Tofurky: Yum or yuck?
Nov21

Tofurky: Yum or yuck?

The poor Tofurky. The football shaped loaf of tofu has been a running joke at Thanksgiving tables for years. Tofu instead of turkey? As if. Thing is, you’d be hard-pressed to find an omnivore who’s ever tasted one. So BiteClub took on the challenge of cooking up the odd blob of tofu and spices with a rice and stuffing surprise in the middle. With Tofurky gravy. First off, it cooks up in about 90 minutes in a casserole dish...

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It’s Beginning to Taste Like Fall
Oct10

It’s Beginning to Taste Like Fall

Have you had your first pumpkin latte of the season? Given serious thought to buying a few cans of cranberry sauce or secretly stashed a few bags of Halloween candy in the pantry (which we all know can’t possibly last until the end of October)? It’s the most delicious time of year, when comfort foods make their return, pumpkin is king, and all things cinnamon and clove come back to the shelves. BiteClub’s sussed out...

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Seriously? Luxury ice?
Sep26

Seriously? Luxury ice?

You may have seen it skewered on the Colbert Report, and for good reason. Gourmet grocer Dean and Deluca is now selling “individually carved” ice cubes called “Glace Luxury Ice.” For $75 (pause there and take it in) you get 10 cubes that “ensure flawless quality and zero-taste profile.” Um, it’s ice. Oh, and P.S.: it requires next day shipping to ensure freshness. So that’ll cost you a...

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Bacon Milkshake at Jack in the Box
Feb08

Bacon Milkshake at Jack in the Box

“Not as gross as it sounds” is rarely a ringing endorsement for food. But it takes some convincing to get most folks to give Jack in the Box’s new, limited edition Bacon Milkshake a try. It’s exactly what it sounds like: Torani Bacon flavored syrup + vanilla milkshake = Bacon Milkshake. There is no actual bacon involved in the shake, making it (ostensibly) vegetarian. Depending on how much you’re willing...

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Hooters opens
Jan31

Hooters opens

Hooters is an anachronism, wrapped in soft core exploitation, enrobed in cliches and regional stereotypes, topped with a cherry of banality. Which is exactly why so many people love it from coast to coast. The national restaurant chain that self-deprecatingly describes itself asĀ  “Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined,”opened its Rohnert Park outpost on Jan. 30, 2012 just weeks after the San Francisco franchise shuttered. The...

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Spaghetti Pizza? Yup, it’s a thing.
Jan09

Spaghetti Pizza? Yup, it’s a thing.

Missed celebrating National Spaghetti Day? So did we. Fortunately Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar offers up its spaghetti and meatball pizza, called the Goomba, daily. Though it may sound like something straight from the kiddie menu, this grown-up, wood-fired pizza is anything but childish. In fact, it’s one of their best sellers. Hailing from their days at Tra Vigne, co-owner Kevin Cronin said the spaghetti pizza was a popular...

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