Voodoo Doughnut has just opened their first store outside of the U.S., in Taiwan in a repurposed old tobacco factory warehouse that now features local artists and designers (sounds like the perfect spot for Voodoo!). They hope this will be the first of up to 20 Voodoos in Japan and Taiwan, although Dunkin’ Donuts, Mister Donut, and Krispy Kreme have not exactly taken the region by storm. One early report: liked the doughnuts, not the premium prices.
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Oysters and Beer in Brooklyn
There are now three franchises of New York City’s venerable Grand Central Oyster Bar: in Newark Airport, in Tokyo, and, since December of last year, in Brooklyn. Currently, the Brooklyn location is running a special fall beer and oyster pairing menu. Four oysters with four five-ounce beers sounds like a great idea and, at $14.95, a great deal too. Read about Kate Kolenda’s experience with the pairings at The Daily Meal. Continue reading
Everyone who visits New Orleans is aware of the original Cafe du Monde at the French Market in the Vieux Carré . It’s not possible to fly out of Louis Armstrong International unless a gate agent certifies that your shirt is covered with powdered sugar. There are seven branches scattered in and about NOLA, and they’re fine in a beignet emergency. However, the original is the most fun. But did you know that the greatest number of Cafe du Mondes can be found in Japan? 21 to be exact. How did that happen? Continue reading