Author Archives: Clint Rainey

Ikea’s Smart, New Recipes Double As the Pouch You Cook In

Source: Grub Street NY

Everybody’s favorite Nordic home-furnishings emporium has come up with a brilliant and very Ikea-y way to lure skittish cooks into their kitchens. The company’s Canadian arm has debuted a booklet of recipes printed sort of paint-by-numbers-style on parchment paper — the recipes themselves are laid out as visual …

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French Fries Linked to Higher Risk of Death, Still Being Goddamn Delicious

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People have known since forever that French fries aren’t good for you, but a new study has linked eating them with a particularly un-fun consequence: an increased risk of death. Writing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the authors say they studied potato consumption in …

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A New Mexican Beer Depicts Trump As a Sad Mariachi

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Amigous Cerveza is a mango IPA created by Mexico City’s Casa Cervecera Cru Cru. That alone sounds potentially great, but the real highlight is the label, which imagines what President Trump would look like if he were a grumpy, gunslinging mariachi. The brew was created in partnership with …

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Whole Foods CEO Is Ready to Fight Those ‘Greedy Bastard’ Activist Investors

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Whole Foods’ besieged CEO John Mackey understands that the company needs “to get better,” but he’ll be damned if he plans to go down without a war — of angry words, if nothing else. At least that’s the gist from this long profile on …

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McDonald’s Forced to Give French People Forks and Knives With Burgers

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In an effort to fit in better in France, McDonald’s has started passing out forks and knives that customers can use to eat its hamburgers. Le Figaro reports that from now on, the chain will provide recyclable plastic utensils at its 1,400 French locations, a first for the …

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KFC Is Sending a Chicken Sandwich Into Space

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KFC’s marketing team must’ve found a pile of money to burn, because the latest ad campaign by the chain involves launching a chicken sandwich into orbit. The mission is scheduled to begin June 21, when the chain’s new spicy Zinger will be strapped into a fancy space balloon …

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The ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ Has Switched to Tequila

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A year after Dos Equis retired his title by sending him on a one-way trip to Mars, ex–Most Interesting Man in the World Jonathan Goldsmith has found a new product to make incredibly engrossing — Astral Tequila. His first ad for the company came out

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Cheesecake Factory Blames Bad Weather for Poor Customer Turnout

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Suburban-mall centerpiece Cheesecake Factory isn’t selling as many 3,000-calorie gut bombs as it used to, and executives are trying to figure out why. They’ve decided it’s because the weather hasn’t been great this spring. Reflecting a slump seen all around the industry, the chain …

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Chipotle Warned Investors for Years That It Was Vulnerable to Security Hacks

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Lawsuits have started piling up in response to Chipotle’s recent data breach, and lawyers in one particular case have made an interesting discovery by digging through the burrito chain’s annual financial filings. In the suit they filed for their client, an Arizona …

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Yes, the World Now Has a ‘Milk Sommelier’

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Meet Bas de Groot, a man who should duke it out with certified water sommelier Martin Riese for the world’s easiest-to-make-fun-of food job. De Groot’s very niche area of expertise is milk — the planet’s one and only milk sommelier, as far as he’s aware. Cows’ milk is …

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Smirnoff Schools Trump on How to Handle ‘Ties to Russia’

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In a new ad campaign, Smirnoff has decided to come clean about its long-standing ties to Russia:

It’s putting up posters that show a bottle of vodka, a Moscow mule, and a line of text that reads, “Made in America. But we’d be happy to talk about our ties to …

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Woman Claims She Bought an Avocado With a Bullet Inside It

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Depleting folks’ savings accounts was one thing, but it’s time somebody tells these millennial-hating avocados to chill: A shopper at Sprouts — the organic grocery chain analysts have called a Whole Foods killer — claims she bought an avocado at one of its stores, and there …

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Woman Claims She Bought an Avocado With a Bullet Inside It

Source: Grub Street NY

Depleting folks’ savings accounts was one thing, but it’s time somebody tells these millennial-hating avocados to chill: A shopper at Sprouts — the organic grocery chain analysts have called a Whole Foods killer — claims she bought an avocado at one of its stores, and there …

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MillerCoors Executive Warns Trump’s Jobs Plan Will Raise the Price of Beer

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President Trump’s Rust Belt supporters might have to trade his promise to bring metalworkers’ jobs back for an upcharge on their Miller Lites. As part of his jobs plan, Trump signed an executive memorandum in April that could result in taxes on aluminum imports. …

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Canada’s ‘Pirate’ Trader Joe’s Has Agreed to Throw in the Towel

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Pour one out for Vancouver’s supplies of Speculoos Cookie Butter. The five-plus-year reign of Pirate Joe’s, Canada’s rogue Trader Joe’s, has come to a sad, permanent end. Mike Hallatt started his unsanctioned resell shop in 2012, after moving to Vancouver from California. He couldn’t …

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Famed Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Finally Honored With His Own Beer

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Neil deGrasse Tyson can’t complain about his week. The beloved astrophysicist became the first American to win the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication on Tuesday, and now comes the even more prestigious distinction of getting his very own beer! Asheville Brewing Company, a microbrewery in …

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This Failed Dunkin’ Donuts Robbery Is Very Boston

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Quick PSA for anyone considering a doughnut-shop robbery: If you’re dead-set on this life decision, don’t do it in Boston at a Dunkin’ Donuts where there’s an on-duty police officer inside ordering coffee.

Boston PD couldn’t help but joke about the incident, which sounds like Casey Affleck’s

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Comey’s Hearing Is Giving Day-Drinkers the Perfect Excuse to Start Early at Bars

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Armed with their best political-pun drinking games, Americans have descended upon the nation’s bars today, aware that it’d be a serious error to watch James Comey’s testimony unfold completely sober. Understanding the high stakes, many bars have extended really stellar day-drinking specials. One of the most celebrated

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The Trump Administration Just Handed McDonald’s a Big Labor Win

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Outside of a $15 minimum wage, the fast-food industry’s big mortal fear when it comes to labor law is over classifying companies with franchise business models as “joint employers” along with their franchisees. Their fear increased substantially in 2016, following news that President Obama’s Labor …

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Would You Endure This Bar’s Terrifying Version of the Knife Game for a Free Shot?

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How much is a finger worth to you? If your answer is, “One shot of alcohol, preferably of the Mekhong whiskey variety,” then start planning a trip to Thailand. You’ll basically be drinking for free the whole time if you can find Mong Bar, where shots

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