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2010 Stories by Laura Hahnefeld

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  • Hungry Brain

    published October 28, 2010

    What’s better than dressing up as a zombie doctor? Dressing up as a zombie doctor and hooking up with a zombie lumberjack, a zombie... More >>

  • City Girl

    published October 28, 2010

    Whom to turn to for answers on solving the state’s current economic woes? How ’bout none other than locally charged scene queen... More >>

  • Model Citizen

    published October 28, 2010

    “I feel my style is really anti-babe,” says Tatiana Sorokko, model, contributing editor to Harper's Bazaar, and vintage... More >>

  • Whataburger's New Chocolate Brownie Pie Is a Fried Fib

    published Oct 27, 2010

    ​What's up at Whataburger? Recently, it's been their newest limited-time menu item, a Chocolate Brownie Pie featuring warm chocolate brownie filling in a crust pod for 99 cents. "Our customers hav... More >>

  • Carl's Jr. New Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders Are The Hottest Things You'll Ever Wait Forever For

    published Oct 26, 2010

    ​Here's a fun 10 minutes for Fry Girl: Camped out in my car at the drive-thru window at Carl's Jr. waiting for my order of hand-breaded chicken tenders with cars piling up behind me (one honking it... More >>

  • Fry Girl Faces Freaky Fair Grub

    published Oct 25, 2010

    ​The Arizona State Fair was a lot less gritty than I had hoped for -- fairly clean with decent family folk havin' a good time. Heck, even the carnies looked like legitimate businessmen. Where's the ... More >>

  • Torn Apart

    published October 21, 2010

    “Hey, man, he’s saying goodbye to his family!” A stranger yells at an O’Hare International Airport agent who escorts Tony... More >>

  • The Madness

    published October 21, 2010

    What do you get when you cross vintage furnishings, a crazy-popular dramatic television series about ruthlessly competitive men and women of... More >>

  • Arby's New Limited-Time Menu Items: Steakhouse Onion Rings & Chocolate Turnover (Um, Do Not Eat Together)

    published Oct 19, 2010

    ​Howdy, Arby's! Recently, the Wendy's sibling best known for roast beef sandwiches and curly fries introduced two limited-time items to its menu: Steakhouse Onion Rings and a Chocolate Turnover. Bi... More >>

  • Fry Girl vs. The Apache Burger

    published Oct 15, 2010

    Through the winding streets of the San Carlos community I came upon a school bus unloading its innocent cargo. I asked an awaiting mother, "Can you tell me where to find the Apache Burger?" Her reac... More >>

  • XXL Chalupa from Taco Bell: 'Cause We All Need Edible Food Troughs

    published Oct 14, 2010

    ​Great job,Taco Bell! There's nothing like answering the call to fight obesity in America than introducing a new promotional item to your menu with reduced-fat sour cream. Never mind that it's also ... More >>

  • Deep Fried Fun

    published October 14, 2010

    While the rest of the country is sipping cider and watching the leaves change color, Arizona’s gearing up for 18 wild days of music,... More >>

  • Take Twenty

    published October 14, 2010

    Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Hooters girls, and free grub? Sounds like some party. Celebrating 20 years of progress in downtown Phoenix... More >>

  • Maui Dog Does Burgers, Fresh-Cut Fries, and a Little Something Called Volcanic Sauce

    published Oct 12, 2010

    ​Feast your eyes on these burger beauties. The one on the left is a Hana, the one on the right a Sweet and Spicy. Both are the burger brainchildren of Maui Dog owner John Stamatakis. Taking his ho... More >>

  • Dairy Queen's Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Needs To Get Crustier. What? Am I Wrong?

    published Oct 08, 2010

    ​It's October and, happily for Fry Girl, everything's comin' up pumpkin. Right on schedule, Dairy Queen has returned with its seasonal favorite frozen treat, the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard which DQ bills... More >>

  • Blast Off (Sorry) with Rocket Burger & Subs!

    published Oct 07, 2010

    ​Steve Nash (not that Steve Nash) and Dennis Green (no, not that guy either) may share their names with notable sports dudes, but the only athletes these friends and co-owners of Rocket Burger, the... More >>

  • Cash and Jerry

    published October 7, 2010

    Does Jerry Seinfeld really need to do another stand-up comedy tour? A Forbes magazine survey indicates the comedian is tipped to become... More >>

  • Fund-Blazer

    published October 7, 2010

    The fishing industry has tanked and lumber manufacturing has gone to shit. What are the good people of Northern California to do? Go... More >>

  • Culver's Pumpkin Treats: Like Heroin If Heroin Were Frozen and Kinda Orange

    published Oct 05, 2010

    Warning: these frozen fall treats from Culver's are dangerously addictive. If you're not into pumpkin stuff, feel free to jump down to the next post, but if you're like Fry Girl and anxiously await a... More >>

  • McDonald's 2010 Monopoly Game-Piece Promotion Starts Today: Hey, You Gonna Use Those Stamps?

    published Oct 05, 2010

    Somewhere between BK's Subservient Chicken and "Avoiding the Noid" at Dominos Pizza, comes the best and longest-lasting game the fast food world has to offer: McDonald's Monopoly. Starting today and... More >>

  • Smashburger Goes Chicken With New Menu Items

    Smashburger Goes Chicken With New Menu Items

    published Oct 04, 2010

    Does Smashburger know something we don't? Rather than introduce a new tasty burger to its lineup (shed tear here), the place that bills itself as "Every City's Favorite Burger Place" has gone chicken... More >>

  • Fest in the West

    published September 30, 2010

    Twenty-seven films from twenty countries in five days? Better order the XL popcorn. From Hollywood premieres to indie flicks to five... More >>

  • Fest in the West

    published September 30, 2010

    Twenty-seven films from twenty countries in five days? Better order the XL popcorn. From Hollywood premieres to indie flicks to five... More >>

  • Go Forward

    published September 30, 2010

    How social norms influence logo design, what’s new in CS5, and how to apply sustainability themes to creative endeavors may not be the... More >>

  • Tri-Winning Trivets and Why Your Oven Doesn't Work, in This Week's Guess That Gadget

    published Sep 29, 2010

    ​See if you can guess today's gadget and check back next week for the answer, and to see if you've won a most-awesome prize. No cheatin', playa haters! Here are a few shots at this week's trickster... More >>

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