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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...