The folks at Boston Market, another chain with its national headquarters in Denver, have added St. Louis style barbequed pork ribs as well as brisket to the current roster of home-style entrees. Since that lineup rarely changes, I stopped by the store at 500 Grant Street to check on these meaty chan ... More >>
In the latest attempt to boost sales -- and reel in the meatless and Friday fish-eating Catholic customers -- McDonald's has introduced McFish Bites. I decided to bite on this latest innovation, and recently visited the McDonald's at 3350 Colorado Boulevard -- one of my favorite stores, since it's d ... More >>
The McRib has been resurrected for the holiday season, and Jenn Wohletz celebrated its reappearance yesterday in her Merry McRibness ode.
But not everyone is celebrating its return (or another fast-food post on Cafe Society).
- Merry McRibness! A holiday poem
-The McRib is back, and Denv ... More >>
Yesterday marked the glorious return of America's favorite onion-ed, pickled, sauce-slathered, probably-pork sandwich. Much to my delight, the McDonald's location at 505 East Colfax Avenue is now serving the McRib sandwich -- and thanks to McDoo's extremely persuasive "Get a second McRib for $1," I ... More >>
McDonald's is trying to kill us with 1830 milligrams of sodium at a time, most of which may be in the form of some seriously over-applied sauce.
I was eager to try the new CBO -- Cheddar, bacon and onion -- Angus burger and chicken sandwiches, because I'm enthusiastic about trying anything new at M ... More >>
The holidays bring out the very best in fast food restaurants (and sometimes in their customers who can be more easily shamed into not behaving like dingleberries in long lines), especially when it comes to seasonal drinks and desserts of the minty, eggnoggy and gingerbread-y type that we don't have ... More >>
It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>
In yet another burst of menu non-creativity, McDonald's is introducing Chicken McBites: popcorn-style chicken micro-nuggets that will differ from Chicken McNuggets in that they are ostensibly made from actual cuts of chicken, rather than the bizarre breaded avian mash that gives McNuggets the ... More >>
Cassandra Kotnik"To be honest, I wouldn't order that," confided our server as we pondered Table 6's menu out loud and stuck, briefly, on the restaurant's take on the cultish McRib sandwich. "It's good, but it's not one of my favorites."
She suggested, instead, a beef tartare with a deep-frie ... More >>
Okay, Ronald, say you're sorry. SAY IT!!So McDonald's is issuing a "surprising, embarrassing and uncharacteristic" apology to its Australian customers because McCafé coffee sucks.
"We are the largest coffee chain in Australia, but we know we are not the most loved," Helen Nash, McDonald's ... More >>
The McRib is back, available at the 200 McDonald's restaurants across the state until November 22. The elusive sandwich, billed as "a boneless pork patty dressed with fresh-slivered onions, dill pickle slices, tangy barbeque sauce and served on a toasted, golden-brown home-style bun," was fir ... More >>
Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America and challenged contestants to use ingredients from the White House vegetable garden. Mario Batali, known for his hideous orange Crocs, dubbed Michelle's dress "Obamatali Orange."
Although we prefer him plump, George Costanza has agreed to ... More >>
Get 'em while they're "fresh"Ah, the coveted McRib. Stealthily injected and then quickly jerked away from McDonald's menus worldwide, this barbeque-ish sandwich is a classic example of "scarcity marketing." Consumers are driven to believe that at any moment, the supply of pressed pork pattie ... More >>
"What the fuck is a McRib?!?!?!?!?!?!?" In a moment of drunken enlightenment, I put those words as my Facebook status. Some of the responses: "Even the bones are meat!," "God's gift to McDonald's" and "It's kinda good, but it's probably better not to ask what it is...You can't handle the truth.' ... More >>