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It's Thursday, February 21, and a UK Restaurant Is Selling 'Tampon'-Topped, Period-Themed Pancakes

Plus, should this guy who accidentally left a $22,000 tip get his money back?
red velvet pancakes and bloody mary

Welcome to Off-Menu, where we'll be rounding up all the food news and food-adjacent internet ephemera that delighted, fascinated, or infuriated us this morning.


Not News

I'm not entirely sure if I trust the UK's Express' sourcing, and I have no idea why they're quoting from a 2010 book today, but I'm going to consciously set aside my misgivings for the sake of wholeheartedly believing this juicy tidbit from luxury cruise doctor Ben MacFarlane: “Apparently the world’s keenest sushi lovers like nothing better than playing a bit of Russian roulette with the blowfish[…] The chefs dissect out the gall bladder to remove the toxins - but leave a tiny bit of the bile duct intact so the diners feel the buzz of poison on their lips as they swallow." Rich people are wild, amiright?

Something Nice

Never talk to me or my butter Pikachu ever again.

Buy These Shoes

Or just marvel at the extremely narrow moment in our cultural zeitgeist in which $140 avocado toast-themed chunk sneakers from Saucony get extensive pre-release coverage. And if that's not your speed, check out the "Ramen," also from Saucony Originals: