• Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    New Party Rules for Millennials

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you--#realtalk--you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    The Health Department Finds Roaches in the Penn Station Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell

    If you've recently been to the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in Penn Station, you might want to think about where that extra crunch in your Cool Ranch Doritos taco comes from: On November 8 the Department of Health shut down the establishment -- which is also connected to a Nathan's Hot Dogs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    An Early Taste of Bushwick's King Noodle's Hipster Asian Stoner Food

    For much of the last decade, when New Yorkers were rediscovering the borough to the east of Manhattan, you could spot a Brooklyn restaurant by its reclaimed wood, exposed brick, and refurbished interiors, all flourishes that highlighted the DIY-nature of the Brooklyn lifestyle (or, at the very least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Preston Clark Wants You to Order Beef Heart Schnitzel

    Preston Clark is serious about steak. As the chef at Resto and the man behind the butcher's counter at the Cannibal, Clark can take apart a whole sub-primal no problem. But when the Jean Georges vet isn't carving a côte de boeuf, Clark is known to blast Biggie in the kitchen, and would really love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Sad You Aren't at SXSW? Here's What You Could Be Missing...

    Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    What Time Does The Super Bowl Start?

    What Time Does the Super Bowl Start? A poem to enthrall and inspire!:

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Tired of Potato Chips? Have a Bite of Baby Clams

    Why not give these a go instead of Doritos? Westerners have long been in a rut where commercial snacks are concerned. Walk into any bodega and your choices are likely to be limited to dozens of flavors of potato chips in a bewildering number of sizes and shapes, or dough-based snacks that have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Taco Bell Teases Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos on Facebook

    Taco Bell posted this photo on Facebook last night with the caption, "Anything could happen in 2013." After their release of the Nacho Cheese Doritos taco, we can only hope to believe them.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Taco Bell Adds Desserts to Menu

    The fast food chain that changed the landscape of tacos with Doritos Locos shells have added sweets to their menu. Taco Bell will now serve churros, cookie sandwiches, and caramel apple empanadas, all for under $1 a piece.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Mountain Dew, Doritos, And Candyland: How Pepsi And Wal-Mart Are Helping New Yorkers Recover

    Nobody tell Mike Bloomberg, but hurricane-ravaged New Yorkers are drinking free Mountain Dew right now -- and probably more than the allotted 16 ounces of which he approves.Wal-Mart and Pepsi Co. are amongst the first big-time corporations to donate a large amount of supplies to aid in the Hurricane ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    McDonald's Rolls Out Lamb Burgers . . . In Australia

    OK. This is getting ridiculous. First came Pizza Hut's cheeseburger-stuffed pizza in the Middle East, mashed-potato vending machines by 7-Eleven in Singapore, fine dining at Pizza Huts in China, and more recently, lobster and caviar burgers in Japan by Wendy's. What is it this time? A "Serious Lam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    The Best Fake Meat Ever?

    [See More Quote Unquote: Scotland's New Nutritionally Sound Pizzas | Reviewing the Doritos Locos Taco] Slate's Farhad Manjoo on Beyond Meat's extremely realistic faux chicken: "The chicken strips look, feel, and taste closer to real meat than any other food I've ever eaten."

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Medical Marijuana: Can Weed Treat Obesity?

    We're still trying to wrap our heads around this item, but here we go... Several British researchers claim that cannabis -- fondly known for inducing intense cravings for everything from Hot Pockets to Doritos to Taco Bell -- might actually have appetite suppressant qualities, and could even be use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Scotland's New Nutritionally Sound Pizzas

    [See More Quote Unquote: Reviewing the Doritos Locos Taco | Marcus Samuelsson Tells Ex-Convicts 'Texture Is Very Key' | Four Questions With Susan Austin, Owner of the Urban Lobster Shack] Appalled by the amount of salt and saturated fat found in supermarket prepared foods, Mike Lean of Glasgow Univ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Reviewing the Doritos Locos Taco

    William Grimes, former restaurant critic at The New York Times, reviews the Doritos Locos Taco today:Like almost every normal American, I like Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored chips. For precisely that reason, I regarded the taco version with dread. Would it violate the spirit of the chip? Or, converse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments From SXSW 2012

    Over the last few days, Village Voice Media's music editors have been regaling you with stories of the best from Austin's South By Southwest Festival. But with the best must come the worst, and our critics unfortunately came across the following borefests, technical problems, and insults to their in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    50 Cent, Eminem, And Skrillex's Hordes Of Fans Swarm Austin On Day Three Of SXSW

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Late-Night Eats, Taco Trials

    See what we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Where should you go for drunk food on St. Patrick's Day? We've got the answer: our 10 best late-night eats. We're also giving you 5 other ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, including snacking on Burger King's free fries and green ketchup.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Taco Bell's New Doritos Taco

    The cheaper of the two is the one to get. In an amazing act of cross-branding, Taco Bell has painted its hard taco shell bright orange with a chemical-tasting spice mixture - and called it a Doritos. Or maybe what's amazing is that they didn't think of it before - from 1978 to 1997, Pepsico (the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Food Mashups, Restaurant Nostalgia

    Inspired by Taco Bell's Doritos shells, McSweeney's imagines other food mashups. Serious Eats gives us Frank Bruni's recommendations for dining on the Upper West Side.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    10 Things We Would Like the Talking Doll We Got for Christmas to Actually Say

    Truth: We didn't actually get a talking doll for Christmas. We are way too old for that sort of nonsense (no offense, kids). But we did watch this video of a talking doll calling someone, quite agreeably, it seems, a "crazy bitch." Or whatever she's trying to say. And it inspired something in us, ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    America, Now With Fewer TVs

    ​Americans may be fatter than ever, and getting fatter, but it's not because we're sitting in front of the TV with our Doritos. Instead, we're sitting in front of our computer with our Doritos. So there. Nielsen Media's latest survey reports a drop in the number of American households with tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Stoners, Rejoice! Doritos-Free Dining at JoeDough

    Say you find yourself wandering the East Village with the munchies. (Of course, you would never, ever do this, because you are a responsible adult, who knows that pot will obviously make you jump out of buildings, talk to dogs, and run naked through the streets. Besides, drugs are bad, mmkay.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Tyrrell's Salt Marsh Lamb & Mint Potato Chips. Wow!

    ​You can't get them here, or can you? I love potato chips, but I look upon the wildly flavored ones with a jaundiced eye. Usually, the declaration of ingredients doesn't list any of the things the chips are supposed to be flavored with, meaning that an elaborate series of powdered chemicals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    If Your Partner Is Dieting, They Probably Want to Dump You, Says Science

    ​A report by a couple of fun-loving sociologists in Germany may have you concerned. They say that happy couples get fat because there is no longer the same pressure on them to look good. Thus, when your wonderful boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, or husband announces he or she is only eating egg wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Mario Batali Busts a Move, Eats Doritos and Could Have Been Your Pool Boy

    photo by Melanie Dunea PamEven more Mario.​ Yesterday, we sat down with Mario Batali to discuss his new cookbook, Molto Batali: Simple Family Dinners from My Home to Yours; his new show, The Chew; and his ever-changing role as a food icon. Today, he reveals what he might have done had the whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Parks Go Corporate With Planters Grove. Could Doritos Playground Be Next?

    New York City has to take what it can get when it comes to green spaces, and the most recent addition to the city is no exception. Planters Grove, a park at the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D that opened yesterday, is no exception. This green space, however, is a bit different than, say, Central ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Happy National Taco Day! Find NYC's Best Tacos

    It's National Taco Day, apparently! While New York City might not be Los Angeles when it comes to scoring premium carne asada off the street, there are still lots of excellent taco options to try. Plenty of new spots have opened since we listed the 10 Best Tacos in New York a couple of years ago, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    New Polls Reveal Americans Aren't Happy With Food System

    KB35, Flickr, CC​Is Michael Pollan's message sinking in? Are Americans finally tired of wolfing down government-subsidized Doritos (R.I.P. Arch West) and Big Macs? According to a new poll, the answer is an encouraging, although by no means overwhelming, yes. Recently, Mark Bittman pointed to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Seamless Buys Menupages; Doritos Creator Dies

    ​Here's a newsflash: fast-food chains like Pizza Hut, Subway, and Taco Bell are slashing their prices and offering amazing deals not because they want to but because the economy sucks. [USA Today] Seamless, the online and mobile app that allows you to order food for delivery, has just bought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Hydroponic Farming Beyond Marijuana; Seamus Mullen's Diagnosis and Cookbook

    ​A look at hydroponic farms like Gotham Greens, the new 15,000 square-foot rooftop farm in Greenpoint, which uses a tenth of the water of conventional farms. [NY Times] Tom Colicchio's own hydroponic Riverpark Farm, less than 100 feet from the restaurant of the same name, supplies produce for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    A Look at Who Is Really Responsible for All These Food Trucks; Oscar Mayer Sued for False Health Claims

    ​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. [NY Times] Colicchio & Sons will run a beer garden on the forthcomin ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 4, 2011

    Tenpenny Helps You Save a Few Dimes

    Discovered! A decent, affordable place to eat in Midtown

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Sacrilegious Super Bowl XLV Doritos Ad Yanked By Frito-Lay

    I thought the ad -- recently screened on AOL, so it's still being mainstreamed on some level -- was funny, and a little stoopid, too. It's really like something you'd see in a Luis Buñuel movie, like The Phantom of Liberty or The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie: A group of congregants li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Stephen Colbert on Christ's 'Snackrifice' and the Tragic Events of 7-Eleven

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>Video Archive The "Thought for Food" segment on The Colbert Report last night covered it all: PepsiCo's announcement that it would "snackify" drinks and "drinkify" sna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Presenting The Top 19 Most Ridiculous Lines on Das Racist's Sit Down, Man

    ​Even casual observers of this blog know of our great esteem for Das Racist, and our great excitement at the release yesterday of their latest mixtape, Sit Down, Man, featuring guests from Diplo to El-P, Boi-1da to Devo Springsteen. Samples include "People Are Strange" and "Return to Innocence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    That 'X-treme' Baby Carrots Campaign You Heard About Has Arrived

    "Extreme! Baby carrots!" is what screams at you from the new Baby Carrots website, which is part of a larger campaign initiated by a group of carrots farmers to market the veggies like junk food. An "extreme" commercial is slated to premiere September 7 to go with new Doritos-like packaging, but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Dumpster Diving; More Tainted Beef

    ​Pastry chefs are using beer in their desserts, such as The Breslin's Chocolate Stout Syllabub, the Guinness Toffee Cake at Stanton Social, Colicchio & Sons' blackberry chocolate lattice tart with Belgian beer ice cream. [NY Post] A group of "freegans" gather weekly for Grub: "a cheap, simple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    The Sad List of Lil Wayne's Prison Provisions​Via TMZ, chief ghouls of this particular game: 20 $.44 US postage stamps; 20 envelopes; 10 Nacho Cheese Doritos; 5 Cool Ranch Doritos; 5 Hershey Bars; 5 Hall's; 10 Ruffles; 2 "chocolate chip"; 2 Kool-Aid Punch, 6 Oz. each; 2 Kool-Aid Cherry; 1 "VISTACHEWYCHOCHIPS"; 50 Sugar in Raw; 5 R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    American Barbecue Goes Asian; Heinz Cuts the Salt

    ​Flavors used in the grilling traditions of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Asian countries are becoming popular in American barbecue joints. [Wall Street Journal] Heinz ketchup is changing its 40-year-old recipe to lower the salt content. Fans of the original recipe fear the ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Get Your Free Bra-Fitting Humiliation Today in New York

    Sometimes a smile on the outside is a maniacal scream on the inside.​Oh, ladies. Remember the first time you got a bra? How your mom pushed her way into the dressing room with you and watched you try on pastel support garment after pastel support garment, even the cone-boob ones, and said thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Parents and Students Hold Bake-In at City Hall Park to Protest City's Bake Sale Ban

    The scene at City Hall Park yesterday afternoon.​The sun shone brightly yesterday afternoon on an assembled crowd of parents and children who gathered in City Hall Park to protest A812, the Department of Education's recently instituted regulation banning school bake sales. Holding signs with s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    "A Writer At Pitchfork Critically Said I'd Collaborate For A Bag Of Doritos": David Byrne On Writing Songs With St. Vincent, Fatboy Slim, Brian Eno, And Others

    You get one guess which Pitchfork writer. Fascinating post on DB's journal/blog on songwriting alchemy, how much everyone hates writing words, his own personal workspace ("Serial numbers and security codes for software are pinned to the wall, along with a Tammy Wynette poster"), and so forth. Evid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    City's New Bake Sale Regulations OK Vending Machine Food, Prohibit Anything Made by Human Hands

    Chow.comContraband materials, according to the city.​Perhaps not as radically mean-spirited as penalizing a street vendor for a bathroom break nor as mind-blowingly stupid as the demand for a redesigned hot dog, the city's nine-month-old ban on fund-raising foods is still something of a buzz-k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World: Doritos Late Night Tacos at Midnight

    ​From Doritos' new Late Night line of corn-based snacks, we give you (ta-dah!) Tacos at Midnight. We've already detailed how, in a mature snack-food market, new snacks have to squeeze themselves into ever-smaller niches to succeed. Thus have wilder flavors of potato and corn chips been develo ... More >>

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    Doomsday's Junk Food Glut

    Descent director Neil Marshall steals everything great

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