Canada, the long wait is finally over: Doritos Locos Tacos have arrived, dispelling the fears of many envious Canadians who worried the oft-overlooked country might miss out again. The rollout doesn’t come without a fair amount of social-media-savvy snark on behalf of the fast-food chain's marketing team; in response to angry messages posted on Twitter about the lack of tortilla-chip-ified tacos in Canada, the company laser-etched said tweets on to actual nacho-cheese Dorito shells, which were then served to the same impatient diners at a gimmicky press event.
Sit down, have a "Fluffanuttahh."
Inspiring!Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
In a forthcoming Good Housekeeping interview that was excerpted online and has become a bit of a bad-mouthing rant, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver claims that the European restaurant workers at his restaurants are superior to his British kitchen staff. In a typical bout of kids-these-days-style frustration, Oliver dismisses young British cooks as lazy and unmotivated, scoffing, "I have mummies phoning up for 23-year-olds saying to me, 'My son is too tired.' On a 48-hour week! Are you having a laugh?"
No one is having a laugh.
Also incredibly ineffective as an undercover police vehicle.Photo: Courtesy of Ford Custom Graphics
It's come to this: Because it can, Ford will start selling bacon-themed vinyl wraps for its vehicles. Pictured here is a fuel-efficient Fiesta, sporting an unwieldy amount of artery-clogging bacon racing strips. (Other options include "Side of Bacon" and the spritely "Bacon Mini Strips, which start at $78.75 plus installation.)
Allan Benton is involved.
Hagerty, at the Butterfly.Photo: Melissa Hom
Taking Marilyn Hagerty — the viral Olive Garden critic from North Dakota — to a haute New York restaurant has become a go-to story angle, the heartland-meets-NYC version of the foraging with René Redzepi piece. So when I learned she'd be in town promoting Grand Forks, her new Anthony Bourdainbacked collection of restaurant reviews, I wanted to meet with her, but I didn't want to get her opinion of Le Bernardin or Marea. Eating at a nice restaurant with Marilyn Hagerty is probably a lot like eating at a nice restaurant without Marilyn Hagerty, and I was more interested in getting Hagerty's thoughts on the kind of spot she might actually review back home.
"We have a little place like this in Grand Forks ... "