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There were those times where adult TV simply lacked entertainment. I mean, who wants to see jewelry anyways? But then it got a huge boost nearing the 2000’s and in the 2000’s. It ranged from brain-dead comedies to tearjerker dramas, from eye-popping science-fictions to the horror film we now call reality shows. I’d call it the adult invasion. And one of the channels in this great invasion were the National Broadcasting Company, more commonly referred to as NBC.

Launched July 1938, NBC has ever been the channel of adult television that’s “more colorful”. Broadcasting shows like The Biggest Loser and The Office, there is no time when NBC isn’t entertaining. And a newly-aired show has just begun on that network. It’s a cooking competition, yes. But here’s the whimsical new concept: Contestants have to pitch in THEIR concepts in hopes of being invested. And if they’re lucky, their concept will become America’s next great restaurant, opening in 3 cities across America: Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York City!

Some ideas are actually pretty worthy, like the classical meatball cuisine, grilled cheese, and woods, wings, and waffles. But others were just plain frightening, like the idea of a drug store cafe.

The investors are “burger connoisseur” Bobby Flay, Australian celeb chef Curtis Stone, Chipotle founder Steve Ells (You hear that? There would be no Chipotle if it wasn’t for this man!), and chef Lorena Garcia.

Here’s a list of some of the remaining contestants on ANGR:

  • Joey Galluzzi of Brooklyn, NY for Saucy Balls. No one can resist the fine taste of meatballs, and that’s what Joey G.’s implying on. Inspired by Gramma’s meatballs, Joey will stop at nothing to have his concept invested. But will that concept really go far when he insists on the classic “gangster” concept, even going so far to try to get a prop gun for a photo shoot? And will Joey’s meatballs be lucky enough to get tasty immunity?
  • Sandy DiGiovanni of Kansas City, MO for Limbo/Sinners & Saints. Going with the angels-and-devils kind of concept, Sandy garners a creative way to sell food. For example, a Monster Burger on the sinner side, and a turkey burger on the saint side. Will her angels and devils fly their way to immunity?
  • Stephenie Park of Chicago, IL for Compleat/Harvest Sol. Hogging up the sun-ripened foods in her restaurant, Stephenie serves up a rather Mediterranean competition for contestants. But will she harvest the immunity of tonight?
  • Sudhir Kandula of New York City, NY for The Tiffin Box/Spice Coast. Earning immunity in the fourth episode, this New Yorker is ready to make customers put their money where their mouth is! Running the classic Indian restaurant, can Sudhir’s spices blaze on over to immunity?
  • Jamawn Woods of Detroit, MI for W3’s/Soul Daddy. Sticking with the Motown-like soul food concept, this fashionably fair fellow is about to kick up some delicious foods! But will his style, sync, and soul boogie him to immunity?

The show is only up to its sixth episode, airing tonight at 8:00 at NBC. And, honestly, this is actually literally more like a comedy than a cooking contest. Yep, there are some pretty epic Fails on here. But here’s a “taste” of what to expect:

Be on the lookout for more ANGR as well as the sixth episode premiering in 21 minutes on NBC!

Yours truly,

Sam



Hey it’s Sam. Have you ever felt what it’s like to merge two restaurants together? Like, for instance, combine Taco Bell and Burger King, and it becomes either Taco King or Burger Bell. Or combine Culver’s with Wendy’s, and you have either Culvy’s or Wender’s. Well, I have another one for you…McDonald’s + Quizno’s = McQuizno’s…Mmm…i’m lovin’ it. You’re probably wondering, “WTF mate?” Well, Dad took me out for lunch just now, and we drove to McDonald’s. Dad ordered me a Mighty Kids Meal (as I said, Happy Meals are for sissies, click here) with a drink of Hi-C, no ice. Dad put my Meal in the passenger’s seat and gave me my drink. We kept on driving (by now I was extremely confused) to what wound up to be Quizno’s. We met up with Mr. Mwitula (mwee-too-luh) and Tumpale, who had come with us. Anyways, they wound up ordering Quizno meals while I impatiently sat and sipped my drink. Luckily, they got their orders over with…and pretty soon, I had to pray for all the food we were about to eat. So I just laid them with the shortest food prayer ever:

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest,

And let these gifts to us be blessed.

Amen.

We ate of our food, and again, like last night, all the fries were stiff. >:( Man why is this always happening? Anyways, the nuggets I get were in 6-piece. Pfff. Easy to finish. And when I finished my drink, I called it a meal. I reached into my box and saw what toy I got…The Joker. So yeah. That was pretty much how it’s like at McQuizno’s…McDonald’s food eaten at Quizno’s. Pretty simple, eh?

So…bye. :/

Sam

Today’s commenter question: Have you eaten 6-piece Chicken Nuggets in your life?



Hey it’s Sam and you know how I’m always blabbing about my trip to Grand Rapids? Well we ate out for dinner at the closest McDonald’s. It wasn’t that long a trip to get there, and pretty soon, I was turning into a human popsicle with these blasts of cold air heading right for me. So, if there’s an air conditioning guy around here, either he wants to make us freeze to death, or he’s on a lunch break. Anyways, I ordered a Mighty Kids Meal (I figured now that Happy Meals are for sissies) with a Hi-C drink. Anyways, we all sat down and ate. I learned that Mighty Kids always had 6-piece Chicken Nuggets, never 4-piece, but I dealt with it and finished it up anyways. (You should’ve seen me at Holiday Inn. I ate a whole 10-piece!) There were pretty much no bendy fries, which really devastated me. You know, because you know those fries that are bendy like rubber bands? Like, they don’t BREAK APART when you bend them? Well, I like those ones, and the only ones I got were literally stiff, or only few bendy fries made it into my fries. When I was done, I found an extra case of fries. I offered them to anyone, neglected by everyone. So I guess it was more fries for me!  When I was done with my epic meal, I got a strawberry milkshake for my dessert…more like ice cream. Pretty much, I was taking my dessert not by straw, but by spoon. I reached into my box for my toy, and pulled out…a Littlest Pet Shop toy? Yikes. Looked like they mixed up my toy and sent my meal with a girl toy instead of a boy toy. Eneke managed to fix my problem by replacing it with a Spider-Man. Even though I already have that toy, um…two toys are better than one? Pretty soon, Tumpale was nowhere to be found. Some theories stated that the women’s bathroom was a 5-star hotel resort, and she was already asleep. But at the last second, she finally showed up right when we were about to leave. I got to bring home my milkshake/ice cream, which I spooned down in the car. So here’s a lesson: Mighty Kids Meals are alive, Happy Meals are dead. That’s all I have to say, I’m going to bed. Peace!

Sam

Today’s commenter question (Note to children/big kids): Have you ever had a Mighty Kids Meal?

Today’s fact: McDonald’s has over 31,000 locations around the globe.



So, I just got back from Indiana; I left with a fed stomach. Where my stomach was fed you ask? Well, Cracker Barrel, of course! In fact, Cracker Barrel is the main subject of this weblog.

So me, Tumpale (my sister), Ma, Pa, and Candace (a relative?) were at Bloomington, and we were supposed to go to Bob Evans. We couldn’t find it, so we went to Cracker Barrel instead. As soon as we got inside, I realized why they called it Old Country Store! We took a seat, and looked over the menus. Me and Tumpale ordered Sprite.  Mom and Candace recalled water with a lemon, and Dad, I believe, was water. I ordered chicken tenderloin plate with steak fries, and Tumpale ordered a bacon cheeseburger (leave right now if you’re hungry enough to eat). The chicken tenderloin was AMAZING—rough on the outside, mealy on the inside!! And the steak fries were just like Ma cooked for dinner—crispy, and appetizing. But you will not BELIEVE how big Tumpale’s bacon cheeseburger turned out to be…I believe it was bigger than my head!! It reminded me of a Baconator you could get at Wendy’s.

Yep, this was most likely of the Bacon Cheeseburger Sis ate. And if you are watering at the mouth, get away from your computer and eat something NOW!! I don’t want you drooling all over my weblog!

As I was saying, you can actually eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Cracker Barrel, no questions asked. I’m not so surprised, but am I supposed to be?

So the meal was amazing, and guess what? You could buy stuff in Cracker Barrel rather than eat there! It’s a store AND a restaurant combined! So it could be a storestaurant, or a restore! I know they suck right? :( I got a Ring Pop, and we got the heck outta there!

Wait…now I’m hungry again.

Well, talk to you guys later! I gotta get a bite!

L8tr,

Sam

Oh, and P.S. Cracker Barrel has 594 locations, no lie!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL :O



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