Restaurants

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I’ll be honest, when I think about heavy-hitting Nintendo franchises, Kirby is not really the first thing that comes to mind. In fact ask me to list Nintendo’s franchises and we’ll be maybe a dozen deep before it’ll even occur to me that the pink puffball even exists.

However Kirby is perhaps much more popular in his homeland of Japan, where it was recently announced via Twitter that a Kirby themed café will be opening in August. [click to continue…]

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In a partnership with the collaborative restaurant resource Journee, Kellogg’s will be opening a permanent cafe in Times Square that will be focused entirely on cereal-based culinary creations.

The recipes for the new Kellogg’s Cafe were created by Milk Bar founder, chef and owner Christina Tosi, while the establishment’s simple dining room was developed by Chipman Design and decorated with chalk art by artist Steven Fragale.

The cafe is set to open at 8am on July 4th and will maintain limited hours until July 12th. Afterwards the cafe will begin its regular hours of 7am-11pm seven days a week.

Check out the menu and additional pics below. [click to continue…]

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This Ghostbusters-themed menu from Japanese fast-food chain J.S. Burgers Café might come back to haunt you.

Specifically your butthole.

Their Marshmallow Mad Burger looks interesting as a dessert. I mean, I’m a fan of both Oreos and marshmallows. Who isn’t? Of course, I’d like to know what the bun is made of and what that sauce is, but it looks fairly straightforward.

Where you start to lose me is with the “G.B. Burger” which apparently has black olive and anchovy paste, some white stuff and the ubiquitous black bun.

The “Black Chili Chips” looks like a side of potato chips with some black chili beans more white stuff, some red stuff…I..yeah, no.

Finally, we get a little ectoplasm coloring with some sort of green kiwi smoothie. I think I’ve also identified little candy burgers, green maraschino cherries…and are those green corn chips? Slimer only knows.

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If you haven’t seen what it’s like to be a guest at the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, check out the video from Beat Down Boogie below. Even if you have, it’s worth a watch in glorious 4K.

Prepare yourself for sensory overload… [click to continue…]

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Beginning this week, Pizza Hut UK will test beer-infused pizza at a London Pizza Hut outpost. Customers will be able to partake in the mashup by visiting the location on Friday and mentioning the secret phrase “I like it hop” to their server.

The new offering consists of craft beer-infused pizza dough and will be available in two flavors – Steak Feast and The American Hot. Specifics on those flavors are still unknown, but Kathryn Austin, Pizza Hut’s director of marketing, did explain what inspired the choice to The Mirror:

“We know that craft beers are really popular right now and we’re celebrating this not just by adding craft beers to our menus, but also by adding this to our pizza dough. It took our team many hours to perfect the recipes and flavor combinations, but all of their hard work definitely paid off as we’re thrilled with the results and can’t wait for our customers to try them.”

If customers take a liking to the beer pizza, it will reportedly be offered at locations around the UK. There’s no word on whether it could eventually spread to the states, or if you will need ID to eat it.

(via Eater / Top Image: Flickr/Tamas Repus)

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While writing this, I found myself thinking how bizarre it is that the Powers That Be keep asking me to write about ramen. Then I remembered, I write for a food blog. I’d say chalk it up as a blond moment, but I’m a redhead. Heigh ho.

But anyway.

Head to one of the Ippudo ramen joints in Japan and you can indulge in ramen inspired by Captain America: Civil War. Marvel has teamed up with Ippudo to produce a course meal which includes two ramen servings – one themed around Cap and his allies, the other around Iron Man and his band of, y’know, people who think he’s right. The two ramen dishes are served in unique character-themed bowls, which is a nice touch.

You also get dried seaweed with Marvel designs printed on them, and for dessert: Captain America panna cotta. Oh, and you even get a t-shirt at the end, too.

How much does this dining experience cost? 4,500 yen or about $45. The items can’t be purchased separately, so you’ll want to bring friends. After all, that’s what Civil War is about – getting your friends together, and punching them in the face.

Check out photos of the dishes below. [click to continue…]

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Fast food fanatics will no doubt be flocking to St. Joseph, Missouri to take advantage of an all-you-can-eat fries offer from a new McDonald’s that will open in July.

But this won’t be just any McDonald’s. This new location is being touted as the “McDonald’s of the future”—a 6,500 sq ft restaurant that will also offer new menu items, customizable burgers, a private play room and push-button table-side service.

Take a peek inside after the break…

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From cat cafes to owl cafes, Japan has it all. So it’s not really a surprise that Tokyo’s Roppongi district is home to the world’s first hedgehog cafe.

At the Harry cafe, you can pet and play with hedgehogs for roughly $9 (Or 1,000 yen) an hour. And if you happen to find a pincushion compadre that you can’t part with, you can adopt a hedgehog at the cafe too.

Check out more pics below.

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sailor moon burger

Get ready to please your tastebuds by moonlight! As we get closer to the third season of Sailor Moon Crystal, a pop-up cafe in Tokyo’s Roppongi is introducing a burger that would make Usagi’s mouth water.

With a pink bun and an adorable design, the burger will be just one of the magical (and expensive at 1,600 yen / $14.34) items on the menu at the Chibiusa Cafe during it’s run from April 16th to June 19th. Even though it looks a little weird, it seems fit for a magical girl who needs to fuel up before kicking some butt.

(via Kotaku)

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If you’re in Japan or thinking of making the trip soon, consider grabbing your talking cat and heading down to Tokyo or Osaka, where all-new outer senshi-themed desserts and drinks have come to the adorable Sailor Moon Crystal-themed cafes in town.

The drinks sound delicious: Moon Spiral Peach Tea, Pink Sugar Milk, Space Sword Blue Soda, Deep Aqua Melon Soda, and Garnet Orb Au Lait.

Anion Station will be dedicating two of its chain stores to the newest season of Sailor Moon Crystal, as we gear up to meet Sailor Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn (Pluto has already featured in the show, and it was awesome).

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