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.
There was a time when brunch waited for no man, particularly not the sleepyhead that remains in bed until well past mid-afternoon on weekends. That time appears to be over, with popular confectionery Brach’s having announced the release of a brunch-flavored line of candy corn (’cause Sure, Halloween’s over a month away, but it’s never too early to start planning precisely which sugary items you’ll choose to ruin your teeth with this year.) Now there’s hope for those too enamored of the Sandman to be pried from their beds before cocktail hour, but who nonetheless can always get down with some breakfast-lunch fusion. The candy, beholden to no weekend restaurant schedule, comes in variety bag flavors of Waffles & Strawberry, Chocolate Chip & Pancakes, and French Toast & Maple Syrup flavors. Granted, it is still candy corn, though, so as long as that ain’t the deal-breaker for you that it would be for many of us, dive in.
Did you know that before Tupac Shakur passed away nearly twenty years ago, among his life aspirations were putting out a cookbook and opening a restaurant that would serve his recipes alongside recipes from other musicmakers? We didn’t either. But someone did, and really ran with the idea. Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 will mark exactly two decades since the renowned rapper’s tragic murder, and on that date, a pop-up restaurant called the Powamekka Cafe will make Shakur’s vision a reality. The one-day event will go down in Fresno, California, and in addition to a Tupac-themed art exhibition and live musicians belting out their favorites of his hits, the restaurant will feature menu offerings like Hennessy Apple Butter Chicken Wings and Thug Passion cake pops. Head to Take 3 Burgers at 7p.m. on 09/13 to get in on this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it tribute event.
Tea wizard Romesh Ram Gour is the man responsible for creating a method for separating a cup of tea into seven-to-ten distinct layers of liquid that rest upon one another in a cup. Each layer is said to serve a different flavor experience to the sipper, from sweet to spicy. His roadside Nilkantha Tea Cabin located in Bangladesh has attracted all manner of attention for his signature technique which has been imitated but, as of this writing, never duplicated. A man who knows what he wants, Gour is said to have once refused a handsome sum of money offered to him by a Bollywood celebrity who wanted Gour to create the tea for the star’s wedding guests. This kind of dedication to his craft over seeking fame suggests that people will be chasing his pourable rainbows for years to come.
Via The Guardian
I Gotta Beer Me
Amazon Dash buttons made their UK debut in England last week. In case you’re not up on ‘what the kids are doing these days’, Dash buttons are small mountable devices equipped to order pre-selected products to your home in a pre-selected quantity with a single press. England’s popular Carling Lager, coincidentally (a word usage that depends on one’s tolerance threshold for unintentionally synchronized marketing hijinkery) is making news for having recently released its own version of such a device: one that allows owners to order in Carling-brand beer shipments from any of four UK supermarket chains. If it wasn’t always beer o’clock in certain homes already, it most certainly will be now.
Via Grub Street
[Top image: Carling Lager]
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