Daily Hash

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Daily Hash 2/5/13: Jello Pudding Drop, Free pancakes, and more

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Who's the big winner now? San Francisco didn't go home with a trophy, but on Tuesday, Jello's giving out free pudding "to mask the bitter flavor of defeat." Oh, and check out Atlanta's own Super Bowl star here.

Today is National Pancake Day. IHOP's giving away free pancakes all day tomorrow to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in celebration of the organization's 30th anniversary. Head over to get your free short-stack and help a great organization out while you're there.

According to #TasteofAtlanta's tweet yesterday, 4th & Swift welcomes Julie Williams as the new General Manager. She leaves Bacchanalia to take the place of Seth Roskind, who has left Atlanta for a position in Washington, D.C.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Daily Hash 2/1/13: Chicken apocalypse, Horsemeat-tainted burgers, and more

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM

How the Super Bowl has triggered a "chicken apocalypse."

What happens when your employee hits a guest over the head with a metal pitcher? You get sued. Wolfgang Puck is the lucky chef this week after his employee allegedly gave a patron a concussion.

Burger King admits that its burgers were tainted with horsemeat. But if you've only indulged in the chain here in America, have no fear. Only the chains in Ireland and and Great Britain have been affected.

Where do you like to get wasted at brunch? Here's Eater's list of restaurants offering bottomless mimosas.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Daily Hash 1/30/13: Hugh Acheson's favorite Atlanta restaurants, Vortex gets internet famous, and more

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Hugh Acheson lists his favorite Atlanta eateries over at Food & Wine: Gu's Bistro, One Eared Stag, Antico, and more.

Early eaters lose more weight than late lunchers, study says.

Vortex matches, with their "Instant Therapy" inscription, got internet famous last week.

In hot pursuit of a social media life, online restaurant reservation giant OpenTable acquires Foodspotting for $10 million.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Daily Hash: 1/28/13

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM

In China, robots are running restaurants. And a San Francisco fast food chain plans to launch its very own robot chef.

Your food porn days may be numbered. The New York Times reported last week that some NYC restaurants have already banned patrons from taking photos of their food. Yea or nay?

Is your city one of the country's most restaurant-crazy cities? Anchorage and Juneau both ousted Atlanta to make the list. Guess those Alaskans really like to dine.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Daily Hash: 1/25/13

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM

According to a recent study, obesity in America is affecting road safety.

Subway responded today to the allegation by two New Jersey men that their Subway sandwich was not the advertised 12 inches, vowing to keep its commitment to ensuring all footlongs are indeed a foot long.

Between 2007 and 2011, the number of emergency room visits linked to consumption of energy drinks doubled, according to a press release by Drug Abuse Warning Network. Yet Monster calls these allegations a fallacy, citing a lack in information on coffee consumption and other potential factors. After the very public reports on increases in deaths related to energy drink consumption, Monster is taking a critical stance.

Check out this list of original restaurant signs.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Daily Hash: 1/23/13

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Remember that one time Bryan Adams didn't stop by Monday Night Brewing last Sunday?

Good news for people who love to cook their own food on a pirate ship: Dante's Down the Hatch might not close in late March as first announced.

Sometimes food trucks fail and they end up in eBay's graveyard of fallen food trucks for sale.

Pay $100, prove you are a writer of online reviews, and you're on your way to getting your own ReviewerCard.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Daily Hash 1/22/13: Subway's "scamwich," Obama's Inauguration cake, and more

Posted By on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Apparently, Subway's footlong subs are not always a foot long.

Celebrity baker Duff Goldman of Food Network's show "Ace of Cakes" bakes a 40-50 lb. and 3-4 ft. cake to serve at the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball, with a variety of flavors, including one especially for Obama and his Hawaiian roots - pineapple coconut. Kowabunga.

At the other end of the spectrum, tiny desserts with teeny spoon accompaniments are trending.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Daily Hash 1/21/13: Hooters undergoes a "breastlift", Whole Foods founder and fascism, and more

Posted By on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM

It's been three weeks since you made that New Year's resolution to hit the gym. Here's a funny video depicting if guys and girls switched roles at the gym.

Southern Living posted its list for the 2013 Best Bars in the South. Atlanta favorites that made the list include Leon's Full Service, H. Harper Station, and the place that seems to escape no list, Holeman & Finch.

Hooters is undergoing a "breastlift" as the Huffington Post so eloquently dubbed the restaurant chain's national revamping campaign. Apparently the lonely male middle-aged patrons are getting their "breastfix" elsewhere, so new CEO Terry Marks is attempting to lure them back not with new girls, but with new booths.

Whole Foods founder John Mackey called the health care law an act of fascism yesterday in an NPR interview. He later reneged on his statement, telling CBS This Morning that the comment "was a bad choice of words on my part." Yet he did not rescind his opinion that the law invokes a new kind of government. Instead of fascism, he said, "we need a new word for it. I don't know what they right word is."

On your next trip to Chipotle, you may find yourself paying a pretty penny for that burrito. According to the Wall Street Journal, the fast food chain is under pressure from losses in fourth quarter profits and rising food prices. To combat these problems, the company may be forced to increase prices.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Daily Hash: 1/17/13: Honey Boo Boo does Thanksgiving after New Years,

Posted By on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Honey Boo Boo and her fam cook up a tastelessful turkey feast for Thanksgiving, and we learn that "your hands are your best utensils."

With Valentine's Day around the corner, make sure your date passes your foodie test, as foodie dating garners a new market for online dating services.

Sorry comrades, no booze for you. Chinese military personnel have been banned from indulging in alcohol during celebrations and on lavish spending, to the detriment of certain drink companies.

It seems we're always trying to blame others on our cravings for the noxious American fast food establishment. According to the Huffington Post, here's "10 Junk Food Slogans to Blame Your Addiction On."


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Daily Hash 1/16/2013: Meat, Girl Scout cookie time, and more

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Need some wild game in your life? Check out "The Hunt," a teaser for the current menu at chef Grant Achatz's Next Restaurant in Chicago.

Speaking of meat: Horse-tainted burgers were found in Britain, What if? explores the physics of cooking a steak by dropping it from a high altitude, and San Francisco butchers discuss their love of meat.

It's Girl Scout Cookie time. Here are 10 reasons why you should buy some. via Gigabiting.

A recent study finds that junk food consumption increases the risk of asthma in children. via Huffpo


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