Will someone please provide McDonald's social media team with Black Friday content?

As someone professionally employed in digital media, allow me to peel the curtain back and reveal how we make the internet. Today’s lesson: social media! Formerly the segment of media relegated to early-20s staffers being paid $35,000 a year, savvier companies have realized investing in the social media department can…

What Canadians understand about ketchup chips that Americans don’t

I’ve tried to remember when ketchup chips first came into my life, but it’s a little like trying to remember the first time I wet the bed. I grew up in the 1980s in Canada, a country that takes its wack-job salty snack foods seriously. Few of these are more revered than ketchup chips. For a while in my early teen…

Last Call: What food are you most looking forward to eating on Thanksgiving?

The Takeout will be spending the next few days with our friends and families—we hope you are, too—but before retreating to our barcaloungers, we wanted to kick off the holidays with a question for our staff and community of readers: What food are you most looking forward to eating this Thanksgiving? We’d love to hear…

How to Sneak as Much Bourbon as Possible Into Your Holiday Meals

There’s something about bourbon that just screams “holiday party.” Whether in an Old Fashioned or rolled into some bourbon balls, the dark, sweet spirit brings holiday cheer to every party and dinner it attends. Your holiday season should contain many bourbon cocktails, yes, but don’t overlook the culinary…

Charles Manson memorial doughnut draws disapproval from non-murdering public

Serial killer fandom is one of those bizarre things I’ll never wrap my head around. But perhaps folks who rock Charles Manson socks (yep, this is a thing) or John Wayne Gacy t-shirts were the target audience of Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut’s this week, when they decided to create a memorial doughnut for the racist who…