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2012-12-26 02:37:26 AM

kxs401: How do those people compare with the people who say "I'm unaware of a spike in interest in this thing, therefore it cannot possibly be a trend"? ;)


don't know. when someone says that I'll make the comparison. ;)
 
2012-12-26 02:37:50 AM

log_jammin: No. I'm saying it's one of those things that's been around forever. You may as well call T-shirts "trendy".


Haha, the fact that something has been around for a long time in no way precludes it from being trendy at any given time. Popularity waxes and wanes, and when it's waning, that item can be described as "trendy." T-shirts could in fact become trendy -- in fact, specific kinds of t-shirts DO become trendy at various times.

The particular trend she was talking about in the article, I believe, however, is those "creative" jello shots that I gave you examples of.
 
2012-12-26 02:38:58 AM

kxs401: Haha, the fact that something has been around for a long time in no way precludes it from being trendy at any given time. Popularity waxes and wanes, and when it's waning waxing, that item can be described as "trendy."

 
2012-12-26 02:39:35 AM

Z-clipped: FishyFred: This coming year, I hope you like donuts and fried chicken.

No, no, no... Chicken goes on waffles. Chili goes on donuts.

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And donuts don't wear alligator shoes. Get it right, sucka.


Didn't say it was right. But two donut + fried chicken places are opening in D.C. in the next month or two.

Watch out. Here comes "maple bacon" and "white chocolate mocha" donuts.
 
2012-12-26 02:42:01 AM

FishyFred: Z-clipped: FishyFred: This coming year, I hope you like donuts and fried chicken.

No, no, no... Chicken goes on waffles. Chili goes on donuts.

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And donuts don't wear alligator shoes. Get it right, sucka.

Didn't say it was right. But two donut + fried chicken places are opening in D.C. in the next month or two.

Watch out. Here comes "maple bacon" and "white chocolate mocha" donuts.


Donuts and fried chicken can't be trendy. They've been around for years and years!
 
2012-12-26 02:47:48 AM
Chipotle.
 
2012-12-26 02:47:59 AM

FishyFred: But two donut + fried chicken places are opening in D.C. in the next month or two.


Yeah, but you're also getting a kick-ass Japanese tavern and ramen bar, cheffed by a friend of mine. So there's that. : )
 
2012-12-26 02:56:40 AM
I just came in here to say that "TASTY FIRESTORM!" makes me LOL. I'm not even a fan of Srihacha, I just like the graphic and phrase.
 
2012-12-26 03:09:01 AM
I should have figured Farkers would be done with pickles.
 
2012-12-26 03:13:02 AM

kxs401: Haha,


I officially don't give a fark.

carry on.
 
2012-12-26 03:23:58 AM

log_jammin: I officially don't give a fark.


That seems to be a trend.
 
2012-12-26 03:53:19 AM
Jello shots are now, and have always been, totally gay.
 
2012-12-26 04:08:26 AM
"Animal Restaurant Names"...is the writer trolling? those are not animals, and not many people should think they are.
 
2012-12-26 04:12:56 AM
Why did cupcakes become trendy anyway?  Why couldn't bacon double cheeseburgers have become trendy?  Then we could have bacon double cheeseburger ATMs and bacon double cheeseburger trucks and bacon double cheeseburger birthday parties.

Basically, from now on any time a foodie mentions cupcakes replace it with bacon double cheeseburgers.

'MURICA.
 
2012-12-26 04:15:46 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Jello shots are now, and have always been, totally gay.


thats why you suck them dry. just sayin
its cool .
 
2012-12-26 04:16:21 AM
You wanna know why sirhacha is put on everything, asshat article writer? Because it's great at covering up flavors you don't like with ones you do, OR complimenting existing flavors by adding a kick. It can make bad food last a long time.

Basically, Sirhacha is the Ketchup of the new millennium. It's a tasty condiment, freakin' get over it.
 
2012-12-26 04:18:54 AM

Twitch Boy: Why did cupcakes become trendy anyway?  Why couldn't bacon double cheeseburgers have become trendy?  Then we could have bacon double cheeseburger ATMs and bacon double cheeseburger trucks and bacon double cheeseburger birthday parties.

Basically, from now on any time a foodie mentions cupcakes replace it with bacon double cheeseburgers.

'MURICA.


Been to Wendy's lately? I eat a double or triple Baconator monthly.
 
2012-12-26 04:20:33 AM
Ya know, there's a point where decrying food (or music, whatevs) hipsterism collapses in upon itself and becomes metahipsterism.

/and that article passed it
 
2012-12-26 04:27:30 AM

Kevin72: In my opinion, the rising problem people are having with gluten is the rise of genetically modified gluten. Stick to oatmeal, folks. Oatmeal is impossible to genetically modify.


Why not? This year's harvest of oats is not completely identical, genetically, from last year's harvest, or the year before, or the years before that.

Every year, there is a choice made in what strain of seeds to plant. That choice makes for the genetic modification.
 
2012-12-26 04:27:52 AM

Z-clipped: Of course, there are always people who are resistant to change, and will stubbornly insist that a cup of coffee should cost less than a dollar and taste like roasted ass


As opposed to costing $5.00 and tasting like french roasted ass.

Coffee snobs are pretentious twits.
 
2012-12-26 04:29:45 AM
fark Sriracha. Chili paste is where it's at!
 
2012-12-26 04:31:49 AM

clyph: Z-clipped: Of course, there are always people who are resistant to change, and will stubbornly insist that a cup of coffee should cost less than a dollar and taste like roasted ass

As opposed to costing $5.00 and tasting like french roasted ass.

Coffee snobs are pretentious twits.


This.

I would pay $5 for a cup of coffee if it actually tasted good WITHOUT adding a gallon of milk, an entire chocolate bar and three pounds of sugar. Once you've added all that I'm pretty sure even a cup of 50¢ "roasted ass" will taste good.

It's not that we object to the concept of gourmet coffee. We just object to most of the places which claim they're selling it.
 
2012-12-26 04:34:19 AM

NannyStatePark: Twitch Boy: Why did cupcakes become trendy anyway?  Why couldn't bacon double cheeseburgers have become trendy?  Then we could have bacon double cheeseburger ATMs and bacon double cheeseburger trucks and bacon double cheeseburger birthday parties.

Basically, from now on any time a foodie mentions cupcakes replace it with bacon double cheeseburgers.

'MURICA.

Been to Wendy's lately? I eat a double or triple Baconator monthly.


A Baconator combo here in Anchorage costs eight farking dollars.  And that's the junior version or whatever it's called.  The triple cheeseburger combo just broke $10.  Granted, it's Alaska, but I swear everything's jumped $2 in two years.

The only fast food place that hasn't jacked prices through the roof is McDonald's.  Or maybe Burger King.  Even Taco Bell is seven or eight bucks now.
 
2012-12-26 04:37:40 AM
I like me some Velveeta cheese and Cool Whip cheeseburgers on Krispy Kremes with maple bacon frosting peanut butter samwiches banana puddin' vanilla wafers Cool Whip hazelnut crunch French fried biscuits and sausage gravy with sage leaves and Scriracha soaked nachos
an LSD dream of clouded food so good
 
2012-12-26 04:40:16 AM
Because people like to say 'salsa'!
 
2012-12-26 04:40:56 AM

ReapTheChaos: kxs401: log_jammin: ReapTheChaos: Why does she act as if Jello shots are some new fad?

Because she just heard of them.

Next year it will be about how Fondue is so played.

I take it you haven't seen all of the articles recently on how to make watermelon jello shots or caramel apple jello shots and the like?

That's just a new twist on something old.  When I was a kid we used to put Kool-aid in ice cube trays with toothpicks and make popsicles out of them. Then when I had kids they had plastic containers shaped like popsicles with their own plastic stick.  Nothing new, just a new twist on the same old idea.


... or pomegranen or whatever turns you on.
 
2012-12-26 04:41:49 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: AverageAmericanGuy: The gluten fad has got to go. Definitely.

Another example of stupidity in America.

Someone presses for gluten-free foods for people celiac disease. Products start putting "gluten-free" on traditionally wheat-based products to alert those people. Stupid people start thinking that gluten is bad for you and start buying everything that's marked "gluten-free," while telling everyone around them that gluten kills anyone and everyone around them.

Now we're to the point that marketers are labeling non-wheat products "gluten-free" in order to imply that their competition hates you, wants to kill you, and uses that gluten stuff in their product. The result is a mom buying Brand X rice products, baking powder, or whatever, because it's marked "gluten-free" and Brand Y isn't.


I'm in favor of a new R&D/marketing skit that brands products as "so full of gluten, you'd better hope you can digest it". I'd buy.
 
2012-12-26 04:47:19 AM
The Swoosh? Huh?
 
2012-12-26 04:49:16 AM
I put sriacha on most pizzas and I add it to my cup of noodles along with Colby/jack cheese.  Mmmmm, sodium.

And only a douche peddler like log jammin would argue in a thread like this .  Typical troll.   Only new things can become trendy?  Stupid.....you so stooooopid.
 
2012-12-26 04:52:04 AM

sonnyboy11: Lenny_da_Hog: AverageAmericanGuy: The gluten fad has got to go. Definitely.

Another example of stupidity in America.

Someone presses for gluten-free foods for people celiac disease. Products start putting "gluten-free" on traditionally wheat-based products to alert those people. Stupid people start thinking that gluten is bad for you and start buying everything that's marked "gluten-free," while telling everyone around them that gluten kills anyone and everyone around them.

Now we're to the point that marketers are labeling non-wheat products "gluten-free" in order to imply that their competition hates you, wants to kill you, and uses that gluten stuff in their product. The result is a mom buying Brand X rice products, baking powder, or whatever, because it's marked "gluten-free" and Brand Y isn't.

I'm in favor of a new R&D/marketing skit that brands products as "so full of gluten, you'd better hope you can digest it". I'd buy.


That's essentially what Hardy's did a few years back. After "Super Size Me" came out and fast food joints scrambled to lower calories and add healthy shiat to their menu, Hardy's basically said "We know what we are" and came out with the Monster Burgers that actually advertised their gigantic calorie count and triple thick milkshakes that would stop your heart.
 
2012-12-26 04:52:43 AM

Acharne: The Swoosh? Huh?


Agreed. Have no idea what that was.
 
2012-12-26 04:53:06 AM

Twitch Boy: NannyStatePark: Twitch Boy: Why did cupcakes become trendy anyway?  Why couldn't bacon double cheeseburgers have become trendy?  Then we could have bacon double cheeseburger ATMs and bacon double cheeseburger trucks and bacon double cheeseburger birthday parties.

Basically, from now on any time a foodie mentions cupcakes replace it with bacon double cheeseburgers.

'MURICA.

Been to Wendy's lately? I eat a double or triple Baconator monthly.

A Baconator combo here in Anchorage costs eight farking dollars.  And that's the junior version or whatever it's called.  The triple cheeseburger combo just broke $10.  Granted, it's Alaska, but I swear everything's jumped $2 in two years.

The only fast food place that hasn't jacked prices through the roof is McDonald's.  Or maybe Burger King.  Even Taco Bell is seven or eight bucks now.


That sucks! I'm always seeing the fine print on food ads saying prices are higher in AK, but to a Texas girl it sounds like robbery...I couldn't live without my junk food for too long. I'd start eating all natural game and wild salmon and all the goodies I imagine y'all have and I'd go into some chemical withdrawal, I swear!
 
2012-12-26 04:54:45 AM
How does the old saying go? Oh yeah...

"Fark off and don't tell me what not to eat."
 
2012-12-26 04:56:02 AM

Twitch Boy: NannyStatePark: Twitch Boy: Why did cupcakes become trendy anyway?  Why couldn't bacon double cheeseburgers have become trendy?  Then we could have bacon double cheeseburger ATMs and bacon double cheeseburger trucks and bacon double cheeseburger birthday parties.

Basically, from now on any time a foodie mentions cupcakes replace it with bacon double cheeseburgers.

'MURICA.

Been to Wendy's lately? I eat a double or triple Baconator monthly.

A Baconator combo here in Anchorage costs eight farking dollars.  And that's the junior version or whatever it's called.  The triple cheeseburger combo just broke $10.  Granted, it's Alaska, but I swear everything's jumped $2 in two years.

The only fast food place that hasn't jacked prices through the roof is McDonald's.  Or maybe Burger King.  Even Taco Bell is seven or eight bucks now.


Here in Spain your average Burger King Whopper is going to run you the equivalent of six dollars American, about $8.50 for a meal. Granted, the fries are cooked in olive oil (crazy delicious) and the drink that comes with the combo is a mid grade beer, but still.
 
2012-12-26 04:58:16 AM

clyph: Z-clipped: Of course, there are always people who are resistant to change, and will stubbornly insist that a cup of coffee should cost less than a dollar and taste like roasted ass

As opposed to costing $5.00 and tasting like french roasted ass.

Coffee snobs are pretentious twits.


You're exactly the kind of ignorant fool I was talking about. Anyone who likes good coffee is a "snob", and "it all tastes the same anyway".

Meanwhile, you'll argue for hours over the merits of Perl vs. PHP, or the latest CPU architecture, or whether COD Black Ops is worthy of the hype, or the sweet portrait lens you just bought.

Do you shiat all over everything that you're too lazy to learn about, or just coffee?
 
2012-12-26 04:59:56 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The gluten fad has got to go. Definitely.

I'm also tired of cupcakes, and I wish there were fewer Mexican-themed restaurants (not because I don't like Mexican, just that I would like more variety in casual dining.


I agree. Been planning a dessert bar business and, I mean cupcakes are great since its obviously the most portable and efficient and tidy way to serve individual cake servings, and in art they're cute, but, people, there are a billion other desserts and maybe we should give them a try and put DOWN the buttercream? And maybe we don't need cheddar and vinegar cupcakes or whatever crazy flavor combo they're doing now.

/last I read, pies were next in line after donuts to be the American dessert obsession
//I forget where macarons fall in order of obsessions on their way to becoming popular to the point of absurdity, but that's one I'm excited to see so I can afford the damn things
 
2012-12-26 05:02:44 AM
It's not so much that I want "Wagyu Beef Burgers" to go away, as I want the idiots who order them to.

/ short version: wagyu: prized for its fat marbling. burger: ground meat which makes marbling irrelevant.
 
2012-12-26 05:03:45 AM

Shadowknight: Acharne: The Swoosh? Huh?

Agreed. Have no idea what that was.


It's a restaurant plating technique. One of hundreds of things cooks do to make the food on your plate look interesting. It's not new, or trendy, or even worth mentioning. The writer us just an idiot looking for something to complain about.
 
2012-12-26 05:04:50 AM
I eat what I want, when I want, where I want. Who gives a shiat what trends are popular?
 
2012-12-26 05:05:48 AM
So is the aero press trendy? Because I thought French press was the trendy thing to talk about and the aero press was the slightly embarrassing alternative that makes amazingly good coffee but people think you're sad for using. Or just don't understand the point of.

Also, maybe Americans need to dive into the small plates trend a little more? I like small (appropriate) portions and its absolutely impossible to find them in restaurants. Tapas sized portions are actually closesf to what most of us should eating at meals. And I'm sick of paying way more and either wasting money or bringing home extras because every restaurant has a mountain of food.

/I love my aero press
 
2012-12-26 05:06:56 AM
I like pickled kale in Sirachi
 
2012-12-26 05:08:14 AM
*sigh*.. i wish I were into food half as much as the rest of you farkers. I stay between 175 to 180 lbs but i'm not sure how because my 3 yr old eats more than I do. Itd be nice to get some enjoyment out of consuming, but it's just a hassle to me to stop and eat. If there were a pill I could take to get everything I need to keep me alive, I'd take it instead of food..


/you all sound fat
//wtf is a sriracha?
///I realize I am not normal
 
2012-12-26 05:14:00 AM
Kale caesar salad is delicious.

Pickles, at least fresh non-cooked ones, are always welcome.

Sriracha as an optional condiment is mandatory. Sriracha-themed or -flavored stuff can go. Any place that calls it siracha needs to stop.

The rest of this article is overwrought filler, and somebody had a deadline she had to make.
 
2012-12-26 05:14:36 AM
1. Pickles have been around for thousands of years. They're not going anywhere.

2. I found Sriracha about 20 years ago, liked it, and have made an effort to keep some (along with my many other hotter sauces) ever since. The trend means I can get it in the grocery store down the street, not the Asian store halfway across the country. Thus, the trendiness makes me happy.

3. Whatever. As long as you name it something that's on the menu. If you don't serve whatever you call your restaurant, DIAF.

4. I like some smoked foods. I haven't had a smoked drink, but I could see some uses there. And smoked water has been around for a very long time, they also call it liquid smoke.

5. Yeah. That one is truly stupid. Gluten is good for you, unless you've got one specific disease. If you don't, and you buy something because it's gluten free, you're an idiot.

6. When did the frat party staple become trendy? Jello shots exist so that you don't have to taste the everclear or 151. They're a more socially acceptable alternative to butt-chugging. They're not meant to be fancy. Stop it.

7. Coffee really isn't that good by itself, but it's a good flavoring. That's why it has to be mixed with sugar and milk or cream. And no, being shat out of a cat isn't going to help it.

8. Whatever. Pretty presentation is fine. Good tasting food is better. Both don't hurt a thing, except your wallet.

9. Sorry, most Southern food isn't that good. Collard, turnip, whatever kind of boiled greens are just plain nasty. Boiled vegetables are disgusting. And there are other spices than a chunk of fatback, salt, and black pepper. Really. But hey, fried chicken done right is good. Chicken fried steak isn't, though.

10. Eh, whatever.

11. Kale isn't food. It's something you feed to food.
 
2012-12-26 05:19:43 AM
Yeah, for me sriracha as a "trend" is no problem at all, because it increases the likelihood of availability!
No longer do I have to pop a bottle out of my bag like a fatty with ranch dressing.


Honestly I could give a shiat about other people liking something I've been into for years, unlike most of the hipster douche bags who populate my world.

And since I just received from my BF a signed, numbered, beautifully framed print of this awesome contribution to sriracha culture (courtesy of our cock-sauce brother The Oatmeal)

s3.amazonaws.com

I'm getting a kick. ( a spicy one)
 
2012-12-26 05:20:45 AM

NannyStatePark: That sucks! I'm always seeing the fine print on food ads saying prices are higher in AK, but to a Texas girl it sounds like robbery...I couldn't live without my junk food for too long. I'd start eating all natural game and wild salmon and all the goodies I imagine y'all have and I'd go into some chemical withdrawal, I swear!


Sadly, the break room at work lacks an oven or a salmon smoker.  CHEMICAL GOODNESS IT IS!
 
2012-12-26 05:27:06 AM
I do not like the taste of Sriracha. However, I love all flavors of Tabasco and will drink them straight from the bottle.

Am I an asshole for hating Sriracha?
 
2012-12-26 05:29:32 AM
The Oatmeal's mercenary pandering to the LOL INTERNET HOW WACKY, too-old for Hot Topic people is like the Fedex Arrow- once you see it you can't unsee it.
 
2012-12-26 05:32:08 AM

Z-clipped: kxs401: A perfectly good food (sriracha, pickles) can be a highly annoying food trend. Don't mix the two up.

On the other hand, ignorant people often dismiss something of value as "trendy" just because they hear more than two people mention it in a week.

Coffee is a good example. The quality and availability of boutique coffee has risen spectacularly in the last 5-10 years. People are learning to appreciate coffee in a way that wasn't really possible before. Is it becoming a trend? Certainly. Is it a silly fad? Hell no. American interest in 3rd wave coffee is transforming the economies of entire nations. The more people that become educated enough to differentiate and appreciate the complexities that coffee has to offer, the more 3rd world farmers can feed their families growing a really amazing product, instead having to grow bulk crap for Folgers for a fraction of the profit.

Of course, there are always people who are resistant to change, and will stubbornly insist that a cup of coffee should cost less than a dollar and taste like roasted ass, because that's the only thing they know. If it weren't for trends, nobody would ever find out about anything that's not on a TV commercial. Trends that start with a few people who are in the know are at least preferable to trends that are cooked up and astroturfed by national-level corporate marketing groups. And if being able to drink natural-sundried Geisha from Yirgicheffe that tastes like farking blueberry pie means I have to listen to a couple of hipster douchebags argue french press vs. pour over, then fine. It's worth it.


Z-clipped: kxs401: A perfectly good food (sriracha, pickles) can be a highly annoying food trend. Don't mix the two up.

On the other hand, ignorant people often dismiss something of value as "trendy" just because they hear more than two people mention it in a week.

Coffee is a good example. The quality and availability of boutique coffee has risen spectacularly in the last 5-10 years. People are learning to appreciate coffee in a way that wasn't really possible before. Is it becoming a trend? Certainly. Is it a silly fad? Hell no. American interest in 3rd wave coffee is transforming the economies of entire nations. The more people that become educated enough to differentiate and appreciate the complexities that coffee has to offer, the more 3rd world farmers can feed their families growing a really amazing product, instead having to grow bulk crap for Folgers for a fraction of the profit.

Of course, there are always people who are resistant to change, and will stubbornly insist that a cup of coffee should cost less than a dollar and taste like roasted ass, because that's the only thing they know. If it weren't for trends, nobody would ever find out about anything that's not on a TV commercial. Trends that start with a few people who are in the know are at least preferable to trends that are cooked up and astroturfed by national-level corporate marketing groups. And if being able to drink natural-sundried Geisha from Yirgicheffe that tastes like farking blueberry pie means I have to listen to a couple of hipster douchebags argue french press vs. pour over, then fine. It's worth it.


Coffee should never cost more then a dollar. Any who debates Kenyan Highland vs Kona or any other sourced coffee should be cock punched and removed from the gene pool
 
2012-12-26 05:35:41 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: The Oatmeal's mercenary pandering to the LOL INTERNET HOW WACKY, too-old for Hot Topic people is like the Fedex Arrow- once you see it you can't unsee it.


my god...it's full of stars...
 
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