Wednesday, November 30, 2005

5 Star Mexican Food: Sanchez Taqueria - Tigard, Oregon

The staff at the FP Times has enjoyed many fine mexican meals from in the country of Mexico itself and all the way up the US West Coast. We know authentic good mexican food. Sanchez Taqueria in Tigard,Oregon makes our exclusive 5-Star list. This smaller restaurant makes it food fresh daily and you can taste it. The salsas they offer up are also unique and excellent. If you are ever near this establishment it is a MUST VISIT restaurant. As you can see from the menu above - the prices are very reasonable and the portions are huge. Upon our next visit, we will take some photos of some dishes and post them here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Road To Recovery

The staff here is entering the final stages of the recovery process from the Thanksgiving Holiday and the bounty of foodstuffs consumed. Very soon things will become lively around here as usual.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sprite "Aruba Mix" - Bad Timing or Bad Taste?

Sprite has recently released a beverage line titled "Aruba Mix". "Aruba Jam" is the third flavor in in the Sprite Remix series. Tropical and Berry were the two prior flavors released. With the whole Natalie Holloway issue still ongoing and the debate about Aruba's government authorities capabilities/willingness to deal with it, should Sprite not pull this product?

The Governor of Alabama has called for a boycott of the entire country (tourism and goods). From CNN: MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Gov. Bob Riley called for a nationwide travel boycott of Aruba on Tuesday on behalf of a missing Alabama teenager's family, who accuse the island's government of not fully cooperating with the investigation into her disappearance. Riley asked his fellow governors to join him in urging the boycott of Aruba, where 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was last seen on May 30. "There are no other alternatives to get Aruban authorities to take this as seriously as they should," Riley said.

Debate is ongoing here at the FPT Test Kitchen.

We are encouraging you to post your opinion using the comments link on this post.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Barq's Root Beer Blog - The Blog With Bite!

The staff here at The Fat Pride Times have been long time drinkers of Diet Barq's and regular Barq's Root Beer. It is the best tasting diet beverage - no argument. Recently a reader pointed us to the Barq's Blog. This blog covers all thing Barq's and is very well done. Recommended link.

Barq's Blog

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Yes We Have A Winner

Reader Senet correctly identified the plate of foodstuff in the previous posting. The winning comment was "That is some teriyaki chicken served over rice and broccoli, topped with hearty ginger slices. BOOYAH BOOYAH KABOO -Senet".

That is correct and Senet can now email us for his Arby's coupon.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

5-Day 'Name That Meal' Contest - It's On

Can you name the foodstuff in the pictures above? Give it a shot by using the comments link below. Those who answer correctly - and answer must list the main multiple ingredients that compose the above dish will receive an Arby's coupon from our personal stash via regular mail.

Reader Submits Photo Of His Grocery Store: Frazier Foods

One of our readers, Mr. Bob Green, submitted to us the above photo of the market where he is the General Manager/CEO. Bob says he loves the info he gets here at The Fat Pride Times and plans to contribute some more things shortly.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Reader Calls For Pizza Hut To Offer BBQ Sauce For Individual Sale

A reader of the FP Times has called out for Pizza Hut to start selling it's tasty BBQ sauce for sale in individual bottles for home use. Pizza Hut uses this sauce on tehir BBQ chicken pizza and their hot wings as well. This sauce has a unique sweet and smokey flavor and we stand behind our reader in this call for action. Please help our efforts by emailing Pizza Hut and asking that it be made available for purchase as a stand-alone product.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Reader exclaims: "I Did Not Believe I Saw The Wienermobile Today"

Regular reader and contributor Magnum of PortalX Ventures experienced something incredible today. He saw the actual Wienermobile in person. Nuff Said.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Tootsie Pops: 100 down and more to go

We work late at the offices of The Fat Pride Times, so we had candy on hand for any trick or treaters. We gave full size candy bars and a handful of these Tootsie Pops. When all was done, we had about 3 huge bags of these suckers left. I have eaten over 100 since and I still am reaching for more as this is posted. Excellent candy. I dont care about 'how many licks it takes to get to the center' cause I just chomp em. FP Times recommends this candy product. I am trying to save the sticks and hope to have a picture of the massive pile up here shortly.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Everybody Loves Waffles - Right?

A reader sent us the excellent waffle themed images you see above. Everyone loves a good waffle. In fact, there are two days of the year set aside for them: International Waffle Day on March 25th and National (U.S.) Waffle Day on August 24th.

Here is some waffle history from

13th Century A.C. - Ancient Greeks cook flat cakes between two metal plates. These early waffles were called obleios and were primarily savory in nature, prepared with cheeses and herbs.

1620 - The pilgrims bring Dutch "wafles" to America.

1735 - The word "waffle" - with two "f"s - appears in English print for the first time.

Late 1800's - Thomas Jefferson returns to the U.S. from France with a long handled, patterned waffle iron.

1869 - Cornelius Swarthout patents the first U.S. Waffle Iron.

1953 - Frank Dorsa's Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.

1964-65 - Brussels restaurateur Maurice Vermersch brings his wife's Brussels Waffle recipe to the World's Fair in New York. The fluffy yeast-infused waffle becomes a huge hit and becomes known as the Belgium waffle.