August 10, 2010

Pop Tart Cafe Opens in Times Square

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Are you obsessed with the flaky, frosted breakfast pastries we’ve come to know as Pop-Tarts?  If you are, it’s you’re lucky day!  A brand new cafe called Pop-Tart World opened in Times Square today! There, you can feast on all things pop tart and even create your own personalized Pop-Tart. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24, 2010

Labels, Labels, Everywhere: Exposing Restaurant Nutrition Facts

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Exposing nutritional data at restaurants has been a highly contested topic for many years, especially in New York City.  In 2008, New York led the country in the fight against serving food to customers without access to nutritional information.  The city eventually passed a regulation requiring chain restaurants with at least 15 national locations  to display calorie information for standard food items on menus or in close proximity to the menus. Read the rest of this entry »

June 19, 2007

No. No, it cannot be.


I quote the Book of Revelations:

And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold: a pizza vending machine.

Yes, that’s right. Some mad Italian scientist saw fit to make a vending machine that sucks in dollars and spits out piping hot, 9″ pizza pies. If you look at the gallery on the site you’ll see two critical facts:

1) The pizzas are cooked by an open heating element, meaning they aren’t just microwaved.

2) The pizzas actually look somewhat appetizing.

They spent 5 million bucks in R&D creating this thing! It spits out a fully cooked pie in about two minutes, with three varieties per machine and a crispness setting controlled by the machine’s operator. Now I can finally get that crisp rising-crust flavor at the Des Moines Greyhound station!

Okay, okay, this is actually really cool, but I have a good reason to panic. When convenience reaches this level, it won’t be long before we’re living in a grim world where robots do all the work and slowly learn to rebel. When that day comes, all we can do is hope Will Smith is still around to save us*.

*Initial title of this post: “AW, HELL NAW”

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