April Fools'! Restaurants are not ditching avocado toast for coffee ground toast. But good try, Kimpton!

April Fools'! Restaurants are not ditching avocado toast for coffee ground toast. But good try, Kimpton!

/Michelle Banovic

April Fools' Day is fun if you're a prankster. It's terrifying if you're a journalist. Imagine, reading a press release about a funky new thing at a restaurant. Hungry restaurateurs will try anything these days, like ... coffee grounds sprinkled on top of toast, pictured above.

RED FLAG.

Check out some April Fools' Day jokes that'll make you laugh.

The burger place that goes vegan

Know what's not a joke? Slater's 50/50's new vegan mushroom-onion burger. Well played.

Know what's not a joke? Slater's 50/50's new vegan mushroom-onion burger. Well played.

/Courtesy of Slater's 50/50

Slater's 50/50's menu starts with milkshakes and the Porkapalooza — a bacon flight. So diners like me were skeptical when Slater's 50/50 (totally seriously) added healthy menu options to the menu in January. That part's true. What isn't true is today's news that Slater's 50/50 announced a "new, vegan-only menu." 

"Slater's 50/50 was built on the three B's — burgers, bacon, and beer, but all good things must end sometime when trends change," James Bailey, culinary director for Elite Restaurant Group, allegedly says in a press release. "We entered 2019 with the introduction of our protein-focused, diet-friendly 'Burger in a Bowl' LTOs, so venturing further into vegan, plant-based territory seemed like a natural evolution for the brand."

Here's the twist: Slater's 50/50 is using April Fools' Day to announce a real menu item, a new vegan mushroom-onion burger available through June 30. Touché.

Slater's 50/50 restaurants in Dallas are at 2817 Greenville Ave. (on Lower Greenville)  and 11661 Preston Road (near Forest Lane).

There's not enough stuff for boys, am I right?

It's April Fools' Day: Here are some of the best pranks you can pull on friends

A newsletter I love, Girls' Night In, announced it'll be catering to a new audience with a new spinoff called Boys' Night In. The OG newsletter is all about self care — women building confidence while they build careers; developing great skincare regimens; and sleeping in instead of partying. 

Seems like a fine idea to let the guys have their day, too, until I clicked on the link suggesting a $47 box of "mansize Kleenex." The explanation revealed this April fool: "Those woman-sized tissues simply won't do." 

Sign up for Girls' Night In here. Sign up for Boys' Night In nowhere.

'Billions' of chefs picked these food trends

Comin' in hot: "salt water" cocktails, made with water sourced from the Pacific Ocean. Just kidding.

Comin' in hot: "salt water" cocktails, made with water sourced from the Pacific Ocean. Just kidding.

/Courtesy of Jessica Bishop

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants let their interns do the research on the food industry's latest trends. (And they really went for it, interviewing "billions of influential chefs.") The biggest things we'll see at restaurants this year, they say, are keto pasta, savory snow cones in flavors like buffalo blue cheese and truffle salami, and edible house plants. Extra points for their made-up slogan on that last one: "from your house to your mouth." 

The interns took photos of their fake foods, too. Give them a raise!

Not available anywhere, so don't ask.

Would you eat a Topo Chico popsicle?

Hearts were broken when some of Topo Chico's biggest fans realized their mineral water popsicle was a rouse. C'mon, Topo, at least say it's going to be grapefruit flavored or something.

Find a pic on Twitter. Sorry in advance.

Yeti or not ...

Yeti's new business model is scooters. Yeah, right.

Props, though: That's a pretty funny Facebook video.

YETI Falcon

Scooting is the future of transportation. So we decided to bring this phenomenon to the wild. Introducing the YETI Falcon. See Falcon Fly - http://bit.ly/YETI-Falcon A note from our not so wild lawyers: the Falcon isn't real.

Posted by YETI on Monday, April 1, 2019

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