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.
Free, the Taco
On November 2nd, 2016, Mexican fast-food giant taco bell is making good on a recent claim it made concerning tacos, baseball, and free food. Specifically, the restaurant enterprise stated that if a base got stolen during a MLB World Series game, they’d pony up a free taco to patrons on November 2nd. Well, a base did indeed get stolen (thanks, Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians!), so Taco Bell is making good on its promise from 2pm to 6pm on November 2nd, and it’s making better by giving away not just tacos, but Doritos Locos Tacos. Yep. If there has in recent events been a tastier way to reap the benefits of someone’s else’s accomplishment (thanks once again, Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians!) we’re hard pressed to recall it, so go get yours on November 2nd.
Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Draught
At the risk of exposing myself to all manner of intentional double entendre accusations, I will ask: who among us hasn’t wanted to drink a tall, cool glass of our favorite superhero at some point? Unsung Brewing Company, based in Anaheim, California takes your geek love seriously. It takes it so seriously, that it names its brews after original creations of fictional heroes, and beer ain’t all that gets crafted there. Each character/beer comes complete with a backstory created to explain the character’s special abilities. So, for those who enjoy a good amber or Belgian-style ale as much as they enjoy watching hero mythos expressed in new and unique ways, here’s a league of beers to consider the next time the day needs saving.
Hot Springs That Bake
So, you might not want to hear this, but it has to be said: Iceland does bread cooler than you. And me. And virtually everywhere else in the world that doesn’t involve burying a pot of dough in the sand surrounding a hot natural spring. That’s the way they roll in Laugarvatn, a small town (also the name of a well-known local spa and wellness center) in the southern part of the country. The black sands surrounding its many geothermal springs are more than hot enough to bake a loaf of rye “volcano” bread, provided you’re not too hungry to leave it buried there for 24 hours. A short film exploring the subject by Alison E. Grasso took “Best Super Short Film” accolades at the New York Food Film Festival 2016. Attempting (and more importantly, succeeding at) this form of cooking is officially a new life goal.
TV on Your Bar Menu
Astoria, Queens bar William Hallet is doing Halloween this year as Moe’s Tavern, central watering hole on television show, “The Simpsons.” This Saturday, October 29th and this Halloween Monday, October 31st, the establishment will be serving menu items made famous by the show, most notably, the combustible cocktail known as a ‘Flaming Moe’, as well as Homer Simpson’s beloved Duff Beer. Wearing its Halloween pride on the outside as well as on its menu, the bar will be decked out in a facade mimicking the illustrated tv tavern, complete with a “Moe’s” sign hoisted above its entrance to leave no mistake about where people are heading in search of some ethanol to wash down all that Halloween candy. There’s a party planned to celebrate everyone’s favorite spooky holiday too, and while your boss may have frowned on you wearing that Radioactive Man costume to the company picnic, here you’ll be embraced, so head to Moe’s.
This article first appeared on FlavorfulWorld.com.
[Top image: William Hallet / Facebook]
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