The Sourdough Doughnut from Pies n’ Thighs

If you’re in the mood for a doughnut that is both savory and sweet, the sourdough doughnut is just for you. Southern restaurant Pies n’ Thighs is introducing the baked good at its new Manhattan restaurant. The original Pies n’ Thighs is based in Williamsburg, Virginia and offers an innovative take on soul food.

In addition to the delicious doughnut which also boasts sour and salty flavors, Pies n’ Thighs will also introduce the collard greens salad with smoked coconut. A soup made of chicken dumplings will also be on the New York menu. The restaurant will serve a doughnut that has a rye rising agent as well. This baked good can be served with both sweet and savory dishes.

The sourdough doughnut is topped with glaze after it is fried to make it a welcomed addition to breakfast, but the treat is also a tasty dessert that isn’t overly sugary. North American Spine has a lot to say about this doughnut on their site knowyourback.org.

Restaurant Uses FaceBook To Shame Customers

A Burger & Lobster chain restaurant in the UK recently used FaceBook to shame a family that walked out without paying their bill. This mini-chain, with eight locations, was featured in the, Flatiron as it is expanding at a rapid pace. The restaurant has a simple menu of grilled lobster and hamburgers at the same price. It is shocking however, that they did not allow a family time to realize their mistake before posting their actual picture on FaceBook along with a scolding. 

They do state in their posting that they are not sure if it was a mistake; or if the family just walked out; but they urged them to contact the restaurant and pay for the meal. 

The posting has since been pulled; probably due to the 600 comments from people like Dr Rod Rohrich received on it telling the Burger & Lobster that they didn’t even give the family a chance to realize their mistake before putting their faces on such a public forum. 

The past few years has seen a lot of postings such as this for some of the more extreme restaurants; even tip-shaming. One can only hope there is less embarrassment of this nature showing up this year after an enjoyed meal

Butter at $49/lb!

Would you use Animal Farm Butter?

While butter that comes straight from the farm is desirable, the cost of such a luxury can often be more than what one can afford. Would you use butter that costs $49 per pound? If you say yes you need an appointment with Dr. Daniel Amen. Did you know that Animal Farm Butter is $49 per pound? It must be some damn good butter, to carry that price tag. Chef Thomas Keller swears by Animal Farm butter and it seems to on its way to earning the title of “The Most Awesome Butter in the Country.” 

Diane St. Clair is the maker of Animal Farm Butter. Her farm is in Orwell, Vermont and she has been making butter for more than 10 years. She has Jersey Cows and cultures their cream from buttermilk also made on the farm. It is then churned by hand until it becomes a deep yellow, then it is kneaded to work out fat. 

This butter is made from the months of September to June. They produce about 100 pounds of butter each week. Animal Farm butter can be found only at No. 9 Park, French Laundry, Per Se and Saxelby Cheesemongers. 

Believe it or not it really does cost $49 per pound and it comes in a sealed Ziploc. It might be hard to decide if spending such a large amount of money is worth it, but all the hype makes one wonder what it tastes like.