By now, you've heard the news, yes? London is getting a clothing-optional restaurant. Buoyed by their success running a popular Breaking Bad-themed bar (ABQ), the folks at the British collective called Lollipop are launching this pop-up eatery, "The Bunyadi," early this summer. You can read all about it on the website, And if you want to be notified when tickets are available, you can surrender your email addresses. More than 11,000 people have already done so.
Is this a new idea? Not at all. Technically, Adam and Eve were the first people to dine in the nude. But they didn't know they were naked, and there were no cultural norms, so they don't count. Below, we offer a highly selective timeline of nude dining around the world.
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60 C.E. (Rome)
Ancient urns show men and women dining in the buff—in a way that idealizes the leisure and pleasures of the convivium (AKA Roman banquet). "Feasts of the senses" were encouraged in elite private quarters. Vomiting optional.