Inside Arizona's obesity-themed restaurant

Plus, a guide to Canadians' weird milk-drinking habits, and this week's other must-see food videos

Published February 5, 2010 6:06PM (EST)

  • In case you weren't disturbed enough by this week's bizarre story of two American heart attack-themed restaurants suing each other because of their similar concept (and the fact that each gives free food to people who weigh over 350 pounds), this Travel Channel visit to Heart Attack Grill in Arizona, home to the quadruple bypass burger, reveals the restaurant to be even more obnoxious than we'd imagined.  The female wait staff are dressed like naughty nurses, they're "required" to take the vital signs of the "patients" before they order, and the owner is, of course, a sleazy dude dressed in a doctor's outfit. 

  • Speaking of high-concept eating concepts, Denver just got its first medical marijuana restaurant, the Ganja Gourmet. In this video, the owner (wearing tye-die, of course) gives a tour of the business and its offerings -- which look delicious, but not cheap. A dozen "lemon meringue tartlets": $120.

  • As the Vancouver Olympics approach, Americans are probably going to learn a lot of trivia about the U.S.'s neighbor to the north over the next few weeks. Did you know, for example, that Canadian milk is often sold in bags instead of cartons? For a tutorial on how, exactly, this works, check out this video by Canadian desert-vlogger pincstuff.

  • Burger King has been gaining notoriety in the U.S. for its man-centric vibe and disturbing plasticized mascot (who looks like an enormous stalkerish bobblehead), but if you thought American Burger King ads were disturbing, check out this bizarre Russian one -- in which the King hangs out in a sauna with his babes.

  • There are many things to love about Nigella Lawson: her kitchen skills, her hilariously sexualized television show, her posh accent. But if this recent appearance on "Fox and Friends" is anything to go by, Nigella's approach to television show appearances is equally awesome -- because it's pure apathy. Prepare to witness six minutes of Nigella's I-don't-give-a-shit face (which may just be botox face, but whatever), and some of the most awkward cooking-related banter I've seen in a long time.

By Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers is Salon's former Arts Editor. He has written for the Globe & Mail, the Village Voice and other publications. He can be reached at @thomasmaxrogers.

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