Ryan Cady

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    This Week In Food: Naugles, Pizza Cake, and a ReSURGEnce

    Hello, dear readers, my I can't believe it's October already. Let's take a look at what happened this week in food. Edwin had his mind blown, and not in the way you're thinking, at A&O Kitchen Bar. He gave us the restaurant roll call for September and told us to try the meatballs from Pirozzi. He a ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Pillsbury Made Pizza Cake an Actual Thing

    Do you remember that pizza cake that I thought was clone stamped into existence? You know, the one some small-to-medium-sized pizza chain thought would be cool to throw into a contest? Well, Pillsbury has turned it into a real, actual thing that you can put into your mouth, and I have to be honest, ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: SURGE

    "I don't even remember what it's supposed to taste like." Like almost everyone in the 18- to 25-year-old age group this month, I was a little giddy. Surge was coming back, and it was sort of like Christmas meets Back to the Future meets 90s X-Men. It was going to be extreme. It was going to be rad ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: Lay's Newest Novelty Chips

    Look, I wanna start off by apologizing, because this article might come off as a little uninspired. There might be an underlying sense of boredom to some sections, and again, let me apologize - if you feel that, know that it's simply there because potato chips are dumb. There, I said it. Think abo ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    This Week In Food: Gourmet Chicken Nuggets, Nut Butter Recall, and Din Tai Fung Madness

    We've got a packed round-up this week, dead readers. Let's take a look at what happened in food news... Edwin felt comforted by the poutine at Biggie Baguette in Newport, he shared Afters Ice Cream's food truck addition, he announced the opening of a Dickey's BBQ in Fullerton, and he told us where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    I Liked Taco Bell's U.S. Taco Co. ... Until I Went There

    So, when I found out that U.S. Taco Co. -- Taco Bell's attempt at cornering the more well-to-do market -- opened in downtown Huntington Beach this week, I messaged my editor, and asked if I could review it, and then I got ready. I got ready to head down to Huntington Beach and enjoy myself. Sure, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: Burger King's Fabled Chicken Fries

    I write this from a place of ecstasy. For today, upon this green and golden earth, a benevolent God shone His mighty visage upon the human race, and smiled, raining down upon the good people of His Creation all the blessings befit a Paradise upon the Earth. Burger King's Chicken Fries are back.

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    June 11, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies (And Others!)

    There's not much new you can do with cookies, but God help the good people at Nabisco -- they're trying. Less than a month ago, Nabisco felt the stirring desire for innovation -- a hunger, if you will. They set to task what I can only assume were a crack team of foodologists with their fingers on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    A Defense of American School Lunches, Or: We've Got It Pretty Good Here

    If there's anything that the Internet loves more than talking shit on America, it's following pointless trends and meme-blasting the hell out of them until they're just one more Bad Luck Brian, to be picked clean by 9Gag or Cheezburger. So, Por que no los dos? Case in point: International school l ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: Subway's Flatizza

    Do you remember those little Lunchables pizzas? You know the ones -- served on a hard little open-faced cracker, tomato sauce with all the zest of a jar of Gerber baby food, topped with chips of alkali-cured pepperoni and a powdery white "cheese product"? Have you ever thought about microwaving one ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    This Week In Food: Fresh Reese's, Algae Milk, and No More Homebrewers Festival

    Hey, you guyz, it's time for another week in food! Let's see what happened... Edwin went to Nesai California Italian Cuisine & Bar for his print review. He shared the opening of Minamoto Kitchoan, a Japanese sweet shop, at Fashion Island. And he told us about yummy pho sliders at a restaurant in Fo ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    In Defense of French Fries, Or Why Sweet Potatoes are Ungodly Usurpers of the Throne

    When did French fries stop being good enough? For almost 300 years, people have been slicing good old white spuds into batons and deep-frying them, serving them with burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, steak. You name it, people have offered it with a side of fries. They taste fantastic with just a ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    The Customer Effect, Or: How This Restaurant Worker Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Getting Treated Like An Asshole

    By Ryan Cady I spent the last five years of my life working in a restaurant. It was a nice place--sort of a family sports bar, and while I was there, I did pretty much everything. Cashier, server, dishwasher, arcade attendant, custodian--and for the last two years, I was a cook. Other employees c ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    This Week In Food: Tamale Songs, a Disastrous Beerfest, and Beating the Wait at the Border

    Hello ladies and gents, sorry we missed you last week! Let's take a look at what happened this week in food... Edwin visited the darling Taco Maria at its new home in the OC Mix for his weekly review. Then he announced that Craftsman, a wood-fired pizza place, will be opening in Placentia, and a Wa ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    5 Places to Eat in OC If You're Dating a Vegan

    By Ryan Cady It's getting easier to be vegan nowadays, but dating a vegan--especially if you're a carnivore--is still kind of shitty. Sure, you could be an asshole and drag your animal-loving significant other to a Korean barbecue place and force them to watch, horrified, as you consume pounds and p ... More >>