A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 08, 2013
Chopstick-Straw (Soup Sticks)

Julian Lechner invented the product “Soup Sticks” (or “Chopstick-Straws") in 2013. The chopsticks are also straws, eliminating one extra utensil from the food table.


Julian Lechner
SOUP STICKS
Chopsticks that are also straws is the simple, functional concept behind the Soup Sticks.
A product proposal aimed at improving the eating experience by allowing solids and liquids to be easily consumed with a single implement.
GET YOURSELF A FIRST PAIR OF SOUP STICKS AND CONTACT FOR PRE-ORDER

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Rafie Aganda
‏@rafiedonuts
Andi: it’s Chopsticks. Me: nooo, its straws. Andi: it’s chopstick-straw./// aww :-(((( =))
4:05 AM - 31 Mar 12

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DudeIWantThat.com
‏@DudeIWantThat
Soup Sticks - Chopstick/Straw Combo: Not that I won’t still slop flecks of Pho juice all over myself while eat… http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/gear/food-drink/soup-sticks-chopstickstraw-combo.asp
2:48 PM - 16 Sep 13

Food Republic
Nov 7, 2013 10:00 am
DESIGN FINDS
Chopstick Straw: Simultaneous Sipping & Slurping
The ultimate two-in-ramen device tool?

BY LAILA GOHAR
Sure, you could just go ahead and tip the soup straight into your mouth after you’re done slurping down the noodles...or you could check out these chopsticks. Think of the chopstick straw as the ultimate two-in-ramen device that allows you to simultaneously sip and slurp. Mastermind Julian Lechner came up with the functional design with the goal of ”improving the eating experience by allowing solids and liquids to be easily consumed with a single implement.” Amen, brother. The chopsticks are available for pre-order here. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, November 08, 2013 • Permalink