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.
Reach Across the Aisle…For Another Slice
This one’s for the history buffs: the menu at 52-seat D.C. gourmet pizza restaurant Declaration features pizzas with topping combinations chosen to represent the original thirteen colonies (gluten-free crusts, and all). Lest one think that pizza is all they know how to do, the menu offers other dishes that sound destined to be customer favorites, like Sea Salt Roasted Mussels with lemon and garlic rustic bread, and Over Roasted Rockfish. If that’s not enough awesome for you, know then know that come Spring, there will weekend brunches. Feeling oddly patriotic all of a sudden? Me too.
Up is Down! Red is White! Nothing Makes Sense!
Good news, anyone who’s ever wanted to crush a glass or three of wine while looking as though they’ve already had too much and should be summarily cut off by any bartender in their right mind: Red5 is here for you. The UK website is selling an upside-down wine glass that collects wine in its enclosed bowl that one can sip through its foot. As of this writing, they’re out of stock, however this item has been featured on enough food and wine websites this week that I can’t imagine they’ll be out for long.
Via Laughing Squid
Downward Facing (Beer) Mug
Did you know that yoga classes are being held at breweries?
Did you know that following up your exercise with a pint of beer is a thing now?
Me neither. But it’s happening; could be happening right now as you read this. The trend, believed to have originated in Charleston, South Carolina at a place called Holy City Brewing in 2011, has proven to be a good method of introducing new customers to craft beers, as people seeking to find yoga classes are coming across those held in breweries (which often are cheaper than studio sessions.) Not a bad opportunity to raise a glass and save a little money while getting fit.
If This Turns Out to Be a Hoax, I’m Gonna Be Pissed
The town of Zalec in Slovenia is funding a public fountain that will replace water with beer. Seriously. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it, at least for the moment. The project, which was not without opposition, was approved despite having no estimated completion date, in a bid to attract tourism and support hops farmers. The fountain is planned to open in a park, where it will offer €6 servings of beers made using locally-produced hops to visitors. It’s perhaps too soon to hope that this first-of-its-kind installation in Europe will inspire similar creations here in the states, but if that day ever comes, let me be the first to propose that we equip ours to dispense ice cold Thai iced tea.
Via Daily Mail
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