There's a good chance your favorite bean or mushroom patty is a lot less healthy than you think. And by less healthy, we mean it has more calories, lots more sodium, and more saturated fat than a McDonald's Big Mac.
McDonald's is gross and greasy. But my humiliation, and that of my friends and my family, wasn't because I made burgers. It was because I was supposed to be "better" than that. I realized this attitude was way more gross than shoveling fries. Because I am not better than a McDonald's worker.
Love or hate it, shopping is our national pastime. It's even easier now that you can do it in your pajamas in front of your computer, or on the phone in between texting while driving. But for many, those new black shopping days signify a time of worry -- maybe even desperation.
If you're a waiter or bartender, you've seen your fair share of horrors. But the brave souls manning the headset at fast-food chains aren't any safer, even if they have a wall separating them from the customers.
Because under-the-influence eating is a universal truth that no one is immune to, we asked several great chefs around the country to give us the scoop on what they eat after they imbibe. Even folks like Justin Warner can fall prey to 1am 7-Eleven taquitos.