Posts filed under ‘Food’

No, I’m Not Eating Kale Tonight

I’ve been good, now I’m being bad:  Bermuda onions, tater tots, a sliced fried hot dog, grated cheddar and Ranch dressing.

Hot dogs

May 21, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Brave Chipotle Says No to Guns

Chipotle via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)

I’m waiting for the wingnut freak out about this.

Maybe it’s just me but I’d rather not sit next to a guy with a Lugar under his belt:

Chipotle: Don’t Bring Guns in Our Stores

Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.

The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.

But in a statement Monday, the company said that “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”

More…

Gee.  Ya think?

People who don’t want to be around guns have rights too.

Thanks Chipotle.

 

 

 

May 19, 2014 at 6:35 PM 1 comment

The Other NRA: The National Restaurant Association

Good ad by ROCUnited, an organization whose mission is to:  Improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers.

Our mission: To improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers. – See more at: http://rocunited.org/#sthash.kZ7N4OkR.dpuf
Our mission: To improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers. – See more at: http://rocunited.org/#sthash.kZ7N4OkR.dpuf

May 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM Leave a comment

School Lunches From Around the World

Here’s an interesting pictorial about what kids are fed for lunch at schools around the world  This is the photo used to illustrate lunch in France and man-oh-man, look at all that food.

School lunches via A school lunch is laid out on a tray at the Anne Franck school in Lambersart, northern France. (AP Photo:Michel Spingler)

A school lunch is laid out on a tray at the Anne Franck school in Lambersart, northern France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Anyway, if you’re interested, check out the other photos and descriptions here.

London looks scrumptious.

 

 

May 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM Leave a comment

Whole Foods’ CEO: We Just Aren’t That $pecial Anymore

Whole Foods Logo

From Business Insider:

Whole Foods shares are getting destroyed this morning.

The stock is off 16% after earnings yesterday showed weak same-store sales growth.

What’s holding back the company?

On the company’s conference call, CEO John Mackey explained. Organic food is now everywhere. Whole Foods just isn’t that special anymore.

More…

Whole Foods opened a gorgeous, fun store here in Boulder about ten years ago.  If I were rich, I’d do all my shopping there but I’m not and I don’t.  I have two or three things I like to get there but otherwise I shop at King Soopers, a local chain akin to Safeway.

I take my husband to the YMCA twice a week for an exercise class.  The Y is 100 feet from Whole so sometimes I wonder over there while I’m waiting for Dan’s class to end.  I swear, there have been times when I’ve purchased maybe an energy drink and two pieces of cake and I’m out $20.  It seems as if nothing there costs less than $7.  (I saw a juice/energy drink there the other day for $11.  $11 for a 16 oz. drink! (I kid you not.)

Is Whole Foods getting its comeuppance?   The organic food chain Trader Joe’s opened a store here about a month ago.  Given the hype (er, hysteria) surrounding that ahem, momentous event, I didn’t get it after I checked it out.  But I will say I bought some frozen foods to try — taquitos, egg rolls and chicken burgers to have for quick lunches — and I actually walked out after paying $17.  I’m guessing those three things, which fed us for six meals, would have run more like $30 at Whole Foods.

So, maybe Whole Foods will get down off its high horse now because again, they’re just not that special anymore.

May 7, 2014 at 8:20 AM Leave a comment

Morning Delight: A Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos

What would we do without people who make videos like this?

(Via.)

April 30, 2014 at 9:17 AM Leave a comment

So What if All the Bees Die — We’ve Got Robobees!

Greenpeace put this video up this morning which I initially thought was sort of a sarcastic parody of what might happen if bees disappeared.  Then I realized it was for real. Instead of figuring out why real bee colonies are collapsing and preventing it, we’re developing robobees which I think is a sickening, bassackward way to run a planet.

Read more here.

 

 

April 28, 2014 at 8:18 AM 1 comment

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