Archive for May 2009

Jell-O Mold Competition [hipsters]

Seriously, make it stop: The Jell-O Mold Competition: Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. Register by June 12, 2009 to compete! There's also a workshop on June 6th on how to make a vacuum forming machine, so this is some serious business. Says the competition's website:
In these somber times of [...]

Recession-Proof Baking Tips from Restaurant Girl [wtf]

Times are tough for everyone, including Daily News restaurant reviewers. "Restaurant Girl" Danyelle Freeman, likely doing research for her upcoming tome Gourmet Glossary, has come up with some like, so incredibly brilliant recession-friendly baking ideas, you guys!!!
And they're not actually money-saving ideas, they're just well-known baking tips and a recipe for rice pudding, underneath a [...]

The BeltzBib: The Drive-Thru Fast Food Bib [actual product]

The BeltzBib: Fill Your Fat Face While Driving, No Stains!
At first glance, The BeltzBib seems to solve one of life's major dilemmas: How do we keep our clothes clean while stuffing our faces with drive-thru while we're in the car? It goes so much further than the obvious solution of a mere bib — this [...]

Retro Recipes: Better Homes and Garden's Clam Puff, 1966

Welcome to our new feature, Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week we'll revisit a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. Inaugurally: The Clam Puff.
The 1966 edition of America's Favorite Recipes from Better Homes and Gardens is a tour [...]

The Curious Case of Esquire's John Mariani

Besides Frank Bruni handing in his three-months' notice, there was another big story this week, and it took place in Chicago. A quick recap: Esquire restaurant writer John Mariani spent a few days in the city last week, which prompted such an outpouring of disgruntlement over Mariani's comportment (he doesn't dine anonymously, and the general [...]


What we're reading now...

Alan Richman's feature story "American Pie" for the June issue of GQ, where he traveled more than 20,000 miles, visitied 109 pizzerias, and ate 386 pies across the U.S.A. in search of the 25 best pies. No doubt, this is epic pizza journalism, but we really could do without the dickish pageview-generating [...]

The Lunch Chart at The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

Photograph from
We were poking around Conan O'Brien's new website — (The Tonight Show premieres June 1st!) — and we stumbled onto this photo of the lunch places chart. Reads the caption: "Food is the biggest issue here on the lot; we've started keeping a list of lunch places, and if they're good or not!" [...]

Asics x Gettry Procourt AR "Hamburger" [sneakers]

Adding to the podiatric pantheon of food-inspired footwear (Supra for Stubbs BBQ) comes this collaboration between Asics and Japanese retailer Gettry. The Asics x Gettry Procourt AR comes in all the colors of meat and cheese, lettuce and tomato, ketchup and mustard — right down to a perforated upper that resembles a seeded bun and [...]

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