Remember a few weeks ago when a Minnesota man nearly lit himself on fire while protesting gay marriage by burning a box of Honey Nut Cheerios in front of the General Mills factory? Regardless, he's dead.Michael Leisner suffered a "massive heart attack" on Saturday while sitting in his car waiting fo ... More >>
Starring character actor Jesse White, this commercial, circa 1960, treats Esskay franks as if you could smoke them.
Born 1926, Stan Freberg was an American satirist, active in the 1950s through the 1980s. Something of a Renaissance Man, he was a radio personality, comedian, wrote books, voiced ani ... More >>
"To make Cheerios, balls of dough are heated and shot out of a "puffing gun" at hundreds of miles an hour, according to General Mills." -- The AP reports that Cheerios turn 70 this year and changes our lives with the news that there is such a thing as a "puffing gun."
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The Shanghai Stainless Product & Design Company on Gerry Street in Brooklyn is the place to go for your brand new haute food truck. They've done trucks for Korilla BBQ, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Treats Truck, and Van Leeuwen.
Colicchio & Sons will run a beer garden on the forthcomin ... More >>
At first glance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. might seem like a gimmick--two guys in racing suits capitalizing on a name-brand stock-car-racing dynasty. Upon listening, however, it's clear their particular type of indie pop is anything but a stunt; the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott co ... More >>
Wanh-wanh: a Wonka shop opens.Say it ain't so: Pop-Tarts World may not be much longer for this world. But fear not, kiddie-laden tourists in search of a completely corporatized snacking experience: the Wonka shop has made its debut in the Times Square Toys "R" Us.
Shitty dancing, friendship, awkwardness, staring, confusion: Like a middle-school dance, these are the consistent themes of Pavement's music videos. I know this because I watched them all, and then -- four plastic dinosaurs, two yellow ponchos, and one soggy bowl of cereal later -- I made one ... More >>
A new iPhone app allows park-goers to order food from the green. CityMint has a GPS add-on that allows delivery people to locate customers anywhere in the park, forgoing the need for a fixed address.
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Jacques Torres may have pissed off Hershey's with his Champagne kiss, but Ge ... More >>
What's already washed ashore and onto our TV screens from Louisiania is its oily-slick senator, David Vitter, who appeared on Fox twice this weekend.
Vitter reassured FoxAmerica that "drill, baby, drill" was still fine with him, though he's better known, if you search your memory ... More >>
You've heard a lot about Joseph Leonard. Now, listen to the recipe for its pan-roasted chicken.
For a small, quaint West Village restaurant, Joseph Leonard has had a difficult time staying out of the press since it opened last summer. Even after the opening buzz died down, it made headlines f ... More >>
A New York Times article today revealed that playwright Paul Rudnick lives on candy--virtually nothing but candy, plus the occasional handful of Cheerios. He's been repulsed by most regular food for his whole life, and has always craved refined sugar. Incredibly, he's not fat, still has his teeth, a ... More >>
Wired has the inside scoop on some popular food chains' secret menus: In-N-Out Burger's The Flying Dutchman (two beef patties, two cheese slices, no bun), Jamba Juice's extras of white gummi bears and strawberry shortcake, and Starbucks' Black Eye (a Red Eye with an extra shot of espresso).
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