Last Call: Nom Nom Nom Nom Your Way Through The New Namco Restaurant
Grub Street: Namco, the creator of classic games such as Pac-Man, Tekken, and Soul Calibur, is developing an upscale restaurant concept in the Chicago area with an unnamed prominent restaurateur. We’re going to guess that this restaurateur is Nick Kokonas and that the restaurant is a giant, avant-garde maze, where people must eat small, spherical gel bites while being chased by ghosts. (The dumplings above are from Red Farm, which means you can at least get those now.)
Zagat: Remember the time that Grey’s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey tried to buy Tully’s Coffee, a nearly bankrupt but beloved Seattle coffee chain, so that evil “green monster” Starbucks wouldn’t get to own it? He won.
Boston Magazine: Are overzealous food blogs ruining the restaurant experience? Here’s a really good case as to why they are, and it has to do with a million people eating a million eggs (we hyperbolize, but you catch our drift).
New York Post: In the hard-partying city of New York, competitive juicing — and we mean organic, algae, kale-whatever juices — is A Thing among the power elite. Juice: the hottest trend? The new cocaine? The subject of the next Bret Easton Ellis novel?
The Daily Beast: The drunkest city in America is Boston! Congratulations, Boston, you drunk bastards! Now let’s celebrate St. Paddy’s and hook up with a professional sports player (or Marky Mark’s cousin)!