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Tucker Carlson Says He Can’t Dine Out Because Everyone Wants to Yell at Him

Plus, John Legend and Frasier Crane enjoy the same breakfast, and more food news

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Tucker Carlson.
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Tears for Tucker at the table

Fox News host and seemingly sane conservative voice-turned-far right zealot Tucker Carlson enjoys ranting and raving about the libs from the safety of his studio set. But, should said libs decide to return the favor when he’s out in public, Carlson does not have the necessary thick skin to handle the heat. Speaking on the National Review podcast, the TV screamer said he can’t go out to eat during these turbulent times, per the Hollywood Reporter.

“I can’t really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at,” Carlson says. “I don’t feel threatened, but having someone scream, ‘Fuck you!’ at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal.” If all else fails, he can probably dine in peace with Donald Trump Jr. at Salt Bae’s restaurant.

Ina Garten reveals her greatest kitchen vice: Taylor Swift

Cookbook author, television star, former nuclear budget analyst, and all-around fabulous domestic goddess Ina Garten is not a fan of drinking while cooking. It’s not that Garten is a teetotaler — quite the opposite. “I’m a terrible drunk,” she said at a Central Park Conservancy’s Women’s Committee lunch on Monday, according to Page Six. Garten does, however, succumb to a different vice while working in the kitchen. She can’t stop blasting ear worms by Taylor Swift, the pop superstar who just might save the Democratic Party.

“Trust me; the people who work with me are really sick of it,” Garten said. Sounds like it may be time for an intervention.

Frasier and John Legend have exactly one thing in common

John Legend is a brilliant musician, and he seems to be a wonderful husband and father, but he has a terrible secret: He eats salad, which is most certainly not a breakfast food, for breakfast. Legend revealed this surprising detail about his diet in an interview with GQ. Though, to be fair, he is incorporating more traditional breakfast foods, such as eggs and toast, into his morning meals, as well, which means he starts his day with nourishment that one Frasier Crane would surely appreciate.

And in other food news ...

  • The city of Boston is having trouble enforcing its restaurant grading system, reports the local CBS affiliate. If an establishment with an “A” rating gets downgraded by the city’s health department, there’s no guarantee it will remove that “A” sticker from its window.
  • Americans spent less at restaurants and bars in September than in any month since 2016, according to Bloomberg. Most other retail categories reportedly saw increased sales last month, so what is going on with the hospitality industry? Hurricane Florences impact on the Carolinas may have played a role in the depressed numbers.
  • Arby’s famously has the meats, and now those meats include duck. The chain plans to sell a limited run of seared duck breast sandwiches with cherry sauce and fried onions at 16 locations, per Food Beast. Anyone who thinks eating duck at a fast-food restaurant sounds like a good idea can find the participating locations on Arby’s website.
  • The New York Times has the story of one man who has made it his mission to revive the favorite apple cider of America’s first president, George Washington.
  • Finally, a brewery in Wisconsin is getting into the Halloween spirit by conjuring up a candy corn-flavored beer, according to Munchies. Westallion Brewing Company released the beer last week, and this seasonal creation is described as “not sweet like candy corn, but it has the essence of candy corn.”