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.
I See…More of London Than Usual…
London’s getting a naked pop-up restaurant. (Having framed this entry with nudity from the outset, now would be the perfect opportunity for us to deliver a juvenile one-liner about more than the restaurant “popping up,” given the circumstances, so we hope you appreciate that we are quite above that kind of schlock.)
Called The Bunyadi (a Hindu term for “natural, or fundamental base”), the establishment is slated to open in June 2016 and has already attracted a patron waitlist of more than 23,000 as of this writing. Utilizing strategic bamboo partitions and candlelight to obscure the naughty bits, this restaurant will allow its patrons to dine in the altogether. No word yet on what patrons can expect in terms of menu offerings.
Via Yahoo! Style
E.T. – The Extra…Tasty?
Remember that time a life-size replica of beloved movie alien E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial got spit-roasted by vegans?
Remember that time a small piece of your childhood evaporated like so much revulsion sweat snatched from your skin by the unrelenting noonday sun?
Yeah. Us too.
Anyway, this was done to “provoke discussions and questions on what is a stake in our practices of eating” as part of a project called “Eating E.T.” This initiative is described as a “hands-on exploration of our intimate relations to other species, real and fictional” held at the Pufendorf Institute in Sweden.
Remember that time you wondered what it might feel like to devour a sentient member of an alien species?
Yeah. Us neither.
A Nice Pick-Me-Up on Those Ruff Days
The Seattle Barkery is bringing the tasty to your doggies. At last, our canine companions have their own food truck to serve up doggie delicacies. Can you say peanut butter and banana cookies? Fried Chicken feet? A bacon-crowned cucpcake affectionately dubbed the “pupcake”?
Well, yeah, sure those sound like things we humans could totally get in on too, but think of the dogs!…
Oh, all right, fine. There’s also a much smaller, very limited human menu where you can pick up a cup of cold-brewed joe or a scone, if you just have to insert yourself into your dog’s experience in some fashion. Happy?
Relief You Can Eat
If you haven’t heard, Japanese prefecture Kumamoto was rocked by a series of earthquakes last week. Earlier this week, two of Japan’s largest gyudon (beef bowl) franchises rose to the occasion with mobile kitchens laden with free meals dispatched to troubled areas within the prefecture. The video above showcases disaster victims receiving glimmers of hope that you can eat from Sukiya and Yoshinoya gyudon chains. [Zensho Holdings YouTube channel]
*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.