If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, McDonald's must be feeling pretty proud. Is the latest breakfast sandwich on the block a true guilty pleasure, or is it none of the pleasure and all of the guilt?
The Guilty Pleasure: Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Where to Get It:Jack in the Box, scores o ... More >>
Calling itself "a delizioso escape from boring fast food," a new fast-casual Italian restaurant is gearing up to open at 15425 North Scottsdale Road (in Zocalla Plaza, just north of Scottsdale Quarter and across from Kierland) in North Scottsdale.
The Republic reports that Pellini Italian Eatery ( ... More >>
Someone's been sleeping on the job.
Recently, Nation's Restaurant News ranked the top five fastest-growing chains in the United States, and one of them does not have a presence in the Valley. Whaaat? As the state which refuses to allow itself an official food and the birthplace of the first McDona ... More >>
When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions. share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
A quick vegan convenience meal that can be found in most markets is Kashi's Black Bean Mango frozen entrée. The box boasts that it's all natural and packed with 37g of whole grains, 8g of protein, and 7g of fiber.
Your coronary-inducing creation awaits, er, maybe.What the hell is going on with the Heart Attack Grill?
Last Wednesday, The Associated Press reported that the fast food restaurant in Chandler, famous for scantily clad "nurses" serving up such sky-high caloric fare as Bypass Burgers and frie ... More >>
Yesterday the Arizona Senate voted to keep Happy Meal toys and other cute giveaways fast food restaurants tuck amongst the fries, azcentral reports. The bill now awaits Governor Brewer's signature -- and when she signs, which you know she will, Arizona ... More >>
Have a McCrappy plastic toy too.
The Arizona Legislature's had a busy couple of weeks -- Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill banning imaginary abortions and the state Senate's trying to make sure Arizonans can't vote a Kenyan into the White House -- and on Wednesday, the Legi ... More >>
By Alan Cleaver via Flickr.The New Year is right around the corner, which means an inevitable spike in gym memberships and attendance at Weight Watchers meetings. We could remind you that 88-92% of Americans fail to keep these self-promises, but we know you'll probably make ... More >>
Looking for a place to eat on your way to (or from) Sky Harbor that won't break the bank, that'll won't throw off your schedule, and that isn't a fast-food joint?Join the crowd. I've gotten more requests for suggestions on this front than just about any other restaurant-related question, and I'm hap ... More >>
Ever since Supersize Me came out, I've been loathe to dine at fast food restaurants. But with so many locals extolling the meaty virtues of the new pseudo-gourmet hamburger chains that have been popping up around the Valley, it was impossible to resist pitting two of these gut-bu ... More >>
Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week:
Women Call Bullshit on Dodge's "Man's Last Stand" Commercial, and Falling in Lo ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraThe "All American Smashburger" with "Haystack Onions."
The first thing you should know about Smashburger, the new burger joint that opened today on College Ave. in Tempe near the ASU Fulton Center, is that there are several items you won't find on the menu. No, I'm not talkin ... More >>
We gotta hand it to restaurant inspectors for the first "theme report" we've seen since starting Gross Out.
A recent inspection, which earned Saddle Ranch Chop House in Glendale a "No Award" from Maricopa County, is all about hands. And fingers.
From the report:
I won't even pretend to understand exactly what artist Karolina Sussland is doing in "Goodness...in Progress," a one-day-only showing of Sussland's latest artistic foray mounted on Saturday at Figarelli Galleries Back Room in Scottsdale's Cattletrack artists' compound. In fact, I am so mathematica ... More >>