publication date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Hoaxes

clue: London's #1 restaurateur didn't have to travel far from home for inspiration.

explanation: Butler invented The Shed at Dulwich, a fictional restaurant that he and his friends gradually promoted until it was ranked as the #1 restaurant in London on TripAdvisor. Before revealing the hoax, he decided to have a last bit of fun by serving real customers for one night, dressing up his back yard as if it was The Shed. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates


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