Friday Fourplay: The $237 Bacon Sandwich, Have Gun, Get Pizza Discount, Red Wine Goes Swimming, and Nat’l Margarita Day 2013

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.

Photo credit: Devour

Photo credit: Devour

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.

Via Devour

Photo credit: Serious Eats

Photo credit: Serious Eats

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

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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.

Via Eatocracy

Photo credit: Food Republic

Photo credit: Food Republic

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

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World food and drink blog. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the simple spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.
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