You’re tired, have a lot of work to do, and you need a quick pick me up. What do you grab: an espresso, or a drip coffee? Naturally, you want the one with more magical caffeine in it. But do you know which one that is? It’s drip coffee. Well, it’s drip coffee if you […]
Starbucks baristas are professionals at getting names wrong. It’s a small infraction that few people get angry about, and many people enjoy looking at online. There’s one place, though, that never has to worry about that, because the baristas are forbidden from asking what anyone’s name is. And that’s the Starbucks inside the CIA headquarters […]
There can only be one most expensive sandwich in the world, and that title belongs to what is also one of the most humble sandwiches out there: the grilled cheese. The New York-based restaurant Serendipity 3 holds the Guinness World Records title of the most expensive sandwich ever. It’s called the Quintessential Grilled Cheese, and […]
Road trips are time honored American vacations. Thanks to a robust national highway system that can move people pretty much anywhere they want to go, exploring the states from behind a car window has become as American as Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon. But when it comes to the final destination of those road trips, people have […]
Every year around Easter, a divisive food takes over the United States. The country divides into two camps: those who eat Peeps, and those who don’t eat Peeps. But when Easter weekend is over and the Peeps numbers are counted, the former are clearly in the majority.
Burgers may have originated in Europe (Hamburg, Germany, perhaps?), or in America by a Danish immigrant. Regardless of where it’s originally from though, today, burgers are a distinctly American obsession. Just look at how many of them we eat. Americans eat around 50 billion burgers a year. That’s a lot of burgers. Imagine lining all […]
Flying is a modern miracle. But as amazing as it is that human beings can travel through the air in giant, cylindrical metal containers, exactly how many humans are doing it at the same time is staggering. At any moment in time, there are around 61,000 people in the airspace above the United States, according to […]
When you think of food and drink made in Wisconsin, your mind probably drifts to Miller Lite and everything cheesy. But there’s another fermented food product that’s an even bigger deal in the cheesehead state: Kikkoman soy sauce. Why? Because every single bottle of Kikkoman soy sauce in North America comes from Wisconsin.
Americans have gotten used to cheap chocolate. Hell, a bar of Hershey’s from Walmart is under a dollar, and when push comes to shove, there’s nothing wrong with grabbing a shitty heart shaped box of chocolate and pairing it with the right wine. But when it comes to getting the good stuff — the pure cacao […]