Cronuts are old news – it's all about unicorn cupcakes now – and blue algae coffee was over before it was really a thing.
It is a very common practice on the Internet for suspicious sites to have many close associates with other suspicious sites.The modern food world is a frenetic, fevered and confusing landscape.Just as we've gotten our heads around piecaken (that's a pie inside a cake), sushi doughnuts take over Instagram.This led, on Tuesday to a discussion on the orgins of the word 'scape' - thanks to Barbie for that enquiry.And the odd revelation that the green shoots that emerge from the top of garlic bulbs are known as 'garlic scapes'.'Beer poptimist (n /BEER POP-tim-ist/): a person who justifies their consumption of mass-market beer by suggesting it takes more skill to make Melbourne Bitter than a small batch double-IPA.'You have to give XXXX credit for making a beer that's been consistently easy to drink for more than a century,' said Matt at the natural wine bar. Binchotan (n /bin-CHO-TAHN/): a super-compressed and absorbent Japanese charcoal that burns four times longer than regular charcoal.The crossing letters gave me enough help to finish that corner.Normally this would be enough to carry on, but because of the shape of the grid I reached a dead end once the corner was filled.To try and give some clarity to the rest of the puzzle I made a table listing the clues for each letter count : My first idea was to look for double-headers in the grid, an across/down clue pair starting in the same cell (possible solutions highlighted in red).I got BUDDLEIA/BRAKE VAN and along with ALFRESCO these all fitted nicely into the top right corner.