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The first Denny’s in Manhattan is opening this Friday and besides swank decor, they’re offering craft cocktails. No, seriously. The location’s owner, Rahul Marwah, told Good Morning America that they wanted to serve the higher-end clientele in the Financial District nearby. To that end, they put together the $300 Grand Cru Slam. It includes the infamous Grand Slam entree for 2 and a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne. Let’s not forget that the price tag also includes a high-five from the bartender.

(via Eater)

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Here’s one for all you cat lovers who also love pizza. I’m thinking that’s a Venn diagram with a lot of overlap. There’s a webseries running for Japanese Pizza Huts that shows the day-to-day antics of its cat employees. Yes, cats make the pizza and face all the inherent challenges of the task.

Check out some of the videos after the break…

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Having just seen what’s on the menu at Brutus in Montreal, I may be booking a trip very, very soon.

This new place of your bacon dreams is the brainchild of Anthoni Jodoin, who understands that bacon really is the food of the gods and found a way to work it into everything. The food, the drinks, the donuts. Everything.

The menu boasts dishes like Jägermeister poutine, a 100% bacon sausage hot dog, bacon sushi (which is not raw bacon, I promise) and Brisures de Bacon or chocolate bacon cookies.

All I know is, I want to live there.

Head after the break to see a selection of these masterpieces.

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Want to sing your heart out in style? Then plan a trip to The Highball karaoke bar in Austin, Texas. The bar has been closed for renovations for 18 months, but it’s finally re-opening this weekend and it sounds more amazing than ever. They’ll have events, karaoke, cocktails, and snacks—but the best part of The Highball sounds like it’s the themed rooms. They have seven tricked out rooms celebrating themes such as the Super Mario Bros., Twin Peaks, and Jem and the Holograms. I don’t even like karaoke, and I want to go here.

Check out more photos of the incredible rooms after the break.

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Upon witnessing a horribly rude hotel manager, John Cleese was inspired to create the series Fawlty Towers which featured Cleese as the horribly rude hotel owner, Basil Fawlty. The show only aired for two seasons in 1975 and 1979, but now you can return to the series thanks to Fawlty Towers: The Dining Experience. This interactive dinner theater has Basil Fawlty along with his wife Sybil, and Manuel, the Spanish waiter, all serving your meal with typical Fawlty rudeness.

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There’ already a bar in Brooklyn with a TARDIS bathroom, but there’s a whole restaurant themed to everyone’s favorite Time Lord hidden in upstate New York. Redditor jacquelinesarah said the following about her visit to The Pandorica in Beacon, New York:

I spent the day in the quiet little artist town of Beacon, NY and passed a restaurant called “Pandorica” as I walked down the main street. I smiled to myself but didn’t think much of it. On the way back, I looked inside and saw the giant mural of the exploding TARDIS. Of course, I then ran in and started talking to the owner (dressed head to toe in TARDIS blue). She took me around the entire restaurant pointing out every tiny detail, from the sunflowers on the tables to the “fish fingers” (aka french toast sticks) and custard on the dessert menu. I told her that I’ll be moving to London this autumn (the mecca, really) and she replied that she’s actually from there. It made a lot of sense seeing how much British influence is in the food–they do an afternoon tea that looks lovely.

Seems like the perfect place for Whovians to stop for a bite to eat.

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Tokyo’s Final Fantasy Cafe looks incredible with themed decor, drinks, and food. This blue Ramen noodle soup called Sea King Leviathan’s Chilled Ocean Noodles that’s on the menu, however, looks absolutely disgusting. Oh, and did we mention that it’s served cold? Yuck.

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We’ve previously featured the incredible Pikachu Cafe which will be open in Roppongi Hills in Japan through the end of August. Now we have a video walk-thru and it’s possible that it’s even more adorable than it looked in the original images. If you’re in Japan and you’re a Pokémon fan, you must make some time to catch it before it’s gone.

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I went to the local Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt last night for pineapple soft serve. Getting it reminds me of Dole Whip at Disneyland, but little did I know that Menchie’s would complete my Disney experience with their epic display board. They’ve leveraged Disney’s Frozen to advertise their yogurt complete with quotes, snowflake ornaments, and lights. In other words, they just became my favorite frozen yogurt place for life.

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Congrats, Red Robin! It looks like you’re the creator of the unhealthiest meal in America, according to USA Today. The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently released a report that stated that the “Monster” double burger, the “bottomless” fries and a “Monster” milkshake add up to a whopping 3,450 calories. That, for the record, is a whole lotta calories. The Cheesecake Factory was also mentioned in the study, which isn’t surprising since they are perpetually at the top of these unhealthy food lists.

Denny Marie Post, Red Robin’s chief marketing officer, noted that the meal “combines some of our most indulgent items into one meal.” She also adds that the restaurant does serve healthier items, and that patrons can order “a lettuce-wrapped turkey burger, sans cheese and bun, with a side of broccoli and a light lemonade” that only has 540 calories. But we’re pretty sure that’s on the menu just so marketing officers can say “we serve healthier items too.”

(via Gawker)