A new trend in Los Angeles is to combine bars with libraries. Styleture has photos of four different interiors around the city. I'd love to be able to photograph some for my other site, Travels with Beer.
Anyone for a lasagne sandwich? The limited edition sandwich is made up of ‘two thick slices of bread and a filling of diced beef in a tomato and herb sauce layered with cooked pasta sheets and a creamy cheddar, ricotta and mayonnaise dressing’.
As you'd expect, the sandwich isn't the most healthiest weighing in at 565 calories and containing 26.9g of fat. [via]
Engineering start-up Willow Garage has hacked an open source robot to fetch beer from a fridge. Using a web interface, the engineers can select one of four different brands of beer and the robot will scoot over to the fridge, open the door and select the correct beer. It'll even open the beer for you! [Read more]
BevShots are posh prints of beers, wines and cocktails photographed under a microscope and featured as modern art. Each BevShot has a distinctive design and color combination. The image above is of an English Oatmeal Stout.
Straight from my Brain has created a periodic table of sweets containing traditional favourites such as Everton Mints and Sugar Mice, more modern sweets such as Cola Bottles and foam sweets and some radioactive sweets (i.e. the fizzy ones)
A woman has been issued a Drinking Banning Order that prohibits her from entering any licensed premises in England and Wales for 2 years.
It is thought that the 20-year-old woman is the first person in the UK to be issued a nationwide ban. She is also banned from having alcohol in any unsealed container or consuming alcohol in any
public place. [via]
In a global first, a lucky Belgian competition winner has traveled into the depths of the black stuff in the first ever Guinness Deep Sea Bar.
Evelyne Gridelet, 30, of Seraing, Belgium, won the incredible trip in the futuristic custom-built Guinness submarine as part of the Guinness Experiences competition, held during the global Guinness 250 celebrations.
Along with her husband, Arnaud Splendore and sister, Virginie Gridelet, Evelyne was flown to Sweden for an unforgettable four-day trip to explore the remote island of Högmarsö in the Stockholm Archipelago. Set against a winter wonderland, the highlight of their adventure, which took place during the last week of January 2010, was travelling to the bottom of the Baltic Sea in the Guinness Deep Sea Bar which was designed and modified exclusively exclusively for the trip, and raising a glass to Arthur Guinness.
If you are a fan of beers or travelling, you may be interested in my other blogs - Travels with Beer and Beerlens. Beerlens is a photography blog I run with a friend in Rochester, NY and features phots of beer, pubs, breweries and anything related to beer. Travels with Beer is a new blog that I set up last week and features photos from my travels around the UK and the world.
Stella Artois has released an augmented reality app for the iPhone that helps you find pubs near you that sell the old wife beater. The app is currently only available in the US but will be released in the UK soon. [via]
If you love Marmite, you'll love the temporary Marmite shop that is on London's Regent Street until early January. The shop is open 7 days a week and sells everything from homewares to artwork, clothes to food, books to special Christmas boxes. You can also get some toast and marmite. I'll be checking it out this Saturday.
If you like beer (and who doesn't!), you may be interested in a photo blog that me and @shotbykim have started called Beer Lens. The blog will feature photos of beer and everything beer related from the UK and the US.
A US-style fast-food restaurant has opened in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
According to Choson Sinbo, a North Korean newspaper operating out of Japan, the restaurant sells "minced beef with bread", rather than hamburger and one will set you back $1.70 (£1.03) which is almost half the daily income of an average North Korean.