A Banana Just Sold For $120,000 (No, Really)

If you thought the organic avocados at Whole Foods were pricey, hold on to your hair net. A banana (yes, a literal banana) which had been duct-taped to a wall (yes, a literal wall) just sold for $120...

Honey Bears on Williams-Sonoma line

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Gah! Is any other city as tired of these honey bear images as San Francisco? Now the creator has cut a deal with Williams-Sonoma. Here's some of the local reaction to the ubiquitous bears . . . ...

Playlist: Stay Away from the Fridge (Or not)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A Spotify playlist of food-centric songs, a gift from a friend and meant for sharing.

The Volokh Conspiracy: To Serve Ceviche

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch engaged in a hypothetical argument using ceviche as an example. Best line came from Sotomayor: "Again, no. Under the reading recommended by the serie...

Cab Calloway - Everybody Eats When They Come To My House

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

After hearing this tonight on my drive home, I thought I'd share this classic, "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House" by Cab Calloway. Swing! The lyrics: Have a banana, Hannah Try t...

What's NOT for dinner?

by mordylishus 5 months ago

Try these for fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLxu3Cb3fMA. Holderness Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K557zrvaywc&t=4s. Eddie Cantor


Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Apr 26, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT Online via Zoom "Eat Some­thing is part com­e­dy, part nos­tal­gic jour­ney part cook­book — the zany Jew­ish book we haven’t seen before. Tak­ing a scrap­book app...

What US food critics could learn from the UK (and vice versa, I guess …)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . But we do that job very differently. 'US critics write as if they are the inheritors of the mantle of Tom Wolfe or Hemingway,' says Giles Coren, who reviews for the Times in the UK. 'They g...

SNL Heimlich Poster Skit

by syrup09 2 years ago

The penultimate skit of last nights SNL was strange and kind of funny. A couple (Scarlet Johanssen / Bowen Yang) nervously walk into a restaurant. When they get to the bar we then find out they a...

First do no harm

by Hawashingtonian 2 years ago

Just saw this last night. One of the most painful things I've read. Here's a preview: "My landlord needed to fix the sink handle or something and asked if I had a knife, then proceeded to grab m...

Ali Wong's Guide to Asian Restaurants

by tre2012 2 years ago

A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali Wong Excerpted to The Vulture, October 2019 The following is an excerpt from Ali Wong’s new book, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for...

Bok Bok (SNL)

by syrup09 2 years ago

A couple of days ago SNL had a commercial parody of a fast food chicken restaurant called Bok Bok. As it turns out it mascot looks like Momo, a disturbing internet meme. It was kind of funny in a...

Doctors Recommend Donuts as Safe Alternative to Romaine Lettuce

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . Instead doctors suggest substituting donuts for romaine. Safe varieties include jelly-filled, custard, glazed, cake, chocolate long john, powdered, Boston creme, sprinkled, and maple bacon....

Make America Eat Again, Oct 13, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Make America Eat Again, The Art of the Meal Oct 13 Near Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Only 16 tickets remaining at this moment My friend and extraordinary chef, Andrea Rappaport, is hosti...

It's time to reconsider low-dairy diets, new study suggests

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . The researchers found the consumption of any kind of dairy to be associated with a 2 percent lower risk of death from any cause, while the consumption of a dairy diet of mostly cheese was a...

Jokes Only Chowhounds Get...

by DuffyH 4 years ago

Showed this to my dude today and he was like, "What's a Mallard reaction?"