Ever try food? We highly recommend it.
There’s so much to love about it: the chewing, the swallowing, the way nutrients get absorbed into your bloodstream, not dying, etc. It seems everyone is eating these days. And so, because the internet is about bringing together like-minded individuals, today marks the launch of The A.V. Club’s newest food section, Supper Club.
Supper Club will explore food and drink with the same enthusiasm we bring to the rest of pop culture. We’ll indulge in our obsessions—from the venerable Filet-O-Fish to a Brandy Old Fashioned—with the same loving fervor as a Chance The Rapper mixtape or season two of Community, celebrating high and low foods with equal respect. And much like the supper clubs you’ll find in our Upper Midwest home base, we’ll feature hefty portions of roasted meats, cocktails in lowball glasses, and live entertainment.
Want some samples? Grab a toothpick and go two-on-a-stick with these digital canapés:
- A definitive ranking of the 10 all-time greatest fast food menu items, accompanied by my colleagues telling me I’m dead wrong.
- Bizarre Foods host and professional carnivore Andrew Zimmern tells us the best- and worst-tasting animals.
- A tutorial on how to hack into your fortune cookies.
- Canada’s foremost dining critic explains what his countrymen get about ketchup-flavored potato chips that Americans don’t.
- Acquired Tastes, our column on food obsession, pays homage to the wonders of Kewpie mayo.
- A.V. Cocktail Club, a video series where the country’s finest bartenders teach you how to create craft cocktails at home. Here’s our riff on the classic Rum Negroni.
- We play a gag-inducing game of cornhole with Chicago punk trio Meat Wave using a variety of meats (and answering the question, “What’s the sound of a cornish hen bouncing?”)
- Amuse Our Bouche, a recurring feature in which we satiate your food curiosities. First up: Why don’t humans drink pig’s milk?
- Kevin’s Bacon: Our six-part motivational video series teaching you how to get the most out of your bacon. (This series is generously supported by Hormel’s Black Label Bacon, who sent us 200 packages of the stuff.)
Beyond these, we’re working on covering and celebrating food in every way we can think of, with plans in the works for food-based games, rap battles, a morning talk show on the art of drinking coffee, and something to do with ninjas (no kidding). We hope you’ll give us a try—and leave us five stars on Yelp, maybe?