I still remember the day McDonald's switched to all-white meat chicken nuggets. It was horrible. Only a week before, I would hunt through my six-piece boxes, looking for the slightly darker, better tasting chunks of chicken, but that day everything was the same shade of lighter beige-ish brown. Not ... More >>
While our Burger Kings are putting fries in its burgers and our McDonald's are offering chicken wings, KFC's in Japan are reportedly deep frying soup.
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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 >>
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Aside from La Palma Chicken Pie Shop and a handful of chain restaurants (Claim Jumper, KFC, Marie Callender's), there just aren't enough places doing pot pie anymore. And if they are, it's certainly almost never beef pot pie.Comfort food in the wrong hands can be too much of a good thing--over-porti ... More >>
We probably need to start a new blog category for food items some branches of our homegrown fast-food brands are coming up with overseas. That hot-dog in a pizza crust at UK Pizza Huts was genius. McDonald's in Australia's lamb burger is an idea whose time has come.See also:McDonald's In China Sells ... More >>
When Mitsuwa holds these festivals, it's always fun, even if the parking is atrocious.This week, it's the Hokkaido Fair, being held from Thursday to Sunday. Here are some highlights of this year's event as Mitsuwa's own website can only describe them: See Also: - Irvine Mitsuwa Marketplace Food C ... More >>
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Amidst the boycotts and the "buycotts" of the Chik-fil-A brouhaha, here's some levity courtesy of the always topical Funny or Die. The parody of a 70's era TV commercial, released late last week, has John Goodman as The Colonel in full regalia and has more zingers than a Double Down has sodium. ... More >>
The survey results of a so-called American Customer Satisfaction Index released Tuesday ranked McDonald's dead last in with a customer satisfaction rating of 73, two points behind Burger King and KFC. Number one? Papa John's. You can see the full list here. Pithy headlines like "McDonald's Custome ... More >>
Imagine if McDonald's bought out Burger King and they existed under the same roof like those Yum Brand hybrid restaurants with KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell sharing the same counter. That's essentially what's happened with Jollibee and Red Ribbon in Anaheim. They are two former competitors turned ... More >>
We're still living in a burger Renaissance folks. As you may recall, the past few years saw a surge of new burger joints, some came from highfalutin gourmets chefs (think Joseph Mahon's Burger Parlor, Charlie Palmer's DG Burger, and Marcus Samuellson's MarcBurger), some came from the In-N-Out-lev ... More >>
What to eat and expect at the Filipino fast-food giant's first OC store
Oh Joy! Chickenjoy, to be exact. Jollibee's first outlet in Orange County opened today at 7 a.m. in the space that previously held Chris & Pitts BBQ in Anaheim at the corner of Euclid & Crescent.I got the tip off from astute reader JB, who got wind of it from a Pinoy blogger and newly mi ... More >>
Edwin GoeiAin't much progress goin' on at what's supposed to be the first outpost of the Filipino fast-food giant Jollibee in Orange County. I checked out the site recently, in what used to be Chris & Pitts BBQ restaurant at Euclid and Crescent in Anaheim, and saw that so far, the place has b ... More >>
Photo by Kevin LaraChef Greg OngThis week's On the Line is a twofer: We hear from two people instead of just one. Daniel Woo is the owner and Greg Ong is the chef at Sushilicious, the Irvine revolving-sushi restaurant that has its waitstaff use an iPod Touch instead of a notepad and features fanc ... More >>
I know some things about old Southern California restaurant chains, but not all. I remember Pioneer Chicken (I still delight in seeing its old signs reformatted to plug a Mexican restaurant), and I also remember Bob's Big Boy. But what was A & W? I remember the root beer, but I've seen vestig ... More >>
Flickr user psflanneryAs ustedes prepare your Christmas dinners, amuse yourself during the downtime by looking at the insanity we wrote about this past week!
Edwin GoeiJollibee in CerritosWith the announcement that Jollibee is slated to replace Chris & Pitts in Anaheim came a few xenophobic comments, not just here, but on other blogs. The irony, of course, is that Jollibee is more American than Filipino. Take a gander at the menu and it's as if ... More >>
Flickr user Ollie CrafoordIn the Department of Participating in Every Zany Contest Fast-Food Chains Offer comes this news: a Long Beach Poly senior won a $20,000 college scholarship from KFC for the best tweet expressing how the chain would help the student better their lives.Amanda Russell didn' ... More >>
Photo by Craig MediciSometimes a sign can say it all. The photo above was taken by our friend Craig, who has been quietly observing the remodel of China Palace in Newport Beach on PCH for months.
Random notes scribbled onto a soggy napkin from the "Norm stool" at a working-class, Central Orange County watering hole during Sunday's USA-Canada Olympics gold medal hockey game . . .12:22 p.m.: The first shot is a slapper from Canada's Duncan Keith that Team USA goalie Ryan Miller handle ... More >>
tea_time @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Ash Wednesday, lovingly known as Dirty Forehead Day, is this week. For Christians, this marks a time of penance and sacrifice before Easter. One of the common practices is to give something cherished up during Lent. Some things are very easy ("I won't eat frog ... More >>
Picture from Dead Homer SocietySo by now you've heard that USA Today published an expose that revealed the meat bought by the USDA for use in school lunches wouldn't pass quality standards at Burger King or McDonald's.
Courtesy of PETALet's hope their signs are bigger tomorrow. Harbor has a 40 mph speed limit.If you're going to be driving in the area of Harbor and McFadden tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9, from noon to 1 p.m., be aware that there will be a person in a chicken suit protesting McDonald's chicken s ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly roundup of local police calls and assorted mayhem.MONDAY, NOV. 2". . . and I don't like you!" "I'm Talking Tina . . . and Things Are Going to Be Different Around Here" A woman called 9-1-1 around 3:45 in the morning to say she heard a baby toy go off downstairs in her hom ... More >>
I twice wrote thoughtful meditations on the nature of passing counterfeit money, but both went down in MT hell. So, no intro other than young folk in Delaware must be desperate or bored out of their box for trying to pass fake bills at a Taco Bell...An 18-year-old Middletown man was charged with pas ... More >>
Not even the comfort of an ice cold beer was enough to curb the blazing body heat that filled the rafters of last night's Buckethead show at the House of Blues. Then again, a wall to wall turnout for one of rock-n-roll's most mysterious guitar gods should probably be expected. After all, it's one of ... More >>
It's Thursday. I'm standing near the boxed sushi section at the Mitsuwa Marketplace. I look at my watch. It's about a quarter after five. He should be coming out of that door any second now -- the man with the red Sharpie. There are others like me waiting for him, milling around, trying to not ... More >>
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