Brewmaster and editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer, Garrett Oliver recently spilled his thoughts on brews across the globe, revealing that the Vietnamese beer dubbed Saigon is, in his opinion, the worst beer in the world. Well guess what second-to-worst-beer-in-the-world is having the best week ever?
If you have a peanut allergy, the bad news is that you’ll balloon up when you eat peanuts, however the good news is that Northwestern University may have found a way to block your food allergies to prevent negative reactions. Now that that problem is solved, can we find a way to keep the price of peanut butter from inflating (the price has jumped 40%!).
Eight hundred and seventy-five pounds of turkey filets were recalled from supermarkets in Arizona, California, Maryland, Ohio and Texas because they were mislabeled as “bacon-wrapped steaks.” The weir part of this is story is that the food distributor who sent out the mislabeled steaks only specializes in steak and does not offer turkey anywhere on its premises. And perhaps the even weirdest part is that people still bought them even though it was clearly turkey in the packaging… #themoreyouknow
Research shows men don’t take on to diet soda as well as women because it’s not considered “manly” enough. In attempt to attract the male demographic, Dr. Pepper’s newest diet soda, Dr. Pepper 10 and will be wrapped in grey metal packaging with silver bullets. The ad slogan reads “it’s not for women,” to which we reply, wouldn’t it be easier to just pull some girls hair and knock her down in the middle of the playground?
Paula Deen went on Dr. Oz this week to discuss her two worst habits but in the process may have revealed a third — dry mac and cheese. The chef went on the show to cook Dr. Oz the easy comfort food but the final product turned out to be a solid, dry cylinder of would-be-mac-and-cheese. Maybe she forgot to put an extra stick of butter in it or was it four sticks?
News From Around the Restauranteers Way
A study by The Daily Meal suggests that Sacramento and San Diego are gluttonous cities. This result is based on the most recent data regarding the number of grocery stores per capita according to the U.S. Census Department and the per capita number of fast-food and full-service restaurants according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture along with adult obesity rate. Sacramento takes the #11 spot with San Diego in a cool ninth. Uh, woohoo? [Sacramento]
The Starbucks rumor mill is spinning as speculation has the coffee empire going into the juice business. The New York Post reports Howard Schultz has recruited a veteran in the juice industry to train staff in Seattle for the upcoming shift where the chain will split some of its locations to dual as a coffee shop and a ‘grab and go’ juice bar. A rep for Starbucks calls this just another juicy rumor. [Seattle]
Ouch — it’s a tough week for Andrew Meyer in Texas. Andrew Meyer left a waitress at the Cha Cha Lounge in Capitol Hill no tip and this message on his receipt “you could stand to loose [sic] a few pounds.” The waitress and her friends have mobbed the interwebs and Facebook posting a picture and campaign against Andrew Meyer to warn bars of his mean ways, the catch? The picture is of AN Andrew Meyer, just the wrong one, the picture posted was of a random Andrew Meyer minding his own business and living in Texas. #fail [Seattle]
New Restaurant Openings
Red Mill Totem House (Ballard)
West Seattle Fish House (West Seattle)
Bluebird Microcreamery (Phinney Ridge)
Terra Plata (Capitol Hill)
Book Larder (all culinary bookstore – Fremont)
LloydMartin (Queen Anne)
Dolce Vita (Ballard)