From chicken nuggets to cheeseburgers, there’s been an explosion in plant-based meat-alternative options at fast food chains across the country. This is due in large part to producers like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, who have created incredibly realistic plant-based proteins that look, smell, and taste similar to the real thing.
These companies are fueling most of the new options out there, and their proteins are so convincing, they make it easy to go meatless when you’re on the road grabbing a quick bite. And they let you satisfy that burger craving without making a big sacrifice in flavor or texture.
I got into a discussion today on fast food. This after the airing of the Canadian McDonald’s commercial which defended their chicken nuggets and made an attempt to debunk the pink slime rumors. The most interesting part of the conversation was what fast food would you (or I) actually eat. Although I dine pretty well and have few opportunities or desire for fast food, I contend most people have their favorites when presented a choice. I made a list of my favorites. Continue reading →
Taco Cabana, one of Texas’ favorite fast casual Mexican food chains, has introduced a line of new menu items. With QuesoMania, guests can enjoy three different styles of loaded queso, including one with corn, cotija cheese, and hot sauce, another with chorizo, beans and jalapeños, and a third with ground beef and pico de gallo. All are available in small and large sizes.
Our society has always been obsessed with “sauce.” Dallas Cowboys Cole Beasley is the “sauce” on the field, Beyoncé has “hot sauce” in her bag, and good “sauce” will take a meal to the next level, and the most important… good liquor is the “sauce.” So it should be no surprise that when McDonald’s announced they were bottling up their “special sauce” to give away, the public ate it up! Society has waited since 1967 to get their hands on the special sauce and now they have the opportunity to grab one of the limited 10,000 bottles. Continue reading →
The Dallas Burger Wars continue to mount at breakneck speed, leaving only the very best to survive. To make it in this North Texas city you need to bring your a-game, and I am looking directly in your peeps Houston. It’s been just over a single year since Becks Prime opened its quirky steakhouse with a drive through on Forest Lane near Preston in Dallas, and now the locations equal a solid three with more on the possible horizon. The latest incarnation is on Oak Lawn, just across the road from the very posh digs of the ultra elite fitness center, Equinox. After sampling most of the fare at Becks today, I can assuredly see the Parkie lovelies making way to the burger stop for some pretty fantastic non-fast fast food. Continue reading →