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 December 9, 2011
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Posted on December 7, 2011
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Posted on December 6, 2011
Me Man. Me like meat. Me hunt animal, bash over head. Me drag meat to fire and cook. Make good food.
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Posted on December 6, 2011
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Posted on December 2, 2011
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Posted on December 1, 2011
When you’re aiming to bring your gal to a romantic dinner, atmosphere is everything. And by “atmosphere,” I don’t mean the look of the restaurant, I mean the literal atmosphere. ...
Posted on November 29, 2011
In America, we have a whole bunch of child labor laws to make sure that little kids don’t get put in dangerous situations. For the most part, people agree with ...
Posted on November 28, 2011
When it comes to real estate, the three most important things are location, location, location. Restaurant owners tend to follow this philosophy. The location of a restaurant is absolutely paramount ...
Posted on November 26, 2011
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Posted on November 25, 2011
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