Hello everyone. I hope you're doing well tonight.
I'm pretty certain Five Guys has no drive-thru's at any of their locations, and it's probably not even possible given they cook everything from scratch... but can somebody please confirm if possible, that Five Guys have no drive thrus?
Apparently so, according to Axe body spray.
LOL @ the girl dipping the strawberry in his chocolate belly button.
"STARBUCKS was blasted by environmental experts last night after Britain's Sun newspaper accused it of pouring millions of litres of precious water down the drain at its coffee shops."
"The giant coffee chain allegedly has a policy of keeping a tap running non-stop at all its 10,000 outlets worldwide, wasting millions of litres a day.
That would provide enough daily water for the entire two million-strong population of drought-hit Namibia or fill an Olympic pool every 83 minutes."
Woah! What the heck? Read the story here.
So, I'm sitting here watching an episode of Jerry Springer (Lesbian Bikers who love Midget Firemen) and I see a commercial that started out sounding like it was going to be anti-HFCS but then spins around 180 degrees into a pro-HFCS campaign, and directs me to the following website.
I guess the Corn Refiners Association must be getting hit pretty hard.
Due to higher cost of ingredients, Hershey's is removing Cocoa Butter from many of it's popular chocolate candies, and replacing it with cheaper Vegetable Oil.
The package labels are changing too, because the FDA says anything containing vegetable oils cannot be called "Milk Chocolate".
Watch the Today Show / MSNBC video here.
Hey guys and gals. :)
We need some t-shirts (or caps) to show our love and support for SE.
Are there any future plans to make such things?
I know CafePress.com makes it easy to create stuff. I know a lot of people use them, but I cannot say anything about the quality because I've not used them myself.
What do you think?
I know there's some Popeyes fans in the SE house, and I'm definitely one of them. The Fried Chicken, Chicken Strips, Cajun Fries and Onion Rings are all very good.
However, the Cajun Rice (aka "dirty" rice) is.... Bleh.
It's dry and bland, almost flavorless, despite (supposedly) having ground beef, chicken gizzards and green onions in the mix. I don't understand this, because I've heard other people rave about how good it was.
The Red Beans and Rice was fine, but the Cajun Rice was just plain bad. I've tried it twice, and cannot see myself ever eating it again, and certainly not recommending it.
Are the Popeyes in my town preparing it wrong?
Has anybody else had this dish? Positive? Negative?
People do stupid things. That’s not a surprise. But sometimes their stupidity hurts innocent folks, such is the case with this Burger King employee who decided to take a bath in BK’s kitchen sink, and film the stunt for the whole world to see. The result of that strange behavior was the entire staff getting fired, including the manager who had 20 years on the job, and no involvement or beforehand knowledge of his plans.
Video on YouTube.com
Check out this picture of our man Adam K a couple years before Serious Eats got started.
Great pic, plus one of the very few I've seen where he isn't holding a burger or slice of pizza. :)
Tuesday, the lovely Miss Robyn Lee of S.E. posted The BBQ Song.
Well here's another video from the same guys, Cheese Rap.
Awesome. Funny. Creepy. Weird. It's got everything! :)
"A couch potato's dream" -- says CBS news.
Check it out.
I lost 5 pounds in the time it took me to write this post. :) lol
I found this interesting Pepperidge Farm Goldfish cracker in a recent box I purchased. I've uploaded a photo to a free image hosting site so everyone can see. Please note: it's inside a ziploc plastic baggy for protection.
I see two angels protecting a fish caught by Jesus. :)
What do you see?
I've read and heard many good things about Chipotle over the past year, but I hadn't got around to trying them until tonight.
First impression -- Totally underwhelmed.
[ Pros ]
- It's BIG. Definitely the biggest fast food burrito I've ever had. And it's heavy too, like a brick. You could probably throw it at somebody's head and kill them.
- The ingredients are supposed to be more 'natural' and higher quality than typical fast food joints. They call it "Food with integrity". The beef and chicken are raised naturally, no antibiotics, hormones etc.
- They make the burritos right in front of you at the counter, similar to a Subway sandwich shop. You get to see everything!
- They're not greasy at all. It definitely felt like I was eating a heathier burrito than Taco Bueno or Taco Bell.
[ Cons ]
- The main ingredient is white rice. It's OK, has a dash of cilantro and lime juice, but it's rather bland and there's so much of it, the other flavors are beat down.
- There's not much meat. I tried both the Steak and Chicken varieties, and both were small portions. Furthermore, the steak was rubbery and had very little flavor. The chicken was better, but still nothing impressive.
- There's not much cheese. It's a mixture of Jack and White Cheddar, but there's not enough to even tell what's going on.
- The pinto beans were good, but again, very small in quantity.
- The salsa was good, but it was all loaded at one end of the burrito. I'm told this is on purpose. Why, I have no idea.
- Each burrito costs almost $6
- The bottom line: A big bland rice burrito, with a little bit of meat, cheese, beans and salsa that didn't stand a chance. I have no desire to eat them again.
I don't want to sound too critical, but I was expecting more!
Is this really a better burrito? Is this really what higher-quality natural ingredients taste like?
Anybody else have a similar experience? Maybe I hit them on a bad night?
"Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation when it comes to obesity, a new government survey reported Thursday."
"Colorado was the least obese,"
At the bottom of that page, there's a map where you can click on each state and get the statistics.
I'm surprised my own home state, Texas, wasn't the worst.
How fat is your state?
A NY man says he found a knife baked into the bread of his foot long sandwich at Subway. Not a blade, or piece of a knife, a whole knife.
I'm hoping somebody can enlighten me.
Perhaps I've missed something about this whole thing.
Otherwise, it seems to be a complete waste of food and energy.
Please explain. :)
Here in the South it's been a regular side dish amongst most everyone I know, since I can remember. It's a very interesting fruit/veggie. But the truth is, I would have never eaten it (still don't) unless it's fried.
But I do LOVE the fried variety. Anybody else?
How about you Northerners... do you eat fried okra often, or at all?
When I was a kid, my Mom would slice a snickers bar into about 8 little pieces, spread them out and freeze them. Then after they're good and frozen, you have awesome little candies that start out hard and cold, then defrost from the heat of your mouth into a chewier than normal caramel... it's awesome!
Today I freeze all kind of candy. Anybody else?
What -- Jack in the Box restaurants will give away TWO FREE TACOS to guests who present a valid gas receipt. Limit of one order of tacos per guest. NO PURCHASE NEESSARY. Duplicates or copies will not be accepted.
When -- Thursday, June 26, from midnight to 11:59 p.m.
Where -- All participating Jack in the Box restaurants.
Plus, it's Fast-Food, which we all know is evil, kills people, damages unborn children, and ruins the lives of everyone in it's path. But don't let that bother you.... Instead, consider that it adds the extra elements of surprise and excitement to the dining experience.
Live a little. Enjoy. Have a couple greasy fast food tacos. At most, it will take a few weeks off your life expectancy. Those are pretty crappy weeks anyway, you'll be 80 and wearing adult diapers, WISHING you had those tacos.
Not sure where to post this. There isn't a "Bitch and Moan" section.
I find it irritating and distasteful that some people post links to their website or blog, with each comment they make at Serious Eats Talk. I'm not talking about references or contributing information to the topic at hand. I'm talking about making pseudo-signatures after each post.
I understand S.E. doesn't have a full-blown forum with "signatures" and such, but that's no reason to be Spammers with your URL.
As somebody who has been Admin over a large active forum in the past, I understand everybody wants visitors. Everybody wants traffic. That's normal.
But I just want to say right now, those who spam their address at the end of their posts -- It's a TURN-OFF, and is having the opposite effect than you intended, at least on me. It makes me want to NEVER visit your site, and it gives me a bad impression.
Anyway, just a little early Saturday morning rant. I apologize. No offense intended to the signature spammers. Just being honest. :)
In the world of Fast Food, it's become common for companies to sell Chicken Wings, including what they call "Boneless" wings. However, these boneless wings are usually large chunks of Breast meat. So why are they called "Wings" ??
Is this just a complete facade? A case of marketers trying to satisfy the country's craving for all things wing-related?
Perhaps since the wing and breast are located near one another, partially connected, they can call breast-meat wing-meat, and vice-versa?
Seriously, what's going on with this?
The "Boneless Wings" do not appear to be Wings at all. They are large chunks of breast meat. In fact, wouldn't it seem to be a Downgrade, by referring to Breast meat as Wing?
Wing madness, I tell you!
Hello Serious Eaters!
Just a quick heads-up to let you know about a couple of food freebies.
For those who don't care about fat or calories -- Krispy Kreme is celebrating "National Doughnut Day" this Friday June 6th, and all customers will receive a free doughnut of their choice! Search for locations -- http://www.KrispyKreme.com
For those watching their fat and calorie intake -- TCBY (The Country's Best Yogurt) will give any Dad a Free small cup or cone on Father's Day. Search for locations -- http://www.TCBY.com
Free Food = Good. :)
Simple question. Would you eat a human?
I could paint all types of scenarios... You are stranded in the dessert with no food or water, somebody dies... etc.
But does that really matter? Wouldn't hunger and the will for survival overpower any moral, religious or personal beliefs you have? Or would you starve to death?
Are we running out of Tomatoes?
I've not been paying attention to this story (there is a story, right?) so I'm not sure how bad things are. I recall seeing a news blurb here-and-there about a tomato shortage and rising costs... but now it's hit me personally. Recently it seems anything I order with tomato sauce or tomatoes in any other form, whole or otherwise, is being rationed like we're the sole survivors on a tiny island with a single tomato plant. From pizzas, Italian subs and just burgers and sandwiches... where's the tomatoes? Where's the sauce? Why is everything so dry?
I'm just complaining about fast-food... so I can only imagine what's going in the world of fine dining. Probably still the same portions, with a price increase?
Can somebody please give me the 'short'...simple-man's version? :)
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