Posts filed under ‘Food’
I’ve been good, now I’m being bad: Bermuda onions, tater tots, a sliced fried hot dog, grated cheddar and Ranch dressing.
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.”
Gee. Ya think?
People who don’t want to be around guns have rights too.
Good ad by ROCUnited, an organization whose mission is to: Improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers.
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.
Anyway, if you’re interested, check out the other photos and descriptions here.
London looks scrumptious.
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.
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.
What would we do without people who make videos like this?
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.