- In an attempt to keep up with the specialty-coffee Joneses, who have been featuring lighter roasts for years, Starbucks has introduced a new blonde espresso. The Seattle-based caffeine Goliath says its new roast “provides a balanced and sweet flavor with a smooth, creamy feel.” Starbucks has served various seasonal and limited-edition espressos in the past, but this is the first time in four decades the company has added a new item to its regular espresso menu.
- With a new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee planned for Netflix, Jerry Seinfeld explains how he became obsessed with the beverage later in life: “My whole adult life as a comedian, you wait to get hungry,” Seinfeld tells Sprudge. “Then, you find somebody else who’s hungry and you eat with them. That’s kind of how you spend the day. Then, I got married and had kids, and I didn’t have that kind of time anymore, but you can always meet someone for coffee.”
- Always the culinary innovator, René Redzepi has created a “Darth Vader octopus” by curing the sea creature in beet syrup. Looks like a perfect meal to pair with a viewing of The Last Jedi.
Darth Vader octopus (octopus cured in beet sirup) pic.twitter.com/BQygOwvZjq— Rene Redzepi (@ReneRedzepiNoma) January 8, 2018
- Add actor Patrick Stewart to the contingent of pizza lovers who believe New Haven icon Pepe’s is the best in the business.
- Your childhood was a lie. Skittles come in different colors, but they all taste exactly the same.
- Problem: Kentucky Fried Chicken is really salty and will inspire tremendous thirst. Solution: Eat a whole bucket of the chicken, and then use said bucket as a big ol’ drink receptacle.
- And, finally, for the first time ever, Medieval Times dinner theater is ruled by a queen instead of a king.