Last Call: Soothe your brain with gold slime videos and a perfect person’s day

In researching this week’s article about edible gold, I wandered down an inexplicable internet alley of gold slime ASMR videos. ASMR stands for Auto-Sensory Meridian Response; it describes the reaction your body has to watching or hearing a certain type of stimuli. I discovered that gold slime videos are an entire…

The Tortilla Awards: Our taco road trip makes one last stop in Austin, Texas

The Takeout and Tequila Cazadores have spent all summer road-tripping across America, as we searched for some of the best tortilla and tacos across the country. We may have saved our best stop for last. In Austin, Texas—arguably one of the most ambitious and exciting food cities in America—we discovered a wide range…

British supermarket renames “Gentleman’s” sandwich after complaints of sexism

British people use words that we don’t use here in the States: lorry, snogging, chuffed. They also have a brand of anchovy paste called “gentleman’s relish,” which is advertised for use on toast or sandwiches. It seems to be one of those Kleenex- or BandAid-like cases, in which a brand name comes to stand in for the…

Ask The Salty Waitress: My server didn’t say I’d be charged for a menu substitution

Dear Salty: At dinner recently at a nice restaurant in my town, I asked the waiter if it would be possible to substitute certain seafood in the bouillabaisse. I saw that the restaurant had a scallop dish on the menu, so I asked whether I could get scallops in the stew instead of shrimp. He said sure, and I got my…

Last Call: Hey, let’s get this bread

As an old person, I am usually not down with the youths of today, so I would have been equally flummoxed by the text message Twitter user Satomaa sent her dad. You probably know this already, but apparently “let’s get this bread” is a phrase akin to “let’s go to work,” “let’s go make some money,” and as I like to…

Make Perfect Cacio e Pepe With the Help of a Stick Blender 

If I could only own one electric kitchen gadget, it would be an immersion blender. Mine sees near-constant use, making short work of everything from mayonnaise to lemon curd; it’s never met a lump it couldn’t smooth out. Still, I’d never have guessed that this trusty machine would solve my cacio e pepe woes for good.

New BK Nightmare King burger may give you bad dreams—possibly via meat overload

Because our waking life apparently isn’t nightmarish enough, Burger King is out to even rob us of the sweet relief of sleep with its latest Halloween concoction, the Nightmare King. The new burger, which consists of “a quarter pound of flame-grilled beef, a white meat crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese,…