McDonald's McRib Sandwich

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    September 2, 2014

    Check Out Twenty-Plus New Restaurants That Opened in August (and Six That Closed)

    Denver blog posts know the difference between open and shut cases. Our Cafe Society blog's August restaurant roll call tallies up more than twenty openings in the Denver area during the month...and six shutterings. The Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin: "So much money, so little speech." Denver ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Is the McRib Your Idea of Good Barbecue, Denver? Really?

    Denver blog posts almost never grimace. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun spotlights the view of a reader who thinks people in Denver consider the McRib to be good barbecue. Mile High Report shares everything you need to know about the Broncos 27-3 victory over the Cowboys in the (meaning ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Reader: People in Denver Think the McRib is Good Barbecue

    To close out a month of eating barbecue for Ethniche, Mark Antonation visited a new spot, 3 Sons BBQ, that occupies an address with a long barbecue history, since it was once home to M&D's Cafe. Although 3 Sons might not live up to that legendary spot, he still found it a decent option in a town hun ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    McDonald's Mighty Wings are mighty expensive -- and the McFlurry is just nuts

    McDonald's new Mighty Wings -- bone-in, breaded chicken wings -- have finally made it to Denver area stores, along with some fall-themed goodies. So I made a beeline to the nearest golden arches at 1444 South Havana Street in Aurora, to see if the buzz over the wings is deserved -- and also to test ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Happy McRibmas! Five fun-in-a-bun facts about the McDonald's McRib

    Today is McRibmas -- one of the most important holidays on the calendar. That's because the infamous, sauce-slathered, probably-mostly-pork sammie is now back on the McDonald's menu -- for a limited time, of course. The McRib enjoys a crazy cult following not at all unlike the devotion shown to some ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Boston Market's St. Louis style ribs -- good meat, sad sauce

    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 >>

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    February 18, 2013

    McFish Bites: McDonald's sure knows how to bait a hook

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Reader: The McRib contains the same ingredient used in yoga mats

    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). See also: - Merry McRibness! A holiday poem -The McRib is back, and Denv ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Merry McRib-mas! A holiday poem in celebration

    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 >>

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    November 15, 2012

    McDonald's new CBO sandwiches are too saucy and salty -- but load up on holiday pies

    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 >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Five amazing fast-food holiday treats for 2012

    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 >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Five discontinued fast-food items I want back

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Five McBites that McDonald's should introduce next

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Eight years later, Table 6 is still one of Denver's best

    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 >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Top five things McDonald's should apologize for

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    An ode to the McRib sandwich, which disappears again December 5

    ​ The McRib sandwich will be ripped from our hands, and our hearts, on December 5, cruelly taken away by the McDonald's corporation. Here is a poem I wrote to express my grief:

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    November 18, 2010
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    November 3, 2010

    The McRib is back, and Denver's got it

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Strange Sauce: The week in national food news

    OUCH.​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The McRib is back! Again!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 12 edition

    In this day and age... Today in Backbeat Online: • Hear Nathaniel Rateliff on Matt Pinfield's morning show. • Holy treasure trove of live local boots. • Mile High Makeout: Frontmen on the front lines. • The Blackout Pact is back, Jack! • Live review: Buzzards and Fanatics at Carioca Cafe. ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    No bones about it, I need a McRib

    "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 >>

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