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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: January 28, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news

Today's first course?

Relax, Coffee Won’t Give You Heart Palpitations, New Research Says

Despite what you may have heard, drinking caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, or chocolate does not cause heart palpitations,

at least that's what researchers at the University of San Francisco want you to believe. Now, during the study, researchers examined more than thirteen hundred subjects who were all participants in another study about heart health. Researchers measured subjects’ instances of irregular heartbeats — premature ventricular contractions and premature atrial contractions. In the end, researchers did not identify any differences in instances of heart palpitations or abnormal rhythms, no matter how much coffee, tea, or chocolate subjects consumed.

Go on a Craft Beer Scavenger Hunt with This 99-Bottle Scratch-Off Chart
Pop Chart Lab has released an interactive infographic that is perfect for the craft beer novice, enthusiast, and elitist alike. Its 99 Bottles of Craft Beer on the Wall Scratch-Off Chart is a “bucket list of essential beverages,” where ‘essential’ takes the form of craft beer. Co. Design explains the breakdown of the chart, which is split into two main categories, ales and lagers, and then further divided into sub-categories, “depending on where different beer types fall on the yeast-and-malt spectrum.” Stouts, lambics, porters, weissbiers, bocks, pilsners, and the like are all highlighted in the chart. To find out how to purchase the chart, just in time for the weekend, head on over to the New in Brief section.

Waffle House Is Taking Reservations for Candlelit Valentine’s Day Dinners
Are you dreading February 14 when you’ll have to shell out a hefty amount of cash for dinner and Champagne at a swanky restaurant? Then you’re in luck, because Waffle House is offering candlelit, white tablecloth dinners on Valentine’s Day for the couple that wants to celebrate love in the name of pancakes. That’s right: The breakfast restaurant chain known for being a popular crime spot is offering a Valentine’s Day deal at more than 140 locations in 18 states. It’s called “A Waffle House Love Story.” No, I'm not kidding. Space is limited, so make the call today. Well, I gotta run — I have a reservation to make.

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