Vending Machine Gross Item of the Week Awards
** Summer Tour 2012 **
“Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.” -Unknown
If we’ve learned nothing this summer, it’s that the chicken is truly king of the vending machine. This princely piece of poultry has yet again graced the list of vending machine goodness by giving us yet another bit of culinary love and respect. With another week of chart-topping goodness, in all its regal cello-wrapped splendor, I give you …
Chicken & Cheese on Wheat Sandwedge
The chicken! Who knew?! Apparently the folks in Warren, Ohio have their fingers so on the pulse of the vending machine frequenters that THEY knew and have responded, even before we thought about it! This week’s “sandwedge” (apparentely gourmonde for cutting the bread in a diagnal fashion) is not only made fresh with deli meats (don’t quote or shoot the messenger… it says so on the label) but also has a very nice packet of Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard. Just delish! I may just eat this one with a pinkie in the air, looking very smug! Who wouldn’t?
Wine pairing: This week with our “King of the Machine” sandwedge, we’re pairing a King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris. Hints of pear and melon with a touch of orange, kiwi and spice make this just interesting enough to compete with royalty! You can also still keep that pinkie in the air, and look with disgust on people who judge you for it!
Beer pairing: Perfect with our chicken this week is the Grand Saison Farmhouse Ale. This summer beer with a light malt base has just the right touch of spice and wheat to play nice with our Sammy, but not over-power it. A good blend, really!
In considering your options this week from the vending machine of commune and contemplation, don’t forget to pause a moment in honor of the chicken, who really has given it his all so we can enjoy such fine dining!
Vending Machines in the News!
For those of you who just don’t get enough vending machine goodness week to week, here’s an article about a machine that actually dispenses works of art! I wonder if the Louvre has considered this? http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/03/local/la-me-vending-machine-art-20120804