• Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Recipe: Mediterranean Seven-Layer Dip

    Seven-layer dip (also known as "Mexican" or "Taco" dip) is awesome. Recipes vary but most involve strata of refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes or salsa, ground beef, black olives, green onions, and/or peppers. From the list of aforementioned ingredients, it's easy to surmise th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Top 5 Discontinued Chips We Want Back!

    Nothing lasts forever, and we both know snacks can change. Well, that is not exactly what Axl Rose sang, but his sentiments about ephemerality, I think, apply to junk food as well as love. In the world of chips, flavors come and go; here are five that made their mark and deserve a comeback. 5. Moz ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 5, 2013

    Time Magazine's 'Gods of Food' Feature Ignites Debate

    Scores of great female chefs are ignored.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Hey, Millennials: You're Partying All Wrong. Here's How.

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    These Limited-Edition Holiday Treats Are Pretty Weird...But We Still Want To Try Them

    Aah, the holidays. Time for roasted turkey and jingle bells and homemade pies and sriracha candy canes and...wait, what? We're pretty horrified about some of the limited-edition holiday products that have hit the shelves (remember Jones Soda's 2004 Turkey & Gravy Soda, anyone?). But do you know wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    McDonald's Mighty Wings: Surprisingly Awesome

    For the past several months, fast food chains have been doling out new menu items every chance they get. Taco Bell has the new Fiery Doritos Locos Taco, Burger King has the French Fry Stuffed Burger, and McDonald's now has the Mighty Wings: bone-in crispy fried chicken wings. Yes, you read that corr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    New Taco Bell Smothered Chicken Burrito (Okay, and a Fiery Doritos Taco Loco)

    At the intersection of "hung over" and "empty fridge" we recently took a hard right-hand turn into Taco Bell. It seems like there are different kinds of hangovers: McDonald's hangovers, Taco Bell hangovers, plain-pasta-all-day hangovers, and so on. A Taco Bell hangover is the "creeper." You wake up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Top 5 New Fast Food Menu Items You Should Try

    Crazy concoctions and brand new menu items seem to be popping up in just about every fast food restaurant these days. Throughout the summer, many quick-service chains introduced new items in hopes of luring customers. After last week's announcement of several new menu items, we decided to put togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Best Food Commercials Featuring Talented Dogs in Honor of the Reliant Park Dog Show

    The Reliant Park "World Series of Dog Shows" started Wednesday, and in honor of all those pretty pooches descending upon Houston, I decided to highlight some other handsome and talented dogs. These ones happen to be hawking everything from beer to Starburst, as opposed to being judged for their grac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    A Proclamation and a Playlist: I Hate Grocery Shopping

    Photo by BPhotography_Welcome to my nightmare.The list of things I'd prefer to do instead of grocery shopping is long and ends with stuff like "moonwalk naked over hot coals" and "chew pink fiberglass-flavored Bubblicious." My son, the social conscience of our family, never fails to remind how luc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Doritos Rice Krispie Treats, Plus Additional Proof the Internet Has Gone Loco for Doritos

    Even our goats are going crazy. Ever since Taco Bell introduced the Doritos Locos Tacos in 2012 (Nacho Cheese) and again in 2013 (Cool Ranch), the Internet has lost its collective shit for Doritos. Our own Christina Uiticone got the chip-induced fever and reviewed both flavors herself and rumor has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Cool Ranch Locos Taco: The Latest Doritos/Taco Bell Mashup

    One year ago, on March 26, 2012, I reviewed the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco. In that review I wrote: "Can you imagine a Cool Ranch Dorito taco? Yikes." We no longer need to imagine, friends -- the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco is here. And the other day after seeing the commercial, my husband jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2013

    Once Again, SXSW Really Stands For Sex By Southwest

    "All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number. Now you have something to do after this." That was Chuck D, talking from the Doritos Main Stage. Or at least I think it was Chuck D. I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2013

    The 10 Dumbest Things Overheard at SXSW This Year

    For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Sad You Aren't at SXSW? Here's What You Could Be Missing...

    Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    What Would 90210's The Peach Pit Be Like If It Were Open Today?

    Last week, as I sat in my candle-lit bubble bath sipping champagne, I got to thinking about the Beverly Hills, 90210. And then, the gang's hangout -- The Peach Pit. Why, what do you do on a Sunday morning? Anyway, the champs got me thinking; What would The Peach Pit be like if it were open today? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The 12 Biggest Food News Stories of 2012: The Year In Twinkies, Go-Go Juice and Guy Fieri

    From eating like cavemen to redneck sketti, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest food happenings of 2012. 12. Singapore Serves Mashed Potatoes...From A Vending Machine? The internet was abuzz when a photo of a mashed potato vending machine surfaced. Eventually, the viral picture was tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Mexican Dorito Casserole

    The classic cheesy nacho chips known as Doritos have been used in various ways over the years. Most recently, Taco Bell has transformed their signature taco shell into a Dorito taco shell ... still not too sure about that one. But, this week on Pinterest, I stumbled upon a casserole dish using Dorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Junk Drunk Food Gourmet: Your Guide to Late Night Snacking

    Whilst living the life of a broke-ass college student for what felt (to me) like a gazillion years, my fiancé came up with the idea of Junk Drunk Food Gourmet. Think: your college pantry fancied up in a way only way too many games of survivor flip cup can fashion (the full idea involved an inebriat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: New Mex to Tex-Mex, the Monte Cristo & More

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're growing out our summer mustaches so that we can carry around the savory scent of any crawfish boils we attend for at least a week. Speaking of weeks, we started this one off right with a look at how New Mexican cuisine compare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Fast Times: Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco

    The degree to which the new Taco Bell Doritos Taco is "loco" is up for debate, but the taco is most certainly Doritos-heavy in flavor. Nacho Cheese, of course -- can you imagine a Cool Ranch Doritos taco? Yikes. Once again my drive-thru order was delivered incorrectly -- I ordered the Supreme, but ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012

    Promised Land

    SXSW 2012, from Bruce Springsteen to Buxton.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SXSW 2012: Our Inner Monologue (Day Two)

    If you are here in Austin for SXSW you know that this place has just devolved into free cereal, Doritos, and Red Bull on the streets, which are bathed in lasers from the tops of buildings. Plus there are screaming humans of all ages, races, sizes, and creeds on the streets almost 20 hours a day. Whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    SXSW 2012: Our Inner Monologue (Day One)

    Rocks Off has only been here in Austin for SXSW for a little more than a day, and our brains are already swimming in confusion. Taco Bell hotels, gigantic Doritos stages, girls dressed like Roseanne, everyone wearing ill-fitting cold-weather clothing, and somewhere in the din of it all, your new fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to take up veganism and bowhunting on the same day. Contradictastic! We started the week off right with a look at some choice bits, and that's a great list, but I'd humbly like to add one: the cup or so of utterly shat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Five Worst Foods to Eat in (or Before) Bed

    Photo by​I recently compiled my list of the best foods to eat in bed, which naturally got me thinking about some of the worst foods to eat in bed. What makes a particular food bad to eat while you're between the sheets? Well, some are messy, and some just mess with your sleep cycle. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    PRO TIP: Never trust these things. Never ever.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've filled a vacationing co-worker's cubicle with gummi bears. Ah, delicious whimsy! Good thing it's cooled off a little; last time we tried this back in July, she came back to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    So Long, Arch West, And Thank You For All For The Doritos

    Memories, light the corners of my mind. ​I heard that Arch West, the inventor of Doritos, had passed away at the full age of 97, from my shower radio, while I was getting ready for work. It was the perfect place to survey all the delicious damage that West's work has done on my body these past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Mountain Dew Doritos

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Top Ten: Stoner Foods​So the word on the street is that food tastes better when you're stoned. I'm just guessin' though -- I would never engage in anything illegal like smoking The Pot! Swearsies. I hit up the Internet -- and a few of my favorite potheads -- to bring you this list of Top Ten Stoner Foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Odd Pair: What Wine Do You Serve with Doritos?

    ​When asked what factors had shaped his palate and his wine collection when he first began collecting fine wine, rockstar (literally, not just figuratively) and winemaker Maynard James Keenan answered: "Mountain Dew and Doritos. Like most American kids, that's what I grew up on." This was a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Wine of the Week: A Delicious Portuguese Quaffer

    ​This weekend found us at Canyon Lake where Tracie P's family (they're from Orange) takes their summer vacation every year. The menu at the lake varies very little and the fare is invariably lip-smackingly delicious. This year my favs were Tracie P's King Ranch Chicken and my mother-in-law Mrs ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2011

    Great American Trailer Park Musical

    Extended through September 4!

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    If Executed, What Are Your Last Words And Last Meal?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Yung Redd, D-Risha, hasHBrown, Kyle Hubbard, Z-Ro, Kiotti Not Invited: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Commercials: The 5 Best And 5 Worst

    Baby Darth Vader is soooooo cutesy-wootsey​From Audi to Groupon, yesterday's Super Bowl Commercials ran the gamut. There was less blatant sexism than previous years, and a lot more CGI, and a few commercials sure to have people talking either due to their shock value or outright offensiveness. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV: Livebloggin' the Commercials!

    Betty White enjoys a Snickers.​For someone who watches the biggest television event in America strictly for the breaks, last year was a bummer. Betty White's Snicker's ad, and the Kia commercial featuring a posse of partying toys were two standouts in a year of boring, sexist and outright dumb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Dollar Store Find: Horehound Candy

    ​We here at Eating Our Words take serious food journalism, well, seriously. That's why, when I found a bag of Claeys Natural Herbal Candies: Horehound Old Fashioned Hard Candies, I felt it my professional duty to investigate and report. Horehound is a bushy, herbaceous plant that grows wild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Food Comas Ever

    Jesus VDangerous: Mexican pastries.​Postprandial somnolence is the scientific term for a food coma. How do I know this? Because I looked it up on my phone on Thanksgiving Day while I was slowly getting under the covers at my parents house that afternoon, swearing to myself that I was just "res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Top Five Stoner Snacks

    I bet this was an overlooked classic. Just look at that font, for God's sake.​I've never been much of a pot smoker. In fact, I've only been high twice in my life, and both were thoroughly miserable experiences. Maybe the shit I tried is just too powerful for someone who never smokes, or maybe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Five Easy Steps To Beer Pairing Nirvana

    SamuelAdams.comAnd you thought only wine could be paired with food.​No, we're not talking about the way the subtle notes of ice-cold rocky mountain air in that Coors Light accentuate the cool ranch flavor in Doritos, not here at least. The knowledge that different varieties of beer compliment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Odd Pair: Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips

    ​We appreciate our readers' suggestions. Hey, we can't think of all this stuff on our own. So, last week, when reader Shayne suggested Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips with Bolla Bardolino, we decided to try it. The fact that the reader said it sounded gross but was a good pairing didn't exactly mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Gas Station Sushi

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Only a few short days after Eating Our Words' body revolted violently against some inadvisedly consumed cheese enchiladas that had been on a steam table for far too long, as it turns out, we decided to show our stomach who's boss. Take back the night! And what bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    The Shameless Chef: Tex Mex Ramen Explosion

    Yeah, if you've got some kind of principled objection to what is traditionally known as "junk food", you'll wanna go ahead and move right along to the next article.​ Ah, the hazy, crazy days of dorm life. I stayed in the dorms at the University of Houston for two-and-a-half years, had some gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Dorilocos at Tacos Mayra

    ​Tacos Mayra on Beechnut is a particularly festive-looking taco truck parked just outside of Beltway 8 on the north side of the street. The extensive menu is hand-painted on the outside of the truck. The truck's owner is the artist. I love the painting of the rabbit holding the fruit cocktail. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks Watches the Super Bowl

    Oh God, my stomach is so distended. WHY do I do this to myself every Super Bowl Sunday? I watch one football game each year and it's this one, and the only reason I watch it is to have an excuse to eat snacks and watch commercials. A few thoughts on this year's game: First of all, choirs are ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Turning the Screw: DZA, Trae, Al Sharpton, Common, Beyonce, Akon, Mos Def, Vanilla Ice and a Whole Lotta Obama

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: DZA, “Nuthin’ 2 a Boss (Remix)” Wire To Wire Trae’s new mixtape, Street Advocate, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2008

    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew: Holy Shit, Is That Kenickie?!?

    Picture, if you will, a 1980s slumber party in the `burbs starring Miss Pop Rocks and her best gal pals. The snacks? Ho Hos and Doritos. The music? Tiffany. The movie? Grease. The T-Bird Miss Pop Rocks was way hot for? Kenickie, naturally, played by Jeff Conaway. What a bad boy! What a sto ... More >>

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