Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Food & Wine Finds: August 13

It's the end of another week and time for my weekly compendium of what's new, fresh, and exciting in the world of all things food and wine (but especially beer this week. I should find a way to work that into the title of these posts). Here we go!

Are you a budding food star? Know someone who should be a TV Chef? The Food Network is now accepting applications for Season 7 of the Next Food Network Star. Yes, you too could be the next Dzintra. (No? No one else watches that show? Oh well. Suffice it to say she drove me crazy and got kicked off early.)

Believe it or not, you can now "get frosted" (really) at a new Pop-Tarts cafe in Times Square. While I can't imagine going all the way to NYC to eat pop-tart sushi (yes, that's a real thing), I got really excited at the mention of PUMPKIN pop-tarts. Really? There are pumpkin pop-tarts?? How did I not know about this?

This thoughtful piece on the restaurant industry asks a question I haven't heard before: why do the people cooking your food get paid so much less than the ones who bring it to your table?

Did you know you can get a wedding cake made entirely of cheese? Neither did I. I'm taking a mental note.

Epicurious has put out a list of the top 5 beers for the grill. My favorite part is where they describe one as "the ideal breakfast beer."

Speaking of beer, a New York restaurant is serving this highly complicated (and delicious-looking) beer can push-pop. I'm intrigued... could I engineer one of these at home?

And the third beer link of the week: MSN has posted this helpful slideshow on 5 Healthy Reasons to Have a Beer Today. Uh, thanks MSN, like I wasn't going to do that anyway. But it's good to know that beer makes you smarter.

That's all for this week. I think I'll go have a beer!


  1. Ha! Check out this description of Diablo Royale Este, where the beer popsicle is made: "It's just the kind of Mexican saloon you'd expect to find a demon Salma Hayek in, wrestling a python and preparing to devour a room full of lowlifes."

    Sounds like my kind of place. I may have to stop in there for a drink...

  2. Nice!! I think you need to add it to your NYC itinerary immediately. And take pictures.