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  • Michelle Obama reveals her ´modest´ $600k changes to White House State Dining Room -

    07/07/2015 9:10:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Michelle Obama has given a touch-up to the White House State Dining Room, the latest interior design change that will endure long after she leaves the building at a cost of $595,000. Her modest changes to the room where many dinners and other events are held follow this year´s more dramatic remake of the Old Family Dining Room and the unveiling of the Obama china service. The change, which has been years in the making, comes just months after head florist Laura Dowling quit her post and was escorted from the building by security. Scroll down for video -DailyMail.com reported
  • Cancer Patient Forced To Remove Hat at Nashville Restaurant

    12/17/2013 4:03:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 281 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 12/16/13 | Jason Lamb
    Morton's The Steakhouse, a high-end restaurant chain, is responding after a firestorm of complaints on social media about how it treated a cancer patient dining at its Nashville location over the weekend. A man undergoing chemotherapy treatments says he was asked to take off his hat because it violated the restaurant's dress code. Robert Chambers says he put on a beanie to keep him warm --combating the side effects of his chemotherapy treatments. Chambers says a waitress then told him to take off the hat because it was against dress code. After explaining that Chambers had cancer, a manager came...
  • Alleged dining scofflaw nabbed at Azorean (police were harassing him “because he is black and gay,”)

    06/14/2013 8:54:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Gloucester (MA) Times ^ | June 12, 2013 | Marjorie Nesin
    A man who has sampled many of Gloucester’s restaurants then ducked out before paying his bills was arrested in a final fiasco at Azorean Sunday night. Steven Davis, 50, had allegedly left Tom Shea’s in Essex without paying the tab, hopped into a taxi cab for an unpaid trip to Azorean in Gloucester, then downed a drink at Azorean without paying up before police arrived about 10 p.m. and ended the spree with his arrest. This came after a 7:30 p.m. trip to Short & Main the same day, a restaurant not far from his Main Street home.
  • From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs

    04/21/2013 3:30:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 91 replies
    NPR ^ | April 2, 2013 | Alastair Bland
    Matt Miller, an Idaho-based science writer with The Nature Conservancy, says rodents and other small livestock represent a low-impact meat alternative to carbon-costly beef. Miller, who is writing a book about the ecological benefits of eating unconventional meats, visited Colombia several years ago. At the time, he says, conservation groups were expressing concern about local ranchers clearing forest to provide pasture for their cattle — activity that was causing erosion and water pollution. "They were encouraging people to switch from cattle to guinea pigs," Miller says. "Guinea pigs don't require the land that cattle do. They can be kept in...
  • San Francisco bans naked dining

    11/03/2011 3:00:41 PM PDT · by Strk321 · 29 replies
    There's one for Michael Savage to comment on. Seriously, that city is disgusting. Potholes, junkies, bums, naked gay men walking around everywhere, etc.Yuck.
  • America's Most Bizarre Restaurants

    11/20/2010 8:00:49 PM PST · by DemforBush · 23 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 11/20/10 | Nicholas Gill
    Sometimes, food alone cannot make a meal. Your overall enjoyment in a restaurant can be radically enhanced by the right atmosphere and setting. For example, many believe that fish and seafood taste better in view of water. It's not that the composition of the food is actually any different, but rather that when your brain is stimulated your reception to seafood is altered...
  • Muslims Sue Jailers

    09/27/2010 8:04:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies · 1+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 25 September 2010 | John Semmens
    Two Muslim inmates in the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma, Washington have filed suit alleging that their religious rights aren’t being respected. Inmates Raymond Wesley Garland and Larry Edward Tarrer are being assisted by the ACLU in pursuit of their case. While the jail is providing halal compliant meals and is allowing time for the five daily prayers required of Muslims, the plaintiffs contend that this is insufficient. “We are still compelled to dine amongst unbelievers,” Garland complained. “This is forbidden by sharia law.” “If we are in our cells when it is time for prayer there is no problem,”...
  • Dining Critic Tries Nutraloaf, the Prison Food for Misbehaving Inmates

    08/27/2010 10:42:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    ChicagoMag.com ^ | September 2010 | Jeff Ruby
    JUSTICE IS BLAND: I eat Nutraloaf, the all-in-one "disciplinary loaf" served at Cook County JailInmates at Cook County Jail are allowed three privileges: television, books, and food. The staff has no compunction about denying its most difficult residents either of the first two, but under the Constitution, correctional facilities can’t withhold food. Nothing in the Eighth Amendment, however, says the food has to taste good. “This is not the Four Seasons,” says Tom Dart, the Cook County sheriff. “Inmates who are injuring people in jail will get their nutritional needs met, but we will not cater to their culinary desires.”...
  • Chinese diners eat live fish in YouTube video

    11/18/2009 8:14:12 AM PST · by Callahan · 40 replies · 1,236+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/18/09 | Ben Leach
    Animal rights campaigners have criticised the Chinese over their extreme eating habits after a video of diners eating a live fish became a hit on the internet. The film, in which a part-fried fish is shown breathing and wriggling on a plate as it is being slowly eaten alive in a restaurant, has been posted on the video-sharing website YouTube. In order to keep the carp alive chefs cook its body but wrap its head in a wet cloth to keep it breathing, before covering it in sauce and serving in on a plate. The YouTube video shows diners, who...
  • Royers Round Top Cafe

    08/22/2009 12:44:29 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 344+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 08/22/2009 | Stacey Winder
    Situated in a tiny town that you'd miss if you blink, I have found the best sandwich I've ever eaten in my life! We were coming home to Cypress from a weekend in Austin, and decided to take a detour and drive down some country roads to do some exploring. We stumbled upon Royers Round Top Cafe in Round Top, Texas (population 77) near Brenham. The sandwich that I have fallen head over heels in love with is called The Grilled Shrimp BLT with a special OMG next to the title
  • is reading at the table considered bad manners?

    07/16/2009 7:47:15 AM PDT · by franksolich · 62 replies · 1,268+ views
    conservativecave ^ | July 16, 2009 | franksolich
    Much to my disconcertment, last night (Wednesday night), a local dowager had complained about my "bad manners" of reading while dining with nine other people; not to me--she had complained to friends of mine. I was reading the Encyclopedia Americana, specifically the entries about the silkworm industry in France during the 1840s, while everybody else was yik-yakking away. Of course, there's a practical matter here; too many people, too much light and movement, too much color, which to me is "noise," and so I can't keep track of what's being said, or what I think's being said. What is one...
  • The $175 burger is a haute handful for rarefied tastes

    05/20/2008 6:17:19 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 35 replies · 188+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 20th 2008 | RACHEL WHARTON
    Forget talk of a recession - a new $175 burger has set the city's gold standard for conspicuous consumption. Literally. The Richard Nouveau - from the Wall Street Burger Shoppe, natch - comes topped with a blizzard of real gold flakes, plus 25 grams of black truffles, a seared slab of foie gras and an aged Gruyere typically reserved for a high-class cheese tray.
  • Fine Dining With the Kerry's (time to revive the thread..)

    11/01/2006 12:50:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1,261+ views
    JohnKerry.com ^ | 11-01-2006 | Self
    Well, John is in Seattle today on a whirlwind tour to shore up support for the upcoming elections. He is also making lots of speeches. We like it when John speaks out. We want him to speak out even more! So, on our quest to aid his efforts, we are offering a few menu options for his entourage on the road. Oh, he may look like he eats at Wendys, but then just ends up throwing the food in the trash! So, here are a few menu options for the Senator's delicate palate. Oh, and by the way, if you...
  • The worst fat

    10/23/2006 7:35:12 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 52 replies · 1,683+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 23, 2006 | Naila Moreira
    A proposed ban on trans fats in New York and Chicago restaurants has attracted national attention and posed a question for cities like Boston: Are such bans the best way to make people healthier? Trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, were created as a replacement for saturated fats, long known to cause heart disease. Like saturated fats, trans fats are tasty, partially solid, and don't spoil, making them ideal ingredients in cookies, candy bars, and that crispy outer coat of a French fry. Many restaurants use them in deep fryers, where they can be stored and reused, and...
  • Entrees Reach $40, and, Sorry, the Sides Are Extra

    10/21/2006 4:12:36 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 202 replies · 4,108+ views
    NY Times ^ | 21 October 2006 | Jodi Kantor
    A new dish is appearing on menus across the nation. Restaurateurs say they have little choice other than offer it, though it horrifies many customers. That item is the $40 entree. Until recently, such prices were the stuff of four-star, white-tablecloth meals, the kind that ended with a diamond ring on the petit four tray. But now entrees over $40 can be found in restaurants that are merely upscale, where diners wear jeans and tote children. In geographic terms, New York and Las Vegas have led the charge, and in culinary ones, luxury items like steak and lobster were first...
  • Commissary, School Agencies Support Family Dining Day (Commissary=Grocery Store for Civilians)

    08/28/2006 6:04:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 199+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – The Defense Commissary Agency is partnering with a national anti-substance-abuse organization to promote the concept of families dining together as a means of establishing healthy lifestyles for young people, a DeCA spokesperson said today. “Since we’re the food leader for the military, anything that has to do with family quality and family lifestyles and focuses on eating is a good thing for us to be involved in,” said Bonnie Powell during a telephone interview with American Forces Press Service from her organization’s headquarters at Fort Lee, Va. DeCA will support and celebrate “Family Day...
  • Food for thought: Dining facility continues to break records

    03/29/2006 4:31:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 462+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. Ann P. Knabe
    3/29/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Thirty-five tons of apples, oranges, bananas and plums, 1,600 gallons of milk, 16 tons of grilled chicken breasts and 39,040 candy bars. The list of food consumed here in one month goes on and on. “It’s an amazing operation,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Schields, 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron commander, referring to the largest food service operation in the region. “No matter how you slice and dice it, the 379th feeds more people than any other base in the theater.” On any given day, the food service flight serves 14,000 meals at the Manhattan, Independence...
  • GITMO Dining

    06/16/2005 3:47:20 PM PDT · by NordP · 8 replies · 477+ views
    Restaurant Advertisement | 06/16/2005 | NordP
    GITMO Special - Lemon Chicken Featured Entree at SoCal Johnny Carino's!
  • Woman bites into finger at San Jose restaurant (human digit in chili!)

    03/23/2005 5:13:51 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 67 replies · 3,581+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/23/05 | Maria Alicia Gaura
    A diner bit into a segment of human finger while digging into a bowl of chili at a San Jose Wendy's restaurant Tuesday night, Santa Clara County health officials said today. The woman, who asked officials not to name or even describe her, spit out the well-cooked digit and reportedly warned other diners to stop eating. She then became sick to her stomach. Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Martin Fenstersheib said today the woman was horrified "due to the unpleasant sensation of having this (object) in her mouth." But he said the finger had been cooked at a high...
  • New Healthy Beverage For All Restaurants Now Arises! (Zot of a Salesman.)

    01/13/2005 9:15:53 PM PST · by BusinessMan · 60 replies · 4,551+ views
    01-14-2005 | Lyndon Cena
  • Looking for something to do in Indy (VANITY)

    11/04/2004 9:49:44 AM PST · by Frapster · 6 replies · 501+ views
    11/04/04 | Frapster
    Hi all - pardon the vanity but I'm needing some help from my Freeper friends. Tomorrow is my wife's birthday and all week I had been planning on taking her and some friends out. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time getting any solid recommendations. We are not interested in really dancing or karaoke or anything like that. We are mostly interested in a good atmosphere where we can socialize and see something interesting. Someone recommended Julian's downtown and that's a definite possibility as it offers many options. Any other recommendations along those lines would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your...
  • Fine Detroit Dining for the Kerrys

    09/14/2004 5:23:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 820+ views
    me ^ | self | self
    Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" is now spinning out of control, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had...
  • Man Arrested Over Tiny Tip (on dinner tab for large group)

    09/13/2004 9:55:48 AM PDT · by wmichgrad · 147 replies · 3,266+ views
    CBSNews ^ | Sept. 13, 2004 | Associated Press
    (AP) A New York City man accused of leaving an inadequate tip at a restaurant was arrested, fingerprinted and photographed for a mug shot. Humberto A. Taveras, 41, faces a misdemeanor charge of theft of services after he and his fellow diners argued with Soprano's Italian and American Grill managers over the legality of requiring an 18 percent tip for large parties. "They chased us down like a bunch of criminals," Taveras said. "It killed our weekend." Taveras and eight others had pizza at the restaurant in this resort village Sunday night. He told the Glens Falls Post-Star they weren't...
  • Fine Portland Dining for the Kerrys

    08/13/2004 2:29:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,036+ views
    me ^ | August 13, 2004 | self
    Howdy. Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" rolls on, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus like the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. Gosh, maybe that's what you and the missus had a spat over recently: stayed in separate rooms. She might have even said "shove it". We all saw that...
  • Fine Santa Monica Dining for the Kerrys

    08/11/2004 12:42:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1,201+ views
    me ^ | Aug. 12, 2004 | self
    Bonsoir! Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" continues, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at...
  • Fine Las Vegas Dining for the Kerrys

    08/10/2004 5:17:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,378+ views
    self ^ | Nov. 10, 04 | me
    Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" continues, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at a...
  • Fine Grand Canyon Dining for the Kerrys

    08/09/2004 3:44:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1,220+ views
    self ^ | self | self
    Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" continues, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at a...
  • Fine Cape Girardeau Dining for the Kerrys

    08/04/2004 10:08:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 877+ views
    self ^ | August 4, 2004 | self
    Well, Senator Kerry, the flyover tour continues it must be just so hard on your stomachs. You are getting smarter though! You and the missus didn't even show up to that stupid Milwaukee Dairy Queen or that grubby Leon's BBQ place to throw your food away! Hey, I know you said you'd go, but you cleverly ducked that one and ate some fine cuisine at Pieces of Eight on the lakefront. Pretty slick my friend. It was a scenic location and the missus probably approved of that one. We understand that you and the missus are used to the finest...
  • Fine Jefferson City Dining for the Kerry's

    08/03/2004 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,720+ views
    Self ^ | August 3, 2004 | self
    Senator Kerry, as your tour over "Flyover Country" continues, it must be really hard on your stomachs. You and the missus are used to the finest cuisine and now have to look like you are eating like the locals. All the little people are so impressed! I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the garbage. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at a...
  • Fine Beloit Dining for the Kerry's

    08/02/2004 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 984+ views
    self ^ | August 2, 2004 | self
    Now Senator Kerry. I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at stop and threw the local food in the Trash. We all saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at some fancy place uptown so you and missus wouldn't have to eat all that "flyover country" garbage that the little people call food. I know that a wealthy "Uber" class person such as yourself wants to really eat the way you are used to....
  • Fine Dubuque Dining for the Kerry's

    08/01/2004 9:26:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 2,328+ views
    self ^ | August 1, 04 | self
    Hey Senator Kerry. I know you must have been embarassed by the revelation that you ate on the bus at your last stop. We saw that you really didn't eat at Wendy's. I mean, everyone thought you were eating at Wendy's, but then you had some take out at some fancy place uptown so you and missus wouldn't have to eat all that "flyover country" garbage that the little people call food. I know that a wealthy "Uber" class person such as yourself wants to really eat the way you are used to. So, as a service to your campaign,...
  • Visiting Grand Rapids Area - Need Dining Suggestions

    06/18/2004 7:40:22 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 386+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 2004.06.19 | B-Chan
    Hey, Michigan Freepers — Team B-Chan is going to be in the Grand Rapids area all of next week on a business trip, and I was wondering if any of you could suggest some good places to eat. We love to eat at good restaurants, so please, no Perkins or other chain places — we're looking for fine dining restaurants (swanky is OK), good home cooking joints (need not be swanky), or other unique eating opportunities. All suggestions welcome!
  • Where To Eat In Grand Rapids, MI?

    06/10/2003 11:26:46 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 5 replies · 298+ views
    -- ^ | 2003.06.11 | B-chan
    I'm traveling to Michigan next week as part of my 2003 personal appearance / lecture tour, and will be staying in the Grand Rapids area for several days. While I'm there, I'm planning to take a group of close friends out for a really good dinner -- but, since I've only been to western MI once in my life (to Michigan Dunes, almost 20 years ago!), I have no idea where to take them. Therefore, I'm asking if any of you denizens of the Mitten can tell a lost Texan where he can find a decent (Ruth's Chris or above)...
  • Man Pleads Guilty in Union Case

    08/27/2002 3:21:27 PM PDT · by dgallo51 · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Business - AP ^ | Thu Aug 22, 9:29 PM ET | LEIGH STROPE, AP Labor Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A partner with an accounting firm specializing in organized labor pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to helping leaders of the iron workers international union hide $1.5 million in entertainment and dining expenses on annual disclosure reports to the Labor Department Frank J. Massey, 50, a certified public accountant and partner in the Washington offices of accounting firm Thomas Havey LLP, agreed to cooperate with the government in its criminal investigation of embezzlement and fraud at the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. The union has about 140,000 members. Investigators say Massey's cooperation...
  • JESUS CRUST

    05/10/2002 12:38:04 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 9 replies · 307+ views
    Seattle Stranger ^ | May 10 2002 | Amy Jenniges
    Danny Piecora is a businessman to the core. When he moved to Seattle from Brooklyn in 1978, he saw a void on Capitol Hill: There wasn't any New York-style pizza. So he opened Piecora's Pizza at 14th and Madison. Now, two decades later, 49-year-old Piecora sees another void on Capitol Hill--one that he intends to fill with God. On Sunday, May 5, Piecora, along with Pastor Bud Kolstad, 52, who has opened churches in Bellevue and Salem, Oregon, inaugurated his "Church on the Hill," a non-denominational organization that convenes in the pizzeria. Holding services in the pizzeria--in the newest...