Vik Says is where we let our mascot, Vik, vents his feelings each week: 10 things he’s loving, and 10 things he wishes would just go away. Check out the best and worst of the week below.


1. This photo of a sandwich.
2. Feasts that involve cougar, fox, and raccoon.
3. A great bread basket.
4. Cooking with cheese.
5. Boulevardiers.
6. New York City bars.
7. Opening sparkling water without it exploding on you.
8. The food-mag renaissance.
9. Nacho emoji.
10. When Dunkin’ Donuts employees get gully.


1. The fact that there is still almost no transparency about what’s in your food.
2. Taco Bell Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos (yes, he taste-tested).
3. Waiting in line for macarons.
4. Celebrities who eat at restaurants featuring photos of celebrities.
5. Bell peppers.
6. The feeling of Fruit Roll-Ups stuck in your teeth.
7. Holding records that no one wants to break.
8. Being seated near the restrooms.
9. Throwing up when you weren’t that drunk.
10. The fact that he’ll probably never get this.