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  • This Pizza Has 99 Cheeses; Your Move, Donatello

    Remember that scene in TMNT when Donatello calls a 99-cheese pizza a “culinary impossibility?” Well master pizza chef Johnny di Francesco remembered and decided to take on the challenge. The Melbourne chef, who is the first Australian ever trained in Naples to the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana VPN rules and who recently won first place at the pizza world championships in Italy, decided to try his hand at the first pie of its kind. He begins by melting down a mix of 96 cheeses in a pot, which can take up to an hour. Then he builds the pie and sprinkles buffalo mozzarella, goat cheese, fior di latte, ricotta, and raspadura to reach 99. Becuase of the time it takes to prepare each 99-cheese pizza, the $23 pie was only served at di Francesco’s Gradi restaurant in the Crown casino complex during a two-hour block at lunch time on Saturday. What do you think America? How about we steal the recipe and add one disgusting slice of American cheese on top and claim the first 100-cheese pizza? via NDTV

  • 10 Mouthwatering Cheeseburgers Inspired by 10 American Cities

    The Cheese and Burger Society was created by Wisconsin’s milk marketing board to pay tribute to the state’s unbelievable line-up for cheeses. If you’ve never had authentic Wisconsin cheese curds you haven’t lived. In addition to all things cheese the society created a website called cheeseandburger.com that features mouthwatering burger recipes from across the U.S. of A. So far 40 burgers have been profiled, which you can view here, and we’ve narrowed the list down to 10 that are inspired by American cities.

  • Shake Shack + Breakfast Sandwich = New Elated Reality

    Christmas, hanukkah, Kwanza and Festivus come early. How early? Between the hours of 7 AM to 10:30 AM on weekdays at the Grand Central Terminal Shake Shack. That’s right Shake Shack breakfast can now be had at it’s first Manhattan location, until today’s announcement the burger joint only a breakfast menu at it’s JFK Airport locations. The announcement makes complete sense for it’s Grand Central location which accounts for tens of thousands of daily foot traffic. The menu will have a sausage egg n’ cheese sandwich, an applewood-smoked bacon egg n’ cheese sandwich, and a simple egg n’ cheese sandwich. The meat versions will cost $4.75 while the meatless egg n’ cheese will cost $3.75 served on the usual potato rolls with American cheese. Shack Shack will also have hot drip and cold brew coffee, as well as hot breakfast teas. The full menu can be seen below.

  • Would You Pay $8 To Build Your Own McDonald’s Sandwich?

    McDonald’s store sales continue to fall as younger consumers opt for casual fast food restaurants such as Chipotle and Panera over the yellow arches. How can the home of the Big Mac win back these millenials? With longer wait times and more expensive choices, of course! McDonald’s has been testing “Create Your Taste” kiosks at four locations in California. Using a touchscreen, customers can choose exactly how they want their burger or chicken sandwich, with a variety of fresh toppings offered. Surveys have showed that younger people have no problem waiting for food (the customized sanwiches take about seven minutes) as long as they can get it how they want it with fresh ingredients. And it’s a win for the stores, who charge $8.29 for the sandwich with medium drink and fries, considerably more than most menu options. The program is immediately heading to 30 more stores, with an additional 2,000 locations receiving the kiosks in 2015. We’re sure we’ll try it once, just for the novelty alone, but will it the program be enough to keep us Gen Yers coming back? Best burgers around – I found my new obsession

  • Pizza Hut Australia Is Offering Doritos Crust

    While Pizza Hut here in the US recently unveiled a new menu complete with balsamic drizzle, honey sriracha crust, and fresh spinach, the pizza maker’s Australian counterpart has gone the Taco Bell route and opted to add Doritos. A press release states that the company spent months developing the new Doritos Crunchy Crust, which is amazing because it seems to be nothing more than crushed up Doritos stuck to crust using mozzarella cheese, then covered in cheddar. Perhaps they meant that they spent months getting high and talking about how great of an idea it would be before anyone sobered up enough for five minutes to actually make it. Don’t get us wrong, we’re enjoying the new US Pizza Hut offerings (pretzel crust!), but we can’t help but feel a tinge of regret that we’ll never know the glory of Doritos Crunchy Crust. We know it’s terrible for us, but this Tweet sums up our feelings perfectly: There's cheese hiding under the Doritos and I know I should be disgusted but I'm not. #PizzaHutCrunch pic.twitter.com/jcTHapcXeK — Rae Johnston (@miss_raej) December 2, 2014 Yeah…so how long would it take to get a pizza delivered from Australia? We’re really good tippers.

  • Pizza Hut Can Read Your Mind [Video]

    Now that Pizza Hut has unveiled their new menu and the millions of possibilities available to you, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you go to order your pizza. Although you may feel a nervous breakdown commencing (honey sriracha or salted pretzel crust??), you can now relax, knowing that your subconscious will make the correct choice for you. Using a special tablet that tracks your eye movements, you will now be able to build a pizza without uttering a single word. The screen has pictures of the various toppings and judging by where your eyes go, your perfect pizza will be created. Right now the system is being tested in 300 UK Pizza Hut locations and may soon find its way to the US. Thank God, because I tried to order from Pizza Hut on Saturday and ended up feasting on the tears I shed trying to decided on my toppings and drizzle and crust.

  • Burger King Japan Offers Bizarre Holiday Options

    Are you all alone on Thanksgiving or Christmas with no family to prepare a home cooked meal for you? And are you also in Japan? Well if you don’t find yourself in the Land of the Rising Sun, you’re going to have a pathetic holiday season. But if you do, you can at least enjoy some bizarre twists on holiday food at Burger King Japan. To celebrate “Berry Kristmush,” the fast food giant is offering two new sandwiches. The disgustingly named Mush’N’Cheese burger features a black pepper beef patty topped with chopped mushrooms, a four-cheese sauce, and parmesan on a sesame seed bun and is available for $4.15. The Premium Berry burger is topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a berry sauce made with with raspberries, cranberries, blueberries, and red wine. And just for added berry bliss, some whole blueberries are added atop the burger, which costs about $5.10. But if you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, Burger King is also offering Turkey Legs. Somehow that seems more odd than something called a Mush burger.

  • Win Thanksgiving with These Toasted Marshmellow Shots

    Move over cookies & milk shots, there’s a new shot-sheriff in town. Food blogger, Cheri Alberts from The Watering Mouth, is about to blow your tastebuds right out of your mouth. Alberts gives step by step directions on how to toast marshmellows to absolute perfection then fill them with a boozey accent of your choice. Go. Go to the grocery store right now and pick up regular-sized marshmallows, two forks, your preferred booze. Then make fire. Stove, electric grill, garbage can fire, whatever works for you. The brilliant trick in all of this is using the forks to burn the sides of the mellows causing a natural implosion. Take a look at how Alberts perfects her craft below or check out a step-by-step guide here.

  • The First-Timers Guide to Roasting a Turkey [Infographic]

    There will come a time in your life, where you’ll have to step up and endure the pain and anguish of preparing a Thanksgiving feast. It’s not all about kicking back in your recliner and watching football while the elders prepare dinner anymore, you’re older now and must carry on the tradition. But where do you start, Google? Paula Deen? Charlie Brown? How do you even begin to fathom cooking a full turkey? We got you covered. From portioning, defrosting, prepping and roasting, anyone can figure out how to produce the best possible product this Thanksgiving, even if they’re a first-timer. Column Five created this Thanksgiving-novice-proof infographic for roasting your first turkey, turkey. Yeah, I just called you a turkey.

  • How To Recreate Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces At Home [Infographic]

    What’s better than greasy meat smothered in a delicious sauce? That’s a tough one. After all, there’s a reason that restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings rake in the business. Of course, if you find yourself besieged by a craving for chicken wings and spicy garlic dip, in all likelihood you’re going to have to shell out some cash in order to find satisfaction, and chances are you’re going to have to do it amid a crowd of people. On the other hand, you can save money and hassle by cooking up your own wings at home. And what about the sauces? Well, we’ve got you covered there as well. Take a look at this handy infographic, and get ready to enjoy some wild wings, without needing to go to the restaurant to do it.

  • America’s Most Popular Burger, Pizza & Coffee Chains Visualized [infographic]

    Flowing Data has created a series of popular burger, Pizza and Coffee joints across the U.S. Using AggData, the map above shows the nearest burger chain out of the selected seven. I chugged along every twenty miles, checked within a 10-mile radius, and then colored each dot accordingly. In their original data they used 29 burger chains, but cut the number down to show the most popular 7. With Pizza FD used 9 chains at a 5 mile radius and with Coffee they used every 10 miles. Pizza Hut absolutely dominates the country in the Pizza category, while Coffee is a bit more complicated. Starbucks is spread throughout the country evenly, more so in the major cities, but Dunkin Donuts has a stronghold on the entire East Coast. Take a look at the three graphs below.

  • A UK Pub Has A Double Doughnut Burger Because You Have To Die Of Something

    Legend has it, the original doughnut burger was created in a bar in Decatur, Georgia called Mulligan’s. It was called the Luther Burger in honor of singer Luther Vandross, who was said to enjoy the deliciously unhealthy sandwich (and who also died form a heart attack at the age of 54). But like so many disgustingly American staples, someone overseas has upped the ante and challenged our proud heritage of gluttony. The aptly named UK family pub chain Hungry Horse has unveiled the 1,996-calorie Double Donut Burger. Consisting of two beef patties, cheese, four pieces of bacon and barbecue sauce between two glazed doughnuts, the monster sandwich is horrible and we are so jealous that we can’t get one on this side of the Atlantic. Advertised with the tagline “So wrong, it’s right,” just the thought of the Double Donut Burger has been giving nutrition experts coronaries. Sure, the 53 grams of saturated fat probably aren’t good for you, but good news, gym rats—there’s also 75 grams of protein! UK folks might want to get one before health nuts ruin the fun for everyone. And please, send one to RSVLTS HQ.

  • Sriracha Sauce, Pretzel Crust, “Skinny” Slices, and More: Your First Look At Pizza Hut’s Major Rebrand

    Pizza Hut has been a favorite during parties at RSVLTS HQ for a long time, just check out our buddy Matt in the photo above crushing some Pizza Hut at our office warming party back in April. But even though we’ve been ordering our fair share of delivery, Pizza Hut has been struggling for two years as consumers are becoming more interested in exotic flavors and personalized options. One look at Tony Boloney’s menu will show you where the market is headed. To combat slumping sales the world’s largest pizza chain on Monday announced a drastic plan to turn upside down almost every facet of its identity with all new branding, the doubling of its available ingredients, including sriracha, curry and buffalo, a 250 calorie “Skinny Pizza” and the largest ad campaign in it’s history, as reported by USA Today.

  • Huge Changes Coming To Pizza Hut Starting Nov 19th. Here Is What We Know…

    Pizza Hut has been a favorite during parties at RSVLTS HQ for a long time, just check out our buddy Matt in the photo above crushing some Pizza Hut at our office warming party back in April. But even though we’ve been ordering our fair share of delivery, Pizza Hut has been struggling for two years as consumers are becoming more interested in exotic flavors and personalized options. One look at Tony Boloney’s menu will show you where the market is headed. To combat slumping sales the world’s largest pizza chain on Monday announced a drastic plan to turn upside down almost every facet of its identity with all new branding, the doubling of its available ingredients, including sriracha, curry and buffalo, a 250 calorie “Skinny Pizza” and the largest ad campaign in it’s history, as reported by USA Today.

  • Katz’s Deli Creates A Roast Beast Sandwich; Whoville Rejoices

    The New York City indigestion inducers at Katz’s Delicatessen, known for creating sandwiches that would even sate Monty Python’s Mr. Creosote, have unleashed a special sandwich for this holiday season—the Roast Beast. The giant sandwich, made up of roast beef, turkey, salami, coleslaw, and Russian dressing, is actually a promotion for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” which opens at Madison Square Garden December 5. The sandwich will set you back $22, which is about average for Katz’s, and will only be available from November 17 to December 28. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a deli. But I still wouldn’t mind some Roast Beast in my belly. Source: Grub Street

  • 50 Things to Do with Sriracha

    The cult following of Sriracha is at an all time high. You guys love it. Every story we do on the wonder condiment blows up. Time to keep the good times rolling. The bottle has a few suggestions for what to do with the sauce nut there are so many more uses. The following list of ideas compiled by Chow.com will help you use more of the “crack” condiment in your cooking.

  • The Great Burger Debate: Which Fast Food Chain Does It Best? Take Our Poll!

    It’s a topic that is often debated, and now we’re finally going to get a definitive answer to the question of which fast food chain has the best burger. Our poll is inspired by a YouGov poll of 1,157 U.S. residents that revealed Five Guys and Burger King are tied for the nation’s favorite fast food burger, garnering 15% of the vote each. Yet with In-N-Out getting just 9% of the over all vote for best burger we’re feeling like this poll is a big f&%ked up because nothing tops In-N-Out (in our opinion). So we decided to launch our own poll.

  • The Pizzadilla: Do you like pizza? Do you like quesadillas? Prepare to have your mind blown.

    The pizzadilla is what happens when the pizza and the quesadilla get together and make sweet, greasy, cheesy, carby love. And, thanks to J. Kenji López-Alt at Serious Eats and his simple recipe, this food hybrid is no longer something that exists only in your dreams. So now you can make it. Tonight. Y’know, after that post-work ‘relaxing’ beer. It will take 15 mins and you need a cast-iron skillet, or just a thin frying pan if the concept of a skillet escapes you at 1am. Ingredients include two tortillas, a lot of cheese and a tomato base, plus whatever toppings you want *empties out entire fridge*. The cooking process seems fairly fool-proof. There is frying and grilling involved, plus a little light flipping. What you need: 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 large flour tortillas that just fit inside your cast iron skillet 3/4 cup store-bought or homemade pizza sauce 5 ounce shredded whole milk low moisture mozzarella cheese 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 basil leaves, roughly torn Additional toppings, as desired Step-by-step directions: Step 1. Adjust oven rack to 6 to 8 inches below broiler element and preheat broiler to high. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over high more »

  • KFC Korea Has Taken The Double Down Up A Notch

    When KFC first unveiled the Double Down sandwich back in 2010, it was a testament to the deep-fried opulence of ‘Murican fast food. Bacon, two kinds of cheese and secret sauce with two fried chicken fillets in place of a bun—what could be better? How about beef? KFC South Korea, who already have a Zinger Double Down MAXX with added hash brown and salsa, have now announced Zinger Double Down KING, with a hamburger patty, bacon, barbecue sauce, and a creamy black pepper sauce between two spicy fried chicken fillets. The 650-calorie sandwich is available for a limited time for 6900 won (about $6.50). Now KFC America needs to add another animal to the mix and reclaim our deep fried menagerie.

  • Cooking With Beer: 10 Beer-Based Recipes [Infographic]

    Beer is great. It tastes good…you can drink it…it can get you drunk…what’s there not to love? But it’s important that you eat food, too—especially when you’re drinking. If only you could eat your beer. Turn that alcoholic frown upside down, because beer can be used in all sorts of food! With soup, bread, entree, and cookie recipes, you can have beer infused with every course. And cooking it means the alcohol goes away so you can drink plenty of beer while you eat without worrying about overdoing it. Now would someone be nice enough to make us some beer and cheddar soup on this cold and rainy day?

  • Deep Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte Has Us Rethinking This Craze

    Hey, we’re all sick of pumpkin spice everything invading our lives. BUT we gotta say, deep frying anything is usually a good idea, so if we’re going to indulge in anything pumpkin spice flavored this fall, it might as well be a disgustingly divine fried treat. Food blog Oh, Bite It, which has fried tequila and beer in the past, has now tackled that ubiquitous fall flavor with pumpkin in the name but no sign of the squash in the taste. And as much as as we’d like to hate on it, these look pretty damn delicious. It’s basically just taking cubes of angel food cake, soaking them in pumpkin spice latte, and then frying them in canola oil. Oh, and some whipped cream on the side for dipping, of course. If these pictures get your mouth watering, head on over to Oh, Bite It for the full recipe.

  • The 25 Best Restaurants Around the World

    Move over Michelin Stars, the new way to source your restaurant of choise is based on the people. Word of type and ratings on Trip Advisor actually. The travel site has collected the top twenty-five restaurants across the globe based on ratings throughout their site. Millions upon millions of travlers share their restaurant experiences from decor to service even touch of food occasionally. In the information age we live on it’s the ultimate resource to find out the most interesting, bizarre and eclectic places you can’t find in a travel guide.

  • These Sriracha Chicken Nuggets Are So F&%king Simple To Make!

    Sriracha is the miracle food and people are legit addicted to it. You can put it in your beer, on your Hot Dogs and even make it at home. But now today you’ll learn how to make Sriracha Chicken Nuggets. It’s only a matter of time until someone opens a food truck in NYC dedicated only to Sriracha. 

  • Every Man Should Know How to Pair Wine With Food [Infographic]

    If you’re not a “wine guy” it can be very intimidating trying to order the right wine to pair with an entre. Especially if you’re server is a pretentious dick. This interesting infographic made by Wine Folly is simple and easy to follow. Built in an elegant subway style map, each type of food makes it’s way down to a certain type of wine. While vegetables, rich fish, meats and sweets have a limited selection of wine to pair with, starches and hard cheeses have a broader spectrum of vino. View the full sized graphic here >>

  • You’ll Hate Yourself For Loving This Bacon Bowl Commercial So Much [Video]

    When the Bacon Bowl first came out, with it’s infomercial of dubious quality appealing to housewives whose only chance at love and affection from their husbands and children being bowls constructed entirely of bacon and filled with eggs and cheese, it was easy enough to dismiss the product. Unless you were high when the commercial was on, in which case you swore you’d buy one but luckily passed out before working up the energy to dial the phone number. But with this new commercial, complete with an epic theme song and novel uses for the bacon bowls (is that ice cream???), you might just want to go out and waste money on a device that seems to be nothing more than a muffin pan turned upside down. And where can one find these marathons with bacon and eggs for sustenance? Throw in a nice hearty stout, and that sounds like the greatest race ever!

  • Mojito Doughnuts Are So Money

    Tired of the same old boring cheese dip on NFL Sunday? Us too. Spice things up a bit with these boozy doughnuts that will have everyone in awe of your cooking skills when in reality they are super easy to make. 

  • This 8,000-Calorie Breakfast Is Served With A Waiver

    If you’re familiar with a traditional English breakfast, made up of eggs, beans, tomatoes, toast, bacon, mushrooms, and black pudding, you know it’s delicious and quite filling. But for Mark Winder, owner of Bear Grills, a cafe in the UK, the traditional breakfast was not enough. He added an omelet, fried bread, waffles, french fries, and a two-pint milkshake to create “The Hibernator.” The meal, a monument to gluttony, weighs seven pounds and will fill you up with 8,000 calories—four times the recommended daily intake! It takes 30 minutes to prepare and requires a waiver to be signed before eating. Priced at about $32, only 20 people have attempted to tackle “The Hibernator” thus far. None have finished it. But anyone who is able to eat the whole breakfast, if that’s even possible, will receive £100 ($160), their name on the wall of fame, have the meal named after them, and have the choice of adding another ingredient to the challenge. And even if you don’t succeed, you still got four days worth of food for a little over $30.

  • Man Meal: The Pizza Cake

    Have a birthday coming up within the next year? Of course you do. Like Pizza? Of course you do. Like layered pizzas stacked on top of each other creating the most delicious lasagna style tower of heaven? Yes, it’s fair to say you do. Now how can you indulge in such a delectable dish? We’ll you’ll most likely have to wait for your birthday, but it’ll be worth the wait. The pizza cake has long been sought after, but only a myth to most. A legend grandfathers exclaim to their grandsons of how they once witnessed the glory of a pizza cake in the days of yonder. Allegedly it all started when a Canadian Pizza chain invented the “pizza cake” followed by a Redditor who broke down the doors of myth and reality. Now Pillsbury has published a step by step recipe (Pictures included, thank goodness) for your eating pleasure and we’re going to share it with you. This is what we we’re meant to do for you, give you a step by step guide to pizza glory. Be aware. regular un-stacked slices of pizza may lose all flavor and meaning post pizza cake.     Step 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray more »

  • Jersey City’s Hamilton Park BBQ Festival was as Delicious as it Looks [24 HQ Photos]

    For the fifth straight year Hamilton Park, Jersey City hosted their acclaimed Barbecue Festival which went off without a hitch. The festival featured live music throughout the day, sweets & desserts from local creamery ‘Milk, Sugar, Love’, a mechanical bull (to embarrass yourself on) and delicious barbecued meats from GP’s Restaurant, Union Republic, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pensylvania’s Jimmy’s BBQ, Delaney Barbecue of Broklyn and Ben’s BBQ. There was live music from the likes of The Gully Hubbards, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, The Accidental Seabirds, The Jeremy Wallace Trio, Eliza Neals, Sons of Ham, and The Lonesome Prairie Dogs. The developing neighborhood of Hamilton Park prides itself on it’s close knit community, while also welcoming a new wave of residents in the real estate hot bed of downtown Jersey City. The annual barbecue festival is a great opportunity to showcase the beautifully rennovated park and quaint neighborhood of brownstone’s and townhouses surrounding it. Proceeds from this past weekends events will be donated to the Hamilton Park Conservancy.

 
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