#FOODNews: Florida couple finds dead frog in Waffle House water glass. There's a Restaurant Serving a $76,000 Thanksgiving Dinner. Here's the Most Uniquely Popular Side Dish in Every State AND MORE
Florida couple finds dead frog in Waffle House water glass
A couple made a grim discovery at a Florida Waffle House earlier this month, WCTV reports.
Claire Sheats said she and her husband sat down for a meal at one of the chain’s Tallahassee locations and were served an ice-cold glass of dead frog.
“We were served a WHOLE FROG in our water today. My husband drank from the glass before he noticed the frog floating around in the ice,” Sheats wrote in a Google review of the restaurant. “The staff did not offer us anything more than a ‘sorry about that guys’—we promptly left and will not be going back to this location.”
Sheats and her husband took pictures and video. She shared the photos with News Channel 8.
The couple immediately alerted staff. Sheats said a staffer came over to clean it up, and said “sorry about that guys.”
Sheats and her husband left without their meal and filed complaints with state health inspectors and Waffle House corporate officials.
In a statement, Waffle House spokesperson Pat Warner said corporate is currently “working with the local operators to determine the facts.”
HuffPost reports a number of bizarre incidents have unfolded at the popular chain. In 2016, a naked man was arrested for trying to force his way into a Georgia Waffle House. That same year, in the same state, a woman was accused of stripping naked, punching customers and “heaving platters of food” at patrons. In October 2016, a man reportedly shattered the front door of another Georgia Waffle House after the restaurant raised the price for a sausage biscuit from $1 to $1.50.
There's a Restaurant Serving a $76,000 Thanksgiving Dinner
As much as I hate the Thanksgiving dinner I'm about to tell you about on principle . . . I gotta say it DOES sound better than the Stove Top stuffing and canned green beans I'm going to eat.
The Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City is open on Thursday and they're serving the most expensive Thanksgiving dinner in the country. If you want it, it'll run you $76,000. What could possibly cost that much?
1. The turkey is $105-a-pound because it's covered in rare spices and comes with a slab of imported Japanese bacon . . . a glaze made of oranges that cost $75 each and special reserve Grand Marnier . . . and gravy made with rare bourbon.
2. The sweet potatoes are served with Caspian Sea caviar that's $1,600-an-ounce . . . and the mashed potatoes are made with $455-a-pound Swedish moose cheese.
3. The stuffing includes $475-a-pound Wagyu beef and foie gras.
4. Some of the other side dishes are oysters that cost $100 each . . . a cranberry sauce made with balsamic vinegar that's $60-an-ounce . . . and Wagyu beef lollipops that are made with a cognac that's $4,800-a-bottle.
5. The dinner also comes with tickets to see "Hamilton" . . . a $7,500 Black Friday shopping spree on Fifth Avenue . . . and a $20,000 watch.
How Do Your Thanksgiving Preferences Compare to Everyone Else?
I'm not sure there are "right" or "wrong" foods to overeat during Thanksgiving, but here you go.
A new survey asked people for their preferences between different Thanksgiving foods, and here are the results so you can see how you compare to everyone else . . .
1. Between TURKEY and HAM . . . 77% of people prefer turkey. And 71% say dry turkey is worse than under-seasoned turkey.
2. Mashed potatoes or stuffing . . . 61% prefer mashed potatoes in a real Sophie's Choice decision.
3. Homemade cranberry sauce or the canned stuff . . . 68% prefer homemade.
4. For the best "extra" side dish . . . 45% say mac-and-cheese . . . 21% went with green bean casserole . . . and 21% with sweet potatoes.
5. And for PIE, apple is the most popular, at 39% . . . pumpkin is second, at 37% . . . pecan is third, at 17% . . . and cherry is fourth, at 7%.
Here's the Most Uniquely Popular Side Dish in Every State
Obviously the most popular side dish at Thanksgiving is stuffing. Any other answer is wrong and possibly a sign that you're secretly a Russian spy. But I suppose it's okay to enjoy a few other side dishes too. Right, comrade?
Google just released a list of the most uniquely popular Thanksgiving side dish in every state, based on searches. In other words: What side do people in a state Google more than people in other states? Here are the results . . .
1. There are a surprising number of states that are into vegetable sides at their dinner, including green beans in Alaska and Washington . . . sweet potatoes in Hawaii and North Dakota . . . and squash in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont.
2. The top side in South Dakota and Oregon is ambrosia salad, which is fruit salad made with marshmallows.
3. The most popular side dish in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico is pecan pie. If THAT counts as a side dish, it's going to change my entire approach to life.
4. Tennessee's top side dish is mac and cheese, which is a good call.
5. And Ohio might have the most obscure pick: Seven-layer salad. Apparently the seven layers are lettuce . . . celery . . . green pepper . . . onion . . . peas . . . cheese . . . and bacon bits.
(Here's the full list.)
Pringles Has Made an Entire Thanksgiving Dinner in Chip Form
Think it's lazy to get carry-out for Thanksgiving instead of cooking dinner? That's not lazy. THIS is lazy. Pringles just created a Thanksgiving dinner in CHIP FORM.
It's a box with eight different flavored stacks of Pringles: Turkey . . . creamed corn . . . stuffing . . . mashed potatoes . . . cranberry sauce . . . green bean casserole . . . mac and cheese . . . and pumpkin pie.
Unfortunately, they're just testing it out this year so you probably won't be able to get your hands on it. But assuming the tests go well, these could be everywhere next year.