21 05, 2020

How French Soup-Makers Helped Give Us Restaurants (Cool Weird Awesome 303)

By |2020-05-21T08:41:43-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

It's National Waitstaff Day, and whether or not you're back to dining out, it's a good time to figure out a little of where restaurants come from. (It's complicated.) Plus: the website ThisWordDoesNotExist creates words that sound real but aren't.

5 05, 2020

If You Miss Eating At Restaurants, Maybe These Ambient Sound Playlists Will Help (Cool Weird Awesome 291)

By |2020-05-05T08:15:32-04:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Missing the sounds of a full restaurant on a Saturday night? Several well-known ambient sound apps and platforms feature a wide range of soundscapes, including restaurants, that might bring those familiar sounds back to you. Plus: the story of a dude in Wisconsin who woke up the neighborhood with his guitar shredding.

30 08, 2019

If You’re On Vacation, Eat Something Large And Weird (Cool Weird Awesome 117)

By |2019-09-01T21:44:22-04:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

The roadside diner is a staple of American travel. And some restaurants make the food a kind of roadside attraction, often by creating meals that are too big to be believed, and often too big to be consumed in one sitting.