Food & Dining Timeline

National Hot Dog Day: The 10 Best Dogs to Eat Abroad

french dogs are tasty

National Hot Dog Day kicks off tomorrow in the United States, but if you’re a little bored with ketchup and mustard — or even chili and cheese — there are many ways to celebrate it by digging into international cuisine. National Hot Dog Day is also technically national hot dog month. Although July 23 has… Read more »

Chirps: Tasty New Chips Make Eating Crickets Palatable For Americans

Chrips cricket chips and cookies use ground up cricket flour.

While most Americans go through great lengths at summer picnics to keep ants and crickets away from the snack table, Chirps, a new product from Six Foods, puts the bugs directly into the snacks. Laura D’Asaro, Merly Natow, and Rose Wang are three former roommates who are giving the term “crunchy” a whole new meaning…. Read more »

Soaring Beef Prices Have Restaurants And Consumers Making Painful Choices

Rising Beef Prices

Skyrocketing beef prices are battering restaurants and customers. With drought conditions continuing to hit the Midwest and California and cattle herds at 60-year lows, finding reasonably priced beef is becoming a thing of the past. According to USDA statistics, the average price of retail fresh beef rose 12 percent since last May, wholesale prices for… Read more »

Olive Garden: Dining Healthily In Hospitaliano!

olive garden

Italian-American food chain Olive Garden has been hitting headlines lately as they have recently opened their first restaurant in Chicago and plan to implement online ordering chain-wide by August. Among the high points of visiting Olive Garden, which include never-ending salad, is the chain’s devotion to family friendliness – their slogan, as a matter of… Read more »

Gourmet High: Marijuana Food Truck Takes Munchies To A Whole New Level

legal pot food truck

Washington residents can now have a taste of weed-infused treats when the marijuana food truck debuts at the Jet City farmer’s market in Everett, Washington, this weekend. Magical Butter will present the Samich Truck, the first mobile establishment that serves marijuana-laced food items. Samich is an acronym for Savory Accessible Marijuana Infused Culinary Happiness. Magical… Read more »

The Delicious Facts Behind National Donut Day

National Donut Day

Americans are internationally known for their love affair with certain kinds of foods like hamburgers and hotdogs, and of course, the wonderful, sweet treat known as the donut (or doughnut depending on your grammatical inclinations). This past Friday marked the occurrence of that auspiciously acclaimed nationwide celebration, trumpeted all over the internet among other places,… Read more »

National Donut Day Post-Celebration Calorie Count

Did you indulge for National Donut Day?

National Donut Day was yesterday, June 6, and if you didn’t know that, you may have missed out on free treats. Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme both offered free donuts (though Dunkin’ offered theirs only with a beverage purchase), as did some smaller chains and local shops. If you were aware of the holiday, and… Read more »

Starbucks Fiend Orders Most Expensive Drink Ever

andrew goes nuts at starbucks

Behold, a regular Starbucks consumer has unleashed what’s known as the most expensive drink in Starbucks history. A man identified as “Andrew” ordered a huge Starbucks drink, and from the looks of it, it’s enough to give someone a heart attack in one sitting. A 60-espresso shot in a 128-ounce milkshake serving wound up costing… Read more »