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This Pho Cocktail is Made from Onions, Charred Ginger & Sriracha

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Philadelphia bartender, Phoebe Esmon, has created a pho gimlet based on the Vietnamese beef and noodle soup. She combines gin or vodka with lime juice and a homemade broth made from onions, charred ginger, pecans, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and star anise. Then come the mint, basil and cilantro before a pickled bean sprout garnish and a squeeze of Sriracha.

Courageously called the “Worthy Fucking Adversary,” this $12 cocktail is on Philadelphia bar Emmanuelle’s “New Shit Has Come to Light” menu of house originals. The list, created by Esmon and her fiancé-slash-fellow-barkeep Christian Gaal, includes cocktails such as the “Fickt nicht mit dem Raketenmensch” (“Don’t fuck with the Rocketman”) and “Quakers with a Vengeance” — worthy adversaries, indeed.

H/T Neatorama + PicThx Serious Eats

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Artist Uses 1000 Cheetos to Create Portrait of ‘Carl the Minion’ from Despicable Me

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What’s better than having Cheetos residue on your hands? Having it on your wall.

Jason Baalman, a greasy-fingered artist from Colorado Springs, Colo., immortalizes famous people with everyone’s favorite pseudo-cheese snack. He’s created Cheeto portraits of Rachael Ray, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Conan O’Brien and Cee Lo Green’s cat. His most recent venture is a 3’x4’ depiction of the Despicable Me minion named Carl, one of the movie’s most beloved characters.

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The $500 masterpiece was completed in 50 hours using a hefty amount of glue and more than 1,000 crunchy orange larvae. Now, Frito-Lay North America is giving it away.

Last Monday, the Cheetos giveaway began, inviting fans to tweet #CheetosDM2 at @ChesterCheetah on Twitter. On July 3, one lucky cheese fiend with orange fingers and a greasy iPhone will be announced the winner of the Cheeto-fied Carl. Get the official rules here.