84% of fish samples labeled “white tuna” were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.
China, you guys.
What’s the latest tasty treat from Pizza Hut in China? A hotdog encrusted shrimp tempura pizza with mayonnaise.
Equal parts Betty Crocker and Ayn Rand, recipes include Easy Oreo Truffles (made of cream cheese and crushed Oreos, natch), Golfer’s Chicken (don’t forget the powdered onion soup mix, salad dressing and apricot jam) and Zippy Olive Beef Spread (leftover wine, cream cheese, mayonnaise, cocktail olives, shredded beef and a little bit of puking in your own mouth). Mrs. Paul prepares these family favorites in an apron embroidered with “End the Fed”.
Like so much of the Paul’s very special brand of libertarianism, it’s really just an excuse to ignore common sense and prop up corporations at the expense of your own well-being.
A couple weeks ago, the New York Daily News reported that Nom Wah, the 90-year-old dim sum parlor located on one of the most picturesque spots in Manhattan (the single-block elbow Doyers Street), reopened in time for the Chinese New Year celebration. Dave Cook visited recently and reports that the original menu, printed poster size and hung in the front window, survives — and has been reframed.
I remember seeing it as I passed the restaurant a few years ago, and admiring the sun-bleached illustrations — which I later learned derived from drawings Glaser included in The Underground Gourmet. (Cook’s blog, Eating in Translation — which he describes as following “interesting, usually inexpensive food in and around New York” — is in the same noble tradition as the book by Glaser and Jerome Snyder.) The Daily News has a pretty heartwarming story about Nom Wah’s reincarnation:
“Restoring the Nom Wah Tea Parlor was less about business and more about family for Wilson Tang, whose uncle Wally Tang worked in the eatery for 60 years. When Wally retired early last year amid problems with the Department of Health (he had to shutter his doors for two months in 2008, and one month in 2009 due to various violations), Wilson left his finance job at ING to take over.”
Meanwhile, the (secretly alive and well) Colonel chills at an undisclosed Kentucky Fried Chicken, checkin’ his Berry, makin’ sure SGD (shit gets done)…
This is the most American thing ever! Overweight man has non-ironic heart attack at Heart Attack Grill as other patrons snap pictures with their cell phones:
The establishment where customers over 350 pounds eat for free and a sign on the wall reads “a taste worth dying for” is known for serving 6,000 calorie burgers stacked high with cheese and bacon.
The unidentified man, who was in the process of scrafing down a Triple Bypass Burger, began sweating and shaking profusely, prompting one of the nurse-themed waitresses to alert the restaurant’s proprietor, “Doctor” Jon Basso.
“One of the nurses came back to me and said, ‘Dr. Jon, we’ve got a patient who’s in trouble,” said Basso. As Fox 5 Vegas deemed it necessary to note, “Doctor” Jon is not a real doctor, so he phoned 911 and told them to send an ambulance.
“I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt,” Basso told Fox 5. “Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that.”
He said this was the first real heart attack the Heart Attack Grill has experienced.
Meanwhile, the “patient” is reportedly “alive and recuperating.”
“I’m not a doctor, but I play one at a Vegas novelty restaurant.”
Filipino food may not be as famous as that of its Thai and Vietnamese neighbors. But with more than 7,000 islands and a colorful history, this archipelago has some delicious dishes of its own.
Blessed with an abundance of seafood, tropical fruits and creative cooks, there’s more to Filipino dishes than the mind-boggling balut (duck embryo).
You just have to know where to find them and how to eat them.