A few lucky people will get to taste “The Avengers Interactive Ramen”


Ippudo is an esteemed Japanese restaurant famed for their noodles.They have a “secret” ramen bar, which sounds quite exciting. And if you have special noodles and a secret HQ, who better to team up with than the Avengers? On Thursday and Friday a super special “Avemgers Interactive Ramen” will be served to 40 lucky chowhounds: […]

SDCC ’15: Where to eat at Comic-Con? Burning Kitchen has the list


There may be many food guides to Comic-Con, but our go to is Darlene Horn of My Burning Kitchen, who not only knows her way around the taco trucks but is married to cartoonist Paul Horn, and they’ve even collaborated a book of food-themed comics. Her food guide for 2015 has just been posted and we love it. How much do we love it? It even mentions Vietnamese Coffee.

The guide has all the basics — Ralphs— plus hidden gems, getaways and the name of San Diego’s hottest dining district…hint: it isn’t the Gaslamp.

Bazooka Joe gets a new look


Bazooka Joe, the icon of Bazooka brand bubble gum, and star of countless mini comic strips packaged with that gum, has a new modern look consisting of “a stylish, modern version of his well-known ensemble of jeans, t-shirt, and baseball cap.” The new look was chosen in an online voting process by fans, with artists offering up their looks. (You can see some of them here,) The winner was designed by Victor Intrasombat of Clockwork Animation. The new look will be given a renewed push for merchandise and gum pack comics.

The Beat MoCCA Festival Dining Guide — 2014 Edition: Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts


Photo of Kalustyan’s via Five years of MoCCA at the Lexington Armory! We’ve seen a lot of pizza come and go. Although the area surrounding the Armory is both drab and expensive, because of its proximity to the Baruch College campus, there are several cheap and tasty eats nearby. Due to the whirlwind churn of […]

Sad news for MoCCA Fest attendees: Baoguette has closed


While walking around the ‘hood recently, I’d been noticing that Baoguette, the gourmet banh mi outpost on Lexington opposite the Armory, was ominously closed; today the construction notices and lack of signs made it final: Baoguette is no more. Opened in 2009 or so by celebrity chefs Michael Huynh and Thao Nguyen, Baoguette’s sandwiches led […]

The Angoulême Dining Guide: it’s a lot more than crêpes


by Abby Denson, with Jessica Abel and Xavier Lancel So you’re going to Angoulême? Lucky you! I’ve exhibited with Xavier Lancel for the past several years and thought I’d share some of my favorite places to eat while at the festival. Even better, Angoulême resident Jessica Abel kindly agreed to vet my suggestions and add […]

Revealed: Vietnamese Instant Coffee turns you into the world’s most powerful person


You know how sometimes being a snoopy Lois Lane leads you to discovered things you wish you hadn’t? Or how innocent symbologist Robert Langdon was just puttering along when suddenly the Pope was trying to strangle him? That’s what we have on our hands here. I made my regular pre-Comic-Con trip down to Tin Tan […]