Weekend Roundup

A recap of the things we were reading this week.

The McDonald’s Big Mac ATM is Making its Stateside Debut
We have seen the future, and its autonomous robotic hamburger-making machines. [FWX]

7 Prevailing Burger Myths, Debunked
It’s nice to see some of these burger myths debunked by the likes of the great George Motz and Meathead Goldwyn. But don’t let anyone tell you you can’t put ketchup on your burger. You do what you like, player. [FirstWeFeast]

How to Create Your Own Dorm Kitchen on a Budget
Follow this guide, or you’ll end up with the setup we had in our dorm room: A leaky cube fridge, and a microwave that smelled perpetually like a heady combination of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pocket and burned microwave popcorn. [Spoon University]

Sandwich-Ball: The True American Pastime
Finally, someone with the courage to move past oral history, and document the timeline of this brave sport. [Hatewich]

Holy Guacamole! Tariffs Could Slam Mexican Avocados
If Trump takes our avocados away, we don’t want to live anymore. [USA Today]

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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