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Mention Guacamole in Your Tinder Profile for More Matches

Plus, a prison-themed restaurant in Egypt is causing controversy, and more food news

Guacamole at Nicos
Guacamole at Restaurante Nicos in Mexico City
Photo by Helen Rosner
Monica Burton is the deputy editor of
  • Tinder bios that include food get the most matches, and mentions of guacamole, specifically, lead to the greatest chance at dating success. According to a study, profiles that referenced everyone’s favorite dip were 144 percent more likely to get messages.
  • Jennifer Lopez carries a bedazzled Starbucks cup decked out in Swarovski crystals, and she bought a second $585 tumbler for boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.
  • The cast of the Big Bang Theory is evidently terrible at “eating” on camera. Those empty Chinese food containers aren’t fooling anyone.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle probably made Ina Garten’s “perfect roast chicken” the night they got engaged. Ina’s pretty sure of it, at least.
  • The new Domino’s Tracker app isn’t entirely accurate. Apparently, if the app says “Melinda” is delivering your pizza, it doesn’t mean a woman named Melinda will be delivering your pizza.
  • McDonald’s launched a BLT Big Mac — but it’s only available in Australia.
  • Is Waffle House the most rapped-about restaurant? Here are 10 times it’s mentioned in song.
  • Two cult favorites are heading to Canada: Taiwanese hot chicken specialist Hot Star is setting up shop in Vancouver, and Filipino chain Jolibee is opening up in Toronto.
  • From Granny Ogle’s Ham ‘N’ Beans to the Front Porch Café, a Food and Wine writer tried (and failed) to eat all the food at Dollywood.
  • Chef Craig Lieckfelt, whose acclaimed Detroit pop-up restaurant Guns + Butter was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and Eater’s most anticipated openings list, is returning to the U.S. after several years cooking abroad in Tokyo. His new pop-up Like Felt will takeover Midwest 38 member Mabel Gray on December 18 followed by three nights at nearby pop-up restaurant Frame.
  • A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt is causing some uproar. Food Crime displays props like handcuffs, inmate number plaques, a prisoners’ cage, and an electric chair, but the owner insists the theme is not political.
  • Restaurant review aggregator La Liste named Guy Savoy in Paris the best restaurant in the world for the second year.