Restaurants

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You may recall that we featured a real life Krusty Krab restaurant that’s going to open up in Ramallah, Palestine. Well, it looks like the restaurant, which is currently being built by a Palestinian company called Salta Burgers, is slated to be opened sometime soon.

The company recently posted some interior pics of the restaurant on their Facebook page, and you can check out some of them below. I’m rather curious to see how this restaurant does in the long run, as I have a feeling that Salta doesn’t really give a flying Krabby Patty about Sponegebob trademark infringements.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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The eateries of Japan are about to be joined by another cute establishment. A limited time “Pikachu Cafe” will be offering a variety of food from burgers to mango pudding to curry rice shaped like the character.

The cafe will open in Roppongi Hills this Saturday and keep its doors open through August 31st; it seems to be happening in conjunction with an art exhibit titled Pikachu the Movie XY Exhibit. If you’re a Pokémon fan, it seems like a must-see and must-eat.

See more Pikachu-inspired edibles after the break.

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I’m not entirely sure what the advertising angle is for the Atari Remix mobile game bundle from Denny’s, which features classic Atari games like Asteroids, Centipede, and Breakout with a sort of diner/breakfast theme. I mean, breakfast foods are great, but I don’t think blasting asteroids shaped like hash browns is going to push me to hop in the car and drive to my nearest Denny’s. Still, here’s what Atari had to say about the remix in a recent press release:

Inspired by Denny’s new “Greatest Hits Remixed” menu – which features a selection of the diner’s iconic dishes all with a new culinary spin – three of Atari’s most famous games, Asteroids®, Centipede® and Breakout®, have been remixed as “Hashteroids,” “Centipup” and “Take-Out.” Beyond just a new name, the games will feature diner elements, such as flying hash browns and syrup bottle shooters.

As you may have heard, Atari has had some financial trouble in recent years and it seems they’re a little desperate to reinvent the brand. An Ad Age article had this to say about the Denny’s partnership:

The partnership is the biggest for Atari since it came out of bankruptcy in December, said Kristen Keller, exec VP-business affairs and general counsel at Atari. The company filed for Chapter 11 in January 2013, saying it wanted to sell its portfolio of more than 200 videogames to a highest bidder. That original plan didn’t happen, so the company decided to sell off assets in pieces.

Ms. Keller said that the company had previously inked partnerships with companies such as General Mills and Taco Bell, but it had been years since those efforts. “From a brand-marketing perspective, we’re excited about this partnership because we get to connect with existing fans, but we get to expose the Atari brand to new fans as well, which part of the strategy for our comeback,” said Tony Chien, senior director-marketing at Atari.

If you happen to be into the whole Hashteroid thing, then head on over to iTunes or Google Play to download the Remix.

(via Kotaku)

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If you’ve ever wanted to eat at a real life version of the Krusty Krab, you won’t need to know how to breathe underwater but you will need a passport and a real long lunch.

A real world version of the only place for Krabby Patty burgers is opening up in Ramallah, Palestine. It’s said that the new restaurant will be an exact replica of The Krusty Krab. If you want to keep up on the progress, you can friend them on Facebook.

Head after the break to see more pictures and start making your travel arrangements!

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Robot Restaurant Tokyo

I have no idea how the food is at the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, but I’m guessing no one goes there for the food. They go there to party.

Imagine if RuPaul, Elton John and Liberace decided to create a cabaret? Then imagine you were watching Tron on acid. Then add robots, music, lasers and drums.

This is insane. But awesome. And I want to go.

Head after the break to see some videos and photos from 91 Days In Tokyo because, no lie, you gotta see this in action.

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Mario Kart fans will be pleased to know that McDonald’s recently announced that its next round of Happy Meal toys will feature a new line of Mario Kart 8 figures. Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Toad, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Princess Peach will all be present and accounted for–and plus you’ll get a sweet new visor too. As long as you can get over that somewhat-maniacal grin on the side of the Happy Meal box, you should be good to pick up some new Mario toys. Hooray!

(McDonalds via Kotaku)

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The Guest Checks blog was started by John “Super Ugly” Williams. He asked artists he knew to draw characters and monsters and everything in between on the green guest checks you see and mom and pop diners. He recently Kickstarted a book collection of the artwork, and now Check Please! is available to order. The hardcover book features 80 pages of neat and diverse illustrations from several artists including the following:

8 VanDyke, Matt136, Skinner, Dave Correia, Cody Schibi, Emonic, C.B. Canga, Super Ugly, Dave Dwonch, JoeMur, Robert Bowen, Brian Canio, Cody Vrosh, Greg Hinkle, Brent McHugh, Richard Jule, Nik Burman, Nigel Sussman, Cody Williams, Butch Adams, Josh Ellingson

See a sampling of art featured in the book after the break.

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Pizza Hut in Japan has decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Morinaga Milk Caramel Candy with a special Morinaga Milk Caramel and marshmallow pizza.

Yep. You’re looking at a hand-tossed cheddar cheese crust, topped with Morinaga Milk Caramel, marshmallows, and (I think) almond slivers.

If you want to try it, you have to get to Japan by June 30th.

Check out more pictures after the break.

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We all love food and drinks with nerdy themes, especially when it comes from an equally geeky establishment. Unfortunately, going out to eat and being greeted by a nerdy menu is still something of a rare event. We don’t know why, but many places still choose to use the rather boring menu format without a themed-item in sight!

To fulfill our craving for creatively geeky menus, we conducted a search around the world. Here are nine of the nerdiest menus from the United States and abroad. See the menus and some of their deliciously nerdy food and drink after the break!

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The Moomin Cafe in Tokyo is a place for fans of all things Moomin and even let’s you eat with a Moomin plushie while dining on Moomin sushi rice.

Maybe this makes me an odd person, but I think this would be super fun. Seems to me, a cute plushie trumps a bad dinner date.

Check out more pictures after the break.

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