Posts for October 31, 2012

Frito-Lay Lovers Are Apathetic and Conservative; Chipotle Leans Liberal

Chili dogs: a bipartisan treat.Photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Why are Obama and Romney spending so much time chowing down at random pizzerias and swanky fundraisers when this kind of intelligence is available? Digital agency Engage, using polling data and the (very scientific) method of analyzing "likes" on Facebook, has compiled charts with Buzzfeed that correlate fast-food preferences with politics and likelihood to vote. Basically the whole thing is a cluster—seems most people who love fast food also don't know who the hell to vote for—with a few notable exceptions.

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The Salty Pig's New Chef is a Mario Batali Alum

This meat has a new maker.Photo: Jessica Mattei

From the Salty Pig comes word that they've hired a new executive chef, Kevin O'Donnell. A rep notes that The New York Times named him "a new American tastemaker in Paris" when he worked in France at L'Office. He's also sous-cheffed for Mario Batali at Del Posto. But, as is often the case in so many situations, there comes a time for salt and pork.

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Of Course, Massachusetts Is Home to the Obscure Halloween Lobster

Did Hurricane Sandy have something to do with this? An orange-and-black Halloween lobster surfaced off the coast of Beverly today, just miles way from Halloween Central, Salem.

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Burger Dive Closes in on Opening, Thankfully

This could be you!Photo: iStockphoto

We broke the news a few months ago: the Legendary team (Papagayo, Sip, etc) plans to open Burger Dive at Somerville's Assembly Row, a concept complete with booze-fueled milkshakes. And now an opening date is upon us, and just in the nick of time.

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Grubstreet Sweeps

Recent reader reviews on MenuPages

  • Cookin' Cafe & Grill See the menu

    “Cookin is gooood!”

    I'm picky about meatball subs so when I say is good it's really good

  • The Pour House See the menu

    “Awsome food and drink”

    After spending all your hard earned dollars in the Pru enjoy a few cool one here before you take the T home.

  • Il Villaggio See the menu

    “Absolutely Amazing”

    Having worked at Olive Garden for 3 years I guess I never really knew what REAL Italian food tasted like.


Kara Baskin
NY Mag