Archive for December 2008

Mini Burgers at a Minnesota-Themed Bar in How I Met Your Mother [video]

In the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother, Robin was homesick for her native Canada, so Marshall took her to the Walleye Saloon, a Minnesota expat bar in Manhattan. And like any food from the Midwest, the "mini" burgers are huge.

Meatloaf Bakery Opens in Chicago [wtf]

Photograph by Jason Little for Metromix
The gimmicky meatloaf "cake" with mashed-potato "icing" made the rounds, and we figured it'd die the honorable death of food memes whose time has passed.
Wrong. Chicago is now home to The Meatloaf Bakery. Guess what they serve.
Menu items include The Mother Loaf (beef, pork, and veal frosted with Yukon gold [...]

Beer Can Art by Emily Stephenson [food art]

"Mummy Can (with babies)," ceramic earthenware, 2006
Emily Stephenson is a UK-based artist who works with ceramics and textiles, creating characters and scenes out of common objects such as beer cans and road kill. Her website tells us that her "current ambition - aside from artistic achievement - is to run a marathon in a large, [...]

Bagels, When Photographed, Look Like Asses

Tired of all the baseless opinion-throwing, the blog Fuckedin Park Slope decided to take the epic debate of "where's the best Park Slope bagel?" into its own hands and throw a bagel-off. Five Six Park Slope delis, five six everything bagels with scallion cream cheese, one clear winner.
The winner, as it turns out, was La [...]

Britney Spears' Dad Makes Her Cheese Grits with Velveeta instead of 'Sprinkle Cheese' [video]

We finally had a chance to watch the Britney Spears comeback documentary, Britney: For the Record. Sort of sweet that her dad makes her grits for breakfast, but then he had to explain his technique:
I'm makin' my baby some cheese grits... Grits is an old southern tradition — she's been eatin it since she's [...]

The Gastronomic Life of Ricky Gervais

The Guardian UK mines Ricky Gervais' oddly fascinating blog and scores an interview with him, where we learn all kinds of fascinating things, like that he works out every day:
I'm fat because I eat too much and I'd rather not give up food. It's not glandular, it's greed. If I didn't work out I'd still [...]

'Throwdown with Bobby Flay' with Francois Payard, Bûche de Noël Episode [video]

The latest episode of Throwdown With Bobby Flay had Flay challenging François Payard to a bûche de Noël (yule log) bake-off. Payard has actually been dubbed "the king of the bûche de Noël," and his patisserie pumps out 5,000 of them in only five days during Christmas, so Bobby Flay's maple-walnut bûche didn't stand a [...]

Recession-Proof Businesses

AdAge runs a listicle on businesses that are recession-proof — the list includes soup, Walmart, laxatives, guns, spam, and cheap beer.

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