Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
Forget that winter is coming — how about the fall? Brewery Ommegang, which came in at No. 19 on our list of the 50 Best Craft Breweries in America, has announced that they will re-release the Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black Stout this autumn.The Iron Throne Blonde Ale “promises to be flavored with a touch of spice and hops,” while Take the Black Stout promises flavors of “chocolate, dark coffee, and rich malt character.”
Speaking of character, Alton Brown, one of the most prominent figures in the culinary world, has a few things to say about what people, specifically Food Network wannabes, define as a good characteristic. Reportedly, Brown was quoted as saying that he is tired of people who think the fact that they “love food” counts as a defining personality trait, much less a reason for giving them their own Food Network show. He further stated that “We all love food. If we don’t, we die. Even supermodels in New York secretly love food. That doesn’t make you special.”
What does make a chef special, though, are his or her tools. Well, that’s at least what Neal Brown, an Indianapolis chef who owns Pizzology Craft Pizza and Pub and the Libertine Liquor Bar, believes, as he is currently offering $500 to the person who can find his favorite knife, one of four that was stolen from the trunk of his car in mid-August. The chef promised the reward to anyone with information regarding the missing utensil and the location of his tools with no questions asked.
And that’s today’s Daily Dish. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.