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Las Vegas Eateries Might Consider Going Back To Plastic Straws

Aug 02, 2023

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After all the work it took to go to paper straws, Las Vegas eateries might want to consider going back to plastic. That’s if a recent article is true about what some are saying about paper.

According to a recent article published by New Atlas under “Health & Wellbeing”, it seems that paper straws might not be as “eco-friendly” as once thought!

Testing found that 90% of the paper straws contained forever chemicals link to serious health issues. On the other hand, plastic straws tested had about 70% as well.

Bamboo straws didn’t fair much better according to the article as well as glass straws. But out all that were tested, the glass straw was the least containing chemicals.

We’re guessing that you can probably find some level of “forever chemicals” in just about anything right now. Most agree the best way to go is with those straws of stainless steel!

Living here in Las Vegas, we do know that a lot of food & beverage establishments went out of their way converting to paper straw. Although, not everyone a big fan. But we do what we have to do for the environment right?

Of course, not too sure how many will read the article mentioned in this post or even if restaurants will take it to heart. We have seen an increase on patrons bring in their own personal straws. Just based on preference and some feel it’s the healthiest way to go!

When you’re out, what do you prefer? Plastic or paper? We understand the pros and cons to each. But, getting back to the stainless steel straws, keep in mind, they do make a great “couples” gift if you decide to buy a set!

The good thing is, read the article, then do what you think is the best for you. Because when all is said and done, you’re the only person that matters…and enjoy!

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin! From flavored coffees to pastries to dinner entrées, pumpkin reigns supreme this season. Check out our favorite recipes to try at home when you’re getting that hankering for the winter squash that is pumpkin.

Kicking off the list is none other than the coveted PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) that we all know and love. And if you hadn’t had some yet, you are in for a treat! Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger make this at home coffee treat oh so warming and decadent.

Full list of ingredients below:2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, or more to taste, see our homemade pumpkin puree recipe1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it1 tablespoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving1/2 cup strong hot coffeeWhipped cream, for serving

To make the perfect boozy pumpkin drink, How to Drink on YouTube shows us how to elevate the coveted PSL into a cocktail while providing hilarious, witty commentary.

Full list of ingredients below:Pumpkin Spice Cocktail:2 oz. -or- 60 ml. Mr Black Coffee Liquor2 oz. -or- 60 ml. Pumpkin Spice SyrupAdd ice to shaker and shakeStrain into glassTop with whipped creamSprinkle with Pumpkin Spice Sugar (recipe below)

Pumpkin Spice Syrup:Full can of Pumpkin Puree29 oz. -or- 860 ml. Water29 oz. -or- 860 ml. Demerara Sugar4 tsp. Dried Ginger Root2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon2 tsp. Vanilla Extract7 (or 8) ClovesBring to a boilLet cool and strain through nut bag or cheese cloth

Pumpkin Spice Sugar:Dried GingerCinnamonNutmegSugar

Learn to make Pumpkin Juice from the Harry Potter books, either virgin or with booze by, once again, How to Drink on YouTube.

Full list of ingredients below:Cinnamon Syrup1 part Water2 parts Sugar2 whole cinnamon sticks per cup of water (I used four)boil till clear, let cool, and bottle.Throw additional cinnamon sticks in the bottle with the syrup, it’ll continue to flavor.

Pumpkin Juice:1 can Puréed Pumpkin1 Can of waterCombine in saucepan, heat to a boil and immediately let cool.Strain through cheesecloth and bottle.

Pumpkin Juice Clone:4 oz. -or- 120 ml. Juiced Pumpkin1.5 oz. -or- 45 ml. Apricot JuiceTwo Dashes of Vanilla Extract1.5 oz. -or- 45 ml. Cinnamon Syrup.25 tsp -or- .65 g Ground Cinnamon.25 tsp -or- .65 grams of Ground Allspice1.5 TBS -or- 200 g Citric AcidShake & Pour

Adult Pumpkin Juice Cocktail:1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Juiced Pumpkin1 oz. -or- 30 ml. Cinnamon Syrup.25 oz. -or- 8 ml. Allspice Dram2 oz. -or- 60 ml. ApplejackShake & StrainGarnish with Fresh Nutmeg & Cinnamon Stick

Learn how to make a savory and healthy pumpkin soup to warm you through the fall and winter months. Roasted pumpkin gives the soup more flavor than if you were to simply boil the squash.

Full list of ingredients below:2lb Pumpkin2 Tablespoon OilSalt & Pepper1 Onion3 Cloves Garlic1 Tablespoon Ground Coriander Seeds3 Cups Vegetable Stock

Tangy, cream cheese filling and a fluffy pumpkin cake make this the most mouth-watering pumpkin treat of all time.

Full list of ingredients below:Cake:¼ cup powdered sugar3/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground allspice¼ teaspoon ground ginger¼ tsp nutmeg1/4 teaspoon salt3 large eggs1 cup granulated sugar2/3 cup pumpkin puree2 tsp vanilla extract

Filling:1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature1 cup powdered sugar sifted6 tablespoons butter room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pumpkin Pie, but make it little! Check out this delicious recipe by Tasty that makes 12 servings.

INGREDIENTS1 15-ounce (425 grams) can pumpkin puree1 12-ounce (354 ml) can evaporated milk¾ cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground cloves½ teaspoon ground ginger½ teaspoon salt2 eggs2 refrigerated pie crusts

Pumpkin on ice, made by using your leftover pumpkin pie!

Ingredients:1/2 cup heavy cream1 tablespoon powdered sugar1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1 teaspoon maple syrup1 pumpkin pie slice1 tablespoon maple syrup1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream

Learn how to make these tender muffins that are sure to have people begging you for the recipe!

What you’ll need:1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 180g1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon½ teaspoon allspice1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon nutmeg2 large eggs½ cup brown sugar 100g1/2 cup white sugar 100g1/4 cup whole milk 60mL1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 280g1/2 cup vegetable oil 120mL1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Learn how to make a unique dessert, all while a cute dog accompanies our chef!

Ingredients: (Serves 6)Pumpkin (7.1 oz) – net weight200ml Milk (6.8 fl oz)50ml Whipping Cream with 36% fat (1.7 fl oz)40g Sugar (1.4 oz)2 Eggs½ tbsp Rum½~1 tsp Vanilla ExtractMaple Syrup130ml Custard Cups (4.4 fl oz)

Make soft and chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies without any eggs!

Ingredients needed:2 cups all-purpose flour 240g1/4 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp baking powder Dark2 tsp ground cinnamon1/4 tsp ground ginger1/2 tsp allspice1/4 tsp cardamom1/2 tsp salt3/4 cup butter 170g, melted2/3 cup light brown sugar 100g, Packed1/2 cup granulated sugar 100g1/3 cup pumpkin puree strained to get excess liquid out1 tsp vanilla extract 5mL1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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