The Junkie

We’re excited to welcome back our latest food hack competition! We asked contestants to take a package of humble ramen noodles and transform them into something magnificent. Essentially, those were the only rules. Take ramen…make it awesome. And they did a splendid job. Check out photos of all the entries …




The Oreo folks certainly have a loyal following…indeed in many consumers’ minds, slapping the name of ‘Oreo’ on your product is the Midas touch of food…instantly turning your sweet treat into culinary gold. Now I’m a devout Oreo follower and a serious sucker for any new product they introduce. I’m …




Last spring, I took to the road with a group of fellow food explorers to partake in the bounty of the Nashville food scene. It was a glorious weekend filled with wonderful eats and good laughs. Prior to our journey, in planning our dining destinations, the recommendation for “hot chicken” …




  I’m going to let you into some of the secret inner workings here at Rock City Eats. This is a conversation between Greg Hendersen, our site’s owner and publisher, and myself. Here’s a snippet of what went down: Greg: “Dan, I think you’re going to need to try that …




In central Arkansas, we are fortunate to have a plethora of good burger options. You’ll find cheeseburgers in all shapes and sizes…thick or thin, double or single…on and on. And we sure do love a good burger in Arkansas, don’t we folks? But every now and then, it becomes necessary …




  The folks at Lay’s have schemed up a rather ingenious business plan. First, allow people all over the world to go absolutely nuts by submitting suggestions for some of the wackiest, most intriguing, or most disgusting potato chip flavors ever dreamed up. Then take the “best suggestions” and make …




On the surface, this was a million-dollar idea. And Taco Bell knows a thing or two about million-dollar ideas (see the Doritos Locos Tacos). Take one of the world’s most beloved breakfast cereals, Cap’n Crunch Berries, and magically incorporate them into hot doughnut holes filled with milk-flavored icing. SHUT UP …




My fellow Americans, It’s time we, as a people of this great nation, stop and re-examine what it means to claim citizenship within these United States. It’s time we ask ourselves what exactly it means to be “American.” The collective brainwaves behind menu development at Hardee’s have attempted to answer …




  Over the last several years, the sly folks at Oreo have frequently enticed customers into buying more of their products by constantly putting out new flavor combinations—some more intriguing than others, but often interesting enough to seduce customers to at least sample their latest creation. For me, it’s generally …




Novelty foods come in many flavors. Some are exceptionally large…testing the limits of the average human stomach. Some mash-up two or three ingredients that have never been (and perhaps, should never have been) blended before…bacon-wrapped Oreo’s come to mind. And some like it hot…spicy, that is…an approach Wendy’s has taken …




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