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Nerd Lunch Episode 83: Creating movie themed restaurant menus

Posted in fast food, movies, podcast, pop culture with tags , , , , on April 30, 2013 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

For this, our 83rd episode, we are joined again by Steve from the Food Junk blog to discuss movies and fast food menus.

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Yes, with the release earlier this year of Denny’s Hobbit Menu, we were inspired to take matters into our own hands and imagine what would happen if other restaurants took the same marketing approach and created specialized menus for movies. Imagine Red Lobster creating a menu for a serial killer. What would a Buckaroo Banzai menu look like at a place known mostly for desserts? And would you eat at Olive Garden regardless of the movie it created a menu for?

All these things and more are answered in this week’s Nerd Lunch Podcast.

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Btw, I just realized that this is my 700th post.

Nerd Lunch Episode 74: Catering a Nerd Lunch Party

Posted in food, podcast with tags , , on February 26, 2013 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

This week we are joined by Jasmin from the awesome food blog, One Fine Cookie.

One Fine Cookie

The goal? To cater a nerdy yet tasteful get-together for the Nerd Lunch crew and their closest friends.  Imagine tasty yet geeky dishes with awesomely dorky names.  It’s all in here.  If it sounds like I’m being vague, I am because, unfortunately, I was unable to join the fellas for this episode.  But I am told it is EPIC.  So bake yourself some Wookie Cookies, crack open a can of Yoda Soda and listen to CT, Jeeg and Jasmin make preparations for a Nerd Lunch party.

Cause ain’t no party like a Nerd Lunch party cause a Nerd Lunch party don’t STOOOOOOOOOP!

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Nerd Lunch Episode 51: Does it live up to the hype? Part 2

Posted in fast food, movies, podcast, TV shows with tags , , , , , on September 4, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

AND WE ARE BAAAAAAACK!!! After a few weeks off the Nerd Lunch crew is back kicking holes into your eardrums. This week we are doing a sequel to Episode 7: Does it live up to the hype?

Breaking Bad

In this episode we are joined by Brian from Cool and Collected and show runner for The League of Extraordinary Bloggers.  We each pick something that we haven’t seen or done that has been hyped to us by friends, family and pop culture in general and we watch it.  Or do it.  Or eat at it.  My choice was the TV show Breaking Bad.  Brian picked Star Trek, CT picked Quentin Tarantino movies and Jeeg picked Chik-Fil-A.  Listen up to the discussion to find out if we thought our picks “lived up to the hype”.  Spoiler alert, there are more “NO”s than you would expect.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 43: Salty Snacks

Posted in Cheetos, food, podcast, snacks with tags , , , , , , on June 27, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Welcome to Episode 43. Hope you have your taste bud seat belts on because this episode we are joined by Steve from the blog Food Junk to discuss tons of salty snacks.

Wasabi Mayo DoritosGarlic Seafood PringlesHerr's Crab ChipsCheetos EnchiladaBlack Pepper Jack Doritos

We cover everything from Doritos and Ruffles to pretzels and crackers and we even cover little seen foreign snacks like Clam Chowder Doritos and Garlic Seafood Pringles.  It’s a veritable cornucopia of awesomeness for your mouth.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner. And yes, we are still on the Zune Marketplace.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 27: Lots of talk about vintage candy

Posted in candy, pop culture, snacks with tags , , , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

The Nerd Lunch crew returns for episode 27. You are welcome, Internet. This week we are joined by Jason Liebig, proprieter of one of the newest and best nostalgia sites on the Internet machine, CollectingCandy.com.

Collecting Candy

Jason joins us for a lively discussion about candy. We talk about the actual candy, but we also discuss candy packaging, marketing and the problems inherent in collecting candy that is thirty years old.  It’s a fun discussion and I guarantee you’ll learn stuff that you’ll immediately want to forget.  And at the end of the episode we give a shout out to a good friend of this blog, Trish, who has never listened to a podcast.  Hopefully, this will get her to start listening (at least to our awesome podcast).

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