Artist Eats is a recurring column where our favorite artists share their favorite spots to get some eats. This week, Taylor McKimens (@taylormckimens) writes about a hometown Mexican restaurant and where he thinks the best Tacos in NYC are hidden.
Known for her curves, not her cooking
Pole Position Sports Bar in Tacoma, Washington is situated right next to a strip club called Fox’s. Since visitors are not allowed to drink in nudie bars in Washington State, the bathroom architects at Pole Position made a legendary move by adding a peephole above one of the urinals in the men’s restroom. Thereby enabling imbibing patrons to gaze straight into the flesh den, and in turn solidifying its status as one of the best bar bathrooms in the world.
Proving that there’s a lot of air in potato chip packages, two South Korean college students constructed a boat out of 160 unopened bags of chips and paddled it almost a mile across Seoul’s Han River. No word on if any snacks were eaten after the stunt was complete.
Located inside the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, VA, Starbucks “Store Number 1″ is allegedly one of the busiest in the world, and also due to security risks, the only shop where customer’s names are not written onto cups. Yet somehow through all the secrecy we’re able to learn that the most popular items ordered are vanilla lattes and lemon poundcake during the day, and double espressos and Frappuccinos at night. The store’s manager has one goal for the operation, to “help humanize the environment” for the agents who are isolated without cellphones inside the secretive campus. Because lord knows, we have to keep them as human as possible.
Sixpoint’s latest offering is SENSI Harvest, a seasonal wet-hopped copper ale that tastes as fresh as a beer can get.
Laphroaig Smoked Cider
1 1/2 parts Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
3 parts Apple Cider
1 part fresh Lemon Sour
Build over ice in order. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
A noodle vendor in northern China has been detained on drug charges because he was serving noodles laced with opium to his customers. When asked to explain why he had been serving such soothing soup, the vendor said he “added it to his food to make it taste better and to improve his business.” Which makes total sense and brings us to this question; if there were Noodle dens, would you visit one?
aka How Rick Ross Built A Wingstop Empire. On that note, it’s once again time for Forbes Magazine’s annual list of The World’s Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts
Leave it to the Japanese to integrate condoms into cuisine for a cookbook promoting safe sex.
Barry the Wine Falcon, your friend in times of unnecessary anxiety
The McDonald’s Cocaine Spoon Fiasco by Zachary Crockett
How cocaine and the War on Drugs utterly destroyed McDonald’s coffee spoon
In Kiss My Aura, his latest show at Slow Culture in Los Angeles, artist Travis Millard has taken his pancake art, covered it in resin (not syrup), and used the plate as a frame. Oh, he also made some rad drawings too.
Unless you’ve been living under a delivery box, you should already know that bending a slice is the best way to gorge on pizza. But if you need further proof, here’s the math.
Chef Edward Lee finds similarities between catching a tag and cooking a signature dish.