The Fork Awakens: The Star Wars Pop-Up Restaurant Is the Stuff of Dreams

04/25/2016 at 02:30 PM ET

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Star Wars fans, grab your utensils.

You can now enjoy a Star Wars-themed dining experience far more sophisticated than binging on the franchise’s themed Campbell’s soups. The Fork Awakens, a pop-up restaurant opening in London for six nights starting June 23, will offer a Star Wars-inspired feast that includes a “welcome cocktail, four course interactive meal, set design and entertainment.” The meal will cost £55 (around $80), but don’t expect to know where it will take place, even if you land a ticket: the venue will be revealed 48 hours before the actual event.

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The menu includes Tusken Raiders Larva Soufflé, Mini ‘Banthaburgers, ‘Hutt Dogs and more dishes that only sound appealing if you get the references.

“It is a period of culinary abundance: rebel spies have managed to steal secret recipes to the empire’s canteen and Aunt Beru, and take them to the Death star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet,” the event’s description reads. “Set in Darth Vader’s kingdom, the fork awakens will take Foodtroopers into an immersive journey through time and space, with many familiar encounters and interactive adventures along the way.”

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Be warned: The dinner, which lasts from 7 to 10 p.m., may include “occasional outbreaks of shocking violence.”

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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We LOVE Star Wars food! We make it all the time. So, if you just can’t make it to London, and want to make your own instead check out. There are lots of Star Wars inspired dishes there.

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