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This Restaurant Deconstructs S’MORES And Elevates Classic Campfire Desserts

Restaurant and bar EP & LP is known for taking classic dishes and giving them an elevated spin. Imagine the most basic dishes, the ones you made as a kid sitting with your friends listening to ghost stories around the campfire, getting a professional culinary reboot.

In honor of campfire snacks, and the best dishes of our childhoods, the restaurant’s chefs Louis Tikaram and Zen Ong came up with a few very unique takes on three iconic dishes.

When it comes to favorites, we’ve alway been partial to s’mores ourselves, as there’s nothing like the smokiness charred marshmallows.

The Cali Cloud (Ice Cream)


This light dessert is made with a vanilla tofu custard, nata de coco, pineapple sorbet, and shaved frozen honeydew melon. The ingredients come together to form a pineapple cloud that acts as the Megazord finale to your meal. Light, but powerful.

EP&J (Peanut Butter and Jelly)


Fans of peanut butter and jelly will get a kick out of EP & LP’s take on the the classic sandwich. These “bites” are made with roasted white chocolate, salted peanuts crunchier than Doritos in a library, honeycomb, and are topped with strawberry jelly as vibrant as a neon “OPEN” sign — one that should be flashing across your mouth as you’re prepared to devour these irresistible bites.

The best part is they’ll stick to the roof of your mouth, just like the original, in the most endearing way.

Coconut S’mores (S’MORES)


Think of this dish as a deconstructed variation of a classic s’mores. EP’s spin on the campfire classic uses torched coconut marshmallow that fills you mouth with the aroma you can only find the night before sleepaway camp ends, crushed graham cracker, and Belgium milk chocolate as smooth as Don Draper himself.

Patrons have it served with fresh and freeze-dried berries and a house-made coconut sorbet, much to the delight of our lactose intolerant peeps.


How To Make Your Own Edible Dragon Balls At Home [WATCH]

I’m a huge fan of the anime Dragon Ball and all its following sequels. Yes, even Dragon Ball GT. There’s something magical about traveling the world collecting relics to summon a dragon that grants wishes.

If you’re not a fan of the great outdoors, but you still want to get that wish, you can now make your own Dragon Balls right at home.

All you need is some dry gelatin powder and strawberry jelly powder as well as a few molds and cutters.

Check out the video by Monster Kids for the complete recipe, in detail. Seriously, we don’t even think the great dragon Shenron could tell the difference between these and the real thing.


Spreadable Beer Just Made Your Breakfast a Lot More Interesting


When we think breakfast, the last thing that comes to mind is a beer. Sure, alcohol in the early morning isn’t unheard of, case in point Bloody Marys and Mimosas, but there’s something strange about being able to spread your beer on your morning toast.

Birra Spalmabile, which translates to literally spreadable beer, is very similar to the IPA Jelly back in August. Made up of 40 percent beer but unfortunately non-alcoholic, the spread is described a “hop-flavored accompaniment for cheese”. The spread is also perfect for continuing the Oktoberfest festivities without heading into work drunk off your ass.

Customers who have tried the spread describe it as being similar to jelly in texture, but with a hoppy scent and beer taste.

Though Birra Spalmabile has been in existence since 2012, it was only recently brought to the world’s attention by a website called Firebox where pre-ordering a jar will run you $16.09, fortunately or unfortunately, Firebox is shipping Birra Spalmabile to Europe only.

H/T + PicThx First We Feast


IPA Beer Jelly is a Healthy Part of a Balanced Breakfast


They say you should start every morning doing something for yourself, whether that’s taking a jog around the block, reading your favorite book, or slathering some beer on your toast. Yes, really.

Crafted from rendered hops, malt, and yeast, Beer Jelly is an invention of self-proclaimed Vermontonian foodie Nancy Warner that distills the essence of beer into a sweet, spreadable format you can enjoy without being judged for being a raging alcoholic.

Each of the four styles is meant to resemble the beer it was inspired by, meaning the IPA is “floral and spicy,” the porter is “smoky-sweet,” and the stout is “roasty and earthy.”

Fingers crossed for an orange hef in batch two.

Beer Jelly, set of 4: $28 @ Uncommon Goods

H/T Supercompressor


Cold Stone Debuts Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream and Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sandwiches


Time to break out the fat pants, boys and girls. In honor (portent?) of the impending back to school season, Cold Stone Creamery has released a new ice cream and ice cream sandwich flavor that tastes just like recess. On a half day.

According to Brand Eating, the new PB&Just Delicious flavor features peanut butter, grape jelly, and graham cracker crust folded into peanut butter ice cream. For an extra dose of nostalgia, you could also turn the ice cream into an actual sandwich by stuffing it between two giant Nutter Butter cookies.

Alternatively, the ‘Stone has also just launched a new Build-Your-Own Ice Cream sandwich program, opening up the sammich possibilities far beyond your childhood lunchbox. Chocolate and peanut butter on chocolate chip, anyone?


Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

PBJ Ice Cream Sammies

Recipe: Perpetually Hungry


What 24 Pizzas From The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Look Like IRL


As a kid, I loved watching the ’90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Who didn’t? One of the things that stuck was all the ridiculous pizzas Michelangelo and his brothers would order throughout the series. As the years passed, I started to think some of those pizzas could actually be pretty delicious if done right. Though it did take a solid 22 years for anchovies to grow on me.

Like his Renaissance namesake, who would have thought Mikey was ahead of his time. Using some hunger-fueled imagination I recreated 24 of the most disgusting pizza orders from the TV show and turned them into something you could order at a restaurant. Cowabunga.


Tuna fish, peanut butter and grape jelly


Tuna ahi poke on top of a bed of seaweed salad and drizzled some hot, melted peanut butter and grape jelly on top. Went more for color than taste. Ending up tasting great so that worked itself out.



Peanut butter and clams


Drenched the pizza in a cajun peanut butter sauce with four fresh calms. The heat from the sauce really made the clams, no pun intended, pop. Crawfish for garnish.



Peanut butter, avocado and extra pickles


A bed of guacamole topped with avocado slices, melted peanut butter and some sweet dill pickle chips. This is actually a sandwich I make on many an occasion.



Marshmallow and pepperoni


Pepperoni and cheese pizza topped with roasted marshmallows. The marshmallows look like haunting little lifeboats on a sea of pepperoni.



Marshmallow and asparagus


Asparagus and cheese baked directly into the crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows. Had to many different versions of this one before I settled on this. Couldn’t be happier.



Guacamole and Marshmallow


A generous heap of freshly made guacamole and topped with a single marshmallow lit on fire. Kids, don’t try this at home. Grownups, go nuts.



Butterscotch, onions and anchovies


Onion and anchovies caramelized in brown sugar and a butterscotch sauce. Tasted great but stunk up my kitchen like nobody’s business. Do turtles have nostrils?



Tea and toast


A buttered slice of toast on top of tomato sauce and sprinkled with tea leaves, parmesan cheese and more tomato sauce. The original concept for this had chunks of toast drenched in tea. NOT. APPETIZING.



Chocolate sprinkles and clam sauce


A cheese pizza made with a hearty clam sauce and chocolate sprinkles and garnished with green onions. Not easy to make clam sauce pop on a pizza. Had to tweak it into a chowder. Master Splinter would be proud.





Chocolate chips baked into the pizza and drenched with a generous amount of hot fudge. It’s essentially a cookie.



Chocolate fudge with extra garlic


A generous amount of fried garlic on top of a pool of melted chocolate fudge. Definitely not something you’d order on a first date, but then again, are any of these pizzas?



Chocolate fudge, sardine, chili pepper, whipped cream


A cheese and whipped cream pizza topped with shaved chocolate fudge and red chili flakes. Served with a fried sardine filet in chocolate fudge sauce. Any nutrients that piece of sardine contains is neutralized by that mountain of whipped cream. I guarantee it.



Anchovies and hot fudge


Hot chocolate fudge drizzled over anchovy filets on a sauceless white pizza. Until the day anchovies turn into giant mutated fish that eat people, they’ll forever be my favorite fish.



Pepperoni and hot fudge


A classic pepperoni and cheese pizza drizzled with a little chocolate fudge. Just a little. We’re not animals.



Pepperoni and pickles


Cheese and pepperoni pizza with sweet dill pickle chips. The pickles add a crunch that can be heard all through the New York sewer systems.



Jelly bean and sausage


A spicy pork chorizo and sour cream pizza topped with queso fresco and fresh cilantro and served with a jalapeño jellybean gastrique. The jelly beans had us stumped but luckily Reddit came to the rescue.



Salami pizza with double yogurt


Two servings of vanilla yogurt topped with fresh salami slices and drizzled with blackberry jelly. If you can get over the idea of salami and yogurt, it goes down pretty tastily.



Shredded coconut and sweet pickles


Pizza is topped with shredded coconut, drizzled with hot mustard and topped with sweet pickle chips. Shredder would be a crazy handy guy to have in this situation.



Strawberry with anchovy sauce


Caramelized strawberries served with an anchovy butter sauce and topped with whipped cream. This one was the most difficult to come up with. Thankfully, whipped cream saved the day.



Hot oatmeal


Hot, buttery oatmeal topped with brown sugar, honey and fresh strawberries. It’s another side to breakfast pizza.





Truffle oil popcorn with parsley flakes and parmesan cheese. There’s a pizza somewhere under that mountain of popcorn.



Anchovies and banana


Caramelized rum bananas and anchovy filets. The pizza that inspired this post. The bananas and anchovies were the perfect balance of sweet and salty.






Hot goulash served with crumbles of queso fresco. After a quick Google search of what exactly goulash was, it was pretty easy to make.



Granola and licorice 


Vanilla yogurt topped with granola and shaved red licorice. It was a bitch to hand shred licorice, but doesn’t it look pretty?



Video for verification


Peanut Butter Jelly Time Beer is Real, Does Not Come with a Baseball Bat


Twelve years after the dancing banana first graced the internet with its presence, the letters “p-e-a” still autocomplete on Youtube with “-nut butter jelly time.” So if you think about it, now’s a good a time as any to release a beer inspired by one of the most nefariously catchy memes ever. Best of all, those 10 year olds who watched the original video are finally old enough to drink.

Aged with raspberries and roasted peanuts, the Peanut Butter Jelly brown ale from Catawba Brewing Co. is meant to recreate the “childhood goodness” of mom-packed school lunches, perfect for your weekly existential crisis/nostalgia binge. Sadly the brew is only available in cans around the Carolinas (Catawba is based in North Carolina), or on tap at Catawba’s tap rooms in Asheville or Morganton, so everyone not from those parts will just have to stick to Disneyland for their liquid PB&J fix.

Cheers to growing up!

H/T Beer Street Journal