Archive for May 2009

'You Are What You Eat' Photo Series by Mark Menjivar [food art]

Photograph by Mark Menjivar: Carpenter/Photographer | San Antonio, TX | 3-Person Household | 12-Point Buck | 2008
"You Are What You Eat" is a photo series by San Antonio-based photographer Mark Menjivar in which he photographed the insides of strangers’ refrigerators. We liked the above, a freezer-full of meat and booze. Says Menjivar:
A refrigerator is [...]

Pepsi Throwback Shorts [video]

Here's a series of short retro-themed commercials that Pepsi is running along with shows from the 1970s and '80s on Hulu, in which a Pepsi Throwback can interacts with iconic items from the '70s, including fondue pots, pet rocks, Polaroid cameras, 8-track players, '70s decorative mantelpieces, lava lamps, disco balls, and roller skates.
We loved the [...]

Baked's Matt Lewis: There Will Never Be A 'New Cupcake'

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From time to time we like to know what's going on inside the heads of the people who actually make the news in the world of food. Here, Matt Lewis of New York's famed Baked bakery (and author of the cookbook of the same name) weighs in on why the cupcake — love [...]

Kentuckians May Need Seatbelt Extenders

Fast food-loving seatbelt-wearing residents of Louisville can rejoice at their local McDonald's: Today, drivers and passengers that drive through a McDonald’s wearing a seatbelt will receive coupons courtesy of the Golden Arches. (Those not wearing seat belts won't be given citations but instead will receive an educational card "explaining the benefits of the devices.")
The Kentucky [...]

Chez Panisse East?

Alice Waters, in Hartford, Connecticut last week for the "Food for Thought" forum (see our writeup) might have been scouting for new locations. Colin McEnroe writes:
While on an impromptu swing around Hartford Thursday, Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame saw a location she liked.
"I found a lovely little restaurant I want to buy!" she told [...]

Jay Rayner Tears Into Marco Pierre White's Latest Restaurant

Jay Rayner, one of the judges on the upcoming Top Chef: Masters and The Observer's restaurant critic, writes a scathing review of Marco Pierre White's latest London restaurant, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill:
The menu has a chummy handwritten script, but that is the only chummy thing about it, for almost everything we ate was [...]

Google Street View Protects Colonel Sanders' Privacy in the UK

Sometimes facial-recognition software works too well: The Register tipped us off to this great find: Google Street View protecting Colonel Sanders' privacy in the UK.

DBGB Mediasplosion

The media preview at Daniel Boulud's new restaurant DBGB over the weekend had blogs stumbling over each other to post reports — Serious Eats: New York and Metromix posted photos, Grub Street posted the full menu, and Schrambling and Thorn were there — only to get obliteratingly scooped by New York Times with an [...]

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