New York's Most Over-the-Top Fatty Foods; America's Craving for Bigger Flavors
The Double Down sandwich from KFC isn't the most gluttonous thing you can eat in New York City. Other over-the-top calorie fests include Ditch Plains' Ditch Dogs (a pair of hot dogs on potato buns topped with mac 'n' cheese) and Mile End's Smoked Meat Poutine.
Americans want spicier, mintier, fruitier, and more intense flavors in their foods -- and restaurants and snack-food companies are obliging.
[Wall Street Journal]
The forthcoming Lincoln Center restaurant can't move ahead with signage, menus, cocktail napkins, business cards, and other branded materials until a name is chosen.
Laws requiring restaurant chains to list calorie counts have not stopped them from offering fatty meal options, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
A waitress at a Hooters restaurant in Michigan is suing the chain for discrimination after management put her on "weight probation" until she could fit into her uniform.
[Nation's Restaurant News]
Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants.
Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bombing suspect, has requested halal meals in prison, which in federal detention means he will be eating kosher.
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