The sun rises, the sun sets, the Cronut guy makes another dessert. Chef Dominique Ansel literally cannot stop himself from making weird new desserts. Then again, since we keep buying them (and writing about him), we can hardly blame him.
There's something really magical about destroying childhood nostalgia. Well, saddle up, boys and girls, because your memories are about to get a bruising.
If you were to ask a cross-section of New Yorkers what's the single product in existence they'd most like to see dispensed from a 24-Hour ATM, what would be the over/under on the number of people who'd say cupcakes? Has to be 75%, lowball, right? Well, today that nascent dream is a reality, my friends.
That is not an exaggeration. Just look at that goddamn thing. I see a veggie kabob, a whole roast chicken, what looks like a chili dog, a brownie with whipped cream, at least three buffalo wings, some sort of slider (I can't tell what kind), a pickle, and, of course, a monster bacon cheeseburger. Holy crapshingles.
If there's one thing we know well at Kitchenette, it's the masochistic allure of horrendously terrible snack foods. Little Debbie — your moment has arrived.
It's an old saying in the restaurant industry that the entire purpose of the Health Department is to accomplish nothing productive other than making people who work in the industry miserable.
"Excuse me, is your bread vegetarian?"
Americans love a good conspiracy theory almost as much as we hate when actual, real-world evidence makes clear in no uncertain terms that said conspiracy theory is a complete and utter load of bullshit.
Turns out Jon Stewart was right on the money about Chicago-style deep-dish "pizza."
Ever wondered what tipping trends look like across different US states, possibly for the purposes of trash-talking the terrible ones? Thanks to payment service Square, your moment has arrived.
What's better than coffee? Coffee with some good old-fashioned alcoholism thrown in there! PARTY DOWN! Important note: it doesn't count as alcoholism if you're a writer, because science.
When most restaurants get bad Yelp reviews, they just shrug them off and move on. Occasionally they might get into an internet spat with their bad reviewers (an exercise that never fails to entertain), but usually they just look at it as one crappy review. Why bother caring?
It's always nice when the law actually does what its supposed to and sides with the people getting unconscionably screwed by large corporations. We've got a good example of one of those instances today.
Has your doctor told you to eat more veggies? Want a healthy alternative to pasta, maybe something with a unique blend of flavors that takes you in a new culinary direction? Kitchenette's got you covered with our Spaghetti Squash, Turkey, and Kale Sautee.
If you were to put together a list of "Foods That Sound Really Good at 3 AM After Your Fourth White Russian," where would the concept of a Wine Milkshake rank? For one company, apparently high enough that they're making this window into terrible decision-making a reality.
Guess what, Fourth Meal fans? Now you can show your love for Taco Bell in the best place imaginable—your feet!
Who hasn't thought to themselves: "wow, I'd sure love it if I could get a delivery of tasty fermented yeast juice by airborne military strike device?" I have good news and bad news: the good news is this was a real thing for about 15 minutes, the bad news is it's no longer a real thing because real life just isn't…
Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, the series where we recount some of the craziest restaurant stories people have actually agreed to tell in public. As always, these are real stories from Kinja users, and we begin with one of my own:
Earlier this week, an otter wandered into a restaurant in Scandinavia and went on an enraged, murderous rampage. No, seriously, this happened.
It's important, before we get to dissecting what happened, to admit that we all kind of saw this coming. The once-successful sandwich chain had been struggling for a few years, with locations closing left and right and debt mounting like mad.