Although you might already be aware of the 520 calories in a Orange Mocha Frappucino thanks to existing laws in your city or state, the FDA recently mandated that calorie counts are to be posted at all chains nationwide by the end of 2015. Thankfully, a new ruling has postponed the deadline until next year. Race ya to…
For a long time, the only two things that have really separated humans from apes is our ability to make fire and and our propensity towards consuming french fries. Turns out that chimpanzees likely possess both these qualities as well, thanks to a study that claims they have the “desire” to cook.
Yelp has come under fire in the past for gaming reviews on its site and attempting to extort businesses that refuse to pay for ads. But now, it claims the Federal Trade Commission has finished a year-long investigation and found... precisely nothing to take action over.
So you want a table for two at Per Se, one of New York City's toughest reservations. You play phone tag with the reservationist for a week, only to find the date you want is no longer available (in fact, nothing seems to be). But soon, thanks to a new startup, you'll be able to go online, pick your date, and buy…
Eating alone in restaurants is awkward. Sure, you can take a book and pretend like the solitude is emboldening. But be honest with yourself—sitting across from an empty chair is sometimes sad and lonely. This whimsical restaurant in Japan has a solution: stuffed animals.
For some people, even the lowly peanut butter and jelly sandwich represents a culinary challenge that could go disastrously wrong at every step. It's those amateur chefs who need all the help and support they can get, and that's what these placemats featuring detailed blueprints for incredibly simple dishes…
Did you know your salt and pepper grinders could, and should, be doing more than just dispensing seasonings? Just take a look at this pair of grinders featuring a set of posable wooden artist's hands on top. The possibilities are endless.
Nothing goes better with a delicious meal than an engaging conversation, and what better way to spark a discussion over dessert than to reveal to your guests that they're actually dining on fine bone china patterned to look like human tissue? And not just any tissue, but samples from the liver, thyroid, esophagus, and…
If sashimi and maki are subjects you take very seriously, check out this over-the-top chopstick holster from Brandon, the incredibly talented 17-year-old behind Vanguard Armament. It ensures your personal set of chopsticks is always close at hand for those quick draw dining situations.
Given that sand finds its way into every nook and cranny of your person when you go for a swim, the prospect of dining on the beach is even less appealing. So what possessed artist Victor Castanera to create a series of plaster-based dinnerware cast from the natural contours of a sandy beach?
Taking some inspiration from the sucker-in-a-sleeve known as a Push Pop, Takara Tomy's Smart Han bento lunchbox lets busy office drones enjoy sticky rice lunch extruded from a large tube. It's not unlike the Sushi Bazooka, except that this contraption is designed to pump the food directly into your mouth.
Smart diners rely on restaurant reviews to find good food. But a new study investigates for the first time the complex relationships between online ratings and real-world success—and reveals that losing just half a star can leave a restaurant in ruin.
Combining a knife, a bottle opener, a can opener, a spoon, and a fork (with those last two working together as a spork) Baladeo's Eco133 folding cutlery set sheds as much unnecessary weight as possible so it tips the scale at a mere 52 grams.
Instead of just being smaller than a regular tea spoon, this stupid creation promises to be an easy way to reduce your calorie intake by half—with a design that looks like the utensil has been literally sliced in half. It's kitchen clutter at its worst, and even as a sight gag it's really not that amusing. Does the…
The gentle curve of the tines on a fork make spearing food a little easier, but also help to keep them from getting dirty when placed on a table. Which is an issue that has made chopstick rests a necessary accessory at many restaurants, at least until these brilliant Restless Chopsticks become more mainstream.
If you thought nothing could ever top those Star Wars-themed chopsticks that looked exactly like miniature lightsabers, you're about to have your mind blown wide open again. Because thanks to improvements in miniature LED and battery technology, those lightsaber chopsticks now feature a glowing blade.
Most campers don't have the outdoor skills necessary to build a shelter, set a trap, or even start a fire. But there's one thing even the most amateur outdoorsman can make—a marshmallow stick. And with these cutlery adapters, that primitive tool can then be used to consumer more than just s'mores.
When the weather is beautiful you want to spend as much time as you can outdoors. And that includes enjoying meals on the patio, which designers Marco Marotto and Paola Oliva make even more enjoyable with their conceptual dining set that stops the wind from blowing everything away.
Whether it's at school, the hospital, or even at work, cafeteria dining is never really enjoyable. And it's not just the food, eating off a tray with a raised lip around the perimeter is awkward at best.