Dining

  • Starbucks Coffee Ice: A Solution to Watered Down Iced Coffee and Frappes

    Starbucks Coffee Ice: A Solution to Watered Down Iced Coffee and Frappes

    There’s nothing like the first swig of an ice cold iced coffee, but the last swig of an iced coffee is another creature altogether. That’s due to the well known problem that faces every beverage served on ice: It slowly, inexorably, gets watered down. But according to recent reports, select Starbucks locations are testing a […]

  • ‘Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories’ – New Book Out This Week

    ‘Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories’ – New Book Out This Week

    No matter your opinion on Shake Shack – which ranges in the hearts of men from overrated trash to the absolute top of the fast food burger food chain – there’s no denying its cultural import. Now, it even has a book – Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories, out now from publisher Clarkson Potter. Shake […]

  • Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts: New Line of Toaster Pastries Released

    Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts: New Line of Toaster Pastries Released

    Junk food addicts have a new dangerous fix to chase at their local grocery stores. It’s Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts, the very name of which gives me a slight secondhand sugar headache, but which I also admit probably taste pretty good as well. Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts come in three limited edition flavors: Watermelon, Cherry, and (of […]

  • Mac n’ Cheetos: It Is Happening Again at Burger King

    Mac n’ Cheetos: It Is Happening Again at Burger King

    Many believed that after Mac n’ Cheetos, an unholy hybrid of macaroni & cheese and Cheetos, disappeared from Burger King‘s menu last year, they were gone for good. I felt differently, and thus I am more psychologically and spiritually prepared for their recently announced return than most in the general public, which of course does […]

  • ‘Tender Wings of Desire': KFC Wrote a Romance Novel Starring the Colonel

    ‘Tender Wings of Desire': KFC Wrote a Romance Novel Starring the Colonel

    Mother’s Day is coming up in less than two weeks, and if there’s one thing moms all around the world love more than delicious fried chicken from KFC it’s romance novels with characters like “Harland, a handsome sailor with a mysterious past.” Harland Sanders that is, the hero of Tender Wings of Desire, an evidently […]

  • Naked Chicken Chips: Taco Bell is Back at it Again

    Naked Chicken Chips: Taco Bell is Back at it Again

    I’m pretty sure I’ve used this as a point of reference on this site before, but as you’ll soon see I can’t not go back to this well now… We all remember when George Costanza briefly had a business relationship with the folks at Tyson’s Chicken during his stint as Assistant to the Traveling Secretary […]

  • The Frork: A Fast Food Innovation from McDonald’s

    The Frork: A Fast Food Innovation from McDonald’s

    McDonald’s has a new line of “Signature Crafted” sandwiches, and to promote it they have gone down the illustrious infomercial parody route, enlisting famous TV pitchman and friend of the late Billy Mays (RIP), Anthony Sullivan, to unveil The Frork, a French fry utensil for sopping up those “topping droppings” that tend to take place […]

  • Ben & Jerry’s CHILL-aco Introduced for 4/20

    Ben & Jerry’s CHILL-aco Introduced for 4/20

    Of all the brands expected to do it up big for 4/20, Ben & Jerry’s has to be towards the top of the list. This year, the brand rolled out the Ben & Jerry’s CHILL-aco at its Scoop Shops locations, and according to B&J they’re only available for a limited time. The Ben & Jerry’s […]

  • ‘The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History’ by David Michaels

    ‘The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History’ by David Michaels

    This summer, a new book-length celebration of the cheeseburger is coming to a shelf, and possibly a kitchen, near you. The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History honors the burger-with-cheese with “essays, photographs, and ephemera” assembled by author David Michaels. The World is Your Burger can’t accurately be called a cookbook, even though it […]

  • Unicorn Frappuccino: Mythical Beverage Coming to Starbucks

    Unicorn Frappuccino: Mythical Beverage Coming to Starbucks

    Starbucks is one of those companies that can’t really work on anything in secret without its employees leaking their plans to the internet, and that’s triply true when it involves the mythical one-horned beast known as the unicorn. And so, official confirmation is now surfacing that Starbucks is preparing to unveil the Unicorn Frappuccino on […]