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Food Fight!!!

In Food Asshole, Foodie, Things I like, Uncategorized on May 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

Having just discovered the “Chains” discussion on Chowhound, I may never do anything again but sit here and read. For those who are unfamiliar, Chowhound is Facebook for Food Assholes. It’s the kind of place where 275 people can comment about how the quality of the $365 pre fixe dinner at Next in Chicago is better on Tuesdays than Fridays.

The Chowhound “Chains” message board is where Food Assholes go to snipe at one another about McDonald’s, Olive Garden, and Chipotle. It’s like watching the Real Housewives of Chowhound beat each other senseless with a Double Down. And by that, I mean it is pure genius.

Here are some current controversies being explored:

“Anything good at Outback?” Newsflash: No.

“Chains that cold brew their iced coffee?” Newsflash: McDonald’s doesn’t and they should be shot.

“Why do foodies like the McD’s Filet o’ Fish?” Newsflash: They don’t and they hate you for asking.

Here’s my favorite exchange:

“Uh, the Filet-O-Fish is sold by McDonald’s. (Assuming you mean “McDonald’s” when you use the epithet “mickey d’s, which you surely must since you use this epithet in exactly that way in your own post here on this thread.

I have no idea what that means, but I can’t get enough.

If you wonder why Costco rotisserie chickens are so good, you should clear your calendar and go here.