Mario Batali Gets Us Ready For Pasta Days
Oct17

Mario Batali Gets Us Ready For Pasta Days

The Olive Garden is promoting Oct. 17 as National Pasta Day — a good time to indulge in the Never Ending Pasta Bowl. According to the calendar, Oct. 25 is World Pasta Day. So we’ll eat more pasta next week. On Friday, This Week published “Mario Batali’s 6 Essnetial Tools For Cooking Pasta.” Batali writes: Italians like their pasta al dente — that is, toothsome — and just barely sauced. The secret to great...

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Krispy Kreme Creates Ghostbusters Donuts
Sep17

Krispy Kreme Creates Ghostbusters Donuts

What are you gonna eat? Krispy Kreme is selling two Ghostbusters-themed doughnuts in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary milestone. The doughnuts will be available Sept. 29 through Oct....

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Olive Garden Deal: $100 For 7 Weeks Of Pasta
Sep08

Olive Garden Deal: $100 For 7 Weeks Of Pasta

Do you love pasta? Then Olive Garden has a deal for you. On Monday, the casual dining chain announce plans its first “Never Ending Pasta Pass” — which, for $100, gives the holder the right to consume all of the pasta, salad, bread and Coca-Cola branded soft drinks that they can stuff down for seven weeks. But you may need to act fast. Only 1,000 of these pasta passes will be sold — beginning Monday at 3 p.m. ET...

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Arby’s Whopping Meat Mountain
Sep02

Arby’s Whopping Meat Mountain

Hungry? Really hungry? Starving? Firewall points out that Arby’s has a $10 secret menu item called the Meat Mountain. It’s a titanic tower of meats that evolved from a promotional photo. Arby’s created that poster to remind consumers that the chain sells plenty of meats besides its famous roast beef. This marketing strategy worked, apparently, because people started coming in asking if they could order that entire stack. And the...

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Xamaleon Ice Cream — Lick It And It Changes Color
Aug02

Xamaleon Ice Cream — Lick It And It Changes Color

A new kind of ice cream that changes color when you lick it has been developed by Spanish chef and physicist Manuel Linares. Licking the ice cream, called Xamaleon, initiates the color shift. The heat of your tongue and acidity of your saliva react with the ice cream, whose flavor has been likened to tutti-frutti, to transform it from periwinkle blue to pink and purple. And we thought mood rings were cool. Linares insists that the...

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July 24: Happy National Tequila Day
Jul24

July 24: Happy National Tequila Day

Fact: “Real” tequila is only allowed to be produced in certain parts of Mexico. Not surprisingly, most of it hails from (or near) the city of Tequila, located in the state of Jalisco in western Mexico, where the area’s unique red volcanic soil is ideal for growing the agave plant, which is always harvested by...

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