This handy Venn diagram breaks down the menu options at Giddyup Coffee in London so that you’ll be able to order even before that first cup of coffee. If only everything in life could be so neatly ordered.
(via Boing Boing)
When it comes to Italian American cuisine, New York is the king. But thanks to professional chefs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, it looks like NYC has some competition.
The cooking duo will be officially opening their 63,000-square-foot Eataly Chicago to the public on Monday, December 2nd. The interesting thing is that Eataly will feature a sizable stand-up Nutella bar where customers can order tons of little dishes that feature the tasty spread. Eataly will also feature an additional 65-seat white tablecloth restaurant–designed by Batali–which will feature fresh pastas, salumi and more. The restaurant will open on December 10th.
Oh, and for the record, there is an Eataly in NYC. However, it lacks the Nutella bar. Something tells me that will have to be remedied very soon.
Cook your pizza like a boss – a dancing, disco-loving boss. Architect Lukas Galehr designed this spectacular rotating disco ball pizza oven for the new Disco Volante pizzeria in Vienna. Seriously. The restaurant wanted to emulate the vibe of the “Italo-Disco” era of the 1970s and 1980s. It’s a smart move to include such an eye-catching design and gimmick. Honestly, I’d visit the restaurant once just to check out this oven.
Check out more photos of this wacky oven after the break.
Denny’s is jumping back into the hobbit hole with a themed menu for The Desolation of Smaug. They embraced the first installment of The Hobbit trilogy last year, and it was apparently successful enough to warrant another take. It looks about as unappetizing as last time though. They’ve brought back the Hobbit Hole Breakfast but also added Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes, Smaug’s Fire Burger, Bowman’s Brew Pumpkin Coffee, Honey Cakes French Toast, and Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. I mean, I can picture Thorin sitting down and slurping a milkshake, can’t you?
Though this is an okay gimmick, I desperately wish New Line would partner with a restaurant that could actually execute recipes from the book and movies. Sigh.
Be sure to click the menu to enlarge.
Japan has it all, including cafes with critters. Seriously. Cat and dog cafes were already a thing, but it’s no longer enough. Owl (Fukurou) cafes have popped up and they not only serve owl themed snacks and drinks, they often have live owls on site. Yes, it would be perfect for your Harry Potter costume photos.
Different cafes apparently have different policies. In some the birds are in cages and only on display, in others you can pet them or hold them (because that seems sanitary). Plus I worry about what will happen to all the predatory birds when the trend is over. Hopefully these cafes have a direct line to Hogwarts.
More photos of the odd cafes after the break.
If you check the news regularly, you probably don’t have much faith in humanity.
Then there are people like this.
A man having a meal left this note for the waiter along with his credit card when paying his bill. The Huffington Post followed up with the waiter and he explained that two women sitting at a table (he assumed they we’re mother and daughter) broke down mid-meal after receiving a phone call from a doctor with bad news. The waiter posted the note to Reddit with the following comment.
The single guy who had been sitting next to them had been friendly to me all evening, making jokes and such. When he was finished I gave him his check, and inside the billfold was his credit card and the note that I took a picture of. I combined the 2 checks, and he paid for both. I waited until after he had left to tell them their check had been taken care of. The mother was overwhelmed with gratitude, as was I. It was a great evening.
Small kindnesses can mean so much. Faith in humanity is a wonderful feeling.
An American version of the infamous Modern Toilet eatery in Taipei, Taiwan, recently soft opened in the City of Industry, here in Los Angeles. The Magic Restroom Cafe is decorated with both urinals and toilets, and the tables have shower heads fitted on the adjoining walls. Eater LA also mentions that the food is… uh, well, let’s just say that “potty humor” is the name of the game for the menu at Modern: There’s “black poop” (chocolate sundae), “smells-like-poop” (braised pork over rice), “constipation” (zha jiang mian), and the revoltingly titled “bloody number two” (vanilla-strawberry sundae).
Check out some more pics of the restaurant after the break…
Alas, the Wheel Inn is no more! According to Bob Pratte of PE Bloggers, the iconic truck stop and diner off Interstate 10 in Cabazon, CA, (which was made famous by the 1985 film Pee Wee’s Big Adventure) closed its doors for good on Monday, September 23. The diner is next to the Cabazon dinosaurs, massive concrete dinos that were built in the 1960s to bring additional customers into the Wheel Inn. While the Inn is closing shop, the dinos will remain open as part of a creationist attraction.
Check out the clip featuring the Wheel Inn from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure after the break…