So one of our main men, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks, just launched a podcast (on iTunes here) as part of his newest blogging (ad)venture, Food is the New Rock, with the very fine Los Angeles-based food writer Jonathan Gold as his first guest. Did you know that Gold hung out with Snoop Dogg back in the day? One of many things you'll learn on the Food is the New Rock podcast.
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If this were just called a burger dumpling, it wouldn't be as intriguing. But when you can name something a portmanteau, you should—and thus the burogi was born. Food blog Grand Appetite has the recipe for this marriage of cheeseburger and pierogi.
Because everything is destined to be Tumblr-ized, here's obamaeatingburgers.tumblr.com, a collection of photos of President Obama eating burgers
Chopped lettuce leaves + ground beef cooked with ketchup, yellow and spicy mustards, and barbecue sauce + diced tomatoes + cubed pickles + sliced red onion + hamburger bun croutons + grated cheddar = cheeseburger salad. (No Thousand Island dressing though; maybe that's overkill.) Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman has the recipe with loads of photos on her blog.
It's an In-N-Out Thing is a new Tumblr blog dedicated to...In-N-Out things. Specifically, things from the perspectives of In-N-Out employees: "'Restroom Check' really just means 'Bathroom Break.'" "Putting on the damn safety-pin for the first time." "The funny names people come up with for 'Animal Style.'" "CLOSE THE GAP." You can send in suggestions here.
In his food blog Behind the Bites, Justin Gilbert shares engaging visual one-page recipes that go beyond your basic step-by-step photos. You may not need to see how ingredients are layered in a BBQ Crispy Chicken Wrap or see every ingredient in beef stew, but it makes the recipes easier to follow. Also, it looks cool.
Does A Game of Thrones make you hungry? Find yourself craving fig-stuffed heron, cold egg lime soup, and the other tasties found in Westeros? SE reader Adam did, so he's decided to cook every single dish mentioned and described in the whole fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. "Think of it as a medieval version of The Julie/Julia Project with a little Alton Brown on the side," he says of his new blog.
It's the latest in blogs combining burgers and something generally unassociated with burgers: Burgers and Nails. Posts feature burgers and the polished nails of the burgers' eaters, usually with commentary about the burgers and the nail polish/art. (I'm still waiting for Burgers and Kittens. Or puppies. I'm good with either.) [via Eater]
Learn about different cuisines around the world through the power of burger by reading Burgers Here and There, a blog documenting original burger recipes representing every country in the world—192 countries, as recognized by the United Nations. Burger blogger Linda Monach listed her guidelines for the project: recipes aren't necessary "authentic," but are inspired by the country's popular foods; ingredients are from local grocery stores, not ethnic or gourmet markets; and a burger is defined as a ground/shredded meat patty on top of a starchy base.
Find out which book made Kenji decide to lock his brand-new, never-been-field-tested architecture degree in the vault immediately after college to take a minimum-wage job flipping pizzas and mopping floors—and all the other inspiring books and blogs along the way.
The blog Never Said About Restaurant Websites does what it says: It lists quotes no one ever says about restaurant websites. Example: "I hope the phone number and address are actually images so I can't copy and paste them!"
I've been following the blog Jeffrey Tastes/I Want More Food for a while now and am friends with its proprietor, Jeff Orlick, on Twitter and Yelp. He's proven insightful and full of good advice over the time I've been following...
The Serious Eaters at world headquarters like the way best-selling author Mark Bittman (a.k.a. the Minimalist) cooks, thinks, and writes, so we'd like to extend a warm digital welcome to Mark's re-launched digital venture, markbittman.com. He's calling it a "slog," because it's a combination blog and salon.
For a slight twist on the regular doughnut burger, Nicholas Chen of My Inner Fatty made a batch with two kinds of doughnuts: double chocolate and honey glazed (bought from Tim Horton's). The double chocolate doughnut bun won points for being less sweet than the other doughnuts he tried: "Since the double chocolate donut uses a non-glazed cake base, it was just slightly bitter, and managed to hit the perfect spot in terms of sugar."
Burger from Rustic Canyon. [Photograph: Damon Gambuto] Food blog Exile Kiss went all out in their 10-location Gourmet Burger Battle in Los Angeles. You should check out the whole epic post for details, but to make life easier here's...
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Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half, a blog of random, awesome, funny things, recently recounted an instance of waitressing hell titled "The Milk Crisis of 2005." The crisis: Customer asks for milk. Customer disapproves of initial too-large glass of milk. Customer disapproves of second too-small glass of milk. Allie tries so hard to please dissatisfied milk-loving customer, but just can't win. Through Allie's words and emotive illustrations, you too can feel her pain and laugh at her misfortune.
[Photograph: Zen Can Cook] New York City-based private chef Stephane Lemagnen shows you how to make an awesome lamb burger in his latest post on Zen Can Cook. Inspired by the lamb burger from The Breslin, he made his...
Don't know what a plate lunch is? Let Pomai of Hawaii-based food blog The Tasty Island show you the way with this comprehensive/insane round up of plate lunches spanning all kinds serving containers. You've got the paper plate in a cardboard box, wax paper in a cardboard box, white Styrofoam "clamshell" takeout containers, black Styrofoam "clamshell" takeout containers, clear plastic takeout containers, and more, all piled high with rice, noodles, Spam, fried meats, teriyaki, sushi, macaroni salad, and...more. Probably best if you don't read this on an empty stomach.