Craig Hlavaty writing for the Houston Press, tries to get worked up to properly enjoy Burger King's new Angry Whopper:
I thought it only fair that I partake in the Angry Whopper in an appropriately angry mood. I walked about a mile from the office down Travis at lunchtime, where my trip would be halted [...]
We've been following L.A. Magazine's Mary Melton as she subjects herself — voluntarily! — to a one-week cleanse outlined in Gwyneth Paltrow's incredibly stupid e-mail newsletter, GOOP.
A few days short of the goal — but after a solid attempt at a miso, raw-food, steamed-salmon lifestyle — Mary is finally done.
I thought about the Gwyneth [...]
'Untitled', 2008, Digital C-print 30 x 20 inches; 'Untitled', 2008, Digital C-print 30 x 20 inches
Currently on display at the Massimo Audiello gallery (website) in New York City is An Uncertain Nature, a solo exhibition by Alison Brady. In addition to surrealistic photographs, the show introduces her latest series of "historical" portraits — tongue in [...]
Andrew Zimmern visited the Chicago location of the chain Sushi Samba, calling it "an outrage if ever there was one." He rails:
This popular Brazilian sushi bar is a knock off of my pal Nobu Matsuhisa’s famous eateries right down to the tiradito and shishito peppers, but every plate at SS is overwrought, lacks [...]
Pat Bruno, the Chicago Sun Times restaurant critic, made an appearance on Throwdown with Bobby Flay, slyly using the name Pasquale Bruno, but he didn't fool anyone. So now, he's completely blown whatever anonymity he had.
He's angry that he was outed, and responds with fury:
A few restaurant owners know what I look like--after all, at [...]
Oh Food Network. First you go and rip off Top Chef, making your own variation of it and calling it Chopped. And now you go ahead and rip off of Dirty Jobs, make it food-only, and call it Will Work For Food. Jim Jarmusch might have said "It's not where you take it from — [...]
Like so many others, Häagen-Dazs ice cream has decided to sneakily trim down its container size rather than raise its prices. This raises ire in a lot of people [Me! I'm one! –Ed.] Häagen-Dazs provided a public explanation for their decision, claiming that they'd prefer to reduce the size of the container rather than reducing [...]
A calves heart.
Irving Mill in New York City is offering a seven-course all-heart tasting menu for Valentine's Day, $85.