On Baby Kissers Stuffing Their Faces and the Persistent Nostalgia of Fast Food

Popina lobster roll on Granville Island | Image via Popina

The remaining Democratic presidential candidates paid a visit to the Iowa State Fair this past week. Here’s all the food they enjoyed on a rather delectable campaign stop, making me think they might get into politics just for the chow.

A new book by author Adam Chandler details the legacy of fast food in the US and the complicated nostalgia Americans experience in relation to that history.

Yes, we have no bananas….or at least we might not in the coming years if this particular fungus doesn’t piss off.

Vinepair details how some breweries around the world are making accessibility a top priority.

“By providing meaningful work and accessible spaces for adults with disabilities, these breweries are addressing the physical, social, and economic barriers to craft beer that many with disabilities face — and raising awareness of one of the most marginalized communities in craft beer, and the world.”

I have no idea why this cat stops, drops and rolls at the sound of the word “spaghetti” and I don’t really care. It’s just perfectly weird and cute.

Next time you find yourself in Portland, be sure to pick up a package of Olympia Provisions’ Pepperettes, which Bon Appetit has nominated for a meaty hall of fame induction.

If you’ve ever wondered what radioactive alcohol tastes like, here’s your chance to find out. Weirdo.

We’re going to Disneyland and this time we’re gonna find that elusive secret club where you can actually buy booze.

“Named for the physical address at which it resides in Disneyland – 33 Royal Street in the New Orleans Square section of the park (near where the Pirates of the Caribbean ride gets out), Club 33 was originally conceived by Walt Disney as a place to entertain Disney investors and VIPs. The idea supposedly came to Walt while visiting the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and noting the existence and popularity of exclusive VIP lounges and bars.”

The Vancouver Sun’s Mia Stainsby checks out the Greek fare at Hydra Estiatoria located inside the recently opened EXchange Hotel.

Vancouverites say goodbye to local perogy legend Bill Konyk who passed away last week.

The New York Times on how food delivery apps are changing the landscape of the restaurant industry.

“No longer must restaurateurs rent space for a dining room. All they need is a kitchen — or even just part of one. Then they can hang a shingle inside a meal-delivery app and market their food to the app’s customers, without the hassle and expense of hiring waiters or paying for furniture and tablecloths. Diners who order from the apps may have no idea that the restaurant doesn’t physically exist.”

New York City’s Museum of Ice Cream – which launch in 2016 – is now valued at $200 million. Here’s how it happened.

Recognizing the power of condiments means re-evaluating the items on your refrigerator door and upgrading when needed.

Chef Annabelle Choi on proud bread-baking moments, sourdough workshops and future aspirations.

As folks are paying more attention to the carbon footprint of their eating habits, NPR answers questions on the environmental difference between grass-fed and feedlot beef.

How The Tiny Chef Show is warming the hearts of food lovers of all ages.

Behold! The soup to end all wars….well not ALL wars, but apparently it played a significant role in curbing conflict in a least one battle in 1529.

Grub Street explains why this fancy cup of coffee has a starting price of $10.

This week in seagulls stealing food, please enjoy this narrated video of a brazen bird stealing a man’s lunch right out of his hands.

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