KFC’s Bucket Printer, Hello Kitty Dim Sum, England’s First Crisp Sandwich Shop, and The Pantone Color-Themed Cafe

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.

Image credit: KFC
Image credit: KFC

Don’t Kick This Bucket

Caveat: As of this writing, this is only a limited release giveaway item, so don’t bother flocking to your local KFC in hopes of snaring one. KFC is celebrating 60 years of doing chicken right in Canada with the Memories Bucket—a container whose base houses a bluetooth-enabled printer that works with your cellphone to print your gallery photos (a.k.a., your “memories”). Whether the fried chicken juggernaut will temporarily alter its motto to “It’s photo-printin’ good” remains to be seen. In the meantime, is anyone getting as big a kick out of this KFC commercial featuring a singing Colonel Sanders as I am? [Video courtesy of KFC YouTube channel]

Via The Verge

Image credit: hellokittychinesecuisine.com.hk
Image credit: Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine Restaurant

Hello Dim Sum, Hello Kitty

Hong Kong has a Hello kitty-themed restaurant whose cuisine is making quite the name for itself for being adorable as well as delicious. While there’s no English-language menu available as of this writing, non-native patrons seem to be having no trouble ordering up tiny tasty things that are frequently adorned with the titular feline’s kind, curious face and trademark hair bow. That motif extends well beyond the menu, in a dining room whose decor manages to work Hello Kitty in wherever possible, right down to the chopstick rests shaped like her bow. I don’t know about the rest of you, but as a dad of two girls, I think I’ve just found the first definite must-stop for my family whenever we make our way to Hong Kong.

Via RocketNews24

Image credit: Mr. Crisp / Facebook
Image credit: Mr. Crisp / Facebook

It’s Crunch Time in Yorkshire

Mr. Crisp, England’s first crisp sandwich shop opened yesterday, and even more intriguing than the fact that another (the world’s first, in fact) exists in Belfast, Ireland, is that it’s already receiving significant positive public response. The restaurant offers a variety of sandwiches and dressings made with over 50 varieties of crisps (more commonly known in the U.S. as potato chips). Don’t get me wrong; I don’t begrudge the shop or its proprietor any of its success, and some of the sandwiches sound quite tasty. I just am still having trouble digesting the current trend of paying for food items that a person could prepare in mere minutes in his own kitchen (recent examples: a service that will mail you all the ingredients for a grilled cheese sandwich, a restaurant that serves patrons bowls of cold cereal and milk, etc.) Surely piling potato chips between two slices of white or brown bread in my own kitchen can be accomplished as easily as trekking all the way to a restaurant for the same. But who am I to scoff at the evolution of the sandwich restaurant? Maybe I simply lack vision. What I don’t lack, however, is a loaf of bread and a bag of chips, so let the experimentation begin…and let it begin in the comfort of my own home with me dressed in nothing but my socks and underwear, if I so desire.

Via The Telegraph

Image credit: Monaco Restaurant Group
Image credit: Monaco Restaurant Group

The Colors…The Colors…

A restaurant modeled after the Pantone Color Matching System has popped up on Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum promenade. Due to remain open until this September 9th, the eatery wants its patrons to “Taste The Colors,” assisting them in this endeavor with aptly-named/color-coded menu items. So one can wash down one’s Tomato Red & Mozza White #18-1660 sandwich and Decadent Chocolate #19-1625 éclair with a Vibrant Orange #16-1364 juice while appreciating the same color system as it’s been applied to the restaurant’s decor. Tables, chairs, napkins, all get the Pantone treatment. In Monaco; hardly a place known for having a drab aesthetic. The Pantone Cafe does lend new meaning to the phrase”soak up some local color,” though, so it is perhaps not an unclever placement.

Via Paste Magazine

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World LLC. 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 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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