Food and Drink

22 'Westworld'-Themed Recipes for Your Premiere Party

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Whether you love the show, hate the show, or hate that you love that you have no idea what’s going on in the show, you probably have some type of opinion about Westworld. Is it a brilliant meta-commentary on violence in mainstream media? A clunky-but-beautiful smorgasbord of deep-fried and dumbed-down Philosophy 101 insights featuring copious nudity? Or maybe… just a nice distraction every Sunday night this spring? You might have better luck looking here.

What we can do here, in the confines of this (definitely non-sentient) page of the internet, is provide you with 22 Westworld-themed recipes for your own premiere party. Even if “premiere party” is what you call making French toast for three and eating it alone in your underwear at 9pm this Sunday when Westworld Season 2 premiers.

Don’t worry, that doesn’t look like anything to me. Except a damn good timeThese Violent Delights Have Violent Burnt Brisket Ends
Is meat murder? Debatable. But nevertheless, delightful.

The Maize Wasn’t Meant for You Elote
This title is a little misleading, as the maize in question is definitely meant for you, too.

Surprisingly Simple Shogun World Sushi
One of the biggest questions around Season 2 is if the Samurai-centric “Shogun World” will actually be featured… and it almost certainly will, given the sneak-peak given in Season 1. Chekhov’s Gun, and so forth.

Dolores Abernathy’s Sticky Taffy
This taffy is as sweet as Dolores! Before she murdered all those nice townfolk.

It Doesn’t Look Like Any Pudding to Me
But it is.

The Man in Black (Bean Soup)
Being sadistic has never been more filling!

Dual Timeline Tiramisu
There’s just so many layers here.

White Hat Angel Food Cake
For the noble watchers amongst us.Lee Sizemore’s Prized S’mores
Just as all life — carbon-based and mechanical — should be accepted, so should all s’mores.

Evil Wyatt’s Non-Evil Vegan Burger
Just in case you do think meat is murder

Teddy Flood’s Blood Sausage
Teddy kind of gets shit on for the entirety of Season 1, right? So why not honor him with blood sausage. I know that doesn’t really make sense, but it does rhyme.

Host French Toast
See above.

The Morally Expository Black and White Cookie
With this homemade version of the NYC dessert delicacy, you can have it both ways.

El Lazo’s Deceiving Lemon Tarts
Little decorative nooses are optional.

Ghost Nation Ghost Pepper Chili
Spice is also the variety of death, I guess.

Deliberately Vague Plotlines Quiche
Westworld isn’t hitting Lost-levels of loose ends. But it’s getting there.

Logan’s Peer Pressure Pear Salad
To Logan’s credit, his constant barrage of “come on, man!” really ended up working…

“Journey Into Night” Omelet with Egg Whites
It will be the greatest narrative via yolks the public has ever seen.

Maeve Millay’s Tarte Flambee
We haven’t seen her daughter, but we do know where to find an excellent bacon and onion flambee.

Menacing Player Piano Potato Skins
In case your favorite part of the show is the banging Amy Winehouse covers.

Confused Viewer Croque Monsieur
Don’t worry — I think they do it on purpose.

Pretentious Coworkers Incorrectly Analyzing the Show Around the Water Cooler Cobbler
Because no one needs a condescending mansplaining session about the morality of metaphysical implications of the mirrors of consciousness argument. Right? Right.Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email and subscribe here for our YouTube channel to get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.

Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. If you told him he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he’d be kind of upset. Follow him @WilFulton.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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