BONE LUGE? Drink Up! The New “Planking” – With Bones & Booze!

Planking Alert!

Yes, we all know that “planking” is so 2011…it got to the point where Rosario Dawson did it on TV…just laid it all right out there for all to see…

But now there is a new fad, this one involving food – and it isn’t pretty…

I call this story “planking with bones.”

According to many recent articles, it’s all about the bone luge….

Bone Luge

Yep, a BONE LUGE. That’s where you eat the marrow out of an animal bone, thus creating a channel for a bartender to pour your favorite hard liquor from one end of the bone into your mouth.


Yes, some of them, like the dragon luge above, are beautiful to behold…

The internet is now full of pictures featuring photos of people getting bone luged….and I don’t know about you, but being “bone luged” just sounds wrong on so many levels…

The vodka bone luge

Tasting Table highlighted the “drinking ritual from Portland, Oregon” that is “forging an especially close relationship between beef and booze.”

And clearly, EVERYONE is doing it…I mean, talk about your 4th of July celebration!

Bone luge celebration

The website TastingTable reported on the “bone luge,” a Portland invention melding the city’s love of offal and spirits.

A Tumblr site explains the premise: “One identifies a restaurant, orders the bone marrow, consumes it normally, and then informs the bartender that a bone luge will now commence…

alcoholic bone luge

Some of the best drinks to pour down a bone luge are precisely the things one would savor and never shoot. Madeira and sherry are highly recommended.”

Back to Gothamist, who reports: “Time Out New York’s food and drink editor Jordana Rothman drew a line in the sand, tweeting, “Food writers of America: Let’s all stop this bone luge thing before it starts shall we? Show of hands?”

alcohol bone luge stunt

Rothman was joined in Twitter solidarity by Kat Kinsman, the Managing Editor for CNN’s food blog Eatocracy. Rothman has not yet responded to a request for elaboration on her anti-bone luge stance, but one wonders if these two power editors will succeed in undermining this thing before it even becomes a thing.”


Well, we see where this is going. This is “planking with bones” pure and simple, a goofy fad that takes something that is unique and offbeat to most eaters – eating bone marrow – and marrying it to the safety of alcohol. Has anyone done it yet?

I don’t know about you, but I am ready to try it! And check out this video of a beautiful ice luge!

alcoholic bone luge

Categories: Food, Food Review, Funny Pictures, Recipes, Restaurants, Technology, Travel, Uncategorized, wine

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3 replies

  1. Oh, my. As a Portland-area native my pride is overflowing. “My bone luge overfloweth.” As luck would have it, I said that exact sentence just yesterday.



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