The Overflow of Ketchup
April 27, 2011 8:15

Finally, a new word has entered the vernacular that stands up for what is just on the plate. A man coined "disrepectchup" (disrespect + ketchup) on Reddit on April 24 out of disbelief after his wife took a perfectly fit grilled lime pork tenderloin and added ketchup. 

We all know people that use disgusting amounts of ketchup, apply it to absurd foods, or liberally load up a food without even having tasted it first. Like salt, ketchup should be applied with a conservative hand only after testing the food and judging that a dab of ketchup would improve the dining experience...read more

Starbucks' Free Coffee Brews Religious Debate
April 25, 2011 22:15

In response to Starbucks' free Earth Day brew, a "Child of God" sparks a heated spiritual argument on its "Celebrate Earth Day" comment page. Didn't their parents ever teach them to avoid discussing religion and politics with strangers on a Starbucks message board?...see more

April 13, 2011 21:03

Maybe Flavorly has been tweeting too much, but we're seeing #hashtags everywhere! #yumm

McRunning a Marathon: The “McRunner,” Joe D’Amico, stood still long enough for Flavorly to catch up with him
April 4, 2011 22:40

     Joe D’Amico, a marketing manager at a financial services company in the suburbs of Chicago, broke his personal marathon record at the LA marathon on March 20 by 46 seconds after 30 days of eating only McDonald’s. 
“It was my 15th marathon and I was truly looking for something different, a new personal challenge,” says D’Amico. Not that running 100 miles per week and balancing work and family life isn’t hard enough, but he sought an added challenge that would be entertaining.
     After pitching the idea to his wife, she thought he was crazy. So did his running buddies, friends, and co-workers. But D’Amico decided to tackle the challenge anyway.  
     He laid out a few simple rules to follow. He could eat only McDonald’s for 30 days, with the exception of non-McDonald’s water, PowerGel, multivitamins, and ibuprofen, or “Vitamin I,” as D’Amico calls it. He would run a lot during the month, logging about 100 miles per week during the height of his training. He joked that he hoped to stay married, and his wife turned out to be extremely encouraging. When talking to Flavorly, he constantly said “we,” referring to his support system consisting of his wife and young daughter, rather than “I.” Lastly, D’Amico just wanted to have fun...read more

The Chocolate Pizza Company
March 21, 2011 18:41

In Marcellus, N.Y., this joint serves up dessert for dinner.

Miniature Banana Splits: Hitting the Sweet Spot
April 26, 2011 18:49

While baseball season comes into full swing, so do my ice cream cravings. As a kid, it was a ritual to go to our town ice cream stand after softball games, win or lose. No matter how fierce we fought on the field, we all were friends when cones came into play.

Swatting mosquitoes, I would stand before the Kimball Farm flavor board, overwhelmed by my options and plagued by the eternal question: to play it safe with cookie dough, or swing away with a new flavor?...read more