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Woman named Marijuana Pepsi now a doctor Woman named Marijuana Pepsi now a doctor

Now that you’ve had sufficient time to guffaw at the headline, this story, it turns out, is actually an inspiring tale of not allowing labels to hold you back in life.

What’s the saddest meal you’ve eaten? What’s the saddest meal you’ve eaten?

Sad desk lunch is sad. Why? Not just because most of us can only dream of those artfully arranged bento boxes (“Welp, Jimmy John’s it is, again”) but because the environment is sad: fluorescent lights, the smell of industrial carpet cleaner, crusty communal microwaves. Sad meals are not just about what’s on the plate,…

My hot sauce is turning pale. Is it safe to use? My hot sauce is turning pale. Is it safe to use?

This is the current state of a hot sauce sitting at my desk. I forgot about it for a few months and only came across while clearing away some books. The color of this hot sauce is... concerning. It used to be a fairly bright red, like any cayenne-based hot sauce. This type of hot sauce is vinegar-based, and so should…

The Takeout's fantasy food draft: Best salty snacks The Takeout's fantasy food draft: Best salty snacks

Welcome, dear readers, to The Takeout Draft, our recurring feature that combines our love of food, fantasy sports, and arguing on Slack.

Last Call: A cheat sheet for decoding Vietnamese pho menus Last Call: A cheat sheet for decoding Vietnamese pho menus

Author Andrea Nguyen is a friend of The Takeout who’s helped us understand the magnificence of Vietnamese pho and gave us a killer recipe for umami garlic noodles. We own every book she’s written and we encourage you to do the same.

Hey Hot Ones' Sean Evans, is a hot dog a sandwich? Hey Hot Ones' Sean Evans, is a hot dog a sandwich?

Every food media site and its mother are trying to collect on that sweet, sweet, YouTube ad revenue. So we tip our hats to our colleagues at First We Feast, who have on their hands a genuine, bonafide viral hit in Hot Ones, a celebrity hot wings challenge in the guise of a surprisingly substantive interview show. The…

Last Call: A peek behind the curtains of America's greatest fried chicken Last Call: A peek behind the curtains of America's greatest fried chicken

Throw the words “Best Burger” or “Best Pizza” up on the internet and it’s like throwing a carcass at a pack of vultures. You’re inviting people to scream share their deeply held opinions and defend it to their deaths.

What region has the nation’s best pizza? What region has the nation’s best pizza?

America is not a pizza monoculture. A cheeseburger in New York might not be so different from a cheeseburger in Chicago, but the pizzas between those two cities are barely in the same category of food. Our pies—like our people—span many styles, shapes, creeds, and appearances. Every region has its own pizza patois,…

Former LaCroix employee sues company over being fired for BPA claims Former LaCroix employee sues company over being fired for BPA claims

Like many office workers across the country, I’m currently drinking from a can of berry-flavored LaCroix as I type these words: A former LaCroix vice president at LaCroix is suing its parent company over claims that he was fired in retaliation.

There are 2 must-get items from McDonald's new Worldwide Favorites menu There are 2 must-get items from McDonald's new Worldwide Favorites menu

Having recently eaten through much of the menu at McDonald’s in Hong Kong, it made me realize McDonald’s was like music, film, or another form of pop culture—some of it exported from America worldwide, with the remaining filled with local stars and catered for local tastes. Like, Beyonce is a megastar in India, but so…

The Takeout's fantasy food draft: Best breakfast cereal The Takeout's fantasy food draft: Best breakfast cereal

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Last Call: British chef Heston Blumenthal wants to engineer the perfect fish & chips Last Call: British chef Heston Blumenthal wants to engineer the perfect fish & chips

About 15 years ago, fine dining chefs were obsessed with a genre of cooking known as molecular gastronomy—essentially, employing scientific techniques to manipulate taste, sensation, appearance, and texture of food. Liquids were dehydrated into powders, solids were transformed into orbs that exploded its juices when…

Choose one potato salad: German or American. Answer now. Choose one potato salad: German or American. Answer now.

It’s a wonder Kevin and Kate even work together. Can they agree on nothing? Cottage cheese is a non-starter, and don’t bring up the topic of breakfast meats in their shared presence unless you’re ready for barbed verbal fisticuffs. The latest subject of culinary controversy: the superiority of German vs. creamy …

Last Call: Xbox's Microsoft Flight Simulator trailer drops jaws, blows minds

Can you remember the last time your mind was truly blown? I remember that mouth-agape feeling when I experienced Google Earth for the first time. It was the idea I could fly from my Chicago apartment to my childhood home near Seattle, and see in stunning satellite imagery the tree I planted in our backyard.

Asshole seagull snatches $21.50 lobster roll Asshole seagull snatches $21.50 lobster roll

The Takeout’s longstanding position on seagulls: They’re assholes.

Last Call: Tom Morello, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Co. jam to Game of Thrones theme Last Call: Tom Morello, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Co. jam to Game of Thrones theme

Recently, Fender Guitars wrangled a number of thrash guitar luminaries—Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine, Scott Ian from Anthrax, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme—and brought them into a studio with Game of Thrones showrunner Dan Weiss and show composer Ramin Djawadi. They turned on the cameras, ostensibly to show…

Ed Sheeran now a condiment Ed Sheeran now a condiment

Ed Sheeran, a man who’s in love with the shape of you, is also in love with ketchup. He loves ketchup the way you love mom, that is, he’s got a tattoo of the Heinz ketchup logo on his left arm.

The Takeout's fantasy food draft: Best ice cream toppings The Takeout's fantasy food draft: Best ice cream toppings

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