Feast, a video essay by Matt Zoller Seitz, highlights food preparation and eating in films, making characters identifiable to the viewer and creating a link between the events on screen and our collective bellies. (via kottke.org)
An SLA (New York State Liquor Authority) spokesman tells the Wisconson [sic]...– The Gothamist reporting on some seized New Glarus Spotted Cow in NYC. Two things on this article: 1) Liquor raids? Is this 1919? Do we really need to be raiding bars any more? 2) It’s spelled Wisconsin. Use your spell check. If you’re going to covet the Midwest’s beer, NYC, ...
The guests can wait for the food, but the food can’t wait for the guests.– Thomas Keller. (source)
Old Crank Journalist Andy Rooney thinks you’ve been taking it too easy on thanksgiving.
Nobody can eat fifty eggs.– Dragline, from Cool Hand Luke. Wrong. Sonya Thomas, 65 hardboiled eggs in 6:40. However, I don’t think she’s as tough as Mr. Luke Jackson.
* Cranberry sauce * Cologne * Creamy dips and spreads (cheeses,...– The TSA reminds us of what we can and cannot bring on board flights this holiday season. It’s good to see that pies are no longer a threat to our safety.
Bathtub Sparks 2 pieces Pez candy, one yellow, one pink 1 can King Cobra 1...– The demise of Sparks earlier this year caused the SF Weekly to reverse engineer the quaff for the discriminating tippler.
WI court reinstates $5 million award in beef jerky... →
Wait, $5 million dollars for getting cut out of a beef jerky empire? I’m in the wrong line of work.
Joe sez, “The McDonald’s franchise at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base...– boingboing. I’ve already got a job, but spending winter in Cuba managing a McDonald’s doesn’t sound too bad.
Today, 11am-1pm! Barrio Taco Truck will have FREE... →
84(a). Do not let an empty coffee cup sit too long before asking if a refill is...– The NY Times knows what I’m talking about.
Looks like Ruby Tuesday is putting on its fancy... →
Pho contains star anise. Star anise contains shikimic acid, the active...– Good Magazine on star anise and swine flu. Wait a second, Pho prevents swine flu? Probably not says the article, but I’m going to use it as an excuse to eat as much Pho as possible this winter.
Jonathan Safran Foer, you've done it again. →
The New Yorker did a pretty good job too.
60 snack sized bags of Old Dutch Potato Chips... →
Free chips on craigslist! Woot!
100 Things that restaurant workers should never... →
I hate to think that the NY Times has it all figured out, but they’ve got this restaurant thing nailed down.