In a nation where not all burgers are created equal, Espresso Patronum decided to find out where animal style continues to reign supreme, particularly in the big apple: NYC.
In-N-Out Burger has once again topped Market Force’s annual customer survey of the nation’s top quick-service restaurants; a beloved California-based burger joint, earning a 76% rating in customer loyalty. That’s higher than any restaurant in any category, even though the chain is famously limited to only the West Coast.
It’s a redemption of sorts for In-N-Out, which added its first new menu in 15 years earlier this year. While In-N-Out Burger won the Market Force survey last year, Five Guys bested it in a separate Harris Poll last year. Chick Fil-A came in second in the overall rankings, with 73% customer loyalty. Other big winners included Raising Cane’s, which specializes in fried chicken.
Missing from the customer loyalty survey were the biggest national chains: McDonald’s and Subway. The 2 chains were completely left behind in favor of regional favorites.
Consumer Reports asked its subscribers what fast-food restaurant had, in their opinion, the tastiest food. A trend soon emerged where the biggest fast-food restaurants ranked the lowest in customer preference. For example, KFC was voted last for chicken, Taco Bell was the least liked for burritos and, sorry Jared, but Subway’s sandwiches were only beat by Au Bon Pain as least favorite among the American public.
As for McDonald’s? Americans are seriously not “lovin’ it.” “McDonald’s own customers ranked its burgers significantly worse than those of 20 competitors, including Hardee’s, Shake Shack and Wendy’s. No other house specialty scored as low,” Consumer Reports noted, as reported by NBC.
Here are the winners in some of the top food categories, in alphabetical order:
Although America may be dubbed the “Fast Food Nation,” recent reports show that New Yorkers are more concerned with the quality of food than the convenience of the location. Despite how the world views the U.S, Americans & New Yorkers in particular actually want to eat good quality food.
New York (CNN) Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died. He was 61.
“There’s no place else every remotely like it. Everything great — and all the world’s ills — all in one glorious, messed-up, magical, maddening, magnificent city.” Anthony Bourdain, Beirut 2015
Food & touristic sites are major attractions for Instagram likes.
Sure, it’s the platform where we gawk on pretty people and long for appealing, self-indulgent, wildly crave-worthy #foodporn, but a large percentage of the Instagram scene is covered with sceneries and beautiful destinations.
Giving a double tap to a picture of a bright hue-accentuated picture of a stripe of red telephone boxes in a busy London street is one thing, but to capture your own is an entirely different story. Pondering factors like lighting, viewpoint, and editing apps is key to stimulating travel hunger among your followers—and getting the social media credits we all hanker.
Backgrounds can make or break an Instagram. Brick walls, tile floor and nice wallpaper all make awesome backgrounds.
Realistically if you’re reading an article about how to achieve the perfect aesthetic, you probably take your Instagram pretty seriously. If you really want to post a drunk selfie of you and your pizza box, head to Facebook or Snapchat.
So If you don’t wanna fuck with your Instagram standards, here are Professor Dumbledore’s do’s and don’ts to “conquering” the magical shot.
Here’s a short story about Zenobia, a restaurant that took the Unbreakable Vow, of serving Dubai, the “Ultimate Lebanese Dining Experience”, made with the finest and freshest Australian meat and spices.
Producing its hit formula of high-class Lebanese cuisine, Zenobia does all the charm in an off-the-cuff setting. Its Lebanese homey feel resonates with the upbeat formalities of the dinky Dubai streets.
The comparatively posh décor of the Citywalk branch helps distance it from other unceremonious Lebanese “diners” on the local market.
And although some of us would fancy some “Wakey Wakey, Eggs & Bakey”, Zenobia has something else planned for breakfast. Labneh, muhammara, grilled halloumi and an assortment of other delicious dips, is their way to kick-start the day (the restaurant opens currently at 11:30AM).
The lunch/dinner menu is traditional Lebanese, with both hot and cold meze, some old-school refreshing salads and an extensive list of wraps and sandwiches..
But it’s the humongous “dish of the day” station that’s kept the busiest, with some of Lebanon’s most infamous comfort stews, serving as a sensational “homesick” healing.
With friendly and knowledgeable staff and unrivaled taste, Zenobia provides an unparalleled gastronomic experience. Dubai, you’ve been served.
Zenobia is located in Citywalk , Boulevard Unit 14-5, Dubai, UAE.
Reserve on: +971 50 85 17 119, +971 4 33 23 888 or email@example.com
Dubai residents love nothing more than a good brunch, be they brilliantly boozy or generous/virtuous. Ok, I’ll admit the former is particularly popular.
As more restaurants across the city get their brunch game on, I’ve decided to rebel against all that ‘New Year, New Me’ hogwash and find you the most pitch-perfect of all brunches. After all, no one wants to see in the weekend with a stale bread, or break the bank on a watered-down Spritz cocktail.
Oh and trust me, I won’t be needing any of that Veritaserum to tell you that I WAS NOT disappointed. As promoted, MATTO‘s newly launched brunch, Via Del MATTO, is not for the faint-hearted.
Think of all the sexy carbohydrates getting together in one room: wood-fired pizza, pasta, Parmesan risotto wheels, fresh homemade breads, cheese, cheese, and more cheese, Italian street food, desserts, and so much more.
MATTO’s Italian-street-food-inspired brunch is on every Friday, serving free flow of pasta, risotto, lasagna and pizza from both the open-space kitchen to the extensive live food stations. So without any further ado, prepare to be transported to the busy streets of Italy as the smell of wood-fired pizza fills the air, paving the way for a gastronomically tantalizing meal created in a kitchen worthy of Nonna’s approval.
True to the Mediterranean way of life, MATTO immerses their guests in a truly Italian experience unlike any other.
Eat Until You Can Eat No More (Then A Little More) – AED 180
Dining + Soft Drinks
Vino e Birra – AED 250
Dining + House Wines & Beers
Pacco MATTO – AED 320
Dining + Selected Pouring Spirits, Cocktails & Prosecco
And if you’re one of those who worship the Saint of all Sicilian foods, cannoli, then you are in for a treat. Wash them down with an espresso, and you’ve found yourself the perfect way to end this bottomless brunch.
“People work so hard in Dubai they come to rely upon brunch as a chill come-down after a tiring week” said Giordana Attilio, Head of Marketing at MATTO.
So could this be Dubai’s Best Brunch? Here’s how you can judge for yourself: Go straight, take a right, sharp left. Benvenuti in Via Del MATTO.
The MATTO Brunch / Every Friday from 12.30pm until 4.30pm
To put it in a nutshell this fan film is something that Warner Bros will regret not taking part of.
With creative plot, class-A acting and dark atmospheres, this is a film every Potterhead will enjoy watching.
Telling the story of infamous Tom Riddles’ late years in Hogwarts, his time at Borgin and Burkes and beyond.
The story is consistent with the flashbacks of Tom Riddles past gathered by Dumbledore in the books and additionally there are some new, very interesting insights.
Enjoy the free watch below
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?
Well, you could just start with this.
#SlytherinPride is my secret cleansing potion, to wash off all the holidays’ calorie excess… Wanna get on it? Check how you can do it below.
Hungry, thirsty and almost mythical, Hungry Unicorn toured and figured out the Best Hot Chocolates there are to slurp during those chilly Beirut nights…
In her search to find the best hot chocolates to suit all tastes, she tried over 13 drinks from supermarket ready-made stir-ins, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants; these 5 shortlists impressed with their well-balanced sweetness and satisfyingly silky texture.
So if you’re feeling really decadent and fancy (as you should), scroll down this short list and let us know how you like it.
That’s all folks. We’ve tried some watery, despicable hot potions who put boiled hot rats to shame… But we’re not the kind of pair that’ll rant about it. Unless you want us to?! As a matter of fact, Beirut’s Worst Hot Chocolates has a nice sound to it.. Lol!
One winner stands the chance of winning a pair of tickets to dine, party and see award-winning DJs: HOT SINCE 82, CLAPTONE, MARK KNIGHT & Burning Man’s RONY SEIKALY at IRIS Yas Island’s long Abu Dhabi Race Weekend of partying, starting Thursday, November 23rd.
The parties start early during race weekend and guests can head to IRIS YAS ISLAND from 12PM to 4PM to enjoy an open-air brunch whilst tuning into live DJ sets.
From sunset onwards, IRIS YAS ISLAND will host world-famous DJs that will take over the decks until 4AM on Thursday and 5AM from Friday to Sunday night.
IRIS YAS ISLAND is the hotspot for celebrity spottings where stars like Michele Rodrigues, Ludacris, Akon, Trey Songz, and others have partied in previous years.
Iris Yas Island F1 Opening timings: Thursday – NOV 23rd from 6pm to 4am | Friday – Sunday 24th to 26th from 12pm to 5am
Located at Yas Island, Yas Marina, Building 1. For reservations: +971 55 160 5636 | firstname.lastname@example.org