Best Of Food: Deep Fried Kraken

Best of Food 2013April is the polling month for the epic democratic nonsense that is Prairie Dog’s annual Best Of Food reader’s poll! And I’m so excited I’m going to showcase one category every day until voting ends next Tuesday.

Today’s spotlight: Best Calamari!

I love tentacles!* And you know what has delicious tentacles? Squid! You probably did know that, because the planet’s tastiest cephalopod is served battered and deep-fried all over this town. But kraken craving citizens need to know: where’s the best calamari in Regina? Is it at chain steakhouses? Some local pub? An Asian eatery? An upscale bistro? Yanked straight from Wascana Lake and flash-fried to perfection on its mighty shores by a sketchy dude in a rusty Airstream? Only Prairie Dog readers know the answer to this question upon which the fate of thousands of tentacle-tickled tummies turns. So go here and vote! You have until noon on Tuesday, April 30.

Squid - by Puty

*Squid only have two tentacles: the long things with spade-shaped ends. The rest are just arms. scrumptious, suction-cup-covered arms.

Finally Some Quality Film Of A Live, Huge-Ass Giant Squid

It has come to my attention that Japanese heroes have actual film of an awesome, live giant squid swimming around being huge and amazing. From Phys.Org:

 Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time ever. Japan’s National Science Museum succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature at a depth of more than half a kilometre (a third of a mile) after teaming up with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the US Discovery Channel. The massive invertebrate is the stuff of legend, with sightings of a huge ocean-dwelling beast reported by sailors for centuries. The creature is thought to be the genesis of the Nordic legend of Kraken, a sea monster believed to have attacked ships in waters off Scandinavia over the last millennium.

Okay then. And there’s photos.


Look for Monster Squid on Discovery Channel on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7:00. And now please excuse me while


omg omg omg omg omg omg omg


Alas, Jezebel’s Lindy West, whose article alerted me to this tentacled awesomeness, does not share my squee.