Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Speaking of Giant Companies You Don't Want to Piss Off

Obviously my post below about where McDonald's gets the meat for its hamburgers was all in good fun.

McDonald's, did I tell you today how much I love you?

But wow, suing Taco Bell for false advertising that its beef tacos aren't all beef? Hey way to piss off a giant corporation that can afford very aggressive lawyers to make your life miserable. And who's paying the bills to the plaintiffs' attorneys?

And Taco Bell is now going to hit back with counterclaims or another lawsuit? Yikes.

Monday, January 24, 2011

So We Hear...

At Boston Market today with Hot Secretary. While the server was getting my food, some ugly, pushy lady comes in and wants to know where her order is. She called in a chicken meal, and she asks the server, "Did you take the bones out of the chicken?"

Really? So you're pushy and rude, but are you such a retard that you can't eat around the bones in a chicken?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Where McDonald's Gets Its Hamburger Meat

Checklist for an animal McDonald's uses for its hamburgers:

1. Is the animal deformed?

2. Has it been ridden by a monkey?

Check and check.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Review: Dario's

Dario's in Rockville Centre (no website that I can find) often ranks as the highest rated Italian restaurant in the Long Island Zagat's, or near the top. They even have a little display inside, on the bar, with a 27 food rating.

I don't normally care about decor, but the decor is weird. Bland off-white walls, yellowish lighting, some paintings. It looks like the cafeteria at an upscale nursing home. Though I suppose the oldies would need more light. (I can say things like that until I'm an oldy. If I live that long.)

The menu is boring. I was shocked at how boring. Not much different than a typical Long Island pizzeria menu:  chick parm or veal parm; chicken marsala or veal marsala, etc. Snooze.

I was with a group and was able to try a number of things:  stuffed clams, fried calamari, caprese salad, veal francese, gnocchi in a bolognese, and penne with a veal ragout (a special that day). Considering the place's reputation, I was expecting a great meal. It wasn't great. The food is very average.

One of the people in the group was a friend who's a smart guy and whose food opinion I respect most of the time--unless he starts talking about Indian food, which I hate. He thought the place was awful and wouldn't shut up about how awful it was. So I did like it more than he did.

The prices weren't too crazy, surprisingly. The appetizers probably averaged $8 to $12, the entrees around $20.

Giving Dario's a 27 for food is the problem with the Zagat's system, and it's the reason I don't care what Zagat's has to say about any restaurant. It's a bunch of clueless idiots voting online who don't know what they're talking about. I don't blame Dario's. They put out average food that people who vote in Zagat's think is great. They have zero incentive to make the food better.

2 out of 5 stars

13 North Village Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Happy New Year!

Pamela Anderson says "Happy New Year!" You haven't partied unless you look like this afterwards.

On Christmas day watched the Man v. Food marathon on the Travel Channel. Quick note about the St. Louis episode.  It has the "120 Ounce Malt Milkshake Challenge." Basically a gallon.

Those tricky devils at the Crown Candy Kitchen. Here's something they didn't tell you on the show. The challenge is impossible for probably 95% of people or more.

The challenge is to drink a gallon of malt milk shakes in 30 minutes. But the average stomach holds about 1/2 a gallon. Plus, fat takes a long time to move out of the stomach. You are going to drink that milk shake, and it is going to sit in your stomach for a couple hours. Don't make any plans.

This is done at frat parties and is known as the "Gallon Challenge"--drinking a gallon of milk in one hour, not 30 minutes. If guys in college can't drink a gallon of milk in 60 minutes, who's going to drink a gallon of fatty milk shake in 30?

Spoiler Alert: Chunky doesn't make it. He probably gets around 100 ounces down, then pukes his guts out. That's still pretty good. But you need to have a stomach that can hold about a gallon to win.