Articles by Anthony Smith

What Did the Olympics Athletes Eat When the 2012 London Games Finished?

The Olympic torch was handed to the Mayor of Buenos Aires; the Spice Girls finished playing two of the songs that made them famous over seventy years ago; and just like that, the athletes competing in the 2012 London Olympics were released back into the wild, where they'll be allowed to live their lives free from the prying eyes of NBC and the rest of the world for another four years. Read more

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Troll Wars: 4Chan Takes Down Mountain Dew's "Dub the Dew" Initiative

The message board website that Fox News once dubbed "hackers on steroids" is at it again. This time, their target is the only soda company that Tumblr's Poet Laureate Lana Del Rey wrote a song about: Mountain Dew. Read more


Which Major Fast Food Chains' Apple Products Could Have Listeria?

Everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away; unless, of course, that apple is contaminated with listeria. Read more

Pancake Bites at Buttermilk Food Truck

Breakfast Chain Denny's Opens Wedding Chapel: Will It Allow Gay Marriage?

For those of you who've just finished eating breakfast and are wondering where to get married, the popular breakfast chain Denny's has the answer for you. According to a report from KVVU-TV in Las Vegas, a Denny's wedding chapel will be opening in Neonopolis. Read more


NEW MCDONALD'S MENU ITEM ALERT: The McWrap Is Available for a Limited Time

Yesterday's big McDonald's story was that the fast food giant reported its worst year of sales in nearly an entire decade. In what some are calling an attempt, however half-hearted, to generate some good vibrations after the brand took a beating, they're rolling out in select locations in the U.S. market a little preview of one of their international menu items. Read more

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Why Is the Deadly Food Allergy Rate on the Rise?

Every time I confess to a friend that I have a gluten sensitivity, ze remarks something along the lines of, "I don't know what I'd do. I'd probably kill myself or something if I couldn't eat bread/pasta/soy sauce/etc." Read more

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Wendy's Adds Lobster and Caviar Burgers to Its Menu

This is one of those stories that makes you wish you lived halfway around the world, because the fast food joints there know something that their American equivalents don't seem to care about. Read more

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Everything You Need to Know about Newsweek's "101 Best Places to Eat in the World"

Newsweek's most recent issue is all about the most delicious comestibles in the world. Read more

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VIDEO: Justin Warner, Winner of "The Next Food Network Star," as You've Never Seen Him Before: A Rapping Pope

Like the winsome new chef and his restaurant, Do or Dine, this video is one for the ages. Read more


McDonald's Serves Up Worst Showing In Nine Years

It looks like the gold on the golden arches is starting to flake off. Read more

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Our Top Three Favorite Slices of New York City Pizza

We always new that it would come to this. Every New York City-based food journal worth its salt (and cheese, and tomatoes, and dough) has to do a list of their favorite slices of pizza in the city. It's a right of passage, and a means of letting our readers know that we're here, we're hungry, and we mean business. Here are our favorites, from all the boroughs with pizza of note. Read more

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VIDEO: How a McDonald's Saved a 14-Month-Old from Choking to Death by Anthony Smith

Surveillance video captured the terrifying moment when little Vaokakala Nevaeh Mara Tere-Vave was innocently nibbling on a Filet-o-Fish and a side of fries with her parents when, suddenly, one of the fries got caught in her throat. Read more

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"Eleven Madison Park" Makes Top Ten, Changes Everything

For the first time since it opened over a decade ago, Eleven Madison Park has cracked the coveted list of Top Ten Best Restaurants in the World. In response to finally being recognized for their elegantly conceived, masterfully executed approach to fine dining, they'll be completely overhauling their elegantly conceived, masterfully executed approach to fine dining. Read more


Struggling Zynga Lures Foodies to ChefVille with Real-Life Rewards

It's been a rough week for Zynga. Amidst accusations that they ripped off The Sims with their Sims-like game The Ville that's marketed to people who like The Sims, as well as seriously anemic earnings for a company that was once the horse to bet on, the Facebook game creator most famous for its microtransactional system is doubling-down o... Read more


Jamba Juice Dollar Smoothies and Juicy Stock Option

Jamba Juice would like everyone to know that it's doing better than ever, thank you very much. They've had a pretty excellent year, including some dynamic partnerships, aggressive international expansion, and glamorous appearances in your children's school lunches. How's that for good P.R. Read more


McDonald's Goes After The Final Frontier: Late Night Munchies

Well, everyone, you secretly wished for it and now your good friends/pseudo drug dealers at McDonald's are finally giving it to you. Read more


Curly Fries 2012: McDonald's Adds Some Crazy New Items to their Menu

Holy smokes, hungry people everywhere. It's about time. Read more


Will Chipotle's Asian Menu Ever Go National?

Ah, Chipotle. You've moved from being a financial analyst's darling to a case study in a company fueled by expectations and expectations only; proof that skittishness fuels the stock market as much as, if not more than, anything else. Read more


Major Fast Food Fried Chicken Chain "Bojangles'" Makes People Angry, Too!

Raymond Doby, a Korean War Army Veteran, is angry. He may have reason to be, too. Read more