Ivan Orkin

"Invader from Planet Ramen" Visits David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar

In a particularly generous move that we hope continues, Momofuku Noodle Bar, the most inconsistent and middling of David Chang's soapbox brand, sees Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen in Setagaya, Tokyo taking over for a one-night only ramen event they're affectionately calling "The Invader from Planet Ramen. Read more


McDonald's Olympics Sponsorship 2012: The World's Fattest Athletes

So it's come to this. Ladies, gentleman, and anyone who identifies as anything else, prepare to be outraged. Read more


Traif Review: The Struggle for Identity in Trendy Brooklyn Eating Scene

It's hard to tell whether we're living in the denouement or the aftermath of the Brooklyn Food Revolution. Read more

Big Mac

Finally: McDonald's Reveals the Secret Recipe for Special Sauce!

After years of secrecy, McDonald's finally reveals the secret recipe for special sauce! Read more

Damien Hirst

Did Burger King Just Spend $622,000 on a Painting?

Sotheby's valued a painting hanging in a London Burger King at somewhere between $233,000 and $622,000 Read more

Taco Bell

Is Taco Bell's New Gourmet Menu Better than Chipotle's?

We've already given you a first look into Cantina Bell, Taco Bell's new gourmet menu that, in the words in one of the company's executives, helped them fall in love with their food all over again. Read more

Pina Colada Day

It's National Pina Colada Day!

Even though the icy-sweet piña colada was first created on August 15, 1954 at the Caribe Hilton's Beachcomber Bar in Puerto Rico, here in America, we celebrate National Piña Colada day on July 10th. So kick back, relax, and remind yourself that it's 5 o'clock somewhere, and really hot everywhere. Read more

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster's "Call Me Maybe" Parody: The Thinking Man's Guide

We break down Cookie Monster's "Call Me Maybe" parody. Read more

bacon Sundae 2

The Ultimate Thinking Man's Guide to the Controversial Burger King Bacon Sundae

Foodies, Freudians, and Wharton Professors: lend me your ears! Read more


Cruel Taco Bell Hoax Sees Happy Ending: 10,000 Taco Airlift!

They're calling it #operationalaska, or the happy ending to a cruel Taco Bell Hoax that saw the fast food chain bringing 10,000 tacos to the taco-less town of Bethel, Alaska-- the most important delivery to be made in the state since Balto got all that medicine to those kids! Read more

chuck e cheese

Chuck E. Cheese Mascot Gets a Punk Rock Makeover

It looks like the uncool Chuck E. Cheese mascot is getting a punk rock makeover, losing his goofy red hat and shorts in favor of acid-washed denim, a caustically purple shirt, and a black electric guitar. Read more

Subway Deadly

Subway Norovirus: Which Restaurant Spread the Deadly Disease in 2012?

According to a health department investigation, employees working at a Subway restaurant in Hartford City may have violated Indiana health codes and contributed to an epidemic when they went into work one January day despite being sick with the potentially deadly Norovirus. Read more

Taco Bell

First Look: Taco Bell Goes Gourmet with New "Cantina Bell" Menu

We're giving you a first look into major fast food chain Taco Bell's first formal challenge to its rival, Chipotle: a gourmet menu crafted by celebrity-chef and television personality Lorena Garcia. Read more


For Kobayashi's Chief Rival, Hot Dog Eating Contest Takes Surprise Turn

In an unexpected turn of events, Joey Chestnut, a 28-year old from San Jose, California, has tied his rival Takeru Kobayashi with six wins, all consecutive, in The 2012 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Read more

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver Slams Michael Gove for Wasting Children's Time

Across the pond on July 4th, while most Americans were just getting their barbecues rearing to go, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver had a few choice slams for conservative British Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove. Read more

David Chang

Bad Boy David Chang: London "Most Vicious City," No Restaurants

See what made David Chang call London the "most vicious city in the world." Read more

Date cake

"Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Getting a Divorce" Divorce Cake

From your friends at FoodNRecipe, a delicious anti-wedding cake that's as good on the way it out as it was going in. Read more


No More Nanny State! The Best Reasons to Get as Fat as Possible, as Fast as Possible

America, I'm exhausted. And I'm not just talking about your typical burrito-related-weariness. Read more

Baked Phoenix

Cooks, Cocktails, and Comics Reviews: Baked Phoenix, X-Men Legacy # 269, and Wolverine and the X-Men # 12

In the spirit of Anthony Bourdain's "Get Jiro!" we're going to be celebrating every middle-of-the-week with a recipe for good eats and cocktails inspired by the new comics we love, hate, hate-to-love, and love-to-hate. This week, in celebration of the bombastically idiotic and undeniably fun Avengers vs. Read more