"Oh, you live in Minnesota? You must know Prince." This post is for anyone who has fielded an asinine inquiry like that one at some point. Minneapolis resident Charlie Pauken had heard enough ludicrous questions about his relationship with the Purple One from friends back in his old home of Bowling ... More >>
Oprah hypes a KFC coupon. Lawsuit results. Two years ago, after Oprah promoted a KFC coupon for a grilled chicken meal, a perfect storm of the endorser's popularity and the national hunger for fast food turned the promotion into a PR disaster.
Photos by Erik HessLil WayneAugust 10, 2011Xcel Center, St. PaulLil Wayne is in a hurry to make up for lost time. Coming off a career-interrupting prison stint, the self-proclaimed best rapper alive picked up where he left off, resuming the rigorous road schedule that made him one of the top gros ... More >>
Talk about putting your business in the street - or out on the Internet, as it were. Basically, for between $3.99 and $4.99 per month, you get to watch a carefully edited version of Kanye West's Life. As Pitchfork reported yesterday, this quasi-Orwellian cash-in includes concerts, rehearsals, det ... More >>
Stylish singer-songwriter blushes when compared to Prince
Hammer loves Taco BellThis week's cover story, Wing to Power, delved into the popularity and history of the Buffalo wing. Over the years, fast-food chains like McDonald's and KFC have experimented with their own versions of Buffalo's most famous culinary export. We noticed that along the wa ... More >>
Sara RiceNot KFC, "LFC": Latin Fried ChickenPut a check mark on the list of restaurants that have no presence in Minnesota next to Pollo Compero--the international fast-food chain that recently opened its first location here in our snowy state.
KFC ChinaColonel Sanders teams up with Obama in ChinaThe launch of the new Fish Filet Soft Roll at KFC in China gained a worldly spokesperson: Barack Obama. OK, so it's an Obama impersonator who promotes the "change" from fried chicken to fried fish. In one commercial, the fake president ho ... More >>
"The Colonel better watch his back."The acronym WTF was invented for news like this: Earlier this week, former Public Enemy rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav opened his first fried chicken restaurant in, of all the places on the planet, Clinton, Iowa. Clinton is a town of less than 30,0 ... More >>
Cancer's causes lost in the fundraising
Jason ZabelThe McRib is even less delicious than it looks. Notice the gray meat. It tastes like gray meat.Yep, McDonald's McRib is terrible alright. I'm not writing this as a snob or an elitist or as someone who claims to never touch fast food or processed food or anything that hasn't come ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comSmoke 'em if you got 'em--but only after you finish your food.You've heard of pairing food with wine, beer, cheese, and chocolate, but how about tobacco? Tria in North Oaks, one of the nicest eateries in the northern 'burbs, is following the lead of its sister restaurant, The ... More >>
Kentucky Fried...what now?We've all heard them. Those urban legends that snake their way across the world, lodging in your horrified imagination via your co-worker whose sister knows a guy who swears that this happened to his girlfriend's cousin last week. And now, suddenly, true ... More >>
Burger JonesYou're getting fat just looking at it You may have heard that the Friendly's restaurant chain recently joined the outrageous-food bandwagon (popularized by KFC's Double Downs and one-upped by Krispy Kreme's Donut Burger) by creating the new
One is Japanese and the other favors a "total meal concept"
Is this good news? KFC's excessively ridiculous Double Down "sandwich" --a mess of melted cheese and bacon wedged between two chunks of fried chicken--was originally a publicity stunt meant to be discontinued this Sunday. But KFC has given the bypass-inducer a reprieve and decided to make it ... More >>
howieluvzus/flickr This week at Hot Dish we laughed, we cried, we ate, we drank, we loved. All sorts of amazing things went down and here are the highlights:
Do you dream of the day you can wrap your mouth around cheese and bacon that has been wedged between two hunks of fried chicken and passed off as a sandwich? Well, your day has come, my friend. KFC is unleashing the Double Down, a "sandwich" made solely of fried chicken, melted cheese and bac ... More >>
What would you do with $500 worth of free chicken? Some Kentucky thieves may be about to find out.
Plumb the depths of the minds of online readers, via the stories that made 'em click:
To the potential delight of local dog owners, KFC pays two cities to advertise on their fire hydrants.
Do fast food restaurants care more about your kids than the government?
Fried onion blossoms...molecular gastronomy...what would you add?
KFC's giving away chicken today. Maybe. Might be. Just call.
We hope KFC's new "chicken as bread" sandwich is not coming to a store near you.
Fast food doesn't typically inspire creativity that we know of, but check out these fancified reincarnations of Baconators and Slyders and other fast food staples.
Not to be outdone by Popeye's, KFC gets into the free food feeding frenzy!
Anodyne cook Cody Weigel's life is nuts right now, but that doesn't mean he's lost his sense of humor.
A classic culinary case of East meets West
The Jury and Killer Joe show murder through different lenses
Diners hungry for a place to linger over their meals have a home in Kingfield
Soderbergh's atypically marketed small-town noir
With nothing in common but uncommonly good food, two far-flung wonders are revealed
The problems that plague Minneapolis
Bubble Boy's comedy is not infectious
What's Cooking? provides a recipe for the other L.A.
Not trying to cause a big sensation--just stoked on Mountain Dew and Parliaments
Though weighted down with everything from CD players and wine glasses to Mexican-flag fringing, lowrider bikes are a fast way to get noticed
A Clean Sweep?: The women of Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man's Blues attend to some metaphoric clutter.