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30 04, 2013

Nerd Lunch Podcast 83: Movie Menus 1

By | 2017-03-18T04:03:40+00:00 April 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? [...]

26 02, 2013

Nerd Lunch Podcast 74: Nerd Lunch Party

By | 2017-03-18T04:12:23+00:00 February 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 1FineCookie.com. 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 / [...]

14 08, 2012

Nerd Lunch Podcast 50: Ask Us Anything

By | 2017-03-18T15:02:52+00:00 August 14th, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

We cap off the first year of the Nerd Lunch podcast with a session of Ask Us Anything where questions from some of our listeners fill the role of the 4th chair. We tackle pressing issues such as our favorite Starfleet captain, last meal choices, dream guests, why the 80s are so popular, and more. [...]

1 11, 2011

Nerd Lunch Podcast 9: The Replicators Are Broken!

By | 2017-03-18T03:37:31+00:00 November 1st, 2011|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |5 Comments

On this week’s episode CT, Pax, and Jeeg embark on an excursion under the command of starship captain and pop culture blogger Jay Amabile of The Sexy Armpit blog. When a wormhole flings the ship across the galaxy and damages all systems, some hard choices have to be made. Jeeg can get the damaged food [...]

5 09, 2011

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Novelty Pop-Tarts

By | 2017-03-17T00:52:50+00:00 September 5th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , |4 Comments

When it comes to Pop-Tarts, I'm probably the exception to the rule. My favorites are the unfrosted strawberry flavor. Toast those up and spread a little…okay, a lot of butter on the top, and that's tasty treat. Especially when you get a run of Pop-Tarts that have a bit extra strawberry flavoring in them.That's not [...]

26 08, 2011

CT’s Road Trip, part 5: Hello, old friends…

By | 2017-03-17T00:52:50+00:00 August 26th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

One of the greatest things about returning home is being able to visit all the restaurants you loved, but don't have around your new area. It's been six years, but I still long for several places in the Champaign-area, many of which are fortunately still around. But just as some places go, there are new [...]

9 04, 2009

(Nerd) Lunch Special: Culver’s ButterBurger

By | 2017-03-17T02:55:15+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The name Culver's probably doesn’t mean anything to those outside the Midwest. The burger chain started in Wisconsin and still has most of their locations in the Upper Midwest. While they offer some uniquely Midwest items like pork tenderloins and fried cheese curds, Culver's specialties are quick seared ButterBurgers and frozen custard. I recently had [...]