The Katchup

Budweiser’s Name Change And The Strongest Penis Ever [The Katchup]

“Ugh, The Katchup is FINALLY back. Took you guys long enough, geez.”

Yes, we can read your mind. We’re also really good at recapping all of the craziest stories of the week, so don’t feel bad if you missed out on them the first time around. Although you should still feel a teensy weensy bit bad.

How can one determine the strength of his penis? One man found out with the help of three cases of beer. Ja Rule has somehow managed to be relevant again, but only because somebody threw a beer can at his head, and it’s hysterical. Good luck getting me to ever buy Dr. Pepper again, not after the “prize” one little kid found in the bottle.

Budweiser took a shot for glory (and pretty much missed) when they changed their principal beer’s name to “America.”  Somebody finally created a device that can make tortillas. Taco Tuesday will never be the same again.

Welcome to…THE KATCHUP!


This Machine is the K-Cup of Tortillas, Comes with Flour and Corn Tortilla Pods

KCup Tortillas

Fresh tortillas made with masa can be one of the tastiest things ever. Probably because one has to also appreciate the difficulty and time put into each piece. So when Flatev introduced their new instant tortilla making machine, naturally our heads turned.

Similar to the K-cup machines that make instant coffee, Flavtev incorporates a tortilla pod (which you could probably buy in bulk). Flavtev’s website says that they offer three different types of dough made with natural ingredients: flour, corn and blue corn. The machine opens up the pod, presses the dough and cooks it. Less than a minute later, instant tortilla.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Flatev machine won’t be available until sometime in 2015, but if you want to pre-order ahead of time they’re taking names. So until we see and taste them for ourselves, we’ll stick to homemade. We don’t mind waiting a few extra minutes.


This Restaurant Only Serves Taquitos and It’s Glorious


A new food joint has opened up on the Lower East Side of New York, a haven for late night snacks, fried food, and quick bites that sop up all the cheap vodka you’ve been throwing back.  Taquitoria, on Ludlow street, only serves taquitos, but since that’s all they do, they do it damn well.  


Taquitoria has quite the résumé: its owners/chefs worked at Restaurant Marc Forgione, and are dedicated to quality ingredients and creating kick-ass street food taken up a notch. After sampling tons of different varieties, they settled on a yellow corn tortilla, twice fried to surround fillings made from Bell and Evans chicken, brined in secret spices, or short ribs from Creekstone Farms. Oh, and don’t forget Berkshire pork, topped with Cholula.

All I can say is, I’m very glad I’ll be drinking on the LES this weekend, and I know exactly where I’m getting my snack for the train ride home.

H/T + PicThx Thrillist

Fast Food

McDonald’s Chicken McWraps Join Permanent Menu


Chicken McWraps are now a permanent item on the McDonald’s menu and will come in three varieties: Chicken & Bacon, Sweet Chili Chicken and Chicken & Ranch. The new sandwich wraps will feature the same flour tortillas and chicken already used for McDonald’s snack wraps (introduced in 2006) but two of the three McWraps will come with cucumbers. Oh boy, veggies!

Depending on whether you order them with grilled or deep-fried chicken, the wraps range from 360 to 600 calories. While the McWraps officially roll out nationwide next week, they’re already available at many locations at a suggested price of $3.99.

Lately the fast food chain has been rolling out with options, such as the yolk-free McMuffin, in an attempt to create a more health-conscious image. While this is all well and good, we’ll take double double, hold the lettuce.



Here’s How to Make PB&J Nachos


As we slowly edge away from our lunch box school days, our consumption of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches inevitably declines. But why? The combination of thick, creamy peanut butter and sweet grape jelly is so perfect, we can only blame adulthood’s ever-changing taste buds.

Luckily, Macheesmo is bringing back PB&J via nachos — think salty tortilla chips and peanuts blended effortlessly with the delectable sweetness of peanut butter, jelly and diced apples. It’s nostalgic gold on a chip.




Peanut Butter and Jelly Nachos


Yield: Serves 2-4.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup jelly, mixed kinds is fine
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup roasted and salted peanuts
  • Tortilla chips



1) Add peanut butter to a small pot with about a tablespoon of water. Heat over low heat, stirring regularly.

2) Add jellies to a separate small pot with a tablespoon of water to loosen the jelly. Heat over low heat, stirring regularly.

3) Lay out tortilla chips on a large serving platter.

4) Don’t bring the peanut butter or jelly to a boil or simmer. Just heat it until it relaxes and is pourable.

5) Drizzle peanut butter over tortilla chips, followed by warm jelly. You may not need all of it.

6) Top with chopped apples and whole peanuts. Serve immediately!


Craving: Crab Quesadillas

I love mexican food more than anything and could literally probably eat only mexican food for the rest of my life. But at the same time I love seafood, especially crab and shrimp. Now I’ve had mexican dishes with shrimp in it, but never crab and man this seriously looks so good. I think I’m going to have to go buy some crab just to make these, you aren’t invited.

News Recipes

Recipe: Steak Toastadas

The Pioneer Woman had this type of recipe on her website a few months back, and one day I talked my dad into making them with me. He made all the tortillas and I did everything else. This recipe is sorta of hap-hazard, but it’s so simple that I’m sure if you throw something together it will come out just as good as these did. Check it out after the hop.


Craving: The Thunderdome

This looks simply amazing. Everything from stacks of bacon (3 stacks to be exact), sausage, elk meat (say whaatt!), onions, and cheese between curiously crispy tortillas, topped with sour cream, two fried eggs and scallions. I’m pretty sure this isn’t on the menu over at your local IHOP or Denny’s, but it damn well should be! (Thx librarianguish)