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Restaurant Confessionals

Restaurant Weeks Hurt Restaurants More Than They Help

Just do the math. Numbers don’t lie.

This 22-Year-Old Chef Is Giving New Life to His Father's Old Photo Studio

For 22-year-old chef Theo Friedman, that quest for finding the ideal dining atmosphere has led him to look inward and draw upon his childhood in an unexpectedly tangible way.
Alex Swerdloff

These Chefs Created One of Asia's Best Restaurants in a Small Town in Bali

Three years ago, two young chefs launched Locavore with a mission to create a new restaurant paradigm for the town of Ubud in Bali.
Joe Cummings
Video Games

This Pop-Up Is Part Arcade and Part Restaurant

“The concept of Meal of Fortune is to do an edible arcade. I wanted to reimagine the restaurant experience as arcade because I wanted to see if gamifying our food would make us appreciate it more.”
Alex Swerdloff
food intolerance

Being “Intolerant” Doesn’t Make Me a Restaurant Asshole

Chefs are becoming increasingly frustrated with so many customers claiming to have food intolerances. But assuming the worst from those who request menu changes isn't helpful to anyone.
Eleanor Morgan

You’ve Got No Excuse for Not Eating Well on a Budget, Cheapskate

Going out to eat in nice places can be an absolute shitter when it comes to the money factor. But that doesn't mean you can't eat well. Thankfully, I've got some suggestions on dining—even in fancy restaurants—when you're strapped for cash.
Dan Biddulph

Download: Doctor Jeep - "Golden Eye"

The Banana Peel Records don delivers a drum and bass kicker with a nü-school edge.
VICE Thump