Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wendy's Ghost Pepper Fries: Scary Delicious


Wendy's is trying to spook your tastebuds with their NEW, insanely tasty Ghost Pepper Fries. Ghost Pepper Fries come with Wendy's natural cut fries, their own signature ghost pepper sauce, tangy shredded cheddar cheese and diced fresh jalapeƱos. These hot potatoes pack a serious kicked up punch of creamy flavor with the perfect amount of heat. We adored the taste and texture and devoured the entire portion with gusto! And don't be afraid of these ghostly snacks. The jalapeƱos are seeded and the ghost pepper sauce, while a lil spicy, is nothing you can't handle.

Ghost Pepper Fries are delicious on their own, but to add even more depth of sweet flavor, try them with ketchup. They also go down perfectly with Wendy's crispy Chicken Nuggets, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce and a refreshing Diet Coke!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sizzler Promotional Commercial (1991): A TRUE AMERICAN CLASSIC



In 1991, Sizzler restaurant unknowingly made what would become one of the greatest American filmic achievements produced in recent decades. This magical, sweeping, epic masterpiece is emblematic of all of the values we hold dear in the USA and you can really just taste freedom in its purest form while watching this entertaining gem. Although the slogan "A Restaurant Within A Restaurant" is not the best we've ever heard, the promotional commercial made to go along with it should be viewed in museums as an example of significant American cinema.

Scarpelli's Family Restaurant, Torrington, CT: KITCHEN SINK DOG 'N' CLAM STRIPS!


Scarpelli's Family Restaurant has been serving up tasty memories in Torrington, CT since 1936. Everyone in town has their favorite Scarpelli's story. In the 60s, the local high school group, The Hangers, would enjoy hot dogs and burgers at Scarps then drag race out in front! Scarpelli's is still making fond memories today with their down-home, one-of-a-kind offerings.

One of Scarpelli's most sought after menu items is their footlong hot dog, so on a recent visit we opted for the impressive Kitchen Sink Dog, which is presented on a fresh grinder roll with bacon, chili, American cheese, sauerkraut, raw onions and served with Scarpelli's famous crinkle cut fries. The dog was magical with all of the ingredients perfectly melding together to create a taste sensation like nothing we've ever had. We loved it! We also asked for a side of fried clam strips which where fresh, piping hot and chewy. The fries were lovely as well, although we were told later by a Scarps regular to order them well done next time.

And there will be a next time! We can't wait to return and try more offerings like their Cheeseburger Grinder, Eggplant Fries or one of their well-known breakfast items. Scarpelli's is the kind of place you want to eat at for every meal. If you find yourself hungry in the foothills of northwest Connecticut, give Scarpelli's a go!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Clark Candy Bar: BEST OF AMERICA'S SNACKS


We are taking a bite out of America's best snack foods!

Milk chocolate peanut butter crunch bar, Clark, was "pioneered by Irish immigrant David L. Clark in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1886." Over the years it has changed ownership several times but since 1999 it has been produced by candy giant Necco. What's interesting about Clark candy bar is that it is known for not being distributed west of the Mississippi River, making it a rare and quite unique American candy bar. The flavor is very similar to a Butterfinger, but Clark has a lovely, subtle bitterness to it that is probably the result of molasses as an ingredient. The crispy peanut butter center is still sweet and buttery, however, and is the perfect compliment to the American style milk chocolate coating.

We love this chunk of delicious Americana and recommend you try it if you happen to cross its path.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Popeyes Red Stick Chicken: XTRA TASTY TENDERLOINS


Popeyes NEW Red Stick Chicken is making waves in the fast food fried chicken world. These crispy Tabasco marinated boneless tenderloins pass the "red stick" test because they contain only the finest red peppers to ensure that every bite is fiery and flavorful. Red Stick Chicken is also served with Popeyes new Smok'n Pepper Ranch Sauce which adds even more peppery zing and a creamy smooth ranch flavor. We really enjoyed this new item, although Popeyes classic fried chicken is hard to beat.

If you try Red Stick Chicken, go ahead and make it a true Louisiana lunch by grabbin' a combo, which comes with a side, buttery biscuit and drink!

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