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Beer Of The Week: Roadhouse Family Vacation blonde ale is my new summer jam  Beer Of The Week: Roadhouse Family Vacation blonde ale is my new summer jam 

Maybe you think that all easy-drinking beers—blonde ales, cream ales, etc.—are interchangeable: they’re light, pale, balanced, and low in alcohol. I’d argue instead that because they’re deceptively simple, these are tough beers to get just right. And given many American brewers’ infatuation with hops, wacky flavors,…

Last Call: GOOP comes clean about its “scientific” sources, and a fun father’s day movie Last Call: GOOP comes clean about its “scientific” sources, and a fun father’s day movie

Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Snacking on leftover marijuana chocolates sends 2 Vermont hotel employees to the hospital Snacking on leftover marijuana chocolates sends 2 Vermont hotel employees to the hospital

Speaking as former servers and hotel employees, we Takeout writers completely understand why some Vermont hotel workers were stoked to find an uneaten box of fancy-looking chocolates in a recently vacated room. We’ve been there: Working long shifts, not making a ton of money, grateful for any little snack that comes…

Survey: The average drunk-munchies meal adds up to about 800 calories  Survey: The average drunk-munchies meal adds up to about 800 calories 

When I’ve watched friends—with greater willpower than I have—take a month or more off drinking, most tell me that they not only feel better but end up losing some weight, too. And perhaps that’s not just because they’re laying off the beer and sugary cocktails, but because they’re not indulging in the post-drinking…

Girl’s Reese’s candy-inspired name wins her family $10,000 Girl’s Reese’s candy-inspired name wins her family $10,000

Hey, far be it from us to cast judgment upon what families choose to name their children, but this story of a North Carolina mom who named her daughter after Reese’s candy is rather extreme: Fox News reports Renee Cupp won a $10,000 prize from the confectionary company after naming her daughter Reese Eve Cupp, or…

Last Call: How the Got Milk? ads were born, and a refreshing mango beer Last Call: How the Got Milk? ads were born, and a refreshing mango beer

Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

[UPDATED] This (fake) bot-generated Olive Garden commercial is an internet treasure [UPDATED] This (fake) bot-generated Olive Garden commercial is an internet treasure

Update, 2:50 p.m.: Friends, in our eagerness to find a spark of joy on the internet, we’ve all been had. The bot is not, in fact, a bot, as our much-smarter friends at Gizmodo point out. But damn, it was a good ride. And we’d still eat unlimited stick.

Texas is in the throes of a fast-food bun crisis Texas is in the throes of a fast-food bun crisis

We reported yesterday that all Texas locations of In-N-Out had reopened after a mysterious “bun problem” forced them to close for two days earlier this week. The restaurant chain was tight-lipped about what the exact bun issue was, saying only that the bread didn’t meet quality standards, but also didn’t pose a health…

Here's all the crazy shit people have tried to return at Costco Here's all the crazy shit people have tried to return at Costco

How do we love Costco? Let us count the ways. One of our favorite aspects of the big-box store is its return policy, which generally sides in favor of the customer and doesn’t make you feel like a jerk even when you’re returning an entire set of patio furniture a month after buying it. But we should rest easy, because…

We declare as a unified staff that loaded fries suck We declare as a unified staff that loaded fries suck

Hear ye, hear ye. Gather ’round, as The Takeout shall issue a public proclamation. On this day, in the year 2018 Anno Domini, our fair food publication has declared the official stance on “loaded French fries”: they suck.

Last Call: The physics of shaking a cocktail and a fun take on a game show  Last Call: The physics of shaking a cocktail and a fun take on a game show 

Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

CDC study: American toddlers consume more sugar than is recommended for adults CDC study: American toddlers consume more sugar than is recommended for adults

Children as young as six months old are eating way more added sugar than they should, according to a new study of 800 American infants and toddlers conducted by an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. Results show that more than 80 percent of kids under 23 months ate added sugars on…

In-N-Outs reopen after mysterious bun trouble closes all Texas locations In-N-Outs reopen after mysterious bun trouble closes all Texas locations

Texas In-N-Out fans couldn’t get their fix earlier this week after the burger chain shuttered all its locations statewide following what the Austin American-Statesman called “issues with burger buns.” The company declined to elaborate on exactly what the bun bungle was, though it did say in a statement that it posed…

Maybe don’t serve meat at a vegan festival Maybe don’t serve meat at a vegan festival

While The Takeout has no problem with some people’s decision not to eat animal products, we occasionally find ourselves rolling our eyes at extreme vegan outrage. Today, however, we are on the side of pissed-off vegans, who are up in arms after a food truck at Houston’s Vegandale festival served meat and other animal…

Last Call: “Avocado Hand” is apparently a health threat Last Call: “Avocado Hand” is apparently a health threat

Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Vegan meals at U.K. supermarkets found to contain traces of mysterious meat Vegan meals at U.K. supermarkets found to contain traces of mysterious meat

British shoppers who placed a package of “meat-free meatballs”—with a Vegetarian Society seal of approval on it—might reasonably conclude that their meal is meat-free. But not so fast: An investigation by the Daily Telegraph found this product and others labeled vegan or meat-free contained trace amounts of turkey and…

Florida city now allows ban on beer sales during hurricanes, just when people need it most Florida city now allows ban on beer sales during hurricanes, just when people need it most

What else is there to do during a hurricane but play board games and get sorta day-buzzed, right? That’s going to be a lot more difficult in Cape Coral, Florida, following the City Council’s decision to allow officials to suspend the sale of beer during the lead-up or response to a state of emergency. CBS-12 reports…

Study: Offices are minefields of empty calories Study: Offices are minefields of empty calories

When you work in a large enough office, the break room constantly seems to be hosting some sort of food-related celebration: cupcakes for Dianne’s new baby, pizza for Staff Appreciation Friday, a box of random doughnuts someone brought in because it’s Tuesday. According to a study from the U.S. Centers For Disease…

Allagash White is a classic witbier that should be on everyone’s bucket list Allagash White is a classic witbier that should be on everyone’s bucket list

When someone admits to me they’ve never tried Allagash White, I flash back to a Jack Black scene from High Fidelity: “That is perverse. Don’t tell anybody you don’t own fucking Blonde On Blonde.”

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