All-Bacon Restaurant in Montreal

Montreal will soon have a restaurant and bar that serves bacon food and bacon drinks in a bacon atmosphere. Anthoni Jodoin figured everyone would like a butcher shop-inspired eatery with plenty of bacon on the menu, and so he presents Bar Brutus, featuring bacon sandwiches, bacon hot dogs, bacon martinis, bacon vodka, bacon-wrapped everything else, and yes, even bacon poutine! Their Facebook page is in French, but it has plenty of pictures. Newsweek profiled the business, and says,

The restaurant will put a twist on beloved snacks and comfort food, including the very special 100 percent–bacon hot dogs, which Jodoin thinks are the tastiest item on the menu. In case you were worried about not being able to clog your arteries and get drunk at the same time on food, Bar Brutus has you covered with the Jagerpoutine—french fries topped with cheese, bacon and caramelized onions drizzled with a Jagermeister gravy.

Bar Brutus will be open as soon as it receives it liquor license. Meanwhile, we can dream. -via Geeks Are Sexy

(Images credit: Bar Brutus)


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Mom Creates Bento Boxes Representing Each Prefecture In Japan

It must be hard for young Japanese students to keep track of every single prefecture in Japan, since there are 47 in all, but one mom came up with a really fun way for her kids to keep track of them all while eating their lunch.

Twitter user Sasariri created these really cute bento box lunches featuring a map of the prefecture cut out of seaweed, and some include food products shaped like items associated with the region, like the carp-shaped windsocks of Kyoto or the Tokyo Tower.

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Chocolate and Lime Flavors: Toothpaste Just Jumped The Shark

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Toothpaste has always served one major purpose. To get your teeth clean. But over time, toothpaste companies have often tried odd ways to bring in new clients by offering up strange alternatives. Like this color changing toothpaste, for example. But I will go on record to say that I think maybe, just maybe, Crest just jumped the toothpaste shark. A quick glance at the above photo will tell you all you need to know.

Apparently, Crest thinks we need to be more "adventurous, inspired, and dynamic, and they think we are going to be able to achieve that by indulging in, what sound to be, terribly flavored toothpaste varieties. When your toothpaste is bottle is telling you that you need to be more adventurous, and proceeds to pour a minty chocolate paste onto your brush, something is wrong. If you need to be more adventurous, maybe just go for a nice hike?

They are also offering vanilla mint (which truthfully, doesn't sound that awful) and a lime mint combo that sounds like something out of my foodie nightmares. We give Crest points for being brave, but this feels like jumping the shark to me, and I didn't even think toothpaste could do that.

Via SuperPunch


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A Day in the Life of a Pizza Tool

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This guy put a GoPro camera on his pizza tongs while he worked at a pizza parlor. What you’ll see is pizza after pizza coming out of the over all hot and tasty. It’s downright mesmerizing, and you’ll find yourself checking out the various ingredients and starting to crave a slice or two yourself. Oh look! That one has shrimp on it! There are some toippings I can't quite figure out, but they're most likely delicious anyway. Someone in the comments suggested that he next put the camera on the pizza slicer, but I would imagine that would be quite dizzying. -via Viral Viral Videos


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Japan McDonalds Now Carries Couple-Sized Jumbo Sodas (Because Japan)

forever alone coke

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It seems the sizes of soda cups in certain fast food chains has grown from cup sized single servings to barrells that a small army could live off of for three weeks. Japanese versions of the McDonalds chain is now offering a jumbo sized coke. But there is a slight catch, as you can see from the photo above. The drink is massive, but comes with a reminder that you are either destined to die alone, or that you at least have someone with you who loves you enough to take the journey to the other side with you.

There is, after all, nothing more romantic than the person who is willing to get diabetes with/for you, is there? Also, seems a great way for the fast food chain to remind people they should not be guzzling back that much carbonated sugar water by themselves. Either that, or remind them of the constant looming shadow that is is their epic loneliness.

Either or.

(Kotaku)


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Deep Fried Tequila Shots

Amy of the food blog Oh, Bite It goes by the motto "a kitchen sink is the sign of a great day!" If you're lucky enough to attend one of her parties, you'll have a great time eating, drinking, or this case, both at the same time.

She made deep fried tequila shots by cubing pieces of angel food cake, dipping them into tequila, then deep frying the cubes until they were golden brown. To simulate the traditional salt, she dusted the shots with powdered sugar.


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The Earth Burger


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Are you hungry enough to eat a planet? Then this is the burger for you. Orbi Yokohama, a science museum in Japan, sells burgers with Earth-like buns. Show the planet how much you care by chomping away at it.


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I Made a Taco Pizza

Because we have been married for 10 years, she did not even look at me funny when I proposed the idea.

Perhaps my saintly wife has come to understand me. Perhaps I've worn her down. In either case, I am a lucky man.

For you see, my taco pizza made with 3 whole Taco Bell tacos required her assistance to make. She makes perfect pizza dough, so I asked her to make me a batch.

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Magic Tricks You Can Do With Eggs

Eggs are one of the most magical foods- they’re a great source of protein, totally delicious any which way they’re cooked, and they each come in their own handy hard-shelled carrying case.

People all over the world enjoy eggs, and surveys show that an inordinate amount of people still really like magic, so clearly the world needs someone to show us how to do magic with eggs.

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BuzzFeed Video has come to the rescue with this informative tutorial video that shows 4 egg tricks that may seem like pure magic, but there's no sorcery involved- just science!

-Via mental_floss


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Taiwanese Chain Restaurant Offers Toilet Themed Dining Experience

When folks are looking to have a fun time eating out they typically choose to meet up at a themed restaurant, usually something Hollywood, animal or historical era related, but a restaurant chain in Taiwan dared to be different by going full blown gross with their theme.

The chain is now called Modern Toilet, and as you can guess from their name they serve up all sorts of deliciously disgusting dishes in a dining room where guests sit on toilets, eat out of toilets, and sometimes pose for hilarious photos with the chain’s toilet mascots.

Here's what the restaurant's website has to say about this real stinker of an idea in themed dining:

We are a group of “muckrakers” following our dreams. It all started when one of us was reading the manga, Dr. Slump on the toilet – and the rest is history. In the beginning, we mainly sold ice cream – a big pile of chocolate ice cream sold in containers shaped like a squat toilet. By continuing to come up with great ideas and making improvements on old ones, we have expanded over the past few years from just ice cream into a fully-fledged theme restaurant with stores all over Taiwan.

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Bikin' on Bacon: Behold the Bacon-Powered Motorcycle

Picture it: you're sitting on the freeway in traffic with the windows open, and the deliciously unmistakeable scent of bacon comes wafting into your car. Traffic is bumper-to-bumper, so you can't even take the nearest exit and hunt for a 24-hour diner to satisfy your increasing desire for some crispy strips. How are you going to release your bacon frustration? Easy — call the 800 number of Hormel, because it's probably their fault.

Hormel has manufactured the bike pictured above, which runs on biodiesel fuel derived from bacon grease and emits bacon-scented exhaust fumes. The bike will be featured in an upcoming documentary, Driven by Bacon, about a bacon-lovin' man who travels from Austin, Texas to San Diego, California. The doc will be presented to what is certain to be an enthusiastic crowd at the San Diego International Bacon Film Festival on August 29th. 

It might not be a Harley, but it reserves the right to be called a hog. Via Lost at E Minor. 


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Cuban Sandwich Corn Dog

Have you ever eaten a Cuban sandwich? A good Cuban is a delight! The typical ingredients are roast pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. Put them in a bun and mash it under a hot sandwich press. Remove it from the press before attempting to eat.

The gastronomically adventurous staff at Thrillist made this corn dog with a Cuban flair. They deep fried it because, well, everything is better deep fried.


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How to Grill Fish on Pineapple Bark

This is clever! It had never occured to me to use pineapple as a cooking tool. I should definitely try this the next time I have access to a grill.

Kristen of the food blog Make the Best of Everything sliced the bark off a pineapple, then bound it with twine around slices of mahi mahi. It takes a bit longer to cook than directly over the grill. But I suspect that it's worth it to infuse the fish with pineapple juice.

-via Messy Nessy Chic


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18 Food Monstrosities That Will Give You a Virtual Heart Attack

Pleated Jeans has rounded up 18 culinary obscenities that will kill you if you look at them directly. So, as when combating a Gorgon, use a mirror.

Pictured above is a pizza of imprecise origin, but known around the internet as a "real American pizza." Because it obviously is. Burgers, fries, and chicken nuggets are great as individual food items. So, logically, they would also be great pizza toppings.

I'll mentally stash this idea for the next time it's my turn to cook on date night with the wife.


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Delicious Cake Looks Like a Used Litter Box

And, I hasten to add, a heavily-used litter box. This might be a good time to change the litter or dig in with a knife and fork--your choice. Congratulations to Susan Quick, the first place winner of of the ugliest cake contest at the Sonoma County (California) Fair. If you have a cat person in your life, bake him/her a cake like this one.

-via I Own the World | Photo: unknown


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27 S'mores Treats Perfect For National S'mores Day

Did you know today is National S'mores Day? Here at Neatorama, this is a real holiday with a lot of clout -which means celebrating the day to its fullest. Sure, fair weather s'mores fans will probably make a basic s'more and reflect on campfire memories from their youth, but if you really love the sweet treats, then you know there's a lot more you can do with graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow than making a nice warm sandwich. In fact, we've compiled enough recipes for you to eat s'mores all day -including for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Breakfast:

Pancakes


By working some marshmallow and chocolate chips into your pancakes as they cook and then covering them with marshmallow, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips, Bombshell Bling made a reasonably healthy breakfast loaded with all the makings of heaven. To really maximize your s'moreness, you could also try spreading Nutella and then marshmallow fluff on top of the pancakes before quickly popping them under the broiler for that toasty marshmallow magic.

Crepes


For a more traditional French take on s'more pancakes, Bombshell Bling suggests trying your hand at s'mores crepes. These are, just as you may expect, simply crepes loaded with marshmallow fluff, chocolate syrup and graham cracker crumbs, but when it comes to s'mores, simplicity is often simply amazing. Again, if you really want to up your s'mores game though, try making your crepes with graham flour.

Waffle Sliders


For those who prefer the delicious nooks and crannies of a waffle over those flat old pancakes, Mom on Time Out suggests making s'mores out of Eggo minis dipped in chocolate. Granted, you lose the graham flavor, but that delicious, buttery waffle taste more than makes up for it.

French Toast


Here's another twist on a breakfast classic -French toast stuffed with toasted marshmallow and chocolate and crusted in crushed graham cracker. BS in the Kitchen even went so far as to only use the roasted marshmallow skins since the rest of the mallow would be too much gooeyness.

Cinnamon Rolls


What's better than a cinnamon roll? How about one loaded with chocolate and covered in toasted marshmallows? This recipe by Steph's Bite By Bite sounds utterly amazing, but the pictures are even more mouth watering.

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These Stag Beetles Are Actually Loaves of Bread

Don't bite into that beetle just yet! I know that's your immediate response to seeing a giant stag beetle. Who wouldn't start salivating over such a treat? But what you're looking at are actually breads baked and colored to resemble the cute little bugs.

Twitter user @tono_donoyukko saw these on sale at a bakery in Japan. They're priced at about $2.74 USD each, which is much more expensive than an ordinary stag beetle.


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Can You Draw Some Puzzle Pieces?

You tell the bakery what you want on a cake, and they faithfully write every instruction down, and then pipe your words onto the cake.

Jen at Cake Wrecks runs into this kind of thing so often that she has a semi-regular feature showing the latest failures to communicate. This latest post has some real doozies, of which this is just one.  


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This Outrageous Bloody Mary Includes a Whole Chicken


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Forty-five years ago, humanity reached beyond the barrier of this world and touched the surface of another celestial body. And it was Americans who accomplished this unprecedented feat.

Some people say that America can no longer do great things. But they are wrong. When it comes to building Bloody Marys, Americans are not only constructing alcoholic marvels, but doing so at a stunning pace.

Sobelman's, a bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has pushed the envelope of human achievement by inventing the Chicken Fried Bloody Beast. It contains "cheese, sausage, pickles, olives, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, scallions, shrimp, lemon, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, celery," and a whole fried chicken.

-via Nerdcore


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Ice Cream-Filled Donuts

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Baker's Donuts is a bakery in Sacramento, California. Susie and Randy Hem, the owners, call their latest treat "ice glazers." It's an adaptation of a simple treat that she used to make for her children on hot summer days: ice cream wrapped in ordinary bread. This can be only improved by replacing the bread with donut dough.

Every day, the Rems make eight dozen glazed donuts for ice glazers and inject them with ice cream when customers buy them. They often use exotic flavors to entice interest. Sactown magazine reports:

The unique ice cream flavors come from Pittsburg-based Magnolia Tropical Ice Cream, which uses California milk and fresh fruit in their recipes.

“We have an Asian-American background, and we used to eat [Magnolia ice cream] when we were younger,” Douglas Hem says. “A lot of Asian-Americans and Filipinos love that brand, because it’s very rich and creamy and not watered-down.”

The shop has also fulfilled customers' requests for other wild and crazy spins on the ice glazers, like red velvet doughnuts stuffed with vanilla ice cream, ice cream-filled cronuts topped with Trader Joe’s cookie butter, or tropical-flavored ice glazers sprinkled with Fruity Pebbles cereal.

-via That's Nerdalicious!


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Gummy Peppers

How many times have you enjoyed a gummy candy of one sort or another and wished that they were available in hot pepper flavors? Wish no more! Vat19 has gummy candy containing jalapeño, habanero, and ghost pepper! They’re still candy, with candy flavors. The candy shaped like a jalapeño pepper is green apple candy, the habanero is orange, and the red ghost pepper is cherry flavored, yet they have the heat of pepper powder or oil -and they are pepper-size, too. And they are sweet: the first ingredients are corn syrup and sugar. Spicy Gummy Peppers are available in a three-pack, one of each flavor, for $9.99. Don’t mix them in with your other gummy candies. -via mental_floss  


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Ingenious Chef Combines Pizza and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now it seems obvious: all pizzas should be cooked with a layer of chocolate chip cookie on top. But in the dark times that preceded Michael J. Hudson's discovery, we did not have such marvels.

It all began when the DiGiorno's brand began packaging its frozen pizzas with tubes of chocolate chip cookie dough. Like Bell with the telephone or the Wright brothers with the airplane, Hudson saw possibilities where others did not: the cookies and the pizza need not be baked separately.

Thank you, Mr. Hudson, our modern Prometheus. You have given humanity a great and delicious gift.

-via That's Nerdalicious!


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Whole Pickle Corn Dogs

Last month, Jeff Miller and Meg Strouse of Thrillist attended the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California. They partook of the outlandish foods that have become central to county and state fairs, trying out delights such as deep fried pecan pie and bacon-wrapped Jack Daniel's churro.

What got my attention and made my mouth water are these corn dogs sold by Pickle O' Pete. They're made by coring a whole pickle, sliding a hot dog inside, dipping the combination in corn dog batter, then deep frying. Delicious!


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Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Over 46 million Americans buy their groceries through SNAP, the program that used to be called food stamps. A lot of those groceries are processed foods, which bothered NYU food studies grad student Leanne Brown. Those on such a tight budget have a hard time stocking ingredients for meals found in cookbooks, so Brown developed a cookbook based on ingredients that are inexpensive, widely available, and easy to store. Good and Cheap aims to reach those whose food budget is as low as $4 a day per person, and it’s available free online.  

So what are Brown's secrets to eating well on $4 a day? It's about stocking the pantry with cheap basics to build meals from: things like garlic, canned vegetables, dried beans and butter.

She also emphasizes flexibility, and avoids prescribing strict meals and methods. That means lots of options for substitutions, especially when it comes to the produce aisle, where prices can fluctuate based on season and availability. Each meal is priced out by serving.

Earlier this week, Deborahmichelle Sanders, 63, of San Francisco, Calif., turned to the cookbook and found an intriguing recipe: cornmeal crusted vegetables with an Asian-inspired peanut sauce for dipping.

Since she couldn't afford the suggested beans or peppers, she tried carrots. The result? "It's so wonderful," she tells The Salt.

Read more about the cookbook at The Salt. Then you’ll want to read it yourself. The book is available online here or to buy through Brown's website. -via Metafilter


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Physicist Invents Color-Changing Ice Cream

There’s nothing better than a cone of cold, fruit-flavored ice cream on a hot day, unless it’s a cold, fruit-flavored ice cream cone that changes color as you lick it! That’s what Xamaleón does. The name of the ice cream, “Xamaleón,” is meant to resemble “chameleon,” according to the ice cream’s inventor, Manuel Linares. Linares is a former physicist who opened an ice cream shop in Blanes, Spain. He’s not giving away the secrets of the color-changing ice cream, which tastes like a combination of fruit.   

What we do know is the ice cream is made with natural ingredients like strawberries, banana, vanilla and almonds. Additionally, Linares sprays what he calls a “love elixir” on the ice cream after it’s scooped to help accelerate the reaction. We probably won’t know the whole story behind Xamaleón until Linares secures a patent for his creation, which is pending.

I wouldn’t worry too much about secret ingredients; it’s probably something like this. Read more about the color-changing ice cream at Discover magazine. -via Digg

(Image credit: Manual Linares, Cocinatis)


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Chocolate Lasagna

Tomato sauce, cheese, pasta, and meat are a filling meal. But Garfield needs to polish off his supper with a bit of dessert. Ashley, the CenterCutCook, has just the recipe for him. The crust is made of an entire package of crushed Double Stuf Oreos, followed by the creme, then chocolate pudding, then Cool Whip, then mini chocolate chips.

-via Thrillist


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Sushi Corn Dogs

It's all the elegance of a fine Japanese restaurant with the convenience of a state fair food stand. This is the spicy tuna corn dog, a creation from the Culinary Bro-Down. The first step is to get tuna rolls from "your cheapest, dirtiest local supermarket." Don't worry about food safety because you will deep fry any parasites into submission.

Next, shove a wood stick inside. Then roll it in a batter made of cornmeal, furikake, ginger, and sriracha. Deep fry and serve. You can use chopsticks, but you won't need to because it's a corn dog.

-via Foodiggity


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Pie in the Sky

About 200 people gathered in Paju, South Korea, near North Korean border, to launch balloons. Fifty balloons were inflated and released carrying a total of 770 pounds of Choco Pies. It was both a political act and a gift to the people of North Korea, who have recently been barred from consuming the pies.

The pies, which are produced in South Korea, are wildly popular in North Korea. Fearful that the treats would encourage an uprising, Kim Jong-un reportedly banned Choco Pies from the country earlier this month. The pies, which have become something of a political statement, are viewed as a symbol of capitalism and represent a taste of the world outside North Korea.

South Koreans have sent DVDs and photographs by balloon before, to counteract propaganda in North Korea that the South is poverty-stricken. See pictures of the balloon release at Mashable. -via mental floss

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Peaches Sold as Sexy Butts

Ripe peaches in season are wonderful, and really don’t need to be dressed up to sell. But when you are competing with other peach vendors, a little sex can make a big difference. In China, vendors are putting panties on their peaches, inspired by the upcoming Qixi Festival, which is like Valentines Day.

China News reports that these unusual peaches are called "Ripe Fruit" (蜜桃成熟時), a name evoking obvious sexual connotations. The panty peaches were first developed by a fruit vender in Nanjing, with each pair of underwear slipped on each sexy butt by hand. As SDChina reports, the peaches are from Yangshan, in Wuxi, an area that's also famous for its lingerie and garment industry.

They may be cheeky, but they aren’t cheap. A box of nine peaches will set you back the equivalent of $80. See more peachy pictures at Kotaku.


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S'Mores Chicken Wings

Once again, Nick Chipman of DudeFoods invents a food product that becomes instantly indispensible. Now that you know that these things exist, you feel an overwhelming urge to eat them, right? Of course, you do!

They're simple to make at home. First, bake unbreaded chicken wings. Then dip them in melted marshmallows, sprinkle with graham cracker crumbles, and pour on chocolate sauce. Yummy!

-via That's Nerdalicious!


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