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New York Restaurant The Waiters Are Sword-Wielding NINJAS

A Japanese Ninja Restaurant in Tribeca, New York, is impressing diners with kung fu fire tricks, dangling sword-carrying waiters and even exploding food. Signature dishes on the menu include chopped conch in garlic-butter sauce which explodes in flames after its fuse is lit. There’s also the ‘meteorite pot’ – a clam and soy soup which is cooked [...]

The Truth About McHotDogs

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Fast food has its staples: hamburgers and cheeseburgers, french fries, soda, probably a chicken option such as nuggets or a grilled sandwich. More “exotic” items include onion rings, milkshakes, hash browns, [...]

Adventurous UK Restaurant Wins Big With Experimental Menu

Heston Blumenthal is the mad genius behind the wild and experimental menu at the Fat Duck restaurant in Berkshire. People from all over are clamoring to try Heston’s weird and wonderful delights, such as egg and bacon ice cream, salmon poached in licorice sauce and snail porridge, and the restaurant claims 30,000 calls come in [...]

Latvia’s Hospital-Themed Restaurant

There’s a restaurant in Riga, Latvia, that looks like a hospital. The staff will even wrap you in a straight jacket, if that’s what you’d like. It’s called Hospitalis, and it combines the pleasures of eating out and medical examinations: Ah, listening to a live band while eating a meal in a gynecologist’s exam room—now there’s [...]

5 Insects People Love to Eat

Imagine a place where in addition to the usual Meat and Fish categories on a dinner menu, you had your choice from Insects and Amphibians. If you grew up with it, you probably wouldn’t think it unusual in the slightest. In fact, some 1,700 species of bugs are eaten in more than 100 countries around [...]

Climbing the CNN Charts

Stacy Conradt’s round-up of secret menu items at fast-food restaurants is challenging for the top spot on CNN.com’s Most Popular list. Based on this chart, it looks like lazy people are more interested in little-known burger orders than getting ahead at work. Well done, Stacy!

The Quick 10: 10 Secret Menu Items

_Flossers: Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to seek out covert items at fast food chains around the country. Be warned, this mission includes very real dangers such as hardening arteries and skyrocketing cholesterol. But we know you won’t let us down. We’ve compiled a list to get you started. 1. In-N-Out Burger’s [...]