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Sriracha: To Capitalize or Not?

J. Kenji López-Alt 38 comments

Early today we had a mini-argument in the office when Niki posed the question: should sriracha be capitalized? Is it Sriracha, or sriracha? More

A Pizza My Mind: The Best Frozen Pizza, PERIOD.

Slice Adam Kuban 114 comments

What's the best frozen pizza? See the photo at left, people. And you know what I don't want to see in the Comments here? Any other pizza that is not pictured at left. More

Di Fara: Rant and Response

Slice Adam Kuban 57 comments

As the wife of the "Slicemeister General," I get asked on a fairly regular basis if I like Di Fara, which is arguably the pizzeria on which Slice's reputation was based. I emphatically answer NO. I do not like Di Fara at all. I have been four or five times, and I have never had a good time. Why not? Let me enumerate. More

Enough with the Ramp Rage!

J. Kenji López-Alt 52 comments

While admittedly, there has been a rather unnatural craze for ramps in the food media for the last couple of years—much of it blamed on chefs and their ubiquitous use of the vegetable on menus during its brief, one-month harvesting season—I believe this is a good thing. Ramps aren't over-appreciated now, they were vastly underappreciated in the past. More

McDonald's Mac Snack Wrap, A Rant

Fast Food Adam Kuban 11 comments

Nick Kindelsperger of The Paupered Chef calls BS on the Mac Snack Wrap: "The result is a funnel for cheap food. Without the bread, the ingredients are exposed for the lies they are. The meat (never McDonald's strong suit), is reduced to filler without an ounce of juiciness. There is no balance, no semblance of coherent thought with this monster." More

It's Not Like the Site Isn't Full of NYC Pizza Info

Slice Adam Kuban 10 comments

<RANT> So earlier today we were looking for various frozen pizzas for a frozen-pizza taste test. The Freschetta rising-crust pizza is (un)surprisingly hard to find in New York City. I tweeted about this after visiting the third non-Freschetta-havin' grocery store i visited this morning — only to get a reply from @vacca23: @slice all of the fantastic Pizza in NYC and you're searching for Freschetta? Tsk tsk... Seriously? We can't explore frozen pizza offerings here on Slice? Please. You want fantastic pizza in NYC? Here: http://slice.seriouseats.com/tags/NYC I think that goes 65 pages deep. Ten entries per page. </RANT>... More

'New York Post' Goes All Backlash on Us, Attacking Fancy-Pants Food Trucks

New York Adam Kuban 6 comments

The Schnitzel & Things truck: too frou frou for NYP readers. In the New York Post today, Carla Spartos gives voice to all the people who long for the good old days when food trucks and carts offered cheap,... More

Et Tu, White Castle?

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 7 comments

White Castle, what is this? I thought it was you and me against the world. You invented the slider, basically defining it as a steam-griddled pickle-and-onion-slathered gutbomb when your founders opened in 1921. I've gone to bat as a... More

Two Idiot Domino's Employees Do Nasty Things to Food, Upload Videos, Get Fired

Slice Adam Kuban 14 comments

See the videos, at Consumerist. Wow. I love how quickly this went down. Last night, at 7:26 p.m., Consumerist posted videos that some dumbass Domino's employees had taken showing one of them doing disgusting things with food that was presumably sent out to customers--putting banana peppers up his nose and then on a sandwich, sneezing on cheesy bread. Consumerist readers, using the YouTube account handle and the few identifiable details they could see in the videos, tracked down the Domino's location this occurred in and alerted Domino's corporate. By 10:26 a.m. this morning came word from Domino's HQ that... More

In Videos: Heart Attack Grill

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 39 comments

This Heart Attack Grill link seems to be making the rounds, with both Robyn Lee and I getting bombarded with emails. So, to appease and please the beefy masses, here you go. We are officially blogging it. CBS visits... More

Cindy Adams Rants About Eating Out

New York Adam Kuban 1 comment

The New York Post gossip columnist on amuse bouches: "And you’re to be grateful for this insignificant droplet because 'it's a gift from the chef.' I don’t know this chef. I’m not giving him a return gift. Not putting him... More

Why Pepperoni Pizza Sucks

Slice Adam Kuban 122 comments

But can sausage trap its own greasy goodness, like this? Jon Eick over at the blog So Good has a great rant about pepperoni. Long story short, he don't like it. Here's why: If pizza is high quality, a mere slice of cheese is delicious. If pizza is mediocre, I understand the need to add toppings. But I have news for you pepperoni: you ain't all that and a bag of chips. Pepperoni, while ok, is simply NOT good enough to have earned it's place as the default pizza order of choice on merit alone. Hell no. I believe... More

A Mini Hamburger Is Not a Slider

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 41 comments

Photograph by Nick "Beef Aficionado" Solares I have a couple pet peeves. Scratch that. I have a lot of them. And the New York Times just poked at one. Previewing tomorrow's food section coverage, the Diner's Journal blog foreshadows... More

Pizza Hut and the Walk of Shame

Slice Adam Kuban 5 comments

The Walk of Shame: Carrying a Crunchy Cheesy Crust pizza, a Stuffed Crust with pepperoni, and a Super Supreme Pan Pizza back to the office for taste-testing. Thought I'd share with you my experience trying to get three specialty pizzas from Pizza Hut yesterday for the chain pizza taste-off we did. Of the three major nationwide chains, Pizza Hut was the most difficult. It has almost no presence in New York City. And why should it? If you ran the place and knew there were vastly superior pizzas on almost every block of the Big Apple, why would you... More

Gordon Ramsay Hates the Big Mac and Frank Bruni

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Gordon Ramsay is the kind of man that has the words "temper" and "outburst" used in nearly every last thing written about him. The Independent's Jonathan Thompson interviewed Ramsay yesterday to get his reaction on the interviews his former mentor and now long-time nemesis Marco Pierre White's been doing in support of his new book, and of course both "temper" and "outburst" appeared in the piece's very first paragraph. White said "there is a time and a place for McDonald's" and naturally, Ramsay feels quite the opposite: "Strip a Big Mac back of everything it's filled up with and you've got two bland basics: fat and fodder. When you think of how exciting it is to make a hamburger... More

Bourdain Rips the Food Network Awards A New One

Lia Bulaong 4 comments

Anthony Bourdain has a new rant up over at Ruhlman, on the disaster that was the Food Network Awards: It is a measure of how seriously crack-brained, rapacious and evil the Deep Thinkers at Food Network must be that I find myself--yet again--in deep sympathy with their stable of stars. Last night, during the breathtakingly awful, interminable cruelty that was The Food Network Awards, I even found myself feeling bad for Rachael Ray. YES, friends. Rachael Ray. If nothing else, Rachael's BIG now. Network talk show-- doing- well- in- ratings- Big. Own magazine Big. Friend-of-Oprah Big. So, how must it have felt for her to stand up there in front of what appeared to be a halfway empty room... More

Edibles: Lars Can Keep Them

Adam Kuban 1 comment

MORE EDIBLES 'Speaking' Italian [Thursday, February 1, 2007] Magnificent Mozza [Wednesday, January 31, 2007] Quotations from Chairman Bruni [Tuesday, January 30, 2007] Jamba Juice [Monday, January 29, 2007] All Edibles... More

Edibles: Jamba Rant

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"What is a lower-calorie dairy base?!?" In this installment of Edibles, our own Ed Levine tries Mango Mantra, one of the Jamba Light menu option from rapidly expanding juice chain Jamba Juice. MORE EDIBLES Sour Sunny Bears [Friday, January 26, 2007] Scarfin' the Scharffen Berger [Thursday, January 25, 2007] Getting Cheesy [Wednesday, January 24, 2007] Stockholm Slices [Tuesday, January 23, 2007] All Edibles... More

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