Today on The Daily Dish: Gordon Ramsey has a heart, Hugs Cafe doing Gods work, Mike Vegas cashes in on Dominoes, Denver opens up a new kind of smoking section, The Wiener's Circle finishes first with new owners, and a rat brings diner to his four turtle sons.
Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
Three heart-warming stories. You know terrifying TV chef Gordon Ramsay of Hell’s Kitchen? Well, a chef claiming to be fired because of his epilepsy, Tweeted at Ramsay and got more than he expected, a job offer.
Now to McKinney, Texas where a small café does God’s work. Hugs Café is a nonprofit that hires employees with Down syndrome and other disorders. Most employees will never fully function as adults. However, for 15 hours per week, they can feel a sense of purpose accompanied by their own paycheck.
Last, a man in California who ordered Domino’s got more than pizza — $1,300 in cash. His name? Mike Vegas (of course). Though tempted, Vegas returned the money and was rewarded with free pizza for a year. It seems good deeds do pay off.
Now a few quick-hits:
Denver is considering legalizing marijuana smoking in public places, which could make smoking pot in designated areas in restaurants and bars a common occurrence.
The famously rude Chicago hot dog stand The Wiener’s Circle was sold. The new owners plan to carry on its tradition of insulting customers, and are considering expanding nationally.
Finally, a video of a New York City rat lugging a pizza slice down subway stairs is going viral. The Twittersphere has turned him into an underdog champion and an uplifting metaphor for the struggle of life. The video ends before he scurries off into the sunset, but we like to think the little fella’ succeeded.
And that’s today's Daily Dish. Thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.