Brooklyn Bunny Brings Owner’s Boyfriend Beer [WATCH]

Ben Ahles, a fabricator for design firm SITU Studio, spent several months successfully training his girlfriend’s rabbit to deliver some beer. With the help of some raisins and a cleverly crafted cart, Wallace the rabbit (or The Mad King, as his YouTube handle suggests) deftly braves the length of a runner in his Brooklyn apartment, just to give Ahles a fresh beer.

Wallace initially had zero interest in Ahles, 28, when the pair first started interacting, but once his owner, 29-year-old Alix Sugarman, revealed Wallace’s obsession with raisins, a wealth of training and bonding opportunities opened up to Ahles.

“The lynchpin of the cart is the raisins skewered at the top that he is trying to eat,” said Ahles, regarding the four iterations it took to perfect the beer cart. “I had to keep constructing carts that would hold the raisins in the exact right position for him to strain just enough that he pushes the cart forward.”

While it doesn’t help that Wallace likes chewing on cardboard as much as he loves hunting down raisins, Ahles is confidently moving on to bigger structures for Wallace to manipulate.

“We are going to work on making him machines that help him do our jobs so we don’t have to,” Ahles said. How fast can bunnies type?

Update Jan. 28th, 2015 9:50 am: Background and quotes from Ahle added.

Food Trucks

Four Seasons Food Truck Hits the Road, Will Offer $4 to $12 Plates


On September 16th, a new food truck will hit the streets and the lunch hour rush. But this is no halal-slinging, grilled cheese grilling, oreo frying, run-of-the-mill cart. No, this is the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Truck, which will be dubbed the FS Taste Truck for short, and it’s going on an eight-week, eight-city tour across the United States.

The truck will cover over 1,000 miles, stopping at Four Seasons locations in Santa Barbara, Palo Alto, and Sante Fe, to name a few. Chefs from each hotel will prep the food to be served from the truck, depending on its location.

For example, a stop in Beverly Hills will offer short rib quesadillas with Oaxaca cheese and avocado and tres leches cake. Other offerings might be beef hearts, octopus, or ahi tuna and will be sold for $4 to $12 per dish.

A portion of the proceeds from the truck will go to Chefs to End Hunger, a charity that redistributes unused food from restaurants and hotels. But if this trial run is successful, there are already plans to send the truck to even more locations next year.

To find the truck’s locations, follow @FSTasteTruck on Twitter. Let us know in the comments if you manage to visit the truck!

H/T + PicThx NYTimes