A Desperate Housewife Serves Up Fast Food

Taking a break from being a Desperate Housewife, Mrs. Eva Longoria-Parker dished out burgers to hungry customers at a Wendy’s restaurant in her hometown on Corpus Christi, Texas. To the delight of customers expecting only shakes and fries, Eva worked the drive-thru window to raise money for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Wendy’s Wonderful Kid’s Foundation.

courtesy of Michael Caulfield

Word quickly spread quickly around town and cars were soon piled into the parking lot waiting for their chance to be served by a celebrity. The charity hopes to raise 1.3 million dollars in order to help match between 8,000-10,000 kids with adoptive families by 2010. Good job Wendy’s, and good job Eva! (thx. dailymail)


George Lopez on Fast Food

George Lopez is one of my favorite comedians and I definitely can’t get enough of him, or his show (which now plays nightly along with Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Home Improvement). Let’s take it back a few years and enjoy his quick take on fast food. Enjoy:


Arby's Eats Wendy's

Though some may already be aware, for the seemingly unknowing, it has become public that Arby’s owner, Nelson Peltz, has captured the Wendy’s empire (America’s 3rd largest hamburger chain) for a sum of $2.34 billion. It is unclear at the moment what will become of this transfer of power…definitely stand by as we await the news on the fate of our beloved Frosty. (thx. MSNBC)


Getting Free Food at McDonald's

I’m always on the prowl, researching day and night for the best food deals. I just found a nice, quick video tutorial on how to enjoy some free McDonald’s, even when there is no promotion going on (no need to thank me Mang, I work hard for you!):



It’s common knowledge that vegetables are good for you. Growing up, we ate them because Mom knows best. We eat them now because Mom knows best and we have places like Souplantation, which serves all-you-care-to-eat salads, made-from-scratch soups, hot-tossed pastas, and freshly baked breads and muffins using only high-quality, fresh ingredients at 100 restaurants in 15 states. 5 servings a day? I’ll take my chances at Souplantation.

We were supposed to be in lecture, hence the thumbs up!

Miles and miles of freshness.

Elie’s an artist with the salads.

Won-Ton Chicken Happiness.

Joan’s Brocolli Madness.

Mang abusing the garlic bread. Smart kid. It’s delicious.

Fruit Medley Bran Muffins (96% Fat Free!)

Yeah, I know. I’m a surgeon with the baked potato.

An abundance of soups. And a long shot Elie’s Enormous Left Bicep.

Yankee Clipper Clam Chowder with Bacon.

Deep Kettle House Chili (Low Fat).

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil, Marinara with Meatballs, Macaroni and Cheese.

Our ravishing work at the dessert bar.

If you have yet to experience the bounty of fresh, wholesome food at Souplantation, then today would certainly be the perfect time. The sun is out, the weather is heating up, and a crisp, blooming salad followed with a heavenly ice cream sundae would be the perfect treat to beat the heat. I’m straight rhyming now baby. Didn’t even mean to. That’s how much I love this unique escape from humdrum snacks and fast food. Check it out!


2825 Main Street

Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 474-4035

Thanks for reading. Stay hungry. Goodnight!


Lucky Buffet – Riverside

“Lucky Buffet” saved our Sunday night this past weekend. Accompanied by fellow foodbeasters Derek, Mang, and celebrity cinematographer Kim Estrada. After a long day in Riverside, we had noticed a quaint advertisement for a new buffet as we made our way off of the 60 freeway, and we knew we had to check it out. The folks inside were kind enough to let us in at 9:25 p.m., 5 minutes prior to their closing on a late Sunday evening.

Pictured above is Mang, or “Michael” for the uncultured. He has lost a lot of weight, big ups to Mang on the hard work. Mang-six-months-ago.

Kim would have snapped a few more shots of the buffet itself, but it was pretty scarce by the time we finished eating and we basically cleaned up for them. They were kind enough to throw a discount on our already amazingly priced meal, $12.99 dinner! Lunch prices are even better! If you guys are in the area, definitely check these guys out:

1445 University Ave

Riverside, CA 92507

(951) 782-8688


Animal Style

A t-shirt inspired by California culture, cuisine (think In N Out) and summer vibes. Available at select retailers and online at Source: FLY.ROBOT


Sloppy Joe Challenge

As will soon become customary, we are going to continue to bring you challenges, hopefully something fun to look at when you wake up on a Friday morning (which is why I’m up punching this badboy out at 2:00 a.m. in the morning). This is definitely going to be a fun article. Here’s the back story, Chris Do, one of our favorite Irvine foodbeasters, in collaboration with proper urging from 8’5″ Kevin Wynne, decided it would be proper to follow up Chris’ amazing feat at In N Out Burger with an attempt to eat 10 sloppy joes in 20 minutes. Who knew the following would be so difficult? Follow me on the journey:

I’d like to introduce everyone to University of California: Irvine, the unofficial host of this event. To be even more specific, we will be taking you to the Brandywine Commons where we will accumulate our 10 sloppy joes.

This is where many of the Freshman over at UC Irvine have their daily meals.

The day’s menu over at B-Wine. Check out that Little Italy Chicken Pita, though it’s not the focus of this post, I definitely hustled a few of them throughout my time in there.

This was the demo of the Sloppy Joe they had as you entered the building.

The way this “eatery” works, they would definitely frown upon you taking more than one Sloppy Joe at a time. Luckily, our friend K-Wynne gave admission to 10 of our friends to gather the supplies for Chris’ task.

Good people behind the counter fixing up Chris’ upcoming meal. Just being in the Brandywine Commons allowed me to think back about our fun days as college freshmen, and all the amazing amounts of food my friend Mang used to eat.

The man of the hour, Chris Do, alongside his 10 closest friends!

Shaking hands, doing pre-food interviews, Chris seems to be enjoying his celebrity status.

Chris’ gameplan, empty out each bun-meat-bun family and handle all the meat first. Following this, his plan is to Kobayashi the bread.

And he’s off! 20 minutes from the first bite!

3 minutes in, Chris is almost done with all of the meat and on his way to the carbs.

Above is a still from Brandywine’s security camera. Don’t be stealin’ things, they do know. Psyche! But seriously, this is a still from their archive tapes of the past week, thanks manager (I forgot your name)!

Chris dunkin’ the bread in the water; feelin’ the pain.

Things are getting serious, no one said this thing would be easy.

Hold on…about 17 minutes in, and Chris needs a quick time out.

At this point, time was ticking. Chris stood up and tried to speak…

…he sat back down for a few more seconds, and stood back up. Then, without notice, he ran through the crowd and out the door. I was unaware what was going on, I assumed Chris wanted to relieve himself.

A few moments later, after searching for Chris outside, he was nowhere to be found. I found myself in the bathroom on the outskirts of the Brandywine building.

The entrance to the bathroom.

Projectile vomit.

Touché Sloppy Joes, touché.