The best restaurant in the USA is a tiny shack in Hawaii

Were you expecting to see a Michelin Star restaurant? Something like Per Se? Certainly a restaurant where fine dining doesn't even begin to describe the orgasmic experience, right? Like Alinea? Nope. Those excellent restaurants—and others of their kind—are not the best restaurant in the USA according to Yelp. That… » 2/27/14 11:40pm 2/27/14 11:40pm

A Giant Flaming Billboard Is the Best Way To Advertise a Steak House

This billboard started life as an image of a large hunk of meat. But it was eventually consumed by flames, revealing a rather clever advertisement for a Russian steakhouse. Because after letting the public scratch their heads for a few days, the image of the uncooked steak was eventually 'grilled' with a series of… » 1/02/14 9:20am 1/02/14 9:20am

This Next Generation Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant Is the Future

Conveyor belt sushi restaurants are usually only worth going to once in your life. The sushi is hardly ever amazing since it spins on the belt over and over again while the dishes you actually want might be snatched ahead of you so you never get to eat it. Not to mention plates stacking on your table, plastic covers… » 10/17/13 10:48pm 10/17/13 10:48pm

The Six Swankiest Bars and Restaurants Designed in 2013

Eating at home is a joy for many reasons—not least of which that pants are not required for entry—but if you're going to go out (and you have the cashola), why not make it an evening to remember at a place that's as well-designed as it is delicious? Like, say, one of the winner's of this year's independent Restaurant… » 9/18/13 9:00am 9/18/13 9:00am

OpenTable Wants to Fix the Single Most Annoying Thing About Eating Out

You just finished a delicious meal. You're itching to move on to the next spot to get more drinks. Or you're hoping to wrap up your meal so you can pay the sitter. Or maybe you just want to get the hell out of the restaurant just because. Whatever it is, you spend a snail's lifetime trying to flag down the waitress… » 7/30/13 9:00pm 7/30/13 9:00pm

Woo-Hoo! You Can Eat at Krusty Burger and Drink at Moe's Right Now

Universal Orlando's Springfield expansion to its The Simpsons Ride won't be completely finished and ready for the public for a while. But Fast Food Boulevard, a part of the attraction featuring restaurants from the animated series, officially opened over the weekend and Inside the Magic was there to capture what it's… » 6/03/13 10:49am 6/03/13 10:49am

New Noise-Cancelling Technology for Restaurants Uses 123 Speakers to…

The days of having to shout over the noise at a restaurant may be over, thanks to a new digital noise-cancelling technology designed together by Meyer Sound and former Phish manager-turned-restauranteur, John Paluska. Utilizing a combination of speakers, microphones, ipads, sound-dampening materials, and human ears,… » 5/25/12 3:40pm 5/25/12 3:40pm

Eating an Edible Helium Balloon Looks Like the Most Fun You Can Have at…

The chefs at Alinea, very probably the best restaurant in Chicago, have cooked up a super fun dish that'll brighten up any dinner table: an edible helium balloon. Yep, the entire balloon is edible, right down to the string which is "obviously dehydrated apple". The ballon is filled with helium and you can either pop… » 2/13/12 7:40pm 2/13/12 7:40pm