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Jill Biden Slammed for Comparing Latinos to Tacos

'We are not tacos,' Hispanic journalists group responds to FLOTUS speech, blasting 'stereotypes'

(Newser) - On Monday, Jill Biden spoke in San Antonio at the UnidosUS Annual Conference, one of the Hispanic community's largest gatherings on issues such as housing, health care, civil rights, and education. But the first lady's speech didn't go over well with everyone, drawing backlash for what some...

If You Can Eat a Taco a Day, Taco Bell Has a Tempting Offer

Get the 'Taco Lover's Pass' via the chain's app and enjoy a taco a day for 30 days, for a total of $10

(Newser) - Could you eat a taco a day for a whole month? What if we said you could do so for just a ten-spot? If that thought (and price) appeals to you, there's a subscription you may want to check out, courtesy of Taco Bell. "Fans whose New Year'...

Now Hiring: Director of Taco Relations
Know Your Tacos?
A $100K Job Awaits

Know Your Tacos? A $100K Job Awaits

McCormick is seeking a director of taco relations for a 4-month gig

(Newser) - "Taco fanatics," listen up. McCormick has a six-figure job for you, and you don't need any experience other than "a deep love of tacos." Adweek reports that the spice and condiment company has put out a call for "director of taco relations," a...

Taco Bell Announces Big Recall After Customer Finds Metal

2.3M pounds of seasoned ground beef has been yanked from restaurants, distribution centers

(Newser) - Yo quiero Taco Bell, but that side of metal slivers—not so much. CNN and USA Today report the fast-food chain recalled about 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef Friday from distribution centers and restaurants in nearly two dozen states after a customer says they found a metal shaving...

Man Dies During Taco-Eating Contest
Man Dies During
Taco-Eating Contest
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Man Dies During Taco-Eating Contest

'He was just shoving the tacos down his mouth without chewing,' witness says

(Newser) - Taco Tuesday ended in tragedy at a minor league baseball game in California. A man taking part in a taco-eating contest at a Fresno Grizzlies game collapsed seven minutes into the competition and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The coroner's office says 41-year-old Dana Hutchings apparently choked...

Restaurant Busted for Serving Tarantula Tacos

Species is protected in Mexico

(Newser) - Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say. A Mexico City restaurant recently put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Facebook showing a chef torching one until blackened. The only problem: The Mexican red rump tarantula is a protected species....

Army Vet After 48-Day Coma: 'I Want Taco Bell'

Who thought a bag of Crunchy Tacos could be this heartwarming?

(Newser) - An Army vet and father of two who, somewhat miraculously, woke from a 48-day coma last month in Florida had one thing on his mind: Taco Bell. USA Today reports 35-year-old Jake Booth slipped into a coma after his bronchitis turned into pneumonia and caused a heart attack. His family...

Guy Wields Sword, Demands Free Tacos

Adam Kramer charged with aggravated robbery, among other things

(Newser) - Adam Kramer apparently loves his tacos. He ordered six of them at a San Antonio restaurant last week, but when told how much money he owed, he refused to pay and insisted he be given the food for free, police say. The waitress wasn't going for it, so the...

After Uproar, Restaurant Yanks Lion-Meat Tacos

Conservation groups not happy given big cats' 'vulnerable' status

(Newser) - A Tampa taco company has pulled its controversial lion meat tacos off the menu, after getting complaints and even threats from animal lovers, the Tampa Tribune reports. It's probably hard to think of the king of the jungle as "vulnerable," but that's the designation conservation groups...

In Protest, 2K Tacos Delivered to Connecticut Mayor

Joseph Maturo had quipped about tacos in response to racial scandal

(Newser) - When asked what he would do in response to a racial profiling scandal targeting Latinos in the town of East Haven, Connecticut, Mayor Joseph Maturo quipped that he might eat some tacos , and now he can: More than 2,000 tacos were delivered to the mayor's office yesterday. The...

Taco Bell Proclaims: Our Meat Is ... 88% Meat!

And we make it just like you make meatballs

(Newser) - The drama over Taco Bell's meat-or-not just keeps getting better and better. After issuing a statement arguing that its meat was, in fact, meat, it has released another statement that attaches a number to that proclamation: "Our seasoned beef recipe contains 88% quality USDA-inspected beef." And that approach...

Next on Tucson Menu: Lion Meat Tacos

What's up with Arizonans?

(Newser) - Here's something to roar about. A Tucson restaurant is about to serve up lion meat tacos. The FDA allows game meat to be served in restaurants as long as it's not from an endangered species. "Curious" customers are already lining up for reservations to chow down on the new...

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