Dining

  • Pearl: The App for Oyster Lovers

    Pearl: The App for Oyster Lovers

    I’ve written about a lot of specialized smartphone apps for this site, like an app for buying and selling sneakers or a dating app for pot-smokers. But Pearl has to be the most specialized one yet – an app for getting real-time information on the best oysters for sale at seafood restaurants in your area. […]

  • Introducing the Deep Fried Big Mac by ‘Peep My Eats’ (Video)

    Introducing the Deep Fried Big Mac by ‘Peep My Eats’ (Video)

    If you thought a McDonald’s Big Mac couldn’t get any unhealthier/more delicious, you obviously haven’t been exposed to the latest culinary innovation from Peep My Eats. It’s the deep fried Big Mac, the two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun you know and love with a thick coating […]

  • Gummy Pizza in a Box: Life-Sized Pizza Made From Gummy Candy (Video)

    Gummy Pizza in a Box: Life-Sized Pizza Made From Gummy Candy (Video)

    New from Vat19, it’s the gummy candy novelty that ups the ante on all previous gummy candy novelties, thanks in no small part to its sheer size. It’s Gummy Pizza in a Box, a slice of gummy heaven that looks just like a real eight-inch pizza – well, almost. In addition to its impressive size, […]

  • Burger King Japan Launches Red “Aka” Burgers (Pics)

    Burger King Japan Launches Red “Aka” Burgers (Pics)

    You might have seen those crazy looking black cheeseburgers from Burger King Japan a while back, with buns and cheese turned black by some kind of forbidden kitchen chemistry. Now, the restaurant is rolling out something almost as disturbing – the “Aka” burger, which translates in English as “Red.” As you might expect from a […]

  • Hot Dog Bites Pizza From Pizza Hut is Coming

    Hot Dog Bites Pizza From Pizza Hut is Coming

    It rampaged through Canada. It left the United Kingdom in ruins. And now it’s coming to the United States. It’s the Hot Dog Bites Pizza from Pizza Hut, the restaurant’s latest attempt to do something, anything, that will make everyone stop ignoring it. The Hot Dog Bites Pizza takes the usual (or cheese-stuffed) pizza crust and replaces […]

  • Crystal Pepsi Poised for a Comeback

    Crystal Pepsi Poised for a Comeback

    Here’s some good proof that nostalgia can redeem just about anything: People miss Crystal Pepsi. Despite widespread testimony that it tastes bad and it being kind of a creepy idea to begin with (it’s supposed to taste just like Pepsi but it’s transparent instead of whatever color Pepsi is), the #BringBackCrystalPepsi social media campaign has caught […]

  • ‘An Animated History of the Hamburger’ (Video)

    ‘An Animated History of the Hamburger’ (Video)

    A hamburger is not generally thought of as one of those things that you need to have any historical context to enjoy or appreciate. In fact, I suspect that if you brought a freshly made hamburger to some native tribe out in the middle of the jungle and presented it to the chieftain, he or […]

  • Taco Bell Will Reportedly Test Home Delivery Service

    Taco Bell Will Reportedly Test Home Delivery Service

    Here’s a classic “good news, bad news” situation: Taco Bell, according to a recent statement by a high-ranking Yum Brands executive, just might be adding a home delivery option in the restaurant’s near future. That’s the good news, with the bad news being that having access to Taco Bell food (as well as brand-mate Kentucky Fried […]

  • Colonel Sanders Returns Played by Darrell Hammond (Video)

    Colonel Sanders Returns Played by Darrell Hammond (Video)

    I read an article recently about how every American president has inspired a slew of pop culture heroes in his own image – the JFK era gave us suave James Bond, Ronald Reagan gave us hyper-artificial Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc. I bring up this theory because another great American hero has made his triumphant […]

  • The Most American Thickburger: Carl’s Jr. Unveils Latest Bohemoth

    The Most American Thickburger: Carl’s Jr. Unveils Latest Bohemoth

    “America” means many things to many people, but what could it mean to be “the most American?” There are probably as many different answers to that question, but it’s hard for me to think of a better one than Carl’s Jr.’s latest affront to the human body, The Most American Thickburger. Let’s run down the […]