“It would have been a bad feeling to be sittin at one of the outside tables, munchin’ on a hamburger and fries, and then it collapses underneath you.” -Ricky Pruitt, Cleveland Fire Chief
According to the USDA Nutrient Database (2007), cooked octopus contains approximately 139 calories per three ounce portion, and is a source of vitamin B3, B12, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium. For those that actually cook it, care must be taken to boil the octopus properly, to rid it of slime, smell, and residual ink. So, why do people eat live octopus when so much care needs to be given when cooking it? YUCK!
The New York Pizza Burger ($12.99), a 9-and-a-half-inch wide burger made with four Whopper patties topped with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and Tuscan pesto sauce. It’ll be available exclusively at the New York City Whopper Bar starting in September to fulfill that longtime desire for a giant burger that sort of tastes like a pizza.
I was absolutely starved when Robyn walked into the office with the Pizza Burger. I hadn’t eaten all day. As you know, “Hunger is the best sauce in the world.” So I dove into that thing, nearly knocking down the gaggle of officemates who had come over to gawk at it. (Yes, it’s looks funny. Like a giant burger wearing a flower costume, each lobe a petal of beefreakiness.)
Anyway, I housed that thing. But even in my rush to gullet-cram, I was surprised that it actually managed to convey both burgerness and pizzaness in a single bite. Of course, when you’ve got the assertiveness of that liquid smoke BK flavor mixed with plenty of pizza shaky spices, it’s not too hard to light up the “burger” and “pizza” areas of the brain at once.
It was interesting as a novelty, which is what BK probably introduced it for (I mean, look at all the bloggage it’s gotten), but I much prefer the standard Whopper if given a choice among BK menu items.
Only in New York will someone pay $69 for a hot dog and $1,000 for an ice-cream sundae! In honor of National Hot Dog Day, Trudy Tant of South Carolina set a Guinness World Record by forking out $69 at Restaurant Serendipity 3 for a foot-long designer frankfurter covered in truffle oil, truffle butter, duck foie gras, mustard, onions and ketchup on a salted pretzel bed.
“It was great. Great flavor,” Tant said
Restaurant Serendipity 3 also holds the record for the world’s most expensive ice-cream sundae ($1,000) and the largest hot chocolate (four gallons, 15 liters).