I've said it many times, but I'll say it again: American fast food restaurants do their best work overseas. Burger King's Japan branch is especially creative and productive with not only an apple-topped burger but also a squid-ink colored burger as part of an enviable list of, um, accomplishments. W ... More >>
Whew, Mother's Day is over, and the rush for goodies and presents can die down until, well, whenever that paternal holiday is. Let's take a look at what the week after had to offer. . . . Edwin reviewed the South County chain Inka Mama's. Then he told us that Layer Cake Bakery is opening a second l ... More >>
The King will have an answer to The Clown's cult sandwich the McRib. Called the BK Rib Sandwich, it will have a similar boneless pork patty formed to look like it came from a rib, served with pickles, a tangy BBQ sauce and a sweet bread bun. The new sandwich will be rolled out with the rest of BK's ... More >>
Admittedly, we're well aware the title of this blog post couldn't be more boring. But, if you're not making stock at home yet, little do you know how exhilarating the quest for perfect stock can be. First, if you're still buying canned soup or chicken stock at the the store (and you h ... More >>
McDonald's put out a tweet that invited McRib first-timers to post pictures of themselves popping their processed-pork-sandwich cherries for a chance to win $250.
Frankly, I haven't had a McRib in years. But the cult behind McDonald's BBQ pork sandwich were worried after a delay that postponed its return in October that the latter half of 2012 would be McRib-less.
To be honest, I had never heard of the Pumpkin Spice Latte until this year. And I've still not tasted what people are calling the "hipster's McRib". Then again, I don't have a Twitter account and I'm barely on Facebook. But apparently there was two pieces of Pumpkin Spice Latte news yesterday: ... More >>
There are people out there who count the minutes until the McRib makes its triumphant return to McDonald's. These people know that Ronald usually rolls out the barbecue-slathered pork rib-shaped patty sandwiches around the October to November timeframe.
Perhaps taking its cue from the success of the McRib and Shamrock Shakes, McDonald's has announced that its new strategy will involve more limited-time offers.Last year the Golden Arches offered a total of 8 limited-time specials including Asian Chicken Salad, Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, a ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. That's Carl's Jr.'s new commercial for Kate Upton's boobs the Southwest Patty Melt, an 890 calo ... More >>
For those who were let down by the recent introduction of Jack in the Box's bacon milkshake, which, ahem, doesn't contain any actual bacon, there's this news: McDonald's has announced that its Shamrock Shakes are now available at just about every McDonald's in the U.S.
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.For the uninitiated, that tl;dr stands for "too long; didn't read", which is (unfortunately) th ... More >>
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ProfessorSalt.comWhat real bagels should look like You know what bugs me about chain restaurants? It's the way they co-opt the names of distant regional foods and market their shitty versions as the real thing to people in a different part of the world who don't know any different and grow up thi ... More >>
McDonald's has brought back the elusive McRib for a limited time only, and because we're disgusting, it's the biggest news story of the day. Here's what people have been saying on Twitter.
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I've seen various manifestations of the Top Secret Recipes book over the years, those collections that purport to crack the magic of chain-restaurant offerings like the McRib, HoneyBaked Ham's, um, honey-baked ham, and other national obsessions. Never bothered with the books, because I can't cook ... More >>
Four Loko is about to become as hip as Smirnoff Ice. The popular caffeine-spiked alcoholic beverage, commonly known as "Blackout in a Can," has been deemed unsafe by the FDA. A warning letter was sent to Chicago-based Phusion Projects, which makes the stuff.
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.The McRib is back and coincidentally, so is explosive diarrhea. I used to have a gullet of steel ... More >>
Flickr user fugutabetai syashinIf you spent your youth with the McRib, you're just happier than a hog in slop right now with the re-launch of that sandwich at every US McDonald's franchise. I admit it: I liked them as kid, but I've since learned about real barbecue, and welcomed the news with a s ... More >>
Flickr user soundfromwayoutSome of the many highlights this week on this infernal blog after the jump, and including more than what the descriptive title promises!
Just do it. I know you want to. Shout it from the rooftops, tell it on the mountain. (Modern translation: Update your Facebook status.)The McRib is back.Starting tomorrow, the elusive sandwich returns to McDonald's locations nationwideand will stay until Dec. 5. (If you need your fix now, now, NO ... More >>
Of all the chefs and restauranteurs we've profiled on this blog feature, I can't say that I've met any of them in person. But I can say that I have had the pleasure of meeting James Sar of Cambinos Asian BBQ . If you eat at there, you will too. James will be the one taking your order and serv ... More >>
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