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McD's, BK, KFC, and Taco Bell: Worst Fast Food in America

"Fast food in general is sorta...gross. It's odd to assume that everyone frequents it. " - Blitherypoop

Who is assuming that everyone frequents it? 36,733 CR readers certainly isn't everyone?

If you don't like fast food, then I guess this isn't the article for you.

I can't believe Subway got that high of a rating either. Maybe people like it because of the of the perceived healthiness, plus it's got some good deals. This is not to say that a 6" turkey sub isn't healthier than a Big Mac and large fries. I just don't like Subway because I think the bread tastes odd and the tomatoes are pink.

I live on the east coast (New England) and we definitely don't have all of these options.

My favorite is Roy Rogers fried chicken and their french fries. Personal preference, for sure. They are quickly disappearing from the fast food landscape however. Sucks for me!

Jul 15, 2011
JurisLaris in Features

Can you eat lobster when you're pregnant?

Fish are generally a positive thing to eat during pregnancy because many fish contain Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are good for the development of the brain, etc. However, you have to be careful of fish at the top of the food chain because they contain higher levels of mercury (king mackerel, tuna, shark). All other fish can be eaten in moderation - including shellfish, which have the lowest levels of mercury. As a pregnant New Englander, I just enjoyed a lovely Lobster dinner the other night and a lobster roll from the leftovers! Yum! But for seafood, moderation is key!

Jun 13, 2011
JurisLaris in General Topics

John Harvard's - Manchester, CT

I just went to John Harvard's in Manchester last night (01/23/2011) - it was open, everything was delicious as usual. I had heard about the new ownership etc. I have to say that I will be disappointed if they change the menu - I love the JH's grilled meatloaf. It's delicious and you can't get it anywhere else. So, I guess we'll see.

John Harvard's Brew House
1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester, CT 06042

Hibachi Fried Rice vs. Chinese Fried Rice

What about using sake? I haven't tried to make hibachi rice at home yet - but they do seem to use a lot of sake when cooking in the restaurant. Also, garlic and maybe sesame seeds (which I saw someone else suggest). Anyway, more sake, more happy, right?

Oct 25, 2010
JurisLaris in Home Cooking