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Category: Japan

Voodoo Doughnut Taiwan

Voodoo Doughnut has just opened their first store outside of the U.S., in Taiwan in a repurposed old tobacco factory warehouse that now features local artists and designers (sounds like the perfect spot for Voodoo!). They hope this will be the first of up to 20 Voodoos in Japan and Taiwan, although Dunkin’ Donuts, Mister Donut, and Krispy Kreme have not exactly taken the region by storm. One early report: liked the doughnuts, not the premium prices.

LAF in the A.M. February 25th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL CLAM CHOWDER DAY!

Gates Bar-B-Q of Independence MO Burns Down

Shake Shack Coming to Japan Next Year

Graeter’s Coming to Tennessee and Cleveland?

Giordano’s, Stunned by Indy Success, Plans Further Indiana Expansion

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LAF in the A.M. February 14th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY CREME-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY!

Pie and Ice Cream Benefit at TX Brewery

Top 10 Food Cities in the World

Shake Shack Comes to Baltimore Monday

Local Praise for Giordano’s of Indy

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LAF in the A.M. November 26th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Whoopie!

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Coming to NJ

Top 5 Pizzas in Connecticut

Texas Fried Chicken Throw Down

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LAF in the A.M. October 26th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Oysters and Beer in Brooklyn

There are now three franchises of New York City’s venerable Grand Central Oyster Bar: in Newark Airport, in Tokyo, and, since December of last year, in Brooklyn. Currently, the Brooklyn location is running a special fall beer and oyster pairing menu. Four oysters with four five-ounce beers sounds like a great idea and, at $14.95, a great deal too. Read about Kate Kolenda’s experience with the pairings at The Daily Meal. Continue reading

Cafe du Monde’s Japanese Connection

Everyone who visits New Orleans is aware of the original Cafe du Monde at the French Market in the Vieux Carré . It’s not possible to fly out of Louis Armstrong International unless a gate agent certifies that your shirt is covered with powdered sugar. There are seven branches scattered in and about NOLA, and they’re fine in a beignet emergency. However, the original is the most fun. But did you know that the greatest number of Cafe du Mondes can be found in Japan? 21 to be exact. How did that happen? Continue reading

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