It's already hot out there, but now we're melting with cuteness.
'animals' on Serious Eats
It's that time again...jump on over for your My Pie Monday fix! This week, we've got an array of 18 stunning homemade pizzas. Click through the slideshow to view them all.
East Village newcomer (and Wayland expansion) Animals serves a surprisingly complex vegetarian sandwich that delivers on its promises.
Nestled in the cozy little expansion of The Wayland, the newly opened Animals offers a selection of about a dozen sandwiches that sound as wild as its name suggests. The most obviously enticing option on the menu was the Pulled Bacon ($9), and barring some bread issues, it's nearly as delicious as it is pretty.
Hell hath no fury like a porcupine who doesn't want to give up his corn on the cob. This North American porcupine lets his squeaky grunts fly when his corn is threatened.
What I think while watching this video of a hippo eating a watermelon: "Whoaaa. Awesome. One bite and it's just...totally destroyed." What a watermelon thinks while watching this video: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, WHAT THE, NOOOOO [weeps], OH GOD."
What do you mean you've never tried to stack citrus fruits on your cats' paws before? Look at how much fun these guys are having!
Alright, the parrot isn't really shopping as much as demonstrating that he's been trained to pick up tiny objects with his beak and drop them in a shopping cart, but it makes for a cute 38 seconds.
There's no need to hire a top ad agency when making a commercial; just get a kitten wearing a tiny hat. Instant success. Take this commercial for Los Angeles-based ice cream truck Lake Street Creamery, for example: After watching it, all I want is ice cream. ...And a kitten who'll provide me with unconditional love.
A few weeks ago, my friend sent around an email asking for help naming her new dog. Some names that were tossed around: Pork chop...Burrito...Kumquat. My vote went to Burrito, hands down (paws down?). But they decided to go with another name—a name that's not even a food, but a food critic. Bruni, as in Frank Bruni. I knew they read the former New York Times critic's reviews every Wednesday morning, religiously, but wow. Anyone else have a pet with a food-related name?
I have found my feline equal. This Japanese curry-loving cat is so enamored by the scent of curry that it nuzzles against the bowl with closed eyes in a state of euphoria. OMG CUTE.
There are vegans and vegetarians, and then there's a subgroup (likely very small) of people who aren't necessarily either, but get freaked out by eating foods shaped like animals. This topic came up after yesterday's poll, where we asked you to name what part of the chocolate Easter bunny you usually bite into first. But for some people, the shapes bring back too many memories of stuffed animals or pets. Eat something that resembles Fluffy?!
Celebrate Friday by being sucked into a vortex of squeal-inducing cuteness with this video of a baby bunny eating a flower and washing its face.
Watching a dog eat is not the most exciting experience in the world, but when you replace paws with human hands, the event becomes much more captivating.** Please enjoy this week's installment of Animals-Eating Friday. The video, after the jump. ** But while we're on the topic of dogs-doing-something-food-related-with-human-hands, the video of William Wegman's Weimaraner dogs baking bread is pretty much the classic....
If you want to eat clams the sea otter way, float on your back in water, put a rock on your belly, and smash the clam against the rock until it opens. It's way cuter when a sea otter does it. Watch the video after the jump....
London-based filmmaker and animatronics whiz John Nolan released this video late last year, but it only seems to have made its way to the U.S. within the last couple of weeks. The fake commercial is for "Nolan's Cheddar," with the tagline "Seriously strong." Strong? If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth a watch. And you'll see what Nolan means by "strong" after the jump....
We realize that photos of [insert animal here] eating/doing something else with [insert food here] falls somewhere between ridiculous and maybe-not-worth-your-time. But on Fridays, they seem acceptable. Oliver, a young koala at the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, was caught here chowing down on a single leaf. Now is that considered a koala snack or a whole meal? Either way he looks pretty pleased to wrap his marsupial paw around it. [via zooborns.com] Related Cat Balancing Cherry Tomatoes Puppy in Cupcake Batter Baby Pygmy Hippopotamus Wants Lettuce Cats Eating Yogurt...
[Photograph: Cute Overload] I can't think of a better way to end this Monday than with a photo of a ridiculously happy cat balancing cherry tomatoes on its head and paws. Related Photo of the Day: Puppy in Cupcake Batter Baby Pygmy Hippopotamus Wants Lettuce Photo of the Day: Bird Cooking Spaghetti...
[Flickr: DiggzDE] This has been floating around the internet for a bit but came across our desks again recently. The next time you're thinking, shoot, I really don't eat enough narwhal-shaped food, here you go. Christopher of the blog Incoherent Ramblings was craving bacon so he decided to make bacon-wrapped chicken, but narwhalify the meal. Check out the recipe and photos. The best step comes at the end: "Pick it up and make it swim through the air. Chase your girlfriend with it. Whatever." Related How to Make Olive Penguins Video: Drunk Fat Cat Baby Pygmy Hippopotamus Wants Lettuce...