Look we can get pretty crazy down here in Australia with our hybrid foods and pop-culture themed eateries, but our love for food that shouldn’t exist is nothing compared to what’s going on over in the States. The latest is Taco Bell, who through last year have been trialing taco shells made out of fried chicken in various stores across the U.S.A. It’s been a hit (because of course) so the Tex-Mex chain figures they should release the unholy concept nationwide.... Read More | Share it now!
“Why not make it smell like Fried Chicken”. No they are not the famous last words from KFC founder Colonel Harland David Sanders, but the reasoning behind a very odd product, spoken by CMO Kevin Hochman. It’s what he told Business Insider when approached about the very curious release of (extra crispy) fried chicken scented suntan lotion earlier this year, one of two limited edition products released by the fast food behemoth in 2016. ... Read More | Share it now!
70 years in and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are still at the forefront of premium travel around the world. And as one of the leading hotel brands, it only seems right that they celebrate such a milestone by connecting many of their finest properties around the world through one celebratory cocktail menu, fashioned as the “Worldly Classics Collection”.... Read More | Share it now!
Though plenty of international festivals, including the Calgary Stampede which we will feature later in this article series, still embrace our most basic culinary appetites – fried, salty, greasy carnival food – the popularity of the modern, often “gourmet” food truck has undeniably changed the landscape of what we eat at festivals and how we eat it. Laneway Festival – whose Australia legs kick off today in Adelaide – is no stranger to this either.... Read More | Share it now!
The culture of Tapas in Spain is one that dates back to the 16th Century. Its exact origins are often argued, but many say its core purpose can be found in its name. The word comes from “tapar”, or “to cover”, and many believe the tradition started with breads and meats being used to cover drinks – typically Sherry – and protect them from flies. Bartenders started noticing that the more snacks they provided with their drinks, the more people would drink. And so a culture was born. Or something like that…... Read More | Share it now!
Memphis, Tennessee. Though perhaps best known around the world as being the home of Elvis and Graceland, the American city is also the home to some of the best BBQ in the country. And in popular revitalised areas like Overton Square and the Cooper-Young district, the city is finding that its cuisine is reaching even further, often served in rooms beaming with musical history. In our recent trip to the great city, we had the chance to enjoy Memphis’ finest food, drink some of their finest beer and dance to their best music. Today we’ll take you to just seven of the places you have to pay a visit next time you’re in the “Birthplace of Rock n Roll”.... Read More | Share it now!
Located on the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is renowned as one of the major cities of the Oceania ecozone, an increasingly popular destination for those that use the city as a comfortable base for exploring the wider natural surrounds. The city is also a frequent stop for business travelers in the Southern Hemisphere, so it’s necessary to look at what to do with limited time in the city, and with plenty of options on the table, I thought it best to bring you seven of my favourite spots to eat and drink in the CBD and surrounds, based on a recent weekend stay in Auckland. ... Read More | Share it now!
Just a few weeks ago the authoritative publication Worlds50bestbars.com debuted their Asian-focused list, sifting through the many elaborate, speakeasy, rustic, and futuristic bars around Asia to come up with a comprehensive, ranked list. Working through the rich stock of bars was no easy feat, as explained by Asia’s 50 Best Bars Editor Hamish Smith who focused on the Asian perspective to curate this list, writing “if you get the voters right, you get the 50 right”.... Read More | Share it now!
Although The Toothsome Chocolate Factory carefully avoids official affiliation with Willy Wonka, this chocolate factory and “savory feast emporium” is planned to bring an “out-of-this-world” dining experience to the CityWalk at Universal Studios, Orlando. The factory incorporates the surrealism of Steampunk, including “smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion”, along with the dream-like style and sweet deserts of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.... Read More | Share it now!