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Don't let the title put you off, this post isn't NSFW. Cabbages & Condoms is a portfolio of restaurants in Thailand that serves up delicious Thai cuisine while nonchalantly discussing the importance of safe-sex and sexually transmitted diseases.
Okay, we agree this might not be the best dinner-party topic, but it's all for a greater cause.
We recently checked out the Bangkok outpost and were pleasantly surprised to find mannequins outfitted in fashion made from condoms and birth-control pills—kind of like Project Runway meets a local clinic-turned-restaurant. Seems like a natural progression, right?
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A popular restaurant chain just made its very first airport debut, but if you were expecting something upscale you might be a little disappointed. The first ever airport Denny’s has stated to flip pancakes and scramble eggs for the first time, and it’s all going down at Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo—that’s in the Dominican Republic.
We're wondering how well their "Grand Slam breakfast" translates into Spanish?
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No one wants to spend the long holiday weekend at the airport, but with these barbeque options it won’t be that bad. Ribs, brisket, and pulled pork will make it all better when you are forced to spend Memorial Day Weekend at the airport. Here’s three picks that are finger lickin’ good:
Salt Lick Bar-B-Que - AUS
It doesn’t take a true foodie expert to tell you that Texas has some pretty decent barbeque options, so it was no surprise to find Salt Lick Bar-B-Que within the West Food Court at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. We’ve been on a couple of occasions, and always make extra time before our flight to grab a brisket sandwich. Smoked sausage and plenty of house made sauce are always good options, and they even throw in a spongy hunk of bread to sop it all up. Best of all they sell the sauce to go, so you can bring a bottle to the family cookout and be a hero.
Interstate Bar-B-Que and Corky's BBQ – MEM
There’s two awesome options from which to choose at Memphis International Airport, and we honestly cannot pick just one—so go ahead and try both. Up first is Corky’s near Gate A23. Pulled pork, ribs, and of course baked beans are all solid picks, but just make sure you save some room for option number two. Over in the Concourse B Rotunda is Interstate Bar-B-Que, and they’ve got whatever you didn’t get to try back at Corky’s. Ribs, brisket, and other pork parts are all available in all their smoky and saucy goodness. Just stock up on napkins—and antacid—before you complete your double dip of BBQ while killing your layover in MEM.
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The biggest airport news of the year here at home is probably the planned expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Things are supposed to be ready to go around May 16, so if you’re heading through or to the airport anytime soon be sure to check out all the new airport goodies. We’re excited to see how the new terminal differs from all the others at the airport, and of course there’s a particular interest in all the new shops and restaurants.
Initially there should be like 20 shops and restaurants up and running, and after that there will be a trickle of new options here and there that just couldn’t get it together in time for the grand opening. As far as eats are concerned there’s a brand new airport outpost of the city’s iconic hamburger and hot dog palace known as The Varsity. It looks like they might even be selling their famous chili right at the counter, so you can bring some home as an airport souvenir. Just be ready to go with your order when they call out “what’ll ya have?”
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The whole of Australia is consumed with the Summer tennis circuit currently touring around the country, and the pinnacle of the tennis season down under is marked by the Australian Open played in Melbourne. As the only grand slam tennis tournament held in the Southern Hemisphere, the city is showcased not only as a sport capital, but the cultural capital of Australia.
Melbourne is located on the southeastern Aussie coast and it boasts a vibrant cafe society and an avant garde fashion scene. Originally established during the Australian gold rush, Melbourne's rich history and causes it to be called the "Paris of Down Under." If your plans bring you to the city for tennis, plan to soak up more experiences than just seeing top seeded Novak Djokovic or Caroline Wozniacki.
The dining room at 21212
Haggis, deep-fried Mars bars, mushy peas…the Scottish haven't really been known for their contributions to the culinary world. On our recent visit to Edinburgh, though, we found all that was changing thanks to a slew of new all-star chefs opening restaurants that at once embrace and evolve Scottish cuisine. Maybe that’s why this year is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, and the International Culinary Tourism Association described it as one of the most “unique, memorable, and interesting places for food and drink on the planet.”
When you think of the best US cities for foodies, what comes to mind? Perhaps New York or San Francisco, right? Well, OpenTable.com, which we use for pretty much most of our restaurant reservations, has just released their Top 50 List of Restaurants Fit for Foodies, and surprisingly, the range of those featured reaches beyond just NY and SF. In fact, New York City only has five entries, whereas Chicago boasts of eight.
The complete list, which you can read in full here, includes some establishments we always recommend, like The Publican and Girl & the Goat in Chicago and Menton in Boston. Of course, the list includes some very recognizable names, like California's The French Laundry and New York's wd-50.
In direct contrast to our earlier story about New York City's attempt to gain the World Record for Largest Yoga Class, we're extolling the virtues of giving your all to the semiannual New York Restaurant Week. It's simply awesome, affordable, and well worth a weekend trip to the Big Apple.
Yesterday on Twitter, NYCGo leaked the dates for the summer Restaurant Week, to be held July 12-25, and they're bringing back the newly-introduced option of Sunday meals, where before last winter, no Restaurant Week menus could be had over the weekend.
Get ready to chow down in Palm Springs. More than 100 eateries will take part in Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week from June 4 to 13.
Restaurants all over Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs to Indio, will offer special discounted prix fixe menus to diners. All you have to do is show up to the restaurant of your choice and bring an appetite. Though if you have your heart set on dining at certain spots, be sure to make a reservation, since last year 25,000 people ate out during the 10-day event.
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Foodies will want to prepare their stomachs for a week of eating out with multiple-course meals on the cheap. San Diego Restaurant Week kicks off today and ends January 22.
The wintertime event allows you to test out the city's best restaurants for half-price or even better. About 200 participating restaurants offer three-course prix fixe meals for either $20, $30 or $40; we say do one of each! Here are our picks for the week's best grub..
After the jump, our Top 5 Picks for SD's Restaurant Week
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Vincent Vega said it best. They've got the same things overseas that we have here in America, but as a traveler you notice the little differences, like beer served in movie theaters, French fries served with mayonnaise, and funny names for fast food sandwiches like Royale with Cheese. LA Weekly must have been thinking along the same lines when they published their funny list of American fast food items that you can't get in America.
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We love airplanes, you love airplanes, so let's go look at airplanes! In our Prime Plane Spotting series, we'll let you in on all the best spots to whip out your cameras and binoculars for a piece of the aviation action.
On the Pacific coast of Canada, in Vancouver, there is a jetty ideally situated for watching landing planes. On almost the other side of the North American continent in Toronto, it's a Wendy's fast food restaurant that makes for the perfect lookout.