Folks, I have to apologize, but there will be no installment of The Road this week. I only had a limited window in which to eat out early on Wednesday and I was pretty much thwarted by America ... and a change of ownership over at Bread & Butter International Cafe. On the upside, Bread & Butter's previous owner is opening a new shop, and in the mean time he gave me his number and said he'd drive a Cuban sandwich over to my house any time I want. That's pretty badass. So while you're waiting for the next thrilling adventure on Nolensville Pike, why don't you tide yourself over with snack-size bites of food-related detritus from around the Web? Let's start it off with the latest from Epic Meal Time — see the video above — in which they make a colonial flag out of bison, bacon and mashed potatoes and serve it with a bacon-bunny-deer sandwhich, all while dressed like our freedom-fighting forefathers.
* Who loves soul food? We all do! Who worries about their soul food consumption leading to some sort of heart-explosion? I sure do, along with all of the rather extraneous socio-political ramifications that come along with it like an extra serving of cornbread. Which is why I'm more than a little intrigued by Soul Food Junkies, a documentary that will be running as part of PBS's Independent Lens series. There's a lot of philosophical, cultural and economic factors to weighed here and from the looks of the trailer, Soul Food Junkies doesn't pull any punches. That and it's making me drool. Mmm, soul food ... [HT: My buddy Annu]
* Speaking of heart attacks, get a load of The 'Merica Burger from Slater's 50/50 in California. 100 percent ground bacon, topped with bacon, bacon flavored dressing, bacon flavored cheese and an egg. That, ladies and gentleman, is why our forefathers handed those Limeys their asses — so you and I could dynamite our digestive tracks with patties of pig. It's a good thing I don't have health insurance, because my hypothetical doctor would backhand me just for looking at this. [HT:Gawker]
* Cheatham county spends more time tweeting about beer than Davidson? Or is our predilection for piety tip the scales in the "church vs. beer" tweet-off? Because at least in my feed, I see A LOT of tweeting about beer, generally while people are drinking beer and or selling/serving beer. Mmm, beer ... [HT: io9]
* And in other beer news, the folks over at Rogue Ales are now brewing beer from a strain of wild yeast that they found in their brewmaster's beard. Kinda makes you wonder how many strains of potentially fermentable little beasties are floating around East Nashville, doesn't it? [HT: The Kitchn]