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Combo Plate: McWeddings, star dining, burrito eating and more

February 16, 2011 | 10:07 am

Apple_pie300 --Couldn't make this one up: You've heard of McNuggets. And McMansions. Now, there's McWeddings:

"In the buzzing financial hub known for its fast living, young Hong Kong couples can now grab love on the run at the city's McDonald's outlets, which are offering a burgeoning new sideline: 'McWeddings.' " 

Perks include the "cake" made out of stacked apple pies, at left, as well as souvenir crystal M rings. The Reuters story says this surprise engagement party was held on Valentine's Day at a downtown McDonald's and thrown by a young male model for then-girlfriend now-fiancee. (I wonder whether she saw that one coming.) But before we label this one TREND! the Reuters story also notes that this was the "first formal wedding event since the service was launched in January."

--And the winner is: Your stomach. All eyes are on Hollywood as we prepare to hit the height of the awards season -- The Oscars. The new issue of Bon Appetit offers up 10 ways to eat and drink like a star, L.A.-style.

--Passings: Patty Bogle, who with her husband Chris built Bogle Vineyards from 18 acres of grapes in the Sacramento delta into a regional wine powerhouse, died Friday at her home in Clarksburg, Calif., of complications from leukemia. She was 59.

--Are you eating your burrito the "right" way? What? You didn't know there's a right way and a wrong way to eat a burrito? Then check out this LOL post at SF Weekly on just this subject.

--Just read it: This one is burning up Twitter this morning -- no doubt, due in no small part to its clever headline, so I can't help but pass it along to you, dear reader, from the Small Bites blog: Trix = Twizzlers + Flintstone Multivitamin + Corn Dust. Really.

--Rene Lynch
twitter.com/renelynch

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