Alamo Drafthouse creates McDonald’s-themed menu for ‘The Founder’

The creative folks over at the Alamo Drafthouse are paying witty homage to the Golden Arches with a special menu they will serve at a screenings of “The Founder,” the biopic about Ray Kroc starring Oscar-winner Michael Keaton. The cheeky items that put a twist on McDonald’s staples will be paired with beers from Founders Brewing Co. from Michigan.

This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows a McDonald's sign in Miami. Already, the emergence of smaller rivals promising more wholesome alternatives has major restaurant chains scrambling to improve the image of their food. But some of the tweaks they’re making underscore how far they have to go in changing perceptions. Convincing people it serves wholesome food is particularly important for McDonald’s, which has long courted families with its Happy Meals and Ronald McDonald mascot. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows a McDonald’s sign in Miami.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Dishes include a Arches’ Morning Muffin Scotch Egg, which will have a Scotch egg breaded with English muffin and paired with Azacca IPA and a Royal with Cheese Tartare, served with toasted bun and Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale.

For the complete menu and tickets to “The Founder,” which opens Friday, visit the Drafthouse’s website.

founderCheck out the trailer for the movie directed by Texan John Lee Hancock below.

 

 

Alamo Drafthouse rolls out ‘Star Wars’-themed menu for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

You know the movie-obsessives at the Alamo Drafthouse are gearing up for the December 17 premiere of “Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.” They’ve already rolled out the details on their crazy marathon contest that includes some massive grand prizes, and today they unleashed their new “Star War”-themed menu for the momentous occasion. The dishes, which all reference the film in one way or another are listed below. (All images courtesy of Annie Ray Photography.)

Nerf strips. Named after the animals in "Star Wars." Leia famously called Han Solo a "stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder." The beef skewers are marinated in an orange-garlic sauce. At the front is the Yoda Soba Noodle Salad with shaved Brussels sprouts and a soy-ginger dressing.
Nerf strips (back left, $11). Named after the animals in “Star Wars.” Leia famously called Han Solo a “stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.” The beef skewers are marinated in an orange-garlic sauce. At the front is the Yoda Soba Noodle Salad with shaved Brussels sprouts and a soy-ginger dressing ($10). The Tatooine Sunset cocktail ($9) with Cana Brava rum, anejo rum, orange, lime, almond and bitters was created by Alamo Village bartender Christian Gutierrez. The Drafthouse made the cocktail creations and competition, with two bartenders from across the country getting their creations placed on the menu.

 

The Trash Compactor Pizza gets its funky smell from blue cheese.
The Trash Compactor Pizza ($13) doesn’t have trash on it, but the pizza that includes pecans, pears and mozarella gets its funky smell from blue cheese.

 

The Gold Membrosia cocktail.
The Gold Membrosia cocktail ($10), created bartender Matt Tanskley of the Kalamzaoo Drafthouse, is made with Tequila Cabeza, elderflower, ginger, roadian spice liquor, orange bitters and lemon oil.

 

Did you know Wookies were vegetarians? Well, apparently they are. And they love a fictional berry called the wasaka berry, which resembles a raspberry. The Wookie Wasaka Berry Crêpes ($8) are made with chocolate ricotta filling, white chocolate, and raspberries. ---The Wookies are vegetarians and one of their delicacies is the Wasaka berry, a fruit that looks very much like a raspberry.
Did you know Wookies were vegetarians? Well, apparently they are. And they love a fictional berry called the wasaka berry, which resembles a raspberry. The Wookie Wasaka Berry Crêpes ($8) are made with chocolate ricotta filling, white chocolate, and raspberries.
—The Wookies are vegetarians and one of their delicacies is the Wasaka berry, a fruit that looks very much like a raspberry.

 

Because you know Jabba the Hutt ain't eating salad, the Drafthouse rolled out Jabba's Critter Fritters ($8), which are fried balls of corn, shrimp, and red pepper.
Because you know Jabba the Hutt ain’t eating salad, the Drafthouse rolled out Jabba’s Critter Fritters ($8), which are fried balls of corn, shrimp, and red pepper.

 

And, of course, the food is all listed on a menu that looks like the Millennium Falcon.
And, of course, the food is all listed on a menu that looks like the Millennium Falcon.

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