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Londoner Afroditi Krassa Has An Eye On U.S. Restaurant Design

She's worked with Heston Blumenthal, so who's next?
Nov 17, 2014 10:00 am

This past summer, Afroditi Krassa, a London-based designer of Greek descent, made a big splash on the restaurant scene with The Perfectionists' Cafe, inside Heathrow Airport. It was notable in large part because the chef behind it, Heston Blumenthal, is one of the more eminent culinary figures, but also because it signaled a moment in time, when restaurant design, even in something as mundane as an airport, seriously matters. 

You Travel, You Eat: Brixton, South London

This hip area has come a long way since The Clash
Nov 13, 2014 10:00 am

Apart from an intriguing history, pulsating street culture and the storied music venue Brixton Academy, there’s one main thing drawing Londoners to Brixton right now: it’s become one of British capital’s most exciting places to eat and drink. Especially if you like jerk chicken. Travel writer Luke Pyenson dishes up his picks for eating your way through the resurgent South London neighborhood.

Magnus Reserve Cocktail Recipe

A next level cocktail from friends across the pond
Oct 10, 2014 1:00 pm

At White Lyan, in the Hoxton district of London, you might not be able to order a standard lime rickey, but you can have one with green apple, wormwood and dandelion. Led by barman Ryan Chetiyawardana, the creation of each cocktail happens long before a patron enters the bar. Particularly, the innovative and exotic Magnus Reserve.

Breasts Of Kate Moss Inspire New Champers Coupe

A British supermodel proves inspiring, titillating
Oct 10, 2014 12:00 pm

34 Restaurant in London’s Mayfair neighborhood is the kind of place where you can order Cornish sardines with violet artichokes and Indian-spiced monkfish coconut. There’s a nice sorbet with passion fruit, Charentais melon and mint. Also, as of yesterday, you can sip Champagne out of a coupe shaped to the precise dimension of the breasts of British supermodel Kate Moss.

Here Are The 50 Best Bars In The World. 16 From The United States Made The Cut.

World's 50 Best list unveiled in London tonight
Oct 9, 2014 4:41 pm

Drinks International just announced the winners of the World's 50 Best Bar Awards at a ceremony in London, and the biggest change from last year's list is that more American bars are on it. New York City has always ranked highly, with PDT, Clover Club and Employees Only included as perennial favorites. Now, Seattle, Miami and Chicago boast entries to the prestigious group as well. Here it is, your 50 Best Bars.

3 London Restaurants With A Bloody Good View

Eating well while looking down on Londontown
Sep 10, 2014 9:00 am

For all its pomp and majesty, London is a city only recently besieged by a surge in the appearance of modern, towering architecture. Compared to its American metropolitan counterparts, viewing gallery-level restaurants — ripe with impress-your-date potential — are far fewer in number. Yet, structures such as the recently-opened Shard now deliver stunning vantage points and four-plus star restaurants from which to take in the city’s grey-tinged grandeur. Here are three to know about.

Where To Eat And Drink In London's Bethnal Green And Whitechapel

London's food scene's eastern migration continues
Aug 21, 2014 9:00 am

The relentless “Shoreditchification” of East London — whereby the alchemical mingling of start-up geeks, loft-dwelling artists, and bankers has, in parallel, produced an abundance of artisan coffee shops and an Ace Hotel in recent years — continues apace. As this bourgeois caste steadily creeps toward the city’s fringes, so, too, does the expanse of farm-to-table restaurants and mustaschioed bartenders serving up Van Winkle­–infused cocktails. Here are some of the best recently opened places to try.

Heston Blumenthal Is Moving The Fat Duck From The UK To Melbourne

For a limited time, then it goes back to England
Mar 31, 2014 8:30 am

Here's an interesting experiment: take one of London's best known restaurants and move it, including its entire staff, to Melbourne, Australia for six months. Sounds crazy, but that's exactly what visionary chef and restaurateur Heston Blumenthal is doing this December. 

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