Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.
The $237 Bacon Sandwich
If pressed to compile a list of all the things that $237 USD can buy, I’d wager that few if any reading this would include a single sandwich among the first few items they called to mind. Perhaps intended for pairing with the world’s most expensive cocktail reported on in last week’s Friday Fourplay column, and perhaps fashioned by well-meaning minds unacquainted with the concept of a gimmick worn a bit thin, this exists now. The Bacon Bling sandwich, hailing from Tangberrys coffee house in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK, recently set a record as the world’s most expensive bacon sandwich. It is composed of a layer of rare breed pig bacon, saffron, sliced truffles, a free-range egg, truffle spread, watercress, and (in a move over which I can’t decide whether to feel more annoyed or amused) edible gold dust. Does it sound delicious? No doubt about it. Does its whimsy sound worth the cost (pricier elements like truffle and saffron notwithstanding)? You tell me.
Have Gun Get Pizza Discount
At Virginia Beach, VA’s All Around Pizza and Deli, a 15% discount awaits all carriers of concealed firearms and concealed handgun permits. Present either of these along with your pizza order, and you can join the droves of the establishment’s customers taking advantage of this intriguing offer (and then no doubt exiting the premises in a zigzagging sprint to evade friendly fire.) Begun last Friday as a limited-time measure in support of “firearm rights,” the discount has earned such enthusiastic reception that All Around’s proprietor has stated it could be made permanent.
Via Serious Eats
Red Wine Goes Swimming
Will three months of underwater aging affect the taste and chemistry of 48 bottles of Mira Winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon? We’ll soon know. Fastened in environmentally conscious cages to the bottom of Charleston Harbor, the bottles will be retrieved at the end of this May when tests for any chemical changes that may have taken place will be conducted on them. Although Europeans are said to have experimented with this aging technique, it is thought by Mira Winery president Jim Dyke, Jr. to be an innovation among American winemakers.
National Margarita Day 2013
Keeping this entry short and sweet (like the tastiest examples of the drink for which the holiday is named) I’ll simply share that today’s the day, and NationalMargaritaDay.com is the official website giving us the rundown on the best places in the U.S. to enjoy celebratory sips and chugs (and maybe even a Mexican film screening or two.)
Via Food Republic