The Minotaur

Lazarides and Pret A Diner collaborate to create an underground feast for the senses

As a follow-up to the extraordinary Hell’s Half Acre, Steve Lazarides and his merry band of radical street artists have teamed up with KP Kofler’s Pret A Diner dining experience to create The Minotaur. Set once again in the dark depths of London’s Old Vic Tunnels the space has been transformed into an atmospheric feast for the senses for London Art Week. After singeing eyeballs …

Art and Eat

We check in with one of the U.K. artists tapped by Wagamama to serve its customers some culture

Step into a Wagamama restaurant and you expect friendly service served alongside contemporary Asian dishes. U.K. visitors to the chain will now get a taste of nine emerging English artists too. Working with Moniker Projects, the new program goes by the name Art and Eat. With Moniker, Wagamama started placing installations in their restaurants last month, also splashing the art on placemats and bookmarks that …

CH Local: Chicago

From modern haberdasheries to hole-in-the-wall taquerias, our latest jumping-off points for navigating the Second City

Known alternately as the Windy City and Second City, Chicago may be more known for what it isn’t (New York), than what it is. Home to the third-largest South Asian, Mexican and Puerto Rican populations in the U.S., a just-announced bike-sharing program and a growing cast of restaurants serving up much more than just deep-dish, there’s plenty of reasons to check out the northerly metropolis. …