Dining

  • ‘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 […]

  • “Connected Whopper”: New Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Devices (Video)

    “Connected Whopper”: New Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Devices (Video)

    It’s been less than two weeks since Burger King unveiled Whopper Toothpaste, and now they’re trolling everybody with a voice-activated Google device (as well as Google itself) with a new advertisement. It’s called the “Connected Whopper,” but what it really is is a commercial that activates your phone to ask Google about the chain’s signature […]

  • American Cherry Pie Frappuccino: Starbucks Drink Has Piecrust Lid

    American Cherry Pie Frappuccino: Starbucks Drink Has Piecrust Lid

    If you’ve been in a Japanese Starbucks location recently, you may have been surprised to see a thick slice of Americana on the menu: The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino, a pink cherry-flavored concoction that comes with a (probably) delicious lid made out of piecrust. The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino isn’t just a chance for Starbucks […]

  • Micro Mac: McDonald’s Contribution to April Fool’s 2017

    Micro Mac: McDonald’s Contribution to April Fool’s 2017

    Look, I know that April Fool’s Day is the worst day of the year for the brands, because they have to create mildly amusing but basically inoffensive pranks to keep the wheels of the giant content engine we all live in greased and clicking. And normally I would be leery if not outright hostile towards […]

  • Pop Pasta: The Latest Monstrous Food Craze

    Pop Pasta: The Latest Monstrous Food Craze

    A new concoction known as “spaghetti donuts” are what’s obviously intended to be the next big viral food craze, but in my own personal opinion it’s more like an actual virus. They’re called Pop Pasta, and they’re made with actual spaghetti! As in, pasta and donuts, together at last. Pop Pasta spaghetti donuts are baked […]

  • Whopper Toothpaste: “Keep your Mouth Whopper Fresh” (Video)

    Whopper Toothpaste: “Keep your Mouth Whopper Fresh” (Video)

    It’s no secret that fast food franchises in the US are currently tripping all over themselves trying to come up with ever more ridiculous promotional gimmicks. And if Whopper Toothpaste from Burger King turns out to be a real product and not just a premature April Fool’s Day prank, we may have stumbled upon the […]

  • McDonald’s Sauces Coming to Canadian Grocery Stores

    McDonald’s Sauces Coming to Canadian Grocery Stores

    Remember when McDonald’s released a limited edition line of Big Mac Special Sauce as a promotional gimmick? Somebody at McDonald’s Canadian HQ had the bright idea to just go ahead and sell bottles of McDonald’s sauces, and Special Sauce isn’t the only signature Mickey D’s condiment to make the transition. McDonald’s Special Sauce is being […]