Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and bullshit the night away. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.
I read so much food and cooking writing that sometimes my RSS and Twitter feeds scramble in my brain, producing nightmarish headlines like: 47 Cheese Graters We Can’t Cook Without or Why Jicama Parmesan Is The Weeknight Dinner Hack You Need. A new Twitter bot, @BotCanCook, generates similarly outlandish headlines, including Food Q&A: My cucumber feels like bees. Is it okay? and Do millennials really hate baked potatoes?, which I fear has probably already been written. [Kate Bernot]
Lou Malnati’s pizza
It’s National Pizza Day, so I just want to send a shoutout to my beloved hometown Lou Malnati’s pizza. I really don’t get the folks who don’t love deep dish, but Lou’s thin crust is also excellent. If you are not fortunate enough to live in Chicago and would like to know what all the fuss is about, you can order it from TastesOfChicago.com and get it shipped to you anywhere in the country. Go for the spinach and mushroom—highly recommended. Happy pizza day! [Gwen Ihnat]
North Korean sketch comedy show
I don’t understand a word of this, but here’s a sketch comedy show on North Korea’s state-run television network. It appears to be a lot of military-themed humor about American devils and whatnot. [Kevin Pang]