Lucky Bird Los Angeles Partners With Epic Kitchens to Open First Ghost Kitchen in Chicago on October 1st

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lucky Bird, best known for its juicy Fried Chicken Buckets and sandwiches, has partnered with Epic Kitchens to open the brand’s first ghost kitchen in Chicago on September 21. The popular chef-driven restaurant located in Los Angeles’s historic Grand Central Station will offer a diverse menu of signature fried chicken dishes, delicious sides, and beverages for locals to order through EpicKitchens.com and via third-party delivery partners including DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Caviar, and Postmates. 

Originally founded in Downtown Los Angeles in August 2018 by Chef Chris Dane, the philosophy of Lucky Bird is good fried chicken can solve anything. Making everything from scratch, from buttermilk biscuits to homemade hot sauce, Lucky Bird does their very best to source ingredients locally to ensure the freshest and highest quality product, but most of all they believe there are not many things a bucket of chicken can’t solve.

“We couldn’t be happier to be opening in Chicago. Being able to share fried chicken with people from all over was always one of the main driving factors in opening Lucky Bird, and having our first location outside of Los Angeles be Chicago makes total sense because Chicago is a food Mecca for many with countless great restaurants, so we hope the people of Chicago will open their arms to one more.” said Chef, Chris Dane.

The Chicago incarnation of Lucky Bird will be open for lunch and dinner. Signature dishes on the menu include Fried Chicken Buckets with a mix of white & dark meat; Popcorn Chicken served with a smoked paprika dipping sauce; and Fried Sandwiches served on a   Milk bun with a chicken thigh, homemade pickles, smoked paprika aioli & butter lettuce. Sides include Jojo’s pressured fried potato wedges; Homemade Biscuits served with whipped honey butter; Potato Salad served with Yukon Gold potatoes dressed with garlic herb aioli; Macaroni Salad; Slaw; Pickled Vegetables; and Pickles.

Lucky Bird Chicago

Lucky Bird Chicago will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Stay up to date with specials and mouth-watering photos by liking and following on Instagram and Facebook at @luckybirdchicago and online through https://www.luckybirdla.com/.

About Lucky Bird:

Lucky Bird is owned and operated by head chef, Chris Dane and his wife, Christine. At Lucky Bird, we pride ourselves on making everything from scratch, from our fermented hot sauce to our buttermilk biscuits. We source fresh and never frozen ABF chickens and we cut and portion these birds ourselves making sure the quality is up to our standards. We brine our chicken in a citrus brine, use Wondra flour, and fry in pressure cookers. The citrus brine gives a nice refreshing note to the often heavy taste of fried chicken, and we finish the chicken with fresh lemon zest and Maldon sea salt to fortify that lemon flavor.  Wondra is an instant flour and doesn’t absorb oil like regular flour, so it becomes

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Judge Accuses Epic Of Dishonesty In Fortnite-Apple Legal Battle, Disputes Anticompetitive Walled Garden

Fortnite
Liar, liar, pants on fire! That pretty much sums up what a judge accused Epic of doing in its highly publicized and costly dispute with Apple over the royalty rate it collects for apps sold in its App Store, as well as in-game purchases. The judge told Epic that even though some people might consider the team a bunch of “heroes” for taking on Apple, its claims against the company are “not honest.”
“You did something, you lied about it by omission, by not being forthcoming. That’s the security issue. That’s the security issue!,” Judge Gonzales Rogers told Epic during a court broadcast that was livestreamed on Zoom, according to CNN. “There are a lot of people in the public who consider you guys heroes for what you guys did, but it’s still not honest.”
The livestream is not available for viewing, as far as I can tell, though if you dig around you can find bits and pieces of it on the web. What it basically boils down to is Epic reiterating previous claims that Apple’s banishment of Epic and Fortnite from the App Store is causing the developer irreparable harm, and also harmful to consumers.

This whole mess was initiated by Epic, though, when it decided to break its contract with Apple. Every developer that makes a buck (or a whole lot of bucks, as is the case with Epic) from apps hosted on the App Store has to fork over a 30 percent cut to Apple. That includes the sale of the app itself, and in-game purchase, which for Fortnite entails exchanging real currency for V-bucks.

Epic apparently grew tired of sharing that much revenue with Apple and determined that it was being anticompetitive. So it updated Fortnite to bypass Apple’s revenue share for in-game purchases. Apple responded by booting Fortnite from the App Store, and later Epic as well, which brings us to the current legal battle.

Judge Rogers is not making a determination on the outcome. Instead, this revolves around Epic’s request for a preliminary injunction, to force Apple to reinstate Fortnite back into the App Store. However, Judge Rogers did not seem all that sympathetic, at one point saying she was “not particularly persuaded” by one of the legal arguments Epic made. She also threw cold water on Epic’s claim issue with Apple have a walled garden, so to speak.

“Walled gardens have existed for decades. Nintendo has had a walled garden. Sony has had a walled garden. Microsoft has had a walled garden. What Apple’s doing is not much different… It’s hard to ignore the economics of the industry, which is what you’re asking me to do,” Judge Rogers said.

Apple also had some harsh comments in reference to Epic, saying its CEO Tim Sweeney is “trying to be the Pied Piper of other developers,” trying to get them to “cheat” and “breach” their contracts.

While this case remains unsolved in the early going, the judge’s remarks highlight the kind of uphill

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Laura Whitmore leaves fans in hysterics with epic interior design fail involving a multicoloured rug

Television presenter Laura Whitmore has left fans in hysterics while revealing her interior fail.

The 35 year old Irish star took to Instagram to show off a new rug she’d purchased, however it wasn’t quite what she expected.

Sharing a snap of the rug with her 1.2 million Instagram followers, the Love Island presenter penned: “So I ordered this… and today, this arrived (SWIPE >)” followed by an eye-rolling emoji.

Laura Whitmore shared a snap of what the carpet was supposed to look like
Laura Whitmore shared a snap of what the carpet was supposed to look like

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In the first snap we see a beautiful geometric patterned rug in pastel shades spanning a well-designed lounge in what appears to be a shop photo.

However, the beautiful rug which appears in the professional shot isn’t the same rug as Laura received, with it instead being a touch shabby, a completely different shade and half the size.

The shocked presenter shared a snap of herself standing on her new purchase, showing that it was instead a door mat sized rug, as opposed to a lounge rug as it was advertised as.

The rug that turned up was a little less impressive than Laura had hoped
The rug that turned up was a little less impressive than Laura had hoped

And fans couldn’t stop laughing, as they rushed to the comment section to pen their thoughts.

One wrote: “Literally dying”, while another added: “the reality of ordering online.”

A third said: “This has cracked me up,” and a fourth penned: “Hahahahahhaha.” [sic]

The Irish star has been left less than impressed
The Irish star has been left less than impressed

The comment section, which was filled with laughing emojis by commenters, also saw some fans comparing the rug faux-pas to 2020.

“If there was ever a picture for 2020,” while another commented: “If 2020 was a rug.”

Despite the unfortunate purchase, the rest of Laura’s home is a total haven of interior perfection.

Laura and partner Iain Stirling, who is also a television star, have been living together since he moved in back in 2018.

Their home is filled with quirky artwork, a gorgeous balcony and a must-have dressing room.

Plus, the pair recently introduced an epic garden bar into their home.

The stars enjoyed a boozy night with friends
Laura and Iain recently introduced a bar into their back garden

Taking to Instagram in summer, Iain shared a look at the rustic delight which sits in the pair’s large garden.

Coined ‘The Snug,’ comedian Iain penned: “Delighted to introduce you to the newest member of our family.

“I can now go to the pub and not even leave my house. Ideal.”

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Woman claims her son was kicked out of EPIC school for taking too many bathroom breaks

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A parent of a student at EPIC Stonegate says her son was kicked out of school for going to the bathroom too many times during the first day of school. 

Jaqui Hagerman says her son Austin has Cerebral Palsy, and had to have spine surgery over the summer, so right now he’s in a wheelchair. 

Jaqui says after his first day at EPIC Stonegate she got an email from Austin’s teacher asking for a meeting the next morning.  

“I was blindsided,” Jaqui told News 4. “I walked into a meeting and was told immediately that my son went to the bathroom six times yesterday.”

Jacqui says she was told the school couldn’t accommodate Austin’s physical needs, so he was being dismissed from the school. 

A school administrator later emailed Jacqui saying, “dismissing isn’t what is proposed,” but she says it was very clear what was happening in the meeting.  

“There was no misunderstanding. It was just me, a principal, and a teacher in there,” Jacqui said. “She sat down and just said, ‘he cannot go here anymore. We cannot accommodate for his physical disabilities.’”

News 4 did reach out to EPIC, and we were sent the following statement…

Because of federal student privacy laws, a school cannot publicly comment on a particular student matter. We can say that we have not dismissed any students, nor would we, and we comply with students’ special education Individualized Education Plans per federal law. We are committed to working with and ensuring our parents who have students with special needs are pleased with our services. 

Shelly Hickman, M.Ed. Assistant Superintendent, Communications, Epic Charter School

Jacqui says if what EPIC was claiming was true, Austin would still be in school, a place he wants to be.  

“He started telling me that he was willing to not use his wheelchair, and use his walker, if they didn’t like his wheelchair,” Jacqui said. “He was seeing it as he was the problem.”

Jacqui says EPIC called her Thursday morning, 30 minutes after News 4 reached out to the school, offering to make any accommodations necessary for Austin. 

She says right now they are looking into other school, and she has filed an official complaint with the Office for Civil Rights.

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