Breakfast Sandwich Showdown: Wawa Sizzli vs. Dunkin’ Sweet Pepper Bacon Croissant

With the weather getting nicer and being short on ideas, I thought I'd kick it back to the old days of reviewing fast food items -- specifically, fast food items garnished with bacon. Having a hankering for something substantial-yet-salty, I decided to compare two take-away breakfast sandwiches comprised of bacon, egg, and cheese on a croissant: Dunkin' Donuts' Sweet Pepper Bacon Croissant and Wawa's Bacon ...

Not Just Poop: Other Weird Things You Find Working in a Library

Philadelphia has its share of colorful characters who have a penchant for disturbing, yet hilarious antics. We can proudly lay claim to being the home of the Swiss Cheese Pervert and now we can look to nearby Bryn Mawr for our latest noteworthy miscreant: the guy who took a dump in his local library.  According to a cadre of librarians from around the country quoted by ...

What’s Shakin’, Bacon Sundae?

In the grand tradition of trying unusual fast food menu items on their first day of nationwide release, I hauled it on over to Burger King today to try the new Bacon Sundae. It's a sad commentary on our dietary culture that bacon has become an ubiquitous garnish, occupying a position that was once the chief domain of parsley. Whereas a sprig of healthy green once ...

Take This Bird and Stuff It: A Cynic’s Guide to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving used to be a low-maintenance holiday. Now, with everyone in a mad rush to jump into an early grave, Thanksgiving has become the pre-game show to Christmas. Worse yet, many employers use the three-day Thanksgiving work week to bust the balls of employees and try to squeeze five days worth of work into three. That's if you happen to have a job that closes ...

Celebrity Food Oddities

Weirdness and celebrities go hand in hand.  Which is why it seems even weirder when you slap a celeb's picture on the packaging of edible goods.  For some unexplained reason, I happen to get a big kick out of seeing a star's picture on something so "ordinary" as food.  Some celebrities you look at and can scarcely believe they eat, let alone would lend their likeness to ...

Doubled over with Deliciousness: The KFC Double Down

I’ve just downed the KFC Double Down, a sandwich that initially sounded like a joke:  Bacon, cheese, and some sort of spicy mayo sauce sandwiched between two pieces of juicy, KFC chicken coated in the Colonel’s “11 secret herbs and spices.”  Bread?  Who needs it!? Adding to the hilarity, there’s a whopping 540 calories, 32 grams of fat, and just ONE single, solitary gram of fiber in this meaty ...