Dining

  • Fireball Whisky Bagels from The Bagel Nook

    Fireball Whisky Bagels from The Bagel Nook

    I wasn’t previously aware of this, but apparently in New Jersey a popular hangover breakfast is a pork roll, egg and cheese bagel. Jersey’s own The Bagel Nook has put a thematically appropriate spin on this delicacy, but before you ask, no, Fireball Whisky Bagels will not get you drunk. That’s because the Fireball that […]

  • Shake Shack Eel Burger by Chef Fergus Henderson

    Shake Shack Eel Burger by Chef Fergus Henderson

    Shake Shack has a history of collaborating with high profile chefs despite its position as a sometimes overhyped (yeah, I said it!) fast food chain. The latest example is the Shake Shack Eel Burger, created by famed British chef Fergus Henderson. The Shake Shack Eel Burger substitutes smoked eel for the usual beef patty, and […]

  • Ray Liotta is the Latest KFC Colonel in New Commercial (Video)

    Ray Liotta is the Latest KFC Colonel in New Commercial (Video)

    I admit to having a nearly infinite capacity for keeping track of all manner of fictional sagas, but KFC‘s ongoing ad campaign involving various high-profile actors and comedians portraying their departed founder is not one of them. So I don’t know exactly how Ray Liotta fits into the KFC Colonel continuity, but I do know […]

  • McDonald’s McCafé Coffee Line Gets Brand Makeover

    McDonald’s McCafé Coffee Line Gets Brand Makeover

    I’ve often heard people say that even if you wouldn’t expect it, you can get good, cheap coffee at McDonald’s. Evidently, the fast food chain is no longer content with that whole unsung diamond in the rough vibe, because the McDonald’s McCafé line of coffee beverages has received a brand makeover that seems to be […]

  • “Smile to Pay” Technology Unveiled by KFC China (Video)

    “Smile to Pay” Technology Unveiled by KFC China (Video)

    You might be familiar with the expression that a smile and a dime will get you a cup of coffee, and if you adjust for inflation that expression is now literally true, with the unveiling of “Smile to Pay” technology at KFC China. The system allows customers to confirm their identities at automated self-service kiosks […]

  • WhopperCoin: Burger King Has Developed Its Own Cryptocurrency

    WhopperCoin: Burger King Has Developed Its Own Cryptocurrency

    If you’re looking for an explanation here about how cryptocurrencies operate, bad news – I don’t even understand how my credit card operates. But I do know that, for some reason Burger King has gotten into the cryptocurrency field with, I Kid Vid you not, WhopperCoin. It’s being tested in Russia, where apparently anything goes […]

  • Sushi Burritos Coming to Select Starbucks

    Sushi Burritos Coming to Select Starbucks

    I can’t believe it, but it’s finally happened – I actually got to try a trendy novelty food item before that item ended up at Starbucks. It’s sushi burritos, which happen to be exactly what they sound like and require no further explanation, unless you happen to be unfamiliar with either the concepts of sushi […]

  • Naked Egg Taco from Taco Bell Has a Fried Egg Shell

    Naked Egg Taco from Taco Bell Has a Fried Egg Shell

    Philosophers have long pondered which came first, the chicken or the egg. It’s a question that will probably never be answered conclusively, but we do know which came first in the form of a weird mutant Taco Bell taco shell – that would be the chicken in the Naked Chicken Chalupa, which is now being […]

  • Wild Rock: Wendy’s Japan Unveils Sandwich with Beef Patty Buns

    Wild Rock: Wendy’s Japan Unveils Sandwich with Beef Patty Buns

    Many of us remember the carb-free craze of the early 2000s, when everyone became obsessed with cutting bread and other sources of carbs from their diets, and for some reason replacing them with as much meat as possible. These resulted in some interesting food oddities in the United States, but the trend appears to live […]