Wednesday May 31, 2023

The Art of Restaurant Dining: From Menu Selection to Table Etiquette

Dining at a restaurant is more than just eating; it is a social experience that involves making choices and navigating various social interactions. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, meeting up with friends, or just looking for a break from cooking at home, the art of restaurant dining involves understanding menu selection and table etiquette. This article will explore the essential elements of restaurant dining and how to navigate them with confidence.

Menu Selection

One of the joys of dining out is the opportunity to try new and exciting dishes. However, with so many options to choose from, it can … Read more

Russian pro-war blogger killed in St Petersburg restaurant blast

One of Russia’s most influential pro-Kremlin war bloggers, Vladlen Tatarsky, was killed in a blast at a restaurant in St Petersburg on Sunday.

The incident took place at around 6pm local time, in the centrally located Universitetskaya Embankment, according to the ministry of internal affairs, which confirmed Tatarsky’s death.

St Petersburg governor Alexander Beglov said that 25 people had been injured, with 19 of them hospitalised. Russia’s state investigative committee has opened a criminal case of “murder by a publicly dangerous method”.

Tatarsky, whose real name was Maxim Fomin and who has more than 560,000 subscribers to his Telegram channel,

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“I’ve Left Places Due To This”: 30 Infuriating Things That Ruined These People’s Restaurant Experience

Trying new restaurants can be a bit like spinning a roulette wheel, you never know what might end up ruining your night out. It’s easy enough to find out if the food is good beforehand, though tastes vary and you might catch them on an off night. But loud guests, blaring music, and dirty dishes are just some of the other risks you run when trying a new place. It does not take much to turn a night out into a disappointing dining experience.

One person wanted to hear what ruins a restaurant experience for others and the internet delivered.

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Fardaa explores “ambiguity between old and new” at Isle of Mull restaurant

Emerging London studio Fardaa has converted an abandoned basalt barn on the Isle of Mull in Scotland into the Croft 3 restaurant, which is characterised by raw plaster walls and exposed timber beams.

Located on a sloping coastal plot, Croft 3 is spread across a renovated stone barn and a new extension – both designed by Fardaa as the studio’s first completed project.

The updated barn contains the main dining hall while the extension was clad in neutrally hued slats of larch and includes the chef’s kitchen as well as the foyer and visitor facilities.

Two gabled volumes featuring stone that house the Croft 3 restaurant by Fardaa
Croft 3 is housed within
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New Toronto Chinese restaurant is all about eating alone

Many people consider “table for one” to be a sad phrase, but it doesn’t have to be.

Throughout the pandemic, Toronto diners have become more comfortable eating alone, both inside their homes and out in restaurants. Now, a new spot in Baldwin Village not only encourages you to dine by yourself, it expects you to.

Yunnan Noodle Shack (at 43 Baldwin St.) bills itself Toronto’s first solitary dining restaurant – not the first restaurant to allow people to come in and eat alone, but one where that’s the only option.

“Everything here – the atmosphere, the music, the service, even

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What’s it like to run a local restaurant Masters week? You better stock up

Tbonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Ga., is just a few miles from Augusta National Golf Club.

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The crowds. The pace. The pressure. There’s nothing quite like Masters week for Augusta-area bars and restaurants. Take the scene at Tbonz Steakhouse, a local institution just down the road from the gated entrance to Magnolia Lane. Though it does a robust year-round business, Tbonz knocks out 12 percent of it annual sales from Sunday to Sunday of tournament week, when lines spill out the door into the parking lot. The crush of customers requires all kinds

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