Restaurant Design

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.


Dine with Felons at Italy’s Fortezza Medicea

Posted on December 9, 2011

The last meal is something of a tradition for prisons. While it is not always offered in every case and in every facility, some wardens allow death-row inmates to receive ...

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Food cooked by liquid hot magma!

Posted on December 7, 2011

In the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, good and evil forces battle over the Ring of Power, an artifact of unspeakable power. Why is a dinky little ring so important? ...

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“NG,” Caveman for “Israeli Meat Restaurant”

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. That’s approximately what the caveman equivalent of Gordon Ramsay would ...

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More than Meets the Eye at Switch, a Transforming Restaurant

Posted on December 6, 2011

We’re always impressed whenever a movie character enters some top-secret facility, presses a hidden button, and the walls slide open to reveal a hidden compartment or secret weapons rack. There’s ...

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Eat the Food of Your Enemy at Conflict Kitchen

Posted on December 2, 2011

When you want to make a political statement, usually the first place you go is to your blog, where you complain to the world about the current state of affairs. ...

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Sounds of Silence, a Romantic Dinner Beneath the Stars

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. ...

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Kinderkookkafe: Where Kids Do the Cooking

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 ...

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Dine like Batman in Australia’s Subterranean Town

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 ...

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Two Swiss Bars Designed by ‘Alien’ Artist, H.R. Giger

Posted on November 26, 2011

While some films are memorable for their plot or particular characters, others remain with us because of their unique aesthetic. We’re not just talking about fashionable lead actors, but a ...

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Indulge Your Inner Cannibal at Cannibalistic Sushi

Posted on November 25, 2011

Nyotaimori is the obscure Japanese practice of serving sushi on the body of a woman, usually naked. The phrase translates roughly into “female body presentation” and is considered by many ...

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