Grind #69 :: Food & Drink & Evil Clowns
On this day in 1792, the cornerstone of the White House was laid. Look how far we've come! I'll be so happy when November 9th rolls around. Or is it November 29th? Anyhoo, in the meantime, we STILL have food & drink to look forward to and that's exactly what I'm focusing on in today's Grind. You may want to eat before reading this one or at the very least get a drink and make sure there's not an evil clown hiding behind your chair. Cheers!
- Starbucks opened 84 restaurants in Australia. They've since closed 60 of them. Why do Australians hate Starbucks so dearly?
- Why it is time and more important than ever to start eating at Chipotle again.
- How far would you go for a drink? I enjoyed this interesting read about 10 Bars at the End of the World.
- Start cutting those coupons. Here are the grocery items that are going to be way more expensive in 2017.
- Speaking of expensive food, the Honeycrisp apple is one delicious fruit. I had no idea it wasn't created in a lab until the 1990's and the University of Minnesota held a patent on it.
- Real wasabi costs around $80 per pound...so that stuff at the local sushi hut probably isn't wasabi.
- Salvador Dali wanted to be a chef. He even released a bizarro cookbook in 1973 which contains 136 recipes paired with some very disturbing visuals. There's even a chapter dedicated to aphrodisiacs. For the first time in forty years, Les Diners de Gala has been republished by unique publisher Taschen.
- Some of the best commercials of my childhood came with a jingle. If I said to you, "I don't want to grow up..." or "The best part of waking up..." or "My bologna has a first name...", chances are you would be able to finish those little songs. And I'd bet money you'd have a smile on your face while you did. But somewhere along the way, the jingle has gone out of fashion. Was it Michael Jackson's fault?
- Pineapples are the new pumpkin this Halloween.
- The most popular elective at the University of California, Davis, fills the largest lecture hall on campus each semester and a quarter of the freshman class take the course. That's roughly 1,500 students per semester learning engineering in a class called the "Design of Coffee".
- Do NOT wash your coffee mug in the office break room.
- How about an easy hangover cure from one of the world's best chefs?
- The creepy clown epidemic has forced Ronald McDonald into the witness protection program.