 cups or glasses a day)

Vegans need to be careful that they are getting enough calcium, vitamin D, iron, omega-3 and B12.

B12 is only found naturally in foods from animal sources. Sources for vegans are therefore limited and a vitamin B12 supplement may be needed, such as fortified products.


27 Fun Things to do This Week in L.A. [6-7-2021 to 6-11-2021]

As Los Angeles finds its way out of the pandemic and restrictions gradually ease, we’re continuing our bi-weekly round-ups of fun to-dos, mixing in the occasional online/virtual event with an ever-growing list of in-person experiences.

This week, from June 7 to June 11, features Pride Night at Dodger Stadium, the Self Help Graphics and Art Print Fair, twilight walks at The Huntington, a special ‘Hacks’ virtual screening, new outdoor art in WeHo for Pride month, and more!

Monday / All Week

1. Self Help Graphics & Art Print Fair -> Self Help Graphic’s annual art print fair is going virtual this year, with new prints released online every week in June, beginning today. Browse a selection of new and limited edition serigraphs, reliefs and intaglio prints created by over twenty artists. Proceeds support the ongoing mission of Self Help Graphics and Art. More info here.

2. Pride Publics -> Pride Publics: Words and Actions brings issues of LGBTQ+ community action, struggle and progress into focus through a series of 28 large-scale posters installed on the east side of Robertson Blvd, just south of Santa Monica Blvd. The works will be on view through July 1. More info here.

3. The OutFronts-> Outfest’s five-day digital event The OutFronts (June 4-8) will connect fans with the best in LGBTQIA television and streaming through free-to-view panel discussions and exclusive
members-only premieres via the Outfest Now streaming app. View the full programing here.

4. Rainbow Road Art Walk -> To celebrate Pride month, Santa Monica place is hosting a self-guided art experience of 13 colorful installations created by LGBTQIA+ artists. Runs June 4-30. More info here.

5. Love Note -> Rogue Ensemble has a new interactive audio expedition that invites guests to Plummer Park in WeHo, now through June 30. Per a release, Love Note is an “in-real-life audio experience that guides audiences through a twisted collection of love stories, meditative romance and lost connections.” The experience is free, but a smartphone and headphones are required. Plummer Park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. More info and instructions for attendees can be found here.

6. Ai Weiwei sculpture at LACMA -> Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads is on view outdoors at LACMA’s Smidt Welcome Plaza now through June 13. The installment of the sculpture is a precursor to Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation, a new exhibition opening later this summer at the museum.

7. WE RISE x CicLAvia -> Starting May 30, download CicLAvia’s Experience Central Ave Bike Map for a self-guided music bike ride through one of the oldest historic communities in Los Angeles. The playlist provided by Subsuelo Music Collective speaks to the cultures and experiences that help make each neighborhood what it is today.

8. South Coast Botanic Garden’s butterfly experience SOAR is now open to the public featuring a new pavilion with live tropical butterflies. Advance reservations are required and can be made online now.

Tuesday

9. Hollywood Roosevelt’s Tropicana Movie Nights -> The historic hotel welcomes guests to a unique movie screening experience around the iconic David Hockney-painted pool. A ticket comes with complimentary popcorn and if you dress up to the theme of the movie, you’ll also receive a free cocktail or candy bar. This week, they’ll screen The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. More info here.

10. California African American Museum -> CAAM is open for in person visits Tuesdays through Sundays. The museum currently has three exhibitions on view including Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. which profiles revolutionary men—including Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Kendrick Lamar. All visitors are required to reserve in advance. Admission is free. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

11. The Skirball -> The museum is now reopened with Ai Weiwei’s Trace, an exhibition of portraits made entirely from LEGO® blocks that reflects the artist’s experience of being arrested and interrogated by the Chinese government for 81 days in 2011. Visit info can be found here.

12. The Grove -> Enjoy a Paint & Sip complete with a glass of wine or cocktail right in the heart of The Grove every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and includes all supplies and drink.

13. Dan McCleary: OAXACA -> Previously a virtual-only exhibition, visitors are now welcome to the USC Fischer Museum to check out more than two decades of Oaxacan prints created by artist Dan McCleary. Entry is free, but advance reservations are required. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. More info and timed slots available here.

14. Rooftop Cinema Club -> The drive-in at the Santa Monica Airport is holding screenings this Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Movies this week include Coming 2 America, The Craft, Friday and much more. A ticket for one vehicle with two passengers starts at $32. See full details here.

Wednesday

15. Dances in the Open -> L.A. Dance Project returns with in-person performaces featuring two works: New Taylor, choreographed by former NYCB Principal dancer Janie Taylor, and Solo at Dusk, choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith, in collaboration with Or Schraiber. Tickets start at $50 per person, $25 for students, and $175 for benching seating that accommodates 4-5. Happening Wednesdays to Sundays through June 25. More info and tickets here.

16. Invisible Sun -> The Broad’s latest Invisible Sun is response to the issues of gender and race-based violence, capitalism, and colonialism that came into focus last summer. The exhibition features 59 works from artists including El Anatsui, Alexander Calder,Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Cindy Sherman, and many of the works will be on view for the first time. The Broad is open Wednesday to Sunday. Advance reservations to visit (currently required) can be made here.

17. Rainbow Skate Night -> Moonlight Rollerway’s weekly LGBTQ-themed skate night kicks off at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Tickets are $15, and skate rental is NOT included. More info and tickets here.

Thursday

18. Comedy at The Whitley -> Outdoor comedy returns to The Whitley in Hollywood this Thursday. lineup features Nick Kroll, Joe Mande, Moshe Kasher, and other guests. GA tickets start at $29. More info here.

19. H is for Honey -> Essi Zimm’s new solo exhibition at the Gabba Gallery will be on view through June 26. The gallery is open Thursday – Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., or my appointment. More info here.

20. Elsewhere At the Madcap Motel -> The retro space features over a dozen rooms full of interactive and photo-friendly moments interwoven with a sci-fi narrative. Runs Thursday through Sunday through the end of June. Read We Like L.A.’s full right up on the experience here.

Friday

21. Pride Night at Dodger Stadium -> This Friday, LA Pride and the Dodgers team up for Pride Night, featuring drink specials, a special recognition of frontline workers from Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ community and a few other surprise guests. After the game fans can stick around for the Friday night fireworks show Grab tickets and get info here.

22. The Huntington -> Enjoy the gardens during twilight hours Fridays through Sundays when The Huntington hosts Summer Evening Strolls from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June through August. Advance tickets ($20 per adult) are required.

23. ‘Hacks’ virtual Screening -> KCRW Virtual Cinema and Behind the Screens Event: ‘Hacks’ features a followed by a special conversation with Madeleine Brand and the cast and crew from the show.

Dining

24. The Tasting Kitchen -> The decade-old Venice restaurant serves seasonal Southern Californian cuisine including a large menu of handcrafted pastas. Prepared by Chef Travis Passerotti, pasta options this month include Spaghetti with Ipswich clams and Cavatelli with pork and peach ragu.

25. Oui Melrose -> Armen Piskoulian’s upgraded Filet-O-Fish sandwich is topped with shaved Black Truffles for the Summer. The Black Truffle Fish sandwich cost $19 and is available for dine-in, takeout and delivery.

26. The Henry -> The West Hollywood restaurant will reopen on June 8 with an updated seafood focused menu, a daily happy hour menu from 3-7 p.m. and weekend brunch.

27. Create Japan -> Tickets are on sale now for the Culinary Curation’s SHINCHA, a Japanese Afternoon Tea pop up. Happening on June 13, ticket holders will receive a number of green teas (loose leaf and cold brewed) paired with temari sushi and wagashi (Japanese confections) to enjoy at home. The experience cost $75 per order. Full details here.

Any notes or corrections? Want to suggest an event we should add to an upcoming list? Hit us up at [email protected]


64 new restaurants, bars and coffee shops that have opened in Tucson in 2018

A lot of new eateries and bars have opened in the Old Pueblo in 2018.

Here's a list of some of the notable local spots to add to your must-try list.

Reporting by Andi Berlin, Cathalena E. Burch and Gerald Gay.

7 Ounce Korean Steakhouse — 4699 E. Speedway

A new Korean barbecue restaurant, 7 Ounce Korean Steakhouse, opened July 5 in the former home of Sir Veza’s Taco Garage on East Speedway. You cook your meat on a tableside grill.

Courtesy 7 Ounce Korean Steakhouse

7 Ounce Korean Steakhouse opened on July 5 at the former Sir Veza's location.

The menu for 7 Ounce, where you cook your meat on a tableside grill, includes everything from ribeyes to short ribs, pork belly to chicken bulgogi, baby octopus to fresh shrimp and lobster, and surf and turf combo platters that serve two.

Alloro D.O.C. Italian Trattoria and Chophouse — 7600 E. Broadway

A familiar face has taken over the kitchen in the Hilton East's gourmet Italian venture Alloro D.O.C. Chef Virgina "Ginny" Wooters of The Abbey is now at the helm, and is putting her signature panache into the modern Italian classics like high-quality steaks and fresh pasta. At the grand opening, chefs mixed up some Fettuccine Alfredo inside a giant wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano, so let's hope for similar theatrics in the future.

American Eat Co. — 1439 S. Fourth Ave.

American Eat Co. , which opened April 3, is already expanding the culinary horizons of South Fourth Avenue, a stretch of South Tucson ruled by its popular Mexican food offerings.

The new concept, which opened in what had long been the American Meat Company, sports six restaurants with cuisine ranging from ribs to poke and sliders.

There's a beer and wine bar with the latest craft selections, a coffee shop and even a butcher. Sit at a communal table or cozy up in one of the booths available in the dining area.

Americano Mexicano — 800 E. University Blvd.

The piña loca, $10.25, is best shared. There's enough fruit stuffed in there for three people.

The new concept where the UA's beloved Irish bar once stood is called Americano Mexicano , and it's quite an ambitious project. Food truck owner/local insurance agent David Pena wanted to take all delicious beach foods you eat in place like Rocky Point, and put them under one roof.

The menu has nachos and burros, but it also has mariscos and molcajete stone bowls like they do at Guadalajara Grill. And on the sweet side, they've got all the familiar raspados joint staples like aguas frescas and chile-laced fruits. And of course there's the bar. Ohhh, there's the bar.

Arizona Wine Collective 4280 — N. Campbell Ave.

Jeanne and Pete Snell at Arizona Wine Collective, where the Pour Decisions fun run/walk will start and finish. Check out the cool logo on Pet's shirt!

In early February, St. Philip's Plaza added a new wine bar that focuses on wines from across this great state. Arizona Wine Collective is owned by Jeanne and Pete Snell, who cut his teeth working at the tasting room at Sonoita's Callaghan Vineyards.

The cozy spot in the former Scordato's Pizzeria has eight wine taps, six beer taps and bottles from 11 different local wineries.

Asian Sofrito — 2530 N. First Avenue

The carne frita combo plate, $9.50, at Asian Sofrito with fried rice upgraded with "amarillo" sweet fried plantains for an extra $2.50, with an order of yuca on the side.

At Asian Sofrito , you can order a plate of General Tso's Chicken with a side of syrupy sweet plantains. The Caribbean Chinese fusion restaurant opened in the former home of Wild Garlic Grill on First Avenue, and has been serving the the local clientele who crave Puerto Rican dishes like mofongo and fried chicken masita. Two thirds of the menu is Chinese takeout, and they make a mean plate of barbecue pork lo mein.

Beaut Burger — 267 South Avenida del Convento

The B9 at Beaut Burger is 100 percent vegan with roasted eggplant, housemade mozzarella cheese and a pumpkin seed pesto.

Beaut Burger is breaking a whole lotta boundaries from its little kitchen inside a repurposed shipping container. This new westside concept specializes in vegan burgers, making everything in-house, from the patty to the slow-fermented English muffin bun. (Gluten free options available!)

The plant-based restaurant is the culinary anchor at the Mercado San Agustin's new hyper-local upscale shopping center, the MSA Annex . The spacious lot west of the freeway has a minimalist vibe to it, embracing rustic browns and desert aesthetics you wouldn't think of when you hear the words "shipping container.

Berry Divine Acai Bowls — 245 E. Congress St.

On the left there's the Summit Bowl with chocolate, peanut butter and more. The bowl on the right is called Maui Wowie, and has pineapple, cashews and honey.

Is it breakfast? Lunch? Or something in between . Acaí bowls are everything you want them to be, and now you can grab them downtown thanks to this new family-run shop that opened in mid-January downtown.

In addition to the colorful acaí smoothie bowls you've probably seen all over Instagram, Berry Divine also makes its own soft-serve sorbet out of the frozen berries it imports from Brazil.

Besties Fish and Burger — 14 W. Grant Road

Kade Mislinksi is at it again with what he says is his final restaurant, Besties Fish and Burger . The midtown joint pays homage to the titans of fast food in what he calls "Long John Silver's meets White Castle." The specialty here is steamed burgers like they have back east in Connecticut, where Kade spent summers as a kid. Pair that with some French fries, hush puppies and battered fish and you've got the restaurant's signature combo, the BFF.

Bombolé — 100 N. Stone Avenue

The Bombo Combo, $8.35 at Bombolé with rice, Honduran cabbage salad and curried lentils.

You can smell the Indian food as you're walking down Stone Avenue. The rich scent of toasted spices only gets stronger as you step through the doors of the Pioneer building, into a small room with rows of baked goods on display.

At first glance Bombolé seems like it might be an Indian bakery of some sort, but those aren't samosas on the counter. They're empanadas, though not the sweet kind you might see at a Mexican panaderia. This new lunch spot fills its moon-shaped turnovers with Indian curries like butter chicken and the spiced potato aloo matar.

Cans — 340 N. Fourth Ave.

Deli sandwiches, not unlike this corned beef sandwich, will be served at Cans Deli.

The owner of TallBoys on North Fourth Avenue has cooked up a new restaurant concept in the old home of U.S. Fries down the street.

In early May, Ben Schneider along with his friends and business partners, Parker Arriaga, Frank Bair, Gabe Rozzell and Simone Stopford, plan to launched the downtown concept.

The restaurant serves meaty sandwiches (pastrami, corned beef, turkey), salads, latkes, some Middle Eastern fare and soups, including Cans’ own take on traditional matzo ball soup.

Also, since Schneider is a long-time musician, expect there to be lots of live music.

Caps & Corks — 3830 W. River Road

Caps & Corks may be the only place in town where you can get a Planet Persica sour farmhouse IPA, $6, from Arizona Wilderness up in Gilbert.

The craft beer scene is going strong up in Marana with the opening of Caps & Corks in the Sprouts shopping center of Orange Grove near the I-10 freeway. The vibe here is similar to a Tap & Bottle with a little homey charm mixed in. (The owners are originally from Bisbee.) On a recent visit, the 25-strong taplist included a healthy selection of Arizona Wilderness beers out of Gilbert, which are hard to find down in the Old Pueblo.

Caravan Grill 2825 — N. Country Club Rd.

Syrian pastries, clockwise from top: baklava, the cheese pastry kunafa with light cream, mammoul cookie, namoura semolina cake and a burma pistachio log in the middle.

The midtown shop formerly occupied by Za'atar has been taken over by the neighboring Caravan Market, who developed a Mediterranean lunch menu with various falafel plates, gyros and chicken shawarma.

Caravan Grill still has its beautiful stone oven, which produces Iraqi Samoun breads as well as delicate Syrian pastries.

Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine — 8225 N. Courtney Page Way

Thirty-five beers will be on tap at the new pub in Marana’s Continental Ranch neighborhood.

Owner Kyle Schwab was instrumental three years ago in launching the Casa Film Bar.

Marana’s newest homage to craft beer started pouring in June.

Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine, 8225 N. Courtney Page Way off Interstate 10 and North Cortaro Road, has 35 brews on tap alongside a trio of wines.

The cooler is filled with 480 varieties of canned and bottled craft beers and 50 wines for package sales.

Chocolate Iguana — 431 N. Fourth Ave.

The Chocolate Iguana moved into the original location of Lindy's on Fourth last Wednesday.

After losing its home of 28 years, The Chocolate Iguana has reopened on Fourth Avenue, less than a block from its original spot. With its crisp new paint job and colorful candy jars, it's hard to believe the space used to serve three-pound hamburgers .

A partnership with Lindy's on Fourth owner Shannon Cronin saved the Fourth Avenue candy shop about a week before they were forced out by their landlord , said chocolate Iguana co-owner Alexya Simpson. After vacating March 31, the candy shop reopened inside the original Lindy's location at 431 N. Fourth Ave. in late May.

Cobra Arcade Bar — 63 E. Congress St.

The Cobra Arcade Bar in Phoenix.

Phoenix-based Cobra Arcade Bar officially opened Friday, June 29.

The bar, which pairs classic and hard-to-find arcade games with alcoholic beverages, inhabits the 5,000 square feet of space at 63 E. Congress that was once home to JunXion Bar at the Congress and North Scott Avenue intersection.

More than 50 arcade games and pinball machines are spread across two levels, Cobra’s regional manager Topher Bray said in an interview in April, including titles such as Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Galaga and Frogger.

Craft, A Modern Drinkery — 4603 E. Speedway

Travis Miller sets up chairs at Craft, A Modern Drinkery. With no restaurant element at the taproom, food trucks will be invited to park in front of the building.

Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star

The guys from Serial Grillers are on a roll, opening their latest concept Craft, A Modern Drinkery this October. The taproom is located in the former Terry and Zeke's on Speedway and Swan. Unlike its sister restaurants, Craft is solely a bar with 45 beers on tap, plus 200 in bottles or cans. The redesigned space has consoles with classic video games for customers to play while they drink.

District Tavern Eatz — 1535 N. Stone Avenue

Bye bye steak and spaghetti . Hello Miller High Life?!

The District Tavern is back! But this new Stone Avenue iteration has a pretty different vibe than the beloved downtown bar. It's in the former home of Classic Steakhouse, for one, which gives it more of a Western feel. They also have food now, but it's a small menu of sandwiches, quiches, whiskey ginger cookies and breakfast egg plates all day. In the evenings the space becomes an 18+ hangout with a full bar, including your favorite "special" of Miller High Life and Old Crow whiskey.

Dutch Bros. Coffee — 120 S. Wilmot Road

Dutch Bros. Coffee is hosting a grand opening Tuesday, Oct. 9, for its shop at South Wilmot Road and East Broadway.

Courtesy Dutch Bros. Coffee

In September, all the buzz was over Dutch Bros. The Oregon-based coffee joint opened its first Tucson location this month in a Broadway lot that used to house a Mimi's Cafe.

El Charro, Beyond Bread at TIA — 7250 S. Tucson Blvd

Noble Hops is open at the center of Tucson International Airport’s ticketing level, before passengers go through security.

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star/

A second outpost of Beyond Bread opened in mid-March at Tucson International Airport, one of four new restaurants added to the culinary lineup of the airport’s $28 million “A Brighter TUS” project.

The second Beyond Bread is along Concourse B, which also welcomed Bruegger’s Bagels and Built Custom Burgers — two of three national chains coming to the airport Dunkin’ Donuts is in the wings — and El Charro Cafe, making its return to the airport after a 20-year absence.

El Patron — 4579 S. 12th Ave.

The Tostada El Patron, $23.99, is a tower of abalone, octopus, crab, shrimp and more paired with a snail and an oyster shot.

There's a new bar and grill next door to Rollie's Mexican Patio on South Twelfth Avenue. The space used to be a Mr. Baja Fish, but now it's El Patron Bar and Grill which serves a wide range of Jalisco-style meat and mariscos dishes, with an emphasis on the bar and live mariachi. The restaurant is part of the Taco Giro name, but these guys do delivery within a square mile of the restaurant.

Fat Noodle — 811 E. Wetmore Road

The house ramen from Fat Noodle food truck with house-made noodles, 10-hour broth, shiitake mushrooms, smoked pork, "fat" slaw, "fat" sauce, dashi and green onions.

Andi Berlin / Arizona Daily Star

After four years serving Tucson as a truck, this ramen operation is going brick and mortar. Fat Noodle 's new space on First and Wetmore was designed by restaurant consultant John Foster, and features an industrial look with lush wooden counters and tables. In addition to the ramen selections, Fat Noodle goes hard on the fusion with ramen burgers, sashimi sandwiches and even poke bowls.

Halfwheel Coffeehouse — 1832 E. Sixth St.

The iced mocha at Halfwheel had a nice chocolaty touch, but wasn't overly sweet.

This new coffee counter, which opened in March, is actually part of a bike shop called Re-Cycle, which recently took up residence in a former Bernie Sanders campaign office.

Halfwheel serves Exo Roast coffee and La Estrella Bakery pastries in a bright but homey space on Sixth and Campbell.

Peak around the corner and you'll see a full-service bike shop flanking the back of the store.

Harbottle Brewing Company — 3820 S. Palo Verde Road

A brewery years in the making, Harbottle launched in early February and is the last new brewery on the books slated to open in 2018 (not counting the Borderlands/Sentinel Peak collaborative effort known as Voltron Brewing).

The brewery can be found in a strip mall on the southwest corner of East Ajo Way and South Palo Verde, next to Chopstix Chinese restaurant. It is a short drive from the cluster of breweries that reside on and around East 44th Street, including Copper Mine Brewing, Green Feet Brewing, Nimbus and, for a little while longer, 1055 Brewing.

Michael Figueira, Andy Shlicker, two figures of note on the local craft beer scene, are the brains behind the operation and run a tight ship with a casual atmosphere.

Play a round of shuffleboard between pints, or watch the bustle of traffic roll by on Ajo with friends.

Hermosa Coffee Roasters — 267 South Avenida del Convento

Sixteen ounce cold brew at Hermosa Coffee, $4. Note to self, drink coffee next time before attempting to take pictures of coffee.

This local coffee roaster now has a storefront at the shipping container shopping center MSA Annex, where it sells its beans as well as an interesting selection of espresso drinks. I got down on some cold brew — you may recognize the flavor from one of Hermosa 's wholesale clients The Cup Cafe — but next time I'm going back for a Shakerato with espresso and simple syrup that's shaken like a cocktail. Hermosa is more of a stand than a place to hang out, but you can grab some joe before you head over to the Why I Love Where I Live store.

Hoki Poki — 6501 E. Grant Road

Poke bowl with salmon, yellowtail and every topping for $9.75 at Hoki Poki.

This shop from Bin An that opened in the end of April lets you choose your own poke destiny.

Hoki Poki 's bowls are more substantial than An's downtown venue MiAn Sushi, because you can pile on ingredients like spicy tuna, seaweed salad, mandarin oranges and more.

Indian Twist — 4660 E. Camp Lowell Drive

Indian Twist, in the space that formerly housed Twisted Tandoor, offers a $10.95 lunch buffet.

Open since early January, Indian Twist replaced the short-lived Twisted Tandoor on East Camp Lowell Drive.

The restaurant, affiliated with JAM Culinary Concepts, is run by Jimmy Aujla, who got his start in Indian cuisine in the mid-1990s, working for his family's eatery in Washington state.

Indian Twist has a daily lunch buffet and a bar that includes beers from India.

Insomnia Cookies — 345 E. Congress

Insomnia Cookies is entering the Tucson market and will offer delivery of warm cookies and optional milk until 3 a.m.

College students with the midnight munchies have another place to score sweet treats, thanks to the opening of Insomnia Cookies on East Congress Street.

The cookie-delivery spot is located next to Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails and is open until 3 a.m., if you are up that late studying (and we are sure that's exactly what you are doing.)

The chain started at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and now has more than 100 shops throughout the country.

Isabella's Ice Cream — 267 S. Avenida Del Convento

A coconut citrus popsicle made with orange, lemon and coconut ($3) at Isabella’s Ice Cream.

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Isabella’s Ice Cream was set to open its third location on Wednesday at the MSA Annex downtown, the shipping container sidebar to the popular Mercado San Agustin on West Congress Street.

The shop is one of the final tenants of the Annex, a hyperlocal upscale retail center that opened in May next door to the Mercado.

One of the first businesses to open in the Annex was Kerry Lane’s Beaut Burger, a vegan burger joint that she and her husband, Ari Shapiro, have been working on for several years.

Izumi — 3655 E. Speedway

Customers at Izumi Japanese restaurant, 3655 E. Speedway, are limited to one serving of oysters and crab legs.

Courtesy Izumi via Facebook

Izumi , which opened in March in an old Denny's on East Speedway, kicks the Asian buffet concept up a notch with crab legs and oysters on the menu, in addition to the usual mix of chicken, pork, beef and veggie dishes.

The fancier offerings up the price of admission to $25 per person, which will also get you all-you-can-eat access to sushi rolls, nigiri and yummy ramen.

Izumi fills a void in midtown, says owner William Cheung, who owns Hana Tokyo on South Calle Santa Cruz and Wok and Roll Asian Buffet on Wes Ina Road.

“It’s just a good location on Speedway. I think they’re lacking,” Cheung said.

Juice Envy — 1980 W. Orange Grove Road

The Beet It has fresh beet juice, cucumber, carrots, ginger and more at Juice Envy, 1980 W. Orange Grove Road.

Next time you're making a noodle run, check out the spot next door for some healthy juices and smoothies. Juice Envy opened in July inside the Orange Grove shopping center anchored by Lee Lee International Supermarket.

Formerly a Subway, the space is now owned by Tucsonan K.C. Roff and managed by his daughter Kandice Roff, who developed the menu herself.

"I know a lot of people doing yogurts and added sugar concentrate," she said. "I wanted to be so different — completely fresh — where the customers can see us make everything right in front of them."

Just Breakfast — 2510 E. Hunt Hwy

Waitress Christy Watson chats with Jeff Chilson, right, as he waits for his order at the newly opened Just Breakfast, 8579 N. Silverbell Road. The owners of the adjacent Home Plate restaurant and sports bar run Just Breakfast.

Photos by Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

The popular Home Plate restaurant and sports bar in Marana opened a breakfast spot in mid-February.

The idea is that it serves, as its name implies, just breakfast — omelettes, eggs, pancakes, waffles and breakfast sandwiches with nothing priced over $10 — and leave the lunch and dinner to Home Plate.

Kiss of Smoke — 663 S. Plumer Ave.

Kiss of Smoke BBQ is tucked back on Plumer next to the coolest dive bar ever The Silver Room.

Tucked back into a residential neighborhood south of Broadway, Kiss of Smoke serves wood-fired barbecue dishes like pulled pork and mesquite-smoked chicken.

Brandi Romero and her family originally started out as a competition barbecue team, but transitioned into a popular food truck and now a brick and mortar restaurant.

Kogi Korean BBQ — 4951 N. Grant Road

Kogi Korean BBQ opened in June is in the space that was once Seoul Kitchen at 4951 N. Grant Road.

Seoul Kitchen, meanwhile, moved to 6255 E. Golf Links Road , where it's becoming popular for its daily lunch buffet.


Beyond Meat Goes Public as Sales of Plant-Based Meats Rise

Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, made its stock market debut on Thursday, with shares zooming upward by mid-afternoon. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs.

The Nasdaq is adding fake meat to its diet.

Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, made its stock market debut on Thursday, with shares zooming upward by mid-afternoon. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs.

Beyond Meat raised about $240 million selling 9.6 million shares at $25 each. Those shares more than doubled their value Thursday, trading at $59.47 by mid-afternoon.

The 10-year-old company has attracted celebrity investors like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and actor Leonardo DiCaprio and buzz for placing its products in burger joints like Carl's Jr. It sells to 30,000 grocery stores, restaurants and schools in the U.S., Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said the IPO timing is right because the company wants to expand overseas. He also wants consumers to be able to buy shares since they have fueled the company's growth.

"It really is a wonderful feeling to be able to welcome people in who have helped this brand," Brown told The Associated Press.

Still, Beyond Meat has never made an annual profit it lost $30 million last year. It's also facing serious competition from other "new meat" companies like Impossible Foods and traditional players like Tyson Foods Inc. Tyson recently sold a stake in Beyond Meat because it plans to develop its own alternative meat.

The IPO comes amid growing consumer interest in plant-based foods for their presumed health and environmental benefits. U.S. sales of plant-based meats jumped 42% between March 2016 and March 2019 to a total of $888 million, according to Nielsen. Traditional meat sales rose 1% to $85 billion in that same time frame.

The trend is a global one. U.K. sales of meat alternatives jumped 18% over the last year, while sales of traditional meat and poultry slid 2%.

Even Burger King has recognized the appeal. Earlier this week, the fast food chain announced that it would start testing the Impossible Whopper, made with a plant-based burger from Impossible Foods, in additional markets after its monthlong test in St. Louis proved successful. Meanwhile, Ikea says it's working on developing a plant-based Swedish meatball, which it says it plans to test with customers early next year.

Brown says Beyond Meat's ingredient list — it only uses natural ingredients that haven't been genetically modified and doesn't use soy — sets it apart from competitors. Its products are made from pea protein, canola oil, potato starch and other plant-based ingredients. Its burgers "bleed" with beet juice its sausages are colored with fruit juice.

Unlike competitors, Beyond Meat products have also been sold in the meat section of groceries since 2016. That has broadened their appeal beyond vegetarians. Beyond Meat says a 26-week study last spring showed that 93% of Kroger customers who bought its burgers also bought animal meat during the same period.

In a 2016 taste test, Consumer Reports said the texture of the Beyond Burger was similar to ground beef, but it didn't match up in flavor. The magazine's conclusion: It might not be the best burger you've ever tried, but it's pretty tasty on a bun with lots of toppings.

As for health benefits, the results are mixed. A four-ounce 92% lean burger from Laura's Lean Beef has higher fat and cholesterol than a Beyond Meat burger, but Beyond Meat's burger has higher sodium and carbohydrates and slightly less protein. The lean beef burger is 160 calories a Beyond Meat burger is 270 calories.

Brown says Beyond Meat is working on reducing sodium, which is a natural byproduct of its manufacturing process. But he also points out that red meat and processed meat have been classified as possible carcinogens by the World Health Organization.

Beyond Meat also costs more. For $5.99, consumers can get two 4-ounce patties of Beyond Burger or four 4-ounce patties of Laura's Lean Beef.

Brown said Beyond Meat has a five-year goal of getting at least one product — most likely beef — to cost less than the animal version. He expects the supply chain will grow as sales expand, which will lower the cost of raw ingredients like peas.

But Beyond Meat touts environmental benefits as well. The company says a plant-based burger takes 99% less water and 93% less land to produce than a beef burger, and generates 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Beyond Meat was founded in 2009 by Brown, a former clean energy executive. Brown's family part-owned a Maryland dairy farm, so as a child, Brown spent weekends and summers on the farm. As he grew older, he began to question whether people really needed animals to produce meat.

Brown teamed up with two professors from the University of Missouri, Fu-hung Hsieh and Harold Huff, who had been developing soy-based chicken since the 1980s. By 2013, Beyond Meat was selling plant-based chicken strips nationwide at Whole Foods. (The company discontinued chicken earlier this year but says it's working on a better recipe.)

For investors, the stock is not without risk. Amid its annual losses, Beyond Meat must also continue to spend heavily on research and development. The El Segundo, California-based company employs 63 scientists, engineers, researchers, technicians and chefs at its 30,000-square-foot lab. It also has manufacturing facilities in Columbia, Missouri.

Renaissance Capital, which has researched the company, says investors will likely tolerate the losses because the business is growing so quickly. Beyond Meat's net revenue was $87.9 million last year, 170% higher than 2017.


Beyond Meat Goes Public as Sales of Plant-based Meats Rise

Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, made its debut on the stock exchange Thursday. It’s the first pure-play maker of vegan “meat” to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs.

Beyond Meat raised about $240 million selling 9.6 million shares at $25 each. That values the company at about $1.5 billion.

The 10-year-old company has attracted celebrity investors like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and actor Leonardo DiCaprio and buzz for placing its products in burger joints like Carl’s Jr. It sells to 30,000 grocery stores, restaurants and schools in the U.S., Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said the IPO timing is right because the company wants to expand overseas. He also wants consumers to be able to buy shares since they have fueled the company’s growth.

“It really is a wonderful feeling to be able to welcome people in who have helped this brand,” Brown told The Associated Press.

Still, Beyond Meat has never made an annual profit it lost $30 million last year. It’s also facing serious competition from other “new meat” companies like Impossible Foods and traditional players like Tyson Foods Inc. Tyson recently sold a stake in Beyond Meat because it plans to develop its own alternative meat.

The IPO comes amid growing consumer interest in plant-based foods for their presumed health and environmental benefits. U.S. sales of plant-based meats jumped 42% between March 2016 and March 2019 to a total of $888 million, according to Nielsen. Traditional meat sales rose 1% to $85 billion in that same time frame.

The trend is a global one. U.K. sales of meat alternatives jumped 18% over the last year, while sales of traditional meat and poultry slid 2%.

Even Burger King has recognized the appeal. Earlier this week, the fast food chain announced that it would start testing the Impossible Whopper, made with a plant-based burger from Impossible Foods, in additional markets after its monthlong test in St. Louis proved successful.

Brown says Beyond Meat’s ingredient list — it only uses natural ingredients that haven’t been genetically modified and doesn’t use soy — sets it apart from competitors. Its products are made from pea protein, canola oil, potato starch and other plant-based ingredients. Its burgers “bleed” with beet juice its sausages are colored with fruit juice.

Unlike competitors, Beyond Meat products have also been sold in the meat section of groceries since 2016. That has broadened their appeal beyond vegetarians. Beyond Meat says a 26-week study last spring showed that 93% of Kroger customers who bought its burgers also bought animal meat during the same period.

Health comparisons are mixed. A four-ounce 92% lean burger from Laura’s Lean Beef has higher fat and cholesterol than a Beyond Meat burger, but Beyond Meat’s burger has higher sodium and carbohydrates and slightly less protein. The lean beef burger is 160 calories a Beyond Meat burger is 270 calories.

Brown says Beyond Meat is working on reducing sodium, which is a natural byproduct of its manufacturing process. But he also points out that red meat and processed meat have been classified as possible carcinogens by the World Health Organization.

Beyond Meat also costs more. For $5.99, consumers can get two 4-ounce patties of Beyond Burger or four 4-ounce patties of Laura’s Lean Beef.

Brown said Beyond Meat has a five-year goal of getting at least one product — most likely beef — to cost less than the animal version. He expects the supply chain will grow as sales expand, which will lower the cost of raw ingredients like peas.

But Beyond Meat touts environmental benefits as well. The company says a plant-based burger takes 99% less water and 93% less land to produce than a beef burger, and generates 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Beyond Meat was founded in 2009 by Brown, a former clean energy executive. Brown’s family part-owned a Maryland dairy farm, so as a child, Brown spent weekends and summers on the farm. As he grew older, he began to question whether people really needed animals to produce meat.

Brown teamed up with two professors from the University of Missouri, Fu-hung Hsieh and Harold Huff, who had been developing soy-based chicken since the 1980s. By 2013, Beyond Meat was selling plant-based chicken strips nationwide at Whole Foods. (The company discontinued chicken earlier this year but says it’s working on a better recipe.)

For investors, the stock is not without risk. Amid its annual losses, Beyond Meat must also continue to spend heavily on research and development. The El Segundo, California-based company employs 63 scientists, engineers, researchers, technicians and chefs at its 30,000-square-foot lab. It also has manufacturing facilities in Columbia, Missouri.

Renaissance Capital, which has researched the company, says investors will likely tolerate the losses because the business is growing so quickly. Beyond Meat’s net revenue was $87.9 million last year, 170% higher than 2017.


Pizza Hut Launches Beyond Meat’s Plant-Based Sausage In Puerto Rico

Fast-food chain Pizza Hut has welcomed Beyond Meat’s plant-based sausage in five restaurants in Puerto Rico.

On August 10, the eatery will debut two pizza’s featuring Beyond Sausage for a limited time offer – or whilst supplies last.

‘Iconic flavor’

In an online statement, Ana Agrelot, Vice President of Marketing at Encanto Restaurants, the Pizza Hut franchisee in Puerto Rico said: “We are delighted to be the first pizza chain to bring this delicious and nutritious plant-based sausage to the Puerto Rican consumer’s table.

“The Beyond Sausage® Pizza & Beyond Sausage® Veggie Pizza are a great option for customers looking to try plant-based protein without sacrificing the iconic flavor of the traditional meat topping pizza.”

‘Delicious taste’

Beyond Meat’s Chief Growth Officer Chuck Muth added: “We’re excited to take this next step in our partnership with Yum! Brands to offer a plant-based sausage option at an iconic brand like Pizza Hut in Puerto Rico.

“Following successful tests with KFC in the U.S. and China, we’re proud to partner with Pizza Hut in Puerto Rico to introduce local consumers to the delicious taste of Beyond Meat, and further our goal of increasing accessibility to plant-based meat globally.”

Plant Based News has contacted Beyond Meat to see whether the pizza is suitable for vegans, or if it can be veganized


3. Beyond Beef

Another member of the Beyond Meat family is Beyond Beef, which is different from its crumbles and resembles the taste, texture, and versatility of ground beef.

The chewy, juicy bite of the vegan meat comes from its plant-based pea, mung bean, and rice proteins. Per serving, it provides 20 grams of protein and just 6 grams of saturated fat, beating out animal-based beef in both counts.

The product can be included in spaghetti bolognese, used to stuff tacos, or shaped into vegan burger patties or meatballs.

Florida BBQ chain 4 Rivers Smokehouse serves Beyond Beef in the form of Vegan Beyond Burnt Ends. The beef is double smoked and slow-roasted in the same way the chain’s animal products are.

In 2020, Beyond Meat launched Beyond Beef in 3,300 Starbucks locations across China. Brown said in a statement after the launch: “Starbucks is a trusted brand with a strong market presence and deep understanding of customers in China. We’re pleased to partner with them on our market entry.”

Beyond Sausage is now available from a number of retailers. | Beyond Meat


Plant-based facilities

Last year, Beyond Meat announced the opening of its first co-manufacturing facility in Europe after partnering with Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat in Zoeterwoude, as well as the acquisition of the company’s first manufacturing facility in Enschede.

The brand says the facilities will ‘increase the speed, scale and efficiency with which Beyond Meat can produce and distribute its latest product innovations to its retail and foodservice customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa’.