I'm not sure how Y&H missed this major news over the weekend, but Joey "Jaws" Chestnut officially became the Burrito King on Saturday at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. He wolfed down 47 burritos in 10 minutes to win the competitive eating contest. Chestnut crushed the previous record of 33 1/2 burritos. The [...]
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As a public service for those who are considering grilled commercial hot dogs this Labor Day weekend, Y&H presents an encore presentation of this video about how the links are made. Mmm, nothing like a geyser of corn syrup to improve flavor, not to mention a "liquid smoke shower."
Part of the joy and frustration of food trucks is hunting them down. With a hand-held device and a working Twitter account — assuming you don't run into this lazy whale — you can take part in the culinary equivalent of geocaching. Some days, of course, I don't find the food-truck-hunting game very entertaining (particularly [...]
This may be Y&H's favorite time of the year, when friends and neighbors and even the local grocery store pull out their charcoal grills (or smokers, if you're into that whole messy, drawn-out process) and start cooking up burgers and brats and Portabellas and anything else that benefits from a little smoke and char. Personally, [...]
Leave it to colleague Erin Zimmer over at Serious Eats to find this gem of a video. The dude in this vid can help you make your very own hot dog skin flute or, as it's known in some circles, the "gristle whistle." My favorite line: The leftover drill meat, the instrument man claims, can [...]
Endless Simmer isn't waiting for the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers to settle the score on the field this Sunday. The blog has decided to pick a winner based on which locale has better food. It's a tough contest, mostly because both regions appear to have a huge weakness for excess. Pittsburgh, for example, has [...]
Here are the top 10 items this week on the Young & Hungry blog, as decided by you, the loyal readers. 1. More on Gillian Clark's New Restaurant Ventures 2. Ray's the Steaks Set to Move Soon...Or Not 3. El Pollo Rico Reopens in Wheaton 4. What Ris Lacoste Learned While Working at Friendly's 5. [...]
This video on how hot dogs are made doesn't specifically ID what kinds of meat are used, aside from the generic "trimmings," but you have to admit: That brownish goop doesn't exactly make you want to rush to the supermarket.