Tag Archives: Food & Drink

Star Wars Death Star Cookie Jar

The Death Star Cookie Jar ($56.29) is a glazed ceramic replica of the moon-sized Imperial battle station from Star Wars. It is available to purchase online from Firebox.

Where those other hopeless planet-destroying space stations failed, this glazed ceramic behemoth will succeed. Granted it doesn’t have a preposterously large super laser, but it equally doesn’t have a two metre-wide thermal exhaust port that completely undermines its shield’s integrity.

That said, you can comfortably get a hand or two in there to easily replenish (and feast upon) its cookie-based power core. So see how it goes, just keep it safely out of the reach of rebellious young Jedi.

p6286_column_grid_12

About these ads
Tagged , , ,

Lays Introduces Chocolate Potato Chips

‘Tis the season to be gluttonous, so Frito-Lay is rolling out milk chocolate-covered “wavy” potato chips.

The limited-edition $3.49 5-ounce bags will be shipped to Target stores starting today and will be on sale throughout the holiday season. If consumers like them, the company will evaluate whether to make them permanent.

The combo of sweet and salty snacks has recently become more popular. Over the past year, or so, the market has exploded with Kettle Maple Bacon Potato Chips, Planter’s Sweet & Salty Snack Mix, ConAgra’s Crunch ‘n Munch and even Sweet ‘n Salty Bugles.

1383248228000-LaysWavyDipped-FINAL-2-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tagged , ,

Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger Now Available At Philadelphia’s PYT

First, deep-fried Twinkies became all the rage at state fairs, and then a burger with ramen noodles as buns captivated the New York City food scene this summer.

Now Philadelphia’s PYT — the same artisanal burger joint that cooked up a deep-fried lasagna-bun burger has combined the best of both worlds with a new custom burger featuring two deep-fried Twinkie buns, a custom blend pork belly patty, American cheese and extra bacon of course.

Lipitor can be requested as a side dish.

tumblr_mvc90frhZa1rf3fvio1_1280

 

Tagged , , , ,

Wendy’s Pretzel Pub Chicken

Satellite

Wendy’s just introduced the Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich. The restaurant describes the new menu item as follows:

“A lightly breaded chicken breast topped with natural muenster cheese, honey mustard and a warm cheddar sauce all atop a soft pretzel bun.”

The 650 calorie sandwich has a suggested retail price of $4.79

Tagged , , ,

Zagat Ranks The Best Burgers In 20 U.S. Cities

It’s National Burger Week and Zagat just posted their list of the top burger joints in 20 U.S. cities, according to their local surveys. Check the list out HERE. How do their picks stack up to your local favorites?

Here is one of my favorites:

Mr. Bartley’s
1246 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA
617-354-6559

1138135196_9504-1

Mr-Bartleys

mr-bartley-s-gourmet

bartleys-burgers-02-4_3

“Burger buffs “can’t leave Harvard Square” without “squeezing in” “elbow-to-elbow” at this “charm”-heavy “landmark” for “amazing,” “sloppy” patties with “ironic names that make the daunting task of choosing” from the “mind-boggling” variety of toppings a “laugh”; even with no bathrooms, a cash-only rule and what some would say is “spotty” service, it’s “too much fun” – and a “bargain” to boot.”

Tagged , , , ,

Ben & Jerry’s Announces Newest Flavor, “Scotchy Scotch Scotch” Created in Honor of Ron Burgundy From Anchorman

ben-and-jerrys-ice-cream

Ben & Jerry’s announces its newest limited batch ice cream flavor, “Scotchy Scotch Scotch.” Created in honor of beloved Ron Burgundy, the TV news anchor with a penchant for all things scotch, the flavor is a creamy concoction of butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swirl. Don’t act like you’re not impressed!

“Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch is a delicious ice cream and I hope Ben and Jerry consider my other suggestions,” said Ron Burgundy.  “Malt liquor marshmallow, well liquor bourbon peanut butter, and cheap white wine sherbet.”

The flavor was officially unveiled at New York City’s Pier 36 where members of the press attended and witnessed the announcement first-hand. True to the iconic ice cream company’s untraditional style, the event kicked off with – what else? – a performance by Nutty The Waterskiing Squirrel, as seen in the first Anchorman film. Nutty’s prowess was immediately followed by the appearance of a Ben & Jerry’s scoop-truck-turned-Channel 4 News-truck, which rolled onto the scene transporting a legion of blazer-wearing Ron Burgundy look-alikes. After “Scotchy Scotch Scotch” was officially unveiled, attending media and fans were treated to free scoops of the new Ron Burgundy-inspired flavor.

SSS 1 SSS 2

Fans anxiously await December 20th, when Ron and his elite news team return to the news desk in “Anchorman 2:  The Legend Continues.”

Scotchy Scotch Scotch is available now at participating scoop shops across the country. Pints of the flavor will arrive on store shelves over the next few weeks.

With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”  Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York and the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Written by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay.  Directed by Adam McKay.

Tagged , , , , , ,

The Great American Menu, Ranking Regional Foods Across The U.S.

ku-bigpic

Albert Burneko and illustrator Jim Cooke have put together the Great American Menu, a list of signature regional foods from each state in the United States. According to the ranked list, Illinois’ Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is the best regional food in the country.

Check out the Great American Menu HERE.

Here are the top 10:

1. Chicago-style deep-dish pizza (Illinois)
2. Shrimp and grits (South Carolina)
3. Mission-style burrito (California)
4. Crab cake (Maryland)
5. Peach pie/cobbler (Georgia)
6. Gumbo (Louisiana)
7. Key lime pie (Florida)
8. Fried green tomatoes (Alabama)
9. Stacked enchilada with green chile (New Mexico)
10. Marionberry pie (Oregon)

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Funny Side Up/Skull Egg Corral

funnysideupskull_lr2

The Funny Side Up/Skull Egg Corral ($10) by Fred & Friends is a silicone rubber mold to “make eggs cute.” It was designed by Angus McArthur and is available to buy on online.

 funnysideupskull_lr1

Start your day with a fried side of fun! Funny Side Up is a handy frame that shapes and molds two eggs into attractive egg art. Just place the mold in your frying pan, crack two eggs into the rings, and soon you’ll have a breakfast buddy to hang out with! It’s two eggs, funny side up.

 funnysideupskull_lr4

Tagged , ,

Satisfries Are Free At Burger King On Saturday October 12th & Sunday October 13th

BWURm5wCAAAexo7.jpg-large

On October 12th and 13th, Burger King is giving away its new Satisfries.  All customers who visit Burger King during the hours fries would normally be served, will get a free order. No coupons. No ID cards.  No questions. Although, it is a one-per-customer limit.

The new, crinkle-cut fries debuted last week. The fries have 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories than Burger King’s current fries. A small serving of BK’s Satisfries comes in at 270 calories with 11 grams of fat. That compares to 340 calories and 15 grams of fat for a small serving of its classic fries. There is no change in ingredients for the new fries, but the fries absorb less oil, so they have fewer calories.

Tagged , , , , ,

Goldbely.com: Eat Your Way Across The USA

Goldbely-Launches-To-Deliver-Sublime-Restaurant-Food-Anywhere-In-The-US1

Goldbely.com is on a mission to discover all things delicious. On their journey, they’re seeking out the legendary local restaurants, amazing artisans and great gourmet food purveyors that produce amazing regional products.

wpid-poster.explorers_of_food-11

The online marketplace connects curious eaters with America’s best gourmet food purveyors.

Screen Shot 2013-10-05 at 8.56.42 PM

Tour the nation’s best-loved restaurants and food specialty shops in a single spot — anything on the site can be shipped to your door. The site allows you to shop by region (Northeastern crab cakes and lobster rolls, NY deli, Chicago deep-dish pizza joints and Southern BBQ).

Tagged , , , , ,
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,250 other followers

%d bloggers like this: