I suppose this fried chicken sandwich debacle has driven everyone bonkers. On September 24, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) will be releasing an advertisement masquerading as a computer game called I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator. In the trailer, you see Sanders and a gang of weirdos (including an anthropomorphized pressure fryer) chopping cabbage, salivating over biscuits and sailing on a rainbow. The central premise is that you can date the guy from the chicken buckets, albeit prettified in a Japanese anime knock-off style. This version of Harland Sanders is slim and dewy-eyed, with his mouth always slightly agape. I guess that’s primo smooching material? Does KFC really want people to thirst after their departed founder? In an interview with Matthew Phelan at Slate, KFC’s U.S. chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky says, “Colonel Sanders is looking for a hard-working and purpose-driven partner to share in his journey to … [Read more...] about Is America ready for a Colonel Sanders computer game?
Michael Farrell, who graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2000, is now a married father of two. Time to himself is a rare and precious commodity. In June, his wife, Christina, took the children to visit her parents in Massachusetts. Faced with his first completely unprogrammed, self-guided time in forever, Farrell got into his car by himself and pointed it south. He had heard that the Burton was for sale. While his old college watering hole was still open, and he didn’t have to justify it to anyone, he felt compelled to get one more Burton Burger. Perched at 1 E. Main St. in Allegany, the Burton is an old-school, no-frills tavern that long ago became a beloved part of the St. Bonaventure landscape. Built in 1900, the closest bar to campus, it was the site of many a freshman’s beer baptism, especially before the drinking age was 21. When owners Crisanne Nevin and her brother Chuck Collins decided they did not want to continue to bear the rigors of college … [Read more...] about With its fate in limbo, the magic of the Burton Burger beckons
By Amanda Bartlett Published 1:27 pm PDT, Sunday, September 15, 2019 Restaurant goers enjoy the daily happy hour at the then newly-opened Pedro's Cantina in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Restaurant goers enjoy the daily happy hour at the then newly-opened Pedro's Cantina in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle Photo: Stephen Lam, Special To The Chronicle Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Restaurant goers enjoy the daily happy hour at the then newly-opened Pedro's Cantina in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Restaurant goers enjoy the daily happy hour at the then newly-opened Pedro's Cantina in San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. … [Read more...] about Three SF restaurants near Oracle Park suddenly close
WEST SPRINGFIELD — There was something for every taste at The Big E with menus offering everything from soup to nuts.Whether it was Fried Oreos or Burger Bombs, Blueberry Pierogi Sundaes or The Big E Cream Puff, the joy on the faces of diners was evident.The food sampling took place on the second day of The Big E 2019, and the crowds apparently brought their appetites.“We come here almost every year,” said Laura Caouette, of Glantonbury, Connecticut, as she had breakfast in the Fire House with her son, Butch Reiter, of Sherrill, New York. “The food is pretty good; they work hard back there.” “It’s well worth it,” said Reiter, adding that The Big E “is better than the New York State fair.” The Big E 2019 daily schedule, map and parking information Here's what's going on each day at the Eastern States Exposition Enjoying some buns outside the Cinnamon Saloon were Andrew and Jennifer Giles, of Cranston, Rhode Island.“We … [Read more...] about The Big E serves up gastronomical feast (photos)
For many, the words “pasta e fagioli” conjure the image of a particular dish with a tomato-laden broth, but pasta and beans don’t stop at that. The duo is the foundation of a multitude of wonderful one-pot variations, all simple, hearty and nutritious. This one, studded with artichoke hearts in a lovely, lemony liquid also brings an easy elegance to the table. … [Read more...] about A quick, flavorful chickpea stew for busy nights