August 28, 2009
McDonald’s Restaurants in Morocco have introduced the “McArabia” which is a sandwich with cumin spiced ground beef served on a flatbread pita-style pocket.
From GlobalPost here:
Walk into a McDonald’s in Morocco and you’ll find a sandwich you can’t get anywhere else in the world: a cumin-spiced flatbread creation called the McArabia Tagine.
The McArabia was launched across the Middle East in 2003, but this year the 23 McDonald’s franchises in Morocco further localized the recipe by tweaking the seasoning and sauce.
“Honestly it tastes Moroccan,” said Noor El Ghoumari, 34, a man who had just paid 53 dirhams, or about $6.60, for a meal with one of the ground beef sandwiches in Rabat on a recent afternoon.
August 24, 2009
My wife cooked up this basket of Candied Cupcake Pops for my pal’s birthday. They were a big hit! Thanks to Bakerella for the recipe.
August 20, 2009
After 77 years of pouring beer and tending bar, Angelo Cammarata is quitting.
From the PostGazette here:
Angelo Cammarata, whom the Guinness Book of World Records recognized as the world’s longest-serving bartender, is coming up on last call.
At least at Cammarata’s Cafe, the West View watering hole where he’s been pouring for most of his 77 years of tending bar.
“Camm,” as people call him, started serving beer at his father’s North Side grocery the moment Prohibition ended at midnight on April 7, 1933. The memory is as clear to him as the strike of the library clock that signaled it was time to start opening bottles of Fort Pitt.
Way to go Angelo. You’ve undoubtedly made a lot of Joes very happy over the years.
August 12, 2009
Leave it to the King to be so helpful to let it’s patrons know which soda flavor tastes best with which whopper burger. Alas I realize I have been doing it all wrong up til now.
August 9, 2009
Sad Day. Jimmy Bedford, the former Master Distiller of Jack Daniels died at age 69. From MSNBC here:
Jimmy Bedford, the slender and silver-haired former master distiller of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey during a 40-year career with the company, died Friday. He was 69.
His body was found outside a barn at his farm in Lynchburg, apparently the victim of a heart attack, company officials said.
Bedford retired in March 2008 after spending 20 years as the master distiller supervising the entire operation at the 143-year-old distillery in Lynchburg, the oldest registered one in the United States. Among his duties was tasting the whiskey before it was sent to retailers.
This master craftsman will be missed.
August 3, 2009
Found this over on Fark which linked to Insanewiches.Com here. Its the Rubik’s Cube sandwich. The Rubik’s Cube has confounded us for years. Maybe the sandwich version of this puzzling brain teaser will do the same. The Rubix Cubewich contains cubes of pastrami, kielbasa, pork fat, salami, and two types of cheddar.
July 22, 2009
While listening to a LoveLine Archive file, I laughed when Adam relayed a story about how heartbroken men get when they order a delicious steak only to be told a few minutes later that it isn’t available anymore.
Click here to listen:
July 20, 2009
Giggling and snorting, Fred and Sal backed the Wisconsin Wienermobile in and out of the garage over and over again until it got finally became stuck. As a finale, Fred threw a 5 gallon bucket of mayonnaise onto the garage floor. Sal was quoted as saying, “Man I was laughing so hard I almost peed myself. Dang!”
Homeowner Nick Krupp grumpily said, “I don’t get it. It’s just not funny.”
July 5, 2009
Young Auburne is a teen who really knows how to blast loud belches. Check her out:
July 1, 2009
Yum. Dinner in a bottle and all the meaty flavors you love in a beverage. Flavors include cheeseburger, Fish’n chips, Texas BBQ and Fired Oysters. Yum!Get some today!
Thanks to Mary for alerting me to this tasty beverage which is best served warm!
June 29, 2009
Is there nothing bacon can’t make better?
My friend at work came back from vacation with this as a gift for me. It leaves you with a bacon-fresh mouth and clean teeth! Get some of your own here.
June 27, 2009
This is awesome for an awesome beer.
June 21, 2009
Whoa, the Kingon takes it in the Nards!
June 17, 2009
If only there were girls on the Internet, and maybe if they drank caffeinated soda pop, and if they were into role playing games, then maybe you would see a commercial like this one… and believe it.
June 16, 2009
I am currently on travel to Shreveport, LA. I stopped into the Blind Tiger pub to have my first cajun meal. Now I realize that bar food is not often the best judge of a category of food, but sometimes it is. In my case, the Blind Tiger was awesome! I loved the blackened catfish, at 9 o’clock on my plate below.
This food was awesome! Starting from the 9:00 position on the plate, I ate the following:
- blackened spicy catfish
- deep fried corn on the cob
- spicy meat pies
- shrimp et touffe
- Crawfish tails
- Cajun dipping sauce
For me, the best part was the fried catfish. I have to stay in Shreveport for two more days and I promised myself that I will eat at least three more helpings of this catfish. YUMM!
June 6, 2009
My assertion is that every commercial McDonalds makes featuring black people dancing and singing or jumping rope is racist. I wrote a blog on that here. This one is no different, except all of the black people have really bizarre hair. From the bald black chick who is dressed like the Hamburgler, the women in the window in curlers and a maid uniform to the jeri-curl-sweater-wearing “big mac man,” the hair is remarkable.
June 6, 2009
Call it what you like, but I think its hilarious.
Thanks to HotAir here.
June 4, 2009
Buy the ingredients at your corner store: 2 liters of Diet Coke (warm, diet only because it isn’t sticky), one pack Mentos candy (mint), and some rye whiskey (cheap)… Manhattans also call for a splash of sweet vermouth and 2 small dashes Angostura bitters
Fill an ice tray so that each section is half full of water and stick it in the icebox. Once all of the half-ice cubes have frozen, fill them up to the top placing one candy into each cube. Freeze again.
Combine four cubes and 8 oz. of Diet Coke. Top with 2 oz. of whiskey. The Vermouth and bitters are optional but necessary for an authentic taste. Of course, Manhattans don’t actually ever make use of cola or soda so authenticity has already been sacrificed to the prank. Garnish with a naive smile and serve. Wait five minutes.
When the ice melts enough to expose the dense candy’s gum arabic to the cola, it’ll erupt like a fifth-grade science project.
May 19, 2009
Bacon flavored Vodka. Is this the next best drink? If Muslims were vampires, would this be their holy water?
Check out some of the recipes- The bacon-flavored bloody mary looks awesome:
- 1 oz. to 1½ oz. Bakon Vodka in a Highball glass filled with ice.
- Fill glass with tomato juice
- 1 dash celery salt
- 1 dash ground black pepper
- 1 dash Tabasco
- 2-4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
- Dash of lemon or lime juice
Garnish with a celery stalk; a skewer of olives, pickles, carrots, mushrooms, or other vegetables; or even meat or shrimp (bacon, salami, shrimp, etc.) and cheese. Pickled asparagus spears or pickled beans are also great as a garnish.
Thanks to SoGood for the link!