Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Hurry while you can have a sandwich with everything from the Dollar Menu

The apocalypse is upon us, friends: McDonald\’s just announced that it\’s gonna kill off its beloved Dollar Menu in favor of the super-catchy Dollar & More Menu, which goes all the way up to $5 and for some reason isn’t just called “menu”.

In a state of panic, and in order to fuel future nostalgia for a lost delicacy, we raced to the nearest Mickey D’s and ordered everything on the Dollar Menu, then made this McMonstrosity. Five minutes later, as we writhed in agony, we realized all these items will still be available for a dollar when the new menu rolls out in November, BUT STILL it’s the principle, or something.

via McDonald’s Dollar & More Menu – Thrillist Nation.

Because you can.



Food Prescriptions

I’m sure you’re no stranger to the saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away, but now it seems Doctors are bringing back this old school advice…in the form of prescriptions! In an effort to put the brakes on the growing obesity epidemic, two New York City hospitals are now handing out fruit and vegetable prescriptions to overweight patients. The  prescriptions essentially work like coupons.  Patients can use  “health bucks” at a number of farmers markets throughout the city and trade them in for fruits and vegetables. This is part of  a four-month pilot program, created by a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization called Wholesome Wave, a group designed to help underprivileged overweight and obese kids at risk of developing diet-related diseases. The two hospitals testing out the program are Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and Harlem Hospital in Manhattan. We think this is a great idea, and hopefully the pilot program gains the success and support it needs.

via Supermarket Guru – Take two of these and call me in the morning….

From the Lempert Report, which is an EXCELLENT newsvideo / newsletter combination on all things grocery, food, and health related,

Blow to Bloomberg: Appeals Court Rules NYC’s Big Sugary Drink Ban Unconstitutional

An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants.In a unanimous opinion, the four-judge panel of the state Supreme Court Appellate Division said that the health board was acting too much like a legislature when it created the limit, which would have stopped sales of non-diet soda and other sugar-laden beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces.

via Blow to Bloomberg: Appeals Court Rules NYC’s Big Sugary Drink Ban Unconstitutional |

Should you be drinking giant sugary soft drinks?  No.

Should you be ABLE TO BUY THEM?  Yes.


Is the date on a milk carton the sell-by or use-by date?

A glass of milk Français : Un verre de lait

I will admit looking this up just now …

As the milk bottle/carton goes through the filling line, it’s automatically stamped with whatever date is 10 days after the milk was pasteurized.  That number of days can vary (for New  York City it’s only 4 days).

Milk tastes the same for 7 days after pasteurization and should be nearly the same for 4 more days after that … so you have a couple days at least after the sell-by date on the carton.

But it depends .  Which leaves you with the sniff test being the only way to know for sure.  If it smells or tastes funny, throw it away..