Hold onto your stomach because you're likely to get more than a little upset about the sources of some common food additives. We'll start with red food coloring, much of which derives its hue from the female Dactylopius coccus, an insect that's been used as a source of red dye since the time of th ... More >>
The Guilty Pleasure: Mighty Wings Where to Find It: McDonald's; limited availability now, soon available everywhere Price: About a buck per piece. What it Really Costs: For most of metro Phoenix, time. For a few weeks (possibly months) now, I've heard that McDonald's has a new product on the way: M ... More >>
The most opinionated person on the planet is not Simon Cowell, Sheriff Joe, the editor of this blog, or any number of insane Arizona politicians. It's someone you and I see every day, who interacts with our children and is often our friend on Facebook. It's the parent of school-aged children. ... More >>
- The chimichanga as our official state food? Macayo's says yes. I say no. - Chow Bella - The James Beard Foundation announces its semifinalists for the 2012 JBF Restaurant and Chefs Awards. Let's hear it for Valley love! - Chow Bella - Think coffee-cup rings are boring? Artist Hong Yi begs ... More >>
Think your rice cooker is only good for making rice and steaming vegetables? You're McWrong. Looks like the "researchers" at Japanese news blog RocketNews24 have come up with something far more interesting -- specifically, a McDonald's meal (Big Mac, fries, and Chicken McNuggets) cooked on a bed o ... More >>
Chipotle is the new black...er, ingredient in the barbecue sauce for McDonald's latest versions of their Angus Third Pounders and Snack Wraps. Hey, remember when McDonald's owned Chipotle? Good times. The Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon & Cheese Burger is a third-pound Angus beef patty, topped wit ... More >>
Yesterday, while we Americans were wolfing down our Big Mac's, Chicken McNuggets, Happy Meals, and the like, in Finland, a group calling itself the "Food Liberation Army" kidnapped a Ronald McDonald statue from a local Mickey Dee's. Until their questions regarding quality assurance and production of ... More >>
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 ending November 1, Mickey Dees Monopolites can eat, peel, and (possibly, maybe, sometimes, ... More >>
One book. One brain. One big marketing scheme?
Vegging out at the Valley's hippest hoe shebang!
Spanging, squatting and looking for Hot Dog Jesus with Tempe's street kids
Some items from the Kid Zone Katalogue