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Keke Palmer is not backtracking from her negative review of Chef Marcus Samuelsson's food at the Met Gala on Monday.

Keke went viral when she shared a photo of her wilted salad as part of her 3-course meal at the Met Gala.

Marcus -- who helped select the 10 aspiring chefs to feed the hungry A-listers - told TMZ he was dismayed that Keke criticized the food he curated.

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When a fan retweeted Page Six's article about chef Marcus Samuelsson defending his food on Wednesday, the 28-year-old actress replied, "I just have different taste buds! I love this Chef, sorry to this man."

Keke first criticized the food on her Instagram Story after paying $30,000-$50,000 for her ticket.

She wrote: "The menu chile... This is why they don't show y'all the food... I'm just playinnnn."

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour defended Marcus's meatless menu in a statement to Page Six on Tuesday.

"We are so thrilled and grateful to have worked with Marcus Samuelsson on the menu for this year's Met Gala. The plant-based menu featured recipes from 10 emerging New York-based chefs to celebrate the return of the city's restaurant industry, which was devastated by the pandemic."

Marcus is the head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem.

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A customer put restaurateur Kandi Burruss on blast after he was charged for ice at one of her establishments.

Ryan Williams, a criminal defense lawyer who dined at The Real Housewives of Atlanta star's Blaze Steakhouse, accused the restaurant of charging him $4 for 2 ice cubes.

Williams took to social media claiming he was overcharged for cheese, a margarita and 2 ice cubes which were listed on the receipt as "rocks."
 
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Williams said he was very upset that he had to pay an extra $4 for 2 ice cubes in his drink.

He budgets $300 a month for business dinners and that he counts every penny because he doesn't like to overspend.

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Williams reached out to the restaurant on social media to give them a chance to fix the overcharge.

Blaze Steakhouse contacted Williams and apologized profusely for the misunderstanding. They refunded his $4 and he shared an update on Instagram.

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Kandi also took to social media to explain the ice overcharge.

In a video posted on her Instagram stories, Kandi said larger drinks require more ice. And, despite the "rocks" charge on the receipt, she charges customers for the extra liquor.

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Keke Palmer sparked Internet memes when she posted a photo of her wilted salad as part of her 3-course meal at the $30,000-$50,000 per ticket Met Gala, held on Monday night in NYC.

The actress captioned the image: "This is why they don't show y'all the food. I'm just playing."

According to TMZ, Chef Marcus Samuelsson defended allegations that the food was unpalatable at the high society event.

Marcus -- who helped select the 10 aspiring chefs to feed the hungry A-listers - was dismayed that Keke criticized the food served at the $30K-$50K per ticket gala.

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Marcus -- the head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, created the totally meatless menu at the gala. He tells TMZ, yes, Keke's picture is in fact a sample of the food served at the ultra exclusive event.

Marcus described the unrecognizable food on Keke's plate as barley topped with roasted maitake mushrooms, tomato salad with corn and zucchini slices.

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Marcus said -- despite Keke's criticism -- the 3-course vegan meal was delicious and the feedback he got from other guests has been incredible.

Marcus, in collaboration with Bon Appétit, hired and then challenged 10 aspiring NY chefs to create a "sustainable, plant-based menu" with all the bells and whistles - hence all the fruits and veggies.

However, Keke's pic, which consisted of the entree, had everyone talking about how unappetizing the food looked.

One person wrote, "This was clearly a 'eat before you get there' type of thing."

Another person wrote, "They feeding y'all like it's Fyre Festival."

In addition to a fresh salad, Keke dined on appetizers, including 6 hor d'oeuvres, a watermelon pumpkin salad, Spanish-style tomato toast rubbed with garlic and anchovy oil, followed by collard greens served on coconut buttermilk cornbread, black rice porcini arancini and smoked yuzu soy on a single panipuri cracker.

Dessert included an apple topped with chocolate mousse and apple confit with a calvados eau-de-vie glaze.

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Keke Palmer posted a photo of wilted "fresh salad" that was included as part of her 3-course meal at the $30,000-$50,000 per ticket Met Gala, held on Monday night in NYC.

The 28-year-old actress wore a shimmering black open back floor length gown by Sergio Hudson to the Met Gala, themed "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

Half of the well-heeled guests left after ascending the steps and having their photos taken by paparazzi to prove they attended the event.

However, Keke was one of the celebs who stayed to dine on the fully meatless 3-course meal.

She posted a photo on her Instagram Story showing her plate of wilted salad that looked like it had been left outside in the sun.

Keke captioned the image: "This is why they don't show y'all the food. I'm just playing."

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According to Dailymail.com, this year's menu was completely vegan, with 10 of New York's top chefs hired to feed the hungry A-listers.

Dinner consisted of a "fresh salad" as a starter, followed by collard greens served on coconut buttermilk cornbread, black rice porcini arancini with pumpkin Calabrian chili sauce, and watermelon tart with smoked yuzu soy on a single panipuri cracker.

The main course consisted of creamed barley with corn, pickled turnips, and roasted maitake mushrooms.

For desert, the A-listers savored a dish of apple mousse and apple confit with a calvados eau-de-vie glaze.

They washed it all down with champagne and fine wines.
 

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Rapper Saweetie visited a McDonald's franchise location to promote her newly launched McDonalds "Saweetie Meal" on Monday, Aug. 9, in Lynwood, CA.

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The "Tap In" sensation arrived in style at the wheel of her white Rolls Royce Cullinan with a custom orange interior. She parked the luxury automobile right in front of the McDonald's establishment.

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The rap star wore a bright orange body suit and posed for photos with fans before posing alongside her Rolls Royce with her "Saweetie Meal"

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The Saweetie meal consists of a Big Mac, 4-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, a medium Sprite, and two sauces. You have your choice of the tangy BBQ sauce or Saweetie 'N Sour sauce -- McDonald's famous Sweet N' Sour sauce renamed for the new meal.

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McDonald's teamed up with the "Icy Girl" rapper as part of its Famous Orders program which kicked off last year with rapper Travis Scott.

Saweetie's meal will be available through the McDonald's app starting August 9. Supplies are limited.

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Drake wanted to really impress his current lady friend by taking her to a special spot for a private dinner.

Drake's dinner date was entrepreneur Johanna Leia, who is the mother of Amari Bailey, one of Bronny James' teammates at Sierra Canyon School.

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Most men take their ladies to a favorite restaurant for a romantic evening. But Drake rented out the entire Dodger Stadium stadium for a private dinner on the field.

By coincidence, Los Angeles ABC News affiliate's chopper pilot Chris Cristi was flying low over the stadium when he spotted the strange sight and shot video.
 

Drake previously rented out Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium for a dinner to celebrate his Billboard Artist of the Decade Award.
 

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A second lab analysis of Subway restaurant's tuna fish sandwich, obtained by The NY Times, failed to identify any fish DNA in the ingredients.

Months after two Bay Area residents claimed there was no fish in Subway's tuna fish sandwiches, the New York Times ordered a new lab analysis.

A federal class action lawsuit noted a laboratory analysis of the tuna fish sandwiches determined no seafood DNA was found in the ingredients.

"We found that the ingredients were not tuna and not fish," said one of two attorneys representing two plaintiffs in the lawsuit in an email to The Washington Post.

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The lawsuit claimed the "products are made from a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by Defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna."

Subway restaurant hit back at the claims that the company made "false and misleading representations about tuna being used as an ingredient."

"There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed in California," a company spokesperson told DailyMail.com in January.

However, a second analysis of more than five feet of Subway tuna fish sandwiches obtained by the New York Times, determined no fish DNA was found in the samples.

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Ikea store's Juneteenth menu featuring fried chicken and watermelon angered employees at an Atlanta area store.

The store's Juneteenth menu was created in honor of the first official Juneteenth federal holiday on the weekend of June 19.

The Juneteenth menu contained fried chicken, watermelon, macaroni and cheese and collard greens -- all southern food staples.

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The soul food was to be served to all employees on Saturday to "honor and persevere Black Americans" on Juneteenth, the store stated in an email sent to employees, according to WGCL CBS46 in Atlanta.

However, Black employees expressed outrage after discovering the menu was created by execs at Ikea's corporate office.

"You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don't even know the history, they used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time," one employee told CBS46.

Following the backlash, Ikea released a statement, saying "the meal was intended to be served to co-workers as an internal celebration, not customers."

Some employees told CBS46 that no Black employees were involved with creating the menu, But Ikea stated that there were a few Black people on the menu selection committee.

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Subway's public relations team rushed to get ahead of a potential PR disaster from a lawsuit claim that the franchise serves mystery meat to its customers.

A lawsuit filed by two plaintiffs in California claims an independent laboratory tested a Subway tuna fish sandwich and found the sandwich did not contain tuna or even fish.

"The products are made from a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by Defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna," the lawsuit alleged. "Defendants identified, labeled and advertised the products as 'tuna' to consumers, when in fact they were not tuna."

The news prompted rampant speculation that Subway cuts corners by serving dog, cat or even human flesh that are cheaper by the pound than wild-caught tuna from the sea.

"These claims are meritless," a Subway spokesperson said in a statement to MSN's Insider. "Tuna is one of our most popular sandwiches. Our restaurants receive 100% wild-caught tuna, mix it with mayonnaise and serve on a freshly made sandwich to our guests."

Subway's spokesman claims a serving of tuna contains only skipjack and yellowtail tuna from fisheries.

The spokesperson added: "Subway will vigorously defend itself against these and any other baseless efforts to mischaracterize and tarnish the high-quality products that Subway and its franchisees provide to their customers, in California and around the world, and intends to fight these claims through all available avenues if they are not immediately dismissed."

In 2020, Subway lost a lawsuit in an Irish court that ruled Subway sandwich rolls could not be legally defined as "bread" because of the high sugar content.

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Most people who order tuna sandwiches from Subway restaurants expect the sandwich to contain some fish in the ingredients.

But a new federal lawsuit claims analysis of Subway tuna sandwiches finds the ingredients do not contain tuna or even fish.

"We found that the ingredients were not tuna and not fish," said one of two attorneys representing two plaintiffs in the lawsuit in an email to The Washington Post.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claimed the company intentionally made "false and misleading representations about tuna being used as an ingredient."

The lawsuit does not explain what's in the Subway tuna sandwiches.

"As independent testing has repeatedly affirmed, the Products are made from anything but tuna," the lawsuit states. "On the contrary, the Products are made from a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by Defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna."

Subway denied the claims that the sandwiches don't contain real tuna.

According to Subway's website, the tuna sandwich contains "flaked tuna blended with creamy mayo then topped with your choice of crisp, fresh veggies."

"There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed in California," a company spokesperson told DailyMail.com.

"Subway delivers 100 per cent cooked tuna to its restaurants, which is mixed with mayonnaise and used in freshly made sandwiches, wraps and salads that are served to and enjoyed by our guests," Subway claimed.

"The taste and quality of our tuna make it one of Subway's most popular products and these baseless accusations threaten to damage our franchisees, small business owners who work tirelessly to uphold the high standards that Subway sets for all of its products, including its tuna.