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  • Location: Buffalo, NY

Taste Test: 1 Day, 23 Pop-Tart Flavors

I agree with feep on this one, frosted brown sugar all the way.

Japanese Curry Rice With Hanger Steak

Not even the Japanese do curry from scratch these days, the boxed roux is the most common method.

Open Thread: What's The Unsexiest Food of All Time?

No mention of curry? The Japanese kind especially looks like vomit or excrement.

Eat This Now: A Breaded, Deep-Fried, Buffalo Wing-Inspired Hot Dog at Fancy Franks in Toronto

I don't care how monstrous this thing seems, I'd dig into one just to say I had it.

Get Cracking With the Nutcracker From Drosselmeyer

I dunno about moving beyond bashing with heavy objects. I bought a bag of mixed nuts last month and was using a hammer to get them open.

Open Thread: How are You Going to Cook Your Turkey?

One on the grill with some wood for smoking and the other the traditional way in the oven. I may have to try convincing my mother to try spatchcocking though.

Reality Check: We Try Subway's New Sriracha Steak and Chicken Melts

@GeorgiaGlitch: Agreed 100%, skip the terrible lettuce and get the spinach, big improvement.

A Sandwich a Day: Beef on Weck at Top Round Roast Beef, Los Angeles

Not only light but not even hand carved. They go to the trouble of using the best beef, but using a slicer? Pity.

Why Have I Never Tried: Fast Break?

As mentioned, Take 5 is where it's at. Love those things.

Poll: What's Your Favorite Hamburger Side?

Curly fries all the way. I can't imagine why given a choice you'd prefer your fries straight over twisted into a spiral.

Deep Fried Chicago: R.J. Grunts

Here in the Buffalo area, the breaded variety of wings are referred to as wingdings and are largely served unsauced with the Buffalo sauce on the side for dipping.
They're nice as a change of pace from normal wings, but by no means as a replacement.

First Look: Kuma Snow Cream, Las Vegas

Just a minor correction: Kuma is Japanese for Bear, not specifically for Polar Bears.

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Jumbo Cowboy Chop Steak

All these comments and no one goes for the gold with a surf & turf combo? Serving a steak like that, give me a lobster on the side just to be extra flashy.

Can You Cook A Steak By Dropping It From Space?

The conclusion over in the SE Community section on this one was that the best bet would be to build an oven enclosure out of space age insulating materials with a self-deploying parachute to to drop our steaks in.

Want to cook a steak by dropping it from orbit?

Basically you're suggesting we build an oven to drop from space with our steak inside it?

The Serious Eats Guide to Japanese Whisky

After watching the Bill Murray scene, I have to recommend everyone also watch some actual commercials for Suntory Whiskey starring Francis Ford Coppola and Akira Kurosawa: http://youtu.be/159Fsb79-wk
You can follow that up with Orson Welles shilling G&G Nikka whiskey: http://youtu.be/GveTzOQNCrM

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Gotta give this another go! Love dat Sriracha. Having some on my left over roast beef sandwiches this very moment!

Will Gordon Tries the New Slim Jim Flavors

The Matador sticks are a poor substitute for a proper Slim Jim. Though myself I prefer any form of kippered beef snack like those made by Trail's Best or Jack Link's.

Serious Entertaining: A Blowout Christmas Dinner

Just a correction on your idiom usage, it's 'pedal-to-the-metal' rather than 'medal'. Though I suppose the latter might be a fun variant to use in discussion of a bicycle marathon.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Gotta be on ramen.

McDonald's Testing New Quarter Pounders in Northern California

I don't understand.. isn't this just duplicating the niche the Angus already fills?

The Nasty Bits: Spicy and Tingly Lamb's Face Salad from Xian Famous Foods

My only thought is to ask what the heck you do with the skull once you've gotten all the good bits off it.

Twisted Root Burger Company Offers Discounts for 'Best Butt,' 'Best Looking'

What, no comments on that phrase on the bottom of the reciept?
"Meat Is Murder Tasty Tasty Murder!"

Do You Try 'New' Sodas?

I try new varities of Mountain Dew specificly.
Others I don't bother with.

Taste Test: Bottled Ranch Dressing

So when's the taste test of bottled blue-cheese dressings happening?

Want to cook a steak by dropping it from orbit?

Saw this great post written by xkcd author Randall Munroe in his "What If?" blog and thought I'd share it.

It's a good read, even if the math involved might be over my head! The long and short of it? As Munroe says: "I hope you like your steaks Pittsburgh Rare. And you may need to defrost it after you pick it up."

An entertaining website about cheeseburgers

I stumbled upon this gem of a website and felt like it really needed to be shared:
http://www.cheeseandburger.com/

Patrick Warburton (whose voice some may recognize instantly) takes us through 30 different cheeseburgers and their toppings along with an additional 10 burgers honoring different US cities.

Don't forget to click to the cheese tab of each entry for a bit more dry humor from Patrick.

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