This creative serial entrepreneur runs a time cafe and designs quirky furniture

Serial entrepreneur Vandita Purohit’s entrepreneurial endeavors all have a dash of creativity and a touch of the unusual.

Otherwise, how would you explain the old Bajaj Chetak scooter that became the reception desk at the entrance to his café du temps? Or his carpentry business that turns cupboards into bottle racks and old drawers into stools? And what about his travel agency TraWork, which specialized in organizing “workations” even before it became a buzzword?

There is a definite creative zeal in everything Vandita ventures into.

Mauji Time Cafe in Pune

A coffee in advance

Mauji Time Café in Pune, run by Vandita, is based on the Russian concept of anti-cafes. These are establishments where people can grab as many cookies and drinks as they want and pay for time spent in the cafe by the minute.

Vandita started working on Mauji Café in March 2020, but, 15 days later, when the COVID-19-induced lockdown was announced, she had to put the idea on hold. She returned to work when things started to return to normal and the cafe launched in October.

The cafe with an Indo-bohemian vibe is housed in a sprawling two-story bungalow spread over 5,500 square feet. Guests gather at the bustling cafe for events like business showers, open mics, game nights, and musical concerts.

In 2021, when the pandemic forced a second lockdown, Mauji’s business was affected but once the lockdown was gradually lifted, people were back at the cafe in hordes.

“It was more difficult during the second lockdown because we had overheads and salaries to pay. But, of course, slowly and steadily, we managed to pull through,” says Vandana.

Mauji Café’s design is built around the theme of sustainability. Vandita enlisted Shivani Vyawahare, a friend who had just graduated as an architect. The two have put their heads together to create unique interiors and quirky furniture and decor items for the café by recycling and renovating old items.

For example, the cafe wall art is made of newspaper clippings that Vandita had picked up on her travels around the world, which she had framed. An old Bajaj Chetak scooter bought from a junkyard has been transformed into a nifty reception desk. The café’s yellow sofa, a huge hit with customers, was found in a torn state, ready to be thrown away, before becoming the comfortable sofa it is today.

“When I was a child, my mother bought utensils in exchange for old clothes. It was such a great way to recycle old clothes. I understood why I couldn’t adapt the same idea for furniture,” says the entrepreneur, explaining the logic behind reusing old objects in her café.


Mauji Time Café in Pune with an Indo-Bohemian vibe

Furniture renovation

While designing the cafe’s interior spaces, Vandita thought about her next entrepreneurial idea – Kalapentry, which she launched in partnership with Shivani.

Kalapentry renovates, refurbishes and recycles old furniture to create a line of bespoke and sustainable furniture. No two pieces of furniture made by Kalapentry are alike, and they are sold at garage sales held every three months.

With the help of carpenters, Vandita and Shivani transformed small cupboards into wine racks and redesigned chairs that were falling apart into modern seats.

“We’re very conscious of keeping it small now because we’re a limited group of people working on it. We want to be funded before we do it on a large scale, because it’s a capital-intensive business and we don’t want to get stuck because of money,” says Vandita.

The duo plans to open a store eventually.


Before and after: An old chair gets a makeover at Kalapentry

Travel while you work

In 2018, Vandita launched TraWork, specializing in working holidays at a time when they weren’t so popular.

A serious traveler herself, Vandita enjoys exploring places extensively, visiting local cafes and coworking spaces, and soaking up the experiences. She met a lot of co-travellers on her travels, and that’s when she got the idea for TraWork.

“It started out as a passion project, and I thought taking people on work vacations meant I could travel too. I liked the idea so much that I quickly thought of making a business out of it,” says -she.

Vandita has taken quite a few trips to TraWork, but the company has taken a back seat during the pandemic. She is now looking to relaunch her travel startup as post-pandemic work has seen growing interest from those weary of lockdown.

Her travels also brought her to the idea of ​​the cafes of the time, which were popular in Russia.

A long entrepreneurial journey

Vandita’s entrepreneurial activities began in 2009, when she and her husband co-founded Mint Tree, a company that engaged in outsourced sales services. After that, the entrepreneur founded The Daftar, a coworking space in Pune.

Next on his plate is an event in December modeled after a massive garage sale and flea market. For this, it seeks to collaborate with other sellers and sponsors of furniture and interior decoration. She also wants the event to allow people to auction their old furniture or donate it to NGOs working for the poor.

What does she learn as an entrepreneur? “One thing I’ve learned over the past two years is that you have to be extremely patient, especially when you’re working on something new and unique. You can’t rush into things. If you set unreasonable goals, it will only create anxiety,” Vandita points out.

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12 restaurants that take brunch seriously

Finding Sunday brunch in Pensacola is as easy as finding seashells on the beach.

But with so many options, where to start?

Below, you’ll find 12 of the best brunch spots Pensacola has to offer.

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At Aunt Katie’s

Where: 3005 E. Cervantes St.

Aunt Katie’s takes brunch seriously and generously distributes portions. Open for breakfast and lunch, with both menus available all day, Aunt Katie’s offers a fairly simple menu that emphasizes seafood, steak, and Southern cuisine.

What to try: Aunt Katie’s Breakfast, Cinnamon French Toast and Breakfast Burrito.

Polonza Bistro

Where: 286 N. Palafox St.

When it comes to brunch, Polonza Bistro has it all: a good atmosphere, home-style comfort food, quality coffee and delicious cocktails. This is a medium sized restaurant with plenty of seating, but you should always expect a wait on Sundays.

What to try: Steak and eggs and the toad in the hole.

Coffee cup

Where: 520 E. Cervantes St.

The Coffee Cup is a local landmark that has served breakfast in Pensacola since 1945. The restaurant has changed hands over the years, but the quality is still there. Coffee Cup isn’t fancy with its menu, offering breakfast classics, omelets, eggs Benedict, and a few basic lunch options. However, everything it does, it does very well.

What to try: French toast and omelettes.

George Bistro + Bar

Where: 6205 N. Ninth Avenue.

If you’re looking to take your brunch to the next level, George Bistro + Bar is one of the best places to do it. The menu is inspired by the flavors of the South with a touch of modernity. Brunch has lots of omelettes, French toast, quiche and more. Skip the bottomless mimosas and try one of the 14 signature cocktails available for brunch.

What to try: Very berry French toast and eggs benedict crab cakes.

Taylor’s Breakfast and Lunch

Where: 7175 N. Davis Highway

Taylor’s Breakfast and Lunch is a relative newcomer to the dining scene after opening in 2019. It’s a local breakfast and lunch restaurant with a second location open in Panama City. When it comes to breakfast, this place has one of the most extensive menus. It has sections for healthy meals, sweet indulgences, benedicts, omelets, benedicts, skillets and hashes, scrambles, and southern sides.

What to try: Patriot apple cinnamon, breakfast burrito and the classic breakfast.

Ruby Slipper Cafe

Where: 509 S. Palafox St.

The Ruby Slipper Café in Pensacola is part of the Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group which has 18 locations throughout the South. It was created in New Orleans in 2008, right after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city. No storm could stop the restaurant’s formula and it’s been a popular brunch spot in Pensacola since bringing its New Orleans hospitality and flavors to the Panhandle. The menu features many brunch dishes, like French toast, Benedictines, omelettes, and special options like breakfast tacos, Trifecta, John Dory grilled fish, and more.

What to try: Brioche French toast, French toast nourishing bananas and pork eggs.

South Market

Where: 905 E. Gregory St.

You know a restaurant is having brunch when its brunch cocktail menu is as important as the main course menu. South Market is a downtown restaurant known for its made-from-scratch dishes, craft cocktails, and wide selection of gluten-free meals. Brunch entrees include Belgian waffles, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, as well as benedicts and plenty of lunch options. For drinks, there are 10 house cocktails and 8 happy hour specials.

What to get: Benedict with crab.

Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Where: 421 W. Belmont Street

The Five Sisters Blues Café offers a different brunch with its Sunday Jazz Brunch. Every Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a live jazz band is invited to accompany the restaurant’s Southern Creole cuisine. The brunch menu includes eggs, benedicts, cookies, waffles, and French toast with plenty of options for regular entrees, sandwiches, salads, and delicious side dishes.

What to try: Crab cake Benedict and chicken and waffles.

Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille

Where: 997 S. Palafox St. and 12700 Gulf Beach Highway

Jaco’s is one of the best places to dine with a view in Pensacola as it is right at the end of Palafox Pier Marina and overlooks the bay. The brunch menu has a pretty interesting mix of foods like the BLT&E, which is a BLT with two eggs and a fried green tomato and a flatbread scramble, making it a more interesting option. There are also plenty of breakfast accompaniments, like French fries, Creole oatmeal and more.

What to try: Pile of fried green tomatoes, French toast with blueberries.

leisure club

Where: 1151 Office Woods Drive, Ste A

The Leisure Club is all brunch, all the time. It’s a cafe known for its brunch trio and coffee, the first of which is a fancy name for their $12 brunch option that lets customers choose two entrees from over 13 options, including the Conecuh sausage. , cookies and gravy, smoked salmon bagel and choice of side. Vegan versions are available for most options.

What to try: Biscuits with vegan sauce and vegan waffles.

Another broken egg

Where: 721 E. Gregory St.

Another Broken Egg is a breakfast and brunch franchise. The Pensacola location was sold in 2021 to Ron Schier, a retired Army Signal Corps officer. Schier also owns Auburn, Alabama, home of Another Broken Egg Café with his wife, Teresa.

The brunch menu is huge. Similar to Taylor’s, you’ll find the menu separated into sections such as brunch specials, low calorie options, indulgences, omelets, scramblers, traditional classics and more.

What to try: French toast with cinnamon and Mardi Gras omelet.


Where: 600 E, rue Gregory

A McGuire’s brunch is hot and heavy with limited hours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., complementary Irish coffee and homemade French Quarter donuts and a limited but serious menu. Although you can get anything from the full menu, the brunch menu only has seven options, most of which are omelettes and benedicts. A Belgian waffle and Killarney eggs are also available. Be careful, these plates are McGuire size, so don’t overfill the donuts.

What to try: Donuts and steak omelet.

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The Commissioners fear bar is teasers with another name

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) – A nightclub with a history of violence plans to reopen under a different name.

Horizon Bar and Grill asks Houston County Commissioners to approve its liquor license application.

Before it closed last year, the establishment was known as Teasers, a strip club.

“I know they had a lot of violence and criminal activity,” commissioner Brandon Shoupe said Thursday.

He fears that the management of Teasers will exploit Horizon which is in his district.

The club’s worst violence came in 2012, when Ryan Clark Petersen shot and killed three people and injured another.

Then in 2021 another shooting took place and the bar closed shortly after announcing the reason.

Commissioner Ricky Herring wants to hear from claimant Mike Kent, who was not present when commissioners informally discussed the matter on Thursday.

Several residents of the Wicksburg area, where the bar is located, are expected to speak out against the liquor license application before it is voted on Monday.

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Plans underway to raze Maplewood’s Myth nightclub and build apartments

Myth Live, the Maplewood concert venue that has been embroiled in a legal battle with the city after a series of police calls, overdoses and violence, could be torn down and replaced with apartments under a new vision for the north of the city.

Fargo, ND-based developer Enclave Companies has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the venue at 3090 Southlawn Dr. near the Maplewood Mall. The company plans to raze the building – a repurposed shoe store built in the late 1990s – and build a 241-unit apartment building at market price.

“I think it’s just the stimulus we need in the North End to get things done. I think it would be a wonderful first big project,” Maplewood Mayor Marylee Abrams said during a meeting to review the plan. “It will be very good for the future development of the North End.”

Enclave said it needed the city to provide $6.4 million in tax increment funding (TIF) over 16 years to cover a portion of the site’s redevelopment costs. City council will consider the request at Monday’s meeting, said assistant director of community development Michael Martin.

The council, acting as the city’s economic development authority, got a first glimpse of the proposed deal in late July and seemed optimistic about the project. Outside financial consultancy Ehlers analyzed the project and recommended TIF terms, which will provide an 8.4% return on investment for the developer, according to city documents. Enclave originally requested 23 years of TIF support.

According to a city staff report, the four-story building will include bachelor, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and underground parking. It will also include a rooftop terrace, solar panels, community room, wellness center, car wash, dog wash and trail connections.

Patrick Brama, with Enclave, said as part of the agreement, the developer is giving up a 40-foot right-of-way on the east side of the property for a future road. Part of the TIF money will be used to build this road, he said.

“We worked closely with the city on this project,” Brama said. “We’re going to be a community partner and we’re excited to help the city advance its vision and keep this area prosperous.”

Enclave did not disclose the purchase price amid the ongoing sale. Brama said land costs are higher than a typical apartment project because the site includes an existing business.

When complete, the building and property will have an estimated value of $54.5 million, according to city documents.

Myth executives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The nightclub opened in 2005, closed four years later, and then reopened in 2011. The club has weathered a series of ownership changes – according to Ramsey County property records, ownership changed hands for the last time in 2015 when GFY Real Estate LLC acquired it for $3.6 million. .

The venue’s capacity is about 3,000 people, according to court documents. Before the pandemic, it operated 50 to 90 days a year. Its October calendar currently lists three events.

Myth’s relationship with city leaders began to deteriorate in 2019 after police responded to more than 250 police calls in two years, including a spate of drug overdoses and an outside shooting. of the site.

Frustrated Maplewood executives have demanded the site comply with a stricter set of rules to retain its liquor license. Myth sued the city over the new rules, but a trial court and appeals court ruled in the city’s favor.

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Full schedule, Collab Cafés announced

miHoYo has confirmed that their colorful HoYo Fest will return on September 28 to the Southeast Asia region! Read on for more details on the festivities and participating co-op cafes!

HoYo Fest, a dynamic festival celebrating miHoYo’s hit games and properties, was first held in November 2021. HoYo Fest 2022 was confirmed earlier in September, and will feature Genshin Impact, Tears of Themis, and Honkai Impact 3rd.

HoYo Fest 2022 will take place from September 28 at November 6.

The festivities will take place in Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, at local collaborative cafes themed around Genshin Impact, Tears of Themis and Honkai Impact 3rd in a row!

Participating cafes will feature themed decor and music, in-game items and decorations, and photo zones! Special menus and merchandise sales will also be available at these cafes, and all purchases will come with exclusive themed giveaways.

Check out the cafe’s schedule and details below!

HoYo Fest 2022 program:

  • Genshin Impact: September 28 – October 9
  • Tears of Themis: From October 12 to October 23 (select countries only)
  • Honkai Impact 3rd: October 26 – November 6

HoYo Fest 2022 Collaborative Cafes:

  • Singapore: Pinball’s @ Bugis Junction (Singapore)
  • Malaysia: La Juiceria Superfoods Signature (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur)
  • Thailand: The KROSS (Bangkok)
  • Philippines: Moon Rabbit Cafe + Restaurant (Manila)
  • Indonesia: TEMU (Block M, Jakarta)
  • Vietnam: EE EARTH Cafe (Hanoi)

For details on venues, themed meals, and merchandise, check out the official HoYo FEST 2022 website!

What do you think, Travelers, Lawyers and Captains? Will you participate this year?

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Daryoush is one of the best Persian restaurants in Berkeley

It’s not often that the star of a dinner party is an appetizer. But at casual Persian restaurant Daryoush in Berkeley, it’s the kashk-e-bademjan ($7.95), an eggplant dip, that should be advertised prominently on a marquee.

It exists somewhere between hearty home cooking and subtlety – the kind of food where its imperfections, like an oily halo or burnt mint, only add to the experience. The first sample is a rich surprise that almost has a delayed reaction in your brain, and before you know it, you’re wiping down the bowl with lavash.

It has a similar consistency to baba ganoush, topped with golden onions, mint and kashk, a whey paste made into porridge. This last ingredient is the secret touch: it thickens the long-simmering eggplant mixture and adds umami and flavor. Once set, the eggplant is topped with deeply caramelized translucent onion petals, almost blackened mint leaves and a final zigzag of kashk. The onions enhance the sweetness of the eggplant, and that final shake of kashk makes the dip deliciously creamy.

It turns out that Berkeley’s scenic restaurant scene includes a small center for Persian cuisine. Within a 3 km radius, there are three places to find credible Persian food: Daryoush, Alborz and Middle East Market. Daryoush is where I go when I miss the flavors of Tehrangeles, the Little Persia neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Plate of lamb kebab from Daryoush to Berkeley

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Daryoush won me over with the way it captures the spirit of a home-cooked meal and makes it financially accessible to students and locals without sacrificing quality. The restaurant, which opened its doors a few years ago, has been so successful that it plans to expand to San Francisco.

California is home to the largest population of Persians outside of Iran. In 2015, the census estimated that around 50,000 people of Iranian descent resided in the Bay Area – the actual Persian population is likely higher, since census data is based on Iranian descent, not ethnicity. Persian ethnicity. Although there are many Persian restaurants in the Bay Area, they still make up a small minority of restaurants overall.

Located across from the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive on Center Street in downtown Berkeley, the restaurant’s interior is cozy, with inflatable booths and walls decorated with stone carvings. The place is medium in size but fills up in a heartbeat with people who have been waiting on the sidewalk dreaming of koobideh skewers. In the partially open kitchen, you can watch the cooks twist the handles of the skewers to ensure that all the proteins are cooked evenly. Service is generally pleasant, sometimes a little slow, and owner Daryoush Ermagan takes orders and provides food information.

The koobideh combo plate is one of the most popular options at Persian restaurant Daryoush in Berkeley.

The koobideh combo plate is one of the most popular options at Persian restaurant Daryoush in Berkeley.

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Most often ordered at Daryoush: the kebab plates, which come with basmati rice and a burnt tomato. The koobideh combo ($15.95) — a ground beef skewer and a ground chicken skewer — offers a taste of the tenderness of charred Persian skewers. For this style, cooks toss ground meat with spices and drained grated onion, which helps keep it from sticking to the skewer.

Koobideh are also available in vegan forms, which replace beef and chicken with Impossible Meat. You can order both as a combo ($20.95). Soy-based Chicken Impossible is the same protein used in the company’s chicken nuggets. Daryoush orders it without the breading and seasons it in-house. Vegan skewers have a smoother mouthfeel than meat versions; the spice and texture reminds me warmly of Thanksgiving stuffing.

The most satisfying of the skewers is the chicken barg ($18.95), plump breast meat tenderized with yogurt and lime to ensure juiciness. Of course, there’s also lamb chops ($29.95), which come four to a plate and are tinged a warm yellow after being brushed with a saffron-infused sauce. I recommend replacing the rice with baghali polo ($3.50), which adds freshness in the form of dill and bean threads.

Khoresht bodemjan (lamb shank) from Daryoush in Berkeley.

Khoresht bodemjan (lamb shank) from Daryoush in Berkeley.

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But the kebab plates are not the only specialties of the restaurant. Khoresht bodemjan ($18.95), a lamb shank braised in a tender glory with eggplant and tomatoes, is among the beefiest options. The melting flesh slides off the bone with remarkable ease and sits in a velvety, sweet sauce that virtually eliminates all traces of gaminess.

Some things on the menu produced less appealing results. The filet mignon ($24.95) was well seasoned, but ultimately was just a thin flat cut of beef, pale in comparison to the well-executed chicken breast. The meat stew khoresht fesenjoon ($17.95), with its thick, brown sauce made with walnuts and pomegranate molasses, lacks balance compared to other versions I’ve had. I found it a bit like a chile en nogada, a pepper stuffed with ground beef covered in a walnut sauce and topped with pomegranate seeds. I respect the dish but find its nutty sweetness too awkward for repeated enjoyment. The staff will warn you that it is sweet before ordering.

Perhaps due to its proximity to UC Berkeley, Daryoush is open all day. See students face-to-face in their books, only taking to the air for bites from a skewer or spoonfuls of aash-e-reshteh ($6.95) – a slightly bitter herbal stew with beans, noodles and kashk – is common. If you are coming with a large party, consider making a reservation.

The restaurant accommodates students admirably with discounted lunch specials, most under $15. That doesn’t include expensive cuts like lamb chops or steak, but each plate comes with fluffy rice and a drink. I imagine it won’t make cramming for an exam any easier, but it will definitely be tastier.

2144 Center Street, Berkeley. 510-629-2144
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.
Sound level: Light to moderate.
Meal for two without drinks: $50-$60.
What to order: Combo koobideh ($15.95), chicken barg ($18.95), khoresht bodemjan ($18.95)
Meatless options: Kashk-e-bademjan ($7.95), aash-e-reshteh ($6.95 a cup), salad-e-shirazi ($7.95), baghali polo ($7.95) , vegan koobideh combo ($20.95), hot tea ($2.50), ice cream ($6.95).
Beverages: Beer, wine and tea.
Best practices: Order a koobideh combo, kashk-e-bademjan, hot tea and ice cream. Book a reservation for larger parties.

Cesar Hernandez is the associate food critic of the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @cesarischafa

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12 best home improvement loans for aging in place

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You can use home improvement loans to cover the cost of any home renovation project without putting your equity at risk. (Shutterstock)

Staying indoors as you age has been dubbed “aging in place” and is a goal for many Americans. According to a. stay at home as long as possible National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP Public Policy Institute survey.

Luckily, if aging in place is your goal, you don’t have to risk your valuable home equity — or your home — to improve safety and accessibility. You can use a personal loan for home renovations.

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What is “aging in place”?

Aging in place means making a conscious choice to remain in your home as long as possible when you retire, rather than moving or moving into an independent shared apartment or assisted living facility.

People who choose to age in place often need to make changes to their homes to make aging in place more comfortable—or even possible. These improvements can include installing grab bars or a walk-in shower in the bathroom, widening doorways to accommodate a wheelchair or walker, or replacing outside stairs with ramps.

But pay for these home upgrades in addition to others pension costs can be a challenge.

What is a home improvement loan?

A home improvement loan is an unsecured personal loan that you take out to finance home improvement work. You pay back the loan in monthly installments at a fixed rate over a period of time.

As opposed to one home loan or home equity line of credit, a home improvement loan does not require you to put up your home as collateral, so your equity is not depleted. And if you come across financial problems and can’t afford the payments, you don’t run the risk of losing your home.

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Best home improvement loans for aging in place

If you plan to age in place, The following 10 credible partner lenders can help you finance necessary home renovations with a home improvement loan:

The best lenders for large loan amounts

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One Main Financial

  • Loan Amounts: $1,500 to $20,000
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Best lenders for good loans

Axos bench

  • Loan Amounts: $10,000 to $50,000
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The best lenders for bad credit


  • Loan Amounts: $2,000 to $35,000
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Other lenders to consider

The following two lenders are not credible partners, so you cannot easily compare your rates with them on the credible platform. However, they may also be worth considering when looking for a home improvement loan.

Navy Federal Credit Union

  • Loan Amounts: $250 to $50,000
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credible evaluated the best home improvement loans based on factors such as customer experience, minimum fixed rate, maximum loan amount, funding time, loan terms and fees. Credible’s team of experts gathered information from each lender’s website, customer service department and email support. Each data point was checked for topicality.

Home Improvement Loans vs. Home Financing

A home improvement home loan is an unsecured loan. This makes it different from Home equity loans or home equity lines of creditwho use homeowners’ properties as collateral.

A home equity loan, also known as a second mortgage, allows you to borrow on your home in one lump sum. A home equity line of credit (HELOC) also lets you borrow against your home equity, but you get the money in the form of a revolving line of credit — similar to a credit card — instead of a lump sum.

Another option is a reverse mortgage, also known as a conversion mortgage. Reverse mortgages are complicated, and if you get sick and have to leave home for 12 months or more, the lender can call in the loan and require you to sell the home to pay off the loan and avoid foreclosure.

Home improvement loans offer several advantages over home equity loans and HELOCs, including:

  • Don’t use up your equity — Because unsecured personal loans are not backed by the equity in your home, home loans do not deplete the equity you have built up or put your home at risk.
  • Usually faster to backup — Many lenders can approve a home improvement loan in a matter of days, as opposed to two to six weeks for a home equity loan or line of credit. This makes them a good option for home improvement projects with tighter deadlines.
  • Predictable Payments — Most personal loans are fixed-rate loans, so you pay them off in predictable monthly payments. HELOCs, on the other hand, are typically adjustable rate loans. As interest rates rise, your monthly payment will increase, which could make your payments prohibitive.

When you’re ready to apply for a home improvement loan, Credible can help you quickly and easily Compare personal loan rates to find one that suits your needs.

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Another Broken Egg Cafe® Successfully Implements Revel Enterprise

Revel Systems, the market leader in point-of-sale (POS) and comprehensive business management platform, announced that Another Broken Egg Cafe has successfully deployed Revel Enterprise® across all full-service restaurants owned by the company. Going forward, all new cafes will implement Revel as well as the migration of existing franchisees by 2023. Another Broken Egg Cafe is one of the fastest growing franchised breakfast, brunch and lunch concepts from the country. The platform’s open API, hardware mobility and comprehensive kitchen management capabilities, coupled with cost savings through the integrated Revel Advantage payment solution, made Revel the right choice for the innovative brand.

“Despite the logistical challenges posed by the pandemic, we were able to roll out Revel Enterprise to all of our full-service cafes ahead of schedule. Revel’s Professional Services team was a great partner throughout the rollout and made sure everything ran smoothly,” said Jeri Snyder, CFO of Another Broken Egg Cafe. “As we position ourselves for growth, we are excited to have a modern cloud platform that will allow us to easily scale our operations, while providing the flexibility to innovate.”

Another Broken Egg Cafe uses Revel’s mobile order takers (MOTs) to place orders directly at the table. Once an order is processed by the MOT, it is automatically transmitted to the kitchen, where it appears on the kitchen display system (KDS). With fully integrated kitchen management, every restaurant manages orders more efficiently and eliminates potential errors that are more common with a manual approach.

Prior to the implementation of Revel, servers would write out orders by hand, then line up at one of Another Broken Egg Cafe’s central point-of-sale stations to enter the order. This resulted in stacked tickets and delayed the time it took for orders to reach the kitchen. With MOTs in hand, servers have the bandwidth to wait on more tables and collect extra tips, all while helping Another Broken Egg Cafe save on labor costs.

“Revel is thrilled to be working with a growing brand like Another Broken Egg Cafe to help improve the quality and speed of their service, while providing the technology foundation to future-proof their business,” said Greg Dukat, CEO of Revel. Systems. “This is yet another example of a high-growth brand with huge in-store volume turning to Revel Enterprise to help scale operations and improve customer experience.”

Another Broken Egg Cafe has implemented Revel Advantage, an in-house payment processing solution that integrates seamlessly with Revel Enterprise to provide a comprehensive point-of-sale and payment offering designed to meet their specific business needs. Another Broken Egg Cafe is also introducing Revel SmartPay™️ which allows customers to scan and pay from a QR code on their receipts. Servers receive a notification on their MOTs when the bill has been paid, allowing for faster table turns.

Using Revel’s open API, Another Broken Egg Cafe easily integrated third-party solutions for restaurant management and payroll, further customizing the platform to meet their specific needs.

Another Broken Egg Cafe joins the impressive list of major restaurant chains that select Revel Enterprise, including: The Halal Guys, Friendly’s Restaurants, Pizza Ranch, Dave’s Hot Chicken, Sajj Mediterranean, Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken, FAT Brands , Moe’s Southwest Grill, Kung Fu Tea, Teriyaki Madness, Focus Brands, Lou Malnati’s, Erbert & Gerbert’s and more.

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The Green House vegan restaurant in Wilmington has a head horticulturist

When the Green House Restaurant opened over a year ago, plans were already in place to include an actual greenhouse on the property. Now that vision is a reality.

In an area next to their space at 1427 Military Cutoff Road, diners can now see a series of white cylindrical towers that grow 11 varieties of lettuce, 35 different herbs, as well as spinach, kale, cucumbers, tomatoes , peppers and eggplant. for the rest.

The Green House also has a senior horticulturist in Michelle Lyon-Heatherly, who tends to the plants and harvests them when they are ready.

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“I’ve been growing things for almost 25 years,” she says. “There are so many farm-to-table restaurants, but it’s very literal here.”

And, as more people become interested in local food and plant-based eating, she thinks restaurants with on-site gardens will also be a growing trend. As it stands, there are now only four other restaurants in the country using the same tower gardening system. Lyon-Heatherly and her husband trained at one, Hamilton Farms in St. Louis.

Michelle Lyon-Heatherly, head horticulturist at The Green House restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina, discusses the new on-site greenhouse.  ALLISON BALLARD/STARNEWS

At The Green House, she helps choose what to plant, along with chef Parker Lewin and other staff. Next, she uses organic seeds from quality sources.

“Because really, it all starts there,” she said.

Then, these vertical gardens circulate water and nutrients through the center. It is a system that requires less space and water to grow plants.

There’s still a bit of work to do in the restaurant’s greenhouse, including adding more light sources for the plants, but it’s going well. So Lyon-Heatherly plans to teach a few tower gardening classes and learn where your food comes from in the coming months. (Chef Lewin also has classes on the Green House calendar.)

Lyon-Heatherly said it also plans to add retail of some of the vegetables to the restaurant soon, with pick-up days scheduled about twice a week.

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During her career as a gardener, Lyon-Heatherly said she has worked with many systems, including hydroponics. But she has become a fan of the tower system. She and her husband also have a separate local business, Cape Fear Tower Gardens, in the Scotts Hill area.

“Growing food in this way is going to be important,” Lyon-Heatherly said. “And I think this system is a sustainable way to grow. We can’t create more farmland, but we can add more farmland just about anywhere.

Allison Ballard is the food and restaurant reporter at StarNews. You can reach her at [email protected]

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Lawyer: Man assaulted outside Short North bar dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The man who was beaten outside a Short North bar earlier this month has died, according to a family attorney.

According to a letter sent on Sunday, Greg Coleman Jr., 37, died on Saturday night from injuries he sustained when he was attacked outside Julep, a bar in the 1000 block of North High Street, just after 2:30 a.m. Monday. , September 5.

“While the Coleman family mourns, the public must focus every effort to bring their killers to justice,” family attorney Edward Hastie wrote in the letter. “It is essential that those responsible are brought out of hiding and immediately arrested.”

Columbus police have identified Chrystian Foster and Dwayne Cummings as the suspects in the case and have filed attempted murder charges against both. Police said both men had been arrested for assault in the past.

Dwayne Cummings (left) and Chrystian Foster (right) are wanted for attempted murder after beating a man outside a bar in Short North, leaving him in critical condition. (Courtesy Photo/Central Ohio Crime Stoppers)

Investigators believe the men were arguing before the fight broke out, escalating into aggression.

In video obtained by Columbus police, Coleman and one of the suspects are seen sparring. Coleman punches one of the suspects but does not hit him. Coleman is then punched in the face by a second man who approaches the victim from the side.

The punch sent Coleman to the ground, landing half on the sidewalk and half on the pavement. The other two men then punch Coleman while he is still on the ground.

After the assault, Coleman was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in critical condition, according to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers. Days after being hospitalized at OSU, Coleman was moved to intensive care, where his condition deteriorated.

Days after the assault, Gregory Coleman Sr., her father, said the family was doing “horrible” after the incident.

“It’s probably the worst thing that can happen to a family because it’s like he’s brain dead, he’s just laying there,” Coleman Sr said.

Greg Coleman was the father of a 9-year-old daughter, Hastie wrote in the letter.

WARNING: Video of the assault can be viewed below. It contains graphical content which may not be suitable for everyone.

Anyone with information is asked to call 614-645-4488 or email the detective on the case. Tipping can also be directed to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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Molly-Mae Hague caught falling asleep at a nightclub on vacation with boyfriend Tommy Fury

MOLLY-MAE Hague was caught sleeping in a nightclub while vacationing in Switzerland with her boyfriend Tommy Fury.

The couple are renovating their multi-million pound Molly Maison home in the UK – so perhaps they were keen to take a quiet break from the sawdust and sandpaper.


Molly-Mae Hague confessed they met at a club as she joked ‘count me out’Credit: Instagram
She took the opportunity to rest her eyes while boxer Tommy partied


She took the opportunity to rest her eyes while boxer Tommy partiedCredit: Instagram
The beloved couple enjoy a luxury stay in Switzerland


The beloved couple enjoy a luxury stay in SwitzerlandCredit: Instagram/@mollymae

But reality star Molly, 23, was desperate to close her eyes after a busy few days and enjoyed a nap in a nightclub on Saturday.

Known for her love of the blazer, Molly dressed down in a slate gray jacket with matching trousers as she opted for a smart and chic outfit.

She then captured their superb sushi dinner with picturesque plates of raw fish lined up next to a bottle of beer.

Her YouTube fans know Molly would prefer a night out anytime soon, but she surprised her by revealing she was spending the rest of the night at a club.

Inside Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury's Romantic Vacation in Switzerland
Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury pack on the PDA during a romantic trip to Switzerland

She appeared taken aback, confessing on her Instagram Stories: “When you should have been in bed four hours ago watching Shrek 2, but somehow you’re now in a club.

“Don’t count on me.”

Later in the early hours, she captured a clubber falling asleep as she joked, “Recognize that we are related.”

She then took the opportunity to rest her eyes too, adding in her caption: “I think so.”

Their trip comes after Molly pleaded with fans not to show up at her house and Tommy House wanting pictures with her in a scathing two-minute rant.

Speaking to YouTube on Wednesday afternoon, the 2019 Love Island finalist used the platform to beg children not to show up at her £3.5million mansion uninvited.

Tying her hair up in a bun, the 23-year-old began, “It’s not me who’s mean, it’s not me who’s awful.

“I don’t want a headline that says, ‘Molly-Mae won’t take pictures with fans.’

“But I’ll just say it once. If you know my address, if you know where I live, if you know where Tommy and I live, please don’t come ringing the doorbell. Please please.”

Molly then brushed off the parents of the children who recently drove them home, before warning: ‘There is a line drawn when it comes to the house.

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Pointing her finger, she continued, “If you are the parents who drive your children on their birthdays or when they have a book they want me to sign and you know the address and you drive your child to come and see Tommy and me… I’m not sure.

“I have a lot to say. I’m not going to say it, but I’m not sure and it’s personally not a lesson I want to teach my child to make him think he’s okay.”

The duo were all smiles as they made their way to a fancy restaurant


The duo were all smiles as they made their way to a fancy restaurantCredit: Instagram
A huge platter of sushi was waiting to fill up


A huge platter of sushi was waiting to fill up
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Cafe Rio plans more expansion in Colorado

President and CEO of Cafe Rio Steve Vaughan Told And now Denver he’s excited about the two new Denver-area openings — which WND covered late last year — and certainly intends to expand further. While Vaughan couldn’t provide specific details on location or venue launch dates due to the concept’s youthfulness, he said. And now Denver that they plan to continue their expansion in both denver and Colorado Springs.

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This news follows the announcement of the grand opening of the aforementioned Cafe Rio locations – one in Greenwood Village (9531 East Arapahoe Rd.) launch on September 30and another in Highland Ranch (9215 S. Broadway) is set to debut in December.

“Each new location will celebrate [its] grand opening with exciting games like Plinko and the Corn Hole, and chances for entrants to win a variety of prizes,” explained RSQ. “The first 100 customers of the restaurant will receive free gifts and another 100 will win a free meal! Cafe Rio will also offer fries and salsa or fries and queso for $1.99.

The grand opening of Greenwood Village will take place from September 30 to October 1, starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. Time information regarding the official opening of the Highlands Ranch is currently unknown.

“Café Rio’s dishes are inspired by authentic recipes from the Rio Grande region of northern Mexico, southern Texas and New Mexico,” says Amber Brown of What Now Media Group. “The restaurant’s mantra is ‘fresh food, prepared fresh’ with Cafe Rio using only the freshest ingredients to create dishes each day.”

Diners at Café Rio can enjoy an array of Tex-Mex dishes, including enchilada-style burritos, regionally inspired salads like sweet pork barbacoa salad; tacos, quesadillas, tortilla soup, sweets and savory/spicy sauces.

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‘Bar Rescue’ host Jon Taffer shares advice on starting a small business amid inflation and post-pandemic

Jon Taffer is a businessman – primed and prepared for the natural ebbs and flows of the economy. However, like many, he could not have foreseen a pandemic lasting more than two years that has been catastrophic for establishments across the country, especially the restaurant industry.

Taffer isn’t fazed — and doesn’t want small business owners to be discouraged either.

The “Bar Rescue” star spoke to FOX Business, where he explained his laid-back mindset amid opening his third Taffer’s Tavern franchise in a post-pandemic world.

“Starting a small business is harder than ever,” he said. “We have labor issues, supply issues. The market is very noisy with competitive marketing and promotional activities.”


“It’s hard to build a brand today, in today’s noisy world,” Taffer added, noting that he thinks “franchising is the best option for young entrepreneurs.”

“You get the offer through the franchise. You get all the operating systems, training and procedures. All surprises are eliminated in a franchise…They can help hedge your bet and mitigate your risk “, he explained.

Taffer also shared her tips for people looking to start a brand new business today.

“I’m confident that any viable market will find a business,” he said. “But no viable business is going to find a market. It becomes a real problem. So you have to identify markets that you can expand into, but understand that there are people in America who want to buy franchises.”

“There are businesses across the country that want to sell franchises for you…Go online and look for franchise sales,” added Taffer, whose franchised taverns are still its own separate entities.

Television personality and Massachusetts native Maria Menounos attended the opening of the Taffer Tavern in Watertown. Menounos and Taffer are good friends. (Caroline Thayer/Fox News Digital/Fox News)

As for rising inflation after the pandemic where people might not want to spend as much, Taffer said he doesn’t find it as daunting as others.

“What if I told you I don’t see it as a challenge, I see it as an opportunity,” Taffer said. “When you look across the country, there are many markets where restaurants are 25, 30% ahead of pre-Covid levels.

“Yeah, you’re right, people have less money to spend, so they need to spend it more wisely. They’re going to exit where they feel best, they’re going to exit where they get the most perceived value.”

In Watertown, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, his third tavern has just opened. Four months into the pandemic, Middleby Corporation announced that it had partnered with Taffer to create a “newly developed modern tavern concept”.

With locations in Washington, DC, and Alpharetta, Georgia, the new development in Watertown presented itself as an opportunity for Taffer and his team.

“We designed Taffer’s Tavern with a model of labor efficiency in mind…Finding employees has been an issue for the industry for a long, long time,” he explained. “So we designed a kitchen that leverages computerized cooking and production techniques rather than humans.”

S-shaped stand design

Taffer says his restaurant will stand out for its “quality and depth.” (Caroline Thayer/Fox News Digital/Fox News)


Taverns are not uncommon in Boston – they resonate with the East Coast environment. Taffer says his restaurant will stand out for its “quality and depth.” He noted, “We’ve created an elevated tavern experience…we think we’re offering a $70-80 dining experience for about $35-40.”

The extensive menu, which features a long list of cocktails and an even wider selection of dishes, is tailored specifically for the location. Taffer explained, “You’re not going to find New York pizza at Taffer’s Tavern Boston, you’re going to find a lobster roll…When we looked at our franchise models, we said, ‘Everyone needs to connect with their market’. ‘”

Drinks and appetizers from the Taffer tavern served at the opening

Taffer Tavern’s latest opening featured unique cocktails and appetizers that are everyday menu favorites. Drinks pictured include “Blue Mist”, “Tropical Bliss” and “Taffer’s Tea”. A featured small plate was the Fish & Chips. (Caroline Thayer/Fox News Digital/Fox News)

In a crowded industry, Taffer says he’s thought of everything to make his franchises stand out: “Our music is curated, not just played… Everything from the beats per minute curves, the music cycle, the content of the music, is organized to create reactions among the guests.” He is quick to add that the visuals, including sports, flavors and cocktails, “target this very specific demographic” that his team is trying to attract.

Taffer has also implemented what he calls a “five Michelin star cooking technique” called sous vide. Sous vide uses temperature to deliver a level of precision to foods that otherwise could not be created.


S-shaped sofa

In addition to traditional banquettes and bar seating, the Taffer Tavern has been designed to include these S-shaped lounge chairs to add an extra touch to the dining space layout. (Caroline Thayer/Fox News Digital/Fox News)

Taffer says it’s his specialty, like he’s a chef seasoning a piece of meat.

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Wolverhampton disabled nightclub set to open

Damien Sier

The club will open its doors to the public on October 10 and will operate from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Damian, who goes by DJ MXT, has a learning disability himself and struggled to find a new location for his dream club.

He said: “It was really tough. I started doing things like that when I helped run one in Kidderminster called the DY10 project, that’s where I started.

“Starting the club was very difficult, I opened one in Evesham in Worcestershire, which closed, then moved to Wolverhampton and started here.

Damian started his career as DJ Trix, launching online internet radio station which is run by mentally disabled staff. The station mainly features dance music from the 2000s.

The new club, which will open in Pitt Street, Wolverhampton, will focus on the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Damian said, “It will be a place where people will come in and feel safe. We don’t want them to feel intimidated.”

MXT Disability nightclub will operate on an earlier schedule than regular nightclubs, opening at 7 p.m. and closing at 11 p.m.

The club will mainly feature music from the 2000s, including house mixes by DJ MXT himself and other guest DJs.

Damian went on to say, “We want this nightclub to be exactly the same as a regular club, but to cater to a more selective audience.”

Special guest DJs should be hired for events, with an emphasis on people with mental challenges.

The club will be free to enter and will feature DJ MXT himself playing music, and drinks will also be served.

Anyone with questions can contact the club on 07868 498947.

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Chicago’s La Catedral cafe serves chilaquiles alongside Catholic images

CHICAGO– You can sample 12 different kinds of “sinful” chilaquiles, devour divine pancakes with frosted flakes, and savor authentic Mexican cinnamon coffee while admiring super cool religious artifacts.

No wonder diners all over Chicago sometimes wait two hours to enjoy the heavenly experience at La Catedral Restaurant & Coffee. Chef and owner Ambrocio Gonzalez has created an unforgettable experience, featuring not only delicious Mexican and American breakfasts, but also an atmosphere of faith, camaraderie and love for his customers and Mexican culture. When asked why his waiters wear angel t-shirts with wings, he doesn’t hesitate to call them angels and credit them with much of La Catedral’s success.

“They’re the ones that make it all happen here,” Gonzalez said.

Chef Gonzalez grew up in Mexico, the son of a single mother. At one point in his life, he sold food as a street vendor. When he first arrived at La Catedral, in the small village of Chicago, things weren’t going so well. He fleshed out the menu a bit, prayed a lot, and after bonding with his neighbors, things took off.

“Our customers from day one are the ones who come and wait, no matter how long,” Gonzalez said, choking back tears.

Critics have called La Catedral “Chicago’s Best Mexican Breakfast” & Brunch” in “one of the most unique spots in Little Village”. Everything about the restaurant is special. While most Mexican restaurants serve one or two kinds of chilaquiles, Chef Ambrocio offers diners 12 different choices – from poblano to pico de gallo – for He adds another brand new chilaquile every December to usher in the new year.

“You could come here for two weeks and have a different chilaquiles every day,” Gonzalez said.

It also serves delicious Mexican egg dishes, like Huevos con Chorizo ​​and Huevos con Salchicha, and its French toast and pancakes topped with whipped cream and strawberries are to die for and go to heaven! And La Catedral Cafe also offers a wide selection of drinks. Chef Ambrocio prides himself on taking no shortcuts and brewing his Mexican Cinnamon Coffee just like they do in Mexico. Other memorable drink selections include Mexican coffee served with caramel or rice water, as well as a wide range of refreshing fresh fruit drinks.

Chef Ambrocio’s entire restaurant, from floor to ceiling, is filled with Catholic paintings, crosses, statues of Our Lady of Guadalupe and saints. Patrons lay offerings of money near the statue of Saint Anthony, praying that he will answer their prayers for love. Then Ambrocio collects the offerings and donates the money to charity or people in the community who need help.

“We have a few ladies who come here to pray and not even to eat,” Gonzalez said. “I think that’s one of the many reasons we’ve been successful.”

And of course, the religious theme comes with appropriate menu names such as “heavenly sweets,” “confession-worthy bites,” and “less sinful bites,” like chicken Caesar and strawberry salads. Reflecting on the success of La Catedral Cafes, Ambrocio said, “People say I’m lucky, but I say I’m blessed.”

As he pointed out the religious presence around him, he smiled and said, “I have a lot of help.

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Best Chicago Delivery Foods From Latinx-Owned Restaurants

Going out to eat is fine, but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and sweater weather fast approaching, sometimes all you want to do is have your meal come to you. It’s not only convenient, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to explore the culinary scene without having to leave your house (and can be a hack to get your hands on some of the most popular items in town) .

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are some of Chicago’s best dishes from Latinx and Hispanic-owned restaurants that you must try right now. How do we know? We asked a number of Latinx community leaders to divulge their favorite restaurants with their must-try menu items.

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Small village
“This is the go-to restaurant for my family growing up in Little Village,” says entrepreneur Lucy Angel Camarena. “I love puerco en salsa verde so much that when Stéphanie Izard asked me where to take Anthony Bourdain for an episode of Unknown parts, that’s where I took them and what we ordered.” The tenderized pork dish is served in a sea of ​​green salsa mixed with nopals (cactus). As the temperature drops you will also want to add fide sofao, a noodle and potato soup made with tomatoes, and champurrado, a hot masa and chocolate drink, made to order.
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.


Not content to sell the popular pambazo, a torta-style Mexican sandwich dipped and fried in red guajillo pepper salsa and stuffed with potatoes and chorizo, the Con Todo team decided to pair it with the American burger and create the cross-cultural “pamburguesa” . The entire menu offers a mash of culinary items. If beef isn’t your thing, opt for the hot chicken torta inspired by Mexico City cuisine. “Sometimes fusion foods just don’t work, but this one absolutely does!” said Carlos Jaramillo, the race director of the popular Carrera de los Muertos de Pilsen. “It is so good.” And it is also available with a vegetable pancake.
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.

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Tacos Quesabirria at La Katrina

Little Italy
With a simple menu of tacos and burritos, you can’t go wrong at this family restaurant. However, television producer Blanca Rios, a fan of the restaurant for many years, recommends its favorite option: quesabirria tacos. The order of three tortillas is stuffed with birria-style meat (usually beef or goat), melted cheese, cilantro, onions, and a jus au jus to dip your quesabirrias. Each order also comes with fresh salsa. “They started as a food truck and now they use the kitchen inside Little Joe’s on Taylor in Little Italy,” Rios says. “The food is amazing and the family is super nice.”
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.

wicker park
“I’ve had a hard time finding good baja-style fish tacos since I moved to Chicago a few years ago,” says attorney Eir Nakamura Salvi. “I was happy to find Barbaro again.” The taqueria and street food-inspired Mexican restaurant bills itself as a “cross-cultural experience.” It blends long-established family recipes with the owner’s Chicago roots. And while tacos, tortas and burritos are popular menu items, playwright Ricardo Gamboa says don’t sleep on the apricot piquin piquin aguachiles made with shrimp and alder wood-smoked sea salt.
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.

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Nellie’s, a family-operated restaurant, is a staple in Chicago’s Puerto Rican community. So it only makes sense to try Nellie’s breakfast special – a gigantic order of a Boricua tortilla. The open-faced omelet is seasoned with herbs and spices known as sofritemozzarella cheese, tomatoes, green peppers, salchichon sausage, maduros (sweet plantains) and onions. Each order comes with the bonus of one coconut avenue (coconut oats) and a side of tostada criolla. “I’m obsessed with this dish and pick it up at least once a week through Grubhub,” says Ashley Alvarez, founder of Oye Prima.
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.


Logan Square
Sometimes it’s not just about not wanting to leave your house, food delivery can be the ultimate hack to get your hands on some coveted groceries. Pan Artesanal baked goods is one such place. The queue for Mexican-inspired baked goods (think biscuits and cream conchas, Gansito croissants and arroz con leche cheesecake) that’s only open on weekends, runs down the block well before they open and once they sell out items they close for the day. Corn muffins are a must for Jackson Flores, president of Dish Roulette Kitchen, a popular Instagram account and food incubator. “Chef Marisol uses the French technique to deliver a muffin with a crisp, broken edge, deep corn flavor, and a sweet, savory flavor that has made it one of my favorite baked goods in Chicago,” says Flores. “No frills, just simple ingredients [made] by a disciplined hand.
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.

Chile Toreado
Chile Toreado

McKinley Park
The artist Alibé Brambila Navarro can’t get enough of the vegetarian tlayuda from Chile Toreado. “Traditional Oaxacan cuisine consists of a large, thin, crispy, partially fried or grilled tortilla topped with a refried bean spread and a variety of other toppings,” says Brambila Navarro. Cheese, salsa, nopales, onions and cilantro are some of the common toppings in Mexico. At Chile Toreado, the pizza-like item comes with roasted vegetables and grilled poblano rajas.
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.

The Tables
The Tables

View of the lake and Portage Park
Whenever Telemundo’s Nicole Suarez is back home from her job as an international TV presenter for the Spanish-language channel, you can find her at her family’s restaurant: Las Tablas, the city’s first Colombian steakhouse. . There’s a reason they’ve been in business for over 30 years. The portions are large and delicious, and the restaurant even counts Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot among its fans.
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.


Black Bean and Goat Cheese Empanadas Cafe Tola

Wrigleyville, Logan Square, Lakeview and Avondale
What started as a small, colorful storefront on Southport has expanded to four locations with plans to open in New York. Owners Victoria and Gerardo Salamanca have made a name for themselves with inventive empanada flavors such as guava and queso fresco, and buffalo chicken. The pint-sized display case has an impressive menu of tacos, burritos, and pozole, but the filling empanadas are where you want to focus your attention. While a lot of people called this place, the black bean and goat cheese empanada stood out as a fan favorite.
How to try it: Order through Grubhub.

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Ximena N. Beltran Qua kn Kiu is a Thrillist contributor and communications specialist based in Chicago.

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Despite inflation, interest rates for consumer loans have not yet risen sharply

The rise in consumer prices has recently accelerated both in Finland and in Europe. Rising inflation is a double-edged sword: it can be good news for borrowers, while lenders usually suffer. While consumer credit has still kept interest rates low, that may change soon.

In 2022, inflation has disciplined consumers with a heavy hand.

The price of electricity has risen sharply, and inflation has not gone away even in grocery stores and gas stations. Surprisingly, inflation has not yet made its way to consumer credit, as interest rates on such credit have remained moderate despite global changes.

The changing world situation and rising interest rates are worrying the credit market

The Finns have gotten into debt rather carelessly in recent years. Many have had to borrow because of the financial problems caused by the world situation, while interest rates have remained low for years. Recently, the world has been rocked by dramatic political changes that are also affecting the global economy. At the same time, the changed economic situation has made many Finns reluctant to take out a loan.

It is clear that borrowing is always associated with risks and that the monthly costs of the loans can change significantly with the expected increase in interest rates. So, of course, a healthy dose of caution when it comes to getting into debt is in order. Accordingly, excessive fear is not necessarily profitable either, because credit money can help you achieve your dreams and, of course, get rich in the form of real estate wealth. Single out consumer loan interest, like the unsecured loans Omalaina.fihave remained relatively low.

Credit is often a necessity for many of life’s major purchases, but there are also many uncertainties that come with being in debt.

If you need consumer credit, now is the time

The daily lives of banks and financial institutions are starting to feel the effects of inflation, which may result in prices for unsecured loans, such as consumer loans, rising significantly in the future. Taking out a new loan should not be put off indefinitely if a major purchase is pending, because interest rates may rise in the future, even on unsecured loans, due to interest rate pressures on lenders. The increase in consumer prices will certainly also affect the demand for consumer credit.

Finns took out a lot of unsecured consumer loans in the summer months of 2022

From May to July 2022, banks issued 21 percent more unsecured consumer loans than in the same period a year ago, the company says Bank of Finland. In July, the average interest rate on these new unsecured consumer loans was 8.6 percent.

According to Bank of Finland estimates, the number of cross-border consumer loans granted by Norwegian and Swedish credit institutions also increased in the second quarter. Unsecured consumer loans go in a very different direction than mortgage loans. In July 2022, 23 percent fewer new home loans were taken out than at the same time a year ago.


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Espresso martinis are back in Twin Cities bars and restaurants; here are 3 to try

Everything old becomes new again, even at the bar. Take the espresso martini, a drink from the late 20th century cocktail pantheon that, along with flannel and baggy jeans, is making a comeback.

“We felt like it was very popular in Campiello at the time,” says Lindsay Pohlad, referring to the Uptown Italian restaurant that operated from the mid-90s to the mid-2000s. Again, the drink is “really popular”. Pohlad, owner of the deli table at Wayzata, put a version of the espresso martini on the restaurant’s new all-day cocktail menu to highlight the cafe program and the bakery.

It’s popular any time of the day, she noted. “People order it at 10:30 in the morning,” she says. “People come with us before the game and then go to another restaurant, or they even have it as a last drink.”

A true espresso martini contains few ingredients: usually just an espresso and vodka, maybe a little coffee liqueur, and maybe a lemon twist or a garnish of coffee beans. It can be powerfully strong and leave you nervous, like a vodka-Red Bull for the coffee connoisseur.

But there are countless ways to interpret the drink. Some are drizzled with chocolate syrup, some can be frozen and mixed. Milk or cream is optional. It can be breakfast or dessert, depending on your preference.

The most important thing, says Fhima Minneapolis bartender Nils Larsson, is balance. “You can do all kinds of weird things, as long as you have enough sugar to counteract the bitterness of the coffee,” he says.

But one ingredient that espresso martini always includes? A bit of nostalgia. Like Appletini, Cosmo and Long Island Iced Tea, this turbo cocktail is inextricably linked to turn-of-the-century decadence.

At Blue Plate Restaurant Co., the espresso martini “came onto the scene in our restaurants at a time of the general revival of the ’80s,” says co-owner Stephanie Shimp. Bringing him back was irresistible, she said. “We had to – shoulder pads, spinach dip, espresso martini.”

Three to try

The black Cat

The Grocer’s Table, 326 Broadway Ave. S., Wayzata,

Black Cat Intelligentsia beans are the base of this variation of the espresso martini, which also contains amaro, coffee liqueur and vanilla syrup, and comes with a homemade biscotti.

Fhima Espresso Martini

Fhima’s Minneapolis, 40 S. 7th St., Mpls.,

Spanish liqueur Licor 43 gives it a hint of vanilla, while Irish cream and coffee liqueur give this cocktail from the balanced dessert menu a creamy and slightly sweet taste.

Blue Plate Espresso Martini

Several Twin Cities locations,

This barely-sweet cocktail from Blue Plate’s seven restaurants is made with Big Watt’s Circuit Bender Cold Press coffee and Du Nord Social Spirits’ Cafe Frieda coffee liqueur, both local brands.

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Bristol Motion nightclub defends decision to hold rave on day of royal funeral

A nightclub in Bristol has been criticized for hosting an all-night rave that ends on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

The late monarch’s funeral will take place in London on Monday, September 19, with the day designated as an additional bank holiday in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

It means many things are set to close, including schools, nurseries and – controversially – food banks.

However, the Bristol Motion nightclub has defended its decision to go ahead with plans to hold a ‘free rave’ which starts at 8.00pm on Sunday and ends at 5.00am on Monday morning – well six hours before the start of the Queen’s funeral. .

Movement in Bristol. Credit: @motionbristol/Instagram

The club announced plans for a “huge bank holiday banger” on Monday this week, and they hope to see hundreds of clubbers heading to their location to party the night away.

Not everyone is so happy about it, however, as some expressed disappointment, with others calling the event “tasteless”.

Now the organizers have released a statement defending their decision, while addressing some of the issues people might have.

A Motion spokesperson said: “We were scheduled to hold the Tokyo World Festival after-parties this week, however, due to the perfect Brexit and Covid-19 storm, First Bus has canceled scheduled transportation from Eastville Park instead. in BS2.

“In light of these cancellations, and with wages, rising electricity costs and multiple other factors of life in 2022, we felt we were unable to keep the site closed.

They added: “Like everyone else, we were truly saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 and wish the new King all the best in his new role.

The club also announced that there will be a minute’s silence before the start of the event at 8:00 p.m. inside and outside the club and “all staff and participants are asked to respect this decision”.

“We have already sought advice and understand that there are no restrictions on this public holiday.

“We, of course, 100% appreciate and are grateful for everyone’s support over the past few years and in the future,” the statement read.

A Motion participant, who wished to remain anonymous, said ITV News that they were disappointed with the nightclub’s decision.

They said: “I’m a bit disappointed that local nightclub Motion is having an event on Sunday to take advantage of the bank holiday on Monday – it’s a bit unpleasant,

“I am by no means a royalist, but when they rely on local support to plan the reduction and acts of servitude, it is beyond rude.

“I’m actually a staunch patron of them, but I’m shocked.”

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WeBuyCars points to massive growth in vehicle loans

Vehicle marketplace WeBuyCars says it has surpassed the milestone of 12,000 vehicle sales per month as its rapid expansion plans continue to pay off.

The group said its monthly sales figures have been rising steadily in recent months, beating targets and hitting the 12,000 indicator “faster than expected”. In May 2022, the 10,000 vehicle mark was broken.

That growth is outpacing market trends, it said, especially when compared to national used car registrations, which rose 1.62% from July 2021 to June 2022 over the previous period.

“The number of transactions in the market increased from 1,633,003 to 1,659,395 from July 2021 to June 2022 compared to the previous period, an increase of 1.62%. However, over the same period, our revenue increased by 39.12%, driven by our larger footprint, internal operational efficiencies and technological advances,” the group said.

In addition to the monthly sales figures, the number of financed cars has increased by more than 40% since the beginning of 2022, it said.

“WeBuyCars attributes this to the convenience of obtaining car financing from WeBuyCars at the time of purchase and an increase in financial literacy as consumers look specifically for vehicle financing and rely less on personal or unsecured loans,” it said.

The sales group has embarked on a major expansion strategy over the past two years which included the purchase of the Ticketpro Dome from Sasol Pensionskasse in July 2021.

The Dome is now a “super showroom” for the group, with space for 1,125 vehicles. It added two more branches in Polokwane and Nelspruit – bringing the total to 13 dealerships across the country – with more planned.

Helping the company grow, WeBuyCars said it will move to a new, dedicated building at Byls Bridge Office Park, Doringkloof, Centurion after outgrowing its premises at its midstream warehouse.

The 3,038-square-meter building will house all corporate functions, including legal, finance, sales, operations, facilities, marketing, human resources, IT and procurement, with enough space for 217 employees, it said.

“Because all functions are housed in one space, it allows for greater cross-functional synergy and collaboration,” it says.

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The Last Mile Café serves coffee, philanthropy and sustainability — and soon, 49507

Arick Davis and Sarah Laman are runners. They say the hardest part of a race is the last mile. Comparing the state of the world to a long-distance race, they decided these times felt like that last mile. So when it came time to name their small online cafe business, they settled on “Last Mile Café.”

“We started our business in the middle of the pandemic, and there was so much going on – challenges with healthcare, the unemployment system, protests. When it comes to our country and our civilization, we always feel like we still have a lot to do,” Davis says. “We wanted to create a company that sets an example for other companies. It’s the last mile for society to figure out what it needs to be and how we’re all going to work together.

Since its inception, Last Mile Café has donated over 10% of its revenue to charities that work for environmental justice, clean water, criminal justice reform or at-risk youth. Recipients include WMEAC, ACLU, Michigan Solidarity Bail Fund, and Hope Gardens, among others.

“Each quarter, we send text messages to everyone who is in [the Last Mile Café] community and ask them to name charities,” Davis says. “We let our community vote on which charities they want the money to go to.”

Arick Davis and Sarah LamanAll packaging, purchasing and processes are done with sustainability in mind. In mid-October, when Last Mile Café moves into its new physical location at 1006 Hall St. SE, Davis and Laman plan to expand these aspects of their business even further. The location will also include a retail cafe. Last Mile Café already uses compostable packaging. When the physical location opens, Arick and Laman hope to approach zero waste for all operations. They try to source sustainably grown and processed coffee beans. At some point, they hope to establish their own direct relationships with green coffee growers.

“There are really two ways to process coffee,” says Davis. “First, they put it in the sun, the cherries fall naturally – if you imagine the pit inside a cherry, it’s basically the coffee bean we all use. Or, growers can wash them high pressure to make the cherries come off. It’s faster and more consistent, but in many countries where coffee is grown, people don’t necessarily even have access to clean drinking water.

“We’re going to fill up [production] process at the Café,” says Davis. “We roast coffee there. And then we will do all the packing and shipping. All coffee beverages we serve at The Café will be that coffee we roast in Grand Rapids.

Davis grew up in 49507, near the new physical location of the Last Mile Café. After graduating from Michigan Technological University in 2016, he worked for several Fortune 500 companies – Dematic, Western Digital and Goldman Sachs. He discovered that capitalism does not treat everyone fairly and that too few coffee and tea brands are committed to justice.

“When I came back to Grand Rapids, I noticed there weren’t a lot of cafes here,” he says. “I used to live in Franklin and Eastern and the closest cafes are right up on Wealthy Street, which isn’t even in the same neighborhood.”

The Last Mile Café’s Hall Street location will employ 11 people to handle roasting, packaging, distribution and retail coffee. The plan is to increase production, enter more retail stores and increase online sales.

“Having this physical space will also create this café environment where people can come and hang out in the community,” Davis says. “So many people have come to us and said, ‘You’re our favorite coffee. We love the way you do this. We love the way it tastes. Grand Rapids has many great coffee companies. Michigan, Michigan as a state, also has many great coffee companies, I think more people are looking to Grand Rapids for coffee.

Written by Estelle Slootmaker, Development News Editor
Photos courtesy of Last Mile Café

Arick Davis and Sarah Laman inspect the equipment of their online coffee business.

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Two Austin Restaurants Baklava House and Taste of Home Handmade Dumplings Open

There were two fun restaurant openings to know about this year, both located in the North Lamar neighborhoods. The first is the Arabic desserts and pastry Baklava House, and the second is the Chinese restaurant Taste of Home Handmade Dumplings.

Baklava House opened at 10205 North Lamar Boulevard in March, brimming with Mediterranean goodies. Baklava owner Mohammed Tabbaa said the Chronicle that he wanted to open a bakery dedicated to Arabic desserts in June.

There’s the item of the same name: the baklava, made with layered phyllo dough, pistachios, and syrup. Then there are so many other phyllo and nut filled candies. The znoud el sit consists of a cylindrical phyllo dough drizzled with rose water and orange blossom and cream. There is a range of knafeh, which are dipped layered pastries available in cheese, bin narin (cream and cheese) and one with crispier pieces of dough. Madloukah is a chilled semolina pudding made with rose or orange blossom water topped with nuts. Dumpling-shaped katayef is a sweet pastry filled with cream or nuts. Cashew fingers are cylindrical pasta filled with nuts. The fun-shaped mabrouma is a crispy round nest-shaped dessert filled with syrup and nuts.

On the biscuit side, there is maamoul (almond biscuits filled with dates, walnuts or pistachios), barazek (biscuits with sesame seeds) and ghraybeh (shortbread biscuits). And often there are samples available. The savory menu centers on manakish, a round flatbread topped with za’atar, lamb and cheese, spinach, muhammara (red pepper spread), and more.

Baklava House hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. There are indoor dining areas, takeout orders can be placed in person or through DoorDash, and Uber Eats deliveries are available.

And a few blocks north of Baklava House is Taste of Home Handmade Dumplings, which opened its standalone brick-and-mortar restaurant at 10901 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite B203 in May.

Naturally, the menu covers all kinds of dumplings, from pork/shrimp/chives to pork/pickled cabbage with chives/egg to cuttlefish to abalone. And there is a large offer of dishes without dumplings, such as noodles (cold noodles with chicken), braised pork with rice, peanuts with celery and fried rice with shrimp. There is also a range of offal and other animal parts, such as pig’s feet, ears and spine; and beef tripe. Drinks include teapots, milks and plum drinks.

There’s a membership program with freebies, discounts, and specials for birthdays, including the super member package for $2,799 per year, which includes two free dumplings per day for one year.

Owner Hao Li opened the business originally as a shadow kitchen operation in the Prep ATX retail space in November 2021. The restaurant took over the space previously housing Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant TC Noodle House, which opened in 2007 and closed earlier this year.

Taste’s opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. then from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday (it closes at 8 p.m. on Sunday). The space includes CNC machines. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are eating areas inside.

A noodle soup at Taste of Home Handmade Dumplings.
Taste of handmade homemade dumplings

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The 8 Best Bars in Fulham — London x London

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Get ready to discover the best bars in Fulham – these are the best places for cocktails, wine, beer and more.

Fulham is becoming one of the trendiest places to have a drink in London – after all, it’s a popular place for young professionals, so it’s no wonder new bars are popping up every day too .

Whether you’re looking for a classy hangout, a fun place to drink with friends or somewhere in between, Fulham has a killer selection of venues. These are our favourites.

Fulham’s Best Bars

The little blue door


little blue door

It’s no secret that we love The Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill and the new The Little Scarlet Door in Soho, so whenever we’re in Fulham our first stop is a drink at The Little Blue Door. This one is arguably the best.

Why? The little blue door is so fun because it was designed to look like someone’s apartment. Decor includes toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and toiletries in restrooms, cozy lounging areas, kitchen-type areas, game rooms, and party rooms. The dream apartment, if you ask us.

This Fulham cocktail bar also hosts one of the capital’s best diners, called The Supper Club, every Thursday night. The food is amazing and it’s open late into the night for your cocktail cravings. That alone makes it the best place for late night drinking in Fulham.

Amuse bouche


Looking for somewhere a little more luxurious? Amuse Bouche is a wonderful little place for champagne and cocktails in Fulham. An ideal place for a date, this bar offers an extensive drinks menu filled with refined classics.

This bar prides itself on serving vintage champagne and original recipe cocktails while featuring the best live music London has to offer every Friday and Saturday night.

They have both an upstairs and downstairs bar, as well as a lovely heated garden. Head here for great cocktails at decent prices.

The water’s edge


Perched on the beautiful shores of Imperial Wharf, close to Fulham Broadway, is The Waterside, a stellar Fulham bar. We love that The Waterside is still relatively underrated, and unless you live in the area, you probably won’t know it’s there.

It’s a great price for the area, especially considering you’re drinking on the river with a dreamy sunset and delicious food. There’s an impressive cocktail list with tasty dishes (and there’s heaters for those freezing winter months!)

Megan’s by the Green


Megan’s is popping up all over London right now and we can see why not only is the food delicious, but the cocktails are really good.

Megan’s bar is quite adorable, flanked by fairy lights and a magical feel. You’ve probably seen pictures of it online because, after all, it’s one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in London.

Tip: Sit by the window and you’ll almost feel like you’re outside with the warmth and comfort of the inside. One of our favorite places for cocktails in Fulham.

Brinkley Fulham Wines


Formerly known as Joe’s Brasserie, this fantastic wine bar in Wandsworth Bridge Road has become increasingly popular for an after-work drink in Fulham.

The food is delicious and the service is always spot on, but the wine list is the reason we keep coming back. Brinkley’s new wines always impress.

We also love the outdoor seating, it’s quite romantic, you might want to add it to your list for a laid back evening option as well as being Fulham’s best wine bar.

creek house


Brook House is one of our favorite places to eat in Fulham and we’ve talked about it before on the site, but what we may not have mentioned is that it’s also the best place to grab a glass.

There are a few tables outside that you can grab if you’re lucky enough to get there in time, otherwise it’s mostly inside.

We love the great selection of wines, beers and cocktails. Brook House is also wonderfully decorated and you’ll feel like you’re in a posh Soho bar right in the center of Fulham.

It also accepts dogs, which is also a plus for us.



Vagabond is another great wine bar option near Fulham Broadway.

This posh London chain makes it all too easy to spend an evening sipping wine – just register a card on entry and you’re free to try whatever you want. Dangerous but fun, we think.

Add to that a stellar location and tasty charcuterie boards and you’re onto a winner – this is Fulham’s best wine bar.

Never Land – Fulham Beach Club


Neverland is the bar of duality – transformed into a beach in the summer and in the winter it transforms into a snowy cabin full of all the Christmas vibes you’ll ever need. Neverland is a great place for a drink in Fulham and one of the few beaches in London!

It has beds, cabanas, and beach-style cabanas that all need to be reserved before the day, but you can also just rock out during the day and try your luck or just head inside for a standard drink.

Fun music + great cocktails = one of the coolest places to drink in Fulham.

Cool Bars in Fulham: practical advice

  • Make a reservation in advance. If you’re going for an early drink, don’t just go because chances are you won’t get a table. However, if it’s a late night drink, you’ll probably be fine and we’re sure all the lovely hosts at Fulham will do their best to seat you.
  • Check out nearby parks like Bishops Park and Battersea Park while you’re in the area, it’s nice to take a good walk before sitting down for a drink.

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Cafe Reconcile presents a new series of brunches

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Café Reconcile and chef Martha Wiggins will present a new three-part brunch series with proceeds benefiting Café Reconcile’s workforce training program for young adults aged 16 at 24 years old. The brunch series will begin on Saturday September 17when “Reconcile Does Brunch” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in music with DJ Polo.

Each brunch in the series will feature a special themed dining experience to express Chef Wiggins’ culinary vision and creativity while providing valuable educational opportunities for Reconcile trainees.

“The Combine brunch The series will feature experiences that reflect the vibrancy of our Central City community and the aspirations of the young people we serve,” said Chief Culinary Officer Martha Wiggins. “Most importantly, our guests will see our trainees in action, using their talents to create an energetic and memorable experience accessible to many.”

The Reconcile Does Brunch menu will include a variety of new and familiar menu options, specialty cocktails, and a selection of select beers and wines, including favorites such as:

Reconcile Burger

Blackened Burger Smash.

Homemade pickles, cheese, beer-battered onion ring.

Add an egg and/or bacon!

Benedictine Crab Cakes

Jumbo crabmeat, brioche and Creole Hollandaise sauce

Watermelon Paloma

Tequila, grapefruit, watermelon, Topo Chico and tajin

Diners can expect the “Bar Room Edition” of Reconcile Does Brunch on Sunday, October 2 and the “90s Throwback Edition” on Sunday, November 6.

Places for brunch are limited and reservations are required. Email [email protected] or call 504-459-9180 to make reservations. Maximum of 8 people per booking.

“The brunch series is an important platform for the strategic direction of Café Reconcile and the evolution of the culinary profile under the leadership of Culinary Chef, Chef Martha Wiggins,” said Gerald Duhon, Executive Director of Reconcile New Orleans. “Chef Martha and her team are transforming Café Reconcile into a competitive dining destination, recognized not only for its mission to transform the lives of young people, but also as a celebrated dining experience,” added Duhon.

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Construction of Gilbert Place continues towards 2023 retail, restaurants | Education

Construction of a six-story, $100 million building in downtown Blacksburg is expected to be occupied by Virginia Tech by late fall, with stores and restaurants expected to open next year, according to university officials.

The 250,000 square foot mixed-use building on Gilbert Street will include educational and student uses, as well as retail and dining options for the wider community, complemented by a rooftop terrace restaurant on the sixth floor, a previously announced Virginia Tech.

It is the tallest building in the city center.

For the moment, an underground car park with 124 spaces under the structure is open to vehicle traffic.

As for the storefronts and restaurants that will move into the first and sixth floors of Gilbert Place, negotiations are active and underway between the Virginia Tech Foundation and potential tenants, according to an email from university spokesperson Mark Owczarsky.

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“It would be premature to make any announcements,” Owczarski said in the email.

Two floors of the new building will be dedicated office space for Virginia Tech’s computer science department, the email said. Other departments will also use Gilbert Place.

Owczarski said the computer parts of Gilbert Place are key to the university’s “tech talent pipeline.” The pipeline aims to fuel the future Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia with graduate students in high-demand technology fields like computer science and computer engineering.

“The Gilbert Place project will provide the home for [computer science] place students with an undergraduate degree in that pipeline,” Owczarski said. “In other words, the growth here connects to the innovation campus to the north and represents the pipeline coming together toward a key state goal that influenced Amazon’s decision to come here.”

Construction is also underway on an 11-story Innovation Campus building slated to open in 2024, according to a Virginia Tech webpage. Both efforts are guided by the Virginia Tech Foundation, a nonprofit corporation created to financially support the public university.

Additionally, Owczarski said Gilbert Place will house a counseling center for students, as part of the university’s efforts to improve mental health support.

“The timing of this couldn’t be better,” he said.

Catherine Potter of the University Foundation is due to give an update on the Gilbert Place project at a Main Street Connect meeting on Tuesday. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. at the Next Door Bake Shop on Turner Street.

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Former Hong Kong protesters reflect on life behind bars – and a changed city

When Tung Sheung-Lam left Shek Pik prison last month after two years and eight months behind bars, he did not expect a welcome party.

But the 23-year-old was surprised by his parents, who picked him up and took him to a yum cha restaurant, followed by a hotel stay. Now he has time to reflect on his time behind bars.

Shek Pik Jail. File photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

Tung was arrested in October 2019 for possessing and manufacturing explosives at an apartment in Tai Kok Tsui, where police found potassium nitrate, Molotov cocktails and modified drones.

He was convicted in September 2021 of three counts and sentenced to 48 months in prison, but was released in July after his pre-trial detention was considered.

Prior to his arrest, Tung was a college student, with occasional part-time gigs as a salesman. He even joined student organizations at his community college. As the summer of 2019 approached, Tung quickly found himself fully committed to the democratic cause.

After his first taste of tear gas, he became a full-time protester, which led to his fateful decision and imprisonment.

File photo: Mark Delegate/HKFP.

Looking back, Tung views his incarceration and sudden transition to freedom as a surreal experience. But overall, he doesn’t view his time behind bars as a waste of time.

“Like everything else in life, there should be no regrets. I might even go back the same way since the people and experiences I met made me who I am now,” Tung said, adding that he had no intention of breaking the law.

He was among thousands of young people detained during months of sometimes violent protests. A total of 10,265 people were arrested for various reasons. Of the 2,684 people charged, 1,197 people were convicted, according to figures from the Security Bureau.

The judiciary still handles many cases.

Once released from prison, many former protesters face a city very different from the one they left behind. Since Beijing imposed the National Security Law in June 2020 – which criminalized subversion, secession, collusion with foreign forces and terrorist acts – traces of the protests have been virtually erased, and authorities say it has restored stability and peace in the city.

Photo: GovHK.

Many pro-democracy activists and politicians face charges or are already in jail. Others fell silent or fled abroad.

Extend the nation’s love

Following the enactment of security legislation, the political system was overhauled to provide a pro-Beijing narrative in the form of a “patriots-only” legislature. These changes have also had an impact on the younger generation.

For those behind bars, the Directorate of Corrections has set up a voluntary “de-radicalisation” program for young people incarcerated for offenses related to the demonstration. The program includes safety law education to promote “law abiding awareness”, in hopes of reducing the risk of recidivism by teaching Chinese history and traditional values.

SKH St James Primary School on National Security Education Day. File photo: GovHK.

While in prison, Tung volunteered to write a passage for the Department of Corrections’ annual report on “Family Values ​​and Chinese Culture.” He said he kept the wording as neutral as possible and that his decision was a bargaining ploy. “When you’re alone, or have other people inside to keep you busy, you do what you need to do,” he said.

When Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the city to attend the 25th anniversary celebrations of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China, he extended an olive branch to Hong Kong’s youth. In a speech, Xi said Hong Kong “will only have a bright future when its young people have good career prospects” and urged authorities to prevent juvenile delinquency.

In turn, Police Commissioner Raymond Siu said society should offer hope and a “second chance” to convicted protesters, saying many had shown remorse.

Some ex-protesters consider the olive branch offered insincere and say they are still stigmatized by society. A 23-year-old named Ding who was released from prison two years ago told HKFP that he could not open any bank accounts until very recently. No reason was given to him.

Ding, who asked to remain anonymous, said he believed “second chances” came not from the establishment but mainly from businesses sympathetic to their situation. He recalled receiving fliers promoting the national security law but didn’t give it much thought.

“They always labeled us…even before the protests, we would have been called ‘political prisoners,'” Ding said. “At least I know I broke the law not because I’m a criminal.”

Protesters march against a proposed amendment to Hong Kong’s extradition bill, June 9, 2019. Photo: May James.

Like Tung, Ding remains optimistic about life beyond bars despite his criminal record. Ding, who has since returned to school, opened a Patreon page to share his views on Hong Kong and hopes to write a book one day.

“The whole experience feels like a dream, but it is what it is. We have to accept that, do everything we can and influence the people around us,” he said.

Brotherhood by distress

For some, however, prison has brought its share of demons. A 20-year-old protester who used the pseudonym Sleep recalled witnessing occasional inmate clashes at Pik Uk Correctional Facility.

Sleep told HKFP that some former protesters imprisoned there have moved closer to guards or triad members incarcerated in the same cell for protection, which he described as the “easy way out”.

“While some fellow inmates bonded more easily with me, you were mostly alone, and not everyone is benign, so you have to take care of yourself,” Sleep said.

Pik Uk Correctional Facility. File photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Sleep was not alone. What upset Tung the most were the occasional betrayals of his supposed comrades behind bars in an environment fueled by survival anxiety. Witch hunts against “ghosts” — those suspected of secretly working with authorities or sabotaging the movement — could occur among protesters at any time, Tung said.

“A misconception is that the people inside are adamant about the cause – the reality is the opposite. There is no heroism, and the people inside just wanted out. We had to watch our rear – not from the authorities but in our ranks,” he said.

Even as a veteran protester arrested during the 2014 Umbrella Movement, jail can be an upsetting experience.

“The scariest thing about life in prison is that it completely changes a person without them realizing it. I started reading, training and studying, and to fight for myself,” Tung said.

While in detention, Tung met Tong Ying-Kit, the first person to be tried and convicted under the National Security Law. They quickly became friends and watched each other as they transferred to various institutions.

Tong Ying-Kit was found guilty of terrorism and inciting secession by a panel of appointed judges instead of a jury, a first in Hong Kong’s legal history.

Supporters of Tong Ying-kit, the first Hong Kong man to be sentenced under the national security law, place leaflets in a shopping mall adjacent to the High Court to wish the activist “peace and safety”, after having been sentenced to nine years behind bars on July 30, 2021. Photo: Studio Incendo.

A handwritten letter from Tong to Tung, seen by HKFP, depicts his bewilderment over the nine-year sentence under the national security law. Since his release, Tung has paid close attention to his friend behind bars and has spoken out for him.

Additionally, Tung and other former protesters are currently working on a mobile game that depicts a battle between gods and humans that is devastating civilization. In the game, Hong Kong escapes this fate but extends authoritarian rule over the survivors and becomes a target of resistance.

The game remains at a rudimentary stage since the friends he recruited as programmers are still behind bars. He sees it as a long-term project.

“Someone has to do it. It’s nothing noble, but if you’re in this position, it’s your responsibility.

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7 of Glasgow’s best nightspots for a great night out

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Whether you’re a registered student at one of Glasgow’s many universities or just looking for a good night out, the nightclub is an essential part of the city’s incredible nightlife.

While cities like Edinburgh offer a great night out, nothing beats the variety on offer in Glasgow.

We’ve rounded up some of the best clubs in town which are some of the biggest in the UK.

7 – Fire Water

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Since 2001, this Sauchiehall nightclub has been playing all the classic genres, from 1970s disco to old school rock ‘n’ roll.

With two dance floors and a kitchen, Firewater is a great place to eat out during the day and party at night!

6 – The mechanic

The Garage is one of – if not – Glasgow’s most popular nightclubs and boasts of being the ‘biggest’, ‘busiest’ and ‘best’ party in town.

With 6 different dance floors spread over 4 levels, The Garage is sure to play something you love and cater to a large group of friends with very different styles. music tastes.

5 – Cathouse Rock Club

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Cathouse describes itself as “Scotland’s quirkiest and quirkiest rock club” on its website and it’s easy to see why.

For over 30 years, Catty has been at the forefront of rock music by Scotlandwith huge club nights and live gigs for all rockers.

4 – Kokomo

Kokomo, in the heart of Glasgow’s stylish Merchant City, is a fantastic place to let loose if you’re a student and you like a bargain.

Every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Kokomo offers free entry for students and offers drinks for just £1.

3 – The Polo Lounge

This LGBT-friendly club is a city institution and offers a night out every day of the week.

The club is known for hosting drag shows on “Lipstick Sundays”, music nights on “Camp Tuesdays”, and nerdy pop events on “Popworld Thursdays”.

2 – The Buff Club

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The Buff club is a laid back nightclub that plays old school tunes in a laid back kitsch atmosphere.

Simply put, the Buff Club is the perfect place for a fun and relaxed night out in Glasgow city centre.

1 – Sub-club

Sub Club is the oldest underground dance club in the world and was voted the 10th best club in the world by Resident Adviser.

With its mix of indie music and live performances from bands such as Franz Ferdinand and LCD Soundsystem, the Sub Club remains a focal point of Glasgow’s thriving alternative scene.

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100 years ago: Raid shuts down ‘wet’ cafes in Havana | Story

100 years ago

September 9, 1922: Hundreds of people who flocked to Havana, Illinois, famous for its beach resorts, as well as citizens, had a thrill when a car full of dry agents slipped from Springfield and “took cleaned” several cafes. The “wet” places attacked were the cafes of Ed Roloff, Taylor House, Whitey Sewman, Charles Biehl, Ross Curliss, Pete Rudolph and Gus Kraft, Mazana beach. The owners were taken to Springfield for hearings before a US commissioner.

75 years ago

September 9, 1947: The fire truck chasers came in for a lacing by normal fire chief Ralph Rich, who warned enthusiasts that the practice is against the law and dangerous. Rich said drivers chasing the first truck often interfered with the second truck and hindered the arrival of the fire department as soon as possible. He reminded truck chasers that a siren signifies an emergency and that motorists should pull over to the side of the street and stay away from the service.

September 9, 1972: Believing they will have to spend money to make money, McLean County Council Recreation Committee members voted to ask the council to set a budget of $250,000 to begin recreational development at Evergreen Lake. In recent years, the county budget for recreation has been $40,000. President F. Russell Glasener said the increased funding could be used to develop beach and camping facilities that would generate revenue.

25 years ago

September 9, 1997: The Twin Cities’ emergency alert system will be revamped under a proposal approved by Bloomington City Council. The council agreed to pay the city’s share of a $42,000 contract for a new warning control system for cities. The new system would be radio-operated rather than electronic, allowing everyone’s condition to be monitored during testing. Cities now rely on resident reports to determine if a siren is not working.

Compiled by Pantagraph Staff

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Golden Gate Express | Restaurants are making a comeback on campus. Here’s what reopened this semester

When the COVID-19 pandemic drove students off campus in 2020, restaurants across SF State were forced to close.

However, as the campus population returns to pre-pandemic normal, five restaurants have reopened on campus: Crave’s Birdhouse, Gold Coast Grill & Catering, HSS 121 Cafe, Taza Smoothies & Wraps, and Clean Bites.

It has been over two and a half years since some of these restaurants have served members of the campus community. But despite the seemingly endless wait, there was always a plan for them to return.

Corporation University worked with restaurant managers to determine the best time to relaunch.

“One of the unique things about our campus compared to many other CSU campuses is that we tend to focus on small businesses and mom-and-pop stores,” said Andrew Lok, director of retail services. and sales representatives of UCorp.

Here are some things campus members should know about returning local restaurants.

Crave nesting box

Located on the lower level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, Crave’s Birdhouse offers a variety of vegan and meat sandwich options, many named after comic book characters such as Spider-Man, Batman and Black Widow.

The meat used by Crave’s Birdhouse is halal, making it one of the few dining options on campus for Muslim students who practice Sharia.

Halal meat follows religious criteria when it comes to how it is prepared. Animals cannot be treated with antibiotics or growth hormones, animals must be fed vegetarian diets, and there can be no pork or pork products, to name a few. .

“Muslim students need to know that they have a community that cares enough, that they provide halal options and that they meet their dietary needs,” said Muslim Student Association president Faheemah Shaikh.

According to Shaikh, the only other restaurants offering halal options are Nizario’s Pizza and Halal Shop.

While SF State is the original home of Crave’s Birdhouse, they have since expanded, opening another location near the UC Berkeley campus in 2019.

Gold Coast Grills and Catering

Another restaurant reopening at the Cesar Chavez Student Center is Gold Coast Grill & Catering.

The menu references local neighborhoods, landmarks and sports teams. There’s the “Park Merced,” a grilled teriyaki chicken sandwich served on a toasted sesame bun; or the “SF Giants”, a club sandwich with turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles.

Options range from breakfast to dinner, so students can enjoy their food throughout the school day. Breakfast choices include omelets, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches, while lunch and dinner offer grilled sandwiches, burgers, and wraps.

According to Alma Arguello, who has worked at Gold Coast Grill & Catering for almost four years, business is moving more slowly than usual.

“Hopefully as the semester goes on, more people start hearing about the place and they’ll start coming,” Arguello said.

Coffee HSS 121

Room 121 in the Health and Social Sciences building is not a classroom: it is a cafe serving hot drinks as well as breakfast and lunch options. The menu includes cafe classics such as bagels, sandwiches, soups and other snacks.

The restaurant is only indicated by a small sign above the door, so many students won’t know until they pass the nonchalant cafe entrance. The restaurant is gaining popularity as students come out of their classes.

“It started slowly, but it’s already catching up since it’s already been more than two weeks since school resumed,” said Cristian Ortega, an employee of the store.

The HSS 121 cafe has the unique advantage of being the only restaurant located inside a university building, making it an ideal option for students with classes nearby.

“It’s kind of like a quick stop before they get to class,” Ortega said.

Taza smoothies and wraps

Taza Smoothies & Wraps offers a wide cultural variety of Mediterranean, Mexican and Asian dishes.

The restaurant is located in the Village at Centennial Square, which provides plenty of foot traffic for the students who reside in the building.

When Taza reopened at the start of the semester, the menu was missing some of its usual items such as their Mexican cuisine. These items have slowly but surely returned and it is likely that more will reappear over the course of the year.

“It was a slow process,” said restaurant worker Adrian Uribe. “We slowly put items back on the menu.”

Although it offers plenty of nourishment, Taza Smoothies & Wraps has garnered the most attention for its signature smoothies. The menu offers a range of unique combinations such as the ‘Chocolate Monkey’, a smoothie made with chocolate, bananas, milk and fat-free frozen yogurt.

“The first day we opened, a lot of people were asking about the smoothies, so I think that’s probably the best thing about this place,” Uribe said.

Clean bites

Ideally located for students training at the Mashouf Wellness Center, Clean Bites has two primary purposes: protein and hydration.

Mashouf Restaurant offers a plethora of choices ranging from nutrient-rich wheatgrass shots to protein-rich cantina kebab bowls. Many menu items are filled with superfoods such as kale, hemp seeds, maca powder, spirulina and more.

“After [a] training, you need protein and healthy foods, so that’s our main focus,” said Clean Bites employee Yas Wesa. “You know what your body needs, protein and juices to keep you hydrated.”

Unlike other restaurants, Clean Bites did not return at the start of the semester. It officially reopened on September 6, but Wesa is confident it will return to its former glory.

“It’s going to be easy,” Wesa said. “We’re minimizing the menu part, so we’ll see how it goes.”

While some restaurants are struggling to regain their pre-pandemic success, it’s hoped the business will improve in the semester.

“I think a big part of it is just getting the word out,” Lok said. “A lot of juniors, because things have been remote for the past two years, this is their first time on campus. It’s just going to take time to rebuild that steady flow of traffic.”

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Waterbury nightclub liquor license suspended and closed

WATERBURY, Conn. (WFSB) – A nightclub in Waterbury has had its liquor license permanently suspended and ordered to close.

It comes after several shootings occurred at the property, the most recent being a fatal shooting on Saturday.

The club is called the Litt Ultra Lounge on West Main Street.

This order was issued after the Waterbury Police Chief sent two letters to state officials urging them to suspend their license.

In those letters, Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolohe mentioned a shooting in February where the club’s security chief was shot dead.

Police say someone started shooting at the bar after a large group was kicked out.

24 casings were found outside.

The leader says the club was causing a lot of criminal activity in the area.

Then, last Saturday, Adam Bellamy, 38, was killed.

Two others were also shot and survived.

The chef added that “for the immediate surrounding community, gunfire occurring on the premises of Lit Ultra Lounge is a serious health and safety concern.”

Police also said they needed to increase patrols around the club area, pay unnecessary overtime and add officers to the area instead of other needed areas of the city.

The state says Litt Ultra Lounge must remain closed.

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7 Cute Cafes for Catching Up | Essex

The kids are finally back to school (hooray!), which means it’s time to save up those much-deserved morning coffees, brunches and lunches. Picking some of our favorite coffees in Essex…

We.are.table, Earls Colne

A stylish little cafe that packs a punch. With seating for twelve (lucky one) diners, this Earls Colne walk-in is a bit of a neighborhood gem. Founded by two local friends, this chic spot has survived a lockdown and won five-star reviews across the board (as well as the prestigious Essex Best Coffee crown at this year’s Muddy Awards). From breakfast bagels to epic sausage rolls to incredible homemade cakes, everything looks as good as it tastes thanks to edible flowers, fruit toppings, and general plating flair.

The Bakery, Chelmsford

What’s your jam? Take your pick with The Bakehouse’s range of sweet homemade spreads – so good with a warm, flaky croissant. And, if coffee is your thing, then you’ll love (Bake)House Barista’s signature coffee blend, which is locally roasted and tastes surprising. Come for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or just for a cup of the good stuff.

Mrs. Salisbury’s Tea Room, Maldon

You’ll find this pretty pink gem of a tea room tucked away in the streamer-covered Bright’s Path on the high street. Brimming with charm and character, there are six individually designed bedrooms to choose from over three floors. How about a cake and a cup of tea in the bright downstairs bar? A cozy cafe in the moody drawing room (with a crackling fire for those colder days)? Or perhaps breakfast in the light-filled Observatory room overlooking the courtyard? Oh yes, there is also a heated courtyard for eating and drinking outside. Ah, making decisions…

Robyn’s Nest, Writtle

Looking for the perfect village tea room? We found him ! This charming, family-run cafe in Writtle has Instagrammable interiors, giant slices of homemade cake, and really good coffee. Take a seat by the window to take in views of the greenery of the village and the covet-worthy homes that surround it. Plus, there’s also a lovely little lifestyle store (Sonia @ 48) right next door if you’re in the mood for a bit of local retail therapy. Well, it would be rude not to, right?

Parlor Cafe, Burnham-on-Crouch

One for dog lovers. This friendly cafe in Creeksea Place Barns is a great little spot for breakfast or brunch. While you enjoy your freshly squeezed orange juice and toast, your pooch can dine on his own “All Day Barkfest” or “Barkuterie Board.” I mean, I’d go for the pun-filled menu alone! Good to know: there is also a fabulous children’s menu if you have smaller strands in tow.

Squeeze Cafe, Leigh-on-Sea

This new kid on the block is quickly becoming a popular haunt for savvy locals. From the bar covered in mosaics and the ceiling dotted with plants to the tanned leather banquettes, the interiors alone are enough to seduce you. Then you try one of the smoothies, signature salad bowls, and craft coffee and realize that’s not all. on the eyes. In addition, it serves excellent vegan and gluten-free dishes.

Shops, Great Waltham

This independent cafe is, quite simply, as great as it sounds. Beautiful and historic on the outside and cool and contemporary on the inside, this is the best of both coffee worlds. What is on the menu? Think hearty brunches and lunches, delicious homemade cakes and locally roasted coffee. We love the local artwork lining the walls and the dedicated charging station, which earns big sustainable points. After filling your bottles (and your belly), grab a coffee to go and stroll through the village or nearby Langley Estate.

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What restaurants are open on Labor Day 2022? Starbucks, McDonald’s

Going on a road trip this Labor Day? Wondering which restaurants might be open as you return home from a weekend getaway?

If you are traveling and looking for options, have no fear. Many national chains and regional restaurants will be open on the federal holiday if you’re looking to grab a meal — or if you’re spending the holidays at home and are simply tired of backyard barbecues.

Depending on where you live, delivery services such as Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash may also be available to participating restaurants. But check with your nearest restaurant and confirm they are open or don’t have special holiday hours – even some chain restaurants and stores are locally operated.

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Is Starbucks open on Labor Day 2022?

You can find Starbucks stores open on Labor Day, but hours and closings may vary by location, according to Starbucks. The coffee chain recommends checking local store opening hours on its app.

Is Chick-fil-A open on Labor Day 2022?

Chick-fil-A restaurants are open Labor Day with limited hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A spokesperson for Chick-fil-A told USA TODAY that some venues may open earlier or close later and recommended checking the hours on the channel’s app.

Restaurants open Labor Day 2022

  • Applebee’s
  • Grilled bone fish
  • Boston Market
  • Wild Buffalo Wings
  • Burger King
  • California pizza cuisine
  • Carl’s Jr.
  • by Carrabba
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chilli’s
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Cracker Barrel
  • dairy queen
  • Del Taco
  • Denny’s
  • Dominos Pizza
  • Dunkin’
  • El Pollo Loco
  • fire station submarines
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Hardee’s
  • I JUMP
  • jack in the box
  • KFC
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Little Caesars
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Long John Silver’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Noodles & Company
  • olive garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panda Express
  • panera bread
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • PF Chang’s
  • pizza hut
  • Popeyes
  • Qdoba Mexican Eats
  • robin
  • Starbucks
  • Taco Bell
  • waffle restaurant
  • Wendy’s
  • court house
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Cryptocurrency: Netflix reportedly bans crypto ads on its ad-based streaming subscription

Netflix previously announced that it will launch a new subscription option so that users can enjoy the service at cheaper rates. However, this is an ad-supported tier, so subscribers opting into this can expect commercial breaks while watching a show.

It has been said that offering a new option with lower rates is a move for Netflix to increase revenue again. The ad-supported subscription tier was first announced in July, and the company has already mentioned that it will officially launch in November.

The new option will have ads, but according to CoinTelegraph, some sources said that Netflix will not allow cryptocurrency-related ads. It has been said that the American streaming giant has taken the decision to ban crypto ads, which means that it will reject all kinds of advertising campaigns with cryptocurrency.

It also won’t allow political ads and anything containing gambling on its new subscription tier. Ads that sell products to children are also not allowed on the streaming platform. Based on the reports, Netflix may also restrict pharmaceutical ads, but this is still under discussion.

In any case, the Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Netflix’s new, cheaper subscription option is also coming to Australia, and it could be as early as November. Again, Netflix’s new subscription tier is also coming to Canada, Germany, UK, US and France on November 1st.

With the reported restriction on crypto advertisements and other topics mentioned, it was said that this is really nothing new. This is due to the regulatory scrutiny that has been common in the digital asset industry. In fact, Facebook, which is now known as Meta, also banned crypto ads in 2018, and it was in effect on the social media company’s platform.

Meanwhile, Netflix has moved up the launch date for its ad-supported subscription option. It was originally supposed to go live in early 2023, but it was changed in November to compete with rival Disney Plus, which is set to introduce its own subscription plan with ads on December 8.

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Georgia: fatal shooting in a restaurant


At least 3 people shot, 2 killed overnight in Hartwell, Georgia, nightclub, GBI says

Roberius Thorton, 39, and Joseph Johnson, 25, died after being shot

Two men died after a shooting at a bar and grill in Hartwell, Georgia, according to the coroner. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said two gunshot victims were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, and another person went to the hospital alone and has since been treated and released . Several cars were also hit by gunfire. Joseph Johnson, 25, of Cannon, Georgia, died at AnMed Health on Monday afternoon, according to coroner Mike Adams. He also said Roberius Thornton, 39, died after being shot. performed around 2 a.m. Monday at Jack’s Bar and Grill on Anderson Highway. The GBI said no suspects have yet been identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police. Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).

Two men died after a shooting at a bar and grill in Hartwell, Georgia, according to the coroner.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said two gunshot victims were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, and another person went to the hospital alone and has since been treated and released . Several cars were also hit by gunfire.

Joseph Johnson, 25, of Cannon, Georgia, died at AnMed Health on Monday afternoon, according to coroner Mike Adams.

He also said Roberius Thornton, 39, died after being shot.

(Video above: WYFF News 4 morning headlines)

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Monday at Jack’s Bar and Grill on Anderson Highway.

filming at jacks bar and grill in hartwell, georgia

The GBI said no suspects have yet been identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police. Tips can be submitted anonymously by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).

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Secured or Unsecured Loans: Which is the Better Choice for You? | by Camila Cox | Sep 2022

Find out about secured and unsecured loans!!

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You may have seen messages on your phone offering secured and unsecured loans, offering enticing interest rates, or promising a quick loan from a particular lender. But few of us are aware of the key differences between these loans.

However, understanding the distinction between a secured loan and an unsecured loan is a crucial step in developing financial literacy and can be useful if you need to apply for one of these loans due to a financial emergency.

For secured loans, collateral is required as a guarantee against borrowed funds. All of the borrower’s assets and, under certain circumstances, time deposits and provident funds can be used as collateral. The lender keeps this collateral throughout the repayment period. The lender can seize title to the security to recover the loan amount if the borrower defaults on the loan within a specified time frame. Mortgage loans, home loans, stock loans and gold loans are some examples secured loans.

Unsecured Loans, but do not require any collateral or collateral. These loans are approved and granted according to the borrower’s ability to repay the debt and the debt to income ratio. However, the current income of the borrower is decisive for the creditworthiness. Online personal loans, quick loans and same day loans are the best examples of unsecured loans.

Inform yourself comprehensively both secured and unsecured loans if you need money and want to apply for a loan. You must choose wisely based on your needs, requirements, and financial situation. To help you choose the ideal loan, here are a few.

Your ability to offer collateral or guarantees: If you need a larger amount of credit and you have assets such as land or other real estate that you can use as collateral, consider a secured loan as you can get the amount you need at a lower interest rate. If you need cash immediately but cannot provide collateral or collateral, you can still apply for an unsecured personal loan or a quick loan.

The desired loan amount is: You can always turn to online lenders for a modest loan amount and online personal loan, quick loan or same day loan. This is the best choice as you can get it online from the comfort of your home and there are no restrictions on how the money can ultimately be used. If you need a larger loan amount and do not qualify for an instant personal loan, you must apply for a secured loan.

The period in which you need money: Due to the fast processing times and lack of collateral, you will receive the loan approval for an unsecured loan in just a few hours. This makes the unsecured personal loan the perfect choice for anyone who needs money quickly or in an emergency. In contrast, equity-backed loans are a good option when you need money for a planned expense and the deadline is within 7 to 10 days.

Choose a loan that best suits your needs and has the potential to meet them, whether you choose a secured loan or an unsecured loan like a personal loan.

Loan options and features vary depending on whether they are secured or unsecured. It is important to understand both loans as this will allow you to choose the one that is most suitable for you. Before applying for a loan, remember to consider your ability to repay and affordability.

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New cafe in old Subway space in downtown Shelton

SHELTON — Stephanie Champagne spent her childhood dreaming of working in a coffee shop. Now she has one.

The Stratford resident – ​​known locally for her charming attitude and bright smile at work at the Caloroso Eatery and Bar on Center Street – is opening the Kickstart Café in a vacant space at 462 Howe Ave., which once housed Subway.

“I love the Shelton community…I love the restaurant business, and this is a chance to merge the two,” said Champagne, who has worked at Caloroso for six years.

“I’m so excited,” she added. “I’ve wanted this since I was a kid. I always used to say that I would work in a cafe. The fact that I open one… it’s my wildest dream come true.

Kickstart Café, which is expected to open in mid-September, will offer indoor seating as well as curbside pickup. She said the store will offer coffee, tea and smoothies as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Champagne said the menu will include traditional and vegan options as well as desserts prepared by her future mother-in-law, Linda Thompson.

“I want this to be the only place to get both diet options,” Champagne said, adding that her menu is open to change. “I will adapt my offers to the community. I’m not stagnating with my plan, I want to shape the menu based on what I hear the community wants.

Champagne said her first job was at a bagel shop, where she fell in love with the restaurant business. She said she had taken on other jobs between her arrival at Caloroso, but never strayed from her goal.

“I always came back to catering,” she said.

Mat Calandro, owner of Caloroso, said he first met Champagne when she applied for a waiter job and knew she was destined for success.

“An independent woman with an exceptional work ethic, compassion and character,” Calandro said when describing Champagne. “I consider her part of my family and a friend for life.”

He said Champagne would make his dream come true.

“I know her late father is so proud of her,” he said. “She is committed to making her dream come true and has made so many sacrifices, including putting her marriage on hold to take on this adventure.”

Champagne said the business is very much a family affair, with the support of her fiancé, Matthew Bartol – the two are high school sweethearts who have been together for 14 years.

She also thanks Calandro for his support, not only as an employer but as a friend who supported her efforts to keep this fledgling cafe running.

“I know Kickstart will be a staple in downtown Shelton for many years to come and I’m so proud of her,” Calandro said. “She was the first to raise her hand during very uncertain times, which is a testament to her courage. She is a great example to all of us and reminds us that the American Dream is alive and well.

She was able to make her dream come true when Subway left the space at the corner of Howe Avenue and the entrance to the post office parking lot. Liberty Tax temporarily filled the space but then left, freeing up the slot for Champagne.

“I knew it was the right decision for me…I said, ‘This has to happen,'” she said. “And doing this in the neighborhood that I’ve loved serving for six years…I can’t quite understand that.”

Champagne said it’s a good time with downtown Shelton exploding with small businesses and apartments, leading to increased foot traffic.

She also learned from the countless people she met while working at Caloroso that Shelton residents want to help small businesses and will patronize them whenever possible.

“I assure you that Kickstart will not disappoint you,” Calandro said.

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How are restaurants in Colorado doing in 2022?

Restaurant owners say rising food prices and labor shortages are getting worse.

DENVER — A Labor Day tradition returns to Denver’s Civic Center Park for the first time since 2019. Thousands are enjoying the taste of Colorado this weekend.

It’s a welcome sight for restaurateurs and food vendors, but their troubles aren’t about to end.

“From the outside, things look fantastic, but in reality, they’re not,” said Chris Fuselier, owner of Blake Street Tavern in Lodo.

Fuselier said food businesses are currently under enormous financial pressure due to the rising cost of food and supplies and a shortage of workers.

“It’s really tough. We think we’re going to make money, but the price is going up, and the price is going up,” Fuselier said. “It’s hard to explain to a customer that the burger that cost $12 two and a half years ago, you have to be charged $15.”

According to the Colorado Restaurant Association, 46% of restaurant owners say business conditions are worse now than they were three months ago. And 64% say they don’t have enough employees to meet customer demand.

“We just hired 25 people at Blake Street, and we’ve already lost 10,” Fuselier said.

Fuselier said he still sees restaurants closing regularly downtown and he doesn’t see the situation improving any time soon.

“I don’t know. I was hoping now. Maybe in a year, maybe longer,” Fuselier said.

On a positive note, according to Fuselier, is that customers are tipping more these days than they did before the pandemic.

Fuselier said the average tip at Blake Street Tavern is now close to 20%, about 5% more than it was before the pandemic.

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First look at the reopened Walt’s All-American Bar & Grill

The Walt’s All American Bar & Grill at 5534 W. Central Ave reopened under new ownership. The owners have renovated the interior, but kept much of the same menu. It’s been years since I’ve been in the place and decided to come back to try some food.

5534 W Central Avenue, Wichita, KS 67212

Sunday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Cash/cards accepted

I skipped opening week when they had half-price burgers and cut-price steaks because 1.) I wanted to deal with the influx of traffic the promotions were bringing, and 2.) I was just too busy.

United States car shop

So, now that the novelty of the first week has worn off and I had more time, a visit to Walt’s was in order.

After browsing their menu, I opted against the burgers and steaks. Instead I went with a ruben, baked potato and wings. Their menu had an option for half a reuben for $7 which was great as it gave me more room to try different things.

Walt's American Bar & Grill

Walt's American Bar & Grill

So how was the food? Let’s start with the wings. They were very meaty, which was a good thing. The wings, on the other hand, were heavily sliced. All the sauce gave the breading a grainier texture which took away from the whole experience. I always say, less is more, and that rule applies to the amount of sauce put on the wings. If they had used less sauce I really think it would have improved the wings immensely as everything else was good from the flavors to the portion sizes.

As for the baked potato and fries, nothing too memorable to say there. They were pretty basic and what I expected from most bars.

Finally, the ruben was roughly on the same page as the wings. They bet on Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing, which gave the sandwich a Philly cheesesteak texture; just way too much sauce. I could barely taste the corned beef and sauerkraut.

Walt's American Bar & Grill

The less is more rule would have really helped most of the dishes I ordered at Walt’s. But this was a case where things could easily be improved; nothing was so bad that I wouldn’t be back soon.

On the good side, the service was fantastic. I had read reports that they had struggled on this aspect during opening week. Zero problems during my visit. My server, whose name was Shelby, told me it was her first day when I passed by. She did a phenomenal job. My drink was never empty; the food came out quickly and she had a great attitude.

Here is their menu:

Walt's American Bar & Grill

Walt's American Bar & Grill

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How the octogenarian brothers’ colorful posters went global

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Miguel and Carlos Cevallos made a living drawing posters for neighborhood nightclubs, taco trucks and restaurants in Queens, painting business basements or on their tables and attracting customers by word of mouth.

Until an Instagram account changed a lot of things.

Now, hip ice cream parlors in Brooklyn and retro eateries in Manhattan are waiting their turn to get one of the brothers’ colorful signs. They are in demand in music stores in San Francisco, national restaurant chains, bars in Belgium and bakeries in South Korea.

It doesn’t matter that the brothers are over 80 or that both, born in Ecuador and raised in Colombia, speak limited English. They embraced their new clients and sketched all day in the Manhattan apartment they’ve shared for nearly 20 years.

“Fate is like that. Sometimes you find success later in life,” Carlos Cevallos said recently, sipping tea in an empty Manhattan restaurant. Dressed in suits and ties, as they are every day, the brothers shared a muffin.

Recent orders have come from a bagel shop in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood, a newsstand in Manhattan’s West Village, an Oregon-based restaurant chain, and a burger shop. pop-up vegetarians in Los Angeles. NYCgo, the official city guide for tourists and New Yorkers, recently commissioned the brothers to design Queens’ iconic Unisphere, the giant metal globe built for the 1964 World’s Fair.

“They have a special touch, so nice and colorful,” said Marina Cortes, manager of West Village restaurant La Bonbonnière. The brothers “Breakfast all day!” sign is displayed on the restaurant terrace.

“Life without good is bad,” reads a poster the brothers designed for Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. “Special of the day. Choose two sandwiches and pay for both! reads another one they made for Regina’s Grocery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Made with acrylic paint, the playful and childish posters of the Cevallos brothers have large letters and a nostalgic air. Miguel draws and Carlos does the coloring, together creating about six posters a week.

The brothers receive five to twenty requests a week for their work.

The family moved from Ecuador to Colombia to follow an uncle who was a Catholic priest and worked in Bogota. Accustomed to drawing since their childhood, Carlos, Miguel and their older brother, Victor, opened an art studio and a poster shop in the Chapinero district of Bogota.

Victor moved to New York in 1969 and Carlos joined in 1974. For years they worked in a studio apartment in Times Square until rent increases prompted a move to Queens.

In the 1980s, they drew posters advertising performances at a club in Queens called La Esmeralda.

“They would pay so little per poster. It was sad,” Carlos said. The posters featured artists such as Mexican singer Armando Manzanero and Chilean Lucho Gatica.

Miguel, meanwhile, cared for their mother until her death at age 101. He moved to New York in 2005 to join his siblings. Victor, mentor to his younger brothers, died in 2012.

Eventually, Aviram Cohen, who builds and installs audio-visual art in museums, saw the brothers’ posters in Queens and tracked them down to request one for his wife’s new yoga studio. In 2018, he opened their Instagram account, @cevallos_bros, which became a lifeline for the brothers after the coronavirus pandemic.

“I did it out of admiration for their work, and after meeting them I understood that all of this would go away. Most businesses would throw the posters away,” said Cohen, 42. “I was convinced that different types of people and subcultures could appreciate their art.

He was right. The account now has over 25,000 followers and has become an archive of their work, as well as a source of orders.

“I love their story,” said Happy David, who manages the Instagram accounts for La Bonbonnière and Casa Magazines, a Manhattan newsstand for which she also commissioned the brothers’ work. It reminds him of the signs seen in his native Philippines.

In a digital world, “a lot of people are going back to crafting,” David said. “We want to connect and we want to feel that there are hands that made them.”

When asked if they plan to retire soon, the Cevallos brothers answer with a quick “no”.

Where do they get their energy from?

“We eat healthily,” they answer with a smile.

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Coffee and Cafe Mavens on Main Reveals New Dream Team

September 3, 2022 – West Bend, WI – Mavens on Main, 243 N. Main Street in downtown West Bend, WI has a major announcement. Mavens owner Staci Nielsen joins forces with legendary pastry chef Derek Van Alstyne, formerly of Sweet Creations Village Bakery. The pair form Mavens on Main’s new Dream Team and will soon be Van Alstyne’s signature sweets, coffee cakes and homemade breads.

“Together we’re going to be able to do some really awesome things,” said Nielsen, who opened the cafe earlier this summer.

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Nielsen’s Coffee offers a variety of specialty Anodyne coffee (roasted in Milwaukee, WI), Rishi tea and smoothies. The front glass display cases are filled with a sight of sweet goodness with freshly baked pastries, chewy cookies, rich cupcakes and elegant scones.

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“I’m thrilled to learn from Derek,” Nielsen said. “He worked in a completely different environment than mine and he has so much experience.

“I’m also really excited for her fresh breads; it’s something I wanted to do but just didn’t have the time.

Van Alstyne, who had two bakeries in West Bend, Wi in his heyday, is chomping at the bit to start over after having sold his shop to Slinger on May 1, 2022.

“Seriously, I’m cleaning the cracks in my sidewalk, pulling weeds and trimming trees and bushes and I’m bored,” Van Alstyne said.

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Turning 58 in November, Van Alstyne decided to come out of retirement while chatting with Chris Goeman in Slinger. “I was going to set up a bakery with him, but Mavens came together a little faster because it was already established,” he said.

“I will cook for Mavens, but I will also cook for Chris and his business Rapid Mart on Hwy 60 and Uncle Larry’s Rustic Inn on Pike Lake.”


It’s been three months since Van Alstyne closed his shop and auctioned off his gear and collectibles at Sweet Creations in Slinger. “It was an extremely difficult decision to close this store. It was hard to watch; people bought stuff and then it was done.

When asked if he had caught up on his sleep, as bakery hours normally start at 10 p.m. and end mid-morning, Van Alstyne struggled to contain his excitement.

“I’m pumped,” he said. “I’m overwhelmed. I am excited to begin.

Born and raised in Slinger, Wisconsin, Van Alstyne will begin cooking for Mavens on Main on September 12.

“I use their kitchen, their oven, everything,” he said of the space inside the Saloon Royale building. “We’re going to be rolling out (pun intended) a bunch of my old recipes including peanut squares, cream-filled coffee cakes, cheese bars, elephant ears and danishes. No donuts though, we’re not going to make donuts.

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The real reason 9 Burger King restaurants broke the law in South Carolina

Teenage employees working at a fast food restaurant like Burger King are not unexpected. But, in some cases, it seems that these companies are a little too lax on child labor laws, allowing their young employees to do work they are not supposed to do.

A McDonald’s franchisee in Santa Ana, California was criticized in February 2022 for allowing underage employees to load and operate indoor trash compactors (via the United States Department of Labor), which cannot only be done by trained employees 18 years of age or older. Another McDonald’s franchisee in Idaho was fined an incredible $50,000 for also allowing young employees to work long hours on school days (via Fox Business). Even Chipotle has been caught up in a similar scandal, with six Massachusetts restaurants having to pay a total of $1.4 million for similar violations, according to the New York Times.

It is because of similar incidents like these that labor law is beginning to focus more and more on the fast food industry and its practices. According to a 2020 article by QSR magazine, there have been discussions about how long a quick-service restaurant worker should work. Whether or not there will be radical changes in the employment of miners in the industry remains to be seen.

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Downtown shooting victim sues nightclub and parking service for damages

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The woman who was paralyzed in a shooting in a downtown Fort Myers parking lot last month is suing both the nightclub and the owners of the parking lot where she claims a confrontation between her and the accused shooter took place.

Court documents show the victim is suing Premium Parking Service, LLC and the operators of The Edge nightclub on Hendry Street for an undisclosed sum. They allege an “obligation and duty to exercise due diligence to protect the public” which has not been confirmed.

The victim’s one-year-old son is named co-plaintiff, with the victim claiming she can no longer care for the child.

Attorney Joe North writes in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that there were no security guards present at the garage operated by PPS at the time of the Aug. 14 shooting. They claim the incident happened at a time when many people are leaving nightclubs in the area and hanging out in various parking lots, as well as on nearby streets.

The Edge is being prosecuted because, according to the victim, an altercation with the alleged shooter Jasmine Battle started inside.

A probable cause affidavit from investigators says the victim and a group of four, including Battle, got into an argument over a Facebook post the victim had previously made.

Lawyers for the victim believe the club should have ensured the two women left separately and should have called the police when the altercation began.

North says there’s evidence the battle was “celebrated” in the parking lot after the shooting for three minutes, saying it’s proof there was no security during the incident.

Investigators found a Ministry of Children and Families document on the parking lot floor with Battle’s name on it.

She surrendered to Lee County authorities and has since pleaded not guilty to aggravated battery and weapons charges.

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Chef Joey Hilty has a field day at the Lawrenceville cafe


After 2 and a half years of pandemic gloom, chef Joey Hilty was ready for a little light indulgence.

So the owner of Lawrenceville’s The Vandal has partnered with PPartner company, a boutique developer and operator of community real estate projects, tor create field day. The co-working place, restaurant and community center are located at 3706 Butler St.

Think back to your elementary school field day; that glorious respite from the traditional school routine that, while structured, gave you a sense of fun and freedom. Now imagine doing that as a responsible adult. That’s the idea behind Field Day.

As Director of Food and Beverage, Hilty runs The Cafe. Located on the ground floor of the 30,000 square foot building, it’s a casual place where food is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m., when people can grab a coffee and set up their laptops at a table. or in one of the comfortable lounges until 4 p.m. There’s also a retail area out front where you can buy fresh bouquets, houseplants, and other home items from local vendors.



Hilty wanted to offer daytime crowds the same kind of high fare they’d find in the neighborhood after the sun goes down and popular restaurants (like The Vandal) heat up.

“It’s a market-driven menu with an emphasis on sandwiches, salads and cereal bowls; quick lunch-type stuff, but with a much higher quality of supply than you’d expect,” says Hilty, who started offering unpretentious dishes in August. “We have a lot of freedom to play with things.”

The menu will evolve with the seasons and the availability of fresh, local ingredients. On my recent visit there were seven sandwiches and a variety of pastries for breakfast.

I opted for the BLTA, a new take on the classic bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich that features avocado and grilled corn aioli on thick slices of toast. It was a deliciously messy meal. Apologies to the people working around me while I swallowed it.

Fig toast


For dessert, I had yet another piece of toast, but this one was topped with cream cheese and fresh figs that reminded me of little Demogorgons from “Stranger Things.” My pop culture nerdism doesn’t take a lunch break; it becomes lunch.

Other sandos I’ve seen enjoyed include Spanish tuna, boiled egg, salsa verde, capers and red onions on a baguette. Roast pork is Cuba’s version of Hilty: a gooey mix of ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and Dijon mustard.

Earlier this month, Hilty hosted a sandwich-making class focusing on the Italian sub. For two hours in the kitchen on the second floor, he talked about the origins of the hero, his regional differences and his ingredients.

These types of small (between 10 to 20 people) educational food events take place monthly. Keep an eye on Field Day social media channels for updates.

The smell of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the open garage door, drawing passers-by to Butler Street. Field Day serves a local coffee roaster KLVN and based in Portland Puffed coffee.

“We love the idea of ​​featuring something you won’t find here as well as Pittsburgh favorites,” says Zachary Ciccone, Field Day partner and co-founder of Beauty Shoppe, the network of coworking spaces around Pittsburgh that s turned into Lawrenceville Field Day. .

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Hilty and Ciccone planned to collaborate on a food concept several years ago, but the pandemic shattered those dreams. Business partners are excited to expand Field Day’s culinary offerings in the future.

For people who want a little more privacy than The Cafe has to offer, public reservations and day passes are available for the private offices, workstations, conference rooms and lounge areas of the second floor. Field Day also has different levels of membership.

For $250 per month, Social Members get unlimited 24/7 access to all Field Day facilities and amenities, priority booking for workshops and events, sports clubs and wellness, conference room catering and house accounts.

Workplace members also benefit from 24/7 use of facilities, hospitality amenities and services, kitchen supplies, conferencing technology, and packing and handling services. mail. These subscriptions cost between $375 and $500 per month, depending on the private studio and the size of the team.

All Field Day members can use showers and lockers, indoor bicycle parking and a 12-space garage, also open to public commuters.

There are currently 160 members.

During the warmer months, the rooftop is lined with communal tables, umbrellas, and plants for outdoor business meetings and yoga classes with a bird’s eye view. Over the summer, Field Day partnered with Brewing trace and Creative drinks on a series of happy hour parties. A new series of rooftop events will launch in spring 2023.

“Our club is rooted in workplace, food and beverage and lifestyle programs,” Ciccone says. “All of our programs are currently free and our cafe is open to the public. Our mission is to be as inclusive as possible, so we try to break down barriers. It’s the future of the workplace. Food and drink are the base.

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Central NJ restaurants backtrack on rebuilds and closures

Take a look at Summer Ville Homemade Ice Cream in Somerville today and it’s hard to imagine that a year ago 3-4 feet of flood water from the remnants of Hurricane Ida filled the nautical-themed ice cream shop, ruining “everything,” owner Elio DeFranco said.

That’s because after the $215,000 rebuild, of which $170,000 was recovered by insurance, it looks “nearly identical,” he said; minus one or two misplaced plastic marlins.

“I even put most of the decorations back in the same places, except for a few because I forgot where they were,” DeFranco said.

You can’t blame him for forgetting. He was finally able to reopen the shop at the end of March, almost seven months after Ida ravaged it. Half of the plasterboard was destroyed. The sealed freezers began to float and then flipped over, shattering and spilling their ice cream contents onto the floor.

“There was so much ice cream on the floor it was unbelievable,” DeFranco said.

The situation was equally dire elsewhere in Somerville. The usually calm stream that runs through the heart of the county seat has become a raging torrent. Cars at the Brookside Gardens apartment complex were swept away by the flash flood. Some of the cars were still in the middle of Mercer Street the next day. One car had rolled over on its roof, another nearly slipped into the stream and got stuck on the bank, and another ended up on top of another car.

It took two weeks just to remove all the ice from the floor at Summer Ville Homemade Ice Cream. The store had to be aired out for two weeks, then its floors, plasterboard, and electrical and plumbing systems had to be redone. All equipment had to be replaced, some of which DeFranco rebuilt himself when certain items were unavailable due to supply chain issues.

Summer Ville Homemade Ice Cream after Hurricane Ida.

Since reopening — which DeFranco said was “fantastic” — it hasn’t been easy either. Supplies and ingredients have increased by at least 50% due to inflation, and the store has seen a slowdown in business that DeFranco also attributes to the economy.

Looking back:Somerset County food businesses reeling from Ida destruction

Despite the shortfall and the cost of rebuilding, DeFranco does not regret reopening.

“It was tough, but I knew I had to do it,” he said. “I like to keep busy, I like business and it’s fun, so it wouldn’t have mattered what it would cost.”

Reopening surrounded by devastation

Another ice cream shop across Hunterdon County, which tied Somerset with the most storm-related deaths of counties in the state with five, also battled to reopen after immense damage to Ida. Its opening was also not easy.

Owowcow Creamery after Hurricane Ida.

Nearly two months after the storm, Owowcow Creamery in Lambertville has reopened after “everyone on deck” completed the rebuild, said general manager Shira Tizer Wade. It cost $150,000 and only $15,000 was recovered from insurance. Floors were poured, walls were built, storage units were installed and freezers were found while battling supply chain obstacles. However, the reopening – just in time for Lambertville’s iconic Halloween party – was bittersweet.

NJ has had 30 Ida-related deaths.Here’s what we learned about the people we lost

“Reopening has been difficult because this part of Lambertville hasn’t fully recovered yet,” Wade said. “People have just started to come back over the past few months. It was not an easy winter for us because nobody wanted to go down to that part of Lambertville and I think it was because there were a lot of bad memories for people.”

After Ida, Owowcow Creamery was filled with 6 feet of water, and its 1,000-pound ice cream case was “floating on top of the water like a boat,” Wade recalls. Everything from gear to t-shirts was lost.

“Literally everything you could touch was gone,” Wade continued. Additionally, the shop had to rebuild its floors and walls, as well as its electrical and HVAC systems.

Owowcow Creamery after necessary reconstruction due to Hurricane Ida.

Lambertville went from scenic to chaotic on September 1 when 11 inches of rain fell there. Streams flowing at both ends of the city have swelled, causing the worst flash flood in living memory.

A community mobilizes:Lambertville will host a benefit concert for the victims of Ida

Owowcow Creamery took advantage of the reconstruction to modernize its Lambertville store by revamping the lighting and installing updated counters, walls and floors with new color palettes and decor. He looked at other insurance options and created a plan to mitigate future flood damage by storing items higher and putting more items on wheels for easy transfer.

A closure after 30 years of activity

However, not all of the businesses ravaged by Ida – and there were many, especially in central Jersey, which has seen some of the greatest storm devastation in the state – have found lifeboats. .

The European Deli after Hurricane Ida.

Maria Mikiewicz, owner of European Deli in Manville, decided earlier this year to make the grocery store’s closure permanent after Ida, ending a more than 30-year legacy of offering fresh kielbasa, 13 types of pierogi and other European specialties. Today, the old storefront remains vacant, like many others in the borough.

In Manville, the Raritan River, on the northern border of the borough, reached 27.66 feet. The Millstone River, on the borough’s eastern border, hit another record: 23.73 feet. Walmart’s parking lot on North Main Street was under 2 feet of water and City Hall was also under water.

It would have cost Mikiewicz around $100,000 out of pocket to rebuild after recovering insurance. Cost, time to rebuild and material shortages all factored into the decision not to reopen. It would also have marked the third major reconstruction Mikiewicz has had to do following storms, following Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

“It was not an easy decision for the family, for any of us,” said Jan Chwiedosiuk, Mikiewicz’s nephew and co-owner of the Jersey Cyclone Brewing Company. “Much of my life, including my childhood, was spent there with my family.”

Three feet of water filled the charcuterie. Fifty percent of its products were destroyed or had to be thrown away, in part because most of the refrigeration was destroyed and all the air conditioning stopped working. Most cabinets and wall light fixtures were gone. All the plasterboard below the waterline should have been replaced.

Preparing for the future: “I just don’t know when”

Sherban’s Diner, a 63-year-old South Plainfield cornerstone, was able to reopen weeks after 2 feet of water from Ida destroyed her $50,000 boiler and caused an additional $10,000 damage to her venue private reception for 120 people.

Sherban's Diner event room after Hurricane Ida.

Much of Middlesex County was spared the worst of Ida, however, some areas – such as parts of South Plainfield – bore the brunt of the storm’s wrath. Nine inches of rain fell on the borough, home to Spring Lake and Bound Brook, the latter neighbor of Sherban’s Diner.

Insurance didn’t cover anything for Sherban’s Diner because he doesn’t have flood insurance.

“Our boiler takes care of the steam table, so you can’t have hot food without it, which means it’s not something where you can say, ‘Oh, maybe I’ll repair next month,” said Kateina Ganiaris, co-owner of the family business. “Flood insurance is very expensive, so at the moment I have to wait and see if business presents itself and if I can get allow it, I will get it.”

Sherban's Diner's event hall was rebuilt after Hurricane Ida.

Things haven’t been easy for the family since COVID-19 hit. When they reopened six months after the pandemic, business was down 50%. Now, with inflation, lingering pandemic concerns and a loss of corporate customers, it’s down 30%, but they hope to be able to offer flood insurance for the restaurant as soon as possible.

“Of course, I’m concerned that this kind of storm damage will happen again,” Ganiaris said. “Five years from now I will definitely have some kind of flood insurance because I think a storm like this will happen again. I just don’t know when.

Jenna Intersimone.

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Heroes’ Cafe is holding a protest for female veterans on September 15 in Lynnwood

The Hero Cafe is hosting an event on Thursday, September 15 for female veterans, hosted by the Snohomish County Homeless Veterans Outreach Committee.

Known as the stand down, the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 15 at New Life Church, 6519 188th St. SW, Lynnwood. This is a women-only event, aimed at providing a safe and secure facility for female veterans to come together, share and receive sensitive support for their physical and emotional/mental scars.

The Homeless Veterans Team recruits a wide variety of medical and dental resources and will provide clothing, personal care items, footwear, access to VA Benefits Counsellors, Social Services Representatives from the county, lunch and take-out items.

“They are one of the toughest and most dedicated groups in our area coordinating services for our homeless veteran community,” Heroes’ Cafe manager Gary Walderman said of the committee. outreach to homeless veterans. “Working with them, we helped get veterans off the streets and into temporary housing until permanent housing could be offered. No veteran should ever be homeless. The fight is on to put an end to this atrocity.

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Chongqing in China escapes the heat wave in cave restaurants


World War II air-raid shelters have become a popular summer retreat for many in China’s interior southwest, as locals and tourists flock to underground bunkers and cave restaurants to escape the sweltering heat this summer.

In past summers, Chongqing has opened up part of the underground space from June to September, with stools, drinks, board games and TV projectors, for residents to get away from the heat. This year, most shelters have been closed in line with China’s “zero covid” policy, even though the city is experiencing the fiercest heat wave since Beijing set official weather records in 1961.

China’s summer heat wave breaks all records

But some restaurants, cafes and shops converted from these facilities are allowed to open as long as there is no major outbreak, and they find locals and tourists arriving in droves. Chongqing and neighboring Sichuan Province are facing a power shortage, which has forced factories to shut down production and left many of Chongqing Municipality’s 32 million people without air conditioning, with temperatures reaching 113 degrees Fahrenheit. (The Yangtze River that Chongqing straddles has reached an all-time high, decreasing the hydropower generation the region depends on.)

The most popular underground hotspots are “cave hot pot” restaurants, converted from former air-raid shelters to serve the Chinese hot pot – a simmering bowl of broth in which diners dip slices of raw meat and vegetables to to cook. Chongqing is known for its spicy hot pot, which uses beef fat, red chili peppers and numbing Sichuan peppercorns in the broth.

Cave Pavilion Hotpot, established in 1989, has garnered a cult following following recent media hits. Plastic tables and chairs line two long, narrow tunnels connected by a dimly lit hallway.

Diners can expect long queues outside and poor ventilation inside, according to customer reviews on China’s largest review site Dianping. Water leaks are a common problem, and a local restaurant chain told The Washington Post it suspended in-person dining at an underground outlet after reports of slippery floors last month.

As part of a campaign to use retired air-raid shelters, Chongqing has turned some places into museums, shops and other venues since the 2010s, according to the China National Defense Daily. As an important military base during World War II, Chongqing had built more than 1,600 shelters by 1942 to counter the Japanese invasion, according to an estimate by local researchers.

“I see the most customers in the summer because my house is insulated from the heat and the underground location gives you a different vibe,” said Chen Huanwen, owner of Stone House cafe. “It’s an experience in itself.”

Chen, an art curator and Van Gogh fan, rented and redecorated the space with his friends and installed plumbing and ventilation systems. They painted a starry night sky on the arched roof and marked tables as train seats, with Van Gogh-inspired picture blocks on the wall showing “views outside the train window”.

“A headache is that the water keeps dripping from the ceiling, and there’s not much we can do about it,” Chen said, adding that this hasn’t deterred visitors drawn to the cool weather.

To compensate for the closure of cooling shelters, Chongqing has designated 99 air-conditioned subway stations as summer rest areas for residents to “escape the scorching heat”, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

China’s innovative — and disturbing — efforts to control the weather

Temperatures have largely dropped after rain on Monday, made possible by artificial cloud seeding by the government, and local authorities expect this heat wave to end on Tuesday.

High temperatures may return in early September and drought may continue, but the risk of another large-scale extreme heat wave will be “quite low”, Zhang Yan, deputy chief of the Chongqing meteorological department, told reporters on Friday.

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Ames Pride and Big Wigs Bar host block party – Iowa State Daily

Pride of Souls

Ames Pride and Big Wigs Bar will host a Block Party with Tiffany and Leslie Hall on September 4.

Ames Pride will be hosting a block party in association with Big Wigs Bar in lieu of the cancellation of Pridefest as a result of COVID-19.

Planning for Ames Pridefest begins every year in winter, meaning Ames Pride was unable to plan Pridefest due to COVID-19 conditions in January 2022.

“When we opened last year, I contacted [Ames Pride] about what they were doing for Pride this year, and because COVID was still ongoing, they decided they weren’t going to do anything for Pride this year as far as a festival,” Vanessa Taylor said, owner of Big Wigs Bar. “I said, ‘Well, that changes my whole conversation, then, because I still want to do something in our parking lot.'”

According to Ames Pride, “Due to the changes with COVID, we were able to plan a fall event in the absence of a festival.”

“I want to put this [Block Party] because something like that wasn’t done to Ames in a bar,” Taylor said.

The “Ames Pride Presents: Big Wigs Block Party” will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Big Wigs Bar located at 6008 W. Lincoln Way.

Block party admission tickets are $20. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ames Pride and Big Wigs are set to provide a free shuttle to block parties which will run from 5 p.m. to midnight. The shuttle will run every 30 minutes from the McFarland West Ames Clinic at 3600 Lincoln Way to the venue.

The block party will begin at 5 p.m. with food for sale by Hungry Boys Taqueria and homemade ice cream by Marmalade Moon. You will also have time to visit the Big Wigs bar and nightclub.

“People who haven’t been here yet will get to see the site and have a great time,” Taylor said.

Local YouTube sensation Leslie Hall will perform at 7 p.m. as the opening act for ’80s pop superstar Tiffany, who will perform and meet at 8 p.m.

A ticket will also allow you to attend a drag show after the Block Party.

Tickets can be purchased up until the day of the event through Eventbrite.
To learn more about the event, visit the Ames Pride website.

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United States: best clubs in the United States


The coolest nightclubs

Americans are known for their extravagant party culture. Although they have a long work week and a competitive spirit, Americans are known for their extravagant party culture. Some cities even have entire neighborhoods dedicated to it.

New Orleans has the French Quarter; Las Vegas has the Strip; Miami has South Beach. The way they celebrate is influenced by the culture of the city. Special holiday celebrations and music festivals that last for weeks express different aspects of each city’s character. There are many nightclubs that can offer you a variety of entertainment options, such as a show or a dance party.

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L.I.V., Miami

LIV is a megaclub that’s been seen on TV and heard in the rap lyrics of everyone from Kanye West to Drake. The LIV is a luxurious and extravagant club located in the lobby of the Hotel Fontainebleau. This hotel has served as the backdrop for major films such as scarface Where The golden finger. Afrojack, Martin Garrix, and Laidback Luke have monthly residencies at the EDM powerhouse. They also host a regular schedule featuring huge DJs and rap artists. The stars also come forward to worship. You could run into Lil Wayne, Floyd Mayweather, or a Kardashian any Sunday.

XS, Las Vegas

XS, located in the Wynn Hotel on the Vegas Strip, is the perfect blend of elegance and extravagant extravagance. XS is a poolside club that has a beach party during the day and a nice dance party and electronic lounge the main lounge was my favourite. It surrounds a neon-lit swimming pool and a giant gazebo, where DJs perform outdoors.

Avalon, Los Angeles

Avalon, one of LA’s oldest nightclubs still in operation, opened in Hollywood in 1927. It retains its glamorous 1920s look and is a great venue for events featuring some of the most notable acts in contemporary history. Avalon is featured in Rolling Pierre and USA Today.

Hakkasan, Las Vegas

The five-tier MGM Grand casino behemoth is Vegas glitz at its finest. It’s sticky, outrageous and irresistible. The dance floor is regularly filled with top artists including Afrojack, Questlove and Calvin Harris. You can relax at Ling Ling Club, where you can relax and enjoy the cool atmosphere. If you get hungry, head to Hakkasan Restaurant, which serves delicious but expensive Cantonese cuisine.

The Echo, Los Angeles

The Eastside crowd is drawn to this complex of twin clubs for electronica, dub, reggae and indie rock. Club nights at the Echo are as good as its live music lineup. Part Time Punks, a group that has been turning Sunday nights into a post-punk dance party for over a decade, are at the Echo. Raw Soul Funky Sole takes you to Funkytown every weekend. Dub Club, a true roots reggae club, takes over the Echoplex on Wednesday evenings.

The Bath at the Standard, New York

This place has it all. Bain & The Rooftop is located at The Standard High Line in the Meatpacking District. It offers spectacular views of midtown Manhattan, high-quality cocktails, vibrant music, and even a jacuzzi. You can relax outside on comfortable lounge furniture with artificial grass while watching the sun set over Hoboken. Then, as the temperature drops, you can step into a traditional nightclub vibe with black tiled walls and leather sofas.

The Saloon, Minneapolis

It’s no secret that gay bars often host some of the city’s most popular dance parties. The Minneapolis Saloon is no different. The Saloon’s mission is to be inclusive and low key, with everyone having fun on the dance floor. The club has a full schedule, including karaoke, drag queen nights, contests and charity events. Sunday night shower contest with huge grand prize; DJ performances every night and a happy hour that lasts from noon to 9 p.m.


STORY is Miami Beach’s most famous nightclub, and it’s owned and operated by LIV. This also made my list. STORY is a large venue that includes five bars and a main dance floor that can accommodate up to 1000 people. It also features a whimsical and colorful interior design. The main room features a two-story ceiling decorated with multicolored globe-shaped lights. A mapping projection covers the stage and the DJ booth. This creates stunning visual entertainment.

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Good Room, Brooklyn

The Good Room, which opened in October 2014, is located in the former Club Europa bottle service location in Poland. It was designed by Steve Lewis, a nightlife entrepreneur. The main room was designed for DJs. Expect a well-placed DJ booth, solid sound system, and ample dance space. The bar is large and square, with friendly bartenders. A third room, the Bad Room, houses a vinyl wall and another DJ setup for different tracks.

Cat’s Meow, New Orleans

The Cat’s Meow, an internationally renowned karaoke and cocktail lounge located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The French Quarter is known for its quirky atmosphere. The mezzanine of the Cat’s Meow on the top floor allows you to see the block party every night from up there. Cocktails are a classic example of alcoholic liquor and provide the perfect spirit to get you singing along with your friends.


Ohio Nightlife – Which State Has The Best Nightlife?

Buckeye State is home to a number of major cities, including the largest city, Columbus. Despite the city’s reputation as a college town, Columbus has a vibrant nightlife. It has more than four bars per 100,000 inhabitants, which is good news for students. However, it is not the noisiest state, with a high rate of binge drinking.

What is the number 1 nightclub in the world?

Last year’s winner, Echostage, falls one spot out of two on the list this year. The United States has reclaimed its title as the world’s premier clubbing nation, with 16 clubs on the list this year, including four new additions. Zouk Las Vegas, the newest location from the owners of Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most notable new entries on the list.

Which US city has the best nightlife?

Las Vegas, Nevada has the best nightlife in the United States, with a plethora of bars, clubs and restaurants. Visitors can take advantage of the many entertainment options across the city, or they can head to just one club for an exciting night out. The city attracts tourists and it’s easy to see why Las Vegas is one of the best places to party in the world. Its Prohibition history has served it well in the century since, and the town does a damn good Old Fashioned.

What is the most popular nightclub in the United States?

In the United States, a nightclub can be considered one of the most popular if it is large. In Los Angeles, Avalon is a popular destination. It features the best DJs from around the world and is one of the best known clubs in the country. Here you can enjoy an evening with friends and family or go out on a date.

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2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE hits global markets

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE hits global markets

August 28, 2022, 12:15 a.m.
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The 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE gets traction control (Photo credit: Kawasaki)

Japanese automaker Kawasaki has unveiled the 2023 version of the Z900RS CAFE bike for global markets. It should also make its way to India.

On the strength side, the two-wheeler sports a retro-inspired look and offers many features, including a traction control system.

It runs on a 948cc inline-four engine that produces a maximum power of 109hp.

Why is this story important?

  • Barring minute cosmetic changes, the 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE looks nearly identical to its predecessor. This should attract the attention of many buyers in the world markets.
  • The motorcycle is also expected to arrive in India as a fully built unit (CBU) in limited numbers. Once launched, the competition in the segment will be raised.

The bike has 17 inch wheels and gold stripes

The 2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE sits on a high-tensile steel trellis frame. It sports Metallic Diablo Black paint, a gold Kawasaki logo and two gold stripes on the bubble fairing and fuel tank.

The bike has a round headlight and semi-digital dash and rolls on 17-inch wheels.

It can store 20.4 liters of fuel and tips the scales at 216 kg.

It is backed by a 109 hp and 948 cc engine

The new Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE is powered by a 948cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 109hp and a maximum torque of 98.5Nm. The engine is mated to a gearbox 6-speed gears.

There are disc brakes at both ends

To ensure rider safety, the Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE is equipped with disc brakes on the front and rear wheels, as well as dual-channel ABS and traction control for better handling on the roads.

Suspension duties on the bike are taken care of by inverted telescopic forks up front and a rear-linked horizontal swingarm in the rear.

2023 Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE: Pricing and Availability

In the United States, the 2023 version of the Kawasaki Z900RS CAFE has a price tag of $12,399 (about Rs. 10 lakh). The high-end two-wheeler is expected to arrive in our country next year.

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Old Spanish Sugar Mill De Leon Florida’s Most Iconic Restaurants

A historic restaurant known for its pancakes here in Volusia County has been featured on a popular travel website.

Trips To Discover, created for readers to find vacation destinations and ideas, included the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle in De Leon Springs State Park in its recently published article “12 Most Iconic Restaurants in Florida.”

With a hot plate at each table, the breakfast restaurant has been home to the “make your own pancakes” destination for over six decades.

Pancakes can be topped with apples or banana slices, blueberries, applesauce, pecans, peanut butter, or chocolate chips. For those who don’t like flapjacks, the Sugar Mill offers a classic egg and bacon breakfast plate, French toast, burgers, hot dogs and salads.

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Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House at DeLeon Springs State Park, which is scheduled to close September 12, pictured August 9, 2022.

The local staple will close in September after the family business‘s contract with the state was not renewed due to outbidding by another supplier, The News-Journal reported Aug. 9. The iconic spot is set to reopen in October, but it’s unclear whether the make-your-own pancakes will return.

Trips to Discover also featured another local restaurant, Flagler Fish Company, in its list of Florida’s Top 15 Seafood Restaurants in June.

Flagler Fish Company has been serving fresh seafood to Volusia-Flagler County residents as well as visitors since 2005. Patrons can dine on-site and have “food that knocks your flops down” or take home cuts fresh fish fillets, shellfish and side dishes to cook yourself with the restaurant’s house seasonings.

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In June, four Volusia-Flagler restaurants landed on Yelp’s first-ever list of Florida’s Top 100 Restaurants. Red Bud Café in Daytona Beach ranked highest, landing at No. 13. The popular review site also ranked Millie’s Restaurant and Catering in Daytona Beach Shores at No. 71 and Santorini in DeLand at No. 87. Rounding out the list at No. 100 was La Crèperie Kafè in Palm Coast.

Moreover, Millie’s Restaurant was also honored recently thanks to the visit of the famous chef Guy Fieri. The restaurant will be featured in an upcoming episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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The Spanish Sugar Mill is located at 601 Ponce De Leon Blvd., De Leon Springs and can be reached at 386-985-5644 or The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekends and public holidays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Caroline Hebert is the food and dining editor for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Originally from New Orleans and passionate about food, she can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Support local journalism by subscribing.

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Oak Lawn bar liquor license suspended after DUI accident kills mother and injures son

A suburban family mourns the death of their mother, while an Oak Lawn bar’s liquor license is suspended after officials say overserved customers caused a fatal accident.

Maria Anita Chacon, 66, was killed early Sunday morning in the crash near 110th and Cicero. Her 30-year-old son, Tomas Chacon, suffered serious injuries and remains hospitalized with a head injury.

“I have no words,” said Rosio Chacon, the victim’s daughter. “They were inseparable.”

Relatives say that last Saturday, the mother and son attended a family cotillion. On the way back, they stopped for a bite to eat.

“When they came out of the restaurant, the accident happened,” said Rosio Chacon.

It was just before 2 a.m. when investigators said a Dodge Charger and a Honda Accord were traveling at high speed. The Charger struck the rear of Cachon’s Lincoln, sending it flying into oncoming traffic, where it collided head-on with a pickup truck.


The Honda left the pavement and hit a bench, rolling several times before coming to a stop in a nearby parking lot.

Maria Anita was killed, while Tomas was seriously injured. He is currently intubated in the hospital.

Investigators say Steven Bradford, 39, of Harvey drove the Charger while Joann McNary, 32, of Chicago drove the Honda Accord. Bradford and McNary were both charged with one count of aggravated DUI involving death and one count of reckless homicide.

“Because of their negligence, my family is suffering,” said Rosio Chacon.

Officials say Bradford and McNary came from the Gaslight Bar & Grill, which has been the source of problems and complaints, according to the Village of Oak Lawn.

The Village of Oak Lawn Liquor Commissioner, Mayor Terry Vorderer, suspended the bar’s liquor license this week, but relatives of the victims say it’s not enough.

“I feel it’s too late, it’s good that they did it, but it’s too late. They’re not going to give my mother back to me,” Rosio Chacon said.

The bar’s license will remain revoked pending a hearing next week.

“We have tried to work with the owners and managers of the bar, but there is clearly a disconnect, and we are not going to risk another tragedy as a result,” Vorderer said.

The Chacon family started a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of their mother’s funeral and their brother’s medical bills.

Maria Anita Chacon will be taken to her hometown in Mexico for her funeral.

Felicia Phillips is the current owner of Gaslight Bar & Grill. On Friday night, Phillips’ attorney David Courtright released the following statement to FOX 32 Chicago:

“Ms Phillips is emotionally devastated by the events leading up to the instant suspension. Felicia is a kind-hearted woman who struggled to open a new restaurant kitchen from the Gaslight. She was heartbroken to recently learned that a car accident resulted in the loss of life.”

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Cham-pain: Vancouver nightclubs could run dry with premium booze

If you’re planning on hitting a nightclub or bar this weekend, you might be in for some good old-fashioned beer, as high-end liquor options might be in short supply in Vancouver.

The strike by the British Columbia General Employees Union (BCGEU) has been in effect for about two weeks, and pressure measures have affected the British Columbia liquor distribution branch (LDB).

Although the impacts have been felt the hardest by the cannabis sector, supply issues could impact operations in venues such as high-end bars and nightclubs as early as this weekend.

Daily Hive spoke to Jeff Guinard of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) in British Columbia, who says the group is already seeing big holes in the shelves.

Guinard suggests that products like premium vodka and champagne are hard to come by, which is a huge deal for places like nightclubs. He thinks the situation is similar for bars.

“They will have to steer people towards beer,” Guinard told The Daily Hive.

Otherwise, these people will just have to find other things to do instead of heading to higher-end alcohol options, which will have a huge impact on the business of these Vancouver sites and probably other establishments of the province.

Guinard fears that things will get really bad if the industrial action extends beyond the next Labor Day, but due to a media blackout, the BC government and the BCGEU are not speaking out. not publicly on the matter.

We spoke to Ritish Maisuria, a local promoter of events at venues like nightclubs.

“It’s difficult because some of our managers go to three or four different liquor stores every day to try to find what’s left. And for a club like ours, where people are used to high-end brands, eventually we will have to sell them off-brand alcohol. We haven’t had to do that yet,” Maisuria said.

He added that if the strike does not end soon, that will definitely be a problem.

Daily Hive also heard from Ian Tostensen of the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association. Things are looking a bit more optimistic for restaurants at the moment.

“We’ll have enough product to get through one way or another,” Tostensen said.

“I think the moment of truth will definitely come next week.”

He added that supplies are not replenished and the middle of next week will start to be a problem.

On the BCGEU side, the most recent update of the union is that it has accepted the BC government’s offer to return to the bargaining table, with the logistics still being confirmed.

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Downtown ABQ Cafe sports buds, beans – and finally, beer

From left, Buds & Beans owner Jonathan Joiner and general manager Lisa Taj McCellon. The couple are launching a new drinks menu on Friday after receiving their liquor license. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

When Jonathan Joiner opened his business, Buds & Beans Cafe, in March, he planned to serve beer.

Joiner “isn’t the bar type,” but he wanted to provide another kind of place for Albuquerque residents to drink, eat and relax.

“I thought about maybe creating a space where, you know, you can have someone (drinking) coffee, someone having wine, someone having CBD mocktails – just kind of something for everything the world,” Joiner said.

However, delays in obtaining a liquor license have limited Buds & Beans to serving only brews – coffee brews, that is.

But, starting Friday, Buds & Beans will launch a new menu that includes wine, beer, mimosas and specialty CBD mocktails. The cafe, located at 119 Gold SW, will also be opening new hours; For the past five months, Buds & Beans has closed at 4 p.m. But on Friday, the restaurant will be open until 8 p.m., with happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Three of the beers are from the Marble Brewery.

General manager Lisa Taj McCellon said they just received the hard copy of their liquor license on Tuesday.

“It’s just kind of an exit that we finally got,” Joiner said. “It’s as if new doors were opening. See what travel brings us.

Buds & Beans Cafe barista Sabrina Zamora makes a cold honey lavender latte. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Joiner decided to move to Albuquerque when the military veteran was driving across the country from Florida to California. He stayed in the city for only one night. But it was enough to get Joiner hooked.

“I fell in love with Albuquerque,” Joiner said. “And when I got to downtown, I had this kind of feeling that something was different from other downtowns.”

The “buds” in the name are short for “buddies,” a reflection of the sense of community that McCellon and Joiner want to create in the restaurant. The walls are lined with works by local artists, and Joiner has let artists and creators set up booths in the restaurant for free. They frequently host community events, including a silent disco – in addition to paying the DJ, all proceeds go to charity. The restaurant even includes a “take a plant, leave a plant” wall, where customers can drop plant cuttings to propagate in a new home.

The company recently received $35,000 from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency.

An LGBTQ+ owned and operated business, inclusivity is fundamental to Buds & Beans. The menu revamp will include more vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options to increase options for customers with dietary restrictions. Joiner and McCellon included mocktails so guests could order soft drinks with beer and wine.

“It’s important that there are some secondary schools in the area who can come here and sit and study and feel safe. UNM students can come here and study and feel safe no matter who they are, who they love, what they look like. It’s a big part of what we do,” McCellon said.

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The El Arroyo Sign That Saved Texas Restaurants

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Photo: El Arroyo

Ellis Winstanley and his wife are real-life restaurant lifeguards. They have earned a reputation in Texas for saving traditional restaurants who has fallen on hard times for one reason or another. “A lot of times things have just lost their way a bit and there’s no major change,” said Winstanley. “JJust a thousand incremental improvements and you’re constantly doing it better and better and it takes off.”

Sometimes it means changing organization of physical space; other times, is making small adjustments to the recipe ingredients and not finished-preparation, Chopped off down on the waste. In the case of El Arroyo, it was about refining the voice of the brand through a physical sign outside the restaurant.

The Winstanleys bought the El Arroyo restaurant in Austin, Texas in 2012 (one of four restaurants they currently own) and haven’t had to change much about the well-known place’s food. loved, who opened in 1975. Early efforts focused on connecting with people through fun, sometimes uplifting (often taco or margarita-related) signs outside the restaurant that said things like “Yes, I know that guac is awesome but so am I” and “It’s OK if you break down sometimes / tacos fall apart and we still love their.”

“The sign was still there in El Arroyo,” Winstanley says. “When we bought it, the sign didn’t have much consistency in its message. It was funny normally, but sometimes it was rude funny, sometimes it was mean fun, and sometimes it was soft fun, and it was just all over the place. We gave him more voice and it was about uplifting people, making them feel better, and so he gradually gained followers on social media, and then in COVID was in a really good place to contribute.

Photos of the signs quickly started going viral and now El Arroyo is known on the internet. I sat down with Ellis Winstanley to discuss how he used signs to raise money for restaurantschange liquor laws in Texas and connect people around the world.

The Takeout: During the pandemic, we have seen many restaurants close and lose their way. How did you work to save restaurants in your community back then?

Ellis Winstanley: El Arroyo held the first live fundraiser, the first live concert of the El Arroyo sign. Someone on our team had a relationship with Robert Earl Keen and arranged this, then organized with the Texas Restaurant Association and the office of the governor, which, political or not, it was about helping people. The Texas Restaurant Association set up something called the Texas Restaurant Relief Fund, the TRRF, and so it was in the beginning, all the big companies kept their money, nobody really knew what was going to happen, but it was really about helping independent restaurants. We raised $27,000, so not a huge amount of money compared to some of the other efforts, but it was the very first effort.

We also got through the pandemic, we didn’t lay off anyone in any of our stores, so we focused all of our energy on El Arroyo. We said, “If we’re going to fight this, we’re going to have a spear point and that’s where we’re going to do it.” So all of our employees from the other restaurants came to work at El Arroyo, whatever they wanted. In fact, we hired anyone in the restaurant industry who wanted to work. We had scooter companies bringing in 40 pre-loaded scooters and various packaged food companies coming in to supply products.

In the early stages of the pandemic, we put up a sign that said, “Now would be a good time to legalize margarita delivery,” so we used the sign to get that message across, and then we realized we could be a delivery business. We basically found in the law a way to become a delivery company. We worked with the governor’s office and the restaurant association to get it passed into law so all restaurants could do it. We basically put up the “Now would be a good time to legalize margarita delivery” sign and a few days later we said “Holy shit, I’m not even kidding, margarita delivery” with our phone number and our phones crashed immediately.

TO: I have to admit that when I started seeing the sign all over social media with so many posts, I assumed it was a photoshopped meme because of the number of different versions I have seen.

EW: It’s super interesting to see people’s reactions when they find out it’s real. Lots of people pass by on any given day, people drive by, stop, get out and put their arm around him, take a picture of him like an old friend.

TO: How did the billboards start to get attention online?

EW: When we first bought it, some local people were posting it a lot just for their own social pages, and we had a Facebook page that had 3,000 followers and that was it. I remember lying in my bed at night inviting to all those who liked the publications to like the page, and after increasing it from 3,000 to 60,000 subscribers, we realized there was a Javascript automation that costs $18 (after I already put a thousand hours into it). We just somehow gradually gained more and more followers.

You get a lot of messages from people saying “just so you know, I was going through a terrible time in my life and this really helped me.” Tthe hat is pretty cool.

TO: Is there a sign that stuck out to you from the start that was part of a big online pop?

EW: There are many. They do a lot of brand partnerships, we did a brand partnership with Netflix which was for weird eye when that revived, and it got a lot of traction. But also one of my favorites was “I don’t always roll a joint, but when I do, it’s my ankle.

TO: This is the one a lot of my friends sent me because I have really bad ankles.

EW: For sure-when you connect with him, you connect with him. There are many like that. Obviously, there are some who are more serious, like that of Uvalde. There was the one we did on Ukraine who said, “So it turns out that one comedian’s courage can rally an entire planet.” It’s interesting because most of them are funny, but some say “I don’t know how many tacos it takes to be happy, but right now it’s not 23.” From different angles, different people connect.

There’s a whole bunch of people running it, but a lot of them are now user-submitted. So we started about four years ago encouraging people following the page to send signs and now we’re getting some really good ones – two, three days a week, that’s the user –stuff submitted.

TO: How do you see this online popularity translate to the restaurant itself in terms of customer numbers and financial support?

EW: There are many people who come to the restaurant because they know the sign. Ihe’s a traffic driver, for sure. Originally we wanted to publish a book of signs, and publishers were saying, “It’s too specialized a product, nobody’s going to buy it.””So we did it ourselves. We ended up selling twice that first Christmas. Once we finally received all the books to fill those orders, we shipped them all, then my wife put the rest in her car and drove around San Antonio, Houston and dallas do business with retailers as she could. And it took off, so they launched more products and now it’s hundreds of product biases which are sold at retailers in 48 states and Canada, shipped all over the world. It’s amazing how this connection can be developed, and it all started with a brand voice that connected with people.

TO: Do you think there’s a difference in you creating this physical sign before it goes live, as opposed to just posting smart tweets every day?

EW: I guess I don’t know how to know if there is or not. I think with anything brand consistency is important so we look at the sign itself because it obviously has personality and funk it’s different it’s a consistent delivery medium , but the voice is what people really connect to. I think it’s easy to say “oh, it’s that sign, it works”, but it’s really the voice.

TO: From your experience, what can you say about how restaurants act as gathering places for communities?

EW: What’s really fascinating about restaurants is that they are the first place people go in their community for help. It’s the first place people ask to sponsor their little league jerseys or give them a raffle card for the organization they’re trying to raise money for.. And they are also normally the first to intervene in case of a problem.

So be it like COVID and restaurants turning to selling groceries, or even the frosts that happened in Texas – I know of at least three restaurant workers who drove to cook every morsel of food in their cooler because hospitals couldn’t get food delivered and there were all these stranded patients there – IThese are the kinds of decisions that restaurants make every day. Eespecially in times of disaster, it’s always the first to respond and the first place to go, and I think it’s become hyper focus during COVID. It’s easy to take what you have in restaurants for granted. Jhey’re the glue of the community.

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Assembly rejects keeping San Francisco bars open after 2 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — For San Franciscans who love to party until dawn, a California State Assembly vote on Wednesday was party poo.

SB 930, a bill that would allow San Francisco, Palm Springs and West Hollywood to extend liquor sales in bars, nightclubs and restaurants until 4 a.m. on weekends and 3 a.m. weekday morning, was rejected by the assembly.

Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after the vote:

“Senate Bill 930 is a limited pilot program allowing 3 cities – each of which has requested to be included – to work with local stakeholders, including law enforcement, to make local decisions about extending hours of nightlife. SB 930 is a local control bill that allows cities to decide what nightlife works best for their communities and small businesses. We are disappointed that SB 930 did not get votes today in the Assembly after a series of misleading speeches from members representing areas that would not have been affected by the bill,” wrote Wiener and Haney.

Wiener said the bill is intended to help bar owners recoup lost profits during the COVID pandemic.

The end of liquor service, commonly referred to as a bar’s “last call,” varies widely from state to state. Maine has last call at 1 a.m., while Nevada allows alcohol to be sold 24 hours a day.

The California Highway Patrol Association spoke out against extending its ‘last call’ to San Francisco, writing: ‘With bars closing close to (am) commute time, there will be more more drivers on the road and the likelihood of drink-driving accidents will increase dramatically.”

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Long Beach Council Denies JP23 Nightclub’s Business License Application, Reverses Hearing Officer’s Decision

The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to overturn a decision by a hearing officer allowing nightclub JP23 to do business in the city and ultimately denied the owner’s business application Tuesday night.

The decision is the final act in the saga of JP23 in Long Beach, after nearly four years of renovations, landlord requests and appeals, which coincided with security breaches and non-compliance issues from the disco.

The denial letter, which was released March 14 and confirmed by the board on Tuesday, said “the plaintiff has consistently refused to comply with the rules and regulations of the City of Long Beach.”

During the two years that JP23 was in residence, there were eight criminal citations, two security breaches, four letters notifying the company of non-compliant activity, and one cease and desist order. Commercial Services Manager Amanda Hall also cited residents’ complaints of music disruptions, fights, drunk people in public, parking and other instances that resulted in more than 30 calls to the police department. from Long Beach.

On May 25, a hearing officer presided over the case for five days and ultimately ruled in favor of JP23 owner Jacob Poozhikala. The hearing officer’s closing statement acknowledged “the numerous past violations and citations” and said that “the plain language of Long Beach Municipal Code 3.80.421.5 simply does not contemplate that these past violations and citations be taken into account in the refusal or approval of the request”.

The city council hired independent outside legal counsel to preside over city staff’s decision before giving its final say. Best & Krieger’s Christopher Pisano advised the board to deny the hearing officer’s decision and uphold the denial of JP23’s commercial license.

“What he [the hearing officer] was basically saying that the history of violations should be ignored,” Pisano said. “That struck me as odd, and we looked at your code very carefully.”

Attorney Christopher Pisano presented this slide of the hearing officer’s statement to Long Beach council members on August 23, 2022. (Long Beach City Council)

Owner Jacob Poozhikala was on hand to plead his case to the council and argue that “the city has bent over backwards” to prevent his business from succeeding.

“I put $3 million into this place…and a lynching mob was created to make sure I didn’t open this business,” Poozhikala said. “No one could tell me why I couldn’t get a business license; I need transparency.

Employees at the Long Beach and Fullerton sites responded to public comments to vouch for Poozhikala’s character, while concerned residents, mostly women, cited the nightclub’s history of drug and rape incidences.

A timeline of JP23’s time in Long Beach

Poozhikala applied for a site-to-site, person-to-person transfer of a liquor license in January 2018 to open a nightclub in downtown Long Beach at 110 E Broadway. He said he wanted the venue to be “a little house of the blues” and quickly invested over $1 million renovating the space in the first two years.

In August 2021, a woman claimed to have been sexually assaulted in downtown Fullerton. It was not the first time JP23 was related to an incident of sexual assault, and Poozhikala insisted that was what ultimately led to his denial of a business license in Long Beach.

On September 1, 2021, the city began receiving complaints from residents that JP23 was advertising to hold a grand opening party on September 3-4. At the time, JP23 had yet to submit a full business license application and the location was still under construction. Hall called the situation “very unusual” and said several departments had contacted Poozhikala.

Poozhikala said he was publicizing the event in hopes that the license would be approved by then. Once he realized that wasn’t possible, he said he canceled the event and “took the $60,000 cost” of entertainment fees he had already paid. City staff confirmed that JP23’s social media accounts announced a change of venue to the Fullerton site.

On Sept. 3, the Long Beach Fire Department and LBPD responded to a call to JP23 “just before 4 a.m.” for a false fire alarm, according to Hall. City staff say the grand opening event took place despite warnings to the company.

On September 16, Poozhikala submitted a completed business license application to the city. The following day, the club received a cease and desist order for all public use and two violations for occupancy without approval. JP23 responded by submitting a temporary occupation permit on September 24, which was granted to them on October 11.

From October 2021 to February 2022, there were eight misdemeanor citations, two letters from the city, and two virtual meetings held with Poozhikala on “process and entertainment licensing regulations.”

A meeting in November granted JP23 a conditional commercial license, which Hall said was “an act of good faith to help this company become part of the community.”

Long Beach Municipal Code 3.80.421.1 states that during the 180-day period that a conditional license is active, “the applicant may be disqualified for failing to comply with applicable laws and regulations at any time.”

The complete Long Beach Municipal Code 3.80.421.1 (B) which was presented by Christopher Pisano to council on August 23, 2022. (Long Beach City Council)

Poozhikala council claimed the conditional license was outside the scope of the city’s director of financial management, who it said should “perform the ministerial function of issuing the license”.

He argued that since JP23 had received approval from the planning, construction, fire and health departments, the CFO had no reason to deny approval. He cited Long Beach Municipal Code 3.80.110, which states that the role of the chief financial officer “is not intended to be regulatory.”

The city rejected JP23’s business license application on March 14 and received an appeal from Poozhikala on March 23. Between the time of the appeal and the hearing, the city conducted an inspection of JP23 and found an unauthorized mezzanine and stage, which they were advised to stop using.

In April, the board referred to a hearing officer, who issued its final decision on July 15 to license the company. Pisano’s independent report concluded that the city should reject the hearing officer’s findings.

Poozhikala asked the board to give him a trial period to do business in Long Beach to “prove how great we are for the city.”

“You are here for working class people, you know how stressful it is to have 80 people who don’t know if they have a job or not,” Poozhikala said.

The board voted unanimously to reject JP23’s application.

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What are unsecured loans?

The most common type of loan is unsecured business loansbut what exactly are unsecured loans, how do you apply for them and how likely are you to be approved?

In short, unsecured business loans are a type of loan agreement that do not require collateral. The lender sends cash and proposes you an agreement to pay it back with interest. The loan is not secured by anything, but a personal guarantee may be required and interest rates are usually higher to make up for the lack of security.

Flexibility vs Cost

An advantage of unsecured business loans is that they tend to be quicker than other types of loans and can be used flexibly for any business need. Whether you need to buy equipment, hire new employees, or pay for other business expenses, unsecured business loans are available to you.

Generally used for any purpose, unsecured loans are a smart way to pay off expenses while raising capital for your business – without providing real estate security, which is one of the biggest risks secured loans.

Startups and unsecured loans

It can be difficult for startups to acquire unsecured business loans as they typically do not have much previous financial management information or credit histories for lenders to assess, which can be considered lender risk.

However, this does not mean that it is impossible. As long as you have a decent credit history (although it’s not much) and can negotiate an agreement with your lender within a certain amount of time, getting a loan shouldn’t be too difficult.

The application process

When applying for an unsecured loan, applicants must have bank statements from the last six months, company accounts and the personal information of the director to hand. Without these, it is difficult to proceed with the application.

With unsecured business loans, you can usually end your contract early without incurring any additional fees or penalties as long as you make the appropriate payments on your loan to reduce monthly obligations.

The most important thing banks or lenders will consider is your credit score, as this usually determines your ability to keep up with monthly repayments. As an entrepreneur, however, you should always have the necessary documents ready, as well as a clear business plan that explains the reason for the loan and a repayment plan.

Since no collateral is required for unsecured business loans, this type of loan can be considered one of the safest and quickest ways to get cash for your business as there is no processing time for your application. However, because of this “no collateral agreement”, lenders try to reduce their risk by requiring business assets or personal guarantees.

Additionally, interest rates are becoming increasingly competitive in the unsecured space, making flexibility a key factor in determining which option is best for your business.

Unsecured loans are a great, flexible way to secure finance that can help boost your business that you can talk to industry experts to help you understand if this is the best option for your business.

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Homey Duncanville restaurant Kim & Jenny’s Cafe gets a second life

A Duncanville restaurant that’s been in business for over 31 years has a new owner ready to give it a boost.

Called Kim and Jenny’s Cafe, it’s a breakfast and lunch spot at 450 E. Wheatland Rd. recently taken over by Bryan Kaeser, owner of two other Duncanville establishments: Mudhook Bar & Kitchen, and Black & Bitter Coffee and Books. Kaeser was also one of the founding owners of Dallas Beer Kitchen, a craft beer spot on Greenville Avenue, which closed in 2018.

Kim & Jenny’s is a classic home cooking cafe with breakfast, chicken fried steak, cookies and gravy, club sandwiches, pies and desserts. It was founded by sisters-in-law Kim Johnson and Jennifer Jones, who sold it to Moiz Syamshi in 2005 and opened another location in Midlothian.

Kaeser juggled with a desire to modernize the Duncanville restaurant while keeping its original DNA.

“Apart from the menu modernization and remodeling, it has remained the same so far,” he says. “Currently the hours are Monday-Saturday 7am-2pm, and I look forward to opening Sundays and adding some nighttime hours in the not too distant future.”

Welcome changes included replacing the funky old carpet with new plank floors to give it a cleaner, more modern feel.

“One thing I’m proud of is that we kept the whole back of the house and increased their salary by 35% on average,” Kaeser says.

The menu contains new items such as:

  • pot roast, served on Texas toast with carrots, celery and mashed potatoes, and gravy, which will be a regular lunch feature
  • fried chicken and waffles with pepper sauce
  • avocado toast with toasted almonds and diced tomatoes
  • Cinnamon brioches

Kim & Jenny’s is in Wheatland Plaza, a center near the intersection of 67 and I-20 that’s being redone by pioneering developer Monte Anderson, famous for revitalizing landmarks such as the Belmont Hotel in Dallas.

“That’s how I discovered coffee,” says Kaeser. “I was there with Monte and the owner said he would like to move on. I jumped on it, to keep it going after so long here.”

For the restaurant’s solid core of regulars, Kaeser has instituted an irresistible advantage.

“We took pictures and made personalized coffee mugs, where they get free coffee,” he says. “I want Kim & Jenny’s to still feel like home, but also appeal to a younger audience.”

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Ford plans to open themed restaurants in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – As Ford Motor Company continues to build its multi-billion dollar BlueOval City complex in Stanton, the company has also set its sights on Memphis for the expansion of its burger and craft beer restaurant franchise, inspired by Henry Ford himself.

Ford’s Garage plans to open two to three of its vintage garage and Prohibition-era themed restaurants in the metro area.

Each restaurant will occupy approximately 7,5000 square feet of land and employ approximately 100 people.

“After two years of confinement and restrictions, consumers are starting to go out with family and friends again, and they are looking for entertainment. They are looking for good food and great energy in a cozy, unpretentious and unique restaurant in a casual dining space,” said Steve Shlemon, President of Ford Garage.

“Turns out Ford Motor Company’s rich history as one of America’s premier manufacturing companies also translates into a pretty cool dining experience. We’re excited to bring the Ford’s Garage experience to the Tennessee.

Ford’s Garage’s St. Augustine, Florida, with a vintage Ford model hanging above the bar.(Ford Garage)

Each restaurant is sculpted to look like a 1920s gas station and is filled to the brim with Ford memorabilia, including vintage vehicles, light fixtures and gas pumps, plus a Model T or Model A car suspended above the central bar.

To take the theme further, waiters are dressed as mechanics, blue shop towels are used as napkins, and bathroom sinks are made from tires and fuel pump nozzles. Even the bars inside the restaurants are decidedly vintage, mixing prohibition-style elements like brickwork, richly colored woods, and a hand-hammered copper bar top.

When the Florida-based chain debuted near Henry Ford’s winter home in Fort Myers, it had no association with Ford Motor Company other than its name.

But when the automaker learned of its existence, it embraced the idea of ​​collaborating on a licensing deal and allowed Ford’s Garage to use the company’s iconic blue oval logo and other imagery. Mark.

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9 personal loans in the same day | Fox business

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If you need quick money, you have many options without taking out a high-interest payday loan.

Some online personal loan lenders can send your loan funds same day or next business day. to Get a same day personal loanall you have to do is make sure you qualify and apply to get funding fast.

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9 personal loans in the same day

Same day personal loans are loans that a lender can process and fund once approved on the same day. Many banks, online lenders, and credit unions offer same-day personal loans.

These nine credible partner lenders offer personal loans with same or next day financing:


Avant offers debt consolidation, installment, emergency, and home improvement loans with repayment periods of two to five years.

  • Loan Amounts: $2,000 to $35,000
  • Minimum creditworthiness: 550
  • Time to fund: Next Business Day (if approved by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on a weekday)

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Axos Bank offers personal loans with repayment periods of three to six years and best-in-class interest rates for borrowers with excellent credit ratings.

  • Loan Amount: $10,000 to $50,000
  • Minimum creditworthiness: 700
  • Time to fund: Next working day

best egg

Best Egg is an online loan marketplace offering deals from a large network of secured and unsecured lenders. The loans have terms of two to five years.

  • Loan Amount: $2,000 to $50,000
  • Minimum creditworthiness: 600
  • Time to fund: 1-3 business days after successful verification


Discover has personal loans with terms ranging from three to seven years and no processing fees. You can complete a competition interest rate, depending on your credit rating.

  • Loan Amount: $2,500 to $35,000
  • Minimum creditworthiness: 660
  • Time to fund: The next working day after acceptance


LendingPoint uses technology to improve the lending experience for people, despite their credit-worthiness. The loans have repayment periods of two to six years and are available in all states except Nevada and West Virginia.

  • Loan Amount: $2,000 to $36,500
  • Minimum creditworthiness: 580
  • Time to fund: Next working day

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LightStream, Truist Bank’s online lending division, offers personal loans of up to $100,000 with repayment periods of two to seven years (12 years for home loans). LightStream also guarantees you’ll have the best credit experience, or they’ll pay you $100 in cash.

  • Loan Amount: $5,000 to $100,000
  • Minimum creditworthiness: 660
  • Time to fund: Same workday

One Main Financial

You can use a OneMain Financial personal loan for many purposes, including debt consolidation. The terms are between two and five years. Its interest rates are higher than other lenders, but it also accepts lower credit scores.

  • Loan Amount: $1,500 to $20,000
  • Minimum creditworthiness: none
  • Time to fund: Same day when you visit a local branch


Upgrade offers fixed rate personal loans for refinancing credit card debt, consolidation, home improvement and other large purchases. The terms are between two and six years.

  • Loan Amounts: $1,000 to $50,000
  • Minimum creditworthiness: 560
  • Time to fund: Within 1 day of approval of required reviews


Upstart offers flexible personal loan amounts with no upfront fees and terms ranging from three to five years. The lender says 99% of approved loan applications are funded by the next business day.

  • Loan Amounts: $1,000 to $50,000
  • Minimum creditworthiness: 580
  • Time to fund: A business day

Go to Credible Compare personal loan rates from these and other lenders without hurting your credit score.

How to apply for a loan same day

Applying for a same day loan is now easier than ever. Follow these steps to apply for a same-day loan:

  1. Check your credit score. First, check your credit score to see where you stand. Check that all of the information on your credit report is correct and make sure all of your accounts have updated balances. Depending on where you check your credit, you might even get tips on how to improve your credit score.
  2. be prequalified. Many lenders allow you to prequalify online by filling out a short form that takes less than five minutes. This saves time during the application process and also lets you take a look at loan offers and interest rates that you might qualify for.
  3. Select a loan offer. Review your loan offers and terms to see what best suits your needs. Consider factors such as interest rate, repayment period, maximum credit limit, and any restrictions on the use of credit. If you are looking for a same day personal loan, you should also confirm how quickly you can get the money.
  4. Apply. Once you have selected a loan offer, submit a formal application. Some lenders allow you to apply entirely online, while others may require you to come to a local branch to complete your application. You must provide detailed information about your employment, bank details, and other debts. You may need to submit additional documentation to verify your information, e.g. B. Salary slips, bank statements or proof of residence such as your identity card. The lender will also check your credit with a hard credit deduction, which may temporarily lower your score by a few points.
  5. receive credit funds. If you are approved for a same-day personal loan, the lender will send you a loan agreement to sign. Once you have signed, you can receive your loan that day or the next business day depending on the lender, usually by direct deposit into your bank account.

When you’re ready to apply for a loan, Credible will help you quickly and easily Compare personal loan rates so you can find one that best suits your needs.

Same day loans vs payday loans

Although both types of loans offer quick financing, same day loans are very different from payday loans.

payday loan

Payday loans are small, short-term loans that you usually have to pay back by your next payday. These loans typically have higher fees and interest rates, which can be as high as 400% APR, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This makes them very expensive to manage and you should avoid them if possible.

The loan amounts for payday loans are small because the repayment periods are short. Some states have capped fees and interest rates on payday loans, while others have banned this type of lending altogether.

If you apply for a payday loan, you may qualify with a lower credit score and get your money fast. But you run the risk of not being able to repay the loan given the high fees and interest. Another disadvantage is that the maximum loan amounts are lower compared to same-day personal loans.

Same day personal loans

Same day personal loans have larger loan amounts, lower interest rates, and more flexible repayment schedules.

You can also check out different lenders to ensure you get the best loan terms for your situation. Even if you have bad credit, several lenders specialize in bad credit loans. Your interest rate will be higher than someone with good credit, but still much lower than the interest rate you would get on a payday loan.

Reputable online lenders can release your money the same day, so you can still get the money you need quickly with a flexible repayment schedule.

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DirecTV to Stream Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ to Bars and Restaurants

DirecTV and Amazon, as expectedannounced a multi-year deal to provide Prime Video Thursday night football streams to fans in 300,000 sports bars, restaurants, hotel lounges, casinos, sportsbooks and other venues nationwide.

Amazon’s Prime Video and Twitch streaming services will provide exclusive streaming of NFL Thursday Night Football games starting this season as part of an agreement signed last year with the league.

Many bars and restaurants are already set up to receive satellite service, but fewer are equipped for streaming and Amazon has no relationships with retail sites.

Financial terms were not announced.

DirecTV is also entering its final season as provider of the NFL’s out-of-market gaming package, which is also delivered to bars, restaurants and other venues by DirecTV. Google, Apple TV and Disney bid to stream Sunday Ticket and could also strike a deal with DirecTV to continue serving retail outlets.

“The sports media landscape continues to evolve rapidly, and our focus on delivering an exceptional experience to our entire range of customers must remain central to this evolution,” said Rob Thun, Director of content from DirecTV. “This deal between Amazon and DirecTV for Business comes at an important time when more and more streaming companies are getting exclusive rights to big-name sports programming and fans want to cheer on their teams at home and in bars, restaurants and other businesses with friends, family and colleagues.”

Any current DirecTV for Business customer who subscribes to Business Entertainment, Business Xtra, Commercial Entertainment, Commercial Xtra, Commercial Choice Plus and the Commercial Mas Ultra in Spanish will automatically receive this new Prime Video TNF stream at no additional cost, DirecTV said.

The first one TNF The game available for business accounts through DirecTV for Business is the final NFL preseason game on Aug. 25 between the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans. The agreement covers the 15 Thursday night football regular season contest, starting Sept. 15 when the Los Angeles Chargers travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs. ■

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Arizona nightclub wins $1.6 million in COVID-19 lockdown lawsuit

The operators of a Tucson, Arizona, nightclub have won a $1.6 million settlement against the owner who barred them from their business during the pandemic.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that a Pima County Superior Court jury sided with the Congress Street Clubs, the owners of the Zen Rock nightclub.

On August 5, they awarded the landlords over $1 million to cover the value of the remaining terms of the lease and over $500,000 for the cost of renovations and equipment.

A lawyer for the owner declined to comment to the newspaper on the decision or a possible appeal.

In the lawsuit, the owners say they closed in March 2020 in accordance with Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order requiring bars and restaurants to close. They were unable to reopen for several months due to social distancing restrictions, staff with COVID-19, and then another shutdown in June 2020.

Adam Peterson, a lawyer for the Congress Street Clubs, said they weren’t obligated to pay rent during that time under a “force majeure” clause in their lease. This clause relieves tenants inconvenienced by acts beyond their control such as government restrictions.

The owner had argued that the clause was too vague. In July 2020, the owner locked out the owners of the club and seized $150,000 worth of equipment.

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Café Liv community cafe opens in Ypsilanti in time for the fall semester

Ypsilanti-produced fresh baked goods await students this fall at the brand new Cafe Liv, owned by Eastern Michigan University alumnus William Sloan.

Named after Sloan’s daughter, Café Liv, sits in North Washington and Washtenaw in space previously occupied by A1 Quality Auto Repair & Transmission. Buying the building about three years ago, after the auto shop closed, Sloan got the idea to open a different kind of business.

“Around the time the tenant moved out and the closing started, my wife and I had our first daughter Olivia,” Sloan said.

Not only is the shop named after her daughter, but there’s also a latte named Liv, which features lavender and rose.

Another latte, named Chloe, is named after a friend of Sloan’s who runs the nonprofit dance studio Fun Girl Dance. One day she walked into the store and asked if there was any pistachio syrup and told Sloan he had to bring rose and pistachio.

So, Sloan named the pistachio, pink latte after Chloe.

But coffee isn’t the only thing on the menu. The shop also offers kombucha on tap and baked goods from local vendors Milk and Honey and Bird Dog Bakery.

“Two good companies and good people,” Sloan said. “They’re hyper local, what I’ve tried to focus on is making sure all the produce, the coffee and everything we get is as local as possible.”

Sloan finally opened the cafe on July 11 after spending the previous year learning all about coffee, ordering produce, painting the building and getting ready.

“I just wanted a place for people to come hang out and relax and have a nice cup of coffee and meet new people,” Sloan said. “It’s been a good experience so far.”

Prior to his idea of ​​opening a cafe, Sloan was not a coffee drinker and had no experience as a barista, but took on the challenge of quickly learning everything there is to know about creating and coffee consumption.

“I’m the kind of person who likes to dive deep, and so I looked up barista schools, coffee training, something like that and there’s actually a place in Ann Arbor, it’s called BD Barista School so I reached out to them, took an eight-week course on just about everything,” Sloan said.

The BD Barista School taught Sloan a range of knowledge about how to be a coffee entrepreneur, the history of coffee, how to pull off the perfect espresso and use different types of equipment, as well as how to create beautiful latte art. .

“It was really invaluable to me personally because I didn’t even like coffee until a year and a half ago,” Sloan said. “I didn’t drink coffee at all, I always drank tea.”

Going forward, Sloan primarily wants Café Liv to be a good place for people to come and hang out.

“I want to have events, I know there’s been like an absence of community events because Cultivate closed,” Sloan said.

Sunday morning yoga, live music and art workshops are just a few of the many ideas that are in the air and could come to fruition at Café Liv.

“I’ve also met tons of artists who would be interested in hanging up, displaying art on that back wall,” Sloan said. “I went to the East and have a BFA in the East, so maybe helping students get their work out there would be nice too.”

Students and community members can currently visit the space daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., times that may change in the future depending on demand.

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Oppenheimer analysts cut earnings estimates for BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI)

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI – Get Rating) – Oppenheimer equity researchers cut their third-quarter 2022 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for BJ’s Restaurants stock in a note released to investors on Thursday August 18. Oppenheimer analyst B. Bittner now expects the restaurateur to earn ($0.36) per share for the quarter, down from his previous estimate of ($0.35). The consensus estimate of BJ’s Restaurants current annual earnings is ($0.03) per share. Oppenheimer also released estimates for BJ’s Restaurants earnings for fiscal year 2022 at ($0.12) EPS and earnings for fiscal year 2023 at $0.78 EPS.

Other stock analysts have also released reports on the company. Citigroup raised its price target on BJ’s Restaurants from $24.00 to $26.00 in a Friday, July 22 report. Piper Sandler cut her price target on BJ’s Restaurants from $38.00 to $29.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a Friday, July 22 report. Wedbush raised its price target on BJ’s Restaurants from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a Friday, July 22 research note. Barclays reduced its price target on BJ’s Restaurants from $21.00 to $17.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the business in a Friday July 22 research note. Finally, Benchmark reduced its price target on BJ’s Restaurants to $32.00 in a Friday, July 22 research note. One analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, six issued a hold rating and five assigned the company a buy rating. According to, BJ’s Restaurants currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.09.

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BJRI shares opened at $26.67 on Monday. BJ’s Restaurants has a 12-month minimum of $20.15 and a 12-month maximum of $47.20. The company has a market capitalization of $625.52 million, a price-earnings ratio of -121.23 and a beta of 1.89. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $23.38 and a 200-day simple moving average of $26.29. The company has a debt ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 0.43 and a quick ratio of 0.36.

BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI – Get Rating) last reported quarterly results on Thursday, July 21. The restaurateur reported earnings per share of $0.01 for the quarter, missing analyst consensus estimates of $0.23 per ($0.22). BJ’s Restaurants posted a negative return on equity of 1.08% and a negative net margin of 0.42%. The company posted revenue of $329.70 million for the quarter, versus analyst estimates of $328.02 million. In the same quarter a year earlier, the company posted earnings per share of $0.26.

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A number of hedge funds have recently changed their holdings in BJRI. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC purchased a new stake in shares of BJ’s Restaurants during the fourth quarter for a value of $316,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its stake in BJ’s Restaurants by 56.2% during the fourth quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,070 shares of the restaurateur valued at $37,000 after buying 385 additional shares last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in BJ’s Restaurants by 24.7% during the fourth quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 826,238 shares of the restaurateur valued at $28,547,000 after buying an additional 163,907 shares last quarter. Trillium Asset Management LLC increased its stake in BJ’s Restaurants by 3.3% during the fourth quarter. Trillium Asset Management LLC now owns 99,404 shares of the restaurateur valued at $3,434,000 after buying 3,207 additional shares last quarter. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in BJ’s Restaurants by 0.9% during the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 67,594 shares of the restaurateur valued at $2,335,000 after buying 601 additional shares last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 99.15% of the company’s shares.

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BJ’s Restaurants, Inc owns and operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company’s restaurants offer pizza, craft and other beers, appetizers, entrees, pastas, sandwiches, specialty salads and desserts. As of April 19, 2022, it operated 213 restaurants in 29 states. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Huntington Beach, California.

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Small Sydney restaurants and bars are feeling the bite of ingredient price hikes

Joe Soglimbene has worked in the hospitality industry for 40 years.

Ten years ago he opened Pappardelle, an Italian restaurant in Sydney’s western suburb of Haberfield.

He’s been through many tough times for a business, including the closings of the past two years.

But it was the recent spike in the cost of ingredients and the shortage of staff that forced him to close the restaurant. Pappardelle will serve its last pasta on Sunday.

Crucial ingredients in Italian cuisine, including tomatoes, olive oil and zucchini, have all risen up to four times their usual price.

The cost of ordering products from Mr. Soglimbene has increased from around $3,000 per week to $9,000 per week.

Joe Soglimbene says rising costs and lack of staff make it difficult to enjoy running a restaurant.(ABC Radio Sydney: Declan Bowring)

“I can assure you that not many people in our food industry make money because of the cost of food,” Mr Soglimbene told ABC Radio Sydney Breakfast presenter James Valentine.

“The restaurateurs, they no longer have the joy they had before.

“Actually, we don’t socialize. We don’t enjoy our restaurant, but we have to work from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Who likes that?”

It was a similar story for Lou in Manly. She told ABC Radio Sydney she closed the fish and chips shop she ran with her husband after 28 years of service after the price of cooking oil doubled.

“My husband was working six days a week to lose money,” she said.

“Each crate of food is more expensive: tomatoes [and] salad. We all know lettuce.”

Tomatoes on display in a grocery store
Ingredients like tomatoes have become expensive for restaurants like Joe’s.(ABC: Bec Whetham)

Food prices rose 2.1% this quarter while fruit and vegetables rose 4.8%, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Lou also said they were unable to pass the cost on to customers.

“People weren’t happy to pay 50 cents more for fish and chips. So we’re just going back.”

“A Perfect Storm”

The stories of Mr Soglimbene and Lou are “too common” according to Wes Lambert, who is the director of the Australian Foodservice Advocacy Body.

What bites the most is the shortage of workers throughout the supply chain, which has affected the industry since October 2021, according to Mr. Lambert.

“It doesn’t matter how many working holidaymakers the government says have arrived or how many international students or people wanting to get back into the industry or be skilled and trained, or even the unemployment figures,” Mr Lambert said.

“We don’t see these people going back into hospitality, we don’t see these jobs being filled.”

Mr Soglimbene said travelers on working holiday visas who usually worked in the hospitality industry were no longer coming, mainly because they could not afford to come to Australia.

Skills and Training Minister Brendan O’Connor told ABC Radio Sydney the government recognizes the problem and has promised to speed up the process for workers to enter the country.

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Skills Minister Brendan O’Connor said the government must speed up the country’s temporary migration scheme.(ABC News: Matt Roberts)

“We have a crowded application process that we need to speed up,” Mr O’Connor said.

The minister also said they needed to attract people to Australia after a flight of temporary visa holders departed during the pandemic.

“Employers couldn’t keep employing them because they had never received any form of support. Even when, as we know, there was a lot of support in the economy,” Mr O’Connor said.

Landlords have also raised rents for hotel businesses, adding more financial headaches to already struggling businesses.

Alex Fenshan runs The Temperance Society bar in Summer Hill and said their landlord has raised rent by $200 a week, even though their average turnover has fallen.

“Make rent commensurate with this kind of hot fool [property] market does not represent what small businesses are capable of,” Fenshan said.

The exterior of a small bar
Alex Fenshan says he doesn’t see himself passing on the rising cost of beer to his customers.(ABC Radio Sydney: Declan Bowring)

Mr Lambert said businesses were facing rent increases of up to 10%.

Other costs businesses face are taxes due the previous year, which Lambert said were due now.

“This is the first time we’ve had a severe labor shortage, we’ve had rental resets and such high inflation,” he said.

“It’s a perfect storm, but we’re going to have to weather it.”

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Mr Lambert said current coffee and food prices were unsustainable given rising costs due to supply chain issues and inflation.

“If you’re a hospitality business, or you’re along the supply chain, and you haven’t raised your prices, 5-15% at the start of this fiscal year, you better get on with it. very, very quickly.

“You’re going to be behind the curve in inflation and behind the curve in those rent increases this year.”

A middle-aged man with a beard stands behind beer taps behind a bar.
Alex Fenshan worries about the future of small bars in Sydney.(ABC Radio Sydney: Declan Bowring)

The rise in the excise tax on alcohol further compounds the pain of rising expenses. The alcohol tax rose 3.84% on August 1 for pure beer, the biggest increase in 20 years.

Mr Fenshan said the increase would drive up the cost of beer by $2.50 a liter and he could not imagine trying to pass the cost on to consumers.

“It’s something that we’re probably going to have to absorb because I don’t see people [paying extra] in the current climate when we are already struggling to encourage people to come back,” he said.

“Asking people to spend more than $15 for a glass of beer. It’s going to scare off customers.”

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An increase in alcohol tax increases pressure on small bars to pass the costs on to customers.(ABC Great Southern: Sophie Johnson)

Mr Fenshan fears the current climate could set back Sydney’s nightlife as smaller bars feel the pressure.

“With the kind of economic climate and the difficulties that all kinds of small businesses are facing…I think we are really at risk of businesses becoming just homogenized and franchised.”

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Inside Roxy Jacenko’s Daughter’s Extravagant $40,000 Nightclub-Themed Birthday Party

Hairdressers, mocktails, fire-eaters and DJs: Inside Roxy Jacenko’s daughter’s extravagant $40,000 nightclub-themed birthday bash after her mom gave her a Mercedes- $270,000 Benz

Pixie Curtis celebrated her 11th birthday this weekend with an extravagant nightclub-themed party that cost $40,000.

Sydney PR queen Roxy Jacenko pulled out all the stops for the party, spilling cash on neon lights, a personal hairstylist, DJ and professional photographer for Pixie and her friends.

The event took place at Espace La Porte and attendees were served mocktails upon arrival.

Pixie Curtis celebrated her 11th birthday this weekend with an extravagant nightclub-themed party that cost $40,000

They were also treated to a 360 degree photo booth, a custom pizza bar and fireworks.

Friends of Pixie captured the event with their iPhones and one photo showed the girls excitedly snapping photos as they watched a fire eater perform.

Pixie's friends captured the event with their iPhones and a photo showed the girls excitedly snapping photos as they watched a fire eater perform

Pixie’s friends captured the event with their iPhones and a photo showed the girls excitedly snapping photos as they watched a fire eater perform

Pixie wore a glamorous designer dress from Australian brand ‘With Jean’ on the night.

Guests even received gift bags containing Pixies Pixies branded items from the toy mogul Pixie.

Pixie is certainly no stranger to the glamorous life and has enjoyed pedicures and manicures at Langham in the past.

Pixie wore a glamorous designer dress from Australian brand 'With Jean' on the night

Pixie wore a glamorous designer dress from Australian brand ‘With Jean’ on the night

The event was reportedly paid for by Pixie's toy company.  The toy company reportedly made over $200,000 in its first month

The event was reportedly paid for by Pixie’s toy company. The toy company reportedly made over $200,000 in its first month

The event was reportedly paid for by Pixie’s toy company.

For her ninth birthday, Roxy gave Pixie and her brother Hunter a Mercedes Benz GL, worth $270,000.

Meanwhile, Pixie would star in a reality TV show after Roxy met an American network in February.

The party included neon lights, a personal hairstylist, a DJ and a professional photographer

The party included neon lights, a personal hairstylist, a DJ and a professional photographer

Pixie’s Pix reportedly earned $200,000 in its first month of operation.

It has been estimated that Pixie could be worth nearly $21 million by the time she turns 21 due to her businesses.

Roxy once joked that Pixie could retire at 15.

Roxy and her husband Oliver Curtis share two children: Hunter, eight, and Pixie, 11

Roxy and her husband Oliver Curtis share two children: Hunter, eight, and Pixie, 11


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Chain restaurants and cafes on the way to the temple: places of worship attract the most large food service companies

Ayodhya, the Golden Temple, Vaishno Devi, Tirupati and Shirdi have become major attractions for multinational and Indian restaurant and cafe chains such as Burger King, McDonald’s, Domino’s, Burger Singh, Subway and ChaiPoint. They are setting up stores in such pilgrimage complexes that offer large captive markets and a first-mover advantage as they seek to expand physical stores after two years, while respecting religious dictates.

“Most of these chains plan to grow by segmenting the market, to tap into niches such as pilgrimages, highways, places of historical significance and tourist spots, as consumers return to dining, travel and out-of-home shopping,” Pankaj said. Renjhen, co-CEO of real estate consultancy Anarock Retail.

Rajeev Varman, General Manager of Burger King, which opened its first store in Katra, where the Vaishno Devi temple is located, said: “Our new restaurant in Katra is the world’s first 100% vegetarian Burger King outlet, without onion or garlic. Burger King, backed by Everstone Capital, which operates 325 outlets, said the food served at this restaurant “meets the expectations of patrons”.

The Indian unit of another US chain, McDonald’s North and East, has been allocated two sites by the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board on Yatra Road, which are expected to be operational by the end of September.

First-mover advantage

The company plans to open outlets in the Ayodhya, Kamakhya Temple and Katra resorts in the coming months, said Anant Agarwal, promoter of McDonald’s North and East. “We will offer purely vegetarian products, without onion or garlic, at affordable prices,” Agarwal said. McDonald’s North and East has two all-vegetarian outlets at Golden Temple in Amritsar and Kurukshetra in Haryana, which according to Agrawal have average sales of over Rs 1.5 lakh per day per store.

Executives said places of worship are proving to be major draws for large foodservice companies because it gives them a first-mover advantage.

Kabir Jeet Singh, co-founder of Burger Singh backed by Negen Capital and LetsVenture, said the chain is in the process of setting up its store in Ayodhya near the Ram mandir complex.

“Fitouts are underway and we expect to open the store in a few weeks,” Singh said. “There is a large captive market and a lack of competition in shrines. Worshipers want hygienic, quality food that is lacking in many busy places of worship.”

Although rentals are competitive, executives said the operations of large-scale companies have reached critical mass in their supply chains, so they are able to better serve smaller markets now, compared to to just a few years ago.

Chai Point tea-café this week announced its first store in the town hall complex near the Golden Temple, to add to its existing network of 180 stores. Chai Point’s general manager, Amuleek Singh Bijral, said the chain held a “chai langar” at the Golden Temple on the morning of August 15 “as a tribute to entering the holy city”.

The challenges of setting up outlets in smaller but high-traffic sites are similar to those in any small town, property managers said.

“Rentals in these locations are entirely market driven,” said Renjhen of Anarock Retail. “The challenges are getting property with facilities and amenities, and complying with local regulations.”


and Pizza Hut and KFC, operated by Sapphire Foods, as well as McDonald’s, said in their quarterly results that offline expansion was back on the table, after two years of a pandemic-induced focus on deliveries. Domino’s Pizza, operated by FoodWorks, which has more than 1,500 outlets in India, counts its Tirupati store as one of its best performers. Vaishno Devi recorded an annual yatra attendance of 5.59 million visitors in 2021, according to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board website. The Golden Temple is known to attract more than 100,000 visitors a day on weekdays and 150,000 to 200,000 on weekends, according to an earlier report by the UK-based World Book of Records.

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Congressmen: Unused relief money should go to RI restaurants

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) — With about four months left in the year, millions of dollars remain unspent in the nation’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).

The RRF is providing emergency relief to eligible restaurants, bars and other businesses impacted by the pandemic. As of June 2022, $180 million in RRF funding remains uncommitted, according to

In an August 11 letter, members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation wrote to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman, asking that the SBA prioritize the award of unrequired RRF funds to applicants from states like Rhode Island “who received disproportionately low levels of awards relative to the number of applications in the state.

“Even if some are set aside for litigation or have to be sent to the Treasury Department, awards of this magnitude could make a transformative difference for the many restaurants still grappling with the aftershocks of the pandemic’s economic crash,” wrote the delegates.

Only 30% of restaurants in Rhode Island that applied for the RRF received relief, the lowest rate in the country and more than 10 percentage points lower than any other New England state, according to an analysis by the Government Accountability Office. (GAO) SBA data.

“We are asking the SBA to correct this discrepancy using uncommitted RRF dollars.
prioritize awarding restaurants to states with the lowest percentage of eligible applicants funded,” the letter reads.

“Such an action would ensure that program funds are distributed geographically equitably,
help more restaurants in more states,” the letter continues.

12 News has contacted the SBA for comment.

Harrison Elkhay, president of Chow Fun Food Group, told 12 News that he requested money for his restaurants more than a year ago, and there is no indication whether the requests will be approved. The fund was created in March 2021.

“We applied within five minutes of it being posted,” Elkhay said, noting the wait was frustrating.

Elkhay told 12 News that his group’s restaurants have still not returned to pre-pandemic levels of activity.

“If those funds aren’t released, there’s a good chance there will be cuts in other places, which would really hurt the economy and really hurt Rhode Islanders,” he added.

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) created the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funds to help restaurants and other eligible businesses stay afloat. Grant money can be used for a variety of expenses, including salary costs, utility payments, outdoor seating construction, and some vendor costs.

The SBA notes that the program provides restaurants with “funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location.”

FRR recipients are not required to repay the funding, as long as the funds are used for eligible purposes by March 11, 2023, according to the SBA.

A total of 446 Rhode Island restaurateurs have received more than $106 million in assistance from the program, the delegation said.

In May, Senate Republicans blocked bipartisan legislation that would have earmarked an additional $40 billion for the fund, which the delegation said would have been “enough to provide all RRF candidates who had received no assistance from the full grants”.

The bill failed to receive the necessary 60 votes after all but five Republicans voted against considering the measure.

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Demand for personal loans puts pressure on banks, fintechs and credit unions | Credit union magazine

Banks have already faced interest rate pressures on personal loans from the likes of SoFi and Marcus, and new data shows that credit unions are also taking a bigger slice of that loan pie.

Credit union loan balances rose 2.3% in May, and unsecured personal loans led the way with monthly growth of 3%, according to a report by CUNA Mutual Group, an insurance and financial services company that oversees the credit union industry. released this month.

“Many members of the credit union used to be in debt interest rates rise In addition [to combat inflation] and consolidate other loans. We expect this trend to continue over the next six months before slowing in 2023 when interest rates will peak,” said Steve Rick, chief economist at CUNA Mutual Group.

Unsecured lending grew 13% in the first six months of 2022, compared to a 0% compound annual growth in the first six months of 2021, Rick said.

One of the credit unions that is getting more unsecured loan applications is the North Country Federal Credit Union in South Burlington, Vermont.

Personal loans for the $908 million credit union are up 7.2% year-to-date, according to CEO Bob Morgan. But the surge may not be solely due to new borrowers coming through the doors.

“I think the reason consumer credit is growing faster in 2022 is more due to fewer mortgage refinance payouts than a surge in lending,” Morgan said. “This results in slower portfolio churn and a faster growth rate.”

Morgan said personal lending is a “highly competitive” market between banks, other credit unions and fintechs. “Players like SoFi and Marcus have as much or more influence over rates as credit unions,” he said.

Banks active in this space see the impact of new entrants. Stephen Varckette, president and CEO of Andover Bank in Andover, Ohio, said personal lending activity for the $581 million wealth bank has kept at a “fairly normal” pace due to increased competition.

“There are a lot of non-traditional options out there for consumers these days,” Varckette said. “I expect them to gain popularity.”

A combination of factors — the removal of government COVID-19 support, the rising cost of basic necessities and a smaller disposable income pool — are forcing more consumers to seek personal credit to make ends meet.

But these borrowers are scrambling to find the best deals as interest rates continue to rise.

The average interest rate for personal loans increased from 10.41% in early May 2022 to 10.60% as of July 20, 2022, according to Consumer loan rates are likely to rise further if the Fed hikes interest rates again at its next meeting, the company said.

When Interest on Deposits well below inflation, there is little incentive to save. In fact, today it can be cheaper to buy than borrow the money, said Tim Scholten, founder and president of credit union and community banking consultancy Visible Progress.

So why would this lead to more unsecured debt?

An alternative would be to refinance a mortgage to raise equity, but that’s less attractive today due to higher interest rates – making unsecured debt the next best option, Scholten said.

“Rather than increasing the interest rate on the entire mortgage, it’s more cost-effective to take out an unsecured loan with a higher interest rate,” Scholten said. “Knowing that things will cost 10% more next year than now, it makes sense to buy now with borrowed money and pay it back with inflated dollars.”

Inflation really got going in 2022, but salaries haven’t adjusted much yet. At the same time, property values ​​have risen dramatically, and increases in property taxes are taking a heavier toll on paychecks, Scholten said.

As a result, many consumers need more money at the end of their month and use debt to solve the problem.

“I expect this trend to continue as long as banks and credit unions continue to offer unsecured loans at reasonable rates,” Scholten said. “Inflation under current conditions gives consumers a lot of incentive to spend and little incentive to save.”

Vincent Hui, managing director at Cornerstone Advisors, said the company has seen an increase in credit card use — an alternative to taking out more borrowing — but nowhere near the levels that secured loans like auto and mortgage loans have reached recently.

“Inflation is a factor as it reduces discretionary spending and people need to borrow,” Hui said. “In any case, overall lending is likely to slow as interest rates rise, making monthly payments less affordable for people.”

Scholten spoke of popularity Buy now/pay later Credit is also undoubtedly having some impact in the personal lending space for credit unions and banks, although he said how much, exactly, is difficult to gauge.

“I think BNPL growth is an indicator of the current mindset of consumers,” Scholten said.

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CTRL Meal-on-the-Go Bar Review – The Gadgeteer

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EXAM – I have a child who has never really eaten a “normal” breakfast. It’s probably my fault since I used to throw him in his car seat in the morning with dry cereal (he didn’t like it with milk) which he ate like kibble on the way to school. ‘school. Anyway, now that he’s a teenager, I make him get a protein bar in the car and eat it on the way to school, and he really only likes one flavor of a brand . When CTRL Meal on the Go bars wanted a review, I decided to see if we could maybe add some variety to my son’s morning.

What is that?

CTRL Meal-on-the-Go bars are meal replacements containing 15 grams of whey protein.

What’s in the box?

12 bars of chocolate chip cookie dough or magic charms flavors


Chocolate chip cookie dough

  • 15g of protein
  • 11 g fat (4.5 saturated fat/no trans fat)
  • 27g of carbohydrates
  • 9g fiber
  • 12g of sugars
  • 240 calories

magic charms

  • 15g of protein
  • 10 g fat (4 g saturated/no trans fat)
  • 27g carbohydrates
  • 9g fiber
  • 12 g of sugars

Ingredients (chocolate chip cookie dough): Roasted cashews, isomaltooligosaccharide, whey protein isolate, milk chocolate coating (sugar, palm kernel oil and hydrogenated palm oil, dry skimmed milk, cocoa powder [processed with alkali]soy lecithin [an emulsifier] and vanillin [an artificial flavor]), cookie dough bites (wheat flour, sugar, palm oil, water, chocolate chips [sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract] molasses, corn starch, natural flavor, natural and artificial vanilla, salt, soy lecithin) honey, whey chips (whey protein concentrate, rice flour), cocoa powder, natural flavors.
Allergen warning: Contains milk, soy, cashew and wheat. Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy wheat and eggs. Contains bio-engineered food ingredients.

Ingredients (Magic Charms): roasted cashews, isomaltooligosaccharide, whey protein isolate, white chocolate coating (sugar, vegetable oil [palm kernel oil]hydrogenated palm kernel and cottonseed oils skim milk powder, milk, lacto glyceryl esters of fatty acids, soy, lethecin, salt, artificial flavour), honey, oat cereal (whole oat flour, sugar, marshmallows [sugar, corn syrup, food starch—modified dextrose, gelatin, sodium, hexametaphosphate, natural and artificial flavor, color [red 40, yellow 5 and 6, blue 1 and 2]) wheat starch, food starch – modified brown sugar, salt, calcium carbonate, tricalcium phosphate, color (titanium dioxide, caramel), trisodium phosphate, preservative (tocopherols), whey chips (whey protein concentrate, rice flour ), cereal marshmallows (sugar, corn syrup, modified food starch. Contains less than 2% gelatin, sodium hexametaphosphate, artificial flavor, natural flavor, artificial color (blue 1).
Allergen warnings: Contains milk, soy, cashews, wheat. Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy wheat and eggs. Contains bio-engineered food ingredients.


I’ve tried a lot of protein bars and I’m pretty picky when it comes to taste. A protein bar shouldn’t feel like a punishment – ​​it should be at least as tasty as a healthy breakfast. In this department, CTRL Meal-on-the-Go bars don’t disappoint. Everyone who tried them loved them, and they were a mix of kids and adult family members. There was a slight preference in my limited sample for the Cookie Dough bar, but pretty much everyone agreed that the Magic Charms bar tasted like a cookie or cereal, but denser. They agreed that the cookie dough bar is gooey and tastes like a treat. Are they as good as a Snicker’s bar? No. But you shouldn’t eat a Snicker’s instead of a meal because you’ll feel like garbage about an hour after. These don’t give you the sugar despite having 27 grams of carbs.

So let’s talk about the ingredients of the CTRL Meal-on-the-Go Bar: the list of ingredients is TINY on the packaging and I couldn’t find it at all on the product pages so I wanted to put it on this article . It was a challenge to read and spell. You’ll find that cashews are the number one ingredient, which isn’t surprising. They are delicious, just like the bars! However, you will see that ingredient number two is isomaltooligosaccharide. It is a mixture of hard-to-digest short-chain carbohydrates. It helps you feel full and it’s marketed as a healthy low carb/low calorie/high fiber sweetener, which sounds great. However, since isomaltooligosaccharides are difficult to digest, they can cause gastrointestinal issues, especially if you eat too much. Neither my son nor I had any issues in this department, but I would advise anyone who eats more than once a day to stay near a bathroom until you know what it will do to you.

It should also be noted, if not obvious, that they are not keto-friendly, nor vegan. They certainly pass the taste test, but they are not very big. If I wanted to live dangerously, I’d pair them with a fruit or something else that would make you feel more full, because these little bars aren’t meal-sized. They are more of a snack to eat until you can make time for lunch, rather than a breakfast replacement. I find this to be the case with most protein bars.

You might notice that there aren’t many photos of the out-of-package bars in this article. This is because these things melted a bit along the way and as a result they didn’t look so good. In fact, they weren’t that strong in my air-conditioned house either. I kept my bars in a fridge as recommended, but I think they might get messy if you’re really “on the go”. You will also notice in the photos that they are not exactly filled with small marshmallows or chocolate chips as in the packaging photo.

I was also thinking of mentioning the CTRL Meal-on-the-Go bar price factor. They cost around $3 each, which I think is a little pricey. I guess it depends on your perspective, though. If you consider them a meal replacement, then $3 isn’t a lot for a meal. If you feel like they are more in the snack category, $3 is a bit more than my usual brand of protein bars.

What I like

  • lots of protein
  • No sugar crash
  • Good taste

What I do not like

  • The ingredients are so small on the packaging that they make me think they don’t want me to look at them!
  • Can be fondant

Final Thoughts

CTRL Meal-on-the-Go bars are tasty, but may not travel as well if you can’t keep them cool.

Price: 35.99 for a box of 12.
Or buy: CTRL.
Source: The sample for this review was provided by CTRL.

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Erie man, 9th suspect in stabbing during downtown nightclub brawl, will face trial just in case

An Erie man accused along with eight others of attacking two people who were beaten and stabbed at a downtown nightclub in April 2021 faces trial on attempted homicide and other counts. ‘charge.

Tykeem S. Craig, 25, was held in court on all 11 criminal charges Erie police filed against him in June following Craig’s preliminary hearing in Erie County Central Court Wednesday. The charges include two counts of attempted homicide and four felony counts of aggravated assault.

Craig remains in the Erie County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Craig is one of nine Erie men charged by city police in the attack on the former Rockstarz, 1015 State St., in the early morning of April 17, 2021. Investigators say two men, ages aged 26 and 24, had been stabbed during a big fight. which broke inside the crowded club.

The ninth suspect in the assault and stabbing of two men at the former Rockstarz nightclub at 1015 State St. in Erie on April 17, 2021, has been arraigned in court on charges of attempted homicide in following his preliminary hearing on August 17, 2022. The other eight defendants either pleaded guilty to charges or were found guilty of charges at trial.

One of the victims, whose name has not been released, was stabbed seven times and suffered two collapsed lungs. The other unnamed victim was stabbed once and also suffered severe head trauma, police say.

Investigators wrote in one of the criminal complaints filed in the case that a witness identified the group involved in the attack as “4 Nation” or “Forty Gang”. Authorities said the names were used by an East Erie gang.

Police and prosecutors initially sealed criminal complaints against the nine suspects and did not release their names, although seven were apprehended in a warrant sweep six days after the incident.

Cases against eight of the nine defendants were made public when their cases reached the preliminary hearing stage, prosecutors said. The case against Craig came to light after his arrest in June.

After:Last of 9 suspects in bloody 2021 attack at Erie nightclub arrested as 6 await trial

The other eight defendants in the case either pleaded guilty to charges or were found guilty of charges at trial in July.

  • Jermaine L. Lucas Jr., 26, was convicted at trial of first- and second-degree felony counts of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of possession of instrumentalities of crime, common assault and of reckless endangerment, according to court records. He was found not guilty on two counts of attempted homicide. Lucas is scheduled to be sentenced on September 28.

  • Dayon W. Lucas, 22, was found guilty at trial of a first-degree felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor of common assault and reckless endangerment, court records show. . He is expected to be sentenced on September 28.

  • Justus D. Davis, 26, pleaded guilty in July to one count of first-degree aggravated assault, court records show. He is expected to be sentenced on September 27.

  • Eric M. Jells, 24, pleaded guilty in July to a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault and was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in prison, followed by three years probation , according to court records.

  • Von D. McCallum Jr., 26, pleaded guilty in September to one misdemeanor count of common assault and received a restrictive 12-month sentence, court records show.

  • Davanta D. Muldrew, 22, pleaded guilty in April to a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault and was sentenced in late June to 15 to 40 months in prison, followed by a year of probation , according to court records.

  • Jihad M. Owens, 26, pleaded guilty in July to two misdemeanor counts of common assault, court records show. He is expected to be sentenced on September 26.

  • Trousie L. Thrower Jr., 27, pleaded guilty in July to a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault, court records show. He is expected to be sentenced on September 27.

Contact Tim Hahn at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @ETNhahn.

This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Ninth suspect in Erie nightclub brawl, stabbed held for court just in case

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More than just a bagel shop – NBC Boston

Café Fresh Bagel is a Needham, MA staple that has been serving bagels and New Jersey-style bagels for over 20 years.

Owner James Papadopoulos has worked there since he was 13, assisting his father on weekends. He says it’s being part of the community that counts. “I grew up in the business and it makes me happy to see the same people coming in,” he says.

Whether it’s high school kids down the street grabbing a pre-school sandwich or a mom packing lunch for the week, these locals can count on the fact that every bagel is all-natural.

Over the past few years, Papadopoulos has taken over the family business and strived to keep it authentic to the highest degree possible. He says, “We don’t use any preservatives. We don’t use any type of fillers or oils.”

Whether it’s an egg with bacon or cheese, a nova lox sandwich or even day-to-day toasted bagel chips, Café Fresh has something for everyone.

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Dine Out Boston is back with over 100 local restaurants, and Derek Zagami stopped by ZaZ restaurant in Hyde Park, which specializes in Asian-Latin fusion cuisine.

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The Real Truth About Payday Loans and Safe Loans

The Real Truth About Payday Loans and Safe Loans

Representative Example: Cost off 49.9% APR to Cap 1333% APR. Reasonable mortgage cycle try a month. Restrict funding size is actually three years. Member analogy: £250 loaned for a month. Whole Refundable Trial?. Focus is aroused mostly ?, annual compounding of 292% (fixed). User % April (variable).

The truth about protected payday loans

Perhaps you thought you’d have enough money to pay for all your expenses, but when a sudden boiler failure or a discounted washing machine bursts, you left those new pennies behind.

Almost everyone has been through it. Life may not go according to plan. That is why the funding is there to find out a good place you have no crisis offers and additional currency that you should really use to overcome identified financial problems. Although not, not all currencies are formulated equally.

Traditional lending options like unsecured loans often require higher credit ratings and you will have problematic app processes. You might add that it definitely takes you months to get a personal loan, which is in fact best if you need to deal with an urgent situation right away. In the meantime, there is absolutely no guarantee that you will be approved, so if you don’t have informed credit, you can actually have a daily capital.

Most of the people look for payday loans hoping that they will get less money and you instead of such common complications. When you create a payday loan, bring a lot of gurus, for example, a simple app, and you can work temporarily, it is worth pointing out that there are zero, such as a guaranteed payday loan.

Partner Example: Prices for 40-1 or 2.9% APR up to a maximum of 1333% APR. Reasonable length of money try thirty days. The maximum investment size was three years. Affiliate Example: Borrowed €250 and received it for 1 month. Total Refundable Trial ?. Try Focus energized ?, annual interest rate of 292% (fixed). User % APR (Floating).

An online payday loan is a type of quick bank borrowing available for individuals to quickly borrow money before they receive their second paycheck.

This type of credit choice is not very appealing to all men and women within the choices of anything because dollars are easy to get even if you don’t have the best credit history. Since cash advance team only provides you certain money to possess a short span of your energy, they won’t manage options nearly as often as a excellent old lender. So if you’re researching regardless of credit score, you tend to look at things like expense profile or recent earnings.

If you are over 18 and a full UK citizen and you are working on a typical proof of income then you have a high risk of being known to hold an online loan at the same time. Although not the case, it does not mean that your credit is protected.

In case the claim of offering 100% detection cost doesn’t seem malicious at first, it’s a good idea to avoid dealing with financial institutions that appear to give protected money. Basically, these lenders are not honest and it is difficult to tell if you trust them when you want to borrow money.

Consult a financial specialist

Luckily you definitely can, since the payday loans are easy to use and well recognized, finding a reliable lender that will give you the money you desire was much easier than you can imagine.

First of all, you need to know that the latest cash advance companies, as well as major financial institutions or other financial institutions, adhere to lower standards found in any loan money. Including certain lenders, you definitely need to be in your company with certain exits. Most other lenders will require you to definitely make a certain monthly income to ensure you can afford to pay back any kind of fun.

If you’re looking for a professional and reliable bank paycheck, you need to make sure you’re not shunning anyone who says you’re promoting protected money. These companies strive to simply take away their appeal by giving what is indeed hopeless — that’s a red flag. Also, it is best to look at whether beneficial ownership has been established and approved by the FCA. New FCA if not monetary expert is the class in relation to UK responsible for managing all credit providers.

Valid funding in the payday loan ecosystem will do what you can to get the money you are asking for can afford to spend it again right away. not, they have so you can do a credit check and you will consider whether these usually decide to make the right choice by indicating the currency you are consulting.

Furthermore, if you waste time comparing your options online and looking for lenders one by one, it is advisable to hire an experienced user to do some hard work. When you write through an agent like Boutell to really get your payday loan, it means you not only have a better chance of getting top-notch financial assistance, you also have a far greater chance of actually getting financial assistance.

A broker tends to explain the mortgage application

Dealing with an agent like Boutell to get your payday loans is considered the easiest way to make sure you are accidentally talking about a lender you might believe. We simply take new demand financing lenders that are FCA recognized and managed so you remember you are borrowing money from an effective friend who is of the highest caliber and you can be credible.

Likewise, once you have transferred the software processes for borrowed funds through Boutell, you avoid the most likely credit-wrecking method of condemning other creditors. Instead of having to have a few apps and having more fingerprints than your credit score from lenders, you can just let Boutell find the financial institution you need.

This new sensitive credit check that lenders do does not usually assess your creditworthiness. Alternatively, we can simply put you in touch with a range of cheap lenders who are 99% sure they can accept the mortgage application.

Once again, Zero Bank can give you 100% safe invite before painful loan while lender and you will review ready app. But not having Boutell can ensure you’re not wasting your own time and energy on companies that aren’t very proactive.

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Millennials want to crawl into metaverse restaurants before they eat

Millennials are a strange mix of enthusiasm for crypto, mixed with social anxiety. That’s if a new survey is anything to go by.

A new survey has been published by me&u, which makes table ordering technology. In trying to determine what hospitality venues will need in the future, the report tries to give operators in the hospitality industry a head up. The survey was conducted in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom

Millennials and hospitality

The report revealed new comments about Millennials and how they want their restaurant experiences to turn out.

52% of these crazy millennial cats say they wish they could try a new place in the metaverse before showing up. You can’t give millennials surprises, they hate that stuff. They need to know what awaits them at all times!

The report’s writers say, “Hospitality venues of the future will also see the role of the metaverse come into play. Most Millennials agreed that they would be interested in trying out a new venue in the metaverse first. Half would be interested in a place using the metaverse to experience virtual reality activities, such as virtual tours of the region from which they selected their wine.

According to me&u, “As operators seek to keep abreast of consumer demand, this data will enable hospitality businesses to be ‘future-proof’, accelerating key aspects of their business for customers. years to come.”

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Restaurants are no strangers to innovation. Said me&u, “Over the past few years, restaurants and bars have begun to embrace the use of technology for the same reason that most industries are quickly adapting to these advancements – to create a more efficient operation. .”

Not only is technology expected to make things more efficient. But. Millennials want to use it to get special treatment. “With the rise of hyper-personalized sites, there is a need to tailor the experience to each unique visitor. Half of consumers surveyed were found to be more likely to visit places that use technology to offer them a personalized menu that matches their tastes, including bespoke drink recommendations.”

Crypto payments

What we love about Millennials is that they’re down on crypto. And, they want to pay for their burgers with a range of tokens.

According to the report’s writers, “Facilitating borderless, peer-to-peer, and multiple tokens and blockchains, Web3 will convert anything you have in your wallet into payment — bitcoin, NFT, or other digital currency options.” It’s not only what you pay with that will become easier, but also how you pay.

Generation Y and alcohol

What we know about Millennials is that they are huge squares when it comes to alcohol. 33% of respondents expect bars and restaurants to offer a range of non-alcoholic options. More than a third would frequent bars or restaurants without alcohol.

I guess they really like the idea of ​​virtual beer.

Apple juice on ice, thank you.

What are we going to do with all those responsible, nervous crypto aficionados? With luck, build better restaurants.

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A stiffer torsion bar transformed my Abarth

Stiffer rear torsion bar on a Fiat 500 Abarth guide and review highlights:

  • A distinctive feature of the semi-independent suspension setup of the same name, the torsion bar connects opposing suspension arms and absorbs impact by twisting
  • Besides its reasonable price and simple installation procedure, a stiffer rear torsion bar can improve your car’s handling by limiting excessive movement.
  • Upgrading the tiller on my 500 Abarth eliminated body roll and understeer, turning it into a neutral-handling hot hatch.

Whether cheap or expensive, most modifications come with trade-offs. Yes, your mods can make your car faster, sharper, or cooler, but they can also ruin it for daily driver duties. Some mods, however, do the opposite. They don’t just improve on what’s already there, but rather fix a flaw that’s holding the car back. And that’s exactly what installing a stiffer rear torsion bar did for my Fiat 500 Abarth.

What is a torsion bar used for?

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth rear torsion bar suspension with the bar highlighted | Matthew Skwarczek, MotorBiscuit

If you look at the term “torsion bar” and think of sway bars, don’t worry, it’s a common misconception. In addition to being bars, they are two important parts of a car’s suspension. Also, at a basic level, they work the same way. However, it is not the same thing. And while stabilizer bars improve a car’s suspension, torsion bars are an integral part of it.

Most modern vehicles feature some form of independent suspension, that is, suspension that allows the wheels along an axle to move independently. Torsion bar, i.e. torsion beam suspension, i.e. twist axles, technically falls into this category, but only partially. That’s why many engineers and designers call it semi-independent suspension, explains CarBibles. And while it has some drawbacks, there are real benefits to using this style of suspension, especially on affordable performance cars.

This configuration has two trailing arms connected by a beam. The arms allow independent movement of the wheels, while the beam, which is the eponymous torsion bar, limits lateral movement and supports the arms. However, when the car goes over a bump, the bar acts like a metal spring, twisting to absorb the impact. As such, the torsion bar is much like an integrated stabilizer bar, but with added functions.

Because torsion bar setups are relatively simple, they aren’t as easy to adjust as fully independent ones. They don’t handle as well, hence the outcry over the Mazda3’s recent switch from independent rear suspension to torsion bars. However, these configurations are also cheaper to manufacture and take up less space. That’s why you’ll usually find them in the back of modern “economy cars”. And because of that, they’re also common sights on hot hatches.

But as the Fiesta ST showed, the torsion beam suspension can compete with a ‘real’ independent setup. And one of the easiest ways to improve its performance is to use a stiffer torsion bar.

What is a stiffer torsion bar used for?

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As stated earlier, the torsion bars twist to absorb bumps and impacts. But too much torsion messes up the suspension geometry and tire grip, messing up your handling. Stiffer springs and shocks can help, but only to a certain extent, and they have their own issues. Really, what you need to do is beef up the suspension itself.

With fully independent suspension, the typical fix is ​​something like a strut tower brace. But that’s not an option for a car like my 500 Abarth, which has no rear strut towers to reinforce. However, a stiffer torsion bar for the rear suspension basically does the same thing. Namely, it is more resistant to torsion forces, that is, torsion.

In theory, this reduces body roll by limiting the influence of the movement of one wheel on the movement of the other. In addition, it should also stiffen the rear part, making it more stable and planted. This means it will be more susceptible to bumps and blemishes, but not necessarily as much as if you stiffened the shocks.

How much does a replacement bar cost?

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As with other car mods, stiffer torsion bars vary by material as well as make and model. But they usually cost less than some performance tires.

For example, the 28mm Neu-F bar I bought for my 500 Abarth cost me $190 before shipping and taxes. That’s about the middle of what aftermarket bars typically cost. An upgraded Fiesta ST bar, for example, can cost as little as $100. On the other hand, stiffer bars for some VW and Audi products can cost around $270.

How to install one on your car?

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In addition to being affordable car mods, stiffer torsion bars are also simple to install. However, although the installation process is simple, it requires some muscle strength. Don’t be surprised if you’re sweaty at the end.

You can make the job easier with a few power tools. But you can get by just fine with the usual assortment of DIY hand tools:

  • floor jack
  • Jack stands
  • Torque wrench
  • Socket wrench and sockets
  • cross key
  • Ratchet
  • Circuit breaker bar
  • Rubber and metal hammers

Depending on your car, you may need thread locker for certain bolts or screws. Also, after dealing with too many frozen wheel nuts and bolts, I brought some penetrating oil and a torch. Also, check the torque specs on your torsion bar bracket bolts. My Abarth spec was high enough that I had to rent a different torque wrench.

Once you have assembled your tools, securely lift the car into the air and remove the wheels. Next, locate the torsion bar and its mounts. First, remove the bolts that secure the brackets around the bar, then unscrew the driver’s side bracket. Take note, the support of my Abarth was fixed by Torx bolts with thread lock. Anyway, at this point you can discard the old bar and install the new stiffer one.

This is where muscle power comes in. Because the new bar is likely wider than the old one, you will need to squeeze, twist, push, and hammer it into place. Once done, replace the bracket and tighten the bolts to the proper specification. Again, you’ll need to put your back (and arms) into it. After that, put the wheels back on, lower the car and you’re done.

Putting a stiffer rear torsion bar on my 500 Abarth is one of the best car mods I’ve ever done

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From start to finish, it took me about 2.5 hours to fit my Abarth with a stiffer rear torsion bar. And yes, I ended up using the oil and the blowtorch. But the result was worth every last drop of sweat.

For context, I installed the bar after having already installed a stiffer lower subframe brace and side braces. Both of these mods have improved the handling of my car to some extent as they have strengthened the chassis. The Neu-F torsion bar, however, is a complete suspension modification. And I’m sorry for not having installed it on the first day.

Body roll? Virtually gone. From now on, the Abarth spins flat in the turns and reacts more quickly to the requests of the direction. It’s not nervous, it’s just more agile. Also, I can confirm that the bar makes the rear feel tighter and more stable. There’s also more feedback via the brake pedal, which I wasn’t expecting.

But the biggest difference is in the understeer, which is that there is none. I never realized how much I was fighting the front end until I didn’t need it anymore. Instead of a nose-heavy machine, the Abarth is now brilliantly neutral, turning in corners much sharper than before. And rather than braking to set up a turn, I can adjust the line on the fly with the throttle. It’s still a front-wheel-drive car, but it handles much more like a rear-wheel-drive car.

Disadvantages? It reacts a bit more to big bumps and holes. But it’s a small price to pay. This simple mod has really changed my car for the better. And I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to do the same.

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Illegal nightclub where man was stabbed more than 10 times closed by police

The illegal disco has been linked to a series of violent incidents. Photo: West Midlands Police

The club, known as The Red Door behind Villa Road in Lozells, had no planning permission, was not registered as a business and had no music license or permission to sell alcohol.

West Midlands Police said they received numerous complaints about the room being messy and loud music disturbing neighbors and disturbing young children.

Violent incidents included a man stabbed more than 10 times in a fight in October last year, a man with a knife wound to his leg in June and a major disturbance in August where glasses were thrown.

There were a lot of complaints from locals about the loud music. Photo: West Midlands Police

Police intelligence also suggested the venue was linked to gang activity, used to sell drugs and gunshots were also heard inside.

The local ward team had worked with Birmingham City Council to build a case against site management and won a closure order at Birmingham Magistrates Court on August 15.

Inspector Nick Hill said: ‘This will be a huge relief to local residents whose lives have been marred by the anti-social behavior and crime this place attracts.

“Clubs are bound by strict regulations to ensure customer safety, such as security, CCTV and staff training, and disruption is kept to a minimum for people living nearby.

“The main building was only approved for storage purposes, but there was also a covered outdoor seating area, toilet block and kitchen. None of them had a building permit.

“We have obtained closure for three months initially, but we will ask for permanent closure and possible demolition.

“Local police teams are working with our Gangs unit to actively target anyone we suspect may be linked to violence and organized crime. We regularly organize law enforcement patrols to disrupt gang activity and operations to target people causing harm in our communities.