With the onslaught of winter there is something deep-rooted in our psyches, inherited from our hairy Neanderthal ancestors, that makes us want to fill our bellies full of good, hearty fare. So here at Black Tomato with our minds on our stomachs, we're bringing you our pick of the weirdest and most wonderful places around the globe to indulge your inner gluton.
Heart Attack Grill, Dallas
This calorific eatery puts America's obeasity epidemic inbetween two baps, melts some cheese on it and gobbles it whole in a sheer act of defiance. The Heart Attack Grill offers aggressively unhealthy food, pictured here is the 'Quadruple Bypass Burger', a real artery clogger.
The Rootmaster, London
The Rootmaster in London's east end is the epitomy of environmetal friendlyness and healthy living. This vegan cafe or 'bustaurant' put this decommisioned routemaster bus to exceptionally unique use after it retired from 40 years of service in 2004.
Modern Toilet, Taiwan
The bathroom and the dining room are two rooms that should be kept apart at all costs, if not for hygiene reasons, then for the sheer aesthetic carnage an amalgamation of the two brings to mind. But in Taiwan toilet-themed restaurants are becoming ever more popular. While you perch on brightly coloured toilet seats, food is served in miniature sinks, bathtubs and urinals.
The Yellow Treehouse, New Zealand
This architecturally stunning chrysalis-shaped restaurant sits ten metres off the ground in a vertigionous Redwood tree near Warkworth, north of Auckland. The idea behind the Yellow Treehouse upon its construction was to source all products and services through Yellow Pages listings.
Coober Pedy, Australia
In sun scorched Coober Pedy, deep in Australia's outback it's a case of home under the range. Life flourishes underground in this desolete mining town, where temperatures reach 50c on the ground. Locals have carved out an otherwordly existance under the ground, everything from churches to restaurants sit secretly out of the suns inhospitable rays.