Why Restaurants Want to Sell You Online Tickets to Dinner

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… » 12/02/14 2:20pm 12/02/14 2:20pm

Blueprint Placemats Help You Engineer the World's Simplest Meals

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… » 12/12/13 8:00pm 12/12/13 8:00pm

Your Holiday Dinner Guests Will Love Dining Off These Testicle Plates

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… » 12/04/12 3:20pm 12/04/12 3:20pm

Eating Rice Oozed from a Tube Sounds Efficient and Delicious

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. » 9/12/12 10:40am 9/12/12 10:40am

Is This a Half Spoon or Just a Small Spoon or Just Ridiculous?

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… » 8/03/12 11:20am 8/03/12 11:20am

Camping Cutlery Adapters Make Your Marshmallow Stick Far More Useful

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. » 7/14/12 7:00pm 7/14/12 7:00pm