Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Hot Dog As Art - MOBI Pictures Direct From The Artist

Always up to something, and respectfully always prepared with his mobile technology devices, Black2oof from Las Vegas shows us the steps to creating a mean Jumbo Brown Mustard Dog. As the photos show, he is becoming a leading artist in the medium of MOBI and we are proud to show his work here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cheeburger Cheeburger - Spotted By Our Friend Frodo In Virginia Airport

Our fine friend Frodo spotted this establishment in the Richmond International Airport in Virginia and snapped us a picture just for curiosity sake. We at the FPT have not seen one of these before, however another reader from the East has told us that it is an excellent place and they have like 40 different kinds of milkshakes. Are you familiar? Please tell us your experience!

Texas Toast Homemade Cheeseburger - MOBI Picture from Black2ooph

While we believe A&W was the first place to make these, here is a homemade example from our Las Vegas MOBI reporter. Pretty basic assembly - we have made these in the test kitchens ourselves as well. The Texas Toast is the kind that comes frozen and is thick and huge. Think you can do better? Send us your pic for posting.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

NEW Doritos Blazin' Buffalo Ranch "Flavor Shots" Chip Bags

Wendy, our new front desk employee found these at 7-11 and promptly returned to the FPT test kitchens with them for us to see. This new offering from Doritos has a little flavor packet with spices that you sprinkle on the chips (see photos above). We found them to be a little too flavorful with the packet spices added. However for those who just love full flavor and spice covered fingertips, these might be perfect for you. The staff here does give Doritos points for their continual innovations and new flavors.

Monday, July 20, 2009

BBQ Ribs - Prider Size Portion

Our friend, Brian GlickGlick sent us a quickpic of what he recommends for an appetizer before a nice long 4 hour powernap. Awesome.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

FROM ETATHED: On a recent trip to Las Vegas I had the chance to dine at RM SEAFOOD, a restaurant located in Mandalay Bay. I was in the mood for some seafood and this place looked to be top notch. This was a nice quiet place, though it was early and i hear the upstairs area gets jumpin later. The staff was very friendly and the service was fantastic. I started with the Jumbo Lump Crabcake with chipotle mayonnaise, cucumber and pickled green papaya. This was probably the best crab cake i had ever tasted. A slight crunchiness on the top and bottom convinced me this cake was cooked to perfection. I also tried the papaya, which i was surprised by. It had a very strong flavor that i cant really describe, but it accented the crab cake wonderfully. Next came the main course. I had went to RM Seafood specifically for the Lobster Raviolis that where on the restaurant's menu, via the Mandalay Ba site. Unfortunately when i got there the menu was different and the no longer had the Lobster Raviolis. I settled on the Blackened Catfish with sweet corn hushpuppies, and braised mustard greens. I must say i was bit let down by the catfish, for some reason it seemed to lack the flavor i have come to love from other catfish dishes. As i was eating the fish i really thought i would have enjoyed a couple more crab cakes much more. However the hush puppies were out of this world. They had a cheese sauce baked into them that was fantastic. I didn't touch the greens. I also got a side of Cheddar Mashed Potatoes. These were very tasty and when eaten with the catfish, helped to liven things up a bit. Over all it was a decent meal. Wonderful appetizer and sides, poor entree. I think my bill ran around 40-50 bucks, which isn't cheap, but isn't too outrageous either. They really do need to look into updating their menu on the Mandalay Bay site though. I was very disappointed when the meal i went there for was not available.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Carl's Jr. - Hardee's - Dr. Pepper - “Taste for Speed” Gift Pack Contest - Enter Thru July 6th

Feel the need for speed? Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants – in conjunction with Dr Pepper – are celebrating the highly-anticipated debut of the all new 2010 Chevy Camaro. Starting now thru July 6th PST we are running a contest to giveaway quite the awesome ultimate car lover package prize! Winner will receive the "Taste for Speed" gift pack, valued at nearly $200, featuring the following items: -2010 remote control Camaro -Meguiar's Complete Car Care Kit (includes Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner, Gold Class Wax, tire protectant and the Quick Interior Detailer kit) -Super absorbent ShamWow (8 count pack including a variety of sizes) -Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s and Dr Pepper coupons for free food and drink -And various other swag, including a “More than just a piece of meat” shirt, insulated coffee mugs, antenna toppers and baseball caps HOW TO ENTER: We have chosen a number between 1-500. Please use the comments button below to post your guess. Closest to our magic number wins it all. In case of a tie, there will be a live playoff on the 7th. 2 guesses per reader and all posts must be signed with a recognizable email or nick. All comments will also be emailed to us as they are posted with IP's - so no shenanigans please. If you prefer, you can email direct with your guesses to the link on the right column of this page. FPT staff members are inelegible to participate. EVEN MORE: For a limited time, customers who purchase a large beverage or large combo meal at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will receive a “Dr Pepper Camaro” instant win game cup. Each contains a unique game code printed on the cup that may be entered at to reveal possible prizes, including one of six of the all new 2010 Chevy Camaro. After guests submit their game code, they have a chance to play a fun car game – Drive-Thru Derby. Drive Thru Derby Game

The FPT Unusual Item of The Week: "The Meatloaf Cake"

One of our regular readers sent us an email that points to what has to be the strangest food item we have posted in a long time. This item comes from The Black Widow Bakery and is very well documented on the link below. The Meatcake by Black Widow Bakery

Carl's Jr. - Teriyaki Burger With Grilled Dole Pineapple Is Back - And Then Some

One of our favorites is back at Carl's Jr., and the timing is perfect. You are supposed to eat fruit in the summer and this burger helps carry that load. This year the Teriyaki Burger is being promoted by a lovely bikini beach bunny who is as good-looking as this burger is. We like this burger because the teriyaki glaze (not teriyaki sauce, which is bitter by itself) blends with the sweetness of the pineapple to make a 1-2 knockout punch. The burger looks just like the photo above - something Carl's is always good about, unlike other fast food restaurants. Heres the official stats: The Teriyaki Six Dollar Burger Charbroiled 100% Black Angus Beef Patty, Teriyaki Glaze, Grilled Dole Pineapple, Two Slices of Swiss Cheese, Red Onion, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayonnaise on a Toasted Sesame Seed Bun. CLICK HERE FOR ONE DOLLAR OFF COUPON