Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

Kitty Cafes

February 10, 2014

Kitty Cafes

“Cat cafes — establishments that allow you to make feline friends while you enjoy your coffee — already exist in Paris and Japan, and … the concept will soon hit San Francisco. The trend has been slow to catch on in the U.S., mostly due to strict health codes that prohibit the presence of animals in restaurants. But the team behind the upcoming California cafe — obviously named KitTea — plans to make it work by running two separate operations: a tea house and a ‘cat sanctuary.’”

– “San Francisco Cat Cafe: Video Tour of Other Cat Cafes in Japan,” Samantha Grossman, TIME Magazine

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Lobsternomics

August 21, 2013

Lobsternomics

Prices are going up worldwide. Oil, wheat, rice … everything but the price of lobster dinner. A lobster population boom has lowered prices in supermarkets but the price of a lobster dinner in a U.S. restaurant remains high. That’s because “… economically speaking, lobster is less like a commodity than like a luxury good,” writes James Surowieki, “which means that its price involves a host of odd psychological factors.”  Find the fishy financial facts here:

 “Clawback,” James Surowieki, The New Yorker

Related:

“Your Lobster Roll Is A Rip-Off,” Alexander Abad-Sandos, Atlantic Wire

“”Lobster Supply Chain,” [Infographic] Michael Fisher, Portland Press Herald

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New York’s Filthiest Fine Restaurants

March 2, 2012

New York's Filthiest Fine Restaurants

Slobs like you decide where to eat by consulting Yelp, but the monied classes rely on Le Guide Michelin Rouge, which rates restaurants by awarding stars. New York City’s Health Department rates restaurants too, according to hygiene, and eateries must post their sanitary inspection letter grades in their front windows. Gawker has noticed that some restaurants with high Michelin ratings have low health inspection grades. These include:

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Boxcar Tavern Opens Friday

December 27, 2011

Boxcar Tavern Opens Friday

Eastern Market will have a new neighbor starting Friday. Boxcar Tavern opens on December 30, 2011 at 224 7th Street SE, formerly the site of the Petit Gourmet food shop. Check out the handsome tavern website and the write-up and photos of the interior at Thrillist .

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Occupy Starbuck’s

December 17, 2011

Occupy Starbuck's

“They’re inside in the afternoon, tapping at laptops and  nursing lattes. They send emails and organize protests, chat with friends and  warm their hands. It’s been two months now, and no one shows any signs of  leaving. It’s undisputed and undeniable: The Starbucks at 15th and K has been  thoroughly Occupied.”

– “Starbucks near protesters’ compound thoroughly Occupied,” Aubrey Whelan, Washington Examiner

Starbuck’s? $5 lattes are for losers. Real K Street habitués occupy DC Coast, Lincoln DC, Café du ParcThe Prime Rib, Siroc, Bobby Van’s, Georgia Brown’s, Potenza, and BLT Steak. There’s no Wi-Fi at these places, but most have valet parking service.

Related: Occupy DC website

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Meat Week DC 2011

February 1, 2011

Meat Week DC 2011

It’s Meat Week in 15 cities, a holiday you can sink your teeth into. If you live in the Washington DC area, the juicy details are here.

 

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BONUS! Get your “2011 — Celebrate Meat!” poster here.

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Meat Free Week in DC

February 5, 2010

Meat Free Week in DC

Meat Week is still sating Washington’s carnivores, but tomorrow is the start of DC Meat Free Week. The event was cooked up by DC Vegans, and details (hours, reservations, etc.) are here.  Participating venues have sprouted all around the metro area; there’s probably one near you:

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