Lunching at Prune from www.HartleyConfections.com

I must admit that eating out all the time becomes exhausting! I usually cook at least two times a week, but I’m sure you’ve figured out, by my lack of recipe posts, that I wasn’t doing much of that this week. Wednesday afternoon I was actually taken out to lunch by a business associate that happened to ask me where I preferred to eat. Since these “business” lunches come far and few in between, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and suggest Prune, a restaurant in the East Village that I’ve been wanting to visit for quite some time. ...more

Now that there's a boycott, I may have to go to McDonald's!

You can tell it is getting into the political silly season here in the states when groups come out against all sorts of absurd things, usually "for the children..." Because, who will think of the children, if not the likes of the American Family Association. ...more

The Innocuous McNugget and Millions of Advertising Dollars

What started off as a quickie post about McNuggets has evolved into a monster! Posted by my partner-in-blogging, Suzanne, at DowntoEarthblog    ...more

Thanks for the link to a great post and clip.  I'm including them in tomorrow's "Weekly ...more

we are still a fast food nation.

Half the population eats fast food once a week, with 20% eating it every other day. Some 14% of the population accounts for almost half of all fast-food sales. This Ad Age article on the topic is disturbing, haven’t people learned anything? ...more

Stephanie Fierman Loves McDonald's

I love McDonald’s.  I do.  Or to be more specific, I love the fries… and the Extra Value Meal #2.Now I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking “Eegads!  A woman of your refined upbringing and delicate palate, how could you?”  Yeah, well, back off haters.  I also ate at Jean Georges in NYC this past Monday (egg caviar and the lobster) and believe that a renaissance person such as myself can burn the fat candle at both ends.And now I have a business-related reason to love them, as well. ...more

Somewhere, Ronald McDonald is weeping

Dear Sir or Madam, You don’t know me. And judging by your treatment of me last night, you’re probably not interested in what I have to say. But I’m going to tell my story anyway. I was in your restaurant last night with a handful of other shell-shocked drivers, stranded by some of the most deadly road conditions imaginable. ...more

Confessions of an Insomniac: Fast food gets a low grade

Will schools do anything to make a fast buck? Can the fast food industry sink any lower in advertising? McDonald’s has given me reason # 11 to never eat fast food again. Apparently, McDonald’s is trying to reach customers before they are even old enough to make educated decisions. Read the rest of this entry >> ...more