Tag Archives: London

The ‘Selfieccino’ Is Here to Ruin Coffee Forever

Source: Grub Street NY

Here’s what you can show the 1990 version of you, who was certain we’d have flying cars by now: A new drink being sold by a tea room on London’s busiest shopping street. Yes, the so-called Tea Terrace sells Earl Grey in “fine bone china” that you can sip …

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London Bans Fast-food Restaurants From Opening Near Schools

Source: Grub Street NY

Life’s about to get tougher for London teens who want to sneak off campus and grab a Burger King Long Chili Cheese. The Evening Standard reports that in an effort to “tackle the capital’s child obesity epidemic,” Mayor Sadiq Khan has decided to put the kibosh on new …

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London Will Start Powering Public Buses With Coffee Grounds

Source: Grub Street NY

Londoners’ coffee obsession could soon be fueling a third of the city’s buses. A company called Bio-Bean has found a way to power one of the world’s busiest transit systems with spent coffee grounds. With some help from Shell, the company has so far produced enough coffee-derived …

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London Is Blaming Restaurants for Those Massive Fatbergs Lurking Under the City

Source: Grub Street NY

London has a new explanation for the rise of its disgusting fatbergs. A just-released report claims that a “staggering” 92 percent of restaurants around town are helping “feed” the globs of fat, toiletries, and other gross stuff that congeal underground and give respectable Londoners instant heebie-jeebies. They’ve been …

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The Great British Bake Off Is Back — But Is It Still Good?

Source: Grub Street NY

We probably expect too much from our food shows. It’s not sufficient for a host to mug his way through the pancake palaces and greasy spoons of America — that person must be Guy Fieri, who represents the sentient id of a deep-fat fryer. A host can no longer teach …

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A London Restaurant Is Giving Customers ‘Instagram Packs’ With Their Dinner

Source: Grub Street NY

A restaurant in London that you should stay away from is now offering diners free “foodie Instagram packs” with their meals. All a guest has to do is ask, and an employee of “NYC-inspired” mini-chain Dirty Bones‘ new Soho branch will be required to trot out a kit …

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London Man Returns to ‘Double Tip’ Restaurant Staff After Terror Attack

Source: Grub Street NY

A London man who fled a restaurant during Saturday night’s terror attack decided “the least [he] could do” was return the next morning and settle his bill. Richard Angell was having dinner with friends at Arabica Bar & Kitchen, a few blocks from …

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Starbucks Forces ‘Star Box,’ a One-Man Coffee Kiosk, to Change Its Name

Source: Grub Street NY

Starbucks, a chain of public restrooms that also sells coffee and stale pastries, has forced a kiosk outside a London Underground station to change its name. Star Box Coffee owner, Nasser Kamali, says he was hand-delivered a cease-and-desist, in which the Seattle headquarters warned that his …

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Muslim-Run Restaurant Offers Homeless and Elderly People a Free Christmas Dinner

Source: Grub Street NY

A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant over in London will single-handedly restore your faith in humanity this holiday season. Shish, as the spot’s called, is offering free meals to all homeless and elderly people who come in on Christmas Day. It announced the gift a few weeks ago …

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Muslim-Run Restaurant Offers Homeless and Elderly People a Free Christmas Dinner

Source: Grub Street NY

A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant over in London will single-handedly restore your faith in humanity this holiday season. Shish, as the spot’s called, is offering free meals to all homeless and elderly people who come in on Christmas Day. It announced the gift a few weeks ago …

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This Swastika-Branded ‘Nutzy’ Smoothie Is As Horrible As It Sounds

Source: Grub Street NY

A Nazi pun is never a good idea, but it’s an especially bad one when smoothies are involved. As England’s Sun reports, a shop called Nin Com Soup — come on — was selling a smoothie variety it called “Nutzy,” a vegan almond milk–peanut butter–banana concoction …

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This Swastika-Branded ‘Nutzy’ Smoothie Is As Horrible As It Sounds

Source: Grub Street NY

A Nazi pun is never a good idea, but it’s an especially bad one when smoothies are involved. As England’s Sun reports, a shop called Nin Com Soup — come on — was selling a smoothie variety it called “Nutzy,” a vegan almond milk–peanut butter–banana concoction …

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London’s Naked Pop-up Restaurant Is Reopening ‘for Good’

Source: Grub Street NY

This week’s going to go down as a major victory for London’s weekend-warrior nudists. The naked restaurant that regrettably spawned a global clothing-optional dining trend is returning permanently to the city where a frenzied pack of 45,000 people signed up to eat …

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This Is the Line to Get London’s First Cronuts

Source: Grub Street NY

After apparently baking 1,000 test versions to perfect them in London’s humidity, Dominique Ansel gave Brits their first proper Cronuts this morning at 8 a.m. As expected, residents of the pastry-mad country started queuing up at 5 a.m., but by the time doors officially …

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Domino’s Driver Tries to Imitate Chain’s Wheelie Ad, Promptly Crashes

Source: Grub Street NY

A Domino’s pizza guy who felt called to greatness tried to go Evil Knievel on his moped this weekend, and, well, the results were precisely the disaster you’re imagining. Twitter user @MY57R0 managed to get most of the performance on video when he fortuitously found himself on the …

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