Delicious food and an attentive wait staff are part of what make a restaurant experience great, but if you're visiting a themed eating establishment or bar, the concept takes center stage. The theme will influence the architecture, food, music, and ambience of the restaurant or bar, transporting you out of the everyday, perhaps into another time period or part of the world. David Tallichet, a Texan entrepreneur, has been called the father of the themed restaurant; in the 1960's, he began decorating Southern California restaurants as Polynesian islands, New England fishing villages and French farmhouses. Since then, period bars, medieval banquets and futuristic eateries have been popular in the U.S. and across the world.
Posted on April 13, 2012
There is no longer any need to wait for Halloween to visit a haunted house if you’re a resident of Mesa, Arizona. Starting tomorrow, Friday the 13th, residents and visitors ...
Posted on March 23, 2012
Some of our favorite projects are the ones that draw on the simple pleasures of childhood for inspiration. One of these pleasures is without a doubt the tree house. Even ...
Posted on March 23, 2012
It’s no stretch to say that Japan is home to some of the strangest themed restaurants in the world (Cannibalistic Sushi is just the tip of the iceberg!). But it ...
Posted on March 2, 2012
The new Excalibur restaurant in downtown Los Angeles is not the first medieval-themed attraction we’ve covered here at entertainmentdesigner.com; it’s obviously a theme that many people can’t get enough of. ...
Posted on March 1, 2012
When happy hour rolls around you probably don’t head to your local church. But in Portland, Maine, that is exactly where you’ll find some of the best cocktails in town. ...
Posted on February 8, 2012
Sometimes all it takes is just one unexpected element to transform an ordinary restaurant experience into something magical. In the case of the Waterfalls Restaurant at Villa Escudero, The Philippines, ...
Posted on February 7, 2012
Wanderlust is a common occurrence here at EntertainmentDesigner.com. With all the amazing projects from around the world that we come, it can be hard to stay put. We have no ...
Posted on January 31, 2012
Anyone who grew up watching The Jestsons will appreciate this futuristic restaurant located at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Encounter Restaurant is one of Los Angeles’ most unique examples ...
Posted on January 3, 2012
You probably wouldn’t have guessed that the restaurant pictured above is a McDonald’s. In fact, it hardly looks like a fast-food restaurant at all. While there are certainly hints of ...
Posted on December 10, 2011
Some people like to smoke. Some people don’t like to smoke. Let's call the whole thing off.
The smoking issue usually isn't all that big of a deal. The one problem ...