Chef Fergus Henderson talks about his soon-to-open St. John Hotel: "It will be cheeky in a nice way. Cheeky could be saucy, which a hotel should be, but not too saucy, because if you're alone it could be rather sad."
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Sold as a high-end camping accessory, FlipSticks are billed as the the world's first folding chopsticks.
Made of bamboo and stainless steel.
$32.80 at Brunton.
Carnival Cruise Lines is denying it ever served Spam to passengers aboard the ill-fated Carnival Splendor cruise.
Chef Ferran Adrià has announced two new projects in Barcelona, Spain: Tickets, a tapas bar, and 41º, a cocktail bar.
The Wall Street Journal recently explored the emergence of a popular new wave of Paris restaurants, such as Frenchie (right), that have become known as néo-bistrots:
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The defining features of the néo-bistrot appear to be an innovative, cosmopolitan approach, with a refreshingly casual atmosphere and often prix-fixe menus that are priced at less than Ś50 per person, which passes for cheap in Paris, at least. Apart from Le Chateaubriand, where the cuisine is decidedly at the more adventurous end of Basque cuisine, most of the leading examples offer traditional French bistro fare but with an international twist.