Umm, Newsweek? Really?
As you can see the cover story is about great restaurants around the world. Naturally you would illustrate that… well, this way.
I'm not naive about the apparent desire among the surviving newsweeklies to drum up interest by putting something on the cover that will make people stop and take a look– Newsweek calling Obama the "first gay president," or Time's recent cover featuring a breast feeding three-year-old.
Over the years we've noticed other odd covers; Time seems to have a thing for representing breast cancer with, well, breasts:
Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown recently told the New York Times that the cover represents a "unique seduction point for readers." Something like that.