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  • Subway's Two New Subs Trying Super Hard Not to Taste New

    published Sep 28, 2010

    ​Usually when a fast-food chain introduces a new item to its menu, there's something about it to set it apart from the rest: crazy-big, premium ingredients, Double Down disgusting-ness, you get the... More >>

  • The Fastest Fast Food?

    published Sep 28, 2010

    ​You know that stuff you wish for that if it came true it would make your head explode (miniature exotic animal pets!) Well, it's happened to Fry Girl -- almost. Conveyor-belt sushi, or kaiten-zu... More >>

  • Cheaters Never Win, in Guess That Gadget

    published Sep 22, 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. Need a refresher on what not to do? Go here. Here are a few shots at this ... More >>

  • Mariachi Mania

    published September 23, 2010

    While the epic footwear and “Ale-Ale-Jandro” swoons of Lady Gaga may be pop music’s item of the week, silver-studded charro... More >>

  • New Burger King Breakfast Items: Is BK Even Trying Anymore?

    published Sep 21, 2010

    ​Remember that kid who totally ruled at Guitar Hero and then, one day, when you're coming closer than you ever have to beating him, he stars screwing around and acting bored and you get super pisse... More >>

  • Wendy's VIP Event: A Serious Fry Girl FAIL

    published Sep 16, 2010

    ​"Are you a salesperson?" "No, I'm a writer for the New Times." "Oh, what do you write?" "I write a column about fast food called 'Fry Girl'" "I don't like fast food. It's not very healthy." (c... More >>

  • Taco Bell's New Chicken Flatbread Sandwich Helps to Forget Cantina Taco Nightmare

    published Sep 15, 2010

    ​For many of us, nightmares typically involve monsters, forgetting to wear clothes in class, and being forced to watch M. Night Shyamalan flicks. That was me, too, until recently. Now, my nightmares... More >>

  • Peachy Queen

    published September 16, 2010

    How was Peaches Christ while directing the twisted black comedy All About Evil? “A total bitch,” says Josh Grannell,... More >>

  • Peachy Queen

    published September 16, 2010

    How was Peaches Christ while directing the twisted black comedy All About Evil? “A total bitch,” says Josh Grannell,... More >>

  • Monster Problem

    published September 16, 2010

    How do you know you’ve been abducted by a monster? “Usually, you wake up in the desert sitting naked in a cardboard box,... More >>

  • Welcome Back, Quacks: A Very Special Episode of Guess That Gadget

    published Sep 14, 2010

    ​All right class, settle down, settle down. It's been brought to my attention from a student who wishes to make gadget class more than things going up your nose with a rubber hose (thank you Mr. Wi... More >>

  • The New "Sonic Good" is Two Loaded Burgers That Are Average, Not Packed With Sponges

    published Sep 13, 2010

    They could have been worse. The Western Chili Loaded Burger and Spicy Southwest Loaded Burger, two new limited-time offerings from Sonic aimed at keeping up with the competition's big beefs, could... More >>

  • El Pollo Correteado Kicks KFC Culo

    published Sep 09, 2010

    ​On your way to the Colonel's for a bucket of greasy cluck? Turn. That. Damn. Car. Around.Get to El Pollo Correteado. Why? 'Cause their mesquite grilled chicken (the only item you can order, save ... More >>

  • Heavenly Helpin's at Starlight Cuisine

    published Sep 08, 2010

    Classic Caribbean fare with a little help from above? It's got to be Starlight Cuisine. "People will just order the gravy," owner Janet Brown tells me of the spice-filled sauce she uses in her oxtai... More >>

  • With Reservation

    published September 9, 2010

    Imagine being invited to a different land to photograph the traditions and customs of an unfamiliar people. What would your images say about... More >>

  • The Walkmen

    published September 9, 2010

    Raising money for a worthy cause can mean anything from running a marathon to miles of bike riding to racing your pet ferret. But for those of... More >>

  • With Reservation

    published September 9, 2010

    Imagine being invited to a different land to photograph the traditions and customs of an unfamiliar people. What would your images say about... More >>

  • New Pastrami Grilled Sandwich at Jack in the Box: A Peppered-Meat Pleaser
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    New Pastrami Grilled Sandwich at Jack in the Box: A Peppered-Meat Pleaser

    published Sep 03, 2010

    ​This week, Jack in the Box released a new sandwich to join a stable of grilled grinders that includes the Deli Trio, Turkey, Bacon & Cheddar, and breakfast sandwiches. The Pastrami Grilled Sa... More >>

  • Cold Comfort: Fast Food's Frozen Four

    published Sep 01, 2010

    ​Say what you will, J. Crew catalog, I ain't in the mood for stretchy tights and a merino wool cardigan just yet. Summer's still hangin' around and Fry Girl needs to chill. Good thing the fast-food ... More >>

  • Brew and Bar Between

    published September 2, 2010

    What’s an “Arizona Bud”? Hardly your home-state BFF, it’s what beer-drinkin’ folk in 1940s Arizona started calling... More >>

  • Ralphie May-Day

    published August 26, 2010

    “Unlike a lot of white folks in the South who won’t admit it, I got some black blood in me,” says comedian Ralphie May. “I... More >>

  • Don't Cut In on Karl's Hibernation Pod, in This Week's Guess That Gadget

    published Aug 24, 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. Here are a few shots at this week's trickster, add yours to the comment ... More >>

  • Burger King's New York Pizza Burger: Set Fast-Food Freak Show Weapon to "Stun"

    published Aug 23, 2010

    ​Holy burger bomb! How's a Fry Girl supposed to catch up with the latest Jersey Shore dirt (news flash: Ronnie called Sammi a bitch -- for serious!) when the worldwide interwebs is all bogged down ... More >>

  • The Space Burger: A Cosmic Experience on the Road to San Diego

    published Aug 18, 2010

    ​You've seen this, right? If you've driven to San Diego, you have. Right off the main drag through Gila Bend, the Best Western Space Age Lodge and Restaurant was opened in 1965 by Al Stovall, a fr... More >>

  • Down and Maybe Out

    published August 19, 2010

    Between Diana Taurasi’s flying elbows, DeWanna Bonner’s concussed head, and the Phoenix Mercury’s post-season future up in the... More >>

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