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Opposition Builds to Albertsons-Kroger Mega Merger At Local, State and Federal Levels

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Cheyenne Albertsons, Photo by Jimmy Orr

A small coalition of customers sued over the mega merger of Albertsons and Kroger. That’s been followed by an even larger coalition of organizations banding together to fight it. The group contains a few strange bedfellows.

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Lawsuit Claims “Boneless” Chicken Wings Are A Fraud, And Wyoming’s Wing King Agrees

in Wyoming Life/News/Food
Buffalo Wild Wings in Cheyenne. (Greg Johnson, Cowboy State Daily)

A federal lawsuit claims Buffalo Wild Wings is deliberately defrauding customers by passing off deep-fried and sauced up chunks of chicken breast as “boneless wings.” Laramie’s Trent Weitzel, reigning National Buffalo Wing Festival champ, agrees that “boneless wings are ridiculous.”

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Pokey’s BBQ In Gillette Lands On Food Network List As Wyoming’s Best Barbecue

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Pokey's BBQ owner Ric Schuyler and his daughter, Jenny Chatfield, at their Gillette barbecue joint. (Renée Jean, Cowboy State Daily)

True to its name, it took awhile for Pokey’s BBQ to take off, but now it’s recognized by the Food Network – and a host of celebrities like Willie Nelson and ZZ Top – as Wyoming’s best barbecue.

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Wyoming Dairy Farmers Close To Being Allowed Third-Party Milk Sales, But Can They Cut The Cheese?

in News/Legislature/Food

The latest edition of Wyoming’s Food Freedom Act allowing dairy farmers to sell products through a middleman sailed through both legislative chambers and barring a governor’s veto, will soon be law, though an amendment making sure people can cut the cheese at farmers markets failed.

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First She Took On Bobby Flay, Now Wyoming Chef Petrina Pert Tapped As US Culinary Diplomat

in Wyoming Life/News/Food
Wyoming chef Petrine Peart and two of her unique culinary creations. (Courtesy Photos)

The star continues to rise for Cheyenne Chef Petrina Peart. She almost beat Bobby Flay on his hit Food Network show and now has been tapped to represent the United States as a culinary diplomat.

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Pay Fines With Food? Interesting Idea, Say Wyoming Courts and Food Banks

in Wyoming Life/News/Food
Wendy Corr, Cowboy State Daily

A municipal court in Butte, Montana, allows some criminal offenders to donate to food banks in lieu of paying fines. Some Wyoming authorities say it’s a good idea but it wouldn’t necessarily but in a town’s interest because they need the money.

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Need A Last Minute Christmas Gift? Restaurant In Gillette Has A $23,000 Bottle Of Wine

in Wyoming Life/News/Gillette/Food
Ken Barkey, owner of The Prime Rib in Gillette, in the restaurant's wine cellar. (Renée Jean, Cowboy State Daily)

Good news, last minute Christmas shoppers! A 2013 vintage Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée Conti bottle of wine from Burgundy France is available from the Prime Rib restaurant in Gillette for only $23,000.

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Wyoming Hunger Initiative Ropes Local Cattle Producers For New Program

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“Food from the Farm + Ranch” is a collaboration between WHI, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Wyoming Custom Meats, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. The collaboration is intended to utilize Wyoming products to care for Wyoming citizens.

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