Thankfully, this week's food blog didn't have any gross stories to tell. I'm still creeped out every time I think of that KFC drumstick, but alas, we must move on. This week showed us some awesome things to look forward to. Let's take a look.
Edwin reviewed the new Earl of Sandwich chain in Downtow ... More >>
Yes, East Coast expatriates, you read that right. Dunkin' Donuts, pretty much the doughnut monopoly in the East Coast, is coming to California.According to a statement issued by CEO and Head Donuteer Nigel Travis, the huge chain is actively recruiting franchisees in SoCal, with the intent of opening ... More >>
It's always a good thing when I find that there are more restaurants opening than closing when I do these end-of-month reports. Restaurant closures are sad.
Anyway, on with the post. Herewith is the roll-call of stuff we wrote about and/or noticed for the month that has passed.
You East Coast transplants surely have heard about the Dunkin' Donuts that just opened in Camp Pendleton. It's open to the public. Though you don't have to actually have some sort of security clearance to enter the base to eat a cruller and sip a cup a' joe, there are some requirements and restricti ... More >>
The Boston Globe has reported that McDonald's has started offering "cheese danish, two kinds of muffins, banana bread and vanilla scones" that are baked on the premises in stores in the New England area.
Flickr User AblemanAfter ill-advised over-expansion and a really ill-advised accounting scandal, Krispy Kreme is rebounding. Business Week reports that last month, the donut purveyor posted its best quarterly profit since 2004. Now it's got its sights on the likes of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.H ... More >>
Jim Gilchrist, the Aliso Viejo founder of the Minuteman Project, sent a letter to supporters announcing the group's push to bring an "Arizona-type law" to Rhode Island."The
Minuteman Project," he writes, "is going to do everything they can to proclaim Rhode
Island and New England as the new fro ... More >>
iirraa @ flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0Want a cheap scoop of ice cream? Baskin Robbins will be having their annual 31¢ scoop night this Wednesday, April 28 from 5-10 p.m. The company will be raising money for local firefighters; certain locations will accept donations (of money, please).Unlike Ben & ... More >>
Cast your mind back--10, 20, 30 years (if you're old enough). Those were the days when you could get away with eating pure sugar for breakfast--or feeding it to your kids.We may laugh at these late, great bowls of fluff, but were they really that much worse than what's on the shelf today? (Cinnam ... More >>
Every Monday from July 13 through August 3, participating McDonald's will be handing out one complimentary reduced-size cup of hot or iced mocha per person as part of a "nationwide sampling". An estimated 10 million cups will be served over the four weeks.As for whether or not McD's attempt at corne ... More >>
For some bizarre reason, given my love of all things sweet, it somehow passed me by until right now that the first Friday of June every year is National Donut Day. Still, "better late than never" is my motto, so here's the deal(s), which run all day today at participating locations:One free donut pe ... More >>
A report arrives from the cutting edge of science, where wonders never cease. The cutting edge is currently in Durham, North Carolina, and Dr. Robert Bohannon is busy honing it.
Dr. Bohannon, according to the Associated Press, is a "molecular scientist" (the sort of impressive yet vague job t ... More >>