- As if Olive Garden hadn’t already pissed off enough grandmas from the old country, the chain is now serving some sort of Italian nachos monstrosity. The new dish is officially known as “loaded pasta chips,” and it’s comprised of fried lasagna pieces topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese; meat sauce containing chicken, meatballs, and sausage; cherry peppers; and Alfredo sauce. Expect to see this referenced by Italians Mad At Food in the near future.
Them new nachos from Olive Garden pic.twitter.com/SrbjD9rElF— Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie) January 30, 2018
- The Super Bowl is coming up, so The Takeout undertakes an important investigation: Which dips are perfect for which chips?
- The National Chicken Council, which lobbies on behalf of the American poultry industry, has been petitioning the United States Department of Agriculture to loosen regulations and allow processing plants to speed up their slaughter lines. The USDA isn’t thrilled with the idea and has denied the petition.
- Ancient turkeys weren’t just fodder for holiday feasts. New archeological research of old turkey bones reveals the birds may have been featured in burial ceremonies, among other non-dinner rituals.
- With Queer Eye getting a reboot on Netflix, the New Fab Five have offered some advice for the ultimate makeover prospect: Donald Trump. Food expert Antoni Porowski says Trump’s eating habits should be a little more family focused: “I’m thinking about poor Melania and poor little Barron. I don’t know if he ever has, but teach him how to make a meal for his family and show up, because she’s been put through the wringer.”
How would the @QueerEye Fab 5 makeover #Trump? Listen to their answers on the @MSignorile show! #queereye pic.twitter.com/sNeGbx12kx— SiriusXM Progress (@SXMProgress) January 30, 2018
- A good margarita only needs salt on the rim in the garnish. That theory is being tested at a tapas restaurant in Tasmania, Australia, where the bartenders are topping the cocktail with a single cow’s eyeball.
- Steven Spielberg didn’t get an Oscar nomination this year, but being the good sport that he is, the director sent Champagne and caviar to all the other nominees.
- Google data editor Simon Rogers made a bunch of maps of restaurant density by type of cuisine across America. This is perfect for the traveler who wants to visit cities for specific foodways.
- Chipotle has been hemorrhaging customers due to food safety disasters in recent years. Thirty percent of those want-away diners are not replacing the burrito chain with rivals such as Moe’s, but instead are heading to chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A.
- Chipotle would like to win some of those old regulars back by offering free delivery during this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
- Starbucks and Chase have partnered on a new credit card that allows users to earn free beverages at the coffee chain.
- Finally, in Sevilla, Spain, a police chase came to an odd conclusion earlier this week. A family of five was trying to get away with three cars packed to the gills with oranges. Authorities believe these citrus lovers (or, more likely, smugglers) stole their haul from a shipment that arrived in a nearby town.
#PolicíaSevilla denuncia a cinco personas por el presunto robo de 4.000 kilos de naranjas en una nave de #Carmona #Sevilla— Emergencias Sevilla (@EmergenciasSev) January 26, 2018
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