Weekend Roundup

There Are 13 New Food Emojis, But Somehow There Still Isn’t a Bagel
There are 13 new food emojis coming in July, and thank goodness, one of them is a sandwich. [Spoon University]

3-in-1 Breakfast Machine Challenge: Isaac Toups
Those three-in-one breakfast machines are undeniably stupid. But what happens when a Top Chef gets his hands on one? Still pretty stupid, but a lot of fun to watch. [Extra Crispy]

Should I Send This Back? A Guide.
The good people at Hatewich have prepared a handy flowchart to help guide you in your decision about whether or not to send food back at a restaurant. Note how many paths lead to “F*ck you, you should be dead.” [Hatewich]

How Fried Chicken Is Getting Foodies Massive Instagram Engagement
Want to grow your Instagram following quickly? Post pictures of fried chicken, apparently. (Side note: Follow us on Instagram.) [Foodbeast]

Flavored Nation: A Taste of Every State
We first noticed this site (and the associated event) after getting a pitch about it in our inbox. Flavored Nation promises to deliver fresh content focusing on regional snacks, which is just about one of our favorite topics. To get your beak wet, don’t miss their guide to Philadelphia’s iconic cheesesteak. [Flavored Nation]

Photo: Flickr/LWYang

Written by Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm is the author of "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as a frequent contributor to Serious Eats,, Eat Rockland, Down East Magazine, The L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and more. When not poisoning his body with garbage and then posting sardonic commentary about it on the Internet, he also owns and operates the 'Wich, Please food truck, named's "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015.

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