Dining

  • Arby’s Leap Day Vegetarian Menu Revealed

    Arby’s Leap Day Vegetarian Menu Revealed

    I don’t imagine vegetarians spend much time at Arby’s.  After all, the name of the restaurant comes from the initials for “roast beef,” and even most meat-eaters would probably be hard-pressed to argue for large portions of Arby’s roast beef sandwiches in one’s diet. But this February 29th, vegetarian visitors to the restaurant will be […]

  • ‘Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2016′

    ‘Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2016′

    I suppose if any website were qualified to release a truly democratic list of the best places to eat in the United States, it would be Yelp, the first place many of us turn to in order to get the inside scoop on any eatery before visiting. So it’s cool that they’ve released Yelp’s Top […]

  • Singles Blizzard From Dairy Queen for Valentine’s Day

    Singles Blizzard From Dairy Queen for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day can be a little rough for single people, especially if you’ve ever savored the romantic joy of sharing ice cream with a special person (I’ll insert a brief pause for a wistful sigh here). But there’s really no reason–except for basic human dignity–not to enjoy a solo frozen treat this Valentine’s Day, which […]

  • Rainbow Bagels: Technicolor Bagels From The Bagel Store

    Rainbow Bagels: Technicolor Bagels From The Bagel Store

    Rainbow-colored foods are not for everyone, since there’s probably some part of everybody’s brain that tells you to back away from foods that are that brightly colored. But everyone, no matter how well-formed their lizard brains are, can enjoy looking at the new Rainbow Bagels from The Bagel Store in Brooklyn. Rainbow Bagels are crafted […]

  • Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger From Burger King

    Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger From Burger King

    Cheeseburgers, in order to be defined as such, are generally thought to require a basic circular shape as dictated by that of the agreed-upon hamburger bun. But Burger King is flexing some of its royal might over its subjects with the new Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger. According to the BK site, the Extra Long Buttery […]

  • Kola House: Pepsi Restaurant Opening in NYC

    Kola House: Pepsi Restaurant Opening in NYC

    You may not realize it, but there’s a key ingredient to cola of all brands called the kola nut, which gives the drink its flavor. Even if you don’t know the nut by now, Pepsi is hoping to make it a star (and increase their own revenue in the process) with a trendy New York […]

  • Sriracha Packets From Sriracha 2 Go and Huy Fong Foods

    Sriracha Packets From Sriracha 2 Go and Huy Fong Foods

    You may recall (especially if you’re a big Sriracha fan) the development of Sriracha 2 Go, the portable key chain Sriracha bottle. Now, the makers of that fine product have unveiled another portable Sriracha innovation, and it seems particularly obvious in retrospect: Sriracha packets, officially licensed by Huy Fong Foods, the makers of Sriracha. If you’re […]

  • LocoL: Fast Food Restaurant to Serve Healthy Alternatives to Food Deserts

    LocoL: Fast Food Restaurant to Serve Healthy Alternatives to Food Deserts

    One of the trickiest things about economic disparity is that it has effects that aren’t immediately apparent, especially to people who are lucky enough to live on the right side of the divide. One of those effects is conceptualized as the “food desert,” the name given to underprivileged areas in which residents don’t have convenient […]

  • McChocolate Potatoes: Chocolate-Covered Fries Coming to Japan

    McChocolate Potatoes: Chocolate-Covered Fries Coming to Japan

    I’ve long heard about customers at Wendy’s dipping their fries in a chocolate Frosty, but over in Japan another fast food giant is capitalizing on human beings’ latent love of mixing sweet and salty flavors. And since this particular delicacy is called McChocolate Potatoes, I probably don’t have to tell you which restaurant it is. […]