Please join the Instructables Restaurant.

I will open an open-source restaurant that is completely made of, and only serves food based on the original instructables all the members on have made or will make.

I mean, every chair, dishwasher, menucard, light etc. and all the food, will together be the restaurant. And I would like to ask you guys for your brilliant, funny, original ideas concerning all aspects restauranty. Inside the restaurant everything will be presented with the original instruction and accreditation to the maker. I have been involved in several pilot and concept restaurants in the past like Food Facility, a restaurant based on take-out restaurants by Catalonian designer Marti Guixe, and The Micro-Green Restaurant by Debra Solomon of Both at Mediamatic in Amsterdam, where I was at the time working as an exhibition maker. I would appreciate it so much if you'd get involved in this and share your ideas with me to make it into an incredible creative place for adventurous diners, and maybe the first open source restaurant ever created (but i'm not sure about that and I guess it doesn't really matter anyway). In some restaurants you can buy the stuff you see, in this restaurant you'll go home knowing how to re-create what you just enjoyed, be it the food or the chair you sat on.

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arne hendriks (author) 7 years ago
It's open!

Now let's work some of the great ideas that have been posted some time ago into it.
Or even better, make one yourself!
Awesome idea! I'd love to see this place built!

One of the desserts could be LED Jigglies in a dark, LED themed room. Or you could have a dog washing station out back to attract the local pet owners, along with some of the doggy treats on this site. You could also serve Roy Rogers and Shirley Temples.
arne hendriks (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll9 years ago
I think LED will be an essential part of this for sure. About the local pet owners, give me a minute to think about it. Thanks for this. I'd love to hear more!
A Time Fountain would be a great piece for the LED theme.
arne hendriks (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll9 years ago
A LED themed event, is a great idea. Please keep adding ideas on this.
Or you could serve SPAM

technick299 years ago
Sounds delicious! Keep us updated on your progress, and best of luck.
arne hendriks (author)  technick299 years ago
Will do.
Kiteman9 years ago
I know nothing about the restaurant trade, but this sounds like a great idea!

Do you have a location yet, or is this still at the idea stage?

Kiteman brainstorms...

  • Pictures of Robot everywhere. If you have a Kids menu, the back is the template to make Smart's Paper Robot.
  • Copies of The Book for sale at the door.
  • Screwdrivers with the handles removed could be cool chopsticks
  • There's a "creative quarter" in Amsterdam? Put your cafe there.
  • Have a Making space - make the floor above or below the restaurant a workshop with several small workbenches with sets of tools so that people can make things from the site, whilst eating cake and drinking coffee that they put on an invisible bookshelf above the bench.
  • Dress waiting staff like this
  • Have making evenings (talk to Star about Miters evenings)
  • Have a Swap Night once a month - people can bring in things they have made, and either swap with each other, or barter with you for food and drink. Bartered items would then go on sale in the restaurant, displayed on shelves around the room (like other restaurants sell paintings).
arne hendriks (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
Hi Kiteman, I love the kidsmenu idea: I guess what we need to find instructables for 1. A delicious kids menu. And 2. An outline for a paper robot. Put it together and bingo. The books could be complimentary reading in the lounge area. Screwdrivers: I have to see this. it would be great if there are instrcutables for making cutlery. Good point but I'd also like it to be right in the middle of the regular Amsterdam crowd, not just the overtly creatives. This way it might reach a more diverse public making space: DONE. Dressing the staff with clothes designed from instrcutables would be fun. making evenings: Absolutley! The SWAP Night: DONE. I'd love to hear more ideas about this. Do you have experience with something like it? Anyhow, you already have to be on our WALL of DIY Fame.
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