Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Friday, September 16, 2016.
Patriotic-Themed Restaurant Asks Gay Couple to Stop Being Affectionate
A patriotic-themed restaurant in Florida is making headlines after asking a gay couple to stop being affectionate. After holding hands and kissing, the customers were pulled to the side by a manager and asked to stop. The customer, a U.S. Marine veteran, told Click Orlando, “The manager told us that it's not welcomed here. That's ridiculous. I truly feel it's because we're a gay couple." After the incident the Marine, his boyfriend, and their group of friends decided to leave.
Archaeologists Discover 3,000-Year-Old Cooking Failure
Archaeologists were thrilled to discover an ancient pot in good condition at a dig in Denmark recently. When they opened it, they were surprised to find that instead of being full of remnants of corn or grains, it was full of a yellow crust burnt on the bottom and sides. Further analysis showed that the substance was probably bovine fat, and that the owner of the pot was probably trying to make hard cheese. The attempt did not go so well, though. The archaeologist said it looked like 3,000 years ago someone had burnt the cheese so completely that they just threw away the whole pot rather than try to clean it off and start again. A lot of modern people probably know what that feels like.
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Artist Recreates Tim Burton House in Gingerbread Form
An artist has created a 27-inch-tall replica of the house from Tim Burton’s latest film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Twentieth Century Fox approached the artist to create a “fun and innovative way of promoting the new film,” and she “jumped to the occasion,” as the offer also meant the opportunity to meet Tim Burton himself. The house, which took McConnell 10 days of working for 15 hours each day to complete, was showcased at the film’s screening last week in Los Angeles.