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Sampler Platter: Cocaine gives Red Bull Simply Cola wings, French fried burritos and prison thyme

May 29, 2009 |  4:54 pm

Bigeye bluefin tuna lines the floor of the United Fishing Agency's auction house in Honolulu. (Eugene Tanner / AP)

Burritos made from French fries, drug-addled Red Bull and the craziest barbecue grills you could ever imagine in today's roundup of food news.

  • From a baby carriage to a fire-breathing dragon, 10 insanely bizarre BBQ grills. Funny Or Die
  • Now we know why Red Bull Simply Cola gives you wings (in Germany): traces of cocaine. Wall Street Journal 
  • Nobu tells diners not to eat the endangered bluefin tuna on its menu. Telegraph 
  • Doing hard thyme: Ohio prisoners grow their own vegetables to save money. Dayton Daily News 
  • A French fry burrito? LAist eats the amazing spuderito at Rick's Drive-In in Pasadena. 
  • Costco will begin accepting food stamps in two of its New York City stores -- one in Astoria, Queens, and the other in Sunset Park, Brooklyn -- on a trial basis, starting in June. New York Times
  • Celebrity chef John Burton Race of the New Angel in Dartmouth, Devon, is bankrupt. BBC

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Bigeye bluefin tuna lines the floor of the United Fishing Agency's auction house in Honolulu. Credit: Eugene Tanner / Associated Press

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