first_img3. Bob’s Lobster, London Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant center_img How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Remember the days when a pizza place was just a pizza place? These days, restaurants go above and beyond to satisfy our new, concept-driven expectations. Whether its hotdogs and champagne or an ironic spin on good and greasy fried chicken, we’ve become accustomed to dining at the hottest new eateries in town on an almost weekly basis, and getting so much more than a satisfied gut from the dining experience. In the spirit of cool concepts, The Manual has compiled a list of our favourite restaurants from around the globe at this very moment – the list may change by next week of course. Read fourth and prepare to salivate…1. Kemuri, ShanghaiIf you love Tarantino, you’ll love the concept behind this Japanese eatery. Designed to look like something out of Kill Bill, the slick interior features splashes of blood red across the walls, acres of steel and dangling rope – perfect for swinging on in the event of a bloody battle. Kemuri is a traditional style of smoke cooking, which hints at the adventurous menu of charcoal fried veg and meishan dolphin.2. Brickhouse, Hong KongImagine a place where there are no rules. Where you can eat fine Mexican food with your fingers and drink and partake in some 60-shot tequila board action until 4am without judgement.  This mecca exists in an alley in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong district. On a serious note, the food really is good. Tuna and chipotle mayo tostadas with crispy shallots anyone? Oh yeah.3. B.O.B’s Lobster, LondonSome might say this is just another street food truck with a seating area. We like to think of B.O.B’s as a shiny, happy outdoor restaurant. Either way, this little VW camper van has caused quite a stir among London’s most enthusiastic foodies, with its striped deck chair dining space and regular Broadway market pitch. When it comes to the menu, the clue is in the name; lobster in many delicious incarnations. Our favourite is the lobster mac and cheese.4. Duende, CaliforniaThe concept behind this eatery is everything under one roof. Created as a multi-purpose space for dining, events, music and art, Duende aims to alter the way we exeperience food by coupling eating with culture. The hip space boasts huge tribal murals and a double-storey ceiling to allow for better acoustics. The menu feels Spanish, with a landslide of inventive tapas and paella.5. Parson’s Chicken & Fish, ChicagoIsn’t it refreshing to hear a restaurant name so indicative of the food being served? Parson’s does what it says on the tin – but to a really finger-licking tasty standard, and within the achingly cool confines of what can only be described as an industrial beach warehouse. Drink a Letherbee gin infused Pompelmo Americano and go straight in for a bucket of chicken and the house hot sauce. You won’t be disappointed. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 18, 2015 3:17 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Molson Coors’ shares closed at an all-time high Friday on increased investor hope that the brewer will gain control of MillerCoors, its joint venture with SABMiller in the United States.The Montreal and Denver-based brewer’s (NYSE:TAP) shares closed at US$84.38, up 2.15 per cent in trading on the New York Stock Exchange after hitting US$84.52 earlier in the session.Investors were responding to reports that SABMiller’s largest shareholder — cigarette maker Altria which owns a 27 per cent stake in the world’s second-largest brewer — is open to considering a takeover proposal from Anheuser-Busch InBev, the maker of Budweiser, Corona and Labatt’s, that could be worth around US$90 billion.A successful takeover would immediately allow Molson Coors to increase its stake in MillerCoors to 50 per cent from 42 per cent, according to terms of its 2008 joint venture deal.Industry analysts expect U.S. anti-trust regulators would also require the world’s top two brewers to sell SABMiller’s stake in MillerCoors. Molson Coors has the right to a first and last offer to purchase the remaining 50 per cent interest.Getting control of MillerCoors would allow Molson Coors to gain more cost savings in the U.S. while continuing to sell Miller’s portfolio of brands along with their own, said Brittany Weissman of Edward Jones.“They’ve saved some money but not as much as they could if it were one entity,” she said in an interview.Weissman said there’s still lot’s of uncertainty about whether SABMiller will accept a takeover deal. It tried unsuccessfully to team up with Heineken to fend off previous acquisition efforts. Its two largest shareholders together control 41 per cent of the company, making a deal unlikely if they oppose. And then anti-trust concerns are expected from the U.S. and China.She said Molson Coors share would drop back to the high $60s or low $70s if a deal is scuttled.Molson Coors chairman Geoff Molson said the brewer isn’t ready to comment on a merger of its larger rivals or whether the company would try to buy SABMiller’s 58 per cent stake in Miller Coors.“We haven’t done the analysis on the situation because it is fresh news so we are going to wait to make a comment until after we’ve had a chance to talk about it,” he said in an interview Thursday.Weissman doesn’t expect Molson Coors will wait until SABMiller accepts InBev’s proposal.“There is a lot that has to go right for SABMiller to accept the deal and for that deal to go through.”Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. Molson Coors shares close at all-time high on hope of an SABMiller takeover read more