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  • Arby’s Has A Meat Mountain Sandwich, Because ‘Murica

    Poor Arby’s made the grave mistake of producing an advertisement featuring all of their available meat stacked upon one another. What did people do when they saw the ad? They did what every fine American would do, pointed to the picture and said “gimme.” Arby’s had to deliver and deliver they did, with the new “secret menu” option that is blowing up all over the web—the Meat Mountain. What comes on this glorious sandwich? The Meat Mountain features 2 chicken tenders, roast turkey, ham, Swiss cheese, corned beef, brisket, Angus steak, cheddar cheese, roast beef, and bacon all on a bun. And it only costs $10, which is a great deal according to Fast Company who did the math and figured out the same ingredients would cost $9.13 at a grocery store. But should you eat the Meat Mountain? With about 1200 calories and 48 grams of fat, it’s probably not going to do you any favors to eat it. But you only live once, and in the words of the great Warren Zevon, “enjoy every sandwich.” 

  • The 25 Best Restaurants In America

    These 25 American restaurants are the places we’d send a friend if he had time for one meal in Chicago, Denver, Houston or any of the other cities on this list. One city, one suggestion, one good meal. Thank you. You’re welcome.

  • The 12 Best Foods on the Planet [Link]

    With so much attention devoted to foods loaded with antioxidants or bioflavonoids or other things you pretend to be concerned about, we sometimes forget about food that actually tastes good. These foods may not be the the healthiest, but they serve as a reminder that eating can be an enjoyable experience with more to it than just fueling your body. How many of these have you tried?

  • These Absurd Creations Brilliantly Spoof Artisanal Burgers [10 Photos]

    French graphic designers and fast food fanciers Quentin and Thomas were sick of eating the same boring burgers again and again. They decided to come up with their own over-the-top creations to cure their lunchtime doldrums. The duo didn’t set out to create a website, but eventually their deliciously absurd burgers became Fat & Furious Burger. Each photo takes about an hour and half from inception to buying ingredients, cooking, shooting, then eating. It’s a shame some of these don’t really exist. That loaded Trojan horse burger is looking pretty good right about now. 

  • Kale, Cronuts and The Biggest Food Trends on Social Media Right Now [Infographic]

    Kale. Ugh. Cronut. Ugh. Ramen. Ugh. Bacon anything. We’ll always love bacon. With the uprise of the food truck, trends in the food industry are being shared more and more often. Accessibility to trending food and desire to share experiences on a hot item create the ultimate buzz most mom & pop food shops dream about. Creating a unique food and running with it can draw in serious revenue if it catches fire. But what exactly is the tipping point? Column Five and Microsoft Social Listening created a very interesting piece of visual data regarding some of the most popular trending foods, beverages and add-ons. In this infographic each trending food is broken down into social share percentage, sentiment and share of voice surrounding trending buzzwords. Bacon wrapped Sriracha ramen grilled cheeses anyone? I’m sold.

  • There Are Two Kinds of People in This World. Which One Are You? (Infographic)

    There are two definitive types of people in this world. People who drink Coke and people who drink Pepsi. People who eat their pizza crust and people who are repelled by the thought of eating a crusty, cheeseless, sauceless piece of dough that will most likely cut the roof of your mouth. Guess you know what type of person I am. This infographic from FoodBeast breaks down every variable of edible consumption in the history of mankind. Which one are you?

  • Unhealthiest Restaurant Meal Announced; Looks Delicious

    Since 2007, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has ranked the most unhealthy meals at national chain restaurants. Back in the salad days of the aughts, when we were all carb-conscious and slightly less morbidly obese, the CSPI was surprised to find meals that contained over 1500 calories. Realizing how unimpressive such calorie-lacking meals were on a “most unhealthy” list and possibly in collusion with husky-size clothing manufacturers, America’s restaurants stepped up their game. This year almost every meal contained over 2000 calories and a few even broke the 3000 mark. But who came out on top? With 3540 calories, 2 days worth for those skinny Minnies out there, Red Robin’s Monster Meal kills the competition (and possibly those with certain health conditions). The meal consists of a 1670 calorie Monster Burger, 370 calories worth of fries (but they’re bottomless, so keep eating, fatty!), and the option of 1500 calories of milkshake. Should you eat it every day? Probably not. But indulging now and then won’t kill you. And with that said, anybody know where the closest Red Robin is to Hoboken? Want to know what else made the list? See the Xtreme Eating 2014 winners at CSPI.

  • The 33 Best Burgers In America [Link]

    Looking for a road trip idea for this summer? Why not travel across the country, adding miles to your odometer and inches to your waist line as you gorge on the 33 best burgers? Load up the car and plot your journey with this list form Thrillist, but give yourself time between each one or this summer vacation could be your last.

  • You Can Tell A Woman’s Personality Based on Her Sandwich Order. Back Me Up Science.

    Next time you decide to go on a date you might be better off taking a lady out to lunch instead of dinner. Food Psychologist Dr Elizabeth Jones, of Mindlab, who conducted the correlation analysis study for Warburtons said: “Personality traits tend to go hand-in-hand with personal habits and routines, which allows us to match the type of bread and filling a woman chooses to have at lunch with a personality group. “Down to earth women go for White bread, foodies prefer Wraps and females who think realistically pick Wholemeal.” The Daily Express said of the research: “Women who were fans of the BLT on seeded bread were ‘opportunists’ who lived for the moment. These BLT women demonstrated common sense and had a good sense of humour, according to the research. Ladies who picked the humble ham salad on white bread were ‘forward thinkers’, constantly seeking inspiration and were inventive and original. Beef roll devotees were ‘impulsives’, being able to work to tight deadlines and enjoy the thrill of spectator sports. Lovers of Cheese and pickle were the ‘brainiacs’, full of ideas, logical and enjoy crosswords.”

  • 25 Foods You Must Have in Your Kitchen [Link]

    Cold cereal in the morning, tuna fish sandwich for lunch, and some macaroni and cheese for dinner is great when you’re just starting out on your own, but it’s no way to live. You’re a grown up now and it’s time your kitchen reflected that. Get rid of those frozen pizzas, premade salads, and snack foods taking up all your fridge and cabinet space and stock up with these 25 essentials. You won’t know how you ever survived without them.

  • The Best and Worst Tasting Burgers in Fast Food Will Definitely Surprise You

    It’s a given that when you walk or drive-thru a fast food restaurants, you’re sacrificing taste and quality for price and speed of service, but there is most definitely a stark difference in taste for some of the most popular franchises in the country. Consumer Reports surveyed 32,500 subscribers and asked about their experiences at 65 fast-food chains based on taste of their signature item. Their categories ranged from Burgers, Chicken, Burritos and Sandwiches & Subs targeting the chain’s most popular item. Then asked “On a scale of 1 to 10, from least delicious to most delicious you’ve ever eaten, how would you rate the taste?”

  • 10 of the Toughest Man Meals on the Planet

    According to Hemingway, a man’s diet should consist of ham, sausage, sauerkraut, and beer. In other words, Hemingway thinks men should follow the diet of a German soldier. But what dishes scream manliness like bacon and eggs or simply a pint of scotch, neat. Here, we’re trying to tackle the manliest meals from around the world. We’re not looking for heart-attack burgers or  twenty-three pounds of pork. Instead, we’re giving you hearty, traditional dishes fit for the men at the navy yard. Schweinshaxe, Germany: More specifically, pork knuckle. Juicy and crackly, the Germans serve this platter atop a few pounds of Knödel (potato dumplings), sauerkraut, or red cabbage. Up the Mante: Cleanse your palate with a liter of Augustiner, which is basically another meal in itself.   Black Pudding, United Kingdom: Not pudding in any American sense, black pudding is actually sausage encased with pork blood and oatmeal. Up the Mante: Order with a battered and fried with a traditional English, served with massive slabs of bacon — not like our thin, overly crisp version — fried eggs, more sausage, and, of course, a cup of tea.   Sannakji, South Korea: This South Korean staple turns dinnertime into Fear Factor. more »

  • Visualizing Joey Chestnut’s Incredible Caloric Intake [Infographic]

    Joey Chestnut first appeared on the competitive eating circuit in 2005. That year, he placed third in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, downing 32 hot dogs. The next year he lost to reigning champ Takeru Kobayashi by less than 2 dogs. Then in 2007 he won the famous July 4 contest and has won every year since. Today, while Chestnut hopes to capture his 8th title and the glutton-fest, let us take a look at just how many calories that human vacuum consumes.

  • Ernest Hemingway’s Summer Camping Recipes [Link]

    July 4 is the perfect day to cook out, with fireworks, friends, and beer all day long. Unless Hurricane Arthur is currently kicking your ass, you have no excuse for not firing up the barbecue. And since we’re celebrating America, why not try a recipe from one of our greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway? Here’s one of Papa’s favorites, bacon-wrapped trout.

  • Man Liquefies And Drinks Complete Wendy’s Combo For Our Entertainment [Video]

    A new channel called Liquid Lunch has sprung up on YouTube wherein an enterprising young fellow with an iron stomach liquefies food and then drinks the concoction. In the premier episode, he takes a Wendy’s combo consisting of a burger, fries, and Dr Pepper and blends it together. The resulting drink is hard for him to ingest, but he eventually gets it all down (a chocolate frosty probably would have been a better beverage choice for the combo). He is asking for suggestions for the next Liquid Lunch in the comments, and with Long John Silvers at the top, this dude probably won’t last long. Enjoy his stupidity while you can!

  • 4 Essential Nutrients You’re Lacking—and How to Get Them [Link]

    It seems like every single day we are told about a new superfood that we need if we don’t want to get fat or die from every cancer known to man. The fact is, we just need to focus on eating healthier and smarter. With a few simple tweaks, we can get a lot healthier without investing in the latest fruit we never heard of from a place with a name out of a Tolkien fantasy. Learn about the 4 nutrients most of us are lacking and use these simple tips to add them to your diet. 

  • Your Rice Cooker Can Be Used For Monster Pancakes

    Cooking rice is deceptively difficult. It’s very easy to ruin it and end up with inedible garbage, which makes a rice cooker such a handy device. But you can only eat so much rice, so what else can you do with your rice cooker? How about make some epic pancakes. Since the process is automated, once you load up the cooker, you can set it and forget it. And since you’re making the whole batch at once, you end up with one giant pancake. But why limit yourself to just regular old pancakes? You can add cocoa, fruit, vegetables, or whatever else you have around! Check out the pictures of different rice cooker pancake concoctions below, then once you’re good and hungry, learn how to make your own at Rocket News 24.

  • Shake Shack Is Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary with Specialty Burgers

    On June 12th, 2004 Shake Shack opened it’s doors for the first time. Ten years later the burger joint is know known as an NYC institution with locations in Madison Square Park, Upper West Side and CitiField. In a city that pride’s itself on a gourmet burger, Shake Shack has managed to stand out from the crowd going back to basics with 3 simple stand out, delicious signature menu items; it’s burges, fries and of course milk shakes. This week the Shack will be featuring a different signature burger every day of the week. Stop in one day and or everyday at it’s Madison Park location and feast on these specialty burgers. Monday (6/9): Daniel Boulud – The Piggie Shack Shack beef-blend topped with DBGB’s BBQ pulled pork, jalepeño mayo, Boston lettuce and mustard-vinegar slaw. Tuesday (6/10): David Chang – Momofuku Shrimp Stack Shack beef-blend cheeseburger topped with smoked and griddled shrimp patty, Momofuku Hozon Sauce, Bibb lettuce, pickled onion and salted cucumber. Wednesday (6/11): Andrew Zimmern – AZ Cabrito Butter Burger Goat burger with herb butter topped with roasted tomato, charred onion and sweet pickle. Thursday (6/12): Daniel Humm – The Humm Burger Shack beef-blend gruyere cheeseburger topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon, celery relish, Bibb lettuce, more »

  • National Doughnut Day Traces Its Roots To the Salvation Army And World War I [Link]

    The first Friday of every June marks National Doughnut Day, a holiday in which many doughnut (or donut) purveyors will entice us with free fried goodness. While indulging in your favorite variety of doughnut today, take a moment to learn just how the treat, a variation of the Dutch olykoecks, or oily cakes, came to prominence in the USA. Hint: It involves the Salvation Army and World War I.

  • 27 Bizarre Laws and Customs American’s Better Know Before Traveling to These Countries

    Americans—how to say this nicely—tend to offend a lot of people when they’re traveling. Shouts are normal noise levels. Patriotism—’murica—reigns supreme. And sticking to McDonald’s astounds even the greasiest Italian pizzerias. Even as recently as two years ago, Americans ranked themselves as the worst tourists. What kind of masochism is that? One of the biggest American offenses involve ignoring cultural customs and substituting our own—like fanny packs and jorts. To prevent American ignorance, we decided to list a few weird customs and laws from around the world. Break these and you’ll probably be labeled a “silly American,” if you already haven’t been.

  • Man Meal: The Secret’s In the Sauce, 5 Summer BBQ Sauce Recipes

    A summer barbecue is only as good as the sauce that flavors the meats. Everyone know’s this. Or do they? Most people seem to think Sweet Baby Rays or the elusive Dinosaur BBQ sauce is all you need to season or marinate a good set of ribs or piece of brisket, but oh boy are they wrong, sweet baby wrong. While SBR and Dino-BBQ are great quick solutions for a quick meal, a good BBQ sauce is the unsung hero of every barbecue. We’ve pulled a collection of sauces to last you the whole summer, so simmer down now and get to work and by Labor Day weekend, your sauce will be the nectar of the Gods.

  • Haute Dogs [Book]

    Everyone’s favorite summer meal, the Hot Dog has been a staple in American history since George crossed the Delaware. “Haute Dogs” is a collection of recipes stretched from Mexican influenced to Japanese fusion. Of course they also have plenty of modern and classic American dog recipes as well. With over 100 recipes and 168 pages of Hot diggity dog summer goodness, “Haute Dogs” is worth a glance to spice up your boring summer barbecue. Haute Dogs

  • When Life Hands You A Giant Spatula, Make A Giant Burger. With Pizzas For A Bun.

    What’s better than a regular-sized burger with mini-pizzas for a bun? A 12-inch burger with two full pizza pies for a bun, of course! Nick Chipman of Dude Foods had made a regular-sized burger with 6-inch personal pizzas for the bun and enjoyed it, but he always wondered “What if?” Salvation came in the form of a ridiculously oversized novelty spatula. Chipman finally had the means of flipping a 12-inch burger. Using 4 pounds of beef and 2 12-inch pizzas, Chipman created the ultimate burger and will be forever worshiped by hungry men and cardiologists the world over. 

  • Poll: In The Battle For Sriracha Supremacy Who Ya Got? Tabasco or Huy Fong Foods

    As HiConsumption reports, like a thief in the night, the Tabasco company has quietly created its own Sriracha sauce. Here’s the thing: It’s not being promoted at all, and Tabasco says it’s for a limited time only, but we have our suspicions—especially given the problems at Huy Fong Foods, the company that pretty much all Americans associate with Sriracha. Tabasco’s new Sriracha Sauce is being described as “a masterful blend of spicy, sweet and savory flavors that is authentic to South East Asian cuisine.”  It all sounds very similar to the Huy Fong Foods brand we’ve all come to know and love so it begs the question. 

  • 27 Japanese Fast Food Items That Are More ‘Murican Than Anything In America

    Sure, America is the world’s big fat joke. Everyone else likes to point and laugh at our 27.7 percent obesity rate (a new record!). They blame all the junk food we eat, but with more and more American fast food chains opening international locations, our unhealthy exports aren’t just being accepted, they’re being improved upon! Chocolate on a burger? Bacon in a sundae? A pizza made of hot dogs? Fried Kit-Kats? Japan might laugh at us now, but just wait. After a few 7-patty Whoppers, they’ll know what it’s like to be the world’s biggest punchline. Oh, and could someone in Japan send me one (or six) of those Wendy’s lobster burgers? It’s lunchtime and I’m a bit peckish.

  • The Mac + Cheese Cookbook

    Because summer. This incredible cookbook with over 50+ recipes highlighting the most delicious combinations of macaroni and cheese recipes is exactly what you need to shed those winter lbs. The book offers up a wide range of recipes you can make with simple household ingredients like Sriracha Mac, decadent delights like Truffle Mac, and even the logic-defying Vegan Mac. Close your mouth, you’re already drooling and we’re not finished, With a basics section on perfecting mac sauce, choosing the best noodles, and customizing add-ins and toppings, plus an emphasis on quality ingredients and simple techniques, this fun, playful cookbook shows cheese-loving readers how to take this comfort-food staple to creative. The Mac + Cheese Cookbook $14

  • 11 PIZZERIAS WORTH GOING TO STATEN ISLAND FOR

    The dump is long gone, some of us do have axcents, and yeah, you may see a few overly tan folks and a velour tracksuit or two while you’re here. But for the sake of your stomach, I ask you to push aside your stereotypes and fear of the unknown, and allow me, a lifelong Islander, to take you on a tour of the 11 best pizzerias on Staten Island. Consider this your delicious first step into the borough that has much more to offer you than you originally thought. 

  • RSVLTS Ultimate Guide To Summer Barbecue

    Summer is coming. It shouldn’t be long before the smell of burnt meat pervades the weekend breeze, as men up and down the country display their imagined mastery of the BBQ. But this year will be different. This year you will come armed with the knowledge of how to get the best out of every piece of meat you so-heroically throw to the flames. Here’s a page you should bookmark for the summer.

  • Maximize Your Taco Bell Spending With This Hack

    Have you ever found yourself at Taco Bell at 3 AM with only a few bucks, wishing you could calculate the best way to maximize your purchase? Your first thought may be to just get a bunch of the cheapest item, but that might not be the greatest choice to get the most amount of calories. Unfortunately, you opted to major in communications rather than Taco Bellology. Thanks to clever and hungry developer Kunal Batra, you can now send an email and get a response with the most calorie dense combination for your budget. Batra used info from Taco Bell’s website and some programming know-how to create a bot that does all the work for you. All you have to is a send a message with just the dollar amount (no dollar sign) in the subject to tacobell@sendmail.io, and you’ll be able to eat till you puke on just a few bucks. Nice knowing you!

  • #HackTheMenu: Thin Mint Frappuccino at Starbucks

    The Starbucks “Thin Mint Frappuccino” is another one of the Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos that puts its own spin on a classic dessert. Who in their right mind doesn’t like the taste of thin mint girl scout cookies? So, obviously it had to be recreated as the Starbucks Thin Mint Frappuccino that’s available only at Starbucks if you know the secret. The cool mint flavor accentuates the rich chocolatey syrup & java chips all in a Green Tea Frappuccino. It’s quite delicious. So, go out and order the Starbucks Thin Mint Frappuccino off their secret menu before it’s too late.