The fast food lobster roll is back on the menu for a limited time.Photo: Courtesy of McDonald's Canada
The fast food giant sells this thing that purports to be an old-fashioned lobster roll in parts of Canada for a limited time each year. For the longest time, it used to be the exclusive domain of McDonald's in the Maritimes — Nova Scotia native Ellen Page is riveted — but now, the so-called McLobster has made its way to Ontario, and while some have argued this is great news for the lobster industry, others are just scared out of their minds. A supposed delicacy made with "100 percent Atlantic Lobster" sold at the low, low price of $6.97 ($6.77 U.S.D.) per roll by the world's most powerful restaurant chain is bound to prompt a breath of strong reactions, and we've got 21 of them, straight ahead.
"No, this isn't someone's puke."
The people who brought you a group of endearing children who are more articulate on the subject of interracial families than many adults have released a collection of older people reacting to Epic Meal Time, the extreme (and extremely calorific) food video site. Some are amused by the prospects of a meat loaf the size of a small child, while others are thrilled by the copious amounts of bacon involved in the food stunts, and nearly everyone is horrified by the three-headed Franken-lamb. Prepare to smile, gag, then hopefully smile again.
"Oh, they're high on bacon."
Good choice, guys.Photo: Sharpshooter Images/Splash News
This was a particularly gossip-filled week in New York City: Jennifer Aniston celebrated an early anniversary at Blue Hill, while Matt Damon ate a ton of desserts at STK. Jake Gyllenhaal forgot his wallet at Sant Ambroeus, and Chris Rock ordered five gallons of sangria at Nello. This, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
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Perabo, at Jack's Wife Freda, where you might find her luggage hiding in the kitchen.Photo: Melissa Hom
Piper Perabo first made her name in 2000's Coyote Ugly. So in a way, it's fitting that she's now an investor in a different (ahem ... superior) New York City bar, Employees Only. In fact, Perabo is also an investor in Jack's Wife Freda — a move that comes in handy when she's traveling. "When I fly into New York, I'll have the car go right to Jack's," she says. "I'll put my luggage in the kitchen and have dinner — it's close enough that I can roll my suitcase home." Right now, she's traveling a lot, flying between New York (where she lives) and Toronto, where she's shooting Covert Affairs (the new season premiered on USA last week). But while she was in New York this week, she still found time to hit Il Buco, feast on her mom's blueberry pancakes, and, of course, stop into Jack's. Read it all in this week's Grub Street Diet.
"I got home to New York and I was feeling guilty..."