August 4th, 2010
06:15 PM ET
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"I went on a date with this one guy who I met through an online dating service (and soon quit). We go to the olive garden where he proceeds to talk about poo during dinner and then the check comes.... He made no effort to reach for the check so I pulled out a 20, no way I was paying for his dinner and mine. He pulled out a 20 and all together there was about 5 bucks left (so dinner was 35) I left the change on the table for the waiter. As we were leaving the guy PICKED UP THE MONEY! The poor waiter didn't end up with a tip at all and I decided that guy was not the guy for me :)" - TxC

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Cheez Doodle creator dies
August 4th, 2010
05:15 PM ET
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Morrie Yohai, the inventor of the totally tubular, cheese-powder-covered Cheez Doodle, passed away last week at the age of 90.

Our orange-stained fingers shall always remember you.

The New York Times has the full obituary.

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5@5 - 'Saveur' editor-in-chief James Oseland
August 4th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

Guilty food pleasures: they're so wrong, yet oh-so right. From neon-hued mac 'n' cheese to cheeseburger-flavored tortilla chips, seems everybody has one or five ... even say, an editor-in-chief of a major food magazine.

James Oseland has been the editor-in-chief of 'Saveur' magazine since 2006, and also acts as judge on Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." Now, he's ready to spill the beans and get some guilty food pleasures off his chest. This is a no judgment zone. Guilty, schmilty!

5 Foods I Am (Only Somewhat) Ashamed to Say I Love: James Oseland
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Lunchtime poll – dating and dinner
August 4th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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A friend of ours dated a woman he started referring to as "Alligator Arms." They'd go out to fabulous meals, drinking and laughing and playing footsie under the table and generally having a lovely time.

Then the check would come. According to him, she'd suddenly duck out to the ladies' room or - at this point in the story, he'd draw his elbows next to his ribcage and make sad, flailing gestures - slightly lean toward her purse, but somehow not be able to reach it, assuming he'd swoop in.

He always did, and he actually wouldn't have let her pay if she'd offered, as he made approximately fifty beeellliiiiooon times more money than she did, but always hoped she'd offer.

Share your dating and paying war stories in the comments below and we'll share our favorites in an upcoming post.
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Box lunch
August 4th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Chew Chew, Sydney's first dog restaurant, serves an organic menu to the poochie masses. - The Age



  • The nation's top sommelier sips and swirls at The French Laundry. - Inside Scoop SF


  • Meat from the offspring of a cloned cow has entered Britain's food chain. - TIME


  • A behind-the-scenes peek at restaurateur Danny Meyer's all-star staff. - The Atlantic


  • Galveston, Texas, welcomes two new "breastaurants." Apparently, Hooters is so passé. - Culture Map Houston
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August 4th, 2010
11:30 AM ET
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August 4th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Whatever you call this dude-ly delicacy, it's fun just to go nuts at Calgary's Testicle Festival, says iReporter Percy Lipinski.

Get the FULL STORY at iReport

Previously - Have a ball! It's for a good cause

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August 4th, 2010
09:15 AM ET
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From the CNN Wire staff:

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has canceled two free concerts in New York because of an injury, according to a statement issued by her publicists Wednesday.

"Due to fractured ribs and pain in the abdomen, it was necessary for Ms. Franklin to cancel and reschedule the two concerts," said the statement from spokeswoman Gwendolyn Quinn. Franklin's doctors have advised her to come in for tests immediately, the statement said.

Efforts are being made to reschedule the concerts at the end of August, Quinn said.

"I was very much looking forward to being in Brooklyn and having a foot-long hot dog at Coney Island," Franklin said in the statement. "Hopefully I will get it before the end of August."

Franklin, 68, also noted, "I will really miss that nice slice of cake from Congressman Charlie Rangel's birthday party and singing 'Happy Birthday' to him."

We're wishing the legendary lady a speedy recovery. And a fabulous frank from Nathan's.

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Breakfast buffet
August 4th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

Suddenly, life is looking positively peachy. August, or National Peach Month, is ripe for the picking.

We're big fans of eating the fuzzy fruit straight out of hand, with peach juice dribbling down our chin and a dopey grin on our face - but do tell: what's your favorite way to delight in summer's favorite stone fruit?

What's on TV?
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