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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Stop Ordering Taco Bell From Postmates, San Francisco

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Taco Bell: just stop. - FLICKER/JEEPERSMEDIA
A list landed in my inbox today from Postmates, the app that lets you hire your fellow citizens to pick up takeout for you at pretty much every restaurant in the city. The list was of the  top places that San Franciscans ordered delivery from in 2014.

It's a fine list, as these things go, heavy on the Mexican food as to be expected in the city. I was pleased to see how many people are ordering Bob's Donuts for delivery. There is one item on the list that is inexcusable, however. Why the hell is Taco Bell on there?

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Here's the Condom Cookbook You Never Wanted

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM


You know how some people can be sooo hard to shop for? Well, Spoon & Tamago has found the ultimate gift for the condom enthusiast in your life: Japan's new condom cookbook, which was written to raise awareness about protected sex.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I Tried the New Reese's Spread. It Was Just Okay.

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Recently, the internet sort of exploded with the news that you can now consume Reese’s peanut butter deliciousness as a spread. This essentially means you can spread candy on anything edible. So much for watching our sugar intake.

The biggest question on many minds was: Will Reese’s outdo the creamy goodness and layers of flavor that Nutella offers? A good question to ask since Nutella probably sits at the top of everyone’s list in terms of spreads you want to eat on everything — or just by itself. But the Reese’s spread contains peanut butter not hazelnuts, a difference to keep in mind when assessing its flavor. I decided to do some firsthand investigating. 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Everything Was Bad. Ironic Pumpkin Spice Is Far Worse.

Posted By on Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Did the world really need a Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger? - UMAMI BURGER
  • Umami Burger
  • Did the world really need a Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger?

At first it was just pumpkin spice everything. But thanks to the autumnal spice blend's total embrace by the mainstream, we now have to deal with ironic pumpkin spice, which I think we can all agree is far worse. 

It all started yesterday when a press release arrived from L.A.-based chain Umami Burger touting its new Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger, a beef patty topped with garlic aioli, tempura Kabocha squash, spiced Marscapone cheese, and a coffee glaze.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Giant Pop-Up Can of Diabetes Appears in Hayes Valley

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 3:24 PM

  • Anna Roth
Pedaling home on this drizzly Halloween afternoon I noticed this giant inflatable can o' diabetes just chilling on Patricia's Green, seemingly unattended. Whether it's related to the Yes on Prop. E (pro-soda tax) campaign, which is being significantly outspent by Big Soda, or just some unrelated mischief-makers remains to be seen.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Zealanders Are Lining Up For More Than an Hour For Chocolate Milk

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:58 AM

  • Lewis Road Creamery (Facebook)

It's basic economics: Markets are naturally regulated by supply and demand. If a product has a small supply, but huge demand, expect things to get a little crazy.

New Zealand foodies are suffering through such an economical ordeal, due to the incredible popularity of Lewis Road Creamery's Chocolate Milk. The creamery began producing chocolate milk nearly a month ago, as a supplement to its already acclaimed butter and regular milk, and was almost immediately overwhelmed by the sheer demand for the drink.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Week in KFC Helped This Woman with a Recent Heartbreak

Posted By on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

At no other moment does the phrase "comfort food" sound more appealing than when your bae decides to say goodbye. The cliché of a heartbroken lover involves watching a bad rom-com movie with an amazing tub of ice cream in hand. But one woman decided to dry her tears in a place known for a different kind of tub — a fried chicken one.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Weed-Laced Coffee is Now a Thing

Posted By on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 11:43 AM

  • SPRO & DRO

Getting high first thing in the morning isn't a very good idea, unless you're getting paid to hum Led Zeppelin and eat Cheetos while spinning in your desk chair. Still, it does has a definite appeal. Start your day with some weed-laced coffee and you'll theoretically be enjoying your high while staying wide-awake and productive.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chinese Restaurant Caught Lacing Noodles with Opium

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Here's one way to drum up repeat business: Spike your food with an addictive substance. At least that was thinking behind a Chinese noodle vendor's decision to start coating his noodles with powdered poppy plant, the substance used to make opium.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SF Business Times Asks Which Burger is Better: Marlowe or McDonald's?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Is McDonald's (left) better than Marlowe (right) when it comes to burgers? - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/FLICKER USER KENNEJIMA

Ah the sports bracket, a reliable editorial gimmick for creating amusing content that drives user engagement during March Madness. Or, I guess, baseball playoff season?  So it seems to be with the San Francisco Business Times, which has launched a "Bay Area Food Madness" bracket pitting purveyors of coffee, ice cream, beer, and burgers against each other for no discernible reason.

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