This week’s food news almost seems like it was made especially for Menuism’s super slate of experts.
• For our beef expert, John Brady, and our cocktails expert, Duggan McDonnell, may I present Beef Straws, the tubed meat that allows you to drink a Bloody Mary (or any other beverage for that matter) through a funnel of 100% beef. Benny’s Bloody Mary Beef Straws are available online, and are self-proclaimed “game changers.” Benny’s Vice President Nathan Klosterman says that he spent his life looking for an occupation he could be passionate about, and finally found his calling “one night on the deck of [founder Ben Hirko]’s home when he uttered the words, ‘Beef Straw’.” Inspiring. (more…)
If this week left you too busy earning Mardi Gras beads, stuffing your face with king cake, or getting your fill of pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, you may have missed the following food stories:
• The menu from the final lunch of the Titanic is being put up for auction. According to the auction website, the menu was given to first class passenger Dr. Washington Dodge, whose wife, Ruth, put it in her handbag before the ship’s sinking. “I will never forget,” she said upon her rescue, “the awful scene of the great steamer as we drew away. From the upper rails heroic husbands and fathers were waving and throwing kisses to their womenfolk in the receding lifeboats.” The Telegraph estimates the menu will fetch at least 100,000 pounds at auction — or about $157,000. (more…)
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans, this week, I bring you my State of the Foodnion Address. Because our country’s restaurants are suffering. Hard-working diners are strapped with unequal access to seafood and wine that we should all share. But let’s remember that within each of our troubles there are green shoots of hope; and if we rise and fall as one nation, under food, there’s nothing America’s gourmands can’t accomplish. (more…)
For starters, Dan Evins, the founder of highway eatery Cracker Barrel, died from cancer on Saturday at the age of 76. (more…)