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This Baseball Player Said He Thinks Mexican Food Is Better On The East Coast

The San Diego Padres had the privilege of hosting the 2016 MLB All-Star game at Petco Park, and the festivities kicked off  Monday, with everyone in high spirits for the Home Run Derby.

In the middle of the derby, San Diego Padre’s first baseman, Wil Myers, saw this as the perfect opportunity to talk about how much better he thinks Mexican food is on the East Coast — compared to the West Coast.

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Wil is from North Carolina, which is pretty far from Mexico, but just to tear apart his argument, in an interview with Union Tribune, he said he, “liked chipotle.”

Good for you, Wil. At least someone does. But, we have to draw the line. You sound crazy.

After seeing him beat around the bush when Yahoo Sports asked him to describe why East Coast Mexican food was “better,” it was clear he had no idea what he’s talking about and it was just what he “prefers.”

Perhaps he just “prefers” to spell his first name with one L instead of two. Seems pretty normal.

Of course, Twitter lost it’s mind over Wil’s comments:

Seriously, what is Wil thinking? Did he really think he could get away with saying the East Coast has better Mexican food than the West Coast — in Southern California? Even local Mexican restaurants were trolling Wil.

Wil, however, tried to defend himself after the flood of trolls probably drenched him in embarrassment — or confusion. He addressed his comments via Twitter, but still, it seems like he has no idea what he’s talking about. This might have made things worse. 

WillMyersBurritosNext time, just talk about baseball, Wil. Maybe that’s the reason your own brother threw a ball directly at you during the Home Run Derby. 

Wil did not come close to winning the Home Run Drby and finished the night with only 10 home runs — maybe eating all those California burritos slowed your swing down. 

Oh, yeah; Go Dodgers! 

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Cravings

Shake Shack Partners With Doughnut Plant for Limited Edition Concrete

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Shake Shack is partnering up yet again with another New York hot spot to create a new concrete to appease the masses. This time, the East Coast burger chain has joined forces with Doughnut Plant along with creative consultancy, Staple Designs, to “serve up a collaborative blend of fashion and flavor”.

The new Staple Concrete features chunks of Black Sesame cake doughnuts from Doughnut Plant blended with Shake Shack’s famous frozen custard and swirled with raspberry jam. As sweet as it is genius, the new dessert can only be found in select Shake Shack locations: Madison Square Park, Battery Park City, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO Brooklyn, Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, Theater District, Upper East Side and Upper West.

On the fashion side of things, Shake Shack also collaborated with Staple Designs to launch a product capsule featuring a limited edition t-shirt and sunglasses. If you’re a die hard Shake Shack fan who wants the world to know just how deep your love is, head on over to Staple Design’s shop to peep the merch.

The Staple Concrete is available for $4.30 for a single or $6.55 for a double and is only available through September 21.

H/T Shake Shack + PicThx Gothamist

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Cravings

Shake Shack Celebrates Labor Day With Limited Edition Corn Dogs

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The Shake Shack corn dog is like that family member you only see a few times a year, it only pops round for the holidays then you don’t see it again for a year. Of course you miss it, but you know you couldn’t handle seeing it on the daily.

The chain uses its usual all-beef franks for this golden masterpiece, dipping it in a special made corn batter then frying it to perfection. The corn dog touts a $4.50 price tag, which seems pretty pricey for a fried dog, considering you could get like 9 at Sonic’s for the same price, but Shake Shack fancies it up a bit by pairing their corn dog with a sweet corn relish.

The Shack is also serving up a special edition Peach Pie Oh My Concrete this weekend for $4.25. The summer flavored concrete features Shake Shack’s iconic vanilla custard blended with a slice of their house made peach pie.

Before you go running off to your nearest Shake Shack, the corn dogs are available most Shake Shack locations, except JFK, but you can find the limited edition concrete there. Oh, and if you’re planning on going to Brooklyn’s Flatbush and DUMBO locations, you better not want a concrete because these locations are only serving up corn dogs.

Shake Shack will only be serving these corn dogs through Monday, September 1st in honor of the holiday weekend.

H/T + PicThx Gothamist

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Fast Food

Five Guys Testing Customizable Milkshakes, Includes Bacon

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Fans of the Five Guys burger chain will be pleased to hear that you can absolutely prolong your order time now that they’re testing customizable milkshakes. That’s gotta be wonderful for the lines. Though, hey, bacon and Oreo milkshake!

Customers begin with a vanilla base for their milkshake. They’re then given the option to mix in as many topping options as their artery-clogged hearts desire. Some of the more notable toppings include salted caramel, coffee, Oreo cookies and of course bacon.

Not sure yet if it’s a Highlander type situation where the fewer ingredients you choose, the more you’ll get or if each shake will have a fixed amount. Regardless, customers can now relish in the fact that their entire meal is customizable. In a few years, they’ll probably let us choose how to cook our burgers and fries as well.

The milkshakes are currently being tested at select Five Guys locations, specifically in the East Coast.

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Sweets

Chocolate-Covered Twinkies Make Nationwide Comeback

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There are few things in the world that can’t be improved by coating them in chocolate. Twinkies are no different. Now, Hostess brands is bringing back an old favorite that is really nothing more than creme-filled soft yellow sponge cakes encased in chocolate, but is probably amazing nonetheless. Say hello (again) to the Chocodile.

Previously only available on the West Coast since the late 1990s, these miniature Boston Creams are now being released nationwide in original, chocolate creme, strawberry creme, and banana creme flavors. Unfortunately, they’ll only come in “fun size” wrappers, we figure that’s just another excuse to buy an extra box.

Picthx Hostess

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Hit-Or-Miss

[NSFW] Comedian’s Hilarious Argument on Why Girls Should Order Salad on the First Date

According to Andrew Schulz, people who Instagram must always eat lukewarm food. You set up the shot, you watch the mayo drool drip off your sandwich and by the time you’re done getting the lighting right, you’re left with a soggy, skeetish mess.

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The host of MTV’s Guy CodeJobs That Don’t Suck and The Brilliant Idiots podcast phoned in from NY for a long-distance call with Foodbeast. We covered a lot of NSFW ground, including why it’s best to stick to “a nice salad” on the first date and why a $50 burger better make you orgasm.

He also gave us a breakdown on why Anthony Bourdain’s racial ambiguity is the secret behind the man’s success and explains why the West Coast kills the fast food game.

Here’s the full transcript while you listen along:

 

ANTHONY BOURDAIN IS RACIALLY AMBIGUOUS

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I know this might be a tough decision for you, but Anthony Bourdain or Eddie Huang?

Andrew
Oh man — I gotta go…with Anthony Bourdain.

C
[giggles]

A
I gotta go with Anthony Bourdain man, I fuck with Anthony. He’s been around the world. I know Eddie’s been doing the Fresh Off the Boat thing, but I mean Anthony’s the vet. That’s the OG of this traveling food game. Right there.

Also, Anthony has got this interesting look where can fit in like any country. Like he’s a white dude, but he’s racially ambiguous enough where like if you’re in Croatia, like “yeah he can be Croatian.”

If you’re in Lebanon, like “Yeah, he’s Lebanese, obviously, look at his face.”

I feel like there’s more safety with Anthony, he can just become one of the people.

C
The people that he meets on his shows automatically just feel comfortable around him.

A
Yeah he cause he looks like their cousin! No matter where he goes, he looks like someone’s cousin!

C
What if he goes to Asia though?

A
I promise you they got a cousin that looks just like him!

 

WEST COAST FAST FOOD > EAST COAST FAST FOOD

C
How does being born and bred change your perspective on food?

A
In New York we’re spoiled — there’s anything you want. I can go to a place that just makes french fries. I can go to get sushi. I can get Italian. You know it’s open ’till 4 in the morning, we’re so spoiled with food.

But here’s the thing, our fast food in New York is garbage. Your fast food game on the West Coast is crazy is compared to New York.

Like the In-N-Out, I love In-N-Out. I got an In-N-Out gift card in my wallet right now. And what else…I like Carl’s Jr., I fuck with Carl a lil bit.

East Coast our fast food is horrible.

 

A $50 Burger Better Make your Orgasm

C
Don’t you get so pissed off when you eat something and you’re like ohhh this that’s not bad, and then they hit you with a $50 tab for a small slice of steak.

A
You know what it is, price changes expectation. Cause if that shit didn’t cost $50 dollars, it’d taste good. There’s some countries where you can get a blowjob for $50. In Germany, that’s a first world country, you can get a blowjob for $50, probably less.

If you’re gonna charge $50 for a hamburger, that shit better make me at least kinda go [orgasm sound].

That shit better be good.

 

INSTAGRAMMERS ALWAYS EAT LUKEWARM FOOD

C
What are your thoughts on people that Instagram their food at the table, or for a living? For example, yesterday at lunch we got these really dank sandwiches just drooling with mustard and creamy sauce — and it was just photos for a good 3 minutes. And then we’re like OK OK, let’s actually eat before this gets cold.

A
Exactly, you just have lukewarm food all the time. That would be the shitty thing [laughs]. I’m whatever with it, I’m cool — it doesn’t bother me like the way it seems to bother some other people. Like why do girls always Instagram their brunch? I don’t know…I’ll put up with a brunch photo as long as you put up some bikini pics as well.

 

GIRLS, EAT A SALAD ON THE FIRST DATE

C
What is the hottest thing a girl can eat on a first date, and dick is not an option?

A
The hottest thing a girl can eat on the first date? Dick is not an option? I don’t even want a girl to eat my dick. Not eat my shit. Like I don’t want it to be ingested, I’d want her to maybe taste it.

You know what, I’d like a nice salad.

C
A salad? Really? What kinda salad?

A
Yeah salad. I’m not one of those dudes that’s like I LIKE A GIRL THAT CAN A EAT A WHOLE MEAL, THAT’S HOT

I like a nice salad, because if I’m gonna eat her ass later that night I don’t want to think about if she had macaroni or some shit that might come out of it. I like something nice and healthy, something that’s not gonna interrupt the sexual atmosphere that’s could happen later that night.

You know what’s sexy? Dessert too! Cause dessert gets all over your lips, gets on your mouth, and then you get to wipe it off her mouth. Or even better, shit gets on your mouth…and then she’s like ohh you got something, and you can pretend you don’t know how to clean your own mouth, ohh can you help me? Can you help me please?

C
(silence)

A
Why? What would you eat first date?

C
Everyone in the office makes fun of me, cause I’m obsessed with burgers and I eat like a child. Like, I get shit everywhere. It’s gonna be on my lap, it’s gonna be all over the table. I’m gonna be cleaning it and putting it under the plates so the waiter doesn’t judge me.

A
Oh shit — so you’re more worried about the waitress judging you than me? That’s offensive!

C
They’re dealing with — they’re touching my food, you know?

A
I’m touching you!

C
(giggles) Theoretically.

A
Theoretically. If it all went well — I just think neat. I think neat is good on the first date, and then after we love each other let’s just eat what we really want to eat. You can just dip your head into a bucket of BBQ sauce for all I care.

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Shake Shack Expanding to Multiple Cities in 2014

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Good news for Shake Shack fans who aren’t on the East Coast, the chain is planning on expanding to select cities across the country. Shake Shack will open two new locations over the summer: a second storefront in the JFK Airport as well as a new shop in the Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax County, Virginia. A fourth location in Florida will open in Winter Park sometime in mid-2014.

We’re pretty juiced about Shake Shack expanding since we’ll finally have some Midwest and West Coast locations. Brand new storefronts are set to open in Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, and Las Vegas. Notice there’s still no California location.

What the hell Shake Shack I thought we were cool? Big Gay Ice Cream is already expanding over here so why are we still being deprived of our beloved Shack Stack and Concretes? For now Angelinos will have to road trip it up to Sin City to get our fix, which I guess isn’t so bad.

H/T + PicThx Serious Eats

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Fast Food

Subway Offers Falafel Sandwich as Veggie Option on East Coast

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For those die-hard falafel fans, Subway is serving their on-again, off-again Falafel Sandwich in areas neighboring Washington, D.C.

The falafel sandwich is definitely a choice menu item for veggie lovers or simply those who wish to try something new. The veggie-packed option consists of fried chickpea patties topped with cucumber sauce. Sadly for vegans, the sauce contains dairy but luckily you can customize your Falafel Sandwich to your heart’s (and dietary) content.

Hopefully it’ll be available in the West Coast as well, but until then it’s an East Coast exclusive. Subway’s Falafel Sandwich is available for $4.75 at six-inches and $7.50 for a footlong.

PicThx Subway