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Alerto's…We Just Can't Get Enough

As a college student, it’s very common that my friends and I are up well into the early morning hours. The Foodbeast Crew is a hard working bunch, and I’m proud to say that it’s our research of food that keeps us up until such unruly hours. One of our crowning achievements is the discovery of Alerto’s, a prime time spot for mouthwatering Mexican food 24-hours a day. On our last visit to this ethnic recess in Westminster, we didn’t have the luxury of our usual photography equipment, so our pictures didn’t capture how tempting these eats really are. Courtesy of yet another early morning food run, here is a fresh batch of palate teasers:

Yep, in the A.M… Way past my bedtime.

Horchata. Such an under appreciated beverage.

Carnitas Taco: Lots of meat, a little bit of taco ($2.70)

Abodaba Burrito ($4.30)

Shrimp Burrito ($4.30)

Delightful

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Sub my Way

Subway was good as usual. Unfortunately, my immature antics did not go unnoticed today. The above looks like an extremely normal creeper photo with unfunny extra dialogue. Of course, grown man in front of the camera was doing a little too much arm movement for my taste. I told him he was in the way and that I’m trying to take a few snap shots of these Laguna Beach girls in line getting sandwiches. After talking a little too loud about the specimens before us, Amy Winehouse on the left there overheard, turned around and gave me the stink-eye. I shrugged my shoulders and shook my head, and pointed over to poor Reggie, who had not said a word this entire adventure. Sure enough, she fell for my whimsical lie and let Reggie feel the wrath I should have felt. Peep Reggie’s shiner:

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Take a Bite of the Adventure

How does fearless action hero Indiana Jones refuel after defeating lethal cobras and narrowly escaping monumental boulders? With a good old American classic, done his way. Burger King’s new Indy Whopper will be available at the fast food in conjunction with the fourth installment of the iconic action series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Indy’s burger of choice is loaded with “two beef patties, crispy bacon, pepper-jack cheese, and blackened cajun mayo.” If you love hamburgers and adventure, then make a crusade to your nearest Burger King and snag an Indy Whopper.

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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)

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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:

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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)

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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!):

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Souplantation

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!

Souplantation

2825 Main Street

Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 474-4035

Thanks for reading. Stay hungry. Goodnight!