This New Orange Is the New Black Pop-Up Restaurant Will Serve High-End Prison Food

06/13/2016 at 01:14 PM ET

OINTB Pop up dinerJoJo Whilden/Netflix

How far would you travel to eat prison food?

A restaurant in Singapore is testing out that question by turning your favorite show to binge watch into a place to binge eat. On June 16 and 17, Netflix will transform the OverEasy diner into Litchfield Penitentiary Cafeteria, serving up gourmet prison food on plastic trays.

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Perhaps the most notable dish that executive chef Bjorn Shen will be using to fit the theme is a play on Nutraloaf — a controversial U.S. prison food that is usually rice or oatmeal-based and is often served as punishment for inmate misbehavior.

“I’ve made this dish look and feel like a Nutraloaf, but taste much better,” Shen told Mashable. “Mine’s made of mushrooms, cheddar, quinoa, pumpkin and nori.”

The other dishes on the three-course menu include a corn appetizer (with jalapeño, cheese and lime) and “gruel” for dessert, which is a white chocolate-coconut pudding with almond crumble. To wash that all down, the diner’s website encourages you to “stay hydrated with a tall plastic cup of our refreshing house beverage: water.” Yum!

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The limited-time menu is a part of a marketing strategy to promote the 4th season of the popular Netflix show, which premieres this Friday, June 17. It joins a long list of recently-opened pop culture-themed restaurants and bars, including Saved by the Bell, Harry Potterand Seinfeld.

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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It’s either prison food or it’s not. High-end prison food is an oxymoron.

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There is definately a great deal to know about this subject. I really like all of the points you’ve made.


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