Forget cash. On Tuesday, McDonald's hamburger fans were able to withdraw a Big Mac from an ATM. Big Mac lovers who visited a McDonald's eatery in Boston's Kenmore Square were able to bypass the counter and instead head straight to an automated teller machine that dispensed two new versions of the signature sandwich, along with the original. All were free.
Thursday, Feb 2nd 2017 (12:00am)
Each year, Jews throughout the United States mark the holiday by frying grated potatoes in olive oil, savoring a treat that is, as Nathan put it, "traditional, nostalgic, and crispy." Or, at least, crispy. Because there's nothing traditional about the contemporary American latke. Virtually every element of it is a lie. Delicious? Yes. Traditional? Not in the slightest.
Like most red-blooded Americans, the apex meal in my dietary regimen is a hamburger. As much as I love ground beef, though, if I could find an acceptable substitute I would switch to it for health and environmental reasons. Hell, maybe it'll keep my cardiologist off my back for a while.
Enter the Impossible burger. Made entirely of plant proteins, it's purported to convincingly emulate ground beef in taste, texture, aroma, and mouthfeel. I haven't yet had the opportunity to try it, but when that opportunity arises, I'm keen to give it a shot.
Monday, Dec 5th 2016 (12:04am)
Fast food chains across the nation have been been satisfying cravings for decades, but few people realize that many of those restaurants offer a second, secret menu with items that are regularly requested but rarely publicized.
Some of the selections combine two existing menu items, like McDonald's Big McChicken, while others are completely unique, like Burger King's Suicide Burger and Whataburger's Green Hulk Drink.
We've compiled a list of some of the most impressive (and horrendous) secret combinations that are out there today. They aren't always available at every location, but they're worth asking for next time you're ready to chow down.
Wednesday, Nov 16th 2016 (12:02am)
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On Skittles and white pine blister rust, Atlas Obscura ran this great piece on blackcurrants, the wonder fruit that we Americans are blissfully ignorant of. Fortunately, the times they are a'changin'.
There's a gif circulating again (the source video is years old) of a squid dish being served that shows the squid flailing its legs around upon being doused with soy sauce. Is it alive? Is it dead? Somewhere in between? Here comes the science!
Way back in 1983, Alan Drazen really did invent the Choco Taco. Not in Mexico. Not even in Texas or California. But it was along the border, where a mighty river separates two interdependent yet often hostile lands: Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Jackie Panuisiak hosts the annual Northern Alberta Lobster Festival in the community of Cotillion. She had ordered some 145 pounds of live lobster to be shipped from this province to Alberta. The problem is that the lobsters didn't arrive. The Lobster Festival was forced to eat hot dogs instead of lobster.
Friday, Aug 26th 2016 (5:17am)
Dylan Grosz of the apartment search service Apartment List demonstrates 6 clever hacks that can increase the size of a Chipotle burrito by 86% without spending any additional money.
Because the only thing better than a 1600 calorie burrito is a 2976 calorie burrito.
Thursday, Jul 7th 2016 (12:01am)
Burger King, the restaurant chain backed by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett, will begin selling deep-fried sticks of macaroni and cheese encrusted in Cheetos-flavored breading, part of a trend toward blending fast food with well-known snack brands.
So you were wondering about filet mignon and beef tenderloin for dinner, were you? In this speeded-up episode, Alton Brown discusses both butchery as well as preparation of the bovine subprimals.
Wednesday, Jun 15th 2016 (3:27am)
Minor league baseball teams have, in my baseball-hating opinion, exactly one thing going for them - they really inspire their stadium's concession crew to provide something unique for their hungry fans. Ergo, MiLB.com's annual Food Fight, where you can pit proprietary ballpark fare against one another. Here's this year's leaderboard.
Great for tailgating, football parties, BBQs, family reunions, novelty gifts, and for hot dog lovers of all ages. The BIG HOT DOG measures 16" long and 4" in diameter and is made of 100% veal, beef, pork, every Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois.
Friday, Mar 11th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: butterknife
An innovative community of biologists picks away at invasive species one meal at a time.
From the March 2015 issue of Discover magazine, this snippet of an article describes some delicacies that can be made out of invasive species.
Thursday, Feb 25th 2016 (12:04am)
So you're watching the pre-pre-pregame (the one where the interviews are with the players' wives and discussion of their favorite fashion magazines) and you have your pregame meal in front of you: A big plate of chicken wings. How best to consume these spicy hot sauce or honey glazed goodies? New tricks, tips, and techniques.
Sunday, Feb 7th 2016 (6:12am)
Best Song About Masturbation
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