Have we got a few ideas for how to spend the Kings’s birthday? Uh huh-huh…
The exhibition of his life (direct from Graceland) – Elvis at The O2
Celebrate what would have been Mr Presley’s big eight-zero with a ticket to ‘Elvis at The O2’. There are 300 artefacts to wander around including iconic costumes, photographs, video presentations, automobiles, personal items and that pool table he played on with The Beatles. The exhibition explores the huge impact Elvis had on pop culture, recording sessions, concerts, his military service and delves into who Elvis really was as a father, friend and son. If you visit today (January 8) you can get a ticket for £8. They’re on sale now via elvisattheo2.com. If you can’t make it today, That’s All Right, you’ve got until the end of August 2015.
Ain’t nothin’ but a Hound Dog – All Star Lanes
Stop cryin’ all the time and fill your stomach with a ‘Hound Dog’, a limited edition January special at All Star Lanes. £9 gets you a 100 percent pork frankfurter topped with peanut butter, homemade grape jelly and toasted peanuts. Yes, you’ll probably feel sick afterwards, but it’s what Elvis would have wanted.
Graceland-inspired milkshake – Brooklyn Bowl
How about banana, ice cream and peanut butter, all shook up for an Elvis-themed drink? The ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ milkshake is inspired by Elvis’s favourite sandwich and is on sale for the duration of the O2 exhibition (see above), along with dishes like the ‘King Sandwich’ (grilled with sweet butter and filled with peanut butter and banana). If you’ve been to the exhibition, you’ll get 25 percent off, too.
This heart attack-inducing homage sees candied bacon, salted caramel, banana, ice cream and peanuts smooshed between two slices of fried brioche. We’re calling it a once-in-a-lifetime indulgence, although the King would probably have settled for ‘breakfast’.