Recently Missouri bar Exit 6 made the grave decision to deceive their customers into thinking that they were affiliated with Starbucks, and in so doing Exit 6 may have severely affected Starbucks’ bottom line. That’s the thinking of the lawyers who sent them a cease-and-desist letter earlier this month anyway.
After the sordid truth came to light on Untappd that three people had tried Exit 6′s beer named “Frappicino,” Starbucks reached out to make sure that this brew’s name be dropped immediately.
Over the last few decades, drinking on public property has been banned in much of the U.S. There are still, however, a few states where it’s not explicitly illegal, and then an even more select group of locations where it’s explicitly permitted. Here’s a guide….
“The village includes an estimated 1,900 lbs. of icing, 400 lbs. of candy, and 500 lbs. of gingerbread dough. It is comprised of 152 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, four gingerbread cable cars, five gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, candy trees and sugar signage.”
Seattle-based designer, Madeleine Eiche, has a fun little holiday photo series happening over at the Eggnog Project. Eiche became fascinated with eggnog carton design “in 2002 when she was employed at a New York coffee shop, making eggnog lattes.” Her project features eggnog package designs from around the US, beautifully photographed by Justin Gollmer.
The series is a wonderful representation of regional tradition. Each of us probably grew up with one or two carton designs that we identify as eggnog. But the variety of this collection shows that even our eggnog is shaped by our local, contextual experiences.
Eiche credits the Dairy Fresh packaging as her first love….
Last Monday, the Bears and Cowboys faced off in Chicago where the temperature at kickoff was 12 degrees Fahrenheit and falling. Among all the troubles this bone-chilling arctic blast brought was one that at least made for some fun photos on Twitter and Instagram — Beer Slushies!
If fans didn’t drink up quick enough, their beers began to require chewing rather than sipping…
It’s a well known fact that childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the US, yet many schools continue to serve lunches that have little to no nutritional value. And the problem isn’t a money one. According to the folks behind Fed Up, “There is no major cost difference between nutritious and not nutritious food at schools.” And yet, Fed Up reports, 71% of kids are unsatisfied with the lunches they’re served at school.
They wanted to do something about it, so they encouraged over 25K kids to participate in their “true state of school lunch,” a project that resulted in 7,025 photos being sent in that document school lunches from around the country.