How do you get your money's worth at a buffet? The Food Network is here to tell us how we've been doing it wrong. See, buffet eating is a zero-sum game, and you have two have a proper strategy to win.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Apr 30th 2017 (2:51am) | Thanks: Boingboing
Some of these aren't surprising. Some are just weird or gross.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Apr 29th 2017 (8:48pm)
When visual artist Luca Zannoto was called upon by the Finnish coffee company Paulig to create a cup of coffee with a single bean, he happily obliged. Using that one bean ground upon an emery board with water boiled over a candle and everything else in miniature, Zannoto very gracefully created the world’s smallest cup of coffee.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Apr 25th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Waffle House - oh, how I loves me some Waffle House - has a unique ordering system that involves standing on a designated spot and yelling vaguely food-sounding gibberish at the cooks. Here's what it all means.
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 11th 2017 (12:00am)
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Ut oh, the boss is coming around the corner with his daughter's order form. It's Girl Scout cookies time. What to do? Hide? Buy lots of boxes and butter up the guy who signs your checks? After all, your raise is up for review in less than a month.
Okay, you choose the latter. Now what do you do when delivery comes besides pay for your booty and wolf down that box of thin mints?
Well, here's what several eateries do with those treats.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Mar 7th 2017 (4:57am) | Thanks: Miss C
The president of Iceland doesn't like pineapple on his pizza, and joked about making it illegal. The man credited with first putting it on pizza, now in his 80's, retorts.
By: dave
Thursday, Feb 23rd 2017 (5:24am) | Thanks: mefi
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.
By: dave
Thursday, Feb 2nd 2017 (12:00am)
I disagree with the results but you might like how they were ranked. Your mileage may vary.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jan 20th 2017 (9:33pm) | Thanks: Miss C
There is some pretty disgusting stuff in this article but much of it is actually very plausible.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jan 8th 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.
By: dave
Friday, Dec 23rd 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
Sometimes creativity in the kitchen pays off with a transcendent culinary experience. Sometimes not so much.
By: dave
Tuesday, Dec 6th 2016 (12:00am)
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.
By: dave
Monday, Dec 5th 2016 (12:04am)
Admittedly this is one person's opinion, one which I could argue with on more then one occasion. But if you don't get hungry from this read, you're not alive.
By: ZiB
Saturday, Nov 26th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: Digg
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.

By: spam_vigilante
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'.
By: dave
Tuesday, Sep 13th 2016 (12:02am) | Thanks: digg
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!
By: dave
Friday, Sep 9th 2016 (12:25pm) | Thanks: t0ast3d
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.
By: dave
Monday, Aug 29th 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: mefi
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.
By: dave
Friday, Aug 26th 2016 (5:17am)
You read that right. Ketchup cake. From Canadia, natch.
By: dave
Monday, Aug 22nd 2016 (12:05am)
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.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Jul 7th 2016 (12:01am)
Well then, here's your go-to eatery: twisted RAnCh, the restaurant where everything - probably even the drinks - is made or served with Ranch dressing. MMMM.
By: dave
Friday, Jul 1st 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: shortpants
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.
By: dave
Thursday, Jun 23rd 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: dedpoet
The 19th century mathematical theory that explains why folding really is the perfect way to eat pizza.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Jun 18th 2016 (1:29am)
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.
By: spam_vigilante
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,'s annual Food Fight, where you can pit proprietary ballpark fare against one another. Here's this year's leaderboard.
By: dave
Thursday, May 12th 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: mefi

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