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  • Crocodile in Thailand caught and cooked after brutal attack

    09/20/2020 12:26:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
    Locals in Rayong's Muang district hunted, killed and then ate a two-metre-long crocodile on Thursday (September 17) after it brutally attacked another resident. Yongyut Hararat, 52, was fishing in a canal when a crocodile suddenly pounced on him and bit off his right arm. The victim was eventually saved from the reptile's death grip when his friends jumped in. Yongyut, who was taken to the hospital immediately, was reported to be in stable condition. The victim's friends, who hunted and killed the crocodile, said they decided to cook and eat the animal out of revenge. Villagers believe the crocodile may...
  • Gov. Wolf administration asks restaurants to self-certify: Here’s what that means, and how to do it

    09/16/2020 4:01:56 PM PDT · by lightman · 40 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 16 September A.D. 2020 | Sean Adams
    Restaurants in Pennsylvania are being asked to self-certify with the state that they are following the COVID-19 guidelines. And those that do will be permitted to increase their capacity. The self-certification for restaurants requires them to submit online through the DCED’s website that they meet all of the state’s coronavirus prevention guidelines. The submission form will be available online starting on September 21. “Self-certifying your establishment shows your employees and customers that you care about their health and well-being, and demonstrates your commitment to helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth,” said Secretary Dennis Davin of the Department...
  • Sue Bee Honey changing longtime logo

    09/15/2020 8:56:21 PM PDT · by Rastus · 62 replies
    Siouxland News ^ | 09/03/20
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — After nearly one hundred years in business, Sue Bee Honey is changing its longtime logo. The cooperative of beekeepers from across the nation is painting over the wall of its headquarters on Lewis Boulevard where an image of a Native American girl with a feather in her hair and wings has been featured for years. The president of the Sioux Honey Association says the change has been in the works and isn't linked to recent concerns by some companies about racial insensitivity. "We have moved away from that logo with any of our labels and consumer...
  • A year after LGBTQ spat, Chick-fil-A no longer heading to San Antonio airport

    09/15/2020 1:56:35 PM PDT · by Coronal · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 15, 2020
    AUSTIN, Texas — Chick-fil-A said Monday that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the Texas city relented after more than a year of legal wrangling that began when some city leaders opposed the fast-food chain getting a spot, citing donations made by company owners to anti-LGBTQ causes. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service.” Chick-fil-A said in a statement. “While we are not pursuing a location in the San Antonio airport at this time, we are grateful...
  • Doctors Explain Why Sugar Can Make You Literally Feel Hungover

    09/15/2020 7:57:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.bustle.com ^ | Aug. 25, 2020 | By JR Thorpe
    Why brownies or a big açai bowl can make you feel like you’ve been out partying. After just two — OK, four — cheesecake brownies from your newly reopened neighborhood bakery, the headache hits. It's an hour later, and you just want to lie down in a dark room and never see another sugary treat again. It's worth wondering: Are sugar hangovers an actual thing? "Sugar hangovers are a real phenomenon," Dr. Scott Braunstein M.D., medical director for Sollis Health, tells Bustle. "However, the name is slightly misleading." Regular hangovers happen because your liver and stomach are attempting to clear...
  • Email Print Share San Antonio Man Replaces Grocery Labels with Facts About Local and National Police Issues

    09/13/2020 8:56:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    San Antonio Current ^ | Fri, Sep 11, 2020 | Kelly Merka Nelson
    A sneaky San Antonio graphic designer has made label alterations in local grocery aisles in the name of Black Lives Matter. On Friday, the Portland Mercury's Alex Zielinski, a San Antonio Current alum, tweeted photos of some normal looking grocery items — that is, until you read the labels. "One of my San Antonio friends has been using his graphic design skillz to re-label grocery store cans with facts about local/national police issues and I’m so impressed," her tweet reads. The pictures show Jif peanut butter converted to read Blm, Campbell's soup cans featuring the names of Breonna Taylor and...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - September 12-18, 2020

    09/12/2020 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 125 replies
    September 12, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Fuddruckers and Luby's owners plan for closures

    09/08/2020 8:02:40 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 59 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | September 8, 2020
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It could be the end of the line for a Texas-based cafeteria chain known for square fish, the Lu Ann platter, and other comfort food from days gone by. Luby's, Inc.'s board of directors announced Tuesday a plan to liquidate business assets and dissolve the company. "We believe that moving forward with a Plan of Liquidation will maximize value for our stockholders, while also preserving the flexibility to pursue a sale of the Company should a compelling offer that delivers superior value be made," said Luby's President and CEO Christopher J. Pappas in a statement. Luby's,...
  • Confused At Sight Of People Eating Food, Communists Scream At Restaurants

    09/08/2020 1:21:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 7, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Communist marches around the country are peacefully intensifying. But the marchers have found a new target of their ire: restaurants. Never having seen people with plenty of food to eat, the commies are becoming agitated and confused and are calling for the closure of the evil capitalist eating establishments. The communists were confused and frightened by the sight of people eating food aplenty. Concluding it was part of a sinister capitalist plot to take over the world and then raise the living standards for everyone, they demanded the restaurant be shut down. "You guys are eating food? Smells like evil...
  • Is China On The ‘Brink’ Of A Major Food Shortage?

    09/06/2020 8:05:06 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    China recently launched the “Clean Plate Campaign,” which targets people wasting food, as speculation of a worldwide food shortage mounts. President Xi Jinping has pushed new measures to curb food waste following the virus pandemic, calling those who live stream their eating experiences on social media as “shocking and distressing.” Too strict or not strict enough? A recent @CNN article says the “authoritarian” China wants to control what people eat with its new “clean plate” campaign, but also suggests the campaign isn’t specific enough. It’s too confusing! Seems like China can do no right! pic.twitter.com/RRDZLmFo98 — LIU Xin (@LiuXininBeijing) September...
  • NYC Restaurants Sue Cuomo, De Blasio For $2 Billion Over Indoor Dining Ban

    09/04/2020 8:42:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | September 4, 2020 | Staff
    Political tyrants Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo must not be allowed to destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people in New York City. It is a disgrace that it has come to this, in what was once the worlds greatest city. ... Restaurants in New York City filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against city and state officials on Thursday, alleging the indoor dining ban caused “irreparable harm” to the city’s food and beverage industry and pushing for the return to indoor dining — the lawsuit marks the latest attempt to normalize the city through legal action....
  • Hundreds of NYC restaurants join $2 billion lawsuit against Cuomo, de Blasio over city's indoor dining ban

    09/06/2020 1:53:33 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 09.06.2020 | BRECK DUMAS
    Gov. Cuomo says he won't allow reopening until the NYPD has a 4,000-officer social-distancing task force in place More than 350 New York City restaurants have joined a $2 billion class action lawsuit against Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) over the city's ban on indoor dining, arguing state and local officials have done "irreparable harm" with the coronavirus shutdown measure. What are the details? The state of New York has opened up indoor dining for everywhere except The Big Apple where only outdoor dining is allowed, leading (remaining) struggling New York City restauranteurs to take...
  • Restaurants, gyms slam California virus rules, see closings

    09/05/2020 1:46:48 PM PDT · by rintintin · 7 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | Aug 28 2020 | AMY TAXIN and MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES -- Owners of restaurants, gyms and nail salons criticized California's new rules guiding when businesses can reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the plan will bring financial misery to their industries and further weaken the state's battered economy. The California Restaurant Association said in a statement Friday that restaurants will continue to close permanently around the state because Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan will continue to keep most indoor dining rooms closed, while others will have strict limits on capacity. The group called on Newsom to hold a special session of the Legislature to work on an aid package.
  • Weekly Garden Thread - September 5-11, 2020

    09/05/2020 7:02:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 176 replies
    September 5, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Restaurant's Brilliant Response to Customer Who Threatened to "Destroy' Business With Bad Review

    09/04/2020 10:46:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 3 SEP 2020 | Anna Lewis
    The customer claimed they had to wait 12 minutes to be seated and wanted a free meal, or else they would take to TripAdvisor When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. A Welsh restaurant managed to keep its cool and issue the ultimate response after being threatened with a bad TripAdvisor review over a '12-minute' wait. The Gatehouse Steakhouse in Dolgellau shared...
  • Scary: Thousands Antifa/BLM Flood Rochester, Threatening and Smashing Restaurants, Customers Flee in Terror

    09/04/2020 8:59:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    redstate.com ^ | September 4, 2020
    Just to set the stage, a video was released earlier this week involving the death of a black man, Daniel Prude, in police custody in Rochester. He actually died in March. There were marches earlier in the week. So you knew it wasn’t going to be good come the weekend, and it’s not looking good right now. They are completely out of their minds. Thousands came out, estimated around 5,500 people. But then the “peaceful” protest, as always, went south. -snip Going through residential neighborhoods: -snip Then it got really out of hand, as they chanted, “We shut s**t down!.”...
  • #HappeningNow the protesters in Rochester NY are "shutting down restaurants", tables are broken, people running off scared

    09/04/2020 8:30:52 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 98 replies
    “Peaceful“ Protesters are literally turning over diners tables and running people off who were minding their own business. Crazy!!!!!
  • Queens Restaurant Files $2 Billion Lawsuit over NYC’s Indoor Dining Restrictions

    09/03/2020 9:44:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    nypost ^ | 09/03/2020 | Amy Furr
    A Queens restaurant filed a $2 billion lawsuit this week against Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) regarding indoor dining rules. “The lawsuit — which covers Il Bacco restaurant and ‘on behalf of all others similarly situated’ — argues the shutdowns unfairly and unscientifically impact New York City eateries and more than 150,000 restaurant workers who remain unemployed,” according to Patch.com.
  • Iron Chef Stephanie Izard To Lay Off Hundreds In Chicago

    09/03/2020 10:00:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | 9-2-20 | Jason Addy
    More than 270 workers are set to lose their jobs at the award-winning chef's restaurants this month due to the coronavirus. CHICAGO, IL — Hundreds of workers at Iron Chef Stephanie Izard's restaurants in Chicago are set to lose their jobs later this month. The companies that operate Izard's Girl & The Goat, Duck Duck Goat and Little Goat Diner notified Illinois officials in July that each plan to lay off dozens of restaurant workers starting Sept. 20. According to notices filed with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 96 employees at Little Goat Diner face permanent layoffs,...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - September 2020

    09/01/2020 6:04:23 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 122 replies
    We love pickles, here - Husband loves dill pickles, I like sweet pickles, we buy lots of Giardiniera for making Panzanella; and lots of Kimchi. But except for a few attempts at Kimchi, I've never made my own pickles. The most recent Gardening Newsletter from Lee Valley included a great idea for adding some 'zing' to store-bought Bread and Butter pickles - and a nice basic recipe for the pickles themselves: http://www.leevalley.com/archive/en/newsletters/gardening/2533/article3.htm(We always add a few dried peppers to our 'pickled' Brussels Sprouts - but that recipe hasn't seemed to be very popular here. It appears that many people...