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Wherein Picking a Wedding Caterer Becomes an Expensive Identity Crisis

Last week I officially passed the “one year left” mark on my wedding planning calendar. Between celebrating and freaking out, I realized I had to get to work on the Next Big Thing on my planning to-do list: Finding a caterer. My mother was insistent. My dad, resolute: “There has to be food!” » 7/23/15 10:55am 7/23/15 10:55am

The Best Way to Kick Your Seamless Addiction? Embrace It

Last summer, I made a vow to myself and my friend Jewel. I was going to curb my dependency on Seamless and get back into the habit of cooking. The plan was to stock up on groceries, experiment with meals and experience the alleged adult joy of making my own nourishment through the beautiful and complicated alchemy of… » 7/06/15 4:15pm 7/06/15 4:15pm

Fine Dining in the Land of Fire and Ice

I’ve never been an adventurous eater. For example, the most daring I’ve ever gotten with seafood is tuna from a can, and even then I drowned it in mayonnaise (like a true American). So when I decided to go on a solo trip to Iceland, I made a concerted effort to include the local cuisine in my diet, because what is… » 6/29/15 3:50pm 6/29/15 3:50pm

Mother Outraged Over Unsightly Vagina on Teddy Bear Cake

Of all the things you’d imagine people would be legitimately outraged by, the genitals of teddy bears doesn’t immediately top the list. One mother in England, however, can’t get over the fact that her precious child’s christening cake looks like it’s showing off a whole lot of camel toe. Do you see it? » 6/25/15 5:00pm 6/25/15 5:00pm

Police Use Waiter's DNA to Connect Him to a Loogie in a Customer's Cup

A waiter at a Chili’s near Syracuse, New York was charged with disorderly conduct last year after hocking what sounds like a fairly enormous loogie into a customer’s drink. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that the crime of spittery was pinned on the waiter using DNA matching. Great news for spit justice, less great… » 6/04/15 8:00pm 6/04/15 8:00pm

Memorial Day Menu Items, Ranked

Memorial Day weekend is finally here. Some of us will be staying in and relaxing and others will be seeing Mad Max: Fury Road on repeat in the nearest air-conditioned theater, but many of us will be attending Memorial Day parties at which plenty of food will be served. As reminders that summer and the pleasures that… » 5/22/15 2:30pm 5/22/15 2:30pm

Your Hotel Mini-Bar: Just Don't.

You’ve had a long day, hoofing it around ruins and cathedrals and museums. You haven’t had anything to eat since lunch, which was ages ago. Now you’re back in your hotel room, a little grimy and sweaty, and too exhausted to freshen up and go wandering around in pursuit of dinner—no way, not after you walked 86,000… » 5/15/15 2:00pm 5/15/15 2:00pm

Olive Garden's Breadstick Sandwiches Come With Unlimited Breadsticks

Unlimited breadsticks aren’t cool. You know what’s cool? Breadstick sandwiches that come with unlimited breadsticks. CBS News reports Olive Garden, the struggling chain of Italian restaurants, will begin serving sandwiches made out of their famous breadsticks starting June 1, and that they will come with a side of… » 5/11/15 5:15pm 5/11/15 5:15pm

Diets Are Basically Religions, So Toxins Are Basically the Devil

Has anyone recently told you how well the Paleo diet is working for them and tried to convince you to join them in living that nut-eating, meat-avoiding cavewoman lifestyle? One commonality across all trendy diets is how much their followers love to preach their gospels of eating. “The enthusiasm some people have for… » 5/07/15 10:45pm 5/07/15 10:45pm