Pop-Up Restaurants Hit a Peak; Tasting Menu Discourse Courses on + More News

Taking a Roman holiday? Dining etiquette tips, a Vespa, and someone as dashing as Gregory Peck are definitely in order to make the most of your trip.

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

* Fill a prescription and fill up on food? Drugstores are getting into the dining game. [SF Gate]

* Destination dining hits a peak atop Mount Kilimanjaro. Literally. [Toledo Blade]

* Hotel dining moves far beyond room service and stodgy menus. Find out how they’re catering to today’s travelers. [USA Today]

* When in Rome: Dining etiquette in Italy. [The Telegraph]

* This is the coolest menu in the world. Design-wise, at least. [Eater]

* Hungry for more discourse on courses? The tasting menu backlash continues. [Reuters]

* Don’t skip out on your check in India. Ever. [The Raw Story]

* Top chefs aren’t the only ones who find success in restaurants. Get some career advice from a top server at Manny’s Steakhouse in Minneapolis. [Star Tribune]

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Restaurateur Bans Kids Under Six; Bad Dining Companions; Restaurants and the Norm Factor; Star Wars Veggies; In-N-Out on the Menu at The French Laundry

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News about food, restaurants, and more…

* A restaurateur in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, has banned children under the age of six from his establishment. If this restaurant were in Park Slope, Brooklyn, there’d be a bounty on his head by now. [WTAE]

* Hanna Raskin writes that Mark Bittman is wrong about restaurants, citing, among other things, the Norm factor. [Seattle Weekly]

* How do Thomas Keller and his staff celebrate 17 years of business at The French Laundry? With In-N-Out burgers, of course. [Eater]

* Do you want your kids to eat more veggies? Take them to this sushi restaurant, where vegetables are served shaped like Star Wars characters. [That’s Nerdalicious!]

* Save our environment by eating invasive fish. [NPR]

* Dine like a local when you’re in Europe. [JustLuxe]

* Restaurants are good, but movies made about them usually are not. [Financial Times]

* Forget bad service. Bad dining companions can ruin any meal. Here’s five to avoid. [Houston Press]

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