Category Archives: Food

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McDonald’s Just Axed…

It’s official: Starting May 1st, you will no longer be able to order this popular McDonald’s menu item. 

The fan-favorite drink that’s getting the axe is… Hi-C Orange Lavaburst! That’s right, the same refreshing beverage that cooled you off after a romp around the PlayPlace and tasted especially good with McNuggets dipped in honey. It may be an old wives’ tale, but some adults swear by the vibrant orange drink as a hangover cure. Sadly, customers only have a few more days to get their hands on it.

Franchises nationwide will start phasing out the popular beverage starting on May 1 through July. After July, all locations will stop carrying Hi-C Orange Lavaburst, according to a McDonald’s representative we spoke to. Instead, the fast food chain will start distributing a new proprietary Sprite TropicBerry beverage that will only be served at McDonald’s restaurants in partnership with the chain’s deal with Coke.

Although the drink will start being discontinued in May, locations are encouraged to keep selling it until their inventory is depleted, according to a McDonald’s memo

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Brick Burger

Brick Burger is a LEGO themed burger restaurant based in the Philippines. The interior is all LEGO’d out and they even sell these burgers with buns that look like LEGO blocks.  While the stacking of the burgers leaves plenty to be desired, the concept itself is excellent.   While aesthetically and physically these burgers don’t make an idea food eating situation the idea of a LEGO themed restaurant is obviously a no brainer.

Whiskey vs. Whisky: What’s the Difference?

Now that the days are getting shorter and chillier, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book and a nice warming glass of whisky – or should that be whiskey? Same thing, just different spelling, right? Well, that depends…

Before we get going, let’s define the liquor in general:
No matter how you spell it, whisky/ey is an umbrella term for a type of spirit distilled from a mash of fermented grains.

Now let’s look at some different types: 
Within the broad category of whisky/ey are many sub-categories, including bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Scotch, Irish, and Canadian style whiskies. The manufacture of each of these types of whisky/ey is guided and regulated by the government of the spirit’s country of origin. As a result, Canadian whisky, for example, is a whole different animal from Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, and American-style whiskeys such as Tennessee, bourbon, and straight rye.

(Okay, so far, so good. Maybe at this point, you’d be happy to enjoy a glass of the stuff no matter how it’s spelled. But if you’ve ever wondered why the word often appears different ways in different contexts, read on…)

 

Now things start to get tricky:
American and Irish liquor producers (and copy editors) tend to favor the spelling WHISKEY, while Canadian, Scottish, and Japanese producers (and copy editors) tend to favor (or should I say, favour) WHISKY.

The controversy:
So we have two things going on here: copy editing style and actual liquor style. The big question is: Are WHISKEY and WHISKY just two different spellings of the same word, or are they two slightly different words describing two separate groups of spirits? What do you do if you’re a resident of Scotland writing about Irish whiskey or an American writing about Canadian whisky?

A solution:
Up until quite recently, The New York Times tackled the problem by spelling everything the American way (with an E), regardless of the spirit’s country of origin. From Kentucky bourbon to Islay malts, everything was “whiskey” to The NYTimes. But then, last February, the venerable newspaper made a decisive change.

After receiving a raft of complaints from some serious Scotch whisky drinkers, the paper re-tooled its approach to follow that of many specialized spirits publications, spelling each type of spirit according to the way favored by its country of origin. So, while American-produced varieties such as bourbon, rye, and Tennessee – as well as the Irish stuff – kept their previous NYTimes-styled “whiskey” spelling, the stuff from Scotland, Canada, and Japan now would be referred to as “whisky.” Makes a lot of sense, I think.

Whiskey/whisky nmemonics:
Here’s a quick way to remember how some of the world’s biggest producers spell their products:

  • Countries that have E’s in their names (UnitEd StatEs and IrEland) tend to spell it whiskEy (plural whiskeys)
  • Countries without E’s in their names (Canada, Scotland, and Japan) spell it whisky (plural whiskies)

Whew! Time for a drink.

Ranch

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Political Burgers

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Swedish Fish Oreos Review

I found them.
They are horrible.
I regret nothing.

Cupcake Hacked

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Redneck Big Mac

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Ashamed

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Caffeine

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Anyone for breakfast?

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First Pizza ATM in the USA!

Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio has installed the first pizza ATM in North America. The machine, built by Paline, holds up to 70 pre-cooked pizzas and can stock multiple varieties at once. Once an order is placed, a pizza is moved from the internal storage to a convection oven where it finishes cooking and is ready to serve in three minutes.

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72nd Annual Gerry Rodeo

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2016 Gerry Rodeo

72nd Annual Rodeo August 3 – August 6, 2016

Wednesday thru Saturday Evening Performances   8:00 P.M.

Saturday Afternoon Performance   2:00 P.M.

Famous Beef Barbeque Dinners  Each Evening   5:00-7:30 P.M.

– Click to see the brochure

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Impossible

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New Pop-Tart flavors

Frosted A&W(TM) Root Beer Pop-Tarts (PRNewsFoto/Kellogg Company)

Frosted A&W(TM) Root Beer Pop-Tarts (PRNewsFoto/Kellogg Company)

Frosted Crush(TM) Orange Pop-Tarts (PRNewsFoto/Kellogg Company)

Frosted Crush(TM) Orange Pop-Tarts (PRNewsFoto/Kellogg Company)