The VICE Channels

    Apocalypse Salad: Eating Jellyfish And Ants With Justin Warner For Science

    Written by

    Sean Yeaton

    Justin Warner may be a Food Network Star now, but he’s been getting the attention of New York’s trendy (if capricious) tastebuds from his Bed Stuy, Brooklyn restaurant Do or Dine for over a year. The restaurant’s DIY aesthetic, which pairs the better parts of bohemian living with hip hop couture, revolves around unconventional dishes like the foie gras doughnut, banana split-pea soup and a whole arsenal of other inventive, cleverly-named options that have made Do or Dine an essential stop for foodies and the people who just like to eat without having to give a shit about cleansing their pallets and whatnot.

    “We just try to amuse ourselves and anyone who comes in,” Justin told me recently over a bite to eat. “We are a polished greasy spoon, the chipped Limoges. We try to honor sacred things by tearing them apart. People say we’re Dada. I think we’re pretty original, just food pranksters.” I caught up with Justin at Do or Dine to get him to tap into the mad scientist within, which was pretty rad. The resulting Apocalypse Salad was a refreshing mess made with ingredients that we’d be able to find at any neighborhood’s post-apocalyptic hellscape.

    Watch the video and then make your own Apocalypse Salad — it’s hella good. Justin kind of made it up as he went along, but here’s everything you’ll need to survive the end of the world.

    1 bag jellyfish

    1 clove black garlic

    1 pinch fresh ginger

    1/4 medium jalapeño pepper

    1 rib celery

    1 tablespoon vinegar

    Splash olive oil

    Pinch xanthan gum

    Cilantro to taste

    Soy sauce to taste

    As many Leafcutter ants as you can stomach

    Follow Sean Yeaton on Twitter @Yeatons