Shrimp pasta, steak and eggs, maybe a bacon cheddar double cheeseburger.
Those dishes, as prepared by restaurant chains, may look and taste good, but they're loaded with calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar - enough to earn them the dubious distinction of being named Xtreme Eating "dis-honorees" on this year's list from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, known as the CSPI.
For the last six years, the CSPI has released Xtreme Eating Awards winners in its Nutrition Action Healthletter.
But "we think this year that this is the worst of some of the worst," said Jayne Hurley, CSPI senior nutritionist. "They top the list for being extremely high in calories, saturated fat and salt or sugar."
Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
It doesn’t seem fair to wait until November 3 to celebrate National Sandwich Day. (I’ll tell you why we celebrate sandwiches on November 3 - it’s the birthday of John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich. He’d be 294 this year.) Maybe it’s because the new school year always signals sandwiches in my head, but I say we celebrate Sandwich Day early. Like right now.
Here, some phenomenal new sandwich spots across the country, each with something cool that, while we’re on the subject of school, earns them Extra Credit from me.
Some key statistics from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council:
– During "Hot Dog Season" from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs: That’s 818 hot dogs per second.
– Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city, including New York.
– The biggest hot dog day of the year is surely the 4th of July: it’s estimated that Americans eat 150 million hot dogs, enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. over five times.
If you want to send out summer with a bang, and make Labor Day an even bigger hot dog holiday than Independence Day, we can help you get started at the following places. Better still, some of them can help save the world while you eat their terrific dogs.
Previously - You're eating too much salt. Consider not doing that.
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