Dining

  • ’12 Hungry Yelpers': Yelp Reviewers Get Food Network TV Show

    ’12 Hungry Yelpers': Yelp Reviewers Get Food Network TV Show

    If you’ve spent any time in the last several years looking up local restaurants on the internet, you’re very familiar with the power of a well-placed Yelp review. Now, those intrepid amateur food critics are going to get an even bigger profile courtesy of the Food Network, which just greenlit a reality series called 12 […]

  • Belcampo Beef Blunts: Sometimes a Cigar is Just Meat

    Belcampo Beef Blunts: Sometimes a Cigar is Just Meat

    Imagine that you’re a hardcore carnivore who abhors smoking and who’s celebrating the birth of your first child. What can you pass out in lieu of the traditional cigars? There may not seem to be a clear answer, at least not until you discover the existence of Belcampo Beef Blunts. Belcampo Beef Blunts aren’t just […]

  • Giga Big Mac: Giant Big Mac Upgrade Comes to McDonald’s Japan

    Giga Big Mac: Giant Big Mac Upgrade Comes to McDonald’s Japan

    The trend of colossal fast food monstrosities has kind of run its course in the US, where a slender thread of health-consciousness runs through even the junkiest junk food. But they appear to be just getting warmed up in Japan, where McDonald’s has made western headlines yet again with the unveiling of the Giga Big […]

  • Gravity Chopsticks: Levitating Chopsticks That Don’t Need a Rest

    Gravity Chopsticks: Levitating Chopsticks That Don’t Need a Rest

    Kendrick Lamar recently implored listeners to “levitate, levitate, levitate,” but few people realize he was actually talking about chopsticks. To be more precise, Gravity Chopsticks, the chopsticks that levitate so you don’t need a rest to keep them off the table when you’re not holding them. There are no magnets or any other tricks involved in […]

  • Ando: David Chang’s Upcoming Delivery-Only Restaurant

    Ando: David Chang’s Upcoming Delivery-Only Restaurant

    Conventional wisdom holds that delivery-only food places are on the lower end of the quality spectrum, although anyone who’s ever discovered a treasured pizza delivery joint will tell you this is mostly just snobbery in action. David Chang the super chef is now getting into the delivery-only game, with a secret New York City delivery-only […]

  • Bakeys: Edible Utensils by Narayana Peesapaty (Video)

    Bakeys: Edible Utensils by Narayana Peesapaty (Video)

    Edible utensils haven’t really gotten a shot at mainstream usage, outside of gags and other novelties. But inventor Narayana Peesapaty has given the idea a serious stab with a product he refers to as Bakeys. Bakeys are sporks, soup spoons, chopsticks, and the like that are made from a sturdy yet edible mixture of millet, […]

  • 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 […]