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The Imaginary Menu: Artist David Navas Creates 'Anonymous Bistro'

A hacker-inspired cafe with no fixed address
Oct 16, 2014 10:00 am

Artist David Navas and writer Judy Cantor-Navas crack assignments for Food Republic and other publications from an undisclosed location in Barcelona. Their menu was inspired by recent world events, an appreciation for civil disobedience, and a perhaps excessive curiosity about what hard core programmers eat. Check it out. 

Seamless Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Like Chatroulette, but with fewer boners, more food
Oct 8, 2014 9:00 am

Simply input your Seamless username and password (uh...), then, since you clearly trust the internet with your life, pick a maximum amount to spend and let fate order for you. You could end up with something perfectly normal that, to your delight, you actually haven't had in a while. Then again, you could receive something terrible. It's take-out. Is the delivery community ready for Seamless Roulette?

Burrito Chain Enlists Hackers To Hack A More Environmentally Friendly Burrito

Hack/Dining NYC has eye on sustainability
Jun 25, 2014 11:30 am

Innovation is on Chipotle's mind with this weekend’s Hack / Dining NYC Challenge, which the burrito giant is hosting in conjunction with Food + Tech Connect, Google and the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, to name a few. The event will be held June 27-29 at New York’s General Assembly and poses a big question: how can fast food restaurants waste less?

Hey! Why Aren't They Making More Food Emojis?

Are we supposed to type out "salted caramel?"
Jun 20, 2014 1:00 pm

A wave of new emojis hits phones this month. Now, you can convey "chipmunk," "bellhop bell," and the infinitely more useful, "reversed hand with middle finger extended" with one tap. There's also a "dove of peace" if you end up offending someone. Much to our chagrin, however, vital additions to the food section seem to have been overlooked. After all that waiting...why?

Cup That Tracks What You're Drinking Might Help You Lose Weight, Stay Fit

The Vessyl counts calories, fat, even caffeine
Jun 17, 2014 11:00 am

This 13-ounce spill-proof cup not only identifies the beverage that you pour into it, but it also measures the amount and nutritional makeup, including calories, fat, sugar, protein, even caffeine. Now, every sip can inspire additional workout time. You're welcome!

Everybody's A Critic (And Now, Everybody Can Be Treated Like One)

Restaurants are sharing intel on regular diners
Jun 4, 2014 2:01 pm

An Australian report this week highlights the various ways in which restaurants are using modern technology to spy—er, collect and share intelligence—on their customers. It’s a kind of surveillance formerly reserved for professional dining critics. Yelpers, beware.

Video: Watch A Precision Drill Carve An Ice Pagoda For Your Whisky

Intricate works of art for impressive Suntory time!
Apr 18, 2014 1:00 pm

I'd bet anything Bob Harris would have gotten at least a little pumped if his glass of Suntory whisky had contained an ice pagoda. Or ice guitar, mermaid or any of the other bafflingly detailed sculptures the famous Japanese spiritmakers' new precision driller can chisel out of a solid cube. The video, after the jump.

Video: Seriously Though, Wake Up And Smell The Bacon

Your morning phone alarm just got way less annoying
Mar 7, 2014 12:00 pm

Chipotle might have a little competition in the "moving works of art" department. Check out Oscar Meyer's video, Wake Up & Smell The Bacon: an epic fantasy, romance and touch of sci-fi dream sequence all crammed into a two-minute promo for their new iPhone plug-in device and app. Right this way...

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