Hoyt Dog: Your can barely get your lips around this baby
The Louisiana Purchase Exhibition of 1904 - more commonly known as the St. Louis World's Fair - was supposedly the first time a hot dog was crammed into a bun. Before that time, hot dogs had been handed out with a pair of white gloves at suc ... More >>
Surely you've heard of "Hot Cheetos and Takis," the banger from the Y.N.RichKids, by now? The song, a product of the Minneapolis North Community YMCA's Beats and Rhymes Program, is as infectious as its titular snacks are artificially flavored, with what appears to be a bunch of community school-educ ... More >>
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 >>
2011 was a big year for listicles here at Fork in the Road. Our weekly Friday "10 Best" posts nabbed eight of the 10 most popular stories of the year. Of course, we did more than name the tastiest (and occasionally worst) things to eat in New York and review fast-food items. We also highlighted the ... More >>
Chili con Queso, a Texas staple served with corn chips.
When I was a student at the University of Texas, everyone knew how to make chili con queso, and did. This Tex-Mex staple is arrived at by opening a can of Ro*tel chilies, ripping open the silver foil surrounding a brick of Velveeta, me ... More >>
The Beefy Crunch Burrito comes shrouded in a generic wrapper, as if Taco Bell isn't sure it's a keeper.
National fast-food chains continue innovating at breakneck speed, trying to keep pace with the competition and stabilize their market share - all the while being assaulted by new chains an ... More >>
The middle section of the line outside the Brooklyn Bowl
The staff at Brooklyn Bowl made it clear: Doors for M.I.A.'s long-threatened free show would open at 9:30 last night, and no one should bother lining up before 7. But by that time the line outside the venue (maximum capacity: 600) alre ... More >>
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 >>
Here's a challenge: try to imagine a major network television news program -- one with a long, storied reputation for hard-hitting journalism -- assigning a reporter to follow around OJ Simpson's current love interest (whoever that might be), in order to drum up sympathy for how difficult lif ... More >>
Over the weekend, parents who had flocked to Brooklyn Tech for the city's High School Fair were given the depressing news that 100,000 city children had applied for the 5,000 seats available in the 800 specialty programs around town.
That makes the Specialized High Schools about twice as se ... More >>
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Branson's Country Music Cookbook
Author: The gleamin'est stars in Branson's cubic zirconia firmament
Publi ... More >>