In Search of the Goldilocks Hot Dog at 7-Eleven

As I write this, it’s 7-Eleven Day, that curious alignment of the calendar where Americans get free Slurpees and Europeans wonder why we Yanks don’t celebrate 7-11 Day in November like civilised people. But I was not interested in iced beverages—well, not solely interested in them, anyway—when I went out to America’s favorite chain convenience store for lunch today. No, I was making good on a promise first made on Twitter: I would like to know where one finds jobs/apprenticeships as hot dog correspondent or perhaps convenience store/stadium food in general correspondent, because I have strong opinions about the comparative …

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In Search of the Perfect Ribwich: 7-Eleven

I love the McRib. Like, to the degree where I will eat 50 of them in the fall and look forward to the sandwich’s return to McDonald’s the way I used to look forward to Christmas when I was a little kid kind of “I love the McRib.” McDonald’s gold standard for rib-shaped pork patties cannot be topped, the perfect marriage of meat, a downright obscene amount of barbecue sauce, and the right level of accoutrement (although I’m more the type to just order the sandwich sans pickles or onions and enjoy the pure meat-and-sauce joy.) But what do I …

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