2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
COME ON DOWN! YOU’RE THE NEXT CONTESTANT ON THE SALON KITCHEN CHALLENGE!
Every week, your challenge is to create an eye-opening dish within our capricious themes and parameters. Blog your submission on Open Salon by Monday morning — with photos and your story behind the dish — and we’ll republish the winners on Salon on Tuesday. (It takes only 30 seconds to start a blog, but be sure to tag your post skc thanksgiving.) And yes, mashed potato sculpture counts as a dish. Emphatically.
The Inaugural Challenge
We’re thrilled to be launching the good ship Salon Food right into the gravy sea of Thanksgiving.
So, this week, after the feasting and the football, open up that fridge and celebrate with us! Forget the couch-surfing turkey sandwich and knock out something shiny and new using your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Bonus points for: Anything involving champagne
Minus points for: References to the Titanic
Scoring and winning
Scores will be very scientific, given for creativity, execution, appealing photos, interesting stories behind your submissions, and touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.