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.
Pizza !@#&in’ Soup
Geoff Kutnick, one of the talented culinary adventurers in the Foodbeast Kitchen found recent inspiration in a place some would consider an unlikely source of food-related epiphanies: the barbershop. What began as an overheard disagreement between the barbers over what to have for lunch resulted in something I never knew my world was lacking until now. That soon-to-be eighth wonder of our planet is called Pizza Soup, and the sooner you accept it into your life as I have, the better off you will be. Made in the style of French Onion soup right down to having a layer of mozzarella-gruyere love melted over its surface, it looks like a li’l slice of heaven.
There’s a Place in NYC Where A Cookie Sample’s Free
So, okay; if you told me there was a special hole in the wall that I could reach into and tug on something hard in order to receive another something that I’d really want to put in my mouth, I’d ask if you were a vice cop. And then, when you denied it, I’d trot off to find one. The Oreo Wonder Portal is that mysterious hole in the wall, but the only thing to be pulled is a lever that activates delivery of a sample box of Oreo’s limited-edition Filled Cupcake flavor. Part of an ad campaign designed to introduce the new flavor in creative fashion, the portal opened on February 2nd and will hang around for six days, after which one imagines it will vanish into thin air as quickly and quietly as it came.
Via Design Taxi
Wine Labels Worth Drinking A Toast To
A winery out of Clare Valley, Australia is introducing a line of wines with temperature sensors in their bottle labels to indicate when the wine has reached optimal serving temperature. bottles and their labels designed using thermo-chromatic ink will roll out this April courtesy of Wakefield Estates and Promised Land Wines. Engineered in response to learning that many Australians drink their wine too cold, the tech has actually been in place for some time on a couple of the winery’s other varietals. Now if only they’d engineer a label that will tip me off when I’m serving the wrong cheese with my wine, I’ll be 100% sold.
Via Food & Wine
Year of the Lobster (Pizza)?
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Pizza Hut restaurants in Shanghai, China are offering customers a pizza topped with bacon, asparagus, and half a cooked lobster Yes, it comes with the shell still on, and yes, that sounds a tad unconventional (compared to its alternate menu offering of half a lobster on pasta), but I know I’m not the only one who’d be all over this like half a lobster on a pizza if I lived within purchasing distance. I know it. The pies are selling for 98 yuan (about $15.00 USD) and you guessed it, are available only for a limited time.
Via Brand Eating
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