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Can You Handle The Heat From Jamaica’s Spiciest Pizza?

Want in on a fiery little secret? If you’re up for some sizzle and scorch in your life and are in the paradise of Jamaica, the Moon Palace Jamaica resort in Ocho Rios is offering up the spiciest pizza on the whole island.

Featuring one of the Caribbean’s spiciest peppers, the infamous yet flavorful Scotch Bonnet, the pie is also topped with freshly grilled Jamaican jerk chicken straight from the resort’s on-site jerk chicken shack.

For those not familiar with the bliss that is Jamaican jerk chicken, it is one of Jamaica’s most famous dishes that involves slow grilling chicken in a bounty of savory spices, one of which is pimento, otherwise known as allspice.

Though the Scotch Bonnet is featured prominently on the pizza, the heat becomes a tolerable and pleasant surprise due to how delicious the pepper is. The situation is then turned into a flavor block party once the jerk chicken enters the equation and makes for one of the most unique and unforgettable pizza experiences any ‘za aficionado will ever have.

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Servers Zip-Line You Food At This Hanging Restaurant In Thailand

Thailand looks like a dope place to visit. Sure, my only frame of reference is The Hangover 2, and a crazy video my buddy put together after blowing his financial aid money on a vacation, but it still sounds amazing.

This Tree Pod Restaurant in Koh Kood, Thailand is one of the coolest restaurant concepts I’ve heard of, and definitely makes my food-loving heart want to take a trip to the Southeast Asian country even more.

TreePod dining in the Soneva Kiri Resort, is basically a booth and table that is elevated 35 feet into the air and lets you hang while you eat. Since this is no ordinary restaurant table, the staff serves you a little differently.

In order to get to your hanging table, the servers zip line themselves to take your order, bring you your food, and check to see how your meal is going.

Not to mention, the view is pretty killer up there:

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If this is Thailand’s version of romantic dinners by the beach, count me the hell in.

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Restaurants

A Look at the Leaky Cauldron Menu in Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter World

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Harry Potter fans are counting down the days until Universal Studios Orlando opens Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter July 8. The theme park is based on the works of J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter books and subsequent movies and is also a Mecca for worldwide Potter fans to visit and enjoy.

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Among the attractions is the Leaky Cauldron, a famous eatery within the novels and what looks to be a pretty magical restaurant soon to hit Orlando. Universal Studios released a menu of options from the Leaky Cauldron. Among the choices are Ploughman’s (English cheeses, bread, apple beet salad and a Scotch egg), Cottage Pie and Beef, Lamb & Guinness Stew in a bread bowl.

Other dishes include Bangers and Mash, Fisherman’s Pie, Fish and Chips and exclusive beers including Wizards Brew and Dragon Scales (it is a pub, after all). Fan-favorite beverages like Pumpkin Juice and Butterbeer will also be available.

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From what we’ve seen so far, the Leaky Cauldron has us salivating. It doesn’t seem to need an excitement charm to get our attention. Now to book that ticket to Florida. Sadly, our brooms don’t fly.

H/T Universal Orlando

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Here’s the World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee, Straight from an Elephant’s Butt

How would you like your coffee this morning: decaf or defecated?

Believe it or not, this may very well be a real question being asked of guests at Thailand’s luxury Anantara hotels, whose line of “$68 per servingBlack Ivory Coffee is brewed from beans which have literally been hand-picked out of elephant dung.

According to the resort’s release, “Research indicates that during digestion, the enzymes of the elephant break down coffee protein. Since protein is one of  the main factors responsible for bitterness in coffee, less protein means almost no bitterness.”

The whole poop-to-platter process goes like this: first the elephants, which live at the group’s elephant camp in Chiang Rai, are fed premium Thai Arabica cherries. Then, after trekking through the elephant’s long digestive track, the resulting protein and bitter-free beans are handpicked out, left to dry and finally, sent to the camp’s processing center for refinement and delivery to any of the group’s four Maldive or one Golden Triangle Thailand locations.

According to one CNN GO commenter Garrett, the resulting brew’s taste “was really pleasant and unexpected” and contained palpable hints of chocolate, nuts and red berries. It was also “one of the first” cups he could drink black.

Guests who order this stuff will also get the added luxury of having their coffee beans hand ground and brewed at the table, but come on–who wouldn’t want their very own cup of magically delicious elephant droppings? And eight percent of proceeds goes back to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation?

Shut up and take my money.