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30 04, 2013

Nerd Lunch Podcast 83: Movie Menus 1

By |2017-03-18T04:03:40-04:00April 30th, 2013|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Steve from Food Junk saddles up in our fourth chair this week as we build movie themed restaurant menus in the vein of Denny's 2012 menu for The Hobbit. What do you get when you combine a fictional serial killer and a casual dining chain? Or an ice cream shop and an 80s cult classic? [...]

15 04, 2013

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Starbuck’s Iced Coffee

By |2017-03-17T02:57:42-04:00April 15th, 2013|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I’ve mentioned my love of coffee several times on here and the podcast, but I haven’t talked much about my progression from Mountain Dew drinker to coffee junkie. The proverbial crossing of the Rubicon occurred in my early 20s when I was making a lot of road trips and needed a convenience store offering with [...]

26 02, 2013

Nerd Lunch Podcast 74: Nerd Lunch Party

By |2017-03-18T04:12:23-04:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Jeeg makes his much anticipated return (whatever) to the show to talk party food with CT and guest Jasmin Fine from After getting the 411 on 1 Fine Cookie and debunking the rumor that Jasmin is related to Fran Drescher, we put together a nerd party with themed versions of our favorite appetizers / [...]

17 01, 2013

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Cheerwine

By |2017-03-17T02:58:10-04:00January 17th, 2013|Categories: Article|Tags: , |4 Comments

Cheerwine is one of those southern delicacies, like Chick-fil-A and Waffle House, that I had long heard about on the Internet but never had the chance to try. However, back in the fall I paid a visit to the old Nerd Lunch stomping grounds of Central Illinois and found that a longtime favorite store, Friar [...]

1 10, 2012

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Bulletproof® Coffee

By |2017-03-17T00:46:57-04:00October 1st, 2012|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Bulletproof® coffee is something I first heard about on Twitter from our friend Steve from Food Junk. I found the concept instantly intriguing, but was too lazy to do anything about it right away. When I finally did ask Steve about it and learned that he hadn’t tried it firsthand, I knew we had to [...]

27 05, 2012

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Red Rock Cola

By |2017-03-17T01:47:53-04:00May 27th, 2012|Categories: Article|Tags: , |4 Comments

Listeners of our podcast will know that back in episode 19 we talked about soda/pop with Shawn Robare from Branded in the 80s. After taping the show, Shawn sent each of us a care package of several sodas including a bottle of the Red Rock Cola he mentioned in the episode.   Given Shawn’s praise, [...]

27 04, 2012

German (Nerd) Lunch Special: Mezzo Mix

By |2017-03-17T03:00:40-04:00April 27th, 2012|Categories: Article|Tags: , |0 Comments

To wash down my döner kebab lunch when I was in Germany, I chose another local specialty:  Mezzo Mix. Mezzo Mix is the Coca-Cola branded version of Spezi which is described as a mix of cola and orange soda. Based on that description and what I heard from Pax and Shawn on Episode 19 of [...]

12 01, 2012

Nerd Lunch Podcast 19: Drill Down on Soda

By |2017-03-18T03:45:17-04:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Podcast regular Shawn Robare occupies the fourth chair for a discussion of sodas, pops, fizzy drinks, cokes, or whatever you might call them. We kick around our favorite and most hated carbonated beverages, wade into the cola wars, and talk about ill conceived soda disasters. Crystal Pepsi, anyone? Plus in the Nerd To-Do List, we [...]

10 01, 2012

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Cheerwine

By |2017-03-17T00:51:14-04:00January 10th, 2012|Categories: Article|Tags: , |5 Comments

Usually on Tuesdays we are announcing a new episode of our podcast, but this week's episode will be delayed by one day. We will be doing another Drill Down and this time we will be talking about sodas. It's a good one and I'm looking forward to sharing it with our Nerd Lunchketeers.In the meantime, [...]