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FOUND: A Traveling Feast that Invites You to Dine Next to Earth’s Most Surreal Landscapes

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I fell in love with the photo. A long table draped in pristine white cloth and flanked with wooden chairs; surrounded by warm sand on one side and a seamless ocean on the other. The ethereal dinner table disappeared into the ocean. I wondered if it was real or an art project, as many of these things seem to be.

Luckily, after some quick Google searches, I found out that these seemingly never-ending tables are not only very real but happening all over the country. Outstanding in the Field invites you to a “roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls.” During the summer of 1999 chef Jim Denevan, a California native, wanted to create a setting that inspired great conversation and paid homage to the origins of our food and the local farmers who cultivate it.

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So, the dreamy long tables set against breathtaking landscapes were born. For a hefty price ($235), you can reserve one of their traveling feasts online via a schedule that’s released ever year on the first day of Spring. Details of the event are sent two weeks prior to the dinner, which includes directions to the often secret locations and dress code. Note: for the past 15 years the dinners have taken place on remote islands, inside sea caves  and even on mountain tops.

Once guests arrive, they’re given wine, a tour of the hosting site and a chance to meet the local producers behind the ingredients. Soon, everyone is invited to take a seat at the table and to share a meal family style, passing plates of fresh food around. Unsurprisingly, the dinners are touted as unforgettable and we can see why.

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Into the ocean…

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Dinner beneath a sea cave

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At the farm

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Up in the mountains

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Well, you get the gist of it

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Fast Food

Little Caesars Swaps Pizza Crust with Soft, Fluffy Pretzel

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Kicking off the end of summer, Little Caesars is introducing their new Soft Crust Pretzel Pepperoni Pizza. Come September 1st, the carryout special will be priced at $6 between 4pm to 8pm.

According to GrubGrade, the chain’s regular greasy crust will be swapped with a salted, buttered soft pretzel with a cheddar cheese sauce base topped with an Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan and White Cheddar cheese blend. While there was no mention of a tub of nacho cheese sauce to go with the new pretzel crust, we suggest bringing your own anyway. It’s only proper.

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Fast Food

Burger King to Merge with Tim Hortons, Will Create 3rd-Largest Fast Food Company in the World

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Burger King and Tim Hortons announced on Sunday night that the two companies are in cahoots to complete a merger. If the deal is successful, it would create the world’s third-largest fast food company, with $22 billion in system sales and over 18,000 restaurants deep in 100 countries.

In a joint statement, BK and Timmies touted that they would benefit “from shared corporate services, best practices and global scale and reach” while still operating as “standalone brands.” In short, BK, now based in Miami, will reap the benefits of it’s neighbors’ lower corporate income tax rates — 15% in Canada vs 35% in the US.

Unsurprisingly, BK shares soared 20% from $6.51 to $33.57 in afternoon trading and Tim Hortons 24% to $77.63. With the coffee-and-donut behemoth’s market value of $8.4 billion and the burger joint’s $9.6 billion, together, the companies are worth $18 billion. Their combined value and reach, coupled with Canada’s favorable corp. taxes, are no doubt making investors thirsty for the tie-up.

However, Canadians are furious over an American chain encroaching on their beloved Timmies. Personally, if they try to pull some whopper-flavored timbits shit, I’m going to cry myself to sleep and lament this pitiful world.

H/T WSJ

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Hit-Or-Miss

15 Boozy Facts You Didn’t Know About Tequila

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If you’re convinced that bottle of liquor with a worm floating at the bottom is genuine tequila, you might want to check this out before you take the plunge. Most likely a marketing play, the worm is only bottled in mezcal, another distilled agave spirit. While tequila comes exclusively from the blue agave plant, mezcal can be distilled from other varieties of the agave and maguey plant.

Still, that doesn’t mean the worm isn’t tasty. It actually, has a smart, pickled flavor that makes for a satisfying snack. Trust.

The infographic below explores more little-known tequila facts, such as the proper way to chase your tequila (if you must) and the difference between tequila and mixto. It’s some crafty knowledge to drop in your pocket this weekend and will come in handy next time you’re trying to tell the difference between Patron and Jose Cuervo.

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Video

These Robots Are Able to Perfectly Decorate a Cake [WATCH]

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The Skynet robots in the video flex their cake decorating skills, piping and icing to precision. It starts off simple enough, adding icing to each cake layer to keep the dessert together. Then, it covers the entire cake in one fell swoop, dropping a metallic appendage to coat it in chocolate in less than 3 seconds.

From there, the various robots demonstrate their finer skills. Decorating tips move without the aid of a human in sight, pirouetting over the cake, crafting perfect ridges and even awkward semblances of carrots. And you thought those neon-colored cakes at the grocery store were “hand-crafted,” silly us.

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Video

‘Day in the Life of a Pizza’ Proves You Can Attach a GoPro to Anything

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For the sake of science or something similar, a pizza shop worker mounted a GoPro to a pair of pizza tongs. Why? Because washing GoPros in your dishwasher is blasé and you haven’t procrastinated nearly enough today. 

While Kotaku muses that the video was most likely taken at a Pizza Hut, the presence of giant prawns on one of the pies suggest a location outside of the US. Japan, we’re looking at you.

If you’ve ever worked a pizza shop, the video may bring back fond/dreadful memories. Half topping porn, half monotonous repetition, if you have an attention span of more than 2 minutes and 52 seconds, enjoy the action below:

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Products

These Finger Condoms Are Designed for Messy Food

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Since shaking people’s hands with greasy, buffalo-sauced fingers is usually frowned upon, someone in South Korea went ahead and invented finger condoms. Named FingerNaps, these mini plastic garbage bags slip right onto your digits. They’re made specifically for the sloppy sort of food: mayo-soaked burgers, slippery chicken wings, deep-fried potato sticks, etc.

For those visual learners, here you go:

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Still, while the clever contraptions protect you from inconvenient messes, there’s something satisfying about raw-dogging into your plate of warm food, sans FingerNaps.

H/T FWF

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Warm pretzel balls stuffed with cheddar cheese and bacon

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Recipe: Yammie’s Noshery