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Crucial Updates: Japan's Naked Restaurant, 'Top Chef' South Africa, More

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Top Chef South America contestants
Top Chef South America contestants

Remember that nude pop-up restaurant in Japan that was barring overweight or older dinersAccording to RocketNews24, due to the backlash and many requests to lift these restrictions, organizers for the "Men of Amrita" pop-up restaurant in Tokyo have eliminated rules on weight, age, and dress — for two days of the 2-month-long pop-up. The new rules, listed here (translated), state that anyone age "20 to 120" may make a reservation and that there is no weight limit. Reservations are still available.

Top Chef brought its culinary competition and chef kingmaker formula to Mexico earlier this year, and now the franchise is headed to South AfricaA press release notes that local talent will star in and host the new series, which airs its first episode on July 12.

In other TV news, more famous faces land on the Food Network this fall: The Smollett family, including Jussie Smollett (Empire) and Jurnee Smollett (Underground) and their siblings star in Smollett Eats, a show about the family's favorite recipes. It's set to air this August. Then, Ayesha Curry's burgeoning career as a food person takes off with a new show called Ayesha's Homemade, which makes its debut this fall.