L.A. Restaurant Has New 45-Page Water Menu, and We Are Doomed

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Abby Zimet

In case you missed it, Ray's and Stark Bar, a restaurant and bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, today unveiled the city's most extensive water menu, offering twenty varietials of water listed by their ten countries in a 45-page menu - complete with tasting notes, mineral content, bottle price, and photos, including a page for water sommelier Martin Riese's  9OH2O, retailing for $14 "in limited editions of 10,000 individually numbered glass bottles" - from which staff suggest water pairings to complement the executive chef's thoughtful, Mediterranean-inspired menu. In case you missed it, almost 800 miillion people across the world lack access to clean water, Africans spend 40 billion hours a year carrying water from its source to their homes, and 3.4 million people, roughly the population of L.A., die each year from water-related causes. Here is even more evidence that rich people have way too much money. Criminal.

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