Hive Mind Newsletter

Raising Cane's, lots of podcast episodes, and the giveaway of a lifetime

My family and I drove to Raising Cane’s the day it opened here in Utah. We knew nothing about Raising Cane’s other than it serves chicken and some people on Twitter like it. We expected a wait. We did not expect a three hour wait, which is the amount of time the customers at the back of the drive-thru line, which wrapped through the entirety of South Jordan, waited. We’re rational humans, sometimes, so we decided to try again another time.

That time came for me this week while I was staring down the barrel of recording five podcast episodes in one evening. Only a lot of calories and grease were going get me through it.

So I carved out an hour and a half to visit RC. I sat in the drive-thru line for about forty minutes, and I ordered three chicken strips with fries and a Diet Coke.

They gave me a Dr. Pepper instead of a Diet Coke. But I get it, they’re new and things are busy. As for the food- look, there is no way the chicken was going to live up to the hype. It was good. But I don’t think I’ve ever had a chicken finger I didn’t like. I’m not sure these chicken fingers were superior to all the other chicken fingers I’ve had in my life. The fries were whatever but the real star was the Cane’s Sauce, which I’m positive is just peppered fry sauce. I’m adding pepper to my fry sauce moving forward so all-in-all, I’m glad I went.

In other Southern news, Eli and I have launched our Patreon series covering every Best Picture winner from 1940 on. Our first episode on Gone With The Wind is now live for patrons in the $8.00 tier and our second Cruel Summer episode is live for all patrons.

On the main feed, Irene and I discussed the questionable fashion choices on the second episode of The Bachelorette,

and the number of times we cried watching episode 11 of Top Chef.

The recipes and Restaurants in this episode include:

Tortilla Familia

Trader Joe’s Carne Asada

Alison Roman’s Black Cod

Beecher’s Mac And Cheese

Ellenos Yogurt

General Porpoise Donuts

Then Emily and I forced Eli into the studio to use his legal knowledge to explain Jen Shah’s attempt to get her case dismissed.

And Eli and I analyzed Bo Burnham: Inside

I’ll be very interested to see how we feel about the special years from now, and whether it’s the first of many works of art about the pandemic, or if we as a society decide to never speak of 2020 ever again. I kind of hope it’s the latter.

AND FINALLY. We’ve launched a completely deranged giveaway on Instagram based on something Emily said when she was suffering from food poisoning and barely coherent. The winner gets a cameo from Mark McGrath, who gifted the world this treasure:

To enter, Follow @hivemindhq, then tag your friends. Every friend you tag counts as one entry. Share to your instastory for an additional entry.

Giveaway ends 6/24. Don’t you wanna fly?