Veganism is everywhere these days, besting all manner of dissenters, be they angry meat eaters or grandmothers who don’t quite understand the concept. However, despite its popularity, humanity still lacks a proper vegan butcher shop. It might have something to do with slabs of vegetables not needing to hang on racks, but who knows.
Well Minneapolis’s The Herbivorous Butcher will look like a regular butcher shop, with various types of meat products lining the aisles. However, all of that luscious, luscious meat won’t actually be meat at all. The store will only sell vegan meat products, which are usually made from soy gluten and other substitutes.
The appropriately named Kale Walch and his sister Aubry took the idea to Kickstarter, where it recently blew through its goal. Moral of the story? People really want an all-vegan version of the entire menu at Katz’s deli.
It is often argued that latte art is the greatest artistic invention of the modern age, or at least on par with Draw Something. There’s one thing holding everyone back from becoming coffee Picassos, however. Latte art is hard! Thankfully someone invented a magical pen to make it easier.
The Cinnibird Spice Pen uses cinnamon, cocoa and other delicious spices to create beautiful works of art not only on lattes but, well, on just about anything. Finally, you can draw a slice of pizza on top of a slice of pizza to create the pizza paradox of your dreams.
This pen is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. If drawing stuff is your bag, you can preorder one for around $45. They’ll be $60 when they hit store shelves.
It’s no secret that the world has gone a bit nutty for Doctor Who. There are entire conventions dedicated to the good doctor, not to mention the occasional restaurant or two. Well, now there is also a doughnut shop whose dedication to the show knows no bounds in time or space.
Kansas City’s Donut Whole has created an entire line of imaginative doughnuts that would be perfect to eat while skipping through time in a phone booth. Each and every Saturday, the shop features Who-inspired flavors such as “Sonic Blue Driver,” “Lime Lord,” and “Police Box.” Also, in case you are wondering, they are delicious even if you aren’t a fan of fifty year old science fiction shows.
The world has been stuck in a pasta shape rut for a while now. As other technologies continue their unstoppable advances, pasta tech has ground to an absolute halt. Linguine? Hung out with Moses. Fusilli? So old it has a Seinfeld episode named after it. When will humanity get a new pasta shape it can rest its future upon? Right now, apparently.
A team of physicists have just used the magic of science to create a new pasta shape called anelloni, not to be confused with its cousin the anellini. Anelloni pieces come in the form of long, ring-shaped strands and were designed so the individual pasta pieces tangle up en masse. This design ensures that it is virtually impossible to eat just one. This is great news for people who like to shove gigantic portions of pasta into their mouths at one time (which should be everyone.)
In actuality, the physicists created the pasta as an experiment to demonstrate the complexities of ring-shaped polymers which can then hopefully be applied to create new types of materials.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and no matter how fancy that turkey you ate was, it’s a good bet that it didn’t set you back nearly ten grand. However, one NYC restaurant spent the holiday catering to the mega-rich, which is just what the pilgrims intended.
NYC’s Old Homestead Steakhouse offered up a Thanksgiving dinner that clocked in at at a massive $8,725 per person. How many quick-bake biscuits does that amount of dough buy you nowadays? Well, none. But it does buy you an organic turkey stuffed with ground Wagyu filet mignon, a squab stuffed with foie gras that has been soaked in Courvoisier L’Esprit cognac, gravy made from Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine and mashed potatoes made with Swedish moose milk and topped with Swedish moose cheese. However, the potatoes themselves were not sourced from Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, so money can’t exactly buy you everything.
Meal patrons also received choice seats to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, a gift certificate to Bloomingdales and complimentary dance lessons. Those last two don’t make any sense but, hey, people expect their money’s worth.
The customs surrounding tipping vary from culture to culture, with it being expected in America and it being included in the overall price throughout Europe. This causes plenty of confusion when dining out, although you can never fail by erring on the side of tipping. However, one California restauranteur is opening a new eatery that will refuse any and all tips.
Chef Daniel Patterson, renowned for running a restaurant called Coi, is prepping his newest creation called Aster. If the menu says a plate of sous vides thingamajigs costs $25, then that is exactly what it costs.
In addition to not accepting tips, Aster will also do away with all service charges, offering a completely flat rate meal. So, if you have exactly $25 burning a hole in your pocket, you should check out California’s Aster when it opens.
It is an undisputed fact of the universe that nearly everyone loves chocolate. People love it on cake. People love it on ice cream. People love it by itself. Do people, however, love it sitting next to cheese and sauce on a pizza? That’s what one Japanese pizza chain is finding out.
Aoki’s Pizza, found throughout Japan, has just unveiled their Black Thunder Pizza. This pie contains the usual accoutrements, including mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. However, it also contains melted hunk of a chocolate bar. Just in case that isn’t weird enough, the pie also contains pieces of pineapple. Are they just screwing with people now?
This pizza officially launches today. Hey, that’s Thanksgiving! If you get a chance to try this beast, report back to us and let us know what you thought.
One of the most anxiety-inducing parts about traveling home for Thanksgiving is all of the questions from friends and family about your life. They mean well, but there’s only so many times you can explain your job or the reason for lack of a significant other. This enterprising young gentleman, however, has begun renting himself out to make those conversations easier to digest, by ruining them.
This Craigslist ad popped up in Nashville last week. This guy will give it his all to ruin Thanksgiving dinner at your request, and all just for the price of the meal (He really likes turkey.) What could you have going on in your living room if you hire him? He’ll pretend to hit on other women, start combative political discourse or even just fight the family member of your choosing. It’ll be a laugh riot!
Of course, this could backfire if you, say, actually care about your family having a good time while they eat. There’s always that to consider.
Ever since mankind gazed toward the heavens and thought “hey, let’s stuff two random meats together” there has been talk of getting a gator involved. After all, alligators are totally awesome and have been known to randomly sneak into South Florida homes for some good-natured tomfoolery. One man recently tried to channel the Epic Meal Time guys with a holy grail of crazy mash-ups.
A man in Portland named Marc Anthony tried to raise five grand to bring his modest candied-bacon-wrapped gator pork turducken dish to the masses. As the name suggested, it would involve a full-sized gator wrapped in candied-bacon. Then it would have a giant turducken stuffed inside its mouth. Meat on meat on meat on meat on meat.
Unfortunately, the Kickstarter raised only $14 dollars, so this dream of five animals meeting on a dinner plate will not be realized.
It’s no secret that the most finicky part of cooking that Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey itself. Not only is proper basting an exacting and time-consuming task, but the bird has to sit in the oven for four or five hours. Now you can spend that time jamming to tunes, thanks to Spotify.
The music streaming company has developed a series of playlists that correlate to the time your bird needs to sit in the oven. All you do is open up the program and enter how fat your turkey is and let the magical algorithm do the rest. Pretty soon you’ll be rocking out to a playlist that is the exact length of the cook time. Yay technology? Yeah, sure.
Of course, this service will only be available until Thanksgiving, as people don’t tend to cook giant turkeys throughout the rest of the year (which is a bummer.)