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It might be a little hard to believe, but Pac-Man is getting his own restaurant. We don’t know much about the restaurant, which is going to be called Level 257, other than the following description: “Introducing a unique dining, entertainment & social experience inspired by PAC-MAN.

The restaurant is slated to open next year, and it will be located in the suburb of Schaumburg, just outside of Chicago. It will feature 40,000 square feet of space with a 300-seat suite, as well as cocktail lounges and a 16-lane bowling alley. Hopefully, they will have some old-school Pac-Man arcade games for diners to play too.

(Eater via Technabob)

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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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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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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.

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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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Drone delivery might be the wave of the future, but Jafflechutes in Melbourne, Australia is using parachutes to deliver food to its customers seven stories down. The name comes from the word “jaffie” which is Australian slang for sandwich, combined with “chutes” from parachutes.

Customers order their sandwich online, pay with PayPal, and when their sandwich is ready they stand on a chalk “X” on the sidewalk and their sandwich floats down. The concept may seem silly, but it’s practical since it’s much cheaper to rent space above street level. Although currently only in Australia, they hope to expand into New York City this June.

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Much like Mario, I too enjoy balancing my dinner on my tummy like some lounge chair-loafing otter. But thanks to Fafa the groundhog, I now know that my favorite food-related pastime is generally frowned upon when eating out at a restaurant. Thank you, oh wise ground rodent, for showing me the error of my ways.

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Stuffed crust pizzas are a big thing with Pizza Hut, but the fillings are usually normal pizza toppings like cheese and meat. Not so if you live in New Zealand. They’ve introduced a cheese and Marmite stuffed crust. Marmite is a yeast-based spread similar to Vegemite that they say is an acquired taste, and if you’ve ever tried the stuff then you’ll understand why. Ew, New Zealand, this just looks nasty.

(Brand Eating via Consumerist)

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You can only find a Pizza Hut like this in Tokyo, Japan where this Kanda neighborhood location has become the “Otonokizaka branch.” This is all in honor of a popular anime series called Love Live!

The whole restaurant has been themed as well as their delivery bikes and even the pizzas boxes. The promotion is only for a limited time and this Pizza Hut will return to normal on March 30th.

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Cat people are a special breed, and now they have their very own restaurant. Nestle Purina PetCare Company is opening a restaurant called Restaurant Mon Petit named after the Japanese version of Fancy Feast. It will be open only through Monday and will serve human food that looks like cat food. It’ll also have a whole cat-themed experience with necomini headgear and real-time motion-capture that turns you into a cat.

The restaurant opens on February 22nd which is the unofficial Cat Day in Japan. It will serve a full course French style meal designed by Chef Philippe Batton and will include delicacies like turkey terrine that looks just like cat food, seafood soup, grilled fish, and beef. Unfortunately, it’s not open to the public. Mon Petit held a lottery for 160 patrons and is releasing just 15 more reservations for this Friday and Saturday.

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