It's funny that though I haven't eaten beef for 30 years, and I get all my concentrated protein from fish or eggs, the only meat I ever crave, and that's very occasionally, is a Double Whopper with cheese from Burger King. That might be my favorite food ever, although I may have built it up in my mind over the years. I may gorge on about 5 of them just before I die, if they, themselves, don't kill me.
Upper East Side restaurant Ethyls Alcohol & Food observes the "40th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's untimely passing" on Wednesday with a special Elvis menu plus an impersonator, a DJ and go-go girl Dandy Dillinger. They'll be serving an Elvis Burger ($8.77) topped with sharp cheddar, bacon, and a Tennessee whiskey maple PB&J sauce. They'll also be pouring a Fun in Acapulco cocktail made with tequila rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, agave and garnished with pineapple. Stop by anytime after 8 p.m. to partake in the festivities.
Plant-based foods that mimic beef were everywhere in 2019, including your local fast food chain. Companies like Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat have been making a big splash with consumers who like the taste of meat but worry about the environmental costs or animal welfare. Food giant Kellogg late this year introduced a plant-based burger named "Incogmeato" sold in refrigerated grocery store meat cases.
So far, the companies have taken only a small bite of the $1.4 trillion global meat market. But investors have taken notice. And so has the traditional beef industry, which is pushing back hard against what it calls "fake meat."