Thursday, August 06, 2009

Old School Thursday: Logical Conclusion Edition

Today in food history, a photo essay.

1889: London's Savoy Hotel opens under the watchful eyes (and stomachs) of Cesar Ritz and Auguste Escoffier:
1911: Lucille Ball (aka Lucy Ricardo) is born, paving the way for countless parodies of the "grape stomping" and "candy factory" episodes of "I Love Lucy":
1928: Andy Warhol, the man who turned soup cans into art and pretty much predicted reality TV, is born:
And what does that all add up to? Why, National Root Beer Float Day, of course:
Actually, I think Lucy and Andy would approve. And Escoffier, too. After all, root beer floats are really quite delicious.

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