Turkish Papa John’s

Turkey has proved no exception to the invasion of American restaurants into foreign markets, featuring such mainstays as McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King. A crucial difference with Papa John’s is Turkey’s lack of devoted pizza joints, likely due to the lack of Italians. Plenty of restaurants make pizzas but none specialize in it, save for…

Koru, Maşukiye

I visited the Koru Restaurant a year ago and had a fairly good time but was impressed with the architecture used for a restaurant I never would have noticed.  Tucked back into the forested areas and hills west of Lake Sapanca (pronounced Sapanja with the a’s spoken as ah) it serves a fairly typical menu. …

donatello pizza

I found this place in Istanbul in the Kadıköy neighborhood. Yes, it is inspired by TMNT. Just happy to see people all around the world were affected by the turtles.   For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com   For all your random articles go to Trovian Square and check out my other pages for excellent…

Crouching Tiger

I thought you guys might like to get a look at this guy.  For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com   For all your random articles go to Trovian Square and check out my other pages for excellent content on science, technology, history and more!       The best way to support this website…

Nusr-Et

For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com This was a funny rent sign for a store I found in Izmit. Kiralık (ker-ah-luke, that second ı is a Turkish letter and is pronounced like u but different) means for rent in Turkish. Pretty much everyone has heard of Nusr-Et by now or maybe you know the name…

Brownstone Cafe

As you can see from the sign, this is the Brownstone Cafe, located in Middletown, PA, USA. The cafe itself was formed from the lobby of what was originally a bank and the original vault is still in the back. The stone it was made from is called brownstone (which you’ve probably already guessed) and…

Automation

This is a catalog of all the companies involved in the automation trend as well as the steps they are changing and what they are doing. The steps are divided into 1) ordering food 2) making food 3) giving the food to the customer. Automated is a process where robots do everything, Partial is a…

Flippy: The Burger Flipping Machine

Here we go folks. I’ve been showing you inventions for a while now but this specific machine will change how the food industry will function forever. No exaggeration either. If you are working in a kitchen frying meat, read closely. Miso Robotics is a company developing a self-flipping burger machine called Flippy (the creativity is…