A Cali Noodle Festival, London’s PB Toast Bar, Free Booze for Buns, and “Architectural Cakes”

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.

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Did someone says NOODS?

A noodle festival presented by Cup Noodles and hosted by Foodbeast is coming to Santa Ana, California tomorrow. NOODS NOODS NOODS is the name of the game (and the festival) at this event being billed as “The Asian Foodfest”. Noodle connoisseurs can select two ticket options, choosing to buy as they go, or grabbing VIP all-you-can-consume tickets. With items like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Cheesesteak Baos (picture the contents of a Philly cheesesteak stuffed into a Cheetos-dusted steamed bun) and every imaginable kind of noodle dish (dressed for the occasion with lobster, Korean beef, and more) on the menu, this sounds like an eating experience for the ages. It’s going down on January 14th, so jump on those tickets if you aim to chew on some good times.

Via Foodbeast

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An Alternative Route to Getting Toasted In a Bar

Pip & Nut maybe sound like the name of an incorrigible animated comedy duo, but it’s actually something even better. A peanut butter toast bar of the same name is coming to the food hall at Selfridges department store in London. Toppings like grated apple, maple syrup, and berries will share the menu with the likes of avocado and chili, and that’s before one even gets to the many-splendored variety of nut butters available. As for bread options, customers can take their pick of sourdough or rye, and end up paying just £3 for a single slice or £5 for two during breakfast hours. And just like that, yet another “must visit” locale is added to my list of intended destinations throughout London.

Via FWx

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Locks of Lushes

In “bars doing a service to all mankind” news, a dive bar in Brooklyn called Boobie Trap announced a unique offer involving a free bottle of booze a few days ago. As with all things sounding too-good-to-be-true, there’s a caveat to collecting on the freebie. Firstly, the offer only applies to you if you’re a fella (sorry ladies, but hang in there; you’ll like this next part) who is at present the illustrious wearer of a man bun. Second, in order to slide that free drink across your tongue, you have to be prepared to lop off those luxurious locks.

And surrender your amputated man bun to the bar staff.

Who will then pin it up on the bar wall.


In a startling (as used in this context, let “startling” be synonymous with “hilarious”) turn of events, the bar has yet to give away a single free bottle in connection with this offer. We choose to believe this is simply because not enough people have yet heard about it. So color us doing our part here to spread the word.

Via Thrillist

Building the Perfect Desert

Pastry chef Dinara Kasko has an eye for design. For proof of this, one needn’t look any farther than her mind-blowing series of “architectural cakes.” The phrase “too beautiful to eat” gets tossed about these days in a fashion that even the casual observer could safely call haphazard. In the case of Chef Kasko‘s works, the phrase might be the most apt descriptor ever applied to a physical object. Don’t believe it? Just sit back and watch her work in the video above.  [Video courtesy of BoredPandaArt YouTube channel]

Via Bored Panda

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