Adria’s Brand Goes to the Dogs; A Star Chef, Defined; Restaurant Design Nominees + More

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Goats on a roof is a much safer idea than snakes on a plane, right?

Dining news from around the world and the web…

* Viva Las Vegas! Celebrity chefs are heading back to Sin City once again. [USA Today]

* Looks count. Here are the 2013 Restaurant Design Awards nominees. [Los Angeles Times]

* Food allergies are nothing to sneeze at. An expert offers some know-before-you-go tips to avoid allergic reactions at a restaurant. [CNN]

* Forget snakes on a plane. It’s all about goats on a restaurant roof. [Shakesville.com]

* How boy met grill. Bobby Flay (Mesa Grill) discusses his history with backyard barbecuing. [TheTownTalk.comContinue Reading

Behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Selection; Mid-Century Restaurants in America; Calorie Counts Not Curbing Our Appetites + More News

Don-Draper-Dining
Mid-century dining institutions were as cool as Don Draper.

Dining news from around the world and the web…

* The rules are there are no rules. Grub Street examines the voting guidelines and standards for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants — and finds there aren’t any. [Grub Street]

* Sip and save. How to get the most value out of wine when dining out. [The Globe and Mail]

* Nobody makes it like mom. And not even she makes it like her mom, as evidenced by this collection of grandmothers and their signature dishes. [Slate]

* Seattle Weekly 86’s restaurant reviews. Does this mean crowd sourced reviews are more trustworthy — or just more affordable? [Eater Seattle]

* Classic American Dining. A new book takes a look at our nation’s mid-century dining institutions. [RetroToGo.com]

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Confusing Menus; Celebs Cut Calories with Kiddie Cutlery; Daniel Turns 20 + More News

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Will TMZ soon publish a groundbreaking photo of a celeb dining with children’s cutlery? One can only dream.

Dining news from around the web and around the world…

* Can’t decide what to order? Blame the menu. [The Guardian]

* Plan on dining better. Here’s how. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

* How celebs stay thin and dine out all the time? Tiny cutlery. I’m not even kidding. [Times of India]

* Going out to eat with kids can be challenging. And, it can be even rougher if they’re your grandkids. [STLToday.com]

* Happy birthday, Daniel. The iconic Manhattan restaurant turns 20, and Chef Boulud reflects. [Serious Eats]

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Trash on the Tasting Menu; $2K Dish of Pasta; Deceptive Calorie Counts + More

The only way I could afford to order a $2,000 plate of pasta is if it came with a side of $1,970.

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* One man’s trash is another man’s tasting menu. Ingredients that would have wound up on the compost heap are being heaped onto diners’ plates. [Washington Post]

* A pasta dish that’s seriously rich. And at $2,000 a plate, it ought to be. [NYPost]

* Counting calories? You may not want to count on the posted counts at restaurants. [ABC News]

* Food allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Find out how to dine out without falling ill. [TimesFreePress.com]

* Iron man. Salt Lake City chef Viet Pham of Forage defeated Bobby Flay on Iron Chef. [Standard-Examiner.com]

* Worst. Tip. Ever. A disgruntled taxpayer passes the buck to a server. [Gawker]