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.
Peking Duck Immortalized
A Peking Duck museum has opened its doors in Beijing, China. Showcasing more than 500 duck-themed items, China first’s installation of its kind is of located inside world-famous roast duck restaurant Quanjude, which has over 1,000 branches across the globe. My at times torrid love affair with well-prepared duck consumption has been well-documented on this site, so I trust I don’t need to say much more beyond that I hope I get a good deal on airfare.
Via Food Republic
Quinoa Were They Thinking?
Tennessee’s Corsair Distillery is apparently run by alchemists. but because turning lead into gold has become such a stereotypical parlor trick nowadays, it seems they’ve moved on to turning red and white quinoa into pot-distilled American whiskey. The award-winning “Booze for Badasses” (not my words; visit their website) has debuted to rave reviews, and yes some skepticism from at least one writer as exhausted with quinoa as I am with re-jiggered bacon, sriracha, and doughnut chimeras. Still, if you’re reading this and your ass is feeling badder than usual, this quinoa whiskey could be your next big thing for a few minutes.
Via HuffPost Food
Can’t You Read The “Signs?”
“Signs” (what else?) is the name of a new Restaurant opening in Toronto, Canada later this month. Being staffed almost entirely by deaf waitstaff would be enough to earn the establishment a few uniqueness points, however it also stands out in another way. Its customers are not only invited, but encouraged to order their meal courses using American Sign Language. Of course, hearing patrons will also be welcomed, and those unfamiliar with sign language will even have guidebooks available for their usage to ensure proper signing (because simply pointing at the pictures, while perhaps easier, would be cheating.) Such an establishment bears investigating, if only to at last enjoy an establishment unafflicted by polite-conversation-drowning levels of background noise. If you check it out, I’d love to hear what you thought of it.
Your Very Own Crowdsourced Beer Tap
The SYNEK Draft System has been described by many observers as being like a Keurig machine for beer. While I somewhat doubt that statement’s accuracy, it certainly is fun to watch this funky little portable beer tap for your home do its thing as it makes the Kickstarter rounds.