With a majority of us quarantined up at home these days, streaming Netflix has become the absolute norm now more than ever. However, for those lacking the access to it, Popeyes has their backs.
The fried chicken giant just unveiled an extraordinary promotion called ‘Fried Chicken N Chill’, wherein it will provide a number of lucky customers with their own Netflix login credentials so that they can, well, fried chicken and chill.
For the specific details, Popeyes will be giving out the login credentials to the first 1,000 who post pics of themselves chowing down on Popeyes chicken on Twitter and using the hashtag #ThatPasswordFromPopeyes.
Those lucky thousand that are gifted that precious Netflix username and password are in for a major win because that just means they’ll get to experience the bizarre wonder that is Tiger King.
Man what I’d do to have a fried chicken meal with that whole cast of characters.
Netflix and chill just took on a whole new meaning. Well known for their zany ice cream concoctions, who knew Ben & Jerry were a couple of Don Juans? With over 60 flavors in their 42-year partnership, they certainly understand the importance of keeping things interesting.
Recently they announced their newest flavor: Netflix & Chill’d. It’s a plot-twist of a collaboration that features the delectable line up of peanut butter ice cream, sweet & salty pretzel swirls & fudge brownies. Things are bound to get *ahem* reel.
Netflix & Chill’d can be found in pints worldwide, online and at all Scoop Shops. Spoiler alert, the dairy-free option will only be released domestically.
Now if only you could order a pint through your Netflix account.
The not-so-mysterious sandwich is exactly what you thought it would be, which is a straight up Upside Down Whopper, available in select locations Friday, June 21.
They didn’t build it with the Whopper ingredients stacked in a crazy order. They didn’t try to get you with any mind tricks, or freaky Whopper illusions. It’s literally just a regular Whopper, but flipped on its head, which you can do on your own with any Whopper.
I guess the intrigue comes from the Stranger Things-labeled wrapper that covers the Whopper, along with Stranger Things print on the drink cups, seeing how Coca-Cola is in on this collab.
They’ve also temporarily changed their name to “Stranger King” on all their social media platforms, which is at least strong commitment to the promotion.
The Upside Down Whopper will technically only be available at 11 Burger King locations across the country, but if you’re savvy enough, you can probably figure out how to make one on your own. For die-hard fans, the draw is trying to snag some Stranger Things/BK merch, like shirts, pins and and crowns.
If you want to celebrate the new season with burgers and merch, head to one of the Burger King locations below.
Upside Down Whopper Locations:
10494 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL
25560 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX
128 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
415 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA
2400 Caster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Coit Road, Plano, TX
2840 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL
35 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
4918 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
327 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
1437 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD
If you’re sitting at home and ready to unwind, you’re probably looking for the next show on Netflix to binge-watch. Moreover, if you’re a foodie, you’re probably looking for a show about food.
Netflix has you covered. Obviously, we want a captivating story that will motivate us to watch. Check. We want to escape and have fun by traveling to new places and watching new experiences unfold. Double-check. But most of all, we want to watch something visually-appetizing, enough to make our mouths water during every scene.
However, what is most unique about Netflix’s line-up of original food-related content is the complex nature of food and people. These food shows are multi-dimensional and help enhance the human condition through food. We explain our picks for the five must-watch food series on Netflix below:
Salt Fat Acid Heat
In Netflix’s newest food documentary entry, Salt Fat Acid Heat, chef and food writer, Samin Nosrat, provides a refreshing voice as she gives us a beautifully authentic way to view food and travel. Her focus is taste — that is, the four distinct tastes that resides in all forms of cooking: Salt, fat, acid and heat. The visuals are as vibrant as Nosrat’s personality, and her humor is intoxicating.
Nosrat’s philosophy is twofold. One, that food is universal and can bring us all together. And two, that good food is easily accessible and personal. In her show, food is a rich culture that shows her audience that we are diverse, but we are also human. But most important, her voice is youthful, fearless and diverse. Watching this show is like going on a trip with a close friend. And it will make you love and appreciate food and the world more than you already do.
In Netflix’s Ugly Delicious, James Beard award-winning chef and Momofuku restauranteur, David Chang, takes you in search of ugly food — food that we typically overlook because it is not considered fine dining. Every episode showcases a different ugly food like pizza, tacos and fried chicken; but it turns the dish on its head by introducing a re-invention or twist to the food. As a fun added-bonus, Chang takes along several guests, from culinary greats like Wolfgang Puck and the late Jonathan Gold, to celebrity friends like Jimmy Kimmel and Gillian Jacobs.
Visually-lively and deliciously bold, this series is not afraid to embrace the beauty of these ugly foods. Chang explores topics like fusion dishes, strange eats and comfort foods, all the while presenting the featured dishes and chefs in a refreshing new way. Its omnivorous outlook on today’s food culture and its discussion about culinary stereotypes are meant to tickle any foodie’s brain, as well as their palate.
Somebody Feed Phil
Somebody Feed Phil is Netflix’s follow-up series to PBS’s short-lived series I’ll Have What Phil’s Having. Phil Rosenthal, creator of the popular sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, turns his attention to the culinary world, bringing his humor, light-hearted fun and enthusiasm. This more travel-oriented series takes us from city-to-city in search of great food. Every episode is centered on one place, from Bangkok to Tel Aviv, and New Orleans to Buenos Aires.
Throughout the series, Phil’s voice is genuine and familiar. He isn’t a professional chef or food critic; He’s one of us. Paired with delectable food shots, his comedic quips, humorous anecdotes and paternal quirks are a delight to savor. With every new person he meets or experience he encounters, Phil shows us the wonders of the world through his giddy eyes. In every episode, he checks-in with his adorable parents, which always makes for a hilarious exchange. Rosenthal lives a foodie travelers dream-come-true and you will certainly want to be a part of the ride.
Probably the most intellectually-intricate piece on our list, Cooked comes from the mind of journalist Michael Pollan. Cooked showcases the diverse stories of individuals in a true exploration of the food’s significance to humanity. Each of the four episodes focuses on one of the natural elements: fire, water, air and earth. With each beautifully-presented installment, we learn more about the intimate relationship between who we are and what we eat.
The series is definitely a window into worlds that you might not usually get to see that often. But the series is also a mirror, reflecting back to us the general disconnect we have now with food and cooking. It’s a conversation that deconstructs the very idea of cooking in human history and presents it in a palatable, relatable and thought-provoking way.
Perhaps the longest-running food documentary series on Netflix, the Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table takes gourmet food to a whole new level. Each episode is an exploration of a world-class chef. It’s not a stretch to say that many of these people are culinary geniuses. Wildly-inventive and intensely-passionate, the variety of culinary provocateurs all have their own personalities and stories that shine through in their cuisine.
Visually, the series is a stunning gastronomic explosion of aesthetic food. Every shot takes you into the world of the chef; every moment reveals their truest minds. After watching, it’s hard not to appreciate the deliberate work that these chefs, and truthfully, all chefs put into their creations. The show is an artistic endeavor to elevate the portrait of the chef and the ways they create.
For those of you addicted to Netflix’s cooking competition series, The Final Table, the show pairs chefs from around the world together to take on national dishes to be judged by a panel of pop culture icons and culinary authorities. Those inspired to sign up for culinary school after binging this series, may want to give your wallet a beat first. You may not need culinary school to be a lauded chef, at least according to the winner of The Final Table.
For those of you who haven’t finished the series, maybe come back to this piece after, for spoilers on the winner are soon to come.
You’ve been warned.
Winner of the first season of The Final Table, chef Tim Hollingsworth, appeared on The Katchup Podcast and spoke about his career and participating on the competitive cooking series.
During the episode, co-host Geoffrey Kutnick asked Chef Hollingsworth his opinion on culinary school and whether or not the resumes he receives from prospective chefs list culinary school on them matter during the hiring process.
“It does not matter to me at all,” Hollingsworth states. “At all. Period.”
“Nothing against culinary school, but I think people learn differently,” he explains. “I’m not going to sit here and say people shouldn’t go to culinary school. If you need that structure and that curriculum, then you should go to culinary school.”
Years back, Hollingsworth moved to New York to taste the experience of taking culinary courses, which he abruptly left.
“Going back, would I go to culinary school again? I would not,” he divulged. “There’s no way.”
Photo Courtesy of Netflix
The award-winning chef has no regrets about leaving culinary school behind.
He began his culinary career in his teens as a dishwasher, calling chefs and restaurants nonstop until he got his foot in the door. Hollingsworth worked at The French Laundry for 13 years where he held the title of Chef de Cuisine for four years under the acclaimed Thomas Keller.
The Final Table champion is now chef and owner of Downtown Los Angeles’ all-day restaurant Otium, and The Fields LA spots C.J. Boyd’s and Free Play.
“I’m happy I didn’t go to culinary school, I’m happy I didn’t have the debt from going to culinary school, but the one thing I wish I would have done was gone to business school,” Hollingsworth reflected. “I think that would have been helpful ’cause that part of the restaurant now, is a lot of what I do. Ultimately, if I had gone to school for that, I would be a lot more prepared now.”
Hollingsworth joined The Katchup Podcast, presented by Foodbeast, and talked about his victory for the very first time since the Netflix series launched in November.
While every cooking competition has notable chefs throwing down head-to-head, Netflix really threw its weight behind the show in order to get the absolute best of the best, asking them to cook dishes from around the world.
While there has been some criticism of the show, it mostly did a good job of bringing together accomplished chefs and challenging them to learn about different cultures’ cuisines, on the spot.
Photo courtesy of Netflix
With impressive stage setups, a pressure-building premise, and a room full of chefs with crazy accolades, Hollingsworth took the competition in stride, beating out 23 other world-class contestants.
Chef Tim took us behind the scenes of The Final Table, sharing how he paid his dues in the industry even without culinary experience, and described what it takes to successfully run a high-end restaurant.
At about the 36:00 minute mark, the guys start digging into the nitty gritty of the show itself. Hollingsworth talked about what it was like entering the competition, with little to know knowledge of the premise, considering it was the first season. He explained how the show was pretty honest in its portrayals, but still carried a bit of TV magic to keep things interesting.
The Katchup crew also discusses how cooking shows have become background noise of late, and how The Final Table is not only bearable, but for better or worse, it carries the Netflix binge-factor that you don’t get from traditional shows on TV.
Check out the full interview above, and be sure to subscribe and comment on iTunes, Spotify, and or YouTube if you guys enjoyed the conversation.
Halloween is less than two months away, and I for one am chomping away like a famished zombie for the brains of the spooky season.
This year, in honor of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, Universal Studios is offering up dishes inspired by the ’80s phenomenon at both their Hollywood and Orlando locations.
The menu was created by each park’s executive chef and culinary teams to compliment the enthralling experience of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. Each park will also feature an entirely new maze for guests to experience the terror of the Upside Down inspired by the first season of the show.
Behold, Universal’s Stranger Things menu. If you’re looking to try them, or experience the ghoulishness of Halloween Horror Nights, the event begins Friday September 14 at both parks.
The Upside Down Burger
Inspired by the Upside Down dimension, this burger is loaded with spicy queso and crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos on a potato roll. Guests can enjoy this hearty take on the dark realm with a side of tater tots.
The show’s season one villain, the Demogorgan, haunted our dreams well into the second season. These inspired tater tot nachos, piled with spicy queso, chili, sour cream, and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, are worthy of anyone with a monstrous appetite.
Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza
If there’s one thing Eleven loves, it’s Eggo Waffles. Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza stacks three Eggos with a layer of whipped cream and topped with candies like Reese’s Pieces, jelly beans, and chocolate chips.
A classic burger named after the gruff diner owner with a heart of gold, who takes Eleven in after she escapes Hawkins Lab. These juicy patties are served on potato rolls with a side of tater tots.
Benny’s Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
Another ode to the beloved Benny, this Chicken and Waffle Sandwich features grilled chicken served sweet and sour onions, sage-maple aioli, all between two Eggo Waffles. If I’m a sucker for anything, it’s chicken and waffles.
Fudge Dipped Waffle On A Stick
When you’re being chased down by inter dimensional monsters, you don’t really have much time to sit down to a meal. These Fudge Dipped Waffles on a Stick let you take your sweet snack on the go as you’re running from Demogorgons and other creatures of the night.
Waffle Ice Cream Pocket Sundae
For the guest who loves waffles a la mode, this pocket sundae puts an Upside Down spin on the dessert. Two chocolate chip waffles are stuffed with strawberry ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, sprinkles, and whipped cream.
Triple Decker Extravaganza
Triple Decker Extravaganza is Universal Studios Orlando’s version of the aforementioned Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza. Essentially a dessert lasagna, layers of whipped cream and candy are inserted between beds of Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles.
Syrup & Waffles
It wouldn’t be a Stranger Things menu without tons of waffle items. This refreshing take Eleven’s favorite food features a blend of non-alcoholic syrup flavors that are topped with whipped cream and tiny waffles. Perfect to keep you cool and satisfy those maple cravings.
Christmas Tree Lights Cupcakes
Christmas lights played a major role in the first season of the series as a medium for Joy Byers to communicate with her missing son Will. At Universal Studios Orlando, Christmas lights also play a major role in communicating with my sweet tooth in these jelly bean topped cupcakes.
11 Mini Donuts
Eleven’s telekinetic powers often led to nosebleeds the more she exerted herself. The 11 Mini Donuts are coated in powdered sugar and topped with red frosting inspired by those nosebleeds. Is it weird to want to try one — or three?
Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza
Fans will remember in an early episode that fan-favorite Dustin once offered his crush Nancy Byers a slice of pizza topped with sausage and pepperoni. Guests can’t go wrong with a savory slice featuring two of our favorite pizza toppings.
Universal Orlando will also feature a Benny’s Burgers locations where guests can sit down to a variety of burgers and chicken sandwiches.
Your first reaction to the headline of this article was probably: What?! And yeah, we’re serious. No click bait here, friend.
Through the partnership of AMC and Postmates, folks in NYC and LA can get your hands on a mini meal from Los Pollos Hermanos (the iconic restaurant from the Netflix-binge-worthy shows “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad“). Gus Fring’s fried chicken and curly fries can be yours for FREE. As long as you order from Monday, August 2o through Wednesday, August 22.
On the allotted dates, simply open the Postmates app, search for the Los Pollos Hermanos store and place your order. With only a few taps and scrolls, you can get your hands on this limited supply of mini-meals with no delivery fee, too (But you gotta tip though. Don’t be that guy).
So relax, wait for your food, and maybe tune into season 4, episode 3 of “Better Call Saul” while you wait.
Then while chowing down on the mini-meal: wear the shirt, and now, finally claim you tried the food. A dream come true for you “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” fans.