15 Meals as Sandwiches, Kids Eating Lemons, and Big Macs in Congress: Eating & Reading

A tasty roundup of the stuff we’re reading this week.

Let's face it: most meals taste better in sandwich form. Image via Shutterstock.


Our Great Sandwich Smackdown is over (tear), so here’s your week’s dose of bready deliciousness: “15 Meals That Are Better as a Sandwich.” [BuzzFeed] —Anna Spiegel

KFC has smartly tapped into Game of Thrones with its new advertisements. [Huffington Post] —Chris Campbell 

This Week in Millennial Food Trends

Chick-fil-A wants to get a piece of that millennial market by paying more attention to grilled chicken and slightly less attention to its trademark bigotry. [Time] —Ben Freed

It’s Not Delivery, It’s Homemade 

“I am here to say: You can make pizza at home.” Sam Sifton really wants you to break out the homemade dough. The good news: It’s pretty simple. [New York Times] —AS

When Life Hands You Lemons . . . 

As a soon-to-be father, I think filming young kids eating lemons is pretty funny. [YouTube] —CC

By the Numbers 

Members of Congress argue about prices of Big Macs and the contents of the McDonald’s Dollar Menu. Democracy is a many-splendored thing. [The Fix] —BF

This chart of the most popular fruit pies looks delicious, though 100-percent rhubarb (no need to sully it with strawberry) is all I need. [NPR] —CC

I’ve enjoyed this before, but now science itself approves of marinating beef with beer. [Pacific Standard] —CC

Comedic Eating 

What happens when Mario Batali cooks dinner for comedians Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen? Well, watch. [Eater National] —AS

Of Mice and Menus 

New York’s Dominique Ansel Bakery—home of the cronut—was briefly closed by the New York City Department of Health after a reported mouse infestation. Unfortunately for polite society, the rodents were cleared out, the bakery reopened, and Dominique Ansel is now comparing himself to Rocky Balboa. [Grub Street] —BF