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.
In a bid to make Japanese alcoholic beverage sake more accessible, a “sparkling” style of the classic brew was developed some time ago, and seems to finally be catching fire. Born in 2011, carbonated sake first came to market via Takarashuzo Brewery’s “Mio” label in an effort to breathe some life into flagging sake sales. It’s said to share similarities with champagne due to its brewing method (which also heightens its sweetness), and has officially earned this drinker’s enthusiastic interest. If I manage to get my hands on a bottle, I’ll share my impressions. In the meantime, if you’ve already had the opportunity to taste it, feel free to share yours.
Tap Some Cinema
There’s now a Bluetooth tech-powered app available that lets you tap a beer bottle against your computer (or other electronic device) to access free online movies. Born of collaboration between beer manufacturer Grolsch and Russian app developer Aleksander Semenov, it works via signal beacon placed under the bottle cap, allowing one to activate and view whatever movie is coded into it simply by lightly tapping the bottle against (or swiping it past) an electronic device on which one wants to watch said film. Because who has time for manual mouse clicks and button pushes when there’s beer to be drunk and movies to be watched? There are only so many hours in a day, people!
Yes, they’re edible, and made in different flavors and colors. No, they are not, as of this writing, for sale, so you can’t buy any. Yes, they can be used to actually build things. No, I can’t think of the last time I encountered anything that flew so proudly in the face of the old adage, “Don’t play with your food.”
Via Buzzfeed Food
Doctor Who’s Pandorica
On learning of this establishment’s existence, my initial thought was that not placing the restaurant on First Avenue was a missed opportunity (readers old enough to be fans of Abbott and Costello and unabashedly dated pop culture references will get that one.) Still, Whovians will delight in the décor and menu items available (“fish fingers” and custard among them) at Pandorica in Beacon, NY