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Object of the Week

Bucatini is so 2020

Enlarged view of a new type of pasta called “cascatelli.” The pasta has a U-shape with a ribbed outer edge.
Enlarged view of a new type of pasta called “cascatelli.” The pasta has a U-shape with a ribbed outer edge.
Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Scott Gordon Bleicher/Dan Pashman


GASTRO-NOMICS

In just a few short years, the chain behind the Beefy 5-Layer Burrito has managed to become an obsession of vegans and vegetarians

A photo illustration with Taco Bell’s cheesy potato soft taco floating above a white column. The column has the letter “G” embossed and is surrounded by streaks of purple and yellow.
A photo illustration with Taco Bell’s cheesy potato soft taco floating above a white column. The column has the letter “G” embossed and is surrounded by streaks of purple and yellow.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Taco Bell


The history of America’s St. Patrick’s Day dinner staple

Corned beef and cabbage at Junior’s in Brooklyn. Photo: Adam Bluestein


Gastro-nomics

From the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish to the new Popeyes Cajun Flounder, the battle of the fish has become a spring tradition

A photo illustration of a generic fish sandwich wearing a crown, placed on a pedestal.
A photo illustration of a generic fish sandwich wearing a crown, placed on a pedestal.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Getty Images


Turns out it’s more than just a silly game of fast food one-upmanship

Photo: Taco Bell


Object of the Week

How a shortage of the most boring cereal turned it into a pandemic sensation

A Grape-Nuts cereal box photoshopped onto a purple background with the text “Object of the Week” and a square frame surrounding the cereal box.
A Grape-Nuts cereal box photoshopped onto a purple background with the text “Object of the Week” and a square frame surrounding the cereal box.


Comment of the Week

Marker readers weigh in on the shocking rise and fall of Ample Hills

Yuji Kotani / Getty Images


Inside the brave new world of data-driven, search-optimized virtual restaurants that exist only on DoorDash and GrubHub

Illustration by Angie Wang for Marker


They had $19 million, a deal with Disney, and dreams of becoming the next Ben & Jerry’s. Then everything fell apart.

A GIF animation of a two-scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream cone melting onto a sidewalk.
A GIF animation of a two-scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream cone melting onto a sidewalk.
Animation by Julia Roe for Marker


Number Crunch

Glass and plastic are supposedly not good for you

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