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5 weird web food stories: August 15-19

Fights in the kitchen! Rockers pushing wine!  And a contract that must be signed before getting a reservation? We take a look at five of the weirdest food stories kicking around the web this week.

 

Chef attacks cook after critic calls food 'disgusting'

This story comes from Not-So-Jolly Olde England. Famous Sunday Times restaurant critic A.A. Gill was dining at the River Cafe in Glasbury-on-Wye in Wales when chef Charlie McCubbin asked how his meal was.

"Disgusting," Gill responded.

So McCubbin did what anyone would do. He went back to the kitchen and started yelling at the cooks before taking a swing at one and pushing him down some stairs.

The best part of this story?  Turns out Gill's "disgusting" comment was merely an instance of dry British humor, as he later gave the restaurant a 4 out of 5 rating in his review.

 

What do you think of when you think of AC/DC? Angus Young in schoolboy shorts shredding some awesome riffs? Lead singer Bon Scott dying at a tragically young age? How about cabernet sauvignon?

Since AC/DC is now releasing wine in Australia, that last one might catch on.  With names like Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato, this seems like a match made in ... um ... some bizarro heaven? It seems that the music of AC/DC is usually more conducive to whiskey, or maybe just copious amounts of Fosters.

Five rejected names (we made up):

If You Want Sangria (You Got It)

Highway to Helfensteiner

Malbec in Black

Whole Lotta Rosé (we thought of it before we saw it in the CNN article, so we're sticking with it!)

For Those About Syrah (We Salute You!)

And what local band would we like to see come out with their own wine?  Why Tapes 'n Tapes, of course!  Because it would be so fitting to see a bottle of wine called Grapes 'n Grapes.

Houston restaurant kicks out patron for offensive tweet

Sometimes, when dining at a restaurant, one might encounter a less than ideal server.  Usually most people would tip them less. But not Allison Matsu. She decided the best way to voice her displeasure would be through Twitter, with a post that read:

 

That's right.  The man whose love of fast food inspired a Saturday Night Live sketch has gone animal-product-free.  In an interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, scheduled to air Sunday on CNN, Clinton talks about how he believes his new vegan diet has reversed some of the damage done to his heart by years of eating things like fried collard greens and Big Macs.  There's no word on whether or not Hillary has followed the former president on his diet, but, as Americans, we would have to say we hope the Secretary of State would be a voracious carnivore--to scare countries like Finland into doing our bidding! 


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