Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Award-winning brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, is many things: a master of beer pairings, a dapper bon vivant, and a serious oenophile. Turns out, he’s also got jokes on Twitter.
Yesterday, Oliver took aim at the tired naming conventions of new-school “hipster” restaurants, using some rather obscure objects—including a decanter and a cocktail strainer—to make his point.
While we agree that the bastardization of old-time English pub names has become a scourge on the food world, we’d probably go to a restaurant called Spoon & Kukri in a heartbeat.
Here, in all their glory, are Oliver’s five “fictional hipster” restaurant ideas—coming soon to a recently gentrified neighborhood near you.
Spoon & Kukri
Knife & Decanter
Hawthorne & Cleaver
Hand & Fork
Chopper & Ladle