Tag Archives: food

Stacey Irvine Only Eats Chicken Nuggets for 15 Years, Nearly Dies

26 Jan

Chicken Nuggets

How does any parent let this happen? 17-year-old Stacey Irvine collapsed last week after struggling to breathe and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Doctors found her body lacked nearly all essential vitamins and minerals before injecting her with high doses of various nutrients.

The young girl says she has never tasted fresh fruits or vegetables, and has been hooked on chicken nuggets since her mother let her try one at the age of 2. The UK teenager says she will occasionally vary her diet— with a slice of toast or a bag of potato chips.

In addition to serious vitamin deficiencies, doctors diagnosed Irvine with anaemia and swollen veins in her tongue. “McDonald’s chicken nuggets are my favourite,” she told several UK tabloids. “I share 20 with my boyfriend with chips. But I also like KFC and supermarket brands. My main meal is always chicken nuggets every day.”

Her mother said she once tried starving Stacey in an effort to get her to eat healthy food, but the technique didn’t work.

Probably not the press McDonald’s wants. The fast food giant had a disastrous social media campaign earlier this week.

Greatest Food Rap Ever?

28 Sep

I blogged about this on Foodista already, but this song is pretty amazing! Worthy of this extra press. My Drunk Kitchen‘s Hannah Hart and Songs to Wear Pants To team up for this amazing rap.

Hilarious puns. I am happy.

REVIEW: Marination Station

26 Apr

One of the most hotly anticipated restaurant to open in Seattle actually stems from a food truck. The Marination Mobile truck (“Big Blue” to fans) was voted America’s Best Food Truck by Good Morning America. The truck combines both Hawaiian and Korean flavors in the form of tacos, quesadillas and sliders, among others. It notifies customers by Twitter where it will park on a given day. Since its founding in 2009, business has taken off with lines of hungry lunch customers often stretching around the block.

Business was so good, in fact, that the truck was no longer enough. Owners Kamala and Roz opted to take their mobile business to a brick and mortar establishment. The result is Marination Station, which opened last week above QFC on Broadway in Capitol Hill.

The resulting space is cozy, with little seating. I ventured in before the lunch hour rush, but can only imagine what the space feels like when dozens of hungry people stream inside. Menus are on paper, allowing for easy passing between hungry customers while waiting in line. Perhaps the coolest part of the whole place are the two refrigerators in the space where people wait, which feature compliments of Marination Mobile from fans on Twitter and Facebook. Talk about 21st century communication!

For lunch, I opted for a kimchi quesadilla. Lots of kimchi, kalua pork, cilantro and other goodness. Served warm and absolutely delicious. My vote is you should all go to Marination Station as soon as possible. I didn’t even mention the fact that 50 Cent was the featured music while I waited for my food.

Individually Wrapped Potatoes?

10 Mar

It’s official. The world is ending. About a week ago, I told you about the newest in silly ways to pollute the earth: plastic wrapped bananas. Well, sadly you can now own an unnecessarily-wrapped-in-plastic vegetable to go along with your banana. That’s right. Introducing potatoes coated in plastic. They were spotted in Walmart.

h/t Paul O’Flaherty

Wall Street Journal Gets Story Completely Wrong

10 Mar

Last week, the Wall Street Journal wrote an in-depth feature piece about Manganaro’s, a deli and restaurant in New York City that would finally close after decades of fighting between brothers and endless litigation. The story detailed the fighting between two brothers that drove a wedge into business and resulted in lots of litigation in courtrooms. Entitled “Eatery Closes After Decades-Long Family Spat,” the story seemed really touching.

One problem. The restaurant is not closing. Restaurant owner Seline Dell’Orto told The New York Observer that the family put the 5-story building they own on the market, but had no intention of closing the restaurant. After the admission, the Journal put out a pretty lame statement:

“While not the best [headline] we’ve ever written, it’s meant to convey the process of closing rather than the moment of closure”

Yeah, whatever. Your reporter screwed up. In the original story, the reporter claimed that many customers complained that the owners were not friendly to customers. Ms. Dell’Orto (one of the owners) replied:

“It’s in the genes! Italians all have the jealousy and gloating and ‘I’m gonna fuck you’ gene.”

Hmmm…. the customer is always right?