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  • At Beijing Zoo, don’t feed the animals (but feel free to eat one)

    05/20/2010 10:16:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,383+ views
    csmonitor ^ | May 20, 2010 | Peter Ford
    Beijing Hey kids, wanna go to the zoo today and look at the crocodiles? And then maybe eat one? The meat might be pungent, but the concept seems somewhat tasteless. The Beijing Zoo puts the same animals on its restaurant menu as it keeps behind bars. Crocodile, kangaroo, antelope, and hippopotamus are among the species that visitors can go the zoo to admire on the hoof, and then savor at lunch – steamed, braised, or roasted – at the Bin Feng Tang restaurant.
  • Panera cafe says pay what you want

    05/18/2010 11:39:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies · 1,795+ views
    AP via ^ | May 18, 2010 | Christopher Leonard
    CLAYTON, Mo. - Panera Bread Co. is asking customers at a new restaurant to pay what they want. The national bakery and restaurant chain launched a new nonprofit store here this week that has the same menu as its other 1,400 locations. But the prices are a little different — there aren't any. Customers are told to donate what they want for a meal, whether it's the full suggested price, a penny or $100.
  • Dine Like It's 1955

    04/19/2010 11:46:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 497+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Apr 19, 2010 | SAJID FAROOQ
    San Francisco restaurant celebrates its anniversary by turning back the prices You may get tired of hearing you grandfather tell you how cheap things were in the 1950s but Tuesday is your chance to walk in his shoes without getting annoyed. Villa Romana in San Francisco's Sunset district will celebrate its 55th anniversary Tuesday by turning back its menu to 1955 prices. The authentic Napolo restaurant was opened when a 16-year-old Antonio Accardo got off the boat from Italy and somehow convinced the Bank of America to give him a loan to open the restaurant. Try doing that in today's...
  • Virginia Governor Signs the Guns Allowed In Restaurant Bill

    04/16/2010 6:18:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 405+ views ^ | 15 April, 2010 | VCDL
    Virginia --( Today the Governor signed most of the gun bills that were on his desk. He made suggested changes to the other bills and sent them back to the General Assembly for a vote. NOTE: the bills below will not become effective until JULY 1st. So don’t carry concealed in a restaurant that serves alcohol, or if you don’t have a CHP, don’t have a handgun within reach, but locked in a compartment or container in your vehicle until then. ALSO, VCDL will be celebrating the restaurant ban repeal on July 1, so mark your calendars. We will be...
  • Alan Grayson goes nuts at a Perkins family restaurant (goes nuts? He IS nuts!)

    04/09/2010 10:01:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 3,508+ views ^ | 4/9/10 | Michelle Milken
    So, here is Democrat MSNBC host-wannabe Alan Grayson starring in his latest unhinged YouTube instant classic. Yesterday, Orange County Florida Republicans were having a regular meeting at their local Perkins family restaurant when Grayson crashed the gathering — and started mouthing off about being interrupted and “spied on.” He told one of the attendees that he barged in on to “talk a walk” and cursed several times. Via Tea Party Patriots Live: On Thursday, April 8th, 2010, Congressman Alan Grayson, Democrat in Florida’s 8th district, interrupted a district meeting of the local Orange County Republican Executive Committee. The meeting was...
  • 4 Killed in California Restaurant Shooting

    04/04/2010 5:52:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 27 replies · 1,468+ views ^ | April 4, 2010 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - A gunman walked into a San Fernando Valley restaurant Saturday and opened fire, killing four people and wounding two others, police said. Three men were pronounced dead at the scene of the 4:40 p.m. attack at the Hot Spot Mediterranean Cafe, according to Los Angeles Police officer Rosario Herrera. Another man died of his wounds after being rushed to a hospital. She said two others people were hospitalized, one in critical condition. Police are searching for the suspected gunman, described only as male around 30 years old.
  • A Tribute to Ben & Nikki Goeser(TN)

    04/03/2010 6:35:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 700+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 2 April, 2010 | Linda Walker
    One year ago today, the world lost a special man that I never had the privilege of meeting. Yet this man left a huge impact on the world after his death. On April 2, 2009, Hank Wise walked into Johnny's Sports Bar in Nashville, Tenn. He had stalked Nikki Goeser as she and her husband Ben Goeser ran their karaoke business at various clubs throughout the area. Wise had tormented Nikki for months and had often been told to leave her alone. Yet that fateful night one year ago today left Ben Goeser gunned down by this jealous beast. But...
  • Kitchens stand empty as young French lose their appetite for la cuisine(victim of 35-hr week)

    04/01/2010 2:15:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 974+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 04/01/10
    April 1, 2010 Kitchens stand empty as young French lose their appetite for la cuisine La Grange aux Fleurs, a rural restaurant in a 100-year-old converted barn that serves such dishes as stuffed pigs’ trotters, is the embodiment of the Gallic gastronomic tradition. But when Denis Dufosset, the owner, put it up for sale to take a break from his duties in the kitchen, he had a nasty surprise: no one made an offer. The reason, he says, is that young French people are turning their backs on la cuisine in favour of easier trades with shorter hours. /snip In...
  • Yousuf Al-Sharrafi... [..."Suicide Operations in Israeli Buses and Restaurants"]

    03/30/2010 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 507+ views
    Video Clip: "Title of Video: Yousuf Al-Sharrafi, Palestinian Legislative Council Member from Hamas, Calls for Suicide Operations in Israeli Buses and Restaurants" Clip #2436 Broadcast: March 17, 2010 # Transcript: March 17, 2010 Clip No. 2436 "Yousuf Al-Sharrafi, Palestinian Legislative Council Member from Hamas, Calls for Suicide Operations in Israeli Buses and Restaurants" SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an interview with PLC member Dr. Yousef Al-Sharrafi, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on March 17, 2010." SNIPPET: "If the enemy knew that it would pay the price – especially through martyrdom operations in its buses and its restaurants...
  • SB239 (Restaurant Carry & Car Carry Rules Fix) scheduled for sponsor testimony (OH)

    03/20/2010 8:47:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 307+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 19 March, 2010 | cbaus
    The Senate Judiciary on Criminal Justice Committee, chaired by Sen. Tim Grendell (R-18), will hear sponsor testimony on SB239, introduced this week by Senator Shannon Jones and Senator Tim Schaffer to allow citizens who hold a valid concealed handgun license (CHL) to carry a firearm in restaurants, and to reduce burdensome restrictions regarding how a license holder must transport a firearm in a car, on Wednesday, March 24 at 10:15 AM in the Senate Building's South Hearing Room. "This bill makes Ohio's laws more consistent with the norm for what other states are doing," said Senator Jones. "Six years after...
  • Bill for restaurant carry and vehicle gun transport reform introduced in Ohio

    03/18/2010 7:48:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 159+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 March, 2010 | Daniel White
    Ohio Senate Bill 239 was introduced yesterday by Senators Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, and Shannon Jones, R-Springboro. The bill has two primary provisions. First, it contains a restaurant carry provision similar to House Bill 203 (that bill is currently still in committee). The reform in this bill would "permit a concealed carry licensee to possess a firearm in liquor permit premises, or an open air arena, for which a D permit has been issued if the licensee is not consuming liquor or under the influence of alcohol or a drug of abuse." Among other places, this would primarily remove the current...
  • Legislative hits and misses(VA)

    03/18/2010 6:25:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 190+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 18 March, 2010 | Staff
    MISS Guns over cops Given a choice between the Second Amendment lobby and the law-and-order lobby, McDonnell chose guns. Lawmakers passed a bill allowing those with concealed-carry permits to bring their weapons into places that serve alcohol. Virginia Beach Police Chief Jake Jacocks compared the combination of firearms and alcohol to drinking and driving, pleading on behalf of the state's police chiefs for the governor to veto the legislation. McDonnell's spokesman said that won't happen.
  • State's police chiefs seek veto of guns-in-bars bill(VA)

    03/17/2010 5:51:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 296+ views
    The Virginia Pilot ^ | 17 March, 2010 | Deirdre Fernandes
    Calling guns in bars a "recipe for disaster," the state's police chiefs have pleaded with Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation that would ease Virginia's concealed weapon laws. Virginia Beach police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. sent a letter to McDonnell last week on behalf of the state association of chiefs comparing the combination of firearms and alcohol with drinking and driving. "We can fully expect that at some point in the future a disagreement that today would likely end up in a verbal confrontation, or a bar fight, will inevitably end with gunfire if you sign this legislation into law,"...
  • New guns-in-bars bill advances(TN)

    03/12/2010 6:07:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 170+ views ^ | 11 March, 2010 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- A new guns-in-bars bill cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday, a step toward allowing handgun-carry permit holders to go armed in restaurants that sell alcohol. A similar bill passed the General Assembly last year but was overturned by a Davidson County court that said it was unconstitutionally vague. While the state is appealing the Chancery Court ruling, "we don't know what the courts are going to do. So we would rather come back and make it clear for the permit holder where he can carry and not carry," Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, the bill's sponsor, told House Criminal...
  • Experience at Red Robins in Idaho Falls(Open Carry)

    02/27/2010 7:39:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies · 2,967+ views
    Open Carry ^ | 27 February, 2010 | Gizmoe142
    I went to Red Robin the other day with my Girl Friend. We went in and as always I was open carrying. most the time my gun never gets noticed and if it does not many people say anything, tonight was different. We went in and it was very busy the hostess took us to our seat, we sat down and the waiter came over introduced himself and then saw my gun. His immediately said wow thats cool and asked me what kind and caliber it was. I told him it was a Beretta M92 Custom Carry 9mm. He stood...
  • Virginia’s Restaurant Gun Ban Repeal Bill Up For Vote Tomorrow(Today, 16 February)

    02/16/2010 7:47:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 238+ views ^ | 15 Februray, 2010 | ammoland
    Virginia – -( The Senate engrossed Senator Hanger’s restaurant ban repeal (SB 334) in the same form it left the Senate Courts of Justice committee last week. That is good news as there was no mischief done to the bill. So, TOMORROW, February 16th, the Senate will vote on whether to pass the bill. This is the next major hurdle. If you have not contacted your Senator to urge him or her to support SB 334, NOW IS THE TIME! Today’s UpDate Today in the Senate Courts of Justice committee, the following bills were voted on: SB 79, Senator Reynolds,...
  • Guns in parks, restaurants gain first OK in Mississippi Legislature

    02/12/2010 6:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 159+ views ^ | 11 February, 2010 | Phil West
    JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi senators voted Wednesday to join Tennessee in allowing handgun-permit holders to carry their guns in most Mississippi parks, as well as restaurants and other locations. The National Rifle Association-backed legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Merle Flowers, R-Southaven, originally covered only parks but was amended to let permit holders carry their guns in restaurants, bars and unsecured government buildings unless the owners of those facilities post notices barring guns. Data Center: Search handgun-carry permits The measure now goes to the House and would have to be signed into law by Republican Gov. Haley Barbour if it passes...
  • State Senate Passes Bill On Concealed Guns(VA)

    02/12/2010 5:56:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 498+ views ^ | 11 February, 2010 | Catie Bec
    In downtown Richmond restaurants opinions are flowing freely about what will likely become a new Virginia law. It would allow Virginians to carry a concealed weapon in to a restaurant or bar. "I'm totally opposed to it," said Lulu's owner Steven Jurina. Jurina thinks mixing guns and alcohol puts their patrons and employees at risk. While the law says permitted and concealed gun carriers can bring the weapons inside, it says they can't drink any alcohol once they are. Owners say it's not enough. "On a concealed you don't know who is bringing it in, who has a permit, who...
  • Hooters chain seeks buyer; could fetch $250M

    02/10/2010 3:55:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies · 1,092+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2010 | James Covert
    Hooters is rattling its cans on Wall Street. The Atlanta-based "breast-aurant" chain -- famous for the scantily clad waitresses who serve up its burgers and spicy wings -- is beckoning prospective buyers, sources told The Post. Hooters has recently shopped itself to a number of private-equity firms as sales have sagged with the recession, sources said. The closely held company, meanwhile, is in advanced talks with a Connecticut-based investor that has been granted certain rights of refusal on any potential transaction, according to one source.
  • Delray restaurant's food is deadly, but will lawsuit kill it?

    01/29/2010 12:47:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 1,244+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | January 29, 2010 | John Tanasychuk
    Iggy Lena and Bob Kutnick knew it was a good idea — open a medically themed sports bar with unfashionable menu items, such as Chili Chest Pain Fries and The Heart Stopper, a three-pound burger. Decorate with a heart defibrillator and sharps containers. Make the tables look like wheelchairs, put salt and pepper in pill bottles and present the bill in a plastic first-aid kit. The result is their 6-week-old Heart Stoppers Sports Grill in Delray Beach, where the menu warns that "consumption of our food will definitely lead to obesity" and there is a standing offer of free food...
  • Restaurant Carry hearing recap(OH)

    01/21/2010 4:14:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 319+ views ^ | 20 January, 2010 | Daniel White
    Yesterday, House Bill 203, the bill Ohioans For Concealed Carry drafted the initial version of in conjunction with Representatives Danny Bubp and Jarrod Martin, had proponent testimony before the Public Safety and Homeland Security committee. This important fix would add restaurants to the current exemption that covers class D retail stores provided the licensee is not consuming alcohol. OFCC sent President Jeff Garvas, Vice President Bryan Torok, Executive Director Daniel White, and Legislative Coordinator Gary Witt to provide testimony in favor of the bill. OFCC also brought in special guest Nicole Goeser from Tennessee to tell her story to the...
  • NM Restaurant Association opposes concealed gun bill

    01/18/2010 6:57:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies · 768+ views ^ | 15 January, 2010 | Gwyneth Doland
    As it did last year when a similar bill was introduced, the New Mexico Restaurant Association has expressed its opposition to allowing concealed guns in restaurants that serve beer and wine. As Executive Director Carol Wight wrote today in The Independent Forum: “What if a customer comes into a restaurant with a bulge at their waistline… How do we know it’s not a gun? How do we know they have a license? Do we ask? If they don’t have a license doesn’t that put the server in a VERY awkward position? If they do have a license, are we required...
  • HB203 (Restaurant Carry) scheduled for proponent testimony in House committee(OH)

    01/15/2010 6:43:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 14 January, 2010 | cbaus
    House Bill 203, which seeks to "allow a concealed carry licensee who is not consuming liquor and is not under the influence to carry a concealed handgun in a retail food establishment or food service operation with any class liquor permit issued for the location," has been added to the House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security agenda for sponsor testimony today, Tuesday, January 19 at 3:00pm in Statehouse Hearing Room 122. The purpose for Tuesday's hearing is so that the committee may hear testimony on HB203 from the legislation's supporters. Buckeye Firearms Association will offer testimony in support...
  • The old-school way of memorizing diners' orders is fried

    01/12/2010 1:49:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies · 1,828+ views
    WP ^ | 01/12/10 | Steve Hendrix
    The old-school way of memorizing diners' orders is fried By Steve Hendrix Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, January 12, 2010; A01 Richard Weber can still do the hardest part of his job with both hands behind his back, literally. But maybe not for long. /snip All with nary an order pad in sight. "I've always gone by memory -- it just feels more professional that way," Weber said above the fork-and-knife clatter. "Sometimes you have to go into the walk-in cooler and scream, yeah, but usually I can keep it all straight without too much trouble." But the days of...
  • Virginia and New Mexico expected to repeal gun carry bans in alcohol serving restaurants

    01/05/2010 7:03:14 PM PST · by majstoll · 17 replies · 831+ views
    The ^ | January 5, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    If bill sponsors and gun owners get their way in Virginia and New Mexico this year they will be able to carry concealed handguns inside alcohol serving restaurants just like they already do in public shopping malls, movie theaters, and most other public places. . . . Should both bills pass, there will be only 7 states left still banning handgun carry in alcohol serving eateries.
  • LAMBERTVILLE: Restaurant owner jailed on attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault...

    12/04/2009 3:41:19 PM PST · by Cindy · 34 replies · 2,131+ views
    CENTRAL ^ | >MAY 14, 2009< | N/A
    "LAMBERTVILLE: Restaurant owner jailed on attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other charges" 14 May 2009 | Uncategorized LAMBERTVILLE — SNIPPET: "Khalid Altawarh, 36, who also goes by the name David Shookby, took the woman’s Jeep Wrangler and fled the scene when she escaped into the arms of a friend who had stopped by to see if she was all right. She had failed to show up for work that morning, May 8, police said. Plumstead Township, Pa., police Chief Duane E. Hasenauer said Mr. Altawarh has been charged with attempted homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other related...

    11/27/2009 5:12:04 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 822+ views ^ | 11/27/2009 | Staff
    You have spoken. The nominations are in for our Best Restaurant Contest! We have your picks and now it's time for you to crown the winners in each category.
  • Restaurants brace for dreary season as consumers lose appetite for dining out

    11/23/2009 8:12:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies · 1,396+ views
    LAT ^ | 11/24/09 | Jerry Hirsch
    Restaurants brace for dreary season as consumers lose appetite for dining out The number of people visiting restaurants has plunged for four quarters in a row, according to NPD Group. Some higher-end establishments are offering discounts for holiday parties. By Jerry Hirsch November 24, 2009 Adele Cabot and her husband used to dine out three to four times a week, regularly spending $75 to $100 at a sushi bar sampling rainbow rolls and yellowtail nigiri sushi. But that changed after Cabot, an adjunct professor of theater at UCLA, had to take a 6% salary cut. The couple now eat out...
  • Bistro boss explodes at &#%! staff

    11/21/2009 6:29:07 AM PST · by RayChuang88 · 55 replies · 1,508+ views
    New York Post web page ^ | November 21, 2009 | TODD VENEZIA and CAROLYN SALAZAR
    If you thought your boss was tough, try working at the Paradou restaurant. The owner of the Meatpacking District bistro made George Steinbrenner and Donald Trump look like pussycats, when he sent a profanity-laden e-mail memo to his staff demanding they get customers' e-mail addresses or be fired. "WHAT THE F - - - IS WRONG WITH YOU A - -HOLES?!?!?!" wrote Paradou owner Vadim Ponorovsky. "How many times do we have to tell you how important it is that you collect emails. "Everytime we have a slow night and you make no money and you sit there bitching about...
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
    ABC ^ | 05 NOV 09
  • ‘Men-only club’ announcement called mistake, retracted

    11/04/2009 3:36:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,102+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 4, 2009 | Donna Goodison
    Imagine launching a new restaurant and incurring the scrutiny of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Organization for Women before it even opens. That’s what happened to the owners of Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale, a “gastropub” opening this month in Downtown Crossing. Controversy erupted after Stoddard’s sent out a press release last month about its opening that included news of a private, membership-based “gentlemen-only Friday Club” on its lower level. After the plans came under criticism for excluding women - and possibly violating a state law that prohibits discrimination in public places - Stoddard’s “clarified” its policy...
  • Guns in restaurants policy proves itself in Tennessee

    08/12/2009 7:31:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 1,432+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 August, 2009 | Daniel White
    An article recently appeared in The Tennessean reporting on that state's experience one month after the passage of legislation allowing those citizens with concealed carry licenses to bring their firearms with them into restaurants that serve alcohol provided they do not drink. After Tennessee passed the law, it was challenged and upheld on court. Opponents of the bill predicted mayhem. "We apparently are going to have 225,000 vigilantes shooting in bars," said David Smith, one of the attorneys for the opposition. Of course, nothing of the sort actually occurred. The same thing happens every time a piece of pro-gun legislation...
  • Investment company of billionaire George Soros relishes big stake in Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Flashback)

    08/10/2009 7:13:12 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 17 replies · 969+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | 6/27/09 | Tim Knauss
    Syracuse, NY - Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, the popular Syracuse eatery, may have been founded by bikers. But now, it has a big corporate backer. Soros Strategic Partners LP, a private investment company launched by one of the world's wealthiest people, billionaire financier George Soros, owns 70 percent of the business, Dinosaur co-founder John Stage said today. Soros' company made the investment last year, but Stage kept it quiet until now. News leaked out after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que filed documents listing the company owners on an application for tax breaks in Troy, where Stage hopes to open his next restaurant. The Times Union...
  • NY restaurant uses Italian grandmas as chefs

    06/22/2009 1:53:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 706+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – Now that's Italian! A Staten Island restaurant is relying on a group of Italian-born grandmothers for its menus. The women take turns cooking at 35-seat Enoteca Maria, using recipes from the different parts of Italy they come from.
  • Three shootings in Oakland leave five injured

    06/21/2009 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 984+ views
    SF - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ^ | Sunday, June 21, 2009 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SNIPPET: "Then, at 1 a.m., police said two men opened fire in the parking lot of a Denny's in the 600 block of Hegenberger Road near the Oakland Coliseum. One of the wounded men reportedly went into the restaurant seeking help. He and the second victim were sent to the hospital, where they are listed in stable condition."
  • 2 in custody after fatal shooting at NM Denny's

    06/21/2009 2:06:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,796+ views
    (AP) via ^ | June 21, 2009 4:43 AM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Police were nearby and took one suspect into custody while another was arrested after a getaway car was followed to a nearby trailer park."
  • Hospital-themed restaurant offers 'bypass burgers' (Heart Attack Grill)

    06/19/2009 8:50:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 747+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/09 | Reuters
    The Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers are advertised at Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona June 17, 2009. The restaurant is known for their hospital theme and enormous burgers.
  • NRA says Bredesen ‘betrayed’ trust on ‘guns in bars’ veto

    05/30/2009 6:52:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies · 988+ views ^ | 29 May, 2009 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — The National Rifle Association is accusing Gov. Phil Bredesen of having “betrayed” a “trust” by vetoing legislation Thursday allowing handgun-carry permit holders to bring loaded weapons into establishments selling alcohol. The executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, Chris Cox, in a statement called the veto “a shock and a major disappointment to gun owners and supporters of the Second Amendment because Governor Bredesen had committed to supporting this legislation.” “During the 2006 campaign, Governor Bredesen assured Tennesseans — and the NRA in writing — that he would support this effort. NRA’s endorsement of Governor Bredesen...
  • Top UK restaurant closed as 400 diners taken ill (top-rated Fat Duck restaurant)

    03/06/2009 7:01:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 906+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/09 | Tim Castle
    LONDON (Reuters Life!) – British health officials said on Friday they were investigating 400 potential cases of food poisoning linked to top-rated Fat Duck restaurant, run by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal. The award-winning restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, is known for its chemistry-inspired dishes such as bacon and egg ice cream and snail porridge, with many courses frozen in liquid nitrogen. Blumenthal voluntarily closed the restaurant last month after around 40 diners complained of diarrhea and vomiting. The Health Protection Agency said the number had risen to 400 after media coverage of its investigation. "This is a very complex outbreak," said...
  • Mexico drug gang likely behind U.S. kidnapping (anti-kidnapping expert abducted in Mexico)

    12/16/2008 1:23:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 880+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | Robin Emmott
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – An American anti-kidnapping expert who was himself abducted last week in northern Mexico was likely snatched by drug traffickers seeking to protect their turf, police said on Tuesday. Gunmen hauled Felix Batista into a white SUV outside a restaurant last week in the relatively safe industrial city of Saltillo in Coahuila state, where he was giving seminars on security to police and business people. Batista, a Cuban-American from Miami who is credited with negotiating the release of people abducted by Colombian rebels, was snatched when he stepped outside the restaurant after answering a cell phone call,...
  • Dodgy diners at Seagrass in Melbourne Facebooked

    11/26/2008 6:53:25 PM PST · by Ozob · 3 replies · 851+ views ^ | Nov 27, 2008 | BOB HART
    Melbourne restaurateur Peter Leary has used Facebook to track down bill dodgers in his up-market establishment, Seagrass. The drama unfolded last week when a group of five young diners, after drinking at the bar, requested a table at the Southbank restaurant. Over dinner, they worked their way expertly through the menu, ordered and drank fine wines and, after ordering dessert, slipped out "for a smoke". They kept going.
  • Biden's Restaurant to Nowhere

    10/03/2008 2:38:47 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 69 replies · 4,097+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 3, 2008 | hot air
    Towards the end of last night's Joe Biden/Sarah Palin debate, Joe Biden said this: "All you have to do is to go down Union Street with me in Wilmington and go to Katie's restaurant..." Biden was referring to the long-closed Katie's Italian restaurant, which is actually two blocks away from Union Street. The establishment is now a Wings to Go.
  • Freep This Restaurant's Poll -- (Vanity)

    09/26/2008 12:25:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 567+ views
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  • Swiss restaurant to serve meals cooked with human breast milk

    09/18/2008 9:20:29 AM PDT · by Scythian · 32 replies · 265+ views
    A Swiss gastronomist has stirred a controversy in the tranquil Alpine republic after announcing that he will serve meals cooked with human breast milk. "We have all been raised on it. Why should we not include it into our diet?" Hans Locher, who has become Switzerland most controversial restaurant owner, said.
  • Restaurant makes meal out of war

    07/05/2008 9:00:03 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 12 replies · 112+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2008 | Keith Weir
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - At "Buns and Guns" you can order a "Kalashnikov" sandwich from a bullet-shaped menu, prepared by chefs in military fatigues with the roar of explosions as background music. This new fast food restaurant in Beirut's southern suburbs, where the Hezbollah movement holds sway, was the brainchild of co-owner Ali Hammoud. He said the war theme was a novel concept that had nothing to do with Lebanon's bloody recent history. BEIRUT (Reuters) - At "Buns and Guns" you can order a "Kalashnikov" sandwich from a bullet-shaped menu, prepared by chefs in military fatigues with the roar of explosions...
  • McDonald's Roosteraunt

    In an era of McNuggets and McChicken sandwiches, this bird brings new meaning to the term “fast food.” (A brown hen has taken up residence outside a McDonald’s in Temecula and, try as they might, neither the employees nor the customers can catch her.) That’s like a dog hanging out in front of a Chinese restaurant in Peking. Sure everything seems OK, until they catch you. Next thing you know, you’re the number 12, extra spicy, on the menu. (It has been almost four months...
  • Senate votes to privatize its failing restaurant

    06/10/2008 8:20:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 140+ views ^ | June 9, 2008 | see dubya
    I think Dianne Feinstein is definitely the less insane of my state’s Senators. She’s actually seeing a government-run program that’s losing money hand over fist (and has been for years–this isn’t just a Democrat thing, it’s a government thing) and releasing it into the private sector: “It’s cratering,” she said of the restaurant system. “Candidly, I don’t think the taxpayers should be subsidizing something that doesn’t need to be. There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like businesses.” Of course, ideology quickly came into play, because many of Feinstein’s fellow Dems...
  • Man injured after TWO 'nail bombs' are found in busy city centre restaurant

    05/22/2008 11:37:29 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 31 replies · 214+ views
    A city centre was evacuated today after two bombs were found - at least one of which exploded - at a busy lunchtime cafe. A man, who is believed to have set off the explosive device, was injured and has been taken into custody. At least one of the devices was believed to be a nail bomb. The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall, Stephen Otter, said tonight: "We can now confirm there were two explosive devices found at the scene." He said they were both in the same area of the Giraffe restaurant at the Princesshay shopping centre, in...
  • Sneaky restaurant tricks: Ten to watch out for

    05/15/2008 6:27:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 63 replies · 197+ views
    Walletpop ^ | May 15, 2008 | Carol Vinzant
    Restaurants are feeling the pinch in two directions. With money tight, consumers are cutting back on how often they dine out. Meantime, food costs more. Way more. Egg prices have doubled in the last six months. Dairy, chicken, beer and bread crumb prices are all climbing higher. Even when the core commodity escapes the trend, packaged ingredients and other restaurant supplies are more expensive as the costs of transportation climb due to higher fuel prices. When people do go out, they are ordering less. "Appetizer sales are down. Dessert sales can almost disappear," says Dan Simons, principal at Vucurevich Simons...
  • Mentor restaurant part of five-state raid (Jalapeno Loco in Mentor is mentioned-smuggling illegals)

    04/17/2008 1:07:56 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies · 782+ views ^ | April 16, 2008 | Robert L. Smith
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Federal immigration authorities raided seven Mexican restaurants in four states Wednesday, arresting 56 people, including 11 accused of conspiring to harbor illegal immigrants. The immigrants were primarily undocumented Mexicans forced to staff the restaurants for long hours with little pay to work off smuggling fees and rent, authorities said. Ten individuals were arrested in Mentor and Willoughby in northeast Ohio, at Jalapeno Loco Mexican Restaurant and two houses, said Greg Palmore, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Two face charges of conspiring to harbor illegal immigrants and the rest face immigration violations. The arrests began at...