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The Highs and Lows of the Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwich

The fast food breakfast sandwich, in all its reincarnations — may it be made on bread, an English muffin, a croissant or a biscuit — has been around for decades, but in today’s world of marketing gimmicks, fast-food spots are figuring out new ways to stand out from the crowd. Sure, many chains offer eggs, cheese, [...]

Fancy Super Bowl Snacks Made with Convenience Store Ingredients

So the big game is finally upon us, and you, like many other people in this country of football (the American kind, that is), are out to watch it in style — on television, in the comfort of your favorite bar or living room. And as everyone knows, it’s not just about gathering around a [...]

How to Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers into Scones, Chowder, Sorbet and More

In our humble opinion, Thanksgiving is superior to any other day of the year. In an effort to make this year’s feast the best of all time (sorry, Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe), we’re bringing you the recipes, how-tos and decorating ideas to help you become a Turkey Day pro. So it’s the day after Thanksgiving [...]

A Guide to Crazy Carnival Food

Calgary’s Stampede Festival, in which world-class cowboys head up north to Canada to compete for a multimillion-dollar purse, is an exciting event for anyone who follows rodeo events as a sport. Of course, you don’t have to be a die-hard rodeo fan to enjoy the festival; each July, people from around the world head to [...]

The Fanciest Prairie Oysters This Side of the Rocky Mountains (A Review)

If you’ve been to a restaurant in the Rocky Mountain region, chances are you already know what Rocky Mountain Oysters are. Also known as prairie oysters, these items that sound like mollusks don’t come from the sea at all, unless that “sea” is actually a “C” — and it stands for “castration.” Bull testicles are [...]

Waiter, There’s Spit in My Soup: A Review

In some Asian cultures, bird’s nest soup is not only a delicacy but a medicinal concoction, believed to aid digestion, strengthen the immune system and — perhaps its biggest selling point — increase libido. You might think that there must be some magical dried leaves and twigs in those nests to have such a power, [...]

Connect Eight: Challenge of a Dutch Snack Automat

With the ladies of its red-light district and its locally brewed Heineken beers — not to mention its famed “coffeehouses” providing another type of high — Amsterdam has been known by many Americans as a mecca of vices. However, when partaking in so many indulgences, an inevitable case of the munchies usually comes, and fortunately [...]

Battle of the St. Patrick’s Day Shakes: Shamrock Vs. Grasshopper

With the coming of St. Patrick’s Day 2013, it’s that time of the year again when we embrace a beverage not usually available during the other months. I’m not talking about green beer; I mean the green Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s — available for a limited time from February to March — made “classier” in [...]

When Doritos Met Taco Bell… Again (Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Reviewed)

It’s been almost a full year since the folks at Taco Bell teamed up with snackmaker Frito-Lay to bring what many hailed to be the crowning achievement in junk food: Doritos Locos Tacos, with the filling of a regular Taco Bell taco spooned inside a crunchy shell made of Nacho Cheese Doritos. Plenty of market [...]

Wynkoop Brewery’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout Is a Beer With Balls, Literally (a review)

Is Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout — a beer made with bull testicles — worth trying?

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