Brewdog makes another stand, and manages not to make it sexist
Congratulations and pints all round for Brewdog, which has managed to pull off a marketing stunt without incorporating casual sexism, casual sexism based on “beer porn,” or implicit, if perhaps mistaken endorsement of Donald Trump. Its new beer, My Name Is (Unelected Boris) — itself based on its craft beer trademark / IP lawsuit stand against Elvis Presley’s estate — reflects on how Boris Johnson is an unelected prime minister. There’s just one problem: he wants an election. Another misfire, but without a ton of adjacent unpleasantness, and some kudos should be afforded for finally making a beer in the name of protest after building a brand on the word “punk” for 12 years and counting. [I News]
And in other news...
- Here are London’s hottest restaurants, right now.
- The rooftop restaurant at The Standard London in King’s Cross is called Decimo. It features, among other things, a Spanish tortilla topped with caviar that costs £40 or £75, depending how much of the black stuff diners want.
- Piers Morgan had a crack at Gordon Ramsay over vegan food, and no, this is not The Onion.
- A Tel Aviv-inspired restaurant residency gets a permanent home in Dalston.
- Granger and Co, the Australian all-day brunch spot famous for queues and pancakes, could be opening at 105 High Street in Marylebone. It would replace stricken chain Patisserie Valerie. [Propel]
- Good tweet:
The concept of a dangerous chicken has done me in I’m sorry— Matt Zarb-Cousin (@mattzarb) September 5, 2019