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 Brisket Doughnut
Who among us wouldn’t, upon being presented with a barbecue sauce-drenched pile of Texas brisket and caramelized onions, feel compelled to plop that goodness down on top of a honey butter-glazed doughnut like it was our birthday? Doughnut cafe Glazed is saving us a step. Developed to celebrate the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, it won’t be available until next February. But this possibly perfect convergence of BBQ meat, sugar, friedness, and lofty ideals sounds destined to win fast fans of the sort who’ll agree come next year that the wait was worth it. Now, if only someone would invent a doughnut topped with crushed Lipitor…
Yes Virginia, There Is Vinotherapy
So an NBA player touts bathing in red wine as a physical therapy measure…
No, I’m not setting up a joke: It happened, according to the Drinkwire article linked below. And while wine has been proven to contain more than one element considered beneficial to human health (polyphenols, antioxidants, and several vitamins present in grape seeds and skins, for example) I’m left skeptical about the claim. The unavailability, as of this writing, of any peer-reviewed scientific research supporting the claim, along with clarifications about the wine’s temperature and concentration as well as a post-bath massage ritual, make it difficult to properly assess this form of “vinotherapy.” For now, you’ll have to draw your own conclusions (preferably not before you draw your own bath in which to sit and contemplate the matter.)
Video Game Thinks You’re Better Off Bread
I honestly can’t decide whether this is genius or a cleverly disguised cry for help by someone being held captive someplace who is counting on astute gamers being able to decode the entire message before time runs out. Suffice it to say this has me wondering now what sort of tomfoolery my food is getting up to whenever I’m out of the house. [Video courtesy of Bossa Studios YouTube channel]
The Hugo’s Boss Burger
This stadium burger costs $70 and weighs 8 lbs. Currently available for purchase at Time Warner Cable Arena,the Hugo’s Boss burger (you’ll find the reason for its name at the Grub Street article linked below) made its debut at the Charlotte Hornets season opener, and the only thing amusing me more than the burger itself is the thought of old-school concessions salesmen carrying baskets of these behemoths up and down stadium stairs, trying to lob them at seated eventgoers. I know that isn’t how they’re delivered, but the visual is enough to make me smile anyway.
Via Grub Street