The Disenfranchisement of Menus--Eat At Your Own... →
To disenfranchise can be to deprive of a privilege, and the purpose of a menu, or, a menu’s privilege, is to inform the diner of what lies ahead. When the menu simply lists the ingredients, or is printed mid-meal, the diner must dive into the meal with complete obscurity. While this style of dining isn’t enticing for everyone, there is certainly an audience for such...
Hotels Ripe for Pop-Up Projects →
Pop-up restaurants are all the rage these days. In New York City, ten pop-up concepts popped up in January 2010. The creative concepts range from full fledged, free-standing restaurants, like John Fraser’s What Happens When, to small bakery outposts like Robicelli’s Cupcakes and Cookiebar, which will exist inside Mizu salon on Park Avenue. What Robicelli’s and Cookiebar...