If you’ve never seen the Dadaist science fiction masterpiece known as Demolition Man, a) you’re missing out, and b) you won’t be familiar with the movie’s thought experiment that in the future, every restaurant—even the fanciest purveyor of haute cuisine—will be Taco Bell, a result of that chain’s triumph in the fast food wars of the present day.
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The remarkable thing about this prediction is that it has—in a way—come completely true. According to a highly entertaining story in Eater, the Denny’s in Japan have completely gone off the Grand Slam/Moons Over My Hammy reservation:
“And a new item off of their ‘special truffle menu’: Beef Rossini style with liver pie, a dish of New Zealand Beef topped with foie gras and sliced truffles, served with a red wine demi-glace reduction (it’s a classic French presentation). All for 1380 yen, or a rather affordable $15 US!”
Holy. Moly. Next time you wonder when the crazy sci-fi future of tomorrow is going to arrive, remind yourself: Thanks to the iPhone, Predator drones, and truffled foie gras at Denny’s, we’re there.