Category: Food

3 Ice Cream Sandwiches Were Not Enough to Make Me Like the DH

I survived all you can eat seats at the ballpark. I definitely got my moneys worth, but I also didn't leave feeling like I was going to die (of course, that may say more about me than it does any sense of moderation..) The seats (the only upper deck seats not tarped off by the almost minor league at this point A's) were nice enough, and it was a gorgeous day for baseball. The usher told us to sit where ever we wanted, so we grabbed great seats behind home plate. There was one concession stand that featured 7 items,...

Speaking of the American Diet…

Saturday, I will be attending an Oakland A's game. Now, the A's are terrible, play in the hated AL, have a rotten stadium and use the DH. So, why would I go? Well, I just have to try out some very special seats… I don't see this going well at all. Check back Sunday or Monday for the full report.

One Size Fits All: Not Just A Good Idea; It's The Law.

At least that's Kimberly Block's interpretation. The Squeeze Inn, known for huge mounds of melted cheese on its burgers, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, [a] lawsuit alleges. Kimberly Block, who says she has severly [sic] limited use of her legs, argues she suffered "embarrassment and humiliation" and that her civil rights were violated because of inadequate access inside the Fruitridge Road restaurant. In addition to its cheeseburgers, the Squeeze Inn of Sacramento California is also noted for its cramped spaces and limited seating.  Get it?  "Squeeze in."  The restaurant is famous, having been featured on Food Network...

So Apparently I'm the Highlander

Great news: Health experts have long warned of the risk of obesity, but a new Japanese study warns that being very skinny is even more dangerous, and that slightly chubby people live longer. People who are a little overweight at age 40 live six to seven years longer than very thin people, whose average life expectancy was shorter by some five years than that of obese people, the study found. Via.

Your Jedi Advertising Tricks Won't Work On Me Boy!

Considering that, oh I dunno, everyone in Outer Mongolia has seen Star Wars and its sequels, is it really wise for Pizza Hut to rebrand itself simply as "The Hut"? Thanks to the wonderful Nancy Friedman for the tip.

Tobacco And Me

Unlike many libertarians, and for that matter many smokers, I do not consider the passage of a law allowing the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco to be a major affront to my freedom. Or, for that matter, my smoking habit.

Likelihood Of A Grossout

As Ron Coleman points out, the key test to determine whether a trademark infringement claim is valid is whether an offending advertisement creates a "likelihood of confusion" with a prior issued trademark.  That a trademark has some value may be presumed, until the court is required to determine damages, at which time its actual value is determined. Here's a case where that presumption might not be valid. Miami-based Burger King Corp. alleges … Steak n Shake’s name for slider-style hamburgers, Steakburger Shots, is “confusingly similar” to trademarked Burger King names. They include BK Burger Shots, BK Breakfast Shots and BK...

You Are Why I Cannot Eat Good Things

You, you sniveling worms, with your relentless insistence on safety, absence of risk, and your belief that if the government only had more power, over everything, somehow you would not die. Well you are going to die, and you deserve it, because you elected a government that drafts bills like the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, or as Radley Balko called it via twitter, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of Food. Currently before the House Committees on Agriculture, and Energy and Commerce, the FSMA is drafted with the noble goal of seeing to it that Americans do not...

Can I Get That With a Diet Coke?

I've now lost 15 pounds on this diet, which consists mostly of eating portions calculated for wee folk. So rather than gorge, I can only dream of gorging. If I want to torture myself, I might visit a spot like This Is Why You're Fat, a repository of gustatory excess. Enjoy. Really, I'm perfectly satisfied having a bowl of lawn rather than the Double Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt.

Cardiologists Curse Its Name

I'm on a diet, so I can't plan on eating traditional Super Bowl food this weekend. I'll be eating a bowl of lawn. But I can dream. And when I dream, I'll dream of this. Mmmm . . . bacon. Spotted at GamingTrend. Edit: Almost is good is seeing the vegetarians show up in the comments to the post.

Humiliation: It's What's For Dinner

Stung by invidious stereotyping of Asian Americans as the "model minority," people who study and work hard to get ahead where other Americans loaf or look for the quick buck, a group of 1,020 Korean Americans has taken a bold step to erase that misconception.  They've filed one of the silliest lawsuits I've ever read about: More than 1,000 South Korean-Americans filed a group lawsuit on Monday against a South Korean broadcaster, claiming its coverage on the supposed health risks of U.S. beef humiliated them and subjected them to mockery in the United States…. A total of 1,020 Korean-Americans collectively...

Spammers Say The Darnedest Things!

I don't know why, but this, by one Karrie Tamsin, struck me as hilarious: I create a by crowd of soups that check out extraordinary, and can be made in big batches and frozen.  Is there any interest? Ms. Tamsin tried to add that comment to something Ken wrote, months ago, about Mexican food, penguins, and children. I love extraordinary soups.  If my wife was at home, I'd order her to make one.

Two Days til Thanksgiving, Part II: Turkey Sandwich

Continuing a theme from last year, I present: the turkey sandwich which is likely to be enjoyed in my neck of the woods sometime soon.  I've consumed this sandwich in the aftermath of every turkey I've cooked for at least ten years.  I like it. Ingredients: Leftovers of one roasted, or preferably fried, turkey (do not take this as an endorsement of the dangerous art of turkey frying). One loaf of good sourdough bread, preferably not pre-sliced. Plain yogurt. White horseradish. Tomato puree or high quality ketchup. Dried dill, to taste. One green pepper, bell or spicier as preferred. One...

Le Poutine C'est Moi

It wasn't really traditional, but the Poutine at the still unfortunately named O My Dawg was quite good. The gravy had a sweetness to it that subtly invoked Barbecue Sauce (without being overpowering..) The biggest disappointment was the lack of cheese curd (with shredded Monterey Jack being substituted..) It was tasty, but I feel like I did not get the true Poutine experience. Actually, the highlight of the meal was the curry catsup that a fellow diner got. It was really good, and dragged me back to visits to Germany. Curry catsup. Yum!

Food Blogging Teaser: O' Canada

Tomorrow, for the first time, I will get to try the native dish of Canada, Poutine. I know, I'm as excited as you are. You can be sure that if I do not suffer a massive heart attack, I will be back to give you my full review. The funny thing is, the restaurant is a tiny little hot dog stand (the regrettably named O' My Dawg) right around the corner from my office. How random is that? Come back tomorrow afternoon for the thrilling conclusion to my culinary voyage Oot & Aboot.