This Gene Wilder Tribute Burger Is Just the (Golden) Ticket
The latest edible Gene Wilder tribute is the Beauregarde Burger from Bar Luca in Sydney, Australia. The burger is named after Violet Beauregarde, a character in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, in which the late Wilder played the title character. The $16AUS ($12.25) burger is made with beef, tomato soup jelly, fries, popping cheese, blueberry onion jam, and a special “Wonka sauce.” Any diner who finds a golden ticket in his or her meal will win a special keyring good for a free burger at Bar Luca every day for one year.
This Coffee Has Half the Amount of a Lethal Dose of Caffeine
The A** Kicker coffee, available at the Viscous Coffee café in Adelaide, Australia, is one of the most potent coffees in existence. It has half the lethal dose of caffeine and 50 times more caffeine than a regular cup of coffee. The A** Kicker is made with four shots of espresso, four 48-hour brewed cold drip ice cubes, and 120 milliliters of 10-day brewed cold drip, and finished with four more 48-hour brewed cold drip ice cubes. The café warns customers not to slurp this coffee down because the results could be lethal. The 8-ounce cup of coffee with 5 grams of caffeine should be sipped slowly over the course of four hours.
Soon You’ll Be Able to Get Brunch at Starbucks
Starbucks is testing out Belgian waffles as part of a new project called Weekend Brunch. The sweet Belgian waffle topped with berries and powdered sugar was seen in Starbucks units in Portland, Oregon, and the company confirmed this was a test in approximately 70 Starbucks locations in the Portland and Seattle areas. It’s part of a wider brunch menu of freshly baked items that includes baked French toast and quiche, available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., or until supplies run out.
Geoffrey Zakarian Says Trump’s Kids Should Sue Their Dad
Last year, after Donald Trump’s now-infamous controversial statements about Mexican immigrants, both chefs José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian pulled out of their restaurant contracts with Trump for his new hotel in Washington, D.C. As a result of a breach of contract, Zakarian and the Trump family are facing each other in court. In the deposition, Zakarian stated he was “aghast” by Trump’s “morally reprehensible” comments, but holds no grudge against Trump’s children, who, he said, “should sue their dad” instead.