I’ve been a The Daily Show fan for years, and I’m sad to see it leave. If you're in the same boat, here are some foods you can eat to fill the hole in your heart while watching the final episode of The Daily Show, airing tonight at 11 PM EST.
There’s no doubt that Jon Stewart loves pizza, and a slice or two would be a fitting way to pay tribute to the show. However, if you choose this route, be careful. In Stewart's eyes, not all pies are worthy. Out of respect for Jon, stay away from deep-dish pies for one day. Instead, honor him with a more traditional pie (and please, for your own good, don’t eat it with a fork and knife).
The Daily Show airs at 11 PM on the East Coast, which is late-night snack territory, so you’ll want something that's easy to make and eat with your hands. Grilled cheese hits all of those requirements. Just make sure you make yours with real cheese, not something called “cheese product,” or Jon Stewart will have something to say about it.
Fans of the show know: Nothing sends Jon Stewart off on a rant like the mention of Arby's. The Daily Show as we know it might be ending, but Jon's war against Arbys will go on. His main gripe? Arby's roast beef. Or, as he calls it, “an invented beef.” If you’re truly heartbroken over the end of the series, take comfort in the knowledge that nothing would bring Stewart more happiness than a group of people not eating Arby's together—prepare this real one at home.
We're lucky that not everything we eat is subject to national media attention (especially when it's a late-night meal of pizza, grilled cheese, and roast beef...). Hillary Clinton is not as lucky. When Hillary's chipotle order (a burrito bowl, iced tea, and guacamole) over-shadowed Marco Rubio's entrance into the race, Jon took note, "How could Marco Rubio have known that on the exact same day he was announcing his candidacy that Hillary would eat lunch?" Enjoy these braised lamb tacos, and be grateful that you're not under a lens while you do.
You don't have to eat this frittata the way that Jon Stewart ate his (pre-chewed by Mario Batali)—just slice it and top it with some lemon (unless you have direct access to Mario, then go for it.)
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