Accused Oxford High School Shooter Sues GED Behind Michigan Bars

Accused Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, now 16, is continuing his education in prison.

The teenager appeared in court Thursday, June 23, virtually from Oakland County Jail for a regular placement hearing review. Under Michigan law, the court must review Crumbley’s placement every month because he is being held in adult prison as a juvenile.

An earlier point of contention for the defense in its efforts to have Crumbley transferred to a juvenile facility concerned his ability to access educational opportunities behind bars.

“He’s cemented his educational opportunities,” Oakland County Assistant District Attorney Markeisha Washington said during Thursday’s hearing. “He has since received the device needed to take his GED classes and is indeed doing so.”

Crumbley was a sophomore at Oxford High School when police say he carried out a mass shooting on November 30 that killed four classmates.

The four students killed in the shooting were: Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; and Justin Shilling, 17. Seven other victims, including six students and a teacher, were also injured.

Oakland County District Judge Nancy T. Carniak previously ruled that Crumbley should remain in adult prison and considered him a “potential threat to other minors.”

Despite being physically separated from other inmates, Crumbley was allowed access to an electronic tablet to email his family from prison.

Crumbley is charged with 24 felonies, including committing a terrorist act causing death, and four counts of first degree murder. He faces mandatory life in prison if convicted.

His lawyers, with the agreement of prosecutors, have asked Presiding Oakland County Circuit Judge Kwamé L. Rowe to adjourn the trial date, originally scheduled for September 6, so that they have more time. time to consider the huge amount of evidence in the case. Rowe agreed and set a new trial date for January 17 at 8:30 a.m. He also decided that Crumbley would remain in prison.

Rowe has scheduled a review hearing regarding Crumbley’s placement in jail for July 21 at 9 a.m. The hearing will take place via Zoom.

Ethan Crumbley’s parents, Jennifer and James Crumbley, are separately charged with four counts each of manslaughter, which carries up to 15 years in prison, and are also being arraigned in Oakland County Jail along with $500,000 in cash or bonds.

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Galesburg Council approves grants for bars, residential beekeeping and receives Hawthorne update

Galesburg City Council on Monday, June 20, had a busy and diverse agenda. They approved front grant deals for The Bar 65 and Iron Spike. The two projects are mainly financed by businesses but will allow two establishments in the city center to expand and improve their facades.

Aldermen have approved an ordinance that now allows beekeeping in residential areas. Keepers need only acquire the appropriate licenses from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Acting City Manager Wayne Carl also provided a quick update on Hawthorne Pools. He says the rust isn’t as bad as feared, but due to rising construction costs, repairs would likely be as costly as originally anticipated.
Some public comments have also raised concerns about the security of the Broadview Hotel lot with Railroad Days around the corner. Community development manager Steve Gugliottas said staff have been looking at options for fencing around the building and possibly boarding in the future.

The Galesburg City Council also approved a resolution that signifies a new training tower for the Galesburg Fire Department. The tower is used to create realistic fire and rescue training for firefighters, but it is about 18 years old and no longer structurally safe to use. City staff applied for and received a $200,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the city will pay the remaining $115,000. Aldermen Bradley Hix thanked Rep. Dan Swanson for his assistance in securing public funds.
Council also held a discussion on the Traffic Advisory Committee’s recommendation that Council not allow UTVs or golf carts on public roads. Carl relayed the weighing of the benefits of TAC; like saving on gas and inconvenience; such as security issues. Carl said if the council wanted to license vehicles they could, but city staff would have liked to work on a licensing system. Some aldermen asked questions but did not specify their intention to override the advisory committee.

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Some bars and restaurants are struggling to keep up with Stanley Cup Final crowds due to understaffing

DENVER — The crowded downtown streets were a welcome sight for restaurants and bars during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday.

“It’s created an incredible amount of traffic in this area,” said Brandon Hanson, catering manager at Union Station.

The Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar saw huge numbers on Wednesday, according to owner Alessandro Carollo.

“We made about $20,000. Usually we make $12,000 to $13,000, it’s almost double that,” he said.

Behind the scenes, the night came with some struggles.

“We’re scheduling everyone for six days. We’re pulling a few servers from Venice to Greenwood Village,” Carollo said.

Carollo’s three restaurants have been understaffed for some time.

“We need servers, bartenders, people from the back of the house,” he said.

Carollo says he hasn’t been able to capitalize like he’s used to at a restaurant that’s served big names over its two decades, including numerous Denver Nuggets, Avs and Broncos players.

“The challenges are like right now, especially during this Avalanche final, there are a lot of people outside that I would like to open up for lunch,” Carollo said.

Carollo is not alone. Nearby restaurants, like Jinya Ramin, had their own struggles on Wednesday.

Kitchen manager Phillip Reed said the crowd was “side by side”.

“The tables [were] full. The bar was full. We didn’t have enough service to go out,” Reed said.

In the week leading up to the first game, over 200 catering positions were advertised on Craigslist.

In a statement to Denver7, Colorado Restaurant Association spokeswoman Denise Mickelsen said in part, “Eight out of 10 operators tell us they’re understaffed, and with Avs games driving more business in restaurants and bars, the situation is aggravated.”

Over the years, Carollo’s Restaurant has become one of downtown Denver’s most well-known Italian restaurants. Despite the restaurant’s staff shortages, Carolla says he is dedicated to providing excellent service to his customers.

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The man who killed a prison guard behind bars after a police chase in Auckland

Latu Kepu killed prison guard Jason Palmer in 2010. He is currently serving a short sentence after being involved in a police chase that only ended when his tires were nailed.  (File photo)


Latu Kepu killed prison guard Jason Palmer in 2010. He is currently serving a short sentence after being involved in a police chase that only ended when his tires were nailed. (File photo)

A notorious criminal whose case file includes the murder of a prison guard has been sentenced to another jail term after running red lights, speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road.

Latu Kepu was only arrested after police laid spikes in the night chase earlier this year.

He appeared in Auckland District Court on Wednesday via audio-visual link from jail.

Judge Tony Fitzgerald said Kepu was spotted by police late on the night of May 12 running a red light on Queen St.


When officers in a patrol car flashed their headlights, Kepu drove away, sometimes driving on the wrong side of the road and running other red lights.

Judge Fitzgerald said Kepu’s car was only stopped when police spiked the road.

He sentenced Kepu to 14 days in prison and suspended his driver’s license for 12 months.

The judge said Kepu had four pages of previous convictions, but few related to driving.

Jason Palmer died in Middlemore Hospital after being punched by Latu Kepu.


Jason Palmer died in Middlemore Hospital after being punched by Latu Kepu.

One such conviction was for the murder of prison guard and former US Marine Jason Palmer at Springhill Prison in 2010.

Kepu was sentenced to an additional six years and four months in prison the same year.

Judge Paul Heath called Kepu’s actions “cowardly”.

Kepu punched Palmer in the mouth with his fist, causing him to fall back and bang his head against the concrete floor.

The father-of-three never regained consciousness and died at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland from a brain injury.

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“Call Me Elizabeth” – NoHo Arts District

A NoHo Arts theatrical review of “Call Me Elizabeth,” written and performed by Kayla Boye and directed by Erin Kraft at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival.

A NoHo Arts theatrical review of “Call Me Elizabeth,” written and performed by Kayla Boye and directed by Erin Kraft at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival.

“Call Me Elizabeth” is an absolutely flawless piece. An hour spent with the beautiful and charming Elizabeth Taylor in her Beverly Hills Hotel suite in 1961, as she opens up to her future biographer about her life so far. This is before her love affair with Richard Burton, while she was still married to Eddie Fisher. The play begins after Eddie leaves to fly to Vegas for a concert, though her calls repeatedly interrupt her conversation during our time with her. Surely we can see the writing on the wall!

Kayla Boye has created a sort of time machine. A window on another era, a glimpse of a very private veiled life. Elizabeth de Boyles is beautifully dressed in a classic movie star little black dress. Her brushed hair, her flawless makeup and her smile, that deeply fragile fierce smile that only Elizabeth Taylor had. She is captured by her superbly well. Her skin just as porcelain, her voice just as singsong, her manners between flirtatious and refined. There is also a sadness. A resignation, a carefully hidden exhaustion. Her back hurts badly ever since she fell off her horse while shooting “Black Beauty”. After many surgeries and many doctors and treatments, she will never fully recover. The wide variety of painkillers is all that keeps him going and contributes to his lifelong addiction issues.

So this is where we find it. Sipping champagne, taking the occasional pill, answering calls from lawyers and Eddie, and watching his daughter in the pool. She talks and talks and as the champagne and pills kick in a bit, she talks again. Sharing things she knows she shouldn’t, being incredibly charming and warm and funny and sweetly truthful. She never weakens, except when her back has spasms. She is quite Elizabeth. And we long for her to be in our lives again.

The filming of “Cleopatra”, interrupted after weeks of disastrous filming, is about to resume. She told them it would take a million dollars to get her back on that set and they gave it to her, calling her a bluff. So the movie that nearly bankrupted a studio and heralded one of Hollywood’s greatest love stories was days away. And you can feel the electricity in the air when she takes the call telling her that Richard Burton will be playing Mark Antony.

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It’s a beautiful piece, skillfully put together from Taylor’s own words. She really had this conversation with a biographer. It’s like watching the destiny of a life turn at some point. When we have all the answers and she has decades ahead of her. Great!

I love solo shows and I particularly like this kind of intimate monologue. Who wouldn’t want to be in that room 60 years ago watching Elizabeth Taylor talk about… anything!?

Kayla Boye’s performance leaves us a bit breathless, so close is her performance to Taylor herself. There is a beautiful presence in her, a weight, something much more than mimicry, closer to reverence, but not sickly at all. Very honest, very true. It’s remarkable and it makes for a really wonderful piece.


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This bar was voted the best in New Jersey, it’s a Big Joe favorite

There are many great saloons, bars, taverns and inns here in New Jersey and I’m proud to say I’ve had the pleasure of walking through the doors of most of them.

Asbury Park dubbed the 2nd best beach in the United States, Asbury construction in 2018

Asbury Park dubbed the 2nd best beach in the United States (Erin Vogt, Townsquare Media)

Mashed, the online foodie resource that offers news, recipes and polls its staff and subscribers, recently named the best bars in Monmouth County, then went on to say that Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey was the best bar in New Jersey. .

I can understand why they voted for The Wonder Bar as it is also one of my favorite bars here in Jersey. It’s a bar steeped in history and above all rightly nestled in the heart of “where the music lives” Asbury Park.

New Jersey Marathon runners pass the iconic Wonder Bar sign in Asbury Park in 2013

New Jersey Marathon runners pass the iconic Wonder Bar sign in Asbury Park in 2013 (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Walk into the Wonder Bar and the staff are friendly and efficient and no wonder (no pun intended) as it’s run by Lance Larson who was and still is in the top ring of musical royalty here in Jersey and Debbie DeLisa who is gracious and welcoming with her personality and she remains the best friend an animal can have by giving so much of her time and money to animal rescues and their care.

Debbie has created a yappy hour where you can bring your dog to Wonder Bar and sip your favorite drink and enjoy the outdoor tiki bar. Yappy hour is appreciated and well attended.

Bruce Springsteen on stage at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park

Bruce Springsteen on stage at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park (Tom Cunningham, Townsquare Media NJ)

Wonder Bar music has been a showcase for some of New Jersey’s best, including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Clarence Clemons and Bobby Bandiera. A few years ago, just before COVID-19, Bruce Springsteen showed up at a show I was hosting with Bobby Bandiera and he was dancing with his mom Adele.

Photo Dennis Malloy

Photo by Dennis Malloy (from the Wonder Bar Deck)

The Wonder Bar is the kind of place where you can have a few cold drinks with your friends, bring your dog and enjoy the best music Jersey has to offer. I don’t know of any other establishment here in New Jersey that offers all of these entertainment choices.

I have hosted many charities at the Wonder Bar and Debbie and Lance have been kind enough to open their doors to many great causes. The Wonder Bar is an icon in the same vein as its sister bar down the street The Stone Pony.

Asbury Park beach at sunrise

Asbury Park Beach at Sunrise (Lou Russo, Townsquare Media NJ)

Take advantage of the Wonder Bar and make it a must stop on your next trip to Asbury Park.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 weekend host Big Joe Henry. All opinions expressed are those of Big Joe.

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New Takoda sports Navy Yard’s largest rooftop bar

Six years after its Shaw debut, Takoda Restaurant & Beer Garden is unveiling a second DC location directly across from Nationals Park on Thursday, June 9.

The 7,000 square foot Millennial Magnet (1299 First Street SE), nearly twice the size of the original, replicates the Northwest layout with second-floor space and a third-floor rooftop that the fast-growing Better Hospitality Group (BHG) calls the largest in the neighborhood. There is room for 385 customers on the two floors.

“We have a lot of loyal Takoda Shaw customers who live at Navy Yard. Now they have one on their doorstep,” BHG CEO Ryan Seelbach tells Eater.

BHG executive chef Julio Estrada brings Takoda’s best-selling tots, boneless chicken wings, six types of slider burgers and a cheeseburger with a seven-ounce prime rib and mixed brisket patty. A pocket section also includes barbecue chicken, pulled pork, roasted portobello sandwiches and a buffalo chicken wrap.

Entrees like a basket of fried pickles, truffle fries and fish and chips are also part of a late-night weekend menu, with a new take-out window dedicated to orders (11 p.m. to 1 a.m. ).

Coming out of COVID-19, Seelbach says its new BHG bars are prioritizing large open outdoor spaces year-round. Its months-old Boardwalk Bar & Arcade on the Wharf has a long patio and an airy, wraparound bar. The Easy Company waterside wine bar will pop up on an airy, fountain-framed piece of the quayside this summer.

Takoda’s rooftop will remain open year-round.
Daniel Swartz for Takoda

New menu drops include a trio of salads (Chicken Caesar, Spicy Chicken, and a Taco Salad in a Fried Tortilla Shell). Other Takoda firsts include a build-your-own burger option and a seven-day-a-week happy hour (at Shaw, it’s just Tuesday through Thursday).

Back by popular demand, Takoda’s “WAP” shooter, which came out on Shaw last summer in unison with Cardi B’s hit song The Returning Shooter, which was ahead of the curve with the now-hot Blue Curaçao, also includes rum, passion fruit, ginger, mint, lemon, and lime ($8 each or $39 for six).

Eight on-site frozen drink machines are tasked with swirling two types of spiked slushies: BHG’s ever-popular frose (rose, vodka, strawberry, peach) and a “Rum Bae” (rum, pineapple, strawberry, coconut, lime). The latter is an ode to the decades-old Florida resort town of Rum Bay where the BHG senior team stayed during a retreat this year.

Navy Yard’s Bottomless Brunch goes live immediately this weekend, with a 90-minute time limit for mimosas and three courses ($53), from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A 24-line draw system dispenses 16 mostly local beers and eight cocktails, including BHG’s greatest hits (the Takoda mule, Boardwalk mojito, and Cortez margarita). There are 24 lines on the roof and 48 around its bar on the second level.

The shiny new Takoda Navy Yard incorporates and updates design elements from the original, like creeping ivy on the walls.
Daniel Swartz for Takoda

A daily happy hour (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) includes $3 sliders, $7 Old Bay toddlers, and rail, draft, and frozen beers, wines, bubbles, and cocktails ($6 to $9).

Schedules start on weekdays from 4 p.m. and on weekends at 11 a.m. for brunch. Takoda plans to stay open Monday through Wednesday until 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., Thursday until midnight, Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m., and Sunday until 10 p.m. During Washington Nationals home game days, Takoda plans to open earlier and stay open later.

Seelbach says the Shaw and Navy Yard neighborhoods of Takoda share the same customer base.

“There are a lot of young residents in both who want to be within walking distance of entertainment and great bars and restaurants,” he says.

Takoda Shaw, opened in 2016, kicked off the DC Group’s expansion streak that included the Cortez taco and tequila bar in Shaw and Boardwalk bars in Penn Quarter and the Wharf.

“Beyond my current family, Takoda is my most treasured asset. I’m extremely excited to be launching my second baby, so to speak,” Seelbach says.

An oval-shaped central bar on the second floor has 48 tap lines.
Daniel Swartz for Takoda

A second-floor take-out window sends out late-night snacks.
Daniel Swartz for Takoda

Takoda is about a 30 second walk from Nationals Park.
Daniel Swartz for Takoda

Takoda Navy Yard features a mix of bar seating, high tables, and bright blue booths.
Daniel Swartz for Takoda

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Bars, restaurants lose interest in Jackson’s social district after several delays

JACKSON, MI — Jackson’s long-awaited social neighborhood didn’t launch as planned over Memorial Day weekend, and downtown restaurants are starting to lose interest.

The District was scheduled to launch on Friday, May 27, the same day as the first Downtown Cruise-In for 2022. But that didn’t happen because those responsible were tied to other projects, director Cory Mays executive of the Jackson Downtown Development Authority, said.

Related: A few final touches are added, but Jackson’s Social Neighborhood should launch soon

“There are a lot of moving parts in the Social Quarter, and we want to make sure we get it right,” Mays said. “We don’t want to rush.”

A social district allows patrons to legally purchase alcohol and consume it in designated outdoor areas. The Jackson City Council approved the creation of a downtown neighborhood in April 2021, and it was hoped to be operational in the summer of 2021.

However, its launch has been delayed a few times in part due to a lack of restaurant participation, which the restaurants say may be partly due to a lack of communication about the District’s participation and operation.

While business owners said they have been patient about the impending start of the social district, many are frustrated that it is being delayed yet again. This includes Liz Wiginton, owner of The Crazy Cowboy, who said the restaurant will not be participating in the district this year.

“I was kind of interested, but now we’re not,” Wiginton said. “I feel like I don’t have answers to some of my questions.”

In 2021, The Crazy Cowboy, 215 S. Mechanic St., was one of five restaurants and bars that originally accepted and registered to participate in the Social Quarter, out of 15 eligible to enroll.

The others were Ogma Brewery Co., 129 E. Michigan Ave.; Nite Lite, 145 W. Pearl St.; Veritas, 151 W. Michigan Ave., and Grand River Brewery, 117 W. Louis Glick Highway.

Related: 5 Restaurants Join Jackson’s Social District But Still Awaiting State Approval

During the delays, Wiginton said the restaurant has seen success in cocktails and take-out drinks, which the state approved in 2020. That’s more useful than the neighborhood would be, she said. .

Related: Michigan Senate Approves To-Go Cocktails, Outdoor Beverage Districts

“We’re doing so well with it that we don’t want to change it,” Wiginton said. “At that time, people couldn’t eat so much and we were looking to increase our liquor sales. We’re doing fine as we are now, and we’re not the bar we used to be.

Veritas and Ogma Brewing Co. have re-registered and are awaiting city and state approval. While Ogma Brewing Co. is excited to eventually participate, it wants the city to launch the district as soon as possible, co-owner Andrew Volk said.

“We believe a social neighborhood has utility in creating a better connected downtown and is a feature that would help smaller food and beverage establishments like us during busier weekends,” Volk said. . “However, if the city doesn’t follow through this summer, I don’t expect any of the currently listed companies to invest in it in the future.”

Town Bar, 121 E. Cortland St., is interested in the neighborhood but understands why many restaurants are hesitant to join, manager Katti Chivington said.

A lack of information and unanswered questions, such as who could provide the cups, how the district would be run and the costs, prevented Town Bar from signing up the first time around, Chivington said.

“There’s definitely an opportunity for that,” Chivington said. “There just isn’t a lot of communication about it. Many (places) are in the dark and don’t know the plans. They are afraid to get on board and to understand as they go along. It’s one of those things you have to be prepared for. »

But, the DDA is not giving up on the social district just yet and still expects to launch it this year, Mays said.

The DDA will again focus on the project since many summer events have either started, he said. Over the next few weeks, the DDA plans to deliver applications to eligible restaurants and answer questions from some owners, he said.

“We have a few more pieces to put in place,” Mays said. “We have to finish some things on our side. We are a little bogged down by many other projects that were priorities. We need to complete our outreach to our downtown bar and restaurant owners to have all their paperwork filed.

The DDA is ready to print maps, rules and other items to activate the social district, Mays previously said. The group is also ready to provide logo cups to all participating businesses, he said, adding that they only needed the restaurant’s participation.

Mays did not provide an alternate date for the district’s launch. However, he previously said that the DDA had set a goal of eight registered participants to make the district a reality.

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Longtime Palo Alto sports bar, The Old Pro, to close June 19 | New

The Old Pro in Palo Alto on October 2, 2019. The longtime local business is scheduled to close on June 19, 2022. Photo by Sammy Dallal.

Originally opened in 1964, The Old Pro has long been Palo Alto’s classic sports bar, even as Silicon Valley grew around it. The walls are lined with vintage pennants featuring now-defunct teams like the World Soccer League’s Philadelphia Bell and framed Sports Illustrated covers from a time when printing full-color photographs took weeks of planning.

Later, the bar also drew crowds for late-night must-haves, including its mechanical bull Bucky, beer towers and shotskis. Open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, The Old Pro is one of the few places in the quiet Midpeninsula for a late-night drink. On June 1, the company announced its permanent closure after its last day on June 19.

The (old) Old Pro opened under a different name on El Camino Real near Page Mill Road and the Oregon Expressway nearly 60 years ago, and Steve Sinchek bought the business in 1994. He opened the The Old Pro’s second location in downtown Palo Alto about a decade later, and the El Camino bar closed in 2007 with a final blowout where its TVs were sold to patrons for $20.

The Old Pro’s current location meant moving its dive bar environment to downtown Palo Alto’s trendiest location in a space with floor-to-ceiling windows. Yet The Old Pro retained its classic sports memorabilia decor and continued to welcome everyone from little leaguers to college students and venture capitalists. During major sporting events, the bar would come alive and transform into a space filled with hordes of fans decked out in the red, white and blue of American football and the red and gold of the 49ers.

Sinchek pointed to the pandemic pushing away work groups and rising food, rent and labor costs as the main factors behind the bar’s closure in interviews with The Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle, although it still operates Local 271 nearby. media thank community members and ask customers to share photos and stories.

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After nearly six decades, Palo Alto’s beloved sports bar is closing

The Old Pro, one of the most beloved and oldest sports bars on the peninsula, is closing permanently on June 19.

The downtown Palo Alto bar, which opened under a different name in 1964, announced the closure on social media Wednesday night. Owner Steve Sinchek said the big bar was struggling to survive amid various pressures: rising food and labor costs, expensive rent and a pandemic business crisis that didn’t go away. never recovered. The shift to remote working meant local tech companies that regularly hosted parties at the Old Pro lost business, Sinchek said. With the pandemic, large groups don’t come as much anymore.

“We had a hemorrhage of money every month. Nothing on the horizon seemed to change that,” he said.

The lease for the space at 541 Ramona St. wasn’t in effect until 2025, but Sinchek said he negotiated a buyout. Most Old Pro staff will relocate to Sinchek’s neighboring Palo Alto restaurant, Local Union 271.

The peninsula has mourned the loss of several watering hole institutions in recent years, including Antonio’s Nut House in Palo Alto, the Oasis in Menlo Park, and Los Altos waiting for the Boardwalk Bar. A Facebook post announcing the closure of the Old Pro drew dozens of posts from longtime customers lamenting the end of a local era.

For decades, locals and students have flocked to the rowdy bar to watch pro and college sports games, drink from beer towers and ride the famous mechanical bull. It’s one of the few places in Palo Alto that stays open late, until 1 a.m. on weekends — a draw for Stanford University students and homeschoolers on break . Every inch of the bar’s walls is covered in sports paraphernalia and Bay Area TVs. Old Pro often hosted events for local high school sports teams.

It’s usually a busy season for the sports bar, with the NBA Finals and Stanford graduation just around the corner.

The original Old Pro, formerly called Coaches’ Corner, opened in a space near Page Mill Road and El Camino Real. Sinchek, a frequent dive bar patron, bought the business in 1994. He moved it to its current location in 2002, where it has become a downtown staple. In 2006, he remodeled the bar, expanded it into an adjoining space, and added the mechanical bull.

Even before the pandemic, business started to slow down, Sinchek said. The former pro began to see more competition from businesses in nearby booming downtowns like Redwood City and Mountain View.

“Once COVID hit, obviously the wheels fell off and we never really recovered,” he said.

Elena Kadvany is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected]: @ekadvany

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Out! Raleigh Pride returns in person on June 25, 2022 for our official 10-year anniversary! Join us on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh for an action-packed, family-friendly, inclusive event with activities for all ages. From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the event features live entertainment, local vendors and artists, great food, a KidsZone, and a beer garden! There are no admission fees.

This event is an important way to raise the funds needed to support the Raleigh LGBT Center and all of its 20 incredible community programs. Our latest in-person event brought together thousands of people on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, our friends and families.

Over the past decade, the event has become an integral part of downtown Raleigh’s culture, promoting diversity, awareness and a sense of inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community. Each year has been more successful than the last, and this year will be no exception!

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Cafe workers’ union tackles sexual harassment in bars and restaurants

Many restaurant workers regularly face sexual harassment from customers. FNV Horeca has offered to set up a hotline for workers to report, according to AT5.

Brechje Bevers, who worked from the age of 19 to 23 in a bar in Amsterdam, is all too familiar with this type of behavior. When she was cleaning glasses in the bar, for example: “I asked a guy if I could pass, then he turned around and squeezed my breasts,” she recalled in an interview with AT5. “I realized that I had almost never felt the feeling of being pushed into a corner so much.”

Sexual harassment could range from an inappropriate comment to a slap on the butt to something more violent, like what Bevers experienced. Bevers said it could happen every night and his co-workers have experienced it too.

“It’s an open topic. Undesirable behavior and sexual bullying are not always acknowledged and acknowledged,” said Edwin Vlek of FNV Horeca.

Although catering staff can report such incidents to their supervisors or contact a health and safety doctor, they do not have a centralized hotline to share their experiences. Larger bars and restaurants must appoint a confidential counsellor, while the Sexual Violence Center can put employees in touch with therapists.

But Vlek told AT5 that wasn’t enough, in his view. There are power dynamics in the industry that make it harder for victims to report, he said. FNV Horeca itself has received dozens of reports over the past year from both men and women.

People are divided on the usefulness of the proposed helpline. “I would be more in favor of a mandatory confidential counselor within the restaurant industry, who then has to report this,” Bevers suggested.

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How Northern California hotels are turning leftover soap into new bars for those in need

You might not be the last person to use that bar of soap you left in your hotel room.

That’s because lodging properties around the world, including several in North Bay, are taking steps to turn used bars of soap into new. And instead of garbage, renewed bars of soap may end up in the hands of some poor people around the world.

“It’s actually costing us money, but it’s the right thing to do,” said Gary Stymus, general manager of the Best Western Corte Madera Inn in Marin County. “It’s not really something that we announced. This is part of our general recycling program. We try to divert as much as possible to different recycling streams. »

More than 25 North Bay hotels have signed up with Orlando-based Clean the World and have collected a total of 17,562 pounds of soap, one small bar at a time.

It’s easy to collect that much soap based on a 2019 study from Boston University revealing that the #1 amenity used by hotel guests is the provided bar of soap.

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Chris Johansen, one of the owners of Embrace Calistoga, a five-room property in Napa County, has worked with Clean the World since it opened in 2011.

“We pay the membership and we pay the shipping (to ship the soap to Florida),” Johansen told the Business Journal. “It’s not about saving money. But it’s better than every week to put I don’t know how many plastic objects in the recycling, and the soap bar would go to the trash in a landfill.

Whether a product has obviously been used or not, each is replaced at Embrace Calistoga.

At the Farmhouse Inn in Forestville, Sonoma County, guests are encouraged to cut whatever soap they need from a specialty long bar and are then encouraged to take what’s left with them at the end of their stay.

You won’t find bar soap at Waters Edge in Tiburon. Hotel Marin uses EO Products, a San Rafael company. Employees use one-gallon jugs to refill dispensers in rooms. These larger containers can then be filled by EO.

The Country Inn and Suites by Radisson in Dixon and the Holiday Inn Express in Vacaville, both in Solano County, are among the hotels throwing used bars in the trash.

The days of small toiletry bottles are numbered in California. As of January 1, 2023, properties with more than 50 rooms cannot legally provide these tiny bottles of shampoo and the like. In 2024, the same law applies to all accommodation establishments.

Wall-mounted dispensers will do, as will bottles of at least 6 ounces. These tiny bottles that are the norm today usually hold no more than 3 ounces of product.

Benefits of recycling

Since its inception, Clean the World has delivered 70 million bars of soap to 127 countries.

“When we started the business in 2009, 9,000 children a day were dying from pneumonia and diarrheal diseases. In 2020, before COVID, that had been reduced by 65%,” founder Shawn Seipler told the Business Journal. By providing soap to countries with hygiene problems, Clean the World helps people live longer.

Although the impact is enormous, Seipler is quick to point out that 2 million children worldwide (before the pandemic) were dying from diseases that could be prevented with good hygiene.

He said it was difficult to assess needs today, especially with the war in Ukraine and the ongoing pandemic.

“I wouldn’t say the needs are going down,” Seipler said. “There are always humanitarian responses that need to happen.”

Clean the World has provided hygiene kits to those on the US-Mexico border, as well as those affected by natural disasters, including wildfire victims in North Bay.

At the height of the pandemic, Clean the World reconfigured its hygiene kit manufacturing program. Before COVID, this was often a team-building exercise or corporate volunteer opportunity. The nonprofit has moved to sending kits directly to employees. The complete kits, which contain a host of products, could then be donated to a local charity, such as a homeless shelter or women’s centre.

Three San Rafael companies participated: Autodesk assembled 5,000 kits; Enterprise Events Group and The Dutra Group each collected 1,000 kits, according to Clean the World.

Pandemic impact

Because hotels are just recovering from being devastated by a lack of travelers at the height of the pandemic, Clean the World predicts it will be 18 months before its portfolio contains 9,000 properties – the number it was. in 2019. It is closer to 8,000 today.

These hotels pay to play. In the United States, the cost is between 50 and 80 cents per room. So a hotel with 100 rooms would pay between $50 and $80 per month, regardless of occupancy. Fees include delivery of empty collection bins, postage to be sent to Clean the World, welcome materials and training information. The price varies according to the volume of rooms.

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Convicted of assault after prison guard killed outside Saratoga Springs bar, man sent to jail

BALLSTON SPA — A Saratoga Springs man who pleaded guilty to a felony related to a fight that ended in the death of a retired state corrections officer was sentenced to 4½ in prison on Wednesday.

Judge Chad W. Brown imposed the sentence on James Garafalo during an afternoon appearance in Saratoga County Court. Brown also ordered him five years of post-release supervision.

James Garafalo, 28, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault last March after he and his brother, Jordan Garafalo, allegedly started a fight with Mark French, 56, at Clancy’s Tavern last August. According to French’s friend Kevin Gordon, French died after being thrown onto the sidewalk, hitting his head and going into cardiac arrest on Caroline Street.

Jordan Garafalo, 39, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges last December and is free on $100,000 bond.

French, then living in South Carolina, died at Albany Medical Center on August 15, 2021, the day after his injury. French, a retiree from Great Meadow Correctional Institution in Comstock, was visiting the town, his former home, with his son Nick French. They were at Clancy’s, a well-known local bar, celebrating a $2,000 win at Saratoga Racetrack.

Around 11 p.m., the father and son called an Uber. Gordon said that as they were leaving, the brothers, who allegedly caused trouble in the bar, came up behind Nick French and allegedly “kicked” him on the head.

Mark French, a 6ft 5in cancer survivor, saw him and went to help his son. Then he was punched in the back of the head.

“He fell so hard,” Gordon told The Times Union last year. “When he went to Albany Med, they put him on life support. But he was on blood thinners and he took such a beating, he didn’t have a chance. He never got out of it. It’s foolish, simply foolish.”

Prior to French’s death, the Garafalo brothers, who own J. Garafalo and Son Asphalt Paving of Wilton, faced other recent charges. Police blotters, as printed in Saratoga Today, note that in 2021, Saratoga Springs police charged Jordan Garafalo with felony assault, harassment, criminal mischief, criminal contempt, criminal possession of a weapon and acts intended to harm a child under the age of 17.

James Garafalo was charged with criminal mischief in 2021.

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What is beauty without water? | Marie Claire

Once upon a time, water took first place in almost every beauty formula. Whether the product in question was designed for skin, hair or makeup, it didn’t matter – good ol’ H2O was the first component on the ingredient list, where it was prized for its user-friendly emulsions, its non-sticky finish and satisfactory foam.

But the tide has turned. Brands are increasingly creating waterless products and instead relying on butters and oils to get results. This change has a ton of eco-potential, reducing waste and, of course, the water itself.

Despite their recent rise, the bars, powders, and concentrates that fill shelves today aren’t exactly new. In fact, the first shampoo bars debuted in 1987, thanks to Lush co-founder Mo Constantine and cosmetic chemist Stan Krysztal. There have always been “anhydrous, or ‘waterless’ products, such as face and body oils, balms, sticks and powders,” says cosmetic chemist Marisa Plescia, researcher at retailer NakedPoppy. own beauty products. “But over the past few years, we’ve seen this category grow with new ideas and new concepts.”

Rather than renaming products that never contained water to begin with, brands are developing waterless versions of traditionally water-based formulas, such as cleansers and conditioners.

Logistics also plays a role in its development. As consumers have largely shifted from store shelves to scrolling pages, products have adapted accordingly. As companies competed for shelf space with shiny, oversized bottles, says Jenkins, “shipping water around the world just doesn’t make sense anymore.” Remove water from the equation and you get a smaller, lighter product to transport, which can translate into cost savings. (However, it’s hard to say if brands pass these savings on to consumers. Additionally, “the cost of anhydrous materials can [actually] be higher,” says Plescia. “Water is cheap, while waxes, oils, butters and powders often aren’t.”)

Ultimately, however, it’s all about supply and demand: sustainability is finally having its day, and foregoing water in a given product can create a domino effect of environmental benefits down the road. throughout its life cycle. “Over the past couple of years, consumers have become increasingly aware of the need to protect natural resources broadly and to be more mindful of water conservation specifically,” says Mia Davis, vice -President of Sustainability and Impact at Credo Beauty, a clean beauty company. retailer. And where consumers go, so do businesses. “It’s becoming increasingly clear to investors and companies that making products — and disposing of them — is having a huge impact on our young consumers,” says Boma Brown-West, director of consumer health at Environmental DefenseFund. The cosmetics industry is responsible for approximately 120 billion beauty packages produced each year, most of which are never recycled. “It’s important for companies to recognize that they have an environmental footprint and actually take action to address it.”

Size, in this case, matters. Since water equals volume, waterless beauty products are literally smaller than their traditional counterparts, which can have an eco-friendly ripple effect. “Because you reduce the size of a product, you invariably reduce the amount of packaging needed,” says Brown-West. This could significantly limit the item’s total carbon footprint. “Smaller product means more space in the truck to store more product,” she explains. “It can help reduce the amount of fuel used to transport each product.” It can also reduce the amount of emissions, like carbon and air pollutants.

Then there is the benefit of recycling. Some waterless products, such as solid bars, allow for more consistent recycling across the line. “If the result of making a product without water reduces the need for smaller components, like caps, or materials that aren’t accepted by recycling programs, like pumps with metal parts, then it could there’s a benefit,” says Karen Hagerman, director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

That’s what led entrepreneur Kate McLeod to seek alternative packaging for her eponymous line of solid hydration bars, which she calls Stones. “Our strong formula forced me to look at packaging differently,” says McLeod, who ultimately settled on a bamboo backing that was both pretty and durable enough to be reused.

Speaking of the (environmental) devil – i.e. plastic – waterless formulas allow products to be packaged without anything because, depending on the formula, there are fewer worries about drips or leaks. This is what led to the creation of HiBar, a line of plastic-free hair and skin care bars. “We looked at different product forms, like solubles and refills, and concluded that our best chance of providing our customers with a high-quality product was simply to remove the water from the formulation,” says Dion Hughes, co-founder of the brand. And that’s a big deal, given that fossil fuels are the primary ingredient in plastic production. Around 91% of plastic is never recycled, leading to it endlessly accumulating in oceans and landfills.

Another advantage: preservatives are not really necessary. After all, bacteria live their best life wading through a water-rich environment; conversely, “in anhydrous formulas, bacteria find it more difficult to grow since there is no water, so this risk is lower,” specifies Plescia. And fewer preservatives is a good thing, adds Jenkins, because “everything we use in our shower goes down the drain and into our water systems.”

These are all promising and eco-friendly reasons to swap your shampoo bottle for a bar. That said, it’s important to think about these things in context – not all waterless formulas are created equal. “A water-free product doesn’t necessarily mean the formula is more durable, took less energy or carbon to make, or has a great safety profile,” Davis says. “Water is a major piece of the puzzle of more sustainable products, but ‘waterless’ products may or may not be better for the environment or for you, the user.”

Part of that is because while H2O might be irrelevant, there’s still a whole lot more to it. “With higher levels of other ingredients, the sustainability of those ingredients themselves can be called into question,” says Plescia.

Plus, Davis points out that if you’re taking hour-long showers and drinking from single-use plastic water bottles, choosing a waterless beauty product won’t matter much. “Beauty without water can be great, but it won’t solve the water crisis,” she says.

To put a pin in the sustainability conversation for a second, waterless beauty products have a whole host of other benefits, like gaining in potency and convenience. They tend to be more concentrated, which means they contain more nutrients, vitamins, and other beneficial compounds. “What I noticed visiting different African communities was that the herbs, oils and butters were all so rich and pure,” says 54 Thrones founder Christina Funke Tegbe, whose beauty line is rooted in waterless body butters. “A little really goes a long way. The advantage, therefore, is a more concentrated, more effective product that goes further, because no water is used to reduce it. And frequent travelers, behold: Some waterless products can be a travel dream, eliminating a step down the ever-anxiety TSA line.

Yet, there are still downsides to these amplified formulations. A big consideration? The texture. While emulsions, like your average lotion, can be smooth and satiny on application, “an anhydrous formula, like a balm, can be heavier with an occasional greasy feel, which may not be desired by some consumers. “, explains Plescia.

Before adding a product to the cart, do your research on the brand itself. On the one hand, there’s always the risk of being overlooked in an industry that has historically left women of color behind, Brown-West notes, adding that waterless brands need to consider the specific needs of women of color when of product formulation. (For example, some brands only offer one solid shampoo option, instead of considering all hair textures, including natural hair, when making them.) is, is high wherever sustainability is involved. Some products have always been waterless, says Hagerman, (think powder blush) and calling them “waterless” is just a way to cash in on the hype.

Nuances notwithstanding, experts and founders agree that waterless products are a positive net development for the beauty industry – and certainly better than buying products with non-recyclable packaging filled with unsustainable ingredients. Although they may take some getting used to, it is worth it. As Jenkins says, “In the end, your hair and the planet will thank you.”

This story appears in the May 2022 issue of Marie Claire.

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Archbishop of San Francisco Bans Pelosi from Communion Due to Abortion | Nancy Pelosi

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Nancy Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco banned her from receiving communion there because of her steadfast support for abortion rights, which she reinforced as judges in the Supreme Court are weighing in on finalizing a draft ruling banning pregnancy termination in more than half of the counties.

In a letter to the Speaker of the United States House and posted on his Twitter account, ultra-conservative Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone argued that “Pelosi’s stance on abortion has only become more extreme over the years, especially in recent months,” and he had decided to block it. of communion after she ignored his demands for an explanation of her position to him.

Cordileone – the archbishop of San Francisco since 2012 – accused Pelosi of not “understanding the grave harm she is doing, the outrage she is causing and the danger to her own soul that she is risking”. He said he should stop her from receiving Communion until she “publicly denies her support for abortion”.

“Know that I find no pleasure in fulfilling my pastoral duty here,” Cordileone added in his letter, which he said served as public notice of his decision to Bay Area Catholics.

The missive praised Pelosi for ‘her advocacy for caring for the poor and vulnerable’, said the decision was apolitical and called the longtime Democratic congresswoman a ‘sister in Christ’, but she also called out the president of the House to confess and repent.

Pelosi, who has often mentioned his faith in Catholicism, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Cordileone.

Cordileone’s letter comes after a May 2 leaked draft ruling that showed the conservative Supreme Court majority was prepared to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that essentially legalized abortion nationwide.

Abortion would be banned in 26 states if Roe v Wade is overturned.

Although the conservatives celebrated the leak, the liberals protested strongly, including by staging demonstrations in the streets.

Pelosi has been at the forefront of objections, including appearing on CNN last week and calling the current Supreme Court makeup “dangerous to families and freedoms in our country.”

During that interview, Pelosi predicted that the Supreme Court would also seek to ban contraception and same-sex marriage if Roe v Wade were to fall, which the Speaker of the House said would be “an abomination, one worst and most damaging decisions in modern history. ”

“Understand that,” Pelosi said. “It’s not just about terminating a pregnancy.”

Politically, Catholic Democrats who support abortion rights often draw criticism from other members of their religion. A prominent Catholic Democrat who opposes abortion is Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, although he has also pledged to veto legislation that would criminalize abortion.

Cordileone has built its reputation on its outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage. He has previously said that many of his views are actually quite similar to those of Pope Francis, although Cordileone has posited that the world leader of Catholicism might just be better at communicating them.

Last year, Francis told Joe Biden to continue receiving communion as conservatives pushed for the Democratic US president to be denied the sacrament over his support for abortion rights.

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Restaurant Review: Nonna Dora’s Pasta Bar in Kips Bay

In kitchen mythology, no archetype is more powerful than the grandmother, and the most powerful of all is the nonna. Even if you’re not Italian, you probably have some idea of ​​how the archetypal Italian grandma looks and, more specifically, how she cooks.

Pick a major cooking website and you can search for recipes for Nonna’s Meatballs, Nonna’s Gnocchi, Nonna’s Minestrone, Nonna’s Schnitzel, Nonna’s Brodo, Nonna’s Tiramisu, etc., prepared by an army of nonnas brandishing wooden spoons, rolling pins and sprigs of rosemary. One has to wonder what these women might have done if they had been let out of the kitchen.

Restaurants have taken advantage of the nonna factor in their marketing. Some type the word on a dish made with a recipe from the chef’s grandmother. On Staten Island, Enoteca Maria supplements a fairly common Italian-American menu with several dishes each night from a rotating cast of nonnas. Italy initially supplied them all, but for some years now the kitchen has been welcoming grandmothers from other countries, such as Nonna Kathy from Uzbekistan and Nonna Pauline from Trinidad.

But few places have carried Grandma’s mark as far as Nonna Dora’s Pasta Bar. There is a real Dora, whose legal name is Addolorata Marzovilla, and she is a real nonna, born 86 years ago in Puglia. The pasta is hers, rolled and shaped by her hands in a glass-roofed workshop inside the dining room. The pasta bar itself is also hers. She opened it in February in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood, the first business she owned after making pasta for more than 30 years at restaurants owned by her son, Nicola.

The latest and oldest of them, I Trulli, closed permanently last year. Ms Marzovilla apparently did not retire well.

“She hated it,” her son said one evening, stopping by my table to suggest a bottle of Chianti. “I had to build her this restaurant so she had something to do.”

When Mrs. Marzovilla gets restless, my best advice is to be hungry. She bakes about 20 kinds of pasta a day — 40 batches in total, if you include the gluten-free option of each variety. Some are rarely seen in New York. One is barely known outside Puglia, where Marzovillas originate: ceci e tria, chickpeas mixed with boiled and fried noodles, rolled into little crispy golden tubes that look like empty cannoli. One theory on this e tria, more formally ciceri e tria, holds that the fried strips of dough were intended to offset the taste of the meat, which few Apulian families could afford. My own guess is that the dish was invented by a restless nonna pushed to the heights of ingenuity by too many plain chickpea pasta nights.

A better-known product from Puglia’s hard times is grano arso flour, ground from charred wheat kernels salvaged from the fields after the stalks have been cut and burnt to the ground. Ms. Marzovilla kneads the flour into long, thin tubes of maccheroncini, then contrasts their bread-crust flavor with the sweet peas and tender strands of duck confit.

The standards are there too. The fluffy black strands of Nonna Dora’s spaghetti neri retain their squiggles and creases after being dressed with bottarga butter and toasted breadcrumbs. Thin, translucent pappardelle tangles with wild boar ragout in a broth that contains just enough tomato to give it the color of a terracotta planter. The cannelloni, in delicate leafy greens, doesn’t quite contain the filling that spills onto the plate – whipped ricotta with burrata to a smoothness that suggests fior di latte gelato if you could heat it without melt it.

I could complain that the cavatelli seem heavy and dull, but I suspect that has less to do with the pasta itself than with its filling: chopped broccoli and almonds that don’t quite match a sauce.

In addition to putting Ms. Marzovilla’s skills center stage, turning the pasta into the main event makes Nonna Dora’s feel more in tune with how people eat now than I Trulli. Those cuts of meat and fish that tend to be the least interesting part of a traditional Italian meal, no matter how good, have been eliminated from the menu. The idea of ​​secondi lives on in the form of large platters for two or more—bistecca Fiorentina, zuppa di pesce—that must be ordered a day in advance.

But the focus is on the things most of us go to Italian restaurants for. A night at Nonna Dora’s might start with a velvety pink mortadella or a sweet-salty culatello, and maybe a few crystalline chunks of two-year-old Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Dried fava beans cooked and mashed with dandelion greens – fave e cicoria – might not sound as appealing as a charcuterie platter, but I could probably eat these once a week. I won’t go over the so-called octopus salad – a salad with a not-so-tender octopus leg sitting on top. Fried calamari strips spilling out of a wax paper bag are fun even if the marinara you’re supposed to dip them in is a little thin. The kitchen must keep the best of the sauce for the aubergine in the oven, a setting as pure and convincing as possible for the pleasures of southern Italy.

You eat it all either at tall tables squeezed next to Mrs. Marzovilla’s glass den, or on a stool along a long counter that faces the stove at the other end and shelves of arcane liquor at the other. When you imagine a grandmother in the kitchen, the scene might include a small glass of wine discreetly hidden behind the can of flour. You don’t necessarily envision a top notch cocktail bar, but Nonna Dora’s has one.

Many drinkers will see the Negroni section on the first page of the menu, a growing list with 11 at the last count, and decide to work their way through the whole group. (Negroni Tre has a stiff spine of evergreens, while Negroni Cinque invokes a forager’s basket of wild herbs.)

It’s a nice answer, but the plot thickens on the next page. At the top are Aviation, The Last Word, and other classics; the background is devoted to tiki drinks. Both categories are deeply rooted in Italian minds; the idea behind the tiki tribute was the observation that Italians are behind a number of great rums, including the Capovilla sugarcane rum that goes into the anise-flavored pineapple punch called Frangipane.

As you try to keep the mint sprig and Frangipane’s paper umbrella out of your eyes, you may look around and notice that the most notable thing missing from dinner at Nonna Dora’s Pasta Bar is Nonna Dora’s -same. His workshop, so productive during the day, is mainly used at night for the presentation of desserts. Mrs. Marzovilla, presumably, is at home, gathering strength to prepare the next day’s orrecchiete (in a shiny rabbit stew with tomatoes) and ribbed saffron-tinged malloreddus (shiny with a tomato-sausage sauce).

Who can blame him for a few hours of rest? At the same time, I can’t help but hope that her restaurant will start serving lunch, and that when it does, she’ll be at her post, squeezing some dough on her thumb to put the dimples in those orrecchiete .

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Business slows in downtown bars during Milwaukee Bucks playoff game

Two days after gunfire broke out in Milwaukee’s downtown entertainment district, injuring 21 people and triggering a curfew order, bars and restaurants saw significantly smaller crowds on Sunday afternoon to watch the NBA playoffs.

The Milwaukee Bucks canceled their watch party at the Deer District plaza outside the Fiserv Forum, and it appeared business was slow at several downtown hotspots that had been bustling in previous games.

Those who ventured out said they weren’t worried about their safety but expected weekend violence to affect attendance in the short term.

Matt Painter lives near the Deer District and said he usually goes out to watch Bucks games. He was one of three dozen people present at the Beer Garden on Sunday during the whistleblowing. The area is usually crowded during playoff games.

“I don’t think one serious incident can ruin the Deer District. I think it’s still a good home environment,” he said. “I always feel safe here.”

He said the shootings will likely affect business in the area in the immediate future, as he thinks people will be reluctant to travel downtown.

Max Bradshaw, assistant general manager of Oak Barrel Public House, a block from the Fiserv Forum on North King Drive, said he thought fewer families would bring their children to the area.

But he believed Milwaukee would bounce back.

“People like to have short memories like that,” he said.

On Sunday, some bars seemed to have steady traffic, but most were sparsely populated. The streets were quiet and the outside tables of most bars were empty.

Bars and restaurants along North Water Street saw few people during the Milwaukee Bucks playoff game on Sunday afternoon.  The street was the scene of two shootings Friday night after the previous game, including one that injured 17 people.

Sunday’s calm tone contrasted with the chaotic scene on Friday after the Bucks lost Game 6. Large crowds had swelled in the streets in what was almost an early festival atmosphere that spilled out of control – with loud music, clouds of smoke and people stopping traffic for impromptu dance parties.

Demetre Davis, who works at McGillicuddy’s – located at the intersection where 17 people were shot – criticized police for not doing enough to control crowds on Friday.

“You have crowds of 50 people standing on the corner in front of the businesses,” he said.

He suggested making the Entertainment District a pedestrian zone with more security.

When asked if the security situation would improve in the area, Davis replied that “it depends on how they (the police) start enforcing things.”

“People are always going to carry guns,” Davis said. “(If) the police sit back, let it go, then they won’t do anything.”

A Stop the Violence sign was posted outside the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 15, 2022. In addition to a curfew, following a series of shootings Friday night following the Bucks' loss to Boston to force a Game 7 on Sunday afternoon, the Bucks opted to cancel watch party in the plaza outside the Fiserv Forum.

Milwaukee police said downtown Saturday night was “peaceful and uneventful” and no citations for curfew violations were issued.

There was no indication Sunday that criminal charges had yet been filed against any of the 11 people Milwaukee police said they arrested Friday night.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson imposed a Saturday and Sunday night curfew, beginning at 11 p.m., for people under 21 in downtown neighborhoods bordered by Knapp and State Streets, Vel Phillips Avenue and Broadway.

In enacting the curfew, Johnson urged people who wanted to cause trouble to stay away from downtown.

“To put it simply, if you intend to loiter, if you intend to act, to cut, if you intend to do anything illegal, then my message is simple: don’t come not here,” Johnson said.

However, violence was reported elsewhere in the city overnight.

Two people, a 28-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, were killed in separate shootings early Sunday morning.

Nine minors have been victims of homicide this year in Milwaukee, according to police. Four were killed last week.

An emergency curfew sign hangs on the corner of East Juneau and North King Drive in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 15, 2022. In addition to the curfew, following a series of shootings Friday night after the Bucks loss to Boston to force a Game 7 on Sunday afternoon, the Bucks opted to cancel watch party in the plaza outside the Fiserv Forum.

On Saturday evening, officers scoured the area around North Water Street in small groups.

Still, some people made the decision to go out for the night.

One woman, Shannon King, said it was always important to have a social life.

She also said more could be done to engage young people in the city and that elected officials should hold community meetings to hear residents’ ideas on how to improve the city.

“There are a lot of different people in Milwaukee who have great ideas,” King said. “We just need to come together and stick together as a community.”

Sentinel Journal’s Drake Bentley contributed to this report.

Contact Sophie Carson at (414) 223-5512 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @SCarson_News.

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Bar veteran Collin Nicholas brings old-school whiskey lounge vibes to the Pearl District

The cocktail scene in the Pearl District continues to grow, as a new lounge with returning sensibilities from bar veteran Collin Nicholas heads to the space that once housed the Vault Cocktail Bar. Opening in mid-June, Fools and Horses will feature raw bars and steakhouse cuisine, a vintage-inspired whiskey-filled cocktail menu and live music in a dark setting.

Nicholas has participated in the opening of more than 20 bars. The current owner and manager of the Pearl District’s electrifying Pink Rabbit cocktail bar, he also helped open all three bars at the Hoxton Hotel, developed the cocktail program when G-Love opened and managed the operations of Bamboo Sushi. Throughout it all, he has always pushed himself to create more creative and ambitious cocktail programs – his personal brand is “rare cocktails by the common man”. This is reflected in Pink Rabbit’s ambitious and playful menu, as well as its upcoming Fools and Horses. But while it won’t be the now-familiar “classics with a tweak” approach, it will still be rooted in old-school aesthetics. For example, visitors may find a drink similar to a boulevardier but with brandy and bourbon as the base, and added cocoa and orange liqueur.

The opening adjacent to Pink Rabbit, Fools and Horses will be an exercise in juxtaposition: where the former is bright, vibrant and frenetic, Fools and Horses will be dark and lush with an emphasis on table service. “Sophisticated and refined, but never rigid” is how Nicholas describes his vision of the bar. Most seating will be based on reservations, with diners sipping champagne by the glass or a daiquiri spiked with sherry, banana and coffee. Whiskey will be the focus of the bar, with Nicholas having secured rare allowances, many of which are unavailable elsewhere in Oregon.

Rather than drawing on Thai and Korean influences for the food menu, like the menu at Pink Rabbit, Fools and Horses, it will take on elements of Americana. Nicholas has brought on chef Alex Wong to handle the food, and Wong will draw on his growing heritage in Hawaii and its paniolo culture, which saw Hawaiian ranchers and cowboys in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The menu will include raw sea bass dishes and fire-grilled meats: a meal can start with oysters in chili water before moving on to mahi mahi crusted with coconut and sesame, or ribs short pipikaula with soy and garlic.

Americana influences extend to the physical space, and Vault fans will find the space dramatically changed. “Fools and Horses will be dark, sexy and sultry, with a huge cosmetic facelift in space,” says Nicholas. “[We’re] exploiting this darker, richer aesthetic with organic materials like raw leathers and woods as well as metallic gold trim pieces. Part of the room will serve as a playful version of a VIP area, elevated to overlook the rest of the bar, but will be cleared for live musical performances. The music will evolve into acoustic ensembles of jazz, blues, folk and bluegrass.

Nicholas wants the bar to be accessible to all visitors. He says someone can easily come in for a bite and a beer and leave without spending more than $25 or $30. However, the focus will be more on special nights and occasional or regular splurges. For example, diners can subscribe to a special cocktail subscription service: for a monthly subscription, members will have a card and a personal one-litre carafe. The team will fill it with a special, shelf-stable monthly cocktail exclusive to members. Each time a member comes to the bar, they can receive the carafe and a few glasses, and pour as they please. Although the price is yet to be determined, Nicholas says it will run into the hundreds.

While renovating the space and building menus, Nicholas says he’s confident Fools and Horses should open around June 15. The bar will initially be open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to midnight at 226 NW 12th Avenue.

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San Antonio tequila and Mas Chingon mezcal bar are now open

South Presa’s new spot for tequila, Latin music and San Antonio flair is now open. Mas Chingon opened in the Mission Reach area on Thursday, May 5.

The tequila and mezcal bar owned by Sam Garcia Jr. hosted a double celebration marking the grand opening of Mas Chingon and Cinco de Mayo. As the San Antonians planned their Cinco de Mayo nights, Mas Chingon made it easy for Southside revelers with a list of ready-to-go branded tequila and mezcal and music to keep the fun going.

Around 9 p.m., the bar was full of customers and the DJ was blaring a list of party favorites, including “Tusa,” “Oye Mi Canto,” “Soltera,” and just about every other Latin tune that tequila will get you. convinces you can dance to.

The bar menu includes tequilas like Dos Artes, Clase Azul, Casamigos as well as mezcals like Tapatio Reposado and Rey Campero. While tequila and mezcal take center stage, Mas Chingon also serves other spirits, beer, micheladas, and Bloody Marys. The bar offers standard margaritas as well as specialty cocktails with San Antonio-centric names like a “Como La Flor.” I opted for a tangy, tangy margarita on the rocks with a chili rim, which is about $6 before tip.

Mas Chingon, at 4904 South Presa Street, is now open.

Madalyn Mendoza,

Mas Chingon’s website says it aims to reflect the Southside neighborhood in which it is nestled.

“Mas Chingon was inspired by the community that lives in the Mission Reach neighborhood south of San Antonio, where Mexican food, cocktails and good vibes are always flowing,” the site says.

The large opening crowd seemed to fit the mission perfectly. Patrons of all ages gathered around the bar to take selfies with their drinks, while others danced around the DJ. It was like a weekend on a working night.

The space is big on San Antonio and the Mexican aesthetic. The bar, with a pewter backsplash resembling a kaleidoscope and ironwork, is illuminated by four neon-glowing pewter star pendants. Spurs-inspired artwork hangs on the bright orange walls. While the bar is a party spot in its own right, there’s a cozy nook marked by a stone wall with cutouts holding velas emblazoned with the faces of celebrities like Betty White, Tiger King, and more. It’s the perfect place for a quick chat away from the music and makes a nice backdrop for photos.

Mas Chingon, at 4904 South Presa Street, is now open.

Mas Chingon, at 4904 South Presa Street, is now open.

Christopher Perez, TroubleMaker Photography

Mas Chingon is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. You’ll find the bar at 4904 South Presa Street.

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When do pubs, restaurants and bars close on the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday?

As the Queen celebrates 70 years as Britain’s monarch on her Platinum Jubilee, many of us will be celebrating alongside her over the bank holiday weekend.

The 96-year-old is the first British monarch to celebrate her 70th birthday, and a national celebration will be held across the country to honor her years of service. But those looking to celebrate the festivities in a pub, bar, club or restaurant may wonder how the occasion will affect opening and closing times.

Pubs, bars and restaurants will be able to extend their opening hours in order to celebrate the Jubilee bank holiday weekend from Thursday June 2 to Saturday June 4. EssexLive gave you all the information you need on when pubs, restaurants and bars will close and why they may close later.

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When will pubs, bars and restaurants close?

Pubs, clubs, restaurants and bars may close at 1am each public holiday (Thursday June 2 to Saturday June 4). Usually on public holidays they close at 11 p.m. The extension will allow people to continue their celebrations during the holiday.

Why can they close later?

On Monday April 25, Parliament passed an order extending licensing hours at pubs, clubs and bars across England and Wales from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. to mark the Jubilee platinum from Her Majesty the Queen. Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 gives the Home Secretary the power to make a License Hours Order, allowing premises to extend their opening hours to mark special occasions during a temporary period.

However, the government has not extended the deadlines for premises that sell alcohol to be consumed off-premises, such as off-licences and supermarkets. This means that the closing hours of these types of establishments will remain the same.

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California’s ‘Class of 1972’ Vineyards Continue to Raise the Bar

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Fifty years ago, much of what we now consider Northern California wine country consisted of plum orchards for prunes and groves of walnut trees. They were cash crops that replaced the vines uprooted during Prohibition in the 1920s.

A renaissance was already underway. Heitz Cellars, Robert Mondavi, Schramsberg, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and other wineries opened in the 1960s and early 1970s with ambitions to restore California wine to its pre-prohibition glory and make wines rivaling the best wines of France.

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Then came the Class of 1972, with wineries now celebrating their golden anniversaries. According to the Napa Valley Vintners, at least eight wineries opened in the valley that year, nearly as many as in the entire previous decade. It was the start of a growth spurt, as more than 40 wineries opened in Napa in the 1970s.

Several of the Class of 1972 not only survive today, but have helped define California wine in the half century since. Caymus and Silver Oak, still owned by their founding families, pushed Napa towards a riper, more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon style and sparked the cult wine craze. Diamond Creek (now owned by Maison Louis Roederer) has lifted the eyes of valley-bottom winemakers to the challenges and rewards of mountain viticulture. Other wineries that were founded or produced their first vintage in 1972 in Napa Valley include Clos du Val, Burgess, Mount Veeder, Rutherford Hill, and Sullivan Rutherford Estate.

In Sonoma County, a civil engineer named Dave Stare, who caught the wine bug while working in Europe in the mid-1960s, bought a plum orchard west of Healdsburg and established Dry Creek Vineyard, the first winery to open in the Dry Creek. Valley since Prohibition.

“It was 50 acres bought on a handshake,” says Kim Stare Wallace, Stare’s daughter who now runs the winery. Stare’s inspirations were the white wines of the Loire Valley and the reds of Bordeaux. He was the first in Sonoma County to label Sauvignon Blanc as fume blanc, and the winery to this day specializes in this variety and Chenin Blanc. The winery was the first to use the word Meritage – a portmanteau of merit and heritage – on its Bordeaux-style red wines. And Dry Creek Vineyard was the first to describe its Zinfandel as “old vines,” says Stare Wallace, adding ruefully, “I wish I had put it down.”

Also in 1972, Tom and Sally Jordan purchased land in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley to establish Jordan Vineyard and Winery. Like Stare and other budding winemakers, they had fallen in love with French food and wine while traveling in Europe and wanted to recreate that culture here at home.

“They were foodies before foodies were cool,” John Jordan, the winery’s current CEO, said of his parents. Jordan Winery produces highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, marketed primarily to the foodservice industry. And the winery bucked the California wave of bigger is better, preferring a European style that is coming back into vogue today. “We like to let the food do the most talking,” Jordan says.

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The winery is planning anniversary dinners this summer in Denver, the Jordan family’s hometown, Dallas, where it has a large fan base, and Nashville, which Jordan says is “the country’s foodie scene in this moment”.

In Calistoga, on the other side of Mount Saint Helena from the Alexander Valley, Château Montelena was founded in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs. (Its name may be more familiar to us today due to the 2017 Tubbs Fire that started near Calistoga and quickly spread through the mountains to Santa Rosa.) The winery was in dormant from prohibition until 1972, when it was purchased by Jim Barrett and Ernie Hahn.

This year, the Barretts, led by Jim’s son, Bo, celebrate 50 years of family ownership of Château Montelena. They caused a stir at first: their 1973 chardonnay won the 1976 Paris Judgment tasting, which established California as a world-class wine region on par with France. They even recreated this winning chardonnay by blending a wine made with grapes from the same three vineyards, which Barrett says are still owned by their original families.

Montelena is replanting its vineyards for the third time, which Barrett says should allow the winery to continue producing quality Cabernet, Chardonnay and Zinfandel over the next half-century.

“The first time you plant, you pretty much guess,” he jokes. “The second time, 20 to 25 years later, you do a little better. On the third time – well, if you don’t know what you’re doing on the third time, you should probably do something else.

Other wineries are also celebrating anniversaries this year, of course. Stony Hill, on Napa’s Spring Mountain, was founded in 1952. And the Bartolucci family celebrates a century of winemaking at Madonna Estate. But it was the Class of 1972 that capitalized on a nascent revolution and propelled California wine into its modern era of greatness.

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5 Best Juice Bars in Arlington, TX

Below is a list of the best and main juice bars in Arlington. To help you find the best juice bars near you in Arlington, we’ve put together our own list based on this list of rating points.

The best juice bars in Arlington:

The top rated juice bars in Arlington, TX are:

  • SpicyZest & Boba Coffee – authentic sri lankan style juice house
  • Tropical Smoothie Coffee – offers bold, tasty and affordable smoothies
  • The king of smoothies – believes in helping every client achieve their health and fitness goals
  • Manna juice bar – fills its customers with its healthy version of smoothies
  • Bahama Buck’s – believes life should be tasty and memorable

SpicyZest & Boba Coffee

Healthy Juice Bars in Arlington, TX

SpicyZest & Boba Coffee offers authentic Sri Lankan style juices. The team is convinced that every drink should be enjoyed in the best store. They pride themselves on having a hospitable and accommodating store environment. Plus, the store is fully certified by award-winning reviewers. Their smoothies and cold pressed juices taste unmatched, unique and fresh. In addition, their team is happy to accommodate their customers at any time.

They have a variety of cold pressed juices, fruit juices and smoothies. These include pineapple juice, rose smoothies and vegetable shakes. Plus, they also have berry mixes and oatmeal acai bowls.


juice bars


Address: 8427 26 Boulevard, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone: (817) 479-3666


“First time there and loved it! The meat is well seasoned and cooked. They also offer vegan options! Try boba nest time. –Lolo Yanez

Tropical Smoothie Coffee

Fresh Juice Bars in Arlington, TX

Tropical Smoothie Coffee offers bold, tasty and affordable smoothies. Their team finds real fruits, vegetables and juices for their smoothies. In addition, all meals are prepared according to the tastes of their customers. It is composed of quality meats and fresh products. They also welcome customers with a fun and relaxing atmosphere and unparalleled hospitality. Plus, they also have the unique tropical feel of all their drinks.

The shop offers a wide selection of tasty and fresh juices. Additionally, their selections include watermelon shakes, agave and lemon smoothies, and almond juice shots. They also serve avocado sandwiches and nut bowls.


sandwiches, catering, juice bars


Address: 1108 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011
Telephone: (817) 276-6008


“Great place for healthy choices. Smoothies are wonderful” – Mounish Reddy

The king of smoothies

delicious juice bars in Arlington, TX

The king of smoothies believes in helping every client achieve their health and fitness goals. With their non-artificial flavor and pure smoothies, they leave their customers feeling light and fulfilled. Plus, their ingredients are carefully chosen with purpose-built blends. They also find the perfect blend that goes with their customers’ diets. Plus, they’re ready to serve customers a healthy meal on the go.

They offer a full selection of tasty and budget-friendly 100% vegan smoothies. Additionally, these include beetroot shakes, buttery toast, and oat milk smoothies. They also have banana smoothies and lemon smoothies.


juice bars


Address: 3751 Matlock Rd, Arlington, TX 76015
Phone: (817) 375-0200


“I come to this place every morning because the store manager and her employees are very nice. They make my smoothie perfect every time and I’m very picky about my smoothie. I bump into two other smoothie kings just to go to this place. They are the best!” – Dezarae F

manna juice bar

Tasty juice bars in Arlington, TX

manna juice bar fills its customers with its healthy version of smoothies. They collaborated with qualified food scientists to create the perfect smoothies. For over a decade they have been dedicated to all of their active athletes and customers. In addition, they provide effective nutrition provided by cold pressed juice. Their team also believes that the perfect recipes provide the best nutrients.

The shop offers a wide selection of protein shakes and fresh fruit shakes. These include lemonades, frozen banana shakes, and protein smoothies. Plus, they also serve protein bars and vegan shakes.


protein shake, juice bars


Address: 3806 E Broad St #128, Mansfield, TX 76063
Phone: (817) 400-8059


“It was the first time I came here. There are so many flavors to choose from. I had the peach cobbler, which was delicious. I will definitely be back to try many other flavors.” – Michael Rodriguez

Bahama Buck’sAffordable Juice Bars in Arlington, TX

Bahama Buck’s believes that life should be tasty and memorable. They opened in the summer of 1990 with their original shaved ice selections. Their goal is to create remarkable memories while refreshing themselves with their freshly made beverages. Plus, it’s a family-owned smoothie and shaved ice business. They bring a variety of smoothies made from local fruits.

They prepare and serve a wide selection of shaved ice and tasty juices. These include shaved ice, island smoothies, and Bahama sodas. Additionally, they also serve fresh acai bowls and shakes.


fresh shakes, drinks, juice bars


Address: 1630 E Lamar Blvd Suite 100, Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: (817) 238-3113


“It was the first time I came here. There are so many flavors to choose from. I had the peach cobbler, which was delicious. I will definitely be back to try many other flavors.” – Michael Rodriguez

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Two Kansas men behind bars after surgery allegedly found methamphetamine

BARBER CO., Kan. (WIBW) – Two southwestern Kansas men are behind bars after search warrants allegedly found methamphetamine in their possession.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said on Friday, April 29, officers assisted the Barber Co. Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Medicine Lodge Police Department, Pratt Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Harper Co. Sheriff’s Office to arrest Matthew D. Schmidt, 37, of Sharon and Caden I. Snyder, 19, of Medicine Lodge, on methamphetamine-related charges.

Around 8:45 a.m. Friday, KBI said officers served search warrants at three separate Barber Co. locations — 111 N. 1st St., Sharon, 502 W Jefferson St., Medicine Lodge and 2368 SE Highway 160 Stump Rd., at Medicine Lodge.

Following the searches, KBI said Schmidt was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, illegal distribution of methamphetamine using a means of communication and three counts of felony in possession of stolen property. He was incarcerated in the Kiowa Co. prison.

KBI said Snyder was also arrested during the operation for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated in the Harper Co. prison.

This is an ongoing investigation and KBI said further arrests are likely.

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Family of Marine stabbed to death near Boston bar sues bar


Daniel Martinez was killed by a bouncer at the Sons of Boston bar on March 19.

Daniel Martinez’s mother, Apolonia, listens during a press conference outside Boston City Court in Boston, MA on April 28, 2022. Daniel Martinez, a 23-year-old ex-Marine, was stabbed to death in Boston on March 19, allegedly by a bouncer, Alvaro O. Larrama, after a verbal altercation at the Sons of Boston bar. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

The family of a Marine Corps. a veteran who was stabbed to death outside a Boston bar last month plans to file a civil lawsuit against the bar by the end of this week, The Boston Globe reported Thursday.

Daniel Martinez, 23, was allegedly stabbed to death by Alvaro Larrama, 38, of East Boston, at the Sons of Boston bar on March 19. Martinez, originally from Illinois, was visiting Boston for St. Patrick’s Day.

“We would like more answers, and that’s why we are filing a complaint,” said Thomas Flaws, the family’s attorney. World.

Prosecutors allege video footage of the incident shows Larrama, who was a bouncer at the bar, argued with Martinez and his friend and wouldn’t let them into the bar. Martinez and his friend tried to walk away, but Larrama allegedly followed them and, after an altercation, stabbed Martinez to death.

Larrama has been charged with murder in connection with the incident and is being held without bond.

Daniel Martinez’s mother, Apolonia Martinez, saw Larrama in person for the first time during a court hearing on Thursday, the World reported.

“I needed to see the person who killed my son. I needed him to feel the grief and grief that my family and I feel. My heart is broken,” she said. “I couldn’t take my eyes off him because he needed to see the person he had destroyed. He killed my son and he killed a part of my heart.

Martinez’s family said last month that they plan to file a civil lawsuit against the bar.

They told the World Thursday that they plan to create the Daniel Martinez Foundation to help preserve his memory.

“He loved life and achieved so many great things,” said Matthew Martinez, brother of Daniel Martinez. “The foundation helps us see the big picture, and we want to help others and raise awareness.”

Sons of Boston had its liquor and entertainment licenses suspended by the city. The lawyer for the bar confirmed to the World Thursday the bar is closed indefinitely.

Larrama is due back in court on June 15, the World reported.

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‘Tea, Torture & Reparations’ to DePaul draws connections between police brutality in Chicago and torture at Guantanamo – Chicago Tribune

Mamdouh poses alone in a garbage-filled square in his Egyptian hometown; Murat in a cluster of mint-green shipping containers that serve as a refugee housing complex in Germany; Rustam in the central hall of a prison-turned-museum in Ireland. Unusual for portrait subjects, their backs are turned towards the camera. But portraits, at least profound, are never more than a matter of likeness, and these men, released from Guantanamo after being held for years without charge, still seem scarred by the US military’s rule against photographing faces of imprisoned people.

These images belong to “Beyond Gitmo,” a haunting series by Debi Cornwall that is part of “Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture & Reparations | Chicago to Guantánamo,” an ambitious group exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum that is both infuriating , heartbreaking and full of humanity. It is no coincidence that the show opened this year: 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the extralegal military prison established by the US government at its Guantanamo Bay naval base, in Cuba, as part of the global war on terrorism. Meanwhile, the Chicago Police Department is the other institution examined for repeated human rights violations. In both places, it is mainly bodies blacks and minorities who are at stake and white bodies in control.

“Redoing the exceptional” continually oscillates between Chicago and Guantanamo. It includes the work of some twenty individuals and collectives: artist Trevor Paglen, who took the only known photograph of Salt Pit, a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan; activist Sarah-Ji Rhee, who has been documenting local freedom struggles since 2010; the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials group; Gitmo inmates past and present; and inmates at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, where the Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project has been conducting classes for more than a decade. The art here is documentary, conceptual, legalistic, therapeutic, figurative, commemorative and visionary. That’s all it takes and much of it – like the fight for justice – is ongoing.

The show opens with a sort of navigation map: an impression of rippling water covered with a constellation of eight linked names. Four survived torture at the hands of Chicago police; four at Guantanamo. What could they have to say to each other, across the oceans that separate them and that have so long symbolized freedom? A podcast created for the exhibition brings together their individual interviews in an imaginary conversation about the prison state and the possibilities of reparation, just as the exhibition itself facilitates such a rapport between the works of art.

These Cornwall portraits are joined by others, ceiling-hanging effigies quilted by Dorothy Burge of CPD torture victims who remain incarcerated, that status visible in the vertically striped fabric that lines the men’s faces like so many bars from prison. An eight-foot-long black banner details a speculative redress order for survivors of police abuse made real when it was approved by the Chicago City Council in 2015; a second banner imagines the same for Guantanamo detainees, whose jumpsuits spawn its bright orange.

Shelves display rough sketches by Darrell Cannon and Abu Zubaydah of brutal acts they were forced to endure while in the custody of CPD officers and Guantanamo guards, respectively. “Coordinates of Terror,” an interactive map from the Invisible Institute, concretely connects torture techniques used during the war to those employed by notorious CPD officers like former commander and Vietnam veteran Jon Burge and Detective Richard Zuley , a principal interrogator at Gitmo for two years. The implications are clear and horrifying.

The heart of “Remaking the Exceptional” is the Tea Project, an initiative of Amber Ginsburg and Aaron Hughes, who also co-organized the exhibition. Their ‘Ode to the Sea’, a vast wooden dock in the main gallery, includes an array of items to help a visitor find moorings in dangerous waters: maps to navigate between violence and injustice, a “torture tree” in the form of nail-studded driftwood, a lighthouse containing parts of a torture device, a phonograph horn playing the voices of survivors. The longest of their collaborations was a series of cast porcelain teacups, one for each of the 780 men imprisoned at Guantanamo (37 remain today, of whom only 2 have been convicted). Each mug bears the name and nationality of an inmate and is decorated with that country’s flower. Inspired by stories of how inmates would engrave their polystyrene cups with designs and poems, the containers sit quietly, endlessly, on wooden shelves that line the walls of the main gallery.

Above the rows and rows of teacups hangs a group of artworks made inside Guantanamo: 48 paintings and drawings of flowers, one for each of the countries whose citizens have been imprisoned. The effect is condolence cards or hospital art, offered with the sincere hope of comforting those in pain. It’s one of the few collections of inmate art on display here – there are also ships at sea, empty tea sets, dead or wintering trees – whose themes speak movingly and metaphorically of life. interior of an indefinitely confined person.

All of these images – plus a rare sculpture by Khalid Qasim, a depiction of the tools of knowledge ingeniously constructed from limited supplies: wood, coffee, cream, paint and cardboard – predate a 2017 decision by the Ministry of Defense to no longer allow art to leave the island. This does not pose a traditional security risk: it threatens to humanize those who remain locked up. What is art other than the proof that a being continues to think, to feel, to imagine and to resist, despite the most cruel treatment it has undergone?

« Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture and Reparations | Chicago to Guantanamo” runs through August 7 at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton, 773-325-7506,

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Dabate trial judge dismisses embezzlement evidence, second case | Crime and courts

VERNON — A Superior Court judge today ruled on several motions in the trial of Richard Dabate that will bar certain evidence from being presented to the jury.

Although the jury could not hear about it, the prosecutor revealed new information during the closing arguments.

Dabate, 45, was charged in April 2017 with murder, tampering with physical evidence and misrepresentation in connection with the December 23, 2015 death of his wife, Connie.

Dabate told state police on the day of the murder that a masked intruder killed Connie and also attacked and tied him up at their Ellington home.

State police and the prosecutor said Dabate staged his wife’s murder as a home invasion to avoid fallout from a divorce because he was expecting a baby with one of his mistresses.

Dabate’s trial began on April 4, and testimony for the first two weeks has largely documented the scene at Dabates’ Birch View Drive home. At the end of last week, the woman who was pregnant with Dabate’s child at the time of his wife’s death testified.

Today, prosecutor Matthew Gedansky said Dabate embezzled $35,000 from his employer. Gedansky didn’t say exactly when it happened, but said the state learned of the act about three years ago through a search warrant.

Gedansky said Dabate took money from an account used by his employer and transferred it to another account he opened, and made it look like the money was being used for business expenses so that he really wasn’t.

Dabate’s attorney, Trent LaLima, objected to the information being allowed into the trial, and Judge Corinne Klatt concluded that it would amount to having a “trial within the trial” and barred him from admission.

Klatt also banned almost all testimony related to a second long-term affair that Gedansky said Dabate had during his marriage.

LaLima argued that allowing testimony about the relationship would only inflame the emotions of the jury. There is no evidence the case was ongoing or impacting Dabate’s life at the time his wife was killed, he said.

Gedansky argued that it was up to the jury to decide whether the relationship was a factor or not. However, Klatt ruled that when the woman is called to the stand, she can only be asked if she had a previous relationship and when it ended, without going into further details.

After the motions were eliminated, the jury was brought into the courtroom and Laurie Gardner was called as a witness. Dabate’s cousin Gardner testified how Dabate confided in her at a party in the summer of 2015 about Sara Ganzer, the woman who was pregnant with his child.

Gardner said Dabate worried about what other members of his family would think when they found out and feared he was a “black sheep” in the family. At the time, Dabate had not yet made a decision regarding Connie’s divorce, Gardner said.

Gardner also opened up about an interaction she had with Dabate the night Connie was killed. She was with her mother, Dabaté’s aunt. Dabaté came from the hospital, still wearing a hospital gown and bleeding. Dabate was upset, she said.

“He cried a lot. We all did it,” Gardner said.

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From Coachella to Pinky’s Bar, Alex Rodriguez’s safari record never ends

Vinyl records aren’t going anywhere, and it’s quite possible that COVID-19 has helped solidify their stamina forever. Or so thinks Alex Rodriguez, DJ booker at the Los Feliz hotspot called Pinky’s and co-owner of Record Safari in Los Feliz; and he should know. The Los Angeles-born, Bakersfield-raised music obsessive, who also happens to be the head curator of the massive Coachella vinyl record store, has worked in music most of his life, from DJing in two parts from California to running vintage shops in Bakersfield, to managing venues including the Glasshouse record store in Pomona. While the pandemic has proven difficult for retail spaces, especially small businesses, he says the record business was not one of them.

“During lockdown I think people were looking for things to do at home, and like bars, restaurants, music events, sporting events, all of that was closed, the only thing that was really open was the business of detail,” he said. “And I mean, how many times can you go to Target? You’re going to get bored and it’s always the same thing. But places like record stores, and like any collectible, every time you go there, there’s always different things to look at, so I think these kinds of crafted collectibles in general, whether it’s comics, toys, records, or antiques, it gave people something They could go to those kinds of stores and see different things each time and buy different things. gave something to do.

“I thought he was going to die once everything was reopened,” he continues. “I thought the crazy sales and resurgence was going to drop once people were able to travel again and go out to eat and go to bars and see concerts again. But this is not the case. I think a lot of people have become addicted to buying records. It’s definitely addictive…collecting anything is.

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Rodriguez, who was born in the San Fernando Valley, is blessed with the opportunity to nurture his own addiction and help others satisfy theirs via new record store Atwater (which opened in July 2021 and features Paul Tollett from Goldenvoice as owner) and the Coachella retail project, both of which allow him to travel across the country in search of rare vinyl. There was even a documentary, also called Save Safari, fact of his travels and conservation.

Although he was immersed in daily record crate digging, Rodriguez’s music nerdom didn’t start with a turntable. He cites MTV as his initial inspiration, particularly artists who played metal and hard rock, and he remembers, like many of us, creating mix tapes of songs on the radio through an old boombox. For older DJs, it was a way to learn how to build playlists and create vibe and flow through track selection. For Rodriguez, genres were everywhere and his tastes remained eclectic.

He started deejaying in 1999 in Los Angeles and Bakersfield and moved here full-time in 2013. Playing music for others in public spaces, as this writer has attempted a few times, is a business expressive. It’s about reading a piece and connecting, reflecting the energy, and then taking it to a new place. Rodriguez has won fans all over town for doing just that. But even before the pandemic, he decided to slow down. “There are so many new DJs now, it’s like letting the kids have fun that night, not a guy who’s been deejaying for 20 years in LA,” he says of booking others.

After filming at Peanutbutter Wolf’s Gold Line in Highland Park, a bartender there who also worked at Pinky’s recommended him for turntable filling work. Pinky’s opened in fall 2019 and was forced to close due to COVID during the height of the hipster heat, reopening in fall 2021, nearly two years later. It’s picked up right where it left off, and currently, it’s filled with buzzing scenes and notable names behind the decks every night, including Johnny Jewel & Desire (of Italians do better), Alex Nicolaou of dull majesty, and Rose knows. The sounds are complemented by a new bar schedule via beverage director Aly Iwamoto, a Los Angeles native who has worked at The Varnish, Bavel, Death & Co and Thunderbolt.

Pinky’s poppin’ (Lina Lecaro)

“DJs are all capable of doing whatever they want,” Rodriguez says of Pinky’s sound selectors. “Most of the genres that are played in the room are funk, soul, disco, a bit of New Wave or house, electronic stuff and hip hop. We don’t really rock too much because it doesn’t really fit the vibe, more of a more danceable stuff.

There’s no designated dance floor at Pinky’s, but when we went there just before the pandemic hit, famed mixmaster Cut Chemist made an appearance on the decks and people were definitely moving and grooveing. There’s a patio courtyard just outside the bar (opposite the Atrium Restaurant, which shares the same owners) and music plays outside, where crowds gather on warmer evenings. While Pinky was vinyl-only, Rodriguez says it’s expanded into all formats since the pandemic, opening up the sonic reach of the space.

As for what to expect on any given night, Rodriguez says the mood is constantly changing. “I try to bring in different DJs to keep it fresh and try to make sure it’s always different. So, you know, if you show up on a Thursday, three weeks in a row, you’ll hear different music.

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Speaking of diversity, he takes the same approach to stocking the Coachella record store, with artists playing at the festival, of course, but also new and old, popular and obscure, used and new records of all genres. He became involved with the Indio festival after doing it with Glasshouse, and later became a permanent member of the festival team. With the second weekend falling on Record Store Day, hiring Rodriguez proved easier than trying to work with individual record stores like Amoeba, which have their hands full of collectors on weekends like this. .

For Record Store Day (April 23), Rodriguez says he ordered “one to three copies of everything” for Coachella and his own store. But “just because you order doesn’t mean you’ll get everything”, and as anyone who’s tried to get a limited release during the annual collector’s “holiday” knows, scoring some of the best drops isn’t easy. He’s been stocking the polo field store since 2014 and he says sales have been steady, with the most popular hip-hop and pop artists in recent years, a fact that definitely reflects the festival’s pivot to pop music bookings. -Z.

Older festival-goers might miss this musical shift, but the record store encourages youngsters to check out vinyl, at least. The store also makes it easier by offering a cloakroom system where customers pay eight dollars (which also gets them a Coachella tote) and a hold on purchases until the festival is over. Prices range from $2 to “several hundred” for collectible titles.

“I’ve been buying records since 1994 and I’ve definitely seen their popularity go up and down a number of times,” says Rodriguez, who deserves credit for helping to keep them fresh, through everything he does. , including sharing great album covers and rare finds on Instagram. “It’s probably the longest stretch so far, and it just keeps going up.”

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Restaurants and bars prepare to send drinks to the door again

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) — Lime, salt and chamoy may be some of the toppings for alcoholic beverages. During the COVID pandemic, it has become an option for takeout drinks. However, the state policy that allowed this expired last summer.

After the passage of this year’s state budget proposal, on-the-go drinks are back. Companies are now finding ways to promote this option.

“To us, Botanas are like finger foods,” said Elizabeth Gamez, owner of Primo’s de Tico. “It’s also a big thing in Texas. They go with chicharrones that look a bit like pigskin, with other kinds of appetizers, shrimp, peanuts, cucumbers.

Gamez says these can go with drinks like Modelos, micheladas, and margaritas.

During COVID, the restaurant was selling sealed beers with garnished mugs on the side.

“We’re waiting to get something in writing that’s cleared,” Gamez said. “That way we can actually sell margaritas and daquiris and any other type of open drink.”

Gamez says that while their main priority is the quality of their food, alcohol sales are still good for the business.

Other restaurants with a bar scene like Bad Apple Saloon say they’re not looking forward to changing things up this time around, either.

“Our Bloody Mary’s were very popular, so we’re going to bring that back and try to have a new design on how to have the best ones on the go, because we do a loaded Bloody Mary,” manager Sarah Rust said. “There’s your celery skewer, bacon, snacks.”

Rust says they plan to buy pouches for their drinks. She says this would make it easier for the restaurant to include all the toppings.

Several other restaurants and bars in the area, such as Primo’s by Tico, are in the process of selling take-out drinks.

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50 bars and restaurants in the Twin Cities receive naloxone kits

Naloxone could help save someone in a Twin Cities bar that suffered an overdose (FOX 9)

Fifty bars and restaurants in the Twin Cities will receive naloxone kits this month, as industry leaders look for ways to save lives during an unprecedented rise in overdose deaths.

The nonprofit Serving These Serving has partnered with Southside Harm Reduction Services to deliver the kits for free, as they say they’re seeing more overdoses in bars and nightclubs.

“We are on the front line whether we like it or not,” said Sarah Norton of Serving These Serving. “So the better prepared we are to take care of people, the better off we’ll all be.”

Opioid-related deaths in Minnesota have been on the rise since 2000, but deaths increased in the first year of the pandemic. According to Southside Harm Reduction, if someone overdoses in a bar, having naloxone on hand could mean the difference between life and death.

“Minutes really matter in an overdose,” said Kor Pace of Southside Harm Reduction. “Being able to introduce naloxone to someone immediately, and the more people trained to be able to identify an overdose and respond to it, the better.”

At the Dark Horse Bar and Eatery, bar manager Brian McCulloch accepted the free kit despite never having had an incident at their bar.

“Obviously hopefully we never need to use it, but it’s here if we do,” McCulloch said. “It’s better to have it and not need it than not to have it and need it.”

Norton says all 50 kits are already reserved, but Southside Harm Reduction says they will deliver a kit free of charge to any facility that needs it.

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Darker bars for a post-Easter treat | Chocolate

It’s going to be very hard to get anyone’s attention today when everyone is full of chocolate eggs and stories of Jesus. But let’s try. In preparation for the next few days when so many people will say they’ve had enough of chocolate, let me introduce you to some (more) dark and delicious bars.

The first is by Luisa Whole hazelnuts in 75% Solomon Islands cocoa, £4/50g. I reached it after a few days of abstinence from chocolate expecting to feel worthy and munch on it like one of the Hitchcock actresses. Rope (it’s an obscure reference, but the girlfriend of one of the protagonists makes an olive last a very long time. I constantly try to imitate her).

It was a bar full of hazelnuts and the chocolate was so delicious, and because it’s 75% you can’t help but feel good about yourself.

Next is Born‘s Blueberry and Almond, £5.50/60g. I expected to have a bite and then leave it, but this was unusual, perfectly balanced and incredibly delicious. I loved that the almonds in it were properly toasted and also the toasted buckwheat – that’s a delicious thing here. Blueberries give a little sweetness.

Two black milks for the irreducible: Cocoa Retreat‘s Kentish Cobnut Dark Milk, £6.25/45g, was epic. I’m a huge Cocoa Retreat’s fan, but look at the bars, they look tiny, but before you know it, you’ve been laughing at 45g of chocolate.

And Mocha58% dark milk from Ghana, £7.95/68g. A good solid and robust milk that will not make you look ridiculous.

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US Wellness Company Introduces Retail Shoppers to Protein Bars Containing High-Quality Protein and Low Glycemic Index Natural Sugars

Btein Bars offers a protein bar with almonds and coconut.

Btein Bars, a healthy energy bar made with low glycemic index natural sugars and based on traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, will soon be available to US consumers.

Btein Bars, a healthy energy bar made with low glycemic index natural sugars and based on traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, will soon be available to US consumers.

Atmabala plans to follow up with retailers who have shown interest in its new healthier energy bars

Last month, we held private meetings with some of the most sought-after retailers in ECRM’s “Weight Management, Nutrition and Vitamins” program.

— Hema Saran, co-founder of Atmabala, based in North Carolina

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, USA, April 14, 2022 / — Atmabala, which recently introduced its energy bars with Ashwagandha to retail buyers, continues to move forward with the launch of its Btein product Bars.

“Last month, we held private one-on-one meetings with some of the most sought-after retailers from ECRM’s ‘Weight Management, Nutrition and Vitamins’ program,” said Hema Saran, co-founder of Atmabala. , based in North Carolina. . “We had the opportunity to introduce buyers to our protein bars, which are made with 20 grams of high-quality protein, natural low-glycemic sugars and Ashwagandha, an ancient Indian healing root that helps relieve stress. .

“From now on, our team will provide information or samples to retail buyers who have expressed interest,” she added.

Saran said Btein bars, which are now available on Amazon, and, are the protein bars that today’s consumers want and need.

“First, we developed it as a healthier alternative to protein bars that have a lot of added sugar,” Saran said. “Since we had a diabetes epidemic in the United States, we made Btein bars with low glycemic index natural sugars.”

According to, the glycemic index measures how quickly foods raise blood sugar.

“Everyone needs to watch the amount of added sugar they consume,” added Saran Shanmugam, co-founder of Btein Bars.

Shanmugam also said Btein bars contain Ashwagandha, an herbal medicine used in alternative medicine based on the Indian principles of Ayurveda, one of the oldest natural healing systems in the world. lists several research-based potential benefits of Ashwagandha: reduce stress and anxiety, help lower blood sugar, reduce inflammation, increase focus, and improve sleep.

“Consumers today are looking for natural and healthy alternatives,” Shanmugam said. “We created Btein Bars, which come in Chocolate Almond and Coconut Almond flavors, as a healthy energy bar with high-quality protein, natural low-glycemic sugars, and ashwagandha.”

Hema Saran and Saran Shanmugam said they took the best of Western nutrition and combined it with Ayurvedic traditions.

“As a result, our bars help people physically and mentally,” they said.

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Breakfast Bars Market Size, Scope and Forecast

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Christmas police chase lands Montgomery County man three-and-a-half years behind bars | Crime News

CHRISTIANSBURG — A Montgomery County man’s determined, drunken escape from police on Christmas Eve 2019 will cost him more than three years behind bars, a judge has ruled.

Mitchell Conrad Linkous, 47, at one point faced the possibility of six life sentences for an encounter with law enforcement that began with him walking away from a Blacksburg police officer – as the officer clung to the door of Linkous’ van – and chased through crashes, pepper spray and the slow-motion ramming of three police vehicles. But a plea deal in December dropped or amended many charges against him, including the six counts of attempted capital murder of an officer.

At Monday’s sentencing hearing in Montgomery County Circuit Court, Linkous faced a maximum sentence of 23 years in prison and fines of $17,500. But sentencing guidelines, which took into account Linkous’ lack of criminal history, suggested he be locked up for between one and three years.

Judge Robert Turk said he would impose a higher sentence than the guidelines provided because of the seriousness of Linkous’ actions. Additionally, the judge said he didn’t believe all of Linkous’ behavior stemmed from intoxication.

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“I think you knew what was going on,” Turk said.

Linkous had pleaded guilty in December to two counts of assaulting an officer; one count of destruction of property for hitting a Virginia State Police cruiser; two counts of destruction of property for damaging Blacksburg police cars; elude; and drunk driving, second or subsequent offence.

Turk sentenced Linkous to a total of 15 years, suspended after serving three years and six months.

The judge also ordered a $1,500 fine, revoked Linkous’ driver’s license for three years, and said Linkous will have five years of supervised probation upon his release, followed by five years of unsupervised probation. Linkous must also pay another $1,598 restitution, the judge said, in addition to the nearly $5,000 Linkous’ lawyers said they have paid so far.

Before Turk handed down his sentence, Linkous apologized to the law enforcement authorities who prosecuted him, to the court and to his family.

Monday’s hearing included testimony from Linkous’ sister and employer that the episode with the police was unusual, as well as a series of officers who gave video testimony of their bodies and car cameras showed the chase.

It all started when a Blacksburg officer spotted a pickup truck with a broken rear window and taillight stopped at the intersection of North Main Street and Price Fork Road. Linkous was the driver. His eyes were red, his speech slurred and he told the officer he had had three beers several hours earlier, Assistant Commonwealth Solicitor Erin Little said at Linkous’ hearing in December.

But when the officer told Linkous to get out of the vehicle, Linkous refused. After the driver’s door was opened and closed several times, Linkous retreated to the road, with the officer still hanging on first.

The hunt that followed reached Christiansburg and then the community of Merrimac where Linkous lived. With a growing line of law enforcement vehicles behind him, Linkous destroyed his truck twice on the US 460 Bypass, but was able to resume flying. In Merrimac, he pulled over in the driveway he shared with his sister and rammed the vehicle into a tree.

The pursuit officers, who filled the driveway behind him, thought Linkous would leave the truck and head for his sister’s house. They started getting out of their cars.

But Linkous restarted his truck and drove past the house and into a field and woods. As officers raced after him, yelling at him to stop, Linkous made a multi-point turn and headed for the driveway.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Josh Oakley testified that Linkous’ driver and passenger side windows were rolled down and that he gave Linkous a face full of pepper spray as he passed.

Linkous “kept his eyes open like I never pepper sprayed him,” Oakley said.

State Police Private J. Hale testified that he was with other officers in the driveway when Linkous returned and also noticed Linkous’ wide eyes. Linkous didn’t swerve as his pickup truck pushed three police vehicles out of the way and he drove off, Hale said.

The soldier said he had to move out of the way to avoid being crushed. Asked by Little what he was thinking at the time, the soldier replied “he would kill us”.

Linkous’ sister Kimberly Woolwine testified that she ran out of her house, yelled at her brother to stop, then stood in front of his truck and put her hands on the hood as it drove away in the driveway. Woolwine said Linkous was moving so slowly at the time that she didn’t feel unsafe and could easily steer clear when he didn’t stop.

Linkous drove a short distance further and abandoned his truck in a driveway near Oilwell Road. A search drone detected his body heat and officers found him hiding under a tarp that covered a pile of firewood.

Little released a final video of Linkous in police custody. On several occasions, he asked the policemen why they were arresting him, called them liars and shouted curses.

Linkous’ attorneys, Bev Davis of Radford and Tony Anderson of Roanoke, said Monday their client was a trusted worker at a concrete company whose employer said his job would be waiting for him after his release. The lawyers described Linkous as a devoted father caring for a young son who in recent years needed operations for an eye condition – a situation which had previously led the court to put Linkous’ case on hold for a while. that her son was recovering, the lawyers noted.

Anderson and Davis said Linkous knew he would be imprisoned. But a year might be enough to serve, they said.

Little disagreed, saying Linkous’ theft threatened not only the officers, but also his own loved ones and everyone on the road that Christmas night.

“He had so many chances to stop. … There has to be a consequence for what he did,” Little said.

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Academy bars Will Smith from Oscars for 10 years after slap

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday that Will Smith will be banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years because of “harmful behavior” he exhibited when he punched comedian Chris Rock. at the ceremony last month.

The ban came a week after the actor resigned from the organization following his violent outburst on the Oscars stage on March 27.

In an open letter published after a morning meeting of the academy’s 54 governors, group chairman David Rubin and chief executive Dawn Hudson also called Mr Smith’s behavior ‘unacceptable’ and admitted no not having properly handled the situation during the telecast. .

“For this, we are sorry,” the statement read. “It was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short – unprepared for the unprecedented.”

Mr Smith said in a statement that “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision”.

The academy then praised Mr Rock for “keeping his composure in extraordinary circumstances” and thanked others involved for “their poise and grace during our TV show”.

Mr Smith had appeared to anticipate the possibility that he would not be welcome at future ceremonies in the emotional and polarizing acceptance speech he gave after winning the Best Actor Oscar, which he finished in saying, “I hope the academy invites me back. Thank you.”

Excluding Mr Smith from next year’s ceremony means he will not be allowed to present the Oscar for Best Actress, upending a tradition in which the previous year’s interim winner awards the prize for the category of the opposite sex.

The punishment could also spell trouble for the upcoming film “Emancipation,” a $100 million drama for Apple. The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Mr. Smith as a runaway slave who joins the Union Army, is in post-production and has already been touted as a potential awards contender.

Prior to Mr Smith’s resignation, the organization had considered expelling or suspending the actor, who took to the Oscars stage in the middle of the ceremony and slapped Mr Rock for making a joke about his wife , Jada Pinkett Smith, before returning to his seat, where he shouted expletives that were broadcast over the live television broadcast. Mr Smith was allowed to stay at the Dolby Theater and shortly after his outburst he won the Best Actor Oscar and received a standing ovation.

Conflicting accounts of what happened after the explosion plagued the academy, which was criticized for not immediately removing Mr Smith from the theatre. The group, in its defence, said last week it asked Mr Smith to leave but he refused.

Broadcast producer Will Packer later said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” ​​that although Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony, Mr. Packer had urged the management of the academy not to “physically remove” him from the theatre. in the middle of the live broadcast.

Mr Packer said that after learning there were talks of plans to physically remove Mr Smith from the venue, he approached academy officials and told them he believed Mr Rock didn’t want to “make a bad situation worse”.

But a person close to Mr Rock who was granted anonymity to speak while the academy’s investigation into the incident was ongoing said Mr Rock was never asked directly if he wanted that Mr. Smith be fired.

The academy hopes today’s actions will put an end to this incident, which has played out in the media over the past week and overshadowed the many accolades bestowed on the annual telecast.

“This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step towards a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests, and restoring confidence in the Academy. We also hope that this can initiate a period of healing and restoration for all involved and impacted.

matt steven contributed reporting from New York.

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Diamond Bar Man missing after crash on Mountain Road – NBC Los Angeles

Authorities are asking for help in locating a 28-year-old man who went missing following a single-car accident late last month on a mountain road in Southern California.

Derrick Kwan of Diamond Bar was reported missing to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on March 28.

His father appealed to help find him.

“I understand it’s a very small matter for them, but he’s all I have,” he said. “He’s the only son I have.”

The report followed a mysterious chain of events a day earlier in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. A California Highway Patrol officer encountered Kwan and another person changing a tire on a car during a turnoff on the 138 freeway.

Both declined the officer’s offer of assistance.

Approximately 40 minutes later, the officer responded to a single car accident report in the area of ​​Route 138, west of Crestline Cutoff Road, in Crestline. One of the vehicles was a silver Toyota that the officer saw earlier in the rally. It was registered in Kwan’s name, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

A man matching Kwan’s description was seen leaving the crash scene with large bags, witnesses told authorities. The CHP officer searched the area for Kwan, but could not locate him.

On March 31, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department searched for Kwan, and a search and rescue team also searched April 3 and 5 in the area where Kwan was last seen, according to the Department of sheriff. MPs and volunteers distributed a recent photograph of Kwan to residents and businesses.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance has been asked to contact the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call the We-tip hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or leave information here.

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A restaurant known for its revolving sushi bar will open the 2nd spot in NJ

Kura Sushi, known for its revolving sushi bar, is opening its second restaurant in New Jersey this summer.

The company announced that the new Kura Restaurant will open in Jersey City’s Newport Tower at 525 Washington Blvd.

It has yet to announce an official opening date.

Kura Sushi offers an extensive sushi bar and an assortment of Japanese dishes, such as teppanyaki, ramen, udon and ojyu.

The restaurant’s revolving sushi bar meanders through the dining room with plates covered in sushi.

Kura Sushi will open its second New Jersey restaurant this summer in Jersey City’s Newport Tower. (Photo courtesy of Kura Sushi)

The express belt – or “sushi route” – is positioned above the revolving sushi bar.

Customers can place orders using a tablet at their table, and the Express Mat transports orders directly from the kitchen to them.

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Kura Sushi will open its second New Jersey restaurant this summer in Jersey City’s Newport Tower. (Photo courtesy of Kura Sushi)

Kura opened in Japan in 1977. The company operates over 46 restaurants in the United States and over 400 in Japan and Taiwan.

The sushi chain made its Garden State debut in 2020 in Fort Lee.


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1st restaurant with full bar ‘Elevates Dining Experience’

  • Smashburger has opened its first restaurant with a full-service bar, which sells beer and cocktails.
  • Its chairman said there was huge “pent-up demand” to socialize and eat out.
  • In contrast, other restaurant chains have abandoned dining rooms and focused on drive-thru.

Smashburger is experimenting with increasing its alcohol offering.

The fast-casual chain opened its first company-owned restaurant with a full-service bar in Denver in late March. In addition to draft and canned beer, the bar sells cocktails.

The move is part of Smashburger’s efforts to improve the overall fast-casual dining experience for consumers, chairman Carl Bachmann told Insider.

“I think American consumers are demanding more fast-casual,” Bachmann said, adding that diners wanted a better overall experience.

“When people walk in, we want to give them a premium product – taste being paramount,” Bachmann continued. “And we realized that we really had a great product when it was done right, and so to pair it with first-class cocktails and draft beers to give people the overall experience, we thought it was important.”

Some Smashburger restaurants already sell alcohol, although the Denver restaurant is the first Smashburger-owned restaurant with a full bar and liquor license, Bachmann said. He noted that some of the chain’s franchisees already have large bars in non-traditional spaces like airports.

Restaurants have redesigned their layouts and redesigned their sales channels during the pandemic to meet the growing demand for delivery and takeout. They’ve added additional drive-thru lanes, improved their apps, and even turned to shadow kitchens, which have no dining areas and only sell food for delivery.

Smashburger itself is working to provide multiple ordering and collection points at its restaurants, including food lockers and more drive-thru locations. Bachmann told Insider that about two-thirds of Smashburger’s orders are not consumed at its restaurants.

But as the economy continues to open up, restaurants are looking for ways to attract diners – and offering a wider selection of alcohol could be one of them.

During the pandemic, people have had to cut back on social activities and restaurant meals due to restrictions and closures, creating “pent-up demand,” Bachmann said.

“People have been locked in or scared to come out and it’s almost surreal to walk into a Smashburger and be able to sit down with your family and have a great meal,” he added.

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Guests can enjoy a burger and a cocktail at Smashburger.


Signature cocktails at Smashburger Restaurant in Denver include “Blackberry Smash”, “Smoke and Spice Margarita”, “Smash Rum Punch”, and “Coconut Mule”.

Many American bar owners have changed their cocktails to show their unity with Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the country. Some bar owners have told CNN they are renaming Moscow Mules to Kyiv Mules, for example.

According to Bachmann, however, the company does not stock any Russian products. “We really focus on domestic products, for the most part, so we don’t have Russian products in our restaurants today,” he said.

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Smashburger’s first full-service bar sells no liquor associated with Russia.


The addition of alcohol at Smashburger restaurants, according to Bachmann, is intended to appeal to a variety of demographics, “whether it’s a family walking in” or people who want a burger and a beer at the bar while they are watching a football game.

Bachmann said Smashburger is expected to test more restaurants with full-service bars, with a few openings in New York over the next few months.

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Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar and Arcade are now open

Plans to open the combined space have been delayed by the pandemic, but the nearly 30,000 square foot space officially opened last week.

OHIO CITY, Ohio – The season is finally changing here in Northeast Ohio, and many of us can’t wait to try new things. Well, there’s a new place in Ohio City that’s definitely worth checking out – Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar and Arcade cover nearly 30,000 feet of entertainment and drinks, too.

3News’ Jason Mikell sat down with Rise Brands Founder and CEO Troy Allen for the inside scoop. He says Ohio City has long been on the company’s radar.

“For me, Ohio City, I lived here 20 years ago. It was always a goal for me to be here,” he said. “18 years later, we are now here on the streets West 25th, opening two of our brands.”

Rise Brands previously had a 16-bit location in Lakewood, which closed in 2021, but Pins Mechanical Co. is new to northeast Ohio. Plans to open the combined space have been delayed by the pandemic, but the vast space officially opened last week. And Allen says, there’s a game for everyone here.

“Bocce ball, foosball, pinball, tons of arcade games, bubble hockey, about 50 games in total. We always say when you walk in here, if you don’t have a smile on your face, there’s something wrong with you.

The nostalgia factor is not lacking either.

“We surround people with, not just music, TV shows that stream right up to our wallpaper. There are so many visual cues and sounds that when you walk in for me, it always takes me back to my childhood,” Allen said. “I grew up going to arcades.”

Above all – there is a certain sense of fun.

“We always say when you walk in here, if you don’t have a smile on your face, there’s something wrong with you.”

And if you’re wondering if it’s more family-friendly or adults-only, the answer is simply both. Allen says he wanted to create a place for everyone to enjoy.

“We’re super family-friendly during the day, and after 8:00 p.m. we become an adult property,” Allen said. “The other thing we find is that when people come here with their families and enjoy this experience, the parents are always like, ‘hell, I want to come back myself’ and so we find this transition from day to night, it’s a seamless transition for us. The lights go down, the music comes up a little louder, but it’s really an experience for everyone.”

They don’t serve food. Instead, they encourage customers to bring in food from other neighborhood businesses. But they offer plenty of drinks.

“We have three bars in this space, 36 local and craft beers on tap. And then we have our signature cocktails.

Be sure to try the Hulk Hogan – a blueberry vodka lemonade that comes with a red, white and blue popsicle pop. Or, maybe the Carrie Fisher, a concoction of coconut rum and pineapple juice with a rock candy topping, is more your vibe.

Jason has also dabbled in their signature Duckpin Bowling and numerous arcade games. His opinion ? A ton of fun.

Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar and Arcade are located at 1880 W. 25th St. – you can find more information here.

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China tightens restrictions and excludes scholars from international conferences: NPR

Candidates prepare for an exam revision at the library of Hebei University of Technology in Handan, north China’s Hebei Province, Dec. 6, 2021.

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BEIJING — The international conference was meant to bring together some of the most promising and established Asian studies scholars from around the world in lush Honolulu.

Instead, at least five Chinese academics based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have been barred from attending virtual events via Zoom, according to four people with direct knowledge of the matter.

They said Chinese security officials and education officials intervened directly, citing education regulations issued during a global coronavirus pandemic that require all Chinese scholars to receive clearance from the university to attend any international event in person or online.

“After years of encouraging and funding PRC scholars to participate internationally, the intensified controls of recent years are now on a large scale, and scholarly work, at least on China, needs to be put in place. quarantine of the world,” said James Millward, a history professor at Georgetown University who attended the conference. “The doors slammed quickly.”

The conference, which ended last weekend, was an annual gathering hosted by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), one of the largest membership organizations in the field. For emerging scholars as well as more experienced scholars, the conference is an opportunity to network and hear the latest research on Asian countries from a variety of disciplines.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, AAS has decided this year to host a combination of in-person events and online-only panels.

In one case, a group of police went to an academic’s home in China after he presented his research paper to an online Zoom panel earlier in the week, questioning the academic for hours, in part because they considered the title of the article “incorrect”.

“It was deeply chilling,” said an academic who attended the panel but requested anonymity to protect the identity of the academic involved.

NPR has reviewed the article but is not publishing its title or topic to protect the identity of the author. The document does not address topics that Chinese authorities normally consider sensitive, such as human rights, Tibet, Xinjiang or Hong Kong.

Chinese scholars participating in a separate virtual panel have also been asked by Chinese university administrators to cancel their presentations. Eventually, they emailed fellow attendees to withdraw from the panel for “medical reasons,” but hoped to attend AAS events again “at less sensitive times,” according to two people with direct knowledge of the incident.

“Topics that have seemingly been considered apolitical are now removed or deemed not allowed to interact with international colleagues,” said another academic who attended the panel and also wished not to be named so as not to identify the relevant Chinese scholars.

Strict COVID prevention policies had already hampered the volume of intellectual exchange between the PRC and the rest of the world. Those who study China have found themselves isolated by border closures that have made travel to and from China nearly impossible, rendering archives and field sites in China inaccessible for the past two years and more.

Since 2016, China’s Ministry of Education has required its scholars to obtain university approval for all overseas travel and collaboration. In September 2020, universities also started applying these rules for online events organized by international organizations, although these rules have not been widely applied so far.

Academics say such checks will further exhaust the already scarce exchanges between China and the rest of the world while hampering the careers of young Chinese scholars.

“We were already anxious, because for those of us who study modern China, it’s been two years with no end in sight as to when we might return to the archives,” said a third scholar who visited China. AAS conference. “You keep thinking maybe somethings will be better, so after the [Winter] Olympics, after [October’s Chinese Communist] Party Congress, there will be an easing of restrictions, but unfortunately it continues to get worse.”

The AAS said it was aware that some PRC-based academics were barred from participating and is now trying to determine exactly how many academics were affected. “The AAS strongly supports the right of scholars around the world to participate in the free exchange of ideas and research through conferences and other forms of academic cooperation,” the association said in a statement posted on Wednesday. its website.

AAS has already are under increased scrutiny in China. In March 2021, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs sanctioned a member of one of the SAA’s board of directors because of his research into Chinese state policy in the Xinjiang region, where the authorities had detained hundreds of thousands of mostly ethnic Uighurs. The scholar, Joanne Smith Finley, had hosted two panels on Xinjiang for the AAS annual conference a few days earlier.

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A small town bar is a meeting place for more than the locals | Characteristic

STANTON — Wolf’s Den Bar and Grill in Stanton has operated under the direction of a mother-daughter duo for nearly 41 years, establishing itself as a go-to spot in Stanton County and beyond.

The company prides itself on having the “best burgers around”, which is supported by the company’s growth over the years, largely attributed to booming food sales.

The Wolf’s Den, located at 817 S. 10th St. in Stanton, was purchased by Lynnette Raasch in 1981 from Diane Wolf and the late Bob Wolf. Raasch owned and managed the bar for nearly 30 years before handing the reins over to his daughter, Brandi Easley, in 2009.

Raasch was born and raised in the area and wanted to build on the experience she already had working in restaurants. Raasch didn’t really know what to expect when she bought the business, she said, but it was a chance she said she was willing to take.

“I’ve always loved waiting for people and I’ve always loved cooking,” Raasch said. “It turned out to be for sale, and I saw an opportunity there.”

The Wolf’s Den has remained a staple in the community, which Raasch and Easley said is a credit to the combination of a loyal clientele, who stick to what works, and loyal employees.

“It’s the support from small towns and the friendships we’ve made with people over the years that make our jobs really enjoyable,” Easley said. “And, with Stanton, we have customer support from all over – Clarkson, Dodge, Leigh, Wisner, Pilger – it’s amazing.”

The Wolf’s Den used to house shuffleboard, pool and foosball tables, but the bar had to get rid of them because there wasn’t enough space to accommodate a constant clientele.

“The food business has grown so big that we’ve removed everything and added rear seating and a salad bar,” Easley said.

The Wolf’s Den offers an assortment of burgers and sandwiches, as well as soups, salads and multiple fried items. The signature menu items at the bar, Raasch and Easley said, are the burgers. The Wolf’s Den typically consumes about 400 pounds of beef in a week, they said.

The bar and grill has 10-ounce, never-frozen burger patties that people rave about. Customers can also get double or triple burgers, which have grown in popularity in recent years. In 2021, a “triple burger challenge” took off at the bar, as dozens of regulars took on the 30-ounce burgers and continue to do so through 2022.

“It’s usually the young, skinny guys who are the most successful,” Easley said. “I couldn’t tell you why.”

The mother-daughter couple said they are still trying to staff the business with nine employees who help run the bar and grill, which operates from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Raasch said she was ready to hand over ordering, payroll and day-to-day management duties when the company changed hands nearly 13 years ago.

Easley, who has worked at the bar and grill since she was 14, has learned to handle most of those tasks over the years, she said.

The two Stanton women said they got along well running the business, which made the transition smooth.

While Raasch transferred ownership responsibilities to Easley more than 13 years ago, she remains heavily involved in day-to-day operations. She always cooks fresh soups, cooks breakfast and lunch, and helps out elsewhere as needed.

The building has expanded over the years to include more storage and refrigeration to complement the ever-growing food business.

The exterior of the bar and grill could get a facelift later this year as several Stanton businesses have received grants as part of a city redevelopment plan.

Raasch and Easley also credited longtime employee Karen Myrick with helping the business maintain its success and reputation for friendly service and good food.

Myrick has worked at The Wolf’s Den for 27 years and has helped Raasch and Easley navigate the challenges brought on by the 2019 floods and the pandemic since the start of 2020.

As for the future, Easley said she plans to run The Wolf’s Den in the future and serve a loyal clientele for years to come.

“It’s really great to be able to meet people, make friends and see people grow over the years,” she said. “There have been a lot of memories created here.”

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A drive-by shooting lands Monroe’s men behind bars; authorities looking for two other suspects | KTVE

MONROE, The. (KTVE/KARD) – On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the Monroe Police Department was dispatched to the 2000 block of Peach Street regarding a drive-by shooting. During officers’ investigation, they discovered that approximately 17 rounds of 9mm and 40 caliber rounds had been fired from a gun and into an apartment complex, hitting several apartments and injuring a tenant in the complex.

Officers also learned that the bullets were fired from a black four-door sedan occupied by four suspects and that the vehicle was traveling from an apartment complex on the east side of Monroe. Officers said CCTV footage of the apartment complex led authorities to identify Keythandrius Kamari Reed, 23, as the driver and Josiah Micah Williams, 18, as one of the passengers.

Officers located Reed and questioned him about the incident. According to officers, Reed indicated that he was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the alleged drive-by shooting, but had no knowledge of the other suspects’ plans to shoot at the apartment complex.

Reed was placed under arrest and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center. He was charged with assault by drive-by shooting.

As for Williams, he was reportedly seen on video removing a weapon from the trunk of the vehicle and concealing it as he climbed into the front passenger seat. Williams was located at his residence in Morehouse Parish and authorities discovered a .40 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol stolen from inside his bedroom.

Williams was transported to the Monroe Police Department and questioned by officers. After reading his Miranda rights, he informed officers that he had no knowledge of the drive-by shooting incident.

Williams was transported to Ouachita Correctional Center. He was charged with assault by drive-by shooting.

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Tri-Cities Shops, Restaurants and Bars Contribute to Non-Profit ‘United Help Ukraine’ Profits This Weekend | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A growing number of businesses in the region have signed up to an effort to help a nonprofit that helps Ukrainians and has ties to the region.

The “Eat, Drink and Make a Difference” campaign runs from Friday to Sunday and is the brainchild of Nelly Ostrovsky, originally from Kyiv area who moved to Johnson City in 1990 as a young woman. Proceeds will go directly to “United Help Ukraine”, a Washington-based nonprofit sister-in-law established after the outbreak of conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

A number of restaurants, shops and venues are participating. In addition to agreeing to contribute a portion of their proceeds, each business will display a poster (or more than one) with campaign information and a QR code that customers can scan to make a direct donation.

High Voltage, a downtown Kingsport venue that also includes an ax throwing area, will donate one dollar to United Help Ukraine for every draft beer they pour this Friday and Saturday.

“I think more importantly we will have posters with QR codes here and at Ax House we will have donation boxes,” co-owner Anne Greenfield told News Channel 11 on Wednesday.

A Facebook banner design for the United Help Ukraine fundraiser this weekend created by local artist Samantha Steadman.

Artisans Village, a fair trade store in downtown Johnson City, will donate half of the proceeds from its Thistle Farms line of lotions and beauty products. This line itself supports women who have been victims of human trafficking.

Wheeler’s Bagels produces giant blue and yellow cookies at its Johnson City and Kingsport locations and donates all of those profits.

Greenfield said she heard about the effort on Monday, reviewed it, and realized after talking to Ostrovsky “it was something we wanted to be involved in.”

“If people want to buy a beer and let me donate, that’s fine with me,” Greenfield said. “If they want to donate through the QR code or through the donation box, that’s wonderful too. I think it’s a great cause that we all need to support.

Companies interested in participating can email [email protected] to learn more. Posters with QR codes will be given to them.

Greenfield said she was particularly sold because United Help Ukraine is an established charity run by volunteers and less than 1% of its revenue is needed for overheads.

“I think sometimes as Americans we just push money, and it makes us feel better, but we don’t really know where it’s going or how we’re giving,” she said. declared.

“I think that’s the beauty of this project. We know who is responsible, we know their hearts are breaking over this and they know where the money will go.

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Sailor fatally stabbed outside Boston bar, bouncer arrested

Boston police announced on Monday the arrest of a bouncer in connection with the fatal assault of a young US Marine Corps veteran outside the bar where the suspect worked over the weekend of Saint John’s Day. -Patrick. Daniel Martinez, 23, of Illinois, was found suffering from a stab wound outside Sons of Boston on Union Street just before 7 p.m. Saturday. He was rushed to a Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Martinez served in the Marines from September 2017 to September 2021, reaching the rank of sergeant, the US Marine Corps confirmed. He deployed in 2019 with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was most recently assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, Calif. “He was so adventurous. He was fearless. He was so brave,” Apolonia Martinez, Daniel Martinez’s mother, told NewsCenter 5. and other military branches must cross. He was honourable. He just wanted to make a difference. Service Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Suffolk County Attorney’s Office investigators said Martinez was in visiting the city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends, including a fellow Marine, according to Apolonia Martinez. Police said the suspect, Alvaro Larrama, 38, of East Boston, was identified through the investigation by the Boston Police Homicide Unit. He turned himself in to Boston police in District A15. Larrama, who was employed as a bouncer at Sons of Boston, was arraigned Monday afternoon in Boston City Court. Prosecutors said during the hearing that investigators found video from multiple surveillance cameras showing the stabbing and the moments that followed, including when the suspect returned. into Sons of Boston to wash their hands, change their clothes and exit through a back door. Larrama is being held without bail and Judge Steven Key ordered him back to court on April 28 for a probable cause hearing. Union Street is home to several well-known bars and restaurants, including Union Oyster House, The Bell in Hand Tavern, Sons of Boston and Hennessy’s Bar. Police investigators were seen working in the area near Paddy O’s and the street in the area was closed. Bars in the area were forced to remain closed overnight after the knife attack.

Boston police announced on Monday the arrest of a bouncer in connection with the fatal assault of a young US Marine Corps veteran outside the bar where the suspect worked over the weekend of Saint John’s Day. -Patrick.

Daniel Martinez, 23, of Illinois, was found suffering from a stab wound outside Sons of Boston on Union Street just before 7 p.m. Saturday. He was rushed to a Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Martinez served in the Marines from September 2017 to September 2021, reaching the rank of sergeant, the US Marine Corps confirmed. He deployed in 2019 with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was most recently assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

“He was so adventurous. He was fearless. He was so brave,” Apolonia Martinez, Daniel Martinez’s mother, told NewsCenter 5. and the other military branches must cross. He was honourable. He just wanted to make a difference.

Martinez’s decorations included the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Deployment Ribbon. of the maritime service.

Suffolk County Attorney’s Office investigators said Martinez was visiting the town to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends – including a fellow Marine, according to Apolonia Martinez.

“This is not a representation of our city of Boston, who we are, and I think we need to come together in support and love,” Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said.

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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel Martinez in his uniform

Police said the suspect, Alvaro Larrama, 38, of East Boston, was identified through the investigation by the Boston Police Homicide Unit. He turned himself in to Boston police in District A15.

Larrama, who worked as a bouncer at Sons of Boston, was arraigned Monday afternoon in Boston City Court.

Prosecutors said during the hearing that investigators found video from multiple surveillance cameras showing the stabbing and the moments that followed, including when the suspect returned to Sons of Boston to wash his hands, change clothes and exit through a back door.

Larrama is being held without bond and Judge Steven Key ordered him back to court on April 28 for a probable cause hearing.

Alvaro Larrama, 38, of East Boston, during his appearance in Boston   Municipal Court on March 21, 2022. Larrama is charged with murder in x20;the death of 23 year old Daniel Martinez, a former US Marine, outside the Boston Sons bar on Union Street on March 19, 2022.

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Alvaro Larrama, 38, of East Boston, during his appearance in Boston City Court on March 21, 2022. Larrama is charged with murder in the death of Daniel Martinez, 23, a former U.S. Marine, outside the Sons bar of Boston on Union Street on March 19, 2022.

Union Street is home to several well-known bars and restaurants, including Union Oyster House, The Bell in Hand Tavern, Sons of Boston, and Hennessey’s Bar. Police investigators were seen working in the area near Paddy O’s and the street in the area was closed.

Bars in the area were forced to stay closed overnight after the stabbings.

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Luann de Lesseps apologizes after a drunken evening at the piano bar

‘Real Housewives of New York’ star Luann de Lesseps has issued an apology after causing a scene at New York’s piano bar Townhouse.

“This week, after an unfortunate incident, I was confronted with the truth,” De Lesseps, 56, began his statement on Instagram on Saturday morning.

“I want to apologize to the Townhouse staff and anyone else I may have offended with my behavior,” she continued. “Obviously my struggles with alcohol are real!”

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The ‘housewife’ admitted in her apology that staying sober has been difficult.
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De Lesseps was arrested in 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida on Christmas Eve for drunkenness and disorder. She agreed to plead guilty to assault, trespassing and disorderly intoxication in exchange for the felony charge against her being reduced.

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De Lesseps has issued an apology for his behavior via social media.

The reality star has publicly battled his addiction since, with time spent in rehab and continued efforts to maintain his sobriety over the years.

“Although I have made great progress over the years, there have been times when I have fallen. It’s one day at a time,” she continued. “I am recovering and I’m taking steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

De Lesseps was reportedly kicked out of Townhouse this week after causing a drunken disturbance while ‘hogging the piano’ at the popular gay bar.

The reality TV star reportedly “played confusing versions of songs”, which were so intolerable that “the crowd started booing her”, causing her to yell at the audience, shouting “fuck you!” to patrons.

“I am grateful to my family and friends for their constant support, sincerely, LuAnn,” she concluded.

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The Bravolebrity was kicked out of the popular piano bar due to his drunken behavior.
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The Countess found support in ‘Housewives’ Cynthia Bailey of Atlanta and Lisa Rinna of Beverly Hills, who both left encouraging messages for fellow countryman Bravolebrity in the comments section.

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Take-out mixed drinks could be back on the menu at Pennsylvania bars and restaurants

Pennsylvania bars and restaurants could start selling customers mixed drinks to go again if a proposal from the state Senate is approved.

These drinks were popular early in the pandemic, when catering businesses lacked sales during the state’s indoor dining ban. Liquor regulators have temporarily allowed establishments licensed to sell alcohol to provide mixed drinks to go – as long as they don’t exceed 64 ounces and are sold before 11 p.m.

Bar owners were then disappointed when Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board had to ban take-out cocktails again after the state’s declaration of a pandemic emergency ended last year. Before that happened, lawmakers tried and failed to fully legalize the drinks. Although a majority in both houses voted in favor of the idea last summer, it did not receive the final Senate vote it needed to be sent to Governor Tom Wolf’s office.

The senses. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and John Yudichak (I-Carbon) are mounting another effort and, like last time, expect broad support.

“The Republicans and Democrats I’ve spoken to realize that this industry has been one of the hardest hit, so to speak, during the pandemic and the shutdowns,” Laughlin said.

“This legislation will give restaurants and bars the ability to maintain cash flow and expand their offerings, helping them recover.”

Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) said last summer she would not call a take-out cocktail measure for a vote until lawmakers decide whether to keep permanently pandemic-era rules regarding outdoor cocktail service. Months later, they solved the problem by approving a bill allowing bars and restaurants to sell cocktails within 300 meters of their own premises.

Although people can once again dine at restaurants in Pennsylvania, Chuck Moran of the state’s Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association said bringing back cocktails to go would still be helpful.

“The virus is still there and some customers are hesitant to walk into a restaurant, sit down and enjoy a meal,” Moran said. “So you still have to get past that and then of course you don’t know what’s going to happen next winter.”

Moran said supporters of the first take-out cocktail bill soured when a few Republicans passed a measure to also legalize canned or ready-to-drink cocktails. Democrats were among those who opposed the move, saying canned cocktails would have made it easier to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor industry.

Laughlin said he would agree to legalizing these drinks, but only as part of a separate bill.

“The way people buy alcohol in Pennsylvania is changing. I think we can all see that,” he said. -to-drink, I just don’t want her attached to this [cocktails-to-go] legislation.”

Laughlin and Yudichak’s effort, known as Senate Bill 1138, now awaits a state Senate committee hearing and vote.

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Protesters call for Long Beach bar to be closed after deadly hit-and-run

A peaceful but vocal protest against a Long Beach bar took place on Saturday afternoon.

Crowds gathered for a march and rally with people holding banners and posters calling for Bottoms Up Tavern to be shut down and closed, saying patrons who go there have had a serious and negative impact on the neighborhood.

The bar is directly across from a memorial in an apartment building that marks the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident that claimed the lives of a father and young daughter.

A truck crashed into the building, killing Jose, 41, and Samantha Palacios, 3. Long Beach police have identified Octavio Montano Islas, 24, as the suspected hit-and-run driver in the fatal March 1 crash on Rose Avenue. Investigators say he fled the van and has not been found.

Protesters said these two places are connected.

Anyone with information about the fatal hit-and-run accident is asked to contact Long Beach Police at 562-435-6711 or submit a tip online at

Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 Weekend News at 5 March 12, 2022.

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Dixon Planning Commission Approves Whiskey Bar – The Vacaville Reporter

In the near future, when someone in Solano County asks you to show them the way to the next whiskey bar, Jim Morrison style, you can direct them to Dixon.

The Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 to approve a use permit for Whiskey Barrel, a proposed lounge and pub in the former Bank of America building in downtown Dixon.

Barring an appeal to the city council, the site will be remodeled to serve as a lounge, bar and concert hall, with whiskey being just one of the things it will offer.

Associate planner Scott Greeley said a bid has been submitted by husband and wife Mickey Renger and Tiffany Fabiani for the vacant building at the corner of North First and East B streets. The former bank site has been vacant since 2017 , and at 5,106 square feet, Greeley described it as the largest unoccupied space in downtown Dixon.

Fabiani said the goal is “to create more synergy with our downtown area by creating a safe event and trade show space that provides more regional attraction and appeal.”

Features include a 1940s style cigar lounge, live concerts from touring artists of various genres, specialty tasting in the former bank vault available by reservation only, corn hole tournaments , digital darts, life-size chess board, karaoke nights, dance nights with a live DJ, shuffleboard, pool tables, 200-inch pop-up TV showing live professional sports and events UFC Fight Night, mimosa brunches on the terrace, a non-alcoholic menu for non-drinking customers and a comfort and appetizer menu.

“We never intended to compete directly with our downtown restaurants, but rather to be an additional complement to the additional dine-in environment that is currently lacking downtown,” Fabiani said.

Suggested hours of operation are noon to 2 a.m. daily with live music scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Greeley said staff received a comment that the project would be a good use of space and bring a boon to downtown, while others raised concerns about potential noise, traffic, safety and the perceived overconcentration of liquor licensing in the region.

For the noise issue, Greeley said staff recommend an acoustic engineer come inside the building and identify areas where noise could be mitigated.

Regarding traffic, Greeley said the project was submitted to the engineering department for review, and while traffic was not a concern raised, issues were raised regarding parking.

“The downtown commercial area actually discourages off-street parking,” he said. “It seems there are better uses for these critical downtown areas than just having off-street parking.”

However, Greeley said the site has 17 current parking spaces, but with the expansion of outdoor seating this would reduce the number to 15. However, he said that was more than most downtown businesses.

Fabiani assured that safety would be a priority.

“We want this to be a safe space for everyone to enjoy and not be a facility for the rare beer and whiskey drinker looking for trouble,” she said. “We will operate in class and expect our guests to behave in class as well, and if they cannot they will be excused from the premises.”

Fabiani said she and Renger also plan to have six uniformed security guards on most nights, outnumbering service workers.

Regarding the overconcentration issue, Greeley said the city requires that certain public convenience or necessity (PCN) determinations be made for certain types of liquor licenses, namely types 20 and 21, the first of which authorizes the sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption. and the last of which allows the sale of beer, wine or distilled spirits.

Whiskey Barrel is looking for a type 48 license, which is restricted to lounges, taverns and cocktail lounges and does not require a PCN determination.

“It’s really not uncommon in the city center to have restaurants, bars, pubs and, yes, alcohol is one of those things that is frequently sold,” Greeley said.

Because of this, Greeley said overfocus is a matter of perception.

Additionally, Fabiani said he received a disclosure letter from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) which determined that there was no Whiskey Barrel licensing overcrowding in the downtown census tract. city, which allows no more than eight of that specific type. Currently, she said there are only five in use and Whiskey Barrel will be the sixth.

Commissioner Janet Koster pointed out that live music ends at 10 p.m. and asked if that also included weekdays. Fabiani said live band music would end at 10 a.m. but exclude DJs, karaoke and other amplified sounds. However, it would be limited to Friday and Saturday evenings and not working nights.

“We’re very aware of that,” she said.

During public comments, several callers spoke in favor of the project, citing its potential benefit in bringing people downtown as well as Fabiani and Renger’s due diligence in ensuring it was operated safely. However, a caller who did not give her name felt that there were inconsistencies in the types of alcohol allowed in the census tract and that “nightclubs” were not a conditional use for the downtown under the city’s zoning code.

Community development manager Raffi Boloyan said the nightclub categorization was based on how ABC categorized it, but the Downtown Commercial Zoning District has a “bars and pubs” category, which is more in line with what the city considers.

“This type of use is permitted, subject to a conditional use license, which is the process by which this project is underway,” he said.

On ABC licensing, Boloyan said liquor licenses are issued by the state, not the city, so any inconsistencies or errors belong to them. He also said that the types of licenses cited in the census tract are not all the same, as some are restaurants that can serve beer and wine while others are purely bars.

The commission voted 6 to 1 to approve the conditional use license with a stipulation to approve security cameras. The only opposing vote was from Loraine Hernandez-Covello, who supported the project as a whole but felt that further consideration was needed on the design of the outdoor space.

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San Francisco to remove vaccination evidence in gyms and bars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will stop requiring proof of vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses, including restaurants, bars, fitness centers and gyms, officials said Wednesday.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health said starting Friday it will be up to businesses to require proof of vaccination or a negative test from their staff and customers.

Proof of vaccination will still be required to participate in “mega” indoor events, defined as gatherings of 1,000 people or more, per state guidelines, the department said in a statement.

San Francisco was one of the first cities in the nation to require proof of vaccination before entering certain indoor businesses. City officials issued the warrant in August as the delta variant spread.

“With cases and hospitalizations continuing to decline and our high vaccination rate providing a strong defense against the virus, San Francisco is ready to further ease COVID-19 restrictions and allow individuals to make their own decisions to protect themselves. and protect their loved ones,” said Health Officer Dr Susan Philip.

The vast majority of the city’s residents, 83%, are fully immunized.

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LA plans to end COVID vaccine proof requirement in bars, restaurants and gyms

The Los Angeles City Council will consider waiving the requirement for interior businesses to verify customers’ COVID-19 vaccination status.

City Council Speaker Nury Martinez introduced a motion on Friday to make vaccine verification voluntary and no longer require proof of vaccinations at large outdoor events.

Martinez’s proposal came the day Los Angeles County relaxed masking rules and stopped requiring vaccine checks at outdoor mega events, bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, discotheques and lounges.

Local jurisdictions may have stricter rules than county ones, and LA currently requires people to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, concert, convention centers, card rooms, playgrounds, museums, shopping malls, playgrounds, spas, salons and indoor urban facilities.

The city’s sweeping mandate, dubbed SafePassLA, was one of the strictest vaccination mandates in the country when it went into effect in November and meant that businesses in Los Angeles had to enforce stricter rules than counties. surrounding.

Martinez – who introduced the motion to require vaccine verification last year – said at the time it would help bring things back to normal for those who have been vaccinated.

Now, with the number of COVID-19 cases declining after the omicron-fueled winter surge, authorities across the state have eased some COVID-19 restrictions.

It’s unclear when vaccine verification rules would be relaxed in Los Angeles if the city council approves the proposal.

Vaccination verification would still be required at mega indoor events with 1,000 or more attendees, such as concerts or games, as it is still required by LA County.

Although Los Angeles County has yet to reach pre-surge levels, the region has seen infection rates plummet after hitting record highs during the winter.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved from classifying LA County as having “high” risk for COVID-19 to “low” risk last week, triggering the COVID-19 rule changes.

With fewer required safety measures in place, LA County Health Director Barbara Ferrer said getting vaccinated and strengthened will help provide greater protection.

There are still 1.7 million eligible residents who have yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 2.7 million eligible residents who have not been boosted.

“With fewer people infected and seriously ill with COVID-19, and the relaxed safety requirements, it is very tempting to think that the pandemic is over and that we can return to the situation before March 2020,” Ferrer said. in a press release. week. “And although transmission has slowed and we have powerful tools that go a long way to avoiding the worst effects of the virus, there continue to be thousands of people whose lives, families and jobs are disrupted every day. because they or someone close to them is newly infected. , and, for some, their infection will lead to serious illness.

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OU Women’s Gymnastics: Sooners score program record in bars, beat Michigan’s No. 1 | Sports

After the first event, Oklahoma was tied with top-ranked Michigan.

It was a good start, but the Sooners needed to be separated. They got that and more with the range of bars.

Danielle Sievers kicked things off with a 9.925, Ragan Smith scored the same and the other four Sooners in the bars formation scored a 9.975 lineout to give the team a .375 lead heading into the third event.

Bar performance didn’t just make the difference in Friday’s encounter. It also finished as the most successful bar formation in program history for the No. 2-ranked Sooners, who used that momentum to earn a 198.475–197.900 win over the nation’s top-ranked team.

The 9.975 bars scores of Jordan Bowers, Katherine Levasseur, Audrey Davis and Karrie Thomas are all tied for the best score of the meet. OU coach KJ Kindler has been adamant that the Sooners’ bar lineup is the best in the nation, and it showed against the Wolverines.

“I can’t say enough about the [bars lineup]said Kindler. “You just felt that kind of elation, and everyone was feeding off each other. Obviously, as the #1 barre team for most of the year, we had hit some great barre routines with great technique, but our landings hadn’t quite been timed. But not today. Today, we have reached five out of six. Very important to us right now. That’s really what made the difference.

“[There wasn’t] only one 10 in there, and I think there could have been. But 9.975 is good too, so we’re very excited about that. Those blocked landings made a huge difference, and I still believe the starter sets the tone. So Danny Sievers, sticking his takedown bar, kind of started a fire.

The bars performance gave the Sooners momentum for the rest of the competition.

The Sooners posted a team score of 49.525 in the balance beam formation, giving them a .125 advantage over the Wolverines in the third event. They capped it all off in the floor event, scoring a 49.675 to seal the victory and edged Wolverines in three of the four events.

“I was personally a little apprehensive about going to beam because of the sheer excitement that was going on in the bars,” Kindler said. “There was a lot of emotion, and I know on the beam we have to be calm. We need to settle down. So I was a bit worried that they would depreciate, that they would connect. But no need to worry because they were all absolutely on track.

There was another big moment for the Sooners before the bars event.

Bowers, a freshman, had her top 10 on vault, which helped draw the Sooners even with the Wolverines after the first event. She ended her day with a 9.975 on bars and a 9.950 on floor.

“It was huge,” Kindler said. “Because we had those first two jumps and they were good, but I knew we had to capitalize on that event. She brought that first jump like that and that 10, it was extremely important for our score.

It was a big win for the Sooners (11-2), who suffered a narrow loss to No. 3 Florida last week. The Wolverines also beat the Sooners in a close game in the national championship last season.

“It’s definitely a confidence factor for them, bringing in the No. 1 team in the country and it was a solid win,” Kindler said.

Jesse Crittenden is The Transcript’s sports editor and covers OU athletics. Contact him at [email protected] or 405-366-3580

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Natural Products Expo West 2022 Preview

Merit Functional Foods (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) will showcase product concepts made with the company’s non-GMO pea and canola protein ingredients at next week’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. at the booth No. 1492.

The first sample is a vegan cookie dough protein bar dipped in dark chocolate, which is made with Merit’s high-purity Peazazz pea protein and Puratein C canola protein. The bar bolsters a nutritional profile of 20g of protein per serving, with a PDCAAS score of 1.0, while offering a soft texture, the company said in a press release. “This proprietary protein solution provides a unique combination of functional and nutritional capabilities that allows for exceptionally smooth, plant-based protein bars with a significantly reduced rate of bar firming over time.” The company claims its proteins offer high solubility and a neutral color and flavor profile so as not to affect mouthfeel, color or taste.

The company will also sample a ready-to-use protein powder (RTM) made with its Peazazz pea protein and Puratein C canola protein. The RTM has a PDCAAS score of 1.0 and contains 20g of plant-based protein per serving. 26g. The company notes that “this protein powder concept has excellent solubility that allows it to address mouthfeel issues that often cause plant-based powders to rely on gummies and thickeners,” meaning that products can boast both a cleaner label and nutritional value. “This is a game-changer for protein powder formulation,” Dustin Cosgrove, vice president of sales for Merit Functional Foods, said in a press release.

The company’s formulation and nutrition-friendly ingredients provide marketers of plant-based protein products with extensive options. For example, Cosgrove said of the new sample bars: “As more consumers shift to a plant-based lifestyle, protein bars that deliver taste, texture and nutrition But this is one area where plant-based bars are under-delivered: they are known for their chalky mouthfeel, hardening over time, crumbling, unpleasant aftertaste, etc. Protein Merit’s innovative and functional pea and canola bars solve these problems, pushing the boundaries of what is currently possible for plant-based protein bar formulations.

Merit launched its pea and canola protein portfolio in 2019 and fully commercialized its product, manufactured at the company’s 94,000 square foot facility in Manitoba. Its ingredients can be used in bakery products and meat substitutes, dairy substitutes, etc.

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Dallas bars and restaurants will ring in Texas Independence Day this year

About 186 years ago, Richard Ellis, the President of the Texas Constitutional Convention, appointed five men to draft the state’s Declaration of Independence: George C. Childress, James Gaines, Edward Conrad, Collin McKinney, and Bailey Hardeman. They modeled the document on the country’s declaration of independence, establishing the separation of Texas from Mexico and the creation of the Republic of Texas. On March 2, Ellis signed the incorporation document, which was distributed to what were then the towns of Bexar, Goliad, Nacogdoches, Brazoria and San Felipe.

Since then, cities across the state commemorate the holiday, which also fails Texas Flag and Sam Houston Day. Although March 2 is not an official public holiday, government offices are operating with reduced staff as a reminder.

Bars and restaurants are getting in on it too, celebrating with Texas-inspired food and drink. Here’s where to find the best places to celebrate all things Lone Star State on March 2

rodeo bar

The Texas-themed bar within the Adolphus Hotel will feature an assortment of adult-friendly Texas dishes. Cheer on the state’s founding fathers with an ice-cold Dr Pepper or relive your childhood at the State Fair with a sampling of Frito Pie, Turkey Legs and Funnel Cake. Order a bowl of Texas red (chili) or a plate of carne asada to end the evening. As always, the bar’s signature Rodeo Burger will be available for purchase.

JAXON Texas Kitchen and Beer Garden

With $2 burgers, $3 Texan pilsners, and $5 Texan whiskey all day, the downtown beer garden and cafe celebrates Texas and the venue’s second anniversary in a big way. Bumble & Brim Hat Co. will be on hand with Texas-themed hats and branded merchandise for guests to purchase. Be sure to grab an item or two for a souvenir photo for the Photo Wagon, which will be on site. At 7 p.m., Straight Tequila Night, a 90s country cover band, will play live music until 10 p.m.


Celebrate happy hour like a real Texan. From 5-7 p.m., the Uptown restaurant will offer $12 palomas, old-fashioned tequila, and ranch waters. Also on offer: a $30 sampling flight, which includes happy hour specials, plus two small pours of tequila blanco and rosa. Pro tip: RSVP for the happy hour special to receive a free appetizer. Country musician Sarah Johnson will be on hand for the afternoon party. Don’t forget to take pictures of Texas-sized balloons for the gram.

the ranch

Show your Texas pride with a tasting of Texas wines. This event focuses on state wineries, instead of tequila and whiskey, to showcase Texas wine country. For $75, guests will blind taste a selection of Texan wines and compare them to other wines from around the world. The tasting will be accompanied by a series of bites from the restaurant’s chef. At the end of the night, guests will leave with a personalized bag, wine glass and tasting notebook to continue their wine tasting adventures elsewhere. For non-wine connoisseurs, the restaurant will host a Texas whiskey tasting from 5-7 p.m. Buy tickets.


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Bars and liquor stores pull Russian branded vodka

Some bars and liquor stores have taken action to oppose Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: they are removing Russian vodka from their shelves and promoting Ukrainian brands instead.

“I woke up yesterday morning and saw that Russia had invaded Ukraine. You wonder what you can do,” said Bob Quay, owner of Bob’s Bar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “The United States is obviously imposing sanctions. I thought I would impose sanctions as well.”

So he cleared his shelves of the old Soviet brand Stolichnaya and started promoting the Ukrainian Vektor. “We have a sign above that says: Support Ukraine.”

Quay announced the move on Facebook, and “it’s exploded. We have people who have never been in the bar before.”

Stoli, owned by Russian-born tycoon Yuri Shefler, is actually made in Latvia. On its website, the Stoli group claims that it “represents peace in Europe and solidarity with the Ukrainian people”.

Liquor store Southern Spirits in Indian Land, South Carolina is experiencing a business boom for Ukrainian vodka Kozak after removing Russian brands from its shelves.

“It’s selling out a lot faster than we thought,” said general manager Drew Podrebarac. “It was awesome.”

The Magic Mountain ski resort in Londonderry, Vermont, posted a video on Twitter showing an employee pouring Stolichnaya down the drain and saying, “Sorry, we don’t serve Russian products here.”

Governors have also entered the fray. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered the state’s Department of Commerce to stop buying and selling Russian Standard, the only Russian vodka sold in Ohio. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed an executive order requiring liquor outlets in the state to remove Russian-branded and Russian-made liquor, as did Utah Governor Spencer Cox.

Virginia State Senate Democrat L. Louise Lucas calls for “the removal of all Russian vodka and other Russian products” from the nearly 400 Liquor Control Authority stores operated by the State of Virginia.

And Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., wrote on Twitter: “Throw away all the Russian vodka and, along with the ammo and missiles, ship the empty bottles to Ukraine to use in Molotov cocktails.

Information for this article was provided by Azi Paybarah of The New York Times.

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Taking the Steam Deck to a bar was a mixed experience

One of the main selling points of the Steam Deck for many is the fact that it’s super portable. A gaming handheld with the power to play the best games wherever you want, Valve said. But is it really as convenient to take to a pub or bar as one would like?

There are so many factors that make me anxious to use a gaming device in public. Many of them are real deal breakers, like the need to use voice commands in some games. If you’re reading from the United States, you may never have been subjected to the awful cringe that those old Nintendo DS commercials were, i.e. a lady chatting with her dogs imaginaries on the bus.

Yeah, it won’t be me. I want my public gaming experience to be secretive, unassuming, and most importantly: quiet.

When I got my hands on Valve’s sought-after gaming handheld, one of my main questions was “How loud is the Steam Deck, really?” If that didn’t cover the conversations of people sitting next to me at a bar, maybe I wouldn’t have to hide in my windowless ground-floor apartment to play Elden Ring next month.

At the same time, I had visions of being laughed at in bars and forever labeled antisocial for playing video games on the Steam Deck, rather than screaming at sweaty men kicking balls back and forth on the big screen. Then there was always the possibility that I was able to make new friends by wielding my favorite RPG in public.

“Even athletes are also players today, maybe it won’t be so bad,” I reassured myself.

So, in the name of science, I took the Steam Deck to a local sports bar to see what would happen… and the place was uprising. Manchester United fans littered the floors, each waiting to claim my seat for a better view of the sweaty, mud-covered athletes hurled above my head. And I sat proudly tapping away at my little portable gaming PC.

Me and my friends in a bar with the Steam Deck

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As expected, I was followed closely by an elite team of curious friends. There we were, myself and a Nintendo Switch-playing IT support tech, a former games journalist turned game developer, and a futile PS Vita 2 anticipator, all excited to get a taste of the as-yet-unreleased Steam Deck. Everyone picked it up, comparing the weight and ergonomics to their respective favorite rigs, and between the “oohs” and “ahs” there was definitely a sense of camaraderie.

The Switch-liker immediately noticed the sweet UI sounds with which Valve complemented the Steam Deck’s menu systems, while the PS Vita 2 hopeful was impressed with how light it offered compared to power under the hood. Although his main comment was, “It goes well with a pint of cider, but I wouldn’t recommend it for sticky pub tables.”

Which brings a point to the fore: if it was a laptop that I had brought to the bar, there would be a lot more fear of spilling drinks on my precious equipment. Laptops, despite their name, generally have to be used with a table – even the best gaming laptops can overheat if you choke the fans. At least with a handheld I could keep it off the table and away from sticky spills.

There’s always someone cracking a passing joke when you pull out a gaming laptop in a bar, too. Oddly enough, no comments came on the device as we were all speechless. The Steam Deck didn’t seem to get as much attention, and I suspect it wasn’t just because the noisy atmosphere of the pub managed to drown out the high-pitched hum of the unit’s fan.

It’s just a much more subtle form factor than a gaming laptop. People seem to be used to portable gaming devices by now, and it’s almost certain that someone will release one at some point in the evening. , whether in the form of a switch or his mobile phone. And as you probably know, your business can feel… left out.

Steam Deck with an image of Elden Ring overlaid on screen

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It’s a social shield if there ever was one, saying, “I’m here, I showed up, but don’t talk to me because I’ve been trying to defeat this boss for weeks.”

Playing on a Steam Deck at a social gathering proved not to be the most conducive to a communal atmosphere.

I think my friends felt a little ignored. Sure, you can pass the Steam Deck around while playing Worms, or squeeze together for a game of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, but it’s not really a device meant for socializing. It’s a social shield if there ever was one, a little veiling machine that says, “I’m here, I’ve introduced myself, but don’t talk to me because I’ve been trying to defeat this boss for weeks.”

That said, when you first introduce it to a group of like-minded nerds, the Steam Deck manages to create a sense of unity, at least by encouraging people with different ideals and interests to come together to discuss something new and fascinating.

Of course, that spirit is sure to dissipate once everyone gets used to it. And while the Steam Deck is quiet and subtle enough not to warrant public ridicule, it’s certainly not something I would regularly bring to social gatherings.

But you’ll probably find me swinging alone to relax on the corner sofa at the local bar, keeping myself to myself, just as a way out of the house, though. For that, it’s a pretty spectacular little machine.

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Govee will light up your room with its smart light bars for $45, save 25%

The official Govee storefront on Amazon offers the Govee smart light bars for $44.99 shipped after applying the code GOVEE6053O at the register. This 25% discount marks the second lowest price we’ve seen these light bars at and the lowest price in the last 3 months. With the ability to dance to the music, Govee smart light bars can be mounted in a variety of positions to seamlessly set the mood. Unlike other Govee products, these light bars are not controlled via Wi-Fi or smart home assistants. These are instead controlled by the Govee Home app, which lets you control different scenes and color modes.

If you’re looking for a light like this but works with smart home assistants, Govee still has you covered. The Flow Plus smart LED light bars for $65 shipped work with Alexa and Assistant and have all the same functionality as the previously mentioned lights. While working with Alexa and Assistant, you can still use the Govee Home app to get even more customization on the light bars.

We are currently tracking deals on a Govee HealthKit compatible smart scale for $18.19 as well as one by Etekcity. Both of these scales will also work with Google Fit alongside HealthKit. You can also save on 32.8 feet of Wi-Fi enabled RGB string lights in ningled for $8. At this price, no other light strip comes close to this value.

Features of Govee Smart Light Bars:

  • These smart light bars elegantly add depth of color to your home theater, creating a more impressive entertainment system. Enhance your home lighting decor and provide you with a more ambient viewing experience.
  • Enjoy access to an intuitive timer function, customizable colors and light effects, and engaging music and scene modes. With these features, transforming the way you look at paintings, artworks, and images is easier than ever.
  • Attach the smart light to the back of your TV or PC with strong adhesive. Or use the supplied brackets for easy installation beside or behind the screen. These ambient lights are quick to set up and easy to use.

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Two men arrested in fatal shooting outside Miramar bar

Two men were arrested Saturday in a shooting outside a bar in Mira Mesa that left another dead hours earlier, San Diego police said Sunday.

Samuel Perez, 23, and Damani Wiltshire-Beal, 22, are charged with the fatal shooting of Kyle Delangel, 37, police said.

Delangel was shot outside the petrol station, formerly known as Off Base Bar, on Miramar Road west of Kearny Villa Road around 2am. Police say Delangel got into an altercation with two men.

The argument unfolded as the bar closed and escalated in the parking lot. The two men Delangel argued with were taking off in a car when they hit Delangel with the vehicle, Lt. Andra Brown said Sunday.

When Delangel approached from the driver’s side, one of the men in the car shot him, Brown said.

Paramedics took Delangel to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. The National City resident died several hours later, Brown said.

Police found Perez near his home and arrested him Saturday afternoon, Brown said. Wiltshire-Beal was arrested on his way home that night.

Police did not say how detectives identified Perez and Wiltshire-Beal as suspects.

Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call homicide investigators at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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Why weren’t more bars and restaurants in Cleveland allowed late hours for All Star weekend? Editorial Board Roundtable

Visitors to The Block watch a video that was made for them by Ridgeland Studios and was made in a stop-motion action format. The Block opened today during NBA All Star Weekend, giving fans a three-day experience of access to top players, musical acts, personalities, local artists, designers and more around the corner from West 54th Street and Detroit Avenue, February 18, 2022 Yes, II’s NBA All Star party in Cleveland this weekend – but why aren’t more bars and restaurants staying open late? The round table of the editorial board is looking into this question.John Kuntz,

New Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb cited neighborhood safety concerns and limited planning time in his decision to allow only seven Cleveland hotels to continue operating for an additional hour and a half after 2:30 a.m. this weekend. -end NBA All Star.

But many in the city’s struggling hospitality industry who could use this post-pandemic boost were shocked by the decision, which left most of the 80 bars and restaurants that had taken the time to apply. . City Council Speaker Blaine Griffin said he was “extremely disappointed”.

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Flames Rips Through Diamond Bar Condo Complex – CBS Los Angeles

DIAMOND BAR (CBSLA) – A fire damaged several units at a condo complex in Diamond Bar early Thursday morning.

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The fire was first reported at 2:25 a.m. in the 300 block of South Prospectors Road, near Golden Springs Road. Cellphone video showed huge flames and smoke engulfing the complex.

A woman who lives in one of the damaged condos told CBSLA that a friend who lived with her was the first to spot the flames.

“We smelled the smoke, and it was just, ‘call 911 and grab the cat, knock on everybody’s door and get out of here,'” Logan Allred said.

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Los Angeles County Fire Department crews responded and extinguished most of the flames. They stayed on site for several hours monitoring hot spots. Two units suffered heavy damage and a third suffered minor damage.

“Just access issues, and we had to locate the fire, took a minute to get inside the gate, but once we got in and moved a few units around, we were good,” said said LACFD Battalion Chief Steve Bowie.

There were no serious injuries, although two cats in one of the damaged condos went missing. At least seven people have been displaced. The Red Cross helped them find temporary accommodation.

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The cause is unknown. The fire appears to have started outside the building before spreading inside, Bowie said. There were no patio barbecues near where it may have started and no obvious source.

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What is a “lady bar” and when to use one?

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Je mythical “women’s bar”: This is a real type of dumbbell, but unless you compete in a specific strength sport, you probably have some misconceptions about what exactly it is and why it exists. Is it a shrunken, pink bullshit bar? Where is it a necessary piece of equipment for all women? No it’s Neither. Here is the real story.

Normal bars are not “men’s” bars

The barbell you’ll most commonly find at most gyms weighs 20 kilograms (44 pounds, or sometimes 45) and is about seven feet long. It has a handle about an inch thick – the exact size varies from model to model – and the weights are loaded into a two inch thick sleeve at each end of the bar. This is commonly referred to as an “Olympic” barbell, whether or not it matches the rules of Olympic-style weightlifting.

In powerlifting competitions and in most weight rooms for recreational lifting or adjoining sports workouts, everyone uses this type and size of barbell, no matter the gender. When I had a powerlifting meetthere were three different bars – the USPA uses an extra thick “squat bar” and an extra soft “deadlift bar” – but they were intended for different elevators, not for people of different gender.

So where do people use a women’s bar? in a particular sport.

A women’s bar is reserved for Olympic weightlifting

Do you remember weightlifting, the sport of snatch and clean and jerk? (Here is a reminder.) In this sport, there are male and female divisions, and everyone uses a different bar. The only other place I’ve seen men’s and women’s bars used regularly is at a Crossfit gym, which makes sense, like Crossfit incorporates Olympic lifts.

The men’s bar is in the same family as the general purpose bar we described above. It weighs 20 kilograms, is 2,200 millimeters long (about 7’3″), and the middle part measures 28 millimeters, or just over an inch.

The women’s bar, introduced in the late 1990s, is slightly smaller. It weighs 15 kilograms instead of 20, its length is 2,010 millimeters (6’7″) and its central part is only 25 millimeters in diameter –almost exactly one inch. The distance between the clamps is the same as a men’s barbell, so it can fit a standard size squat rack.

Why is there a women’s bar?

There are two reasons the woman’s bar exists: the diameter of the piece you are holding, and the behavior of the bar under load.

Please don’tNote that the lightest weight (15kg instead of 20kg) is not the reason it exists. The are lightweight workout bars that beginners and kids can use if they have trouble lifting a full-size bar, but they’re usually five or 10 pounds, and once you can lift a full-size bar, you switch. On the other hand, 300+ pound clean and jerky woman competing going to do it again with a 15kg women’s barbell.

First of all, the thinner the bar, the easier it is to get your hands on it. And because weightlifting uses a hook grip, with the thumb under the fingers, it’s important to be able to wrap your hands properly. Three millimeters doesn’t make much difference, and most people can grip both just fine, but if you have small hands, you’ll appreciate being able to use the thinner bar. More female than male competitors would be at a disadvantage if the same 28mm bar was used for everyone.

Second is the way the bar bends when loaded, known as the “whisk.” When you load enough weight onto the bar, it bends. Sometimes you don’t want that (remember those extra-stiff USPA squat bars?), but in weightlifting you do. Pushers can use the way the bar bends to help them bounce off the bottom of a clean or get the bar moving to start a jerk. If women used the men’s bar, few women would have the same whipping experience as men. So the women’s bar is more fiery.

Women’s bars are rare outside of Olympic weightlifting gyms

Now that you understand what a ladies bar is islet’s talk about what he is not.

If your gym has a bar that is shorter and lighter than a full-size bar, but it’s the same thickness and isn’t particularly flexible, it’s not a women’s bar. It’s more likely a straight curl bar (often 25 lbs, but they vary) or a short 35 lb bar like this one.

If your gym has a super light bar, it’s not a women’s bar. It is more likely a technical bar. If you check the end cap and it says something like “50 lbs” that may be his capacity, as in, this is a 15-pound (or whatever) bar that you can load up to 50 pounds total. These bars are great for kids or for adults who want something light for warming up.

If your gym has a bar the same size as a regular bar but looks a bit thinner to you, it’s not a ladies bar. It’s probably a deadlift barwhich measure 27mm at the center and are actually longer than an ordinary bar. Or the regular bars at your gym may come in varying thicknesses; there could be a 28mm and a 29mm, for example.

Your gym could be able have a women’s bar in addition to some of these other bars, especially if weightlifters or Crossfitters train there sometimes.

When to use a women’s bar?

If you train in Olympic weightlifting and plan to compete in the women’s division, you should use a women’s barbell. Although you will have no problem using a men’s barbell, it is good to get used to the type of barbell you will be using in competition and to get used to the differences. plate math that the other women in your gym will use. For example, to load 60 kilograms, you would need 20 kg blue plates on a men’s bar, or blue more small reds (2.5 kg each) on a ladies’ bar. (Competition collars are extra, but that’s a whole other math lesson.)

If you want a short bar because you don’t have much space in your home gym, try one of those short bars I mentioned; Rogue’s is only 69 inches long, compared to 79 for a women’s bar and 87 for a men’s Olympic bar or standard power bar. Just be aware that these smaller bars won’t fit on a standard size rack.

That’s really the only reason. If you want a thin, whipped bar for deadlifts, use a deadlift bar. If your hands are small and you find it difficult to hold a standard barbell, buy a set of straps and work on training your grip; the problem isn’t the bar, it’s you.

I say this as someone who “couldn’t” grab a men’s barbell, but had no problem grabbing a women’s barbell when I first started training in a weight room. Surprise: when I returned to the men’s bar, it turned out that I could grab it just fine. It was easier to to learn on the thinner bar, but my hands were perfectly capable of doing both once I knew how. So feel free to try a women’s barbell, but don’t assume that men’s bars are inappropriate for recreational weightlifting.

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Super Bowl fans pack Gaslamp Quarter bars for watch parties

SAN DIEGO — On Super Bowl Sunday, all it takes is good company and a good seat to have a good time.

Crowds booked their seats in front of flat-screen TVs in Gaslamp Quarter bars and restaurants to watch the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium.

“We just wanted the downtown vibe, we just got dropped off, we were walking around and it looked like fun here,” Rams fan Emilee Sierra said.

Along Fifth Ave and Market Street, teams from the Gaslamp Quarter Association set up free inflatables, including a field goal and quarterback challenge.

For some people, it’s all about the halftime show.

“It was a really good surprise, it was just a throwback. It was all Californians, just the West Coast,” Rams fan Joann Naoum said.

“I actually saw Anderson Paak on drums. I would have liked to see him sing and dance but he was in the back so it was cool. I’m a Big Snoop Dog and Mary J fan,” said Bengals fan Lauren Gentzler.

In the third quarter, the drinks were flowing at American Junkie, which catered to fans of both teams.

“Dos Equis, our Mexican lagers, have gone crazy,” said American Junkie waitress Megan. “It’s the Super Bowl of super bowls to serve. It was awesome there, the crowd is amazing, the game is awesome.

Rams fans stayed late Sunday night to celebrate their NFL victory.

“We need this one for LA, to represent and take the state,” Rams fan Rick Phelps said.

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1 dead, 4 injured after shooting at Murfreesboro hookah bar

MURFEESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — One man is dead and four others are injured following a shooting at a hookah bar in Murfreesboro early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to the Habibi Hookah Café in the 1600 block of Middle Tennessee Boulevard at 2 a.m. Saturday morning after a sergeant patrolling the area heard gunfire.

On the spot, the sergeant undertook rescue efforts on a male victim using a tourniquet. The male victim later died in hospital.

According to Murfreesboro police, four other people were shot and transported to a local hospital where their condition remains unknown.

Preliminary investigation shows two people began arguing in the parking lot of the hookah bar and a fight ensued before gunshots broke out.

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Investigators are trying to determine a suspect and the motive for the shooting.

No other information was immediately released.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Cody Thomas at 629-201-5537 or call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP.

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Family freezes rare chocolate ‘Boomer Bars’ for 33 years ‘until Bengals win Super Bowl’

Many fans have been saving commemorative Bengals memorabilia, beers and more in anticipation of finally bringing them back for the Super Bowl. And, for a family, it’s a rare Bengals edition chocolate bar. went to the Super Bowl in 1989, they bought two Boomer Esiason candy bars, also known as Boomer Bar. the Super Bowl. “The bars were put in the freezer and have been there for – for 33 years. They said, over the years, the Bengals have made the playoffs but never the Super Bowl and now they joke that, if they win, they will finally thaw the bars in celebration.”So here we are, Super Sunday is just days away and we’ve added Boomer Bars to the Super Bowl menu,” the two said.The Bengals are preparing to face the Rams at the Super Bowl Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

Many fans have been saving commemorative Bengals memorabilia, beers and more in anticipation of finally bringing them back for the Super Bowl.

And, for a family, it’s a rare Bengals edition chocolate bar.

Justin Tucker and Travis Sheehan said the last time the Bengals went to the Super Bowl in 1989, they bought two Boomer Esiason candy bars, also known as Boomer Bars.

They were disappointed after the team’s Super Bowl loss that they decided to save the bars and “not eat them until they won the Super Bowl.”

The bars were put in the freezer and have been there ever since – for 33 years.

They said that over the years the Bengals have made the playoffs but never the Super Bowl and now they joke that if they win they will finally defrost the bars in celebration.

“So here we are, Super Sunday is days away and we’ve added Boomer Bars to the Super Bowl menu,” the two said.

The Bengals are preparing to face the Rams in the Super Bowl. Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m.

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Local drug dealer suspected behind bars after arrest –

MINERAL SPRINGS — A suspected local drug dealer is behind bars following a multi-agency bust at a Mineral Springs residence late last week.

Robert A. Charles, 40, is charged by Pennsylvania State Police with felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and willful possession of a controlled substance.

According to the probable cause affidavit, a search warrant was executed on February 3 at Charles’ residence located in the 100 block of Burkett Road.

In addition to the state police, the multi-agency arrest was accomplished with the assistance of the Lawrence Township police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the state attorney general’s office.

As officers approached and established a perimeter, Charles was reportedly seen putting a mason jar on the roof from a second story window.

Once the entry was made, officers detained several people and Charles was mirandized. In a police interview, he admitted to putting the pot on the roof, as evidenced by an officer.

Charles said he just got six ounces of meth on February 2 and sold two ounces on February 3. The pot contained approximately 100 grams of methamphetamine, 10 grams of heroin and seven grams of crack.

Several other containers were also in the residence and contained smaller amounts of suspected methamphetamine, as well as other unknown suspect drugs.

Charles is incarcerated in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. Currently, he is due to appear for a preliminary hearing on February 16 in a centralized court.

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The Ten Best Rooftop Bars in Miami

Miami is one of the best cities in the world when it comes to rooftop bars and terraces. From North Miami and Wynwood to Brickell and Coconut Grove, locals and tourists alike can revel in and relax at the city’s most scenic locations, day or night, year-round.

Whether it’s an open-air oasis serving passion fruit mojitos and grilled fish tacos or a stylish rooftop terrace with pineapple cocktails and a pool to dip your toes in , here are ten excellent rooftop bars across Miami, listed in alphabetical order.

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Pavement views are picture perfect from the roof of the Gabriel at Bella’s Bar.

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Bella’s Bar at Gabriel Miami

1100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Set amid poolside rooftop cabanas on the 14th floor of Miami’s Hotel Gabriel, guests and locals alike can indulge in drink deals at Bella’s Bar while enjoying panoramic views of the Biscayne Bay and the city below. The bar offers a good variety of cocktails with an amazing view of Biscayne Bay.

Click to enlarge Cebada Rooftop offers a Cuban-themed oasis in the heart of Coral Gables.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF CEBADA ROOFTOP

Cebada Rooftop offers a Cuban-themed oasis in the heart of Coral Gables.

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Cebada roof

124 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables

From the team behind Dadeland’s Abi Maria, Cebada’s high-level patio marries a raw bar and cocktail lounge with stunning views. The venue’s creatively named libations are inspired by owner Jorgie Ramos’ Miami roots, from “Your Wife Is in My Pina Colada” to “Every Belen Guy’s Christmas Vacation.” Pair them with high-end dishes like chorizo-spiced cobia, bone-in Wagyu rib-eye or Spanish fried chicken masa served with guava butter; as well as a selection of raw bar items like oysters, stone crab claws and ahi tuna.

Click to enlarge Mamey is the contemporary roof of the THesis hotel.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF THESIS HOTEL

Mamey is the contemporary roof of the THesis hotel.

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Mamey in third

1350 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables

Located in Thesis Hotel, this island-themed rooftop patio is an extension of Coral Gables’ famed Mamey Restaurant created by James Beard nominee Niven Patel. Mamey on Third offers diners great al fresco views accompanied by a plethora of cocktails and light fare, influenced by Patel’s fusion of Asian, Caribbean and Polynesian flavors. Don’t miss the white truffle and brie grilled cheese made with homemade mango jam on Sullivan’s Street bread. The sweet and salty combination pairs perfectly with the jerk margarita, a spicy combination of mezcal, jerk-spiced agave syrup, and fresh strawberry, watermelon, and lime juice.

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You can’t say “rooftop” in Miami without thinking of Mila.

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1636 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach

Located in the heart of South Beach, Mila’s rooftop terrace has become a prime spot to enjoy Miami’s glamorous nightlife. The bar features reinvented classics like “Crusta,” a tropical twist on the pina colada with pineapple rum, St. Germain, vanilla, pineapple, and pandan. An assortment of premium brands and spirits can be paired with unusual ingredients and a theatrical presentation using homemade foams, gels and dry ice to create a bespoke cocktail.

Click to enlarge Pair of oysters and overlooking the rooftops at No. 3 Social in Wynwood.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF NO.  3 SOCIAL

Pair of oysters and overlooking the rooftops at No. 3 Social in Wynwood.

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#3 Social

50 NW 24th St., Miami

No. 3 Social is a rooftop respite that takes patio-view dining to new heights. Sample a selection of East Coast oysters alongside popular drinks like “Fly Me to Tulum” on the rooftop terrace that overlooks the bustling Wynwood neighborhood below.

Click to enlarge The Moxy features a rooftop oasis in the form of Serena, a place that channels Mexico City into the heart of South Beach.  - PHOTO BY MICHAEL KLEINBURG

The Moxy features a rooftop oasis in the form of Serena, a place that channels Mexico City into the heart of South Beach.

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915 Collins Ct., Miami

Serena, an open-air rooftop restaurant and bar, channels the open-air patios of Oaxaca and Mexico City. The lush terrace with lounge and table offers garden-like alfresco dining in bold shades of pink, orange, coral and blue. From plush sofas and cushioned banquettes to swivel bar stools and upholstered wrought iron chairs, each seat creates an inviting atmosphere for sunset cocktails. Here, diners can watch freshly ground cornmeal hand-shaped into fresh tortillas, then cooked to order on a traditional comal before being turned into dishes like crab tostadas or squash blossom quesadillas that pair well with drinks like the Serena margarita, a combination of tequila, Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, Chinola passion fruit liqueur, agave, and lime juice.

Click to enlarge The Lincoln Eatery has a rooftop terrace perfect for eating, drinking and dancing.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF LINCOLN EATERY

The Lincoln Eatery has a rooftop terrace perfect for eating, drinking and dancing.

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court of heaven

723 N. Lincoln Ln., Miami Beach

The Lincoln Eatery Food Hall has more than a plethora of food options. The rooftop bar offers a bird’s eye view of famed Lincoln Road, while the lush green space is the perfect place to soak up the Miami Beach views with a cocktail in hand. Guests can grab food from one of the venue’s eclectic restaurants on the ground floor, then head to the Sky Yard to enjoy garden games, a lively bar scene, and dancing. The rooftop venue’s menu also features its own selection of light snacks — ranging from steakhouse-style dishes to Asian-inspired dishes with a Latin twist.

Click to enlarge Looking for a rooftop getaway in Little Havana?  Look no further than Terras at Life House.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF TERRAS

Looking for a rooftop getaway in Little Havana? Look no further than Terras at Life House.

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528 SW Ninth Avenue, Miami

Terras is a tropical rooftop bar and restaurant located in the lush urban estate of Life House in Little Havana. This rooftop oasis is where you can find light bites and cocktails inspired by South American and Caribbean street food served as tapas to underline the communal atmosphere. A bonus: House-made juices, tinctures, syrups, and infusions feature fresh herbs and garnishes from the property’s own edible gardens.

Click to enlarge This Upper Beuna Vista restaurant offers a shaded view of the rooftops.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF VISTA

This Upper Beuna Vista restaurant offers a shaded view of the rooftops.

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5020 NE Second Avenue, Miami

Grab an alfresco table under the banyan trees at this modern Italian restaurant in Upper Buena Vista, count yourself lucky. The brainchild of husband-and-wife team Fiorella Blanco and chef Roberto Bearzi, the restaurant is a treat for sights and appetites. Their two-story space offers a unique fusion of culture and cuisine with its globally inspired dishes featuring appetizers like risotto, pistachio, eggplant-stuffed zucchini blossoms in a spicy pepper sauce, or agnolotti di pollo, a ravioli-like pasta with a ricotta cheese filling served with a creamy tomato sauce. If you’re looking for extra enchantment, ask for a spot under the wooden pergola lit by twinkling lights at sunset.

Click to enlarge Nothing beats the ocean view from Watr at 1 Rooftop.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF WATR AT 1 ROOFTOP

Nothing beats the ocean view from Watr at 1 Rooftop.

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Watr at 1 Rooftop

2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Here’s a little-known fact: 1 Hotel South Beach is the only oceanfront hotel in Miami Beach with a rooftop pool. That means you won’t just find yourself 18 stories high with the perfect ocean view. With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the open-air restaurant, complete with a retractable roof, serves Peruvian-influenced dishes like Florida grouper ceviche and a bowl of steak saltado over candied potatoes. Pair it with the lean bar piña made with rum, coconut rum, organic coconut, pineapple and fresh lime juice.

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DC bar that defied vaccine rule becomes conservative darling

Days before the first phase of Washington’s vaccination entry requirement went into effect on January 15, The Big Board, a family bar in the popular H Street Corridor, tweeted that it would be “always” open to all.

The owners of the Big Board kept their promise, at a high cost. This week the bar, a mile from the US Capitol, was closed after refusing to comply with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s order to check that patrons over the age of 12 had at least one dose of a Covid vaccine .

But the bar already seems to have another life, at least in conservative circles.

After a city health inspector posted a closure notice on the door of the Big Board on Tuesday saying the bar “poses an imminent danger to the health of the public,” Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, dined at the bar with members of staffaccording to The Washington Examiner and The Daily Caller, two conservative outlets.

Mr. Paul has introduced a bill in Congress to override Washington’s vaccination requirements. He also previously claimed that “masks don’t work,” despite the consensus among public health officials that they limit the spread of the virus. A California study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week also showed that consistent use of high-quality masks provides strong protection for wearers.

The Examiner and Daily Caller reported that several other Republican House members joined Mr. Paul on Tuesday night, all of whom also publicly criticized the vaccination mandates, including Reps. Thomas Masse, Republican of Kentucky, and Ronny Jackson, Republican of Texas. Smiling and without a mask, some legislators posed for pictures with a co-owner of the bar, Eric Flannery.

In a YouTube video made that evening, Mr. Flannery, accompanied by some of the congressional representatives by his side, vowed to ‘keep fighting’ and said the mayor’s order should be challenged in Superior Court. from DC.

Mr Massie then welcomed Mr Flannery’s challenge. “If the mandate is illogical, the only logical thing to do is to challenge it,” Massie said. “If the mandate is unconstitutional, it is constitutional not to follow it. If the warrant isn’t scientific, the only scientific thing to do is ignore it. And so God bless you and thank you for being in the fight.

And Rep. Tim Burchett invited Mr. Flannery to move. “If you want to come to Tennessee, we’re a freedom-loving state, and we’d love to have you, bro,” he said.

The video was uploaded by the Daily Signal, a conservative site, and then shared by The Big Board on its Facebook page.

Glenn Beck, the unvaccinated Tory radio host who has previously been criticized for spreading misinformation about Covid vaccines, also interviewed Mr Flannery and promoted the bar on Thursday, directing listeners to a fundraising campaign funds on GiveSendGo, a self-proclaimed Christian crowdfunder. site. Another conservative talk radio show, The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, which took over the time slot previously occupied by right-wing talk radio star Rush Limbaugh, interviewed Mr Flannery on Thursday and linked to the crowdfunding site. As of Saturday afternoon, this site had recorded over $16,500 in donations.

And a previous GoFundMe campaign for The Big Board owners set up by a correspondent for the Daily Caller on January 19 and tweeted by Mr. Paul had registered more than $32,700 in donations by Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Flannery and The Big Board did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In December, when Mayor Bowser announced the vaccine entry requirement would be put in place, Washington was experiencing a spike in positive Covid test rates as the Omicron variant became dominant.

Covid deaths in the district increased only slightly thereafter, likely because more than 92% of the population received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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Mike Locke’s family asks to keep his killer behind bars before fourth parole hearing | WJHL

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — This is an ongoing call for justice from a Kingsport family. Former Tennessee State Representative and local business owner Mike Locke was killed in 2014 when James Hamm Jr. got drunk while driving his car.

Mike would lose his life because of the mistake. His family would lose their rock. After serving half of his 14-year sentence on a drunk driving homicide conviction, Hamm is again seeking release from prison before the state parole board.

“It is not forgotten. It’s still very much in the minds of the community,” said Mike’s widow, Debbie Locke.

Debbie collects signatures of support, each more than just a name. She wrote a petition asking the parole board to deny Hamm parole. She estimates that around a thousand local people have signed up. Petitions are being launched at many businesses in Kingsport, including the Hot Dog Hut, founded by Mike Locke.

“I will fight until the end. This is not about forgiving. This is about honoring Mike and the justice he deserves,” Debbie Locke said.

In August, Hamm appeared virtually for his final parole board hearing. The board decided not to grant him parole at that time, but decided to review the case six months later. The parole board asked Hamm to take multiple drug tests and undergo a professional reassessment for risk of recidivism.

The upcoming Feb. 15 hearing will mark Hamm’s fourth time on parole.

Debbie Locke says many people who are family members of victims cannot bear the emotional burden of fighting for justice.

“But I lost everything. So why not?” Debbie asked.

HOPE for Victims founder Joan Berry says the endless process of parole hearings leaves victims’ families no peace.

“It’s a constant battle and you think about it every day,” Berry said. She attended previous hearings in support of the Locke family and Hamm’s parole denial.

HOPE for Victims advocates at the state level for truth in sentencing, which requires offenders to serve a substantial portion of their prison sentence.

“We just want what’s right. We want justice. We want it to be fair,” Berry said.

Debbie says for her own family and for others going through the same thing, she won’t be silent.

“I really feel like what the state wants is for me to give up. I won’t do that. I won’t do that,” she said.

District Attorney General Barry Staubus told News Channel 11 he would attend the hearing and again voice his own opposition to Hamm’s release.

At the request of the parole board, the Tennessee Department of Corrections confirmed that Hamm had passed multiple drug tests since his parole hearing in August, but could not confirm whether the professional risk assessment recurrence had occurred.

News Channel 11 will attend the February 15 hearing and provide updates on this developing story.

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17 Great Restaurants and Bars to Visit in Dallas-Fort Worth in February 2022

We have a challenge for you in February: Visit a new restaurant in Dallas-Fort Worth every week for a month. At many of the restaurants on our Hot List below, it’s easy to order takeout or takeout if you choose not to dine in.

February also marks Black History Month, and there’s never been a better time to visit (or revisit) one of your favorite places. Check out our list of 50+ Black Owned Businesses.

And if February calls for a date, we’ve picked out 8 romantic spots that will impress your loved one.

We arrived in February, which means – for me, at least – that Dry January is also over. Let’s toast to that!

black rock coffee

Add Black Rock to the list of coffee chains to watch. The Oregon-based company launched in 2008 and now has more than 100 stores, reports Special Contributor Sarah Bahari. There are only two in D-FW at the moment, in Southlake and Arlington, though we expect to see more in the months and years to come. Black Rock competes with companies like 151 Coffee and Dutch Bros., brands that thrive on super-fast drink service, often aimed at young cafe customers.

Black Rock Cafes are located at 2305 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, and 5723 I-20 West, Arlington.

cry wolf

It feels like a little slice of New York has arrived in Old East Dallas with Cry Wolf, chef Ross Demers’ upscale restaurant housed in a former Subway sandwich shop. You’ll either be seated along a wall or at the bar – there’s nowhere else to go. The best views are at the bar, where three chefs cook over the fire while the whole room watches. It’s bohemian at best.

Cry Wolf is at 4422 Gaston Ave., Dallas. To make a reservation.

Desi Neighborhood

Bhel puri, a puffed rice dish, is one of many Indian street food dishes from the Desi district.(Ben Torres / Special Contributor)

In Special Contributor Brian Reinhart’s story of 7 Restaurants Redefining Indian Food in North Texas, Desi District is one of the most accessible due to its many locations: in Irving, Little Elm, McKinney and Plano, with a another coming soon to Frisco. Desi District is great for kids, says Reinhart — a helpful note for parents like me trying to elevate tiny taste buds on all types of cuisine. More than just a restaurant, Desi District is also a grocery store that sells halal meat.

Desi District has four locations, with a fifth opening soon. See addresses here.

House of Fortune

One of the most popular dishes is Fortune House's Skillet Pork Buns.  The restaurant extends to the east of Dallas.
One of the most popular dishes is Fortune House’s Skillet Pork Buns. The restaurant extends to the east of Dallas.

It’s time to revisit Fortune House in Irving, a Shanghainese restaurant specializing in soup dumplings. By mid-2022, owner John Kim plans to open a second Fortune House, this one on Lowest Greenville in Dallas. It will be an exciting addition to East Dallas, where many residents are looking for more options for Chinese food.

Fortune House is at 8150 N. MacArthur Blvd. (at Ranchview Drive, in the mall just north of the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway), Irving. The new one will open later in 2022 at 2010A Greenville Ave., Dallas, where a restaurant named Gung Ho once stood.

by Howard Wang

Speaking of Chinese cuisine, Dallas-born restaurant Howard Wang’s is on the rise. This spring, the family plans to open a new Howard Wang near Hillcrest and Arapaho roads in far north Dallas. Until then, order chicken and sesame chicken from their best-selling General Tso at the three existing restaurants: in Preston Hollow, Uptown and Frisco.

Howard Wang’s restaurants are at 4343 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas; 3223 Lemmon Ave, Dallas; and 6740 Winning Drive, Frisco. The new one will open later in 2022 at 6859 Arapaho Road, Dallas.


When North Texas’ first Jollibee opened in West Plano in 2020, customers waited three or four hours for fried chicken. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that fans of this Filipino fast food company seemed thrilled that a second Jollibee in D-FW, this one in Dallas proper, is set to open in 2022. If you haven’t been to Jollibee, it’s time: drive to George Bush Turnpike and Preston Road and order a bucket of chicken and spaghetti.

Jollibee is at 1016 Preston Road (north of President George Bush Turnpike), Plano. The new one will open later in 2022 at 4703 Greenville Ave., Dallas.

For some customers, it took 2, 3 or 4 hours in the drive-thru to get to the Jollibee menu board in West Plano.

Los Molcajetes

Head southeast from Dallas, toward South Buckner Boulevard in Pleasant Grove, and you’ll find “one of Dallas’ most underrated food streets,” writes Reinhart. Make Los Molcajetes your first stop on the taco tour, for carnitas and a skillet of queso fundido. And don’t leave until you’ve tried several salsas, says Reinhart.

Los Molcajetes is located at 2306 S. Buckner Blvd., in Dallas’ Pleasant Grove.

Modest Rogers

Modest Rogers is a restaurant with Venezuelan influences.  But damn, look at that cheeseburger.
Modest Rogers is a restaurant with Venezuelan influences. But damn, look at that cheeseburger.(Lola Gomez / Staff Photographer)

You’ll never forget the name of the new Modest Rogers restaurant if you remember this: it’s the nickname of chef-owner Modesto Rodriguez. He honors the dishes of his home country of Venezuela by serving succulent plates of mofongo ribs, yucca smoked chicken and chimichurri carne asada. And there’s a cheeseburger on the menu – and it looks good.

Modest Rogers is at 3811 Fairmount St., Dallas.

Mozzarella Company

This 40-year-old Deep Ellum Cheese Factory – a beloved spot for many Dallas residents – has been honored by Food & Wine magazine as one of the best in the country. (We knew that all along, but it’s nice to see local shop owner Paula Lambert get the credit.) Stop in for some cheese or a hands-on class, if it’s been a while.

Mozzarella Company is at 2944 Elm St., Dallas.

At Nick and Sam’s

Sam Romano, the only son of restaurateur Phil Romano, is the new general partner of the steakhouse Nick & Sam.
Sam Romano, the only son of restaurateur Phil Romano, is the new general partner of the steakhouse Nick & Sam.

When Nick & Sam’s opened in 1999, half of its namesake, Sam, was a toddler. It’s 23 years later, and he runs the place. Sam Romano plans to keep the menu, chef and dining room the same. But it should be interesting to see this venerable steakhouse evolve under a new, young owner.

Nick & Sam’s is at 3008 Maple Ave., Dallas.

Pickleball, anyone?

Pickleball is the sports catering trend coming in 2022 to D-FW. It’s okay if you’ve never played, because the sport – a hodgepodge of ping-pong, tennis and badminton – doesn’t require much practice. The new trend is to combine the sport of pickleball with a fun and friendly terrace. The two new pickleball restaurants are Chicken N Pickle in Grand Prairie and Courtside Kitchen in Fort Worth. Let us know if it’s a big dill.

Chicken N Pickle is at 2965 S. Highway 161, Grand Prairie; Courtside Kitchen is at 1615 Rogers Road, Fort Worth.

rodeo bar

The Rodeo Bar reopened on January 10, 2021 after being closed in downtown Dallas since 2018.
The Rodeo Bar reopened on January 10, 2021 after being closed in downtown Dallas since 2018.

So you have a friend in town and you want to do “something Texas.” We’ve got you covered: grab a beer and a burger at Rodeo Bar, a resurrected spot inside the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. It’s basically an Instagram requirement that you take a picture in front of that red neon sign. And why not, cowboy? You came for the theme.

Rodeo Bar is at 1321 Commerce St., Dallas.

Rudy’s Chicken

When Rudolph Edwards and his wife Linda Shaw Edwards opened Rudy's Chicken on South Lancaster Road, it was an instant hit.
When Rudolph Edwards and his wife Linda Shaw Edwards opened Rudy’s Chicken on South Lancaster Road, it was an instant hit.

This black-owned business from owner Rudolph Edwards is busy most of the time, and we understand why. The crispy fried chicken and seasoned fries, drenched in that spicy and sassy sauce from Rudy, are so good. Although the double-line drive-thru can be long (as are the lines of people waiting outside the take-out window), it moves quickly.

Rudy’s Chicken is located at 3115 S. Lancaster Road, Dallas.

New York bagels and sandwiches from Sclafani

Sclafani's is located in Preston Center, near Northwest Highway and Preston Road in Dallas.
Sclafani’s is located in Preston Center, near Northwest Highway and Preston Road in Dallas.(Shafkat Anowar / personal photographer)

The secret is revealed at Sclafani. This kettle-baked bagel shop opened in Dallas’ Preston Center on Jan. 24, 2022, and as of last weekend, lines were in the dozens. For the bagels! If that doesn’t prove we need more bagels in this town, I don’t know what will. Give them a second to catch up, then go see what it’s all about.

Sclafani’s is at 6135 Luther Lane, Dallas.

Sky Rocket Burger

There are currently three Sky Rocket Burgers in Dallas-Fort Worth, but its new owner expects to have as many as 20 by the end of 2024. If you get here before it becomes a franchise, you can you count yourself among the burger demons who “remember when” it was a very small chain. Almost everyone gets a double cheeseburger, fries and a shake.

Sky Rocket Burger’s brand new restaurant is located in Frisco at 6633 John Hickman Parkway. The others are at 111 S. Hall St., Dallas, and 7877 Frankford Road, Dallas.

Sky Rocket Burger has three restaurants open now: Frisco, Deep Ellum and Far North Dallas.  Its new owner wants this number of stores to increase significantly by the end of 2024.

wind mill

When the president of Grandscape went looking for restaurants to open near Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony, his longest travel plan was to travel to Bangalore, India to visit a place called Windmills. He loved what founder Kamal Sagar did, and eventually the first windmills in the United States opened here in North Texas. There’s plenty to do: listen to live jazz, drink homemade beer, and eat Indian food, among other things. “The dishes are prepared in spectacular style,” Reinhart writes in a story about notable new Indian restaurants. “… No other restaurant that so boldly fuses so many ideas and cultures.”

Windmills is located at 5755 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony.

Louis Perez, left, with his dog Goose, and their pals Bingham and Michael Swayne, have a few beers at Truck Yard.  It is one of 26 restaurants in Grandscape, a $1.5 billion development at The Colony.

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The most romantic bars in the United States to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Chef Cindy Wolf opened Charleston’s award-winning dining space in 1997 in the Harbor East neighborhood and was subsequently nominated for multiple James Beard Awards. This establishment focuses on seasonal dishes in an elegant setting, says Gayot. Fine dining isn’t for everyone, but it’s worth grabbing a drink if sitting in a dining room isn’t your goal. Head to the bar for cocktails and harbor views with your date, says Forbes Travel Guide. The luxury travel guide recommends ordering one of the signature cocktails if sounding “the fanciest, tastiest, most decadent version of Tang you could imagine” sounds like your idea of ​​a good time.

Honorable mention for Nihao Baltimore, a contemporary Chinese restaurant, in the Canton district, for its Baiju spirit program. Baiju is “the best-selling spirit in the world,” making it a great cocktail for the uninitiated, says VinePair. The restaurant is run by Lydia Chang, daughter of eminent chef and restaurateur Peter Chang, and offers bar seating for anyone looking to impress a date with their knowledge of spirits.

Baltimore also offers a low-key Serenity Wine Cafe, where you can act as your own bartender at the self-service wine bar. Baltimore Magazine calls the wine coffee ideal for trying different varieties in one-, three-, and six-ounce pours.

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A hair-raising effervescence at the Mill Valley bar

  • John Freitas examines Crystal Davis’ beard during the 2022 West Coast Classic Beard & Mustache Championships at the 2 PM Club in Mill Valley, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. Freitas and Davis, both participants in the event, are Modesto residents. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Blaine Reeves of Citrus Heights gets his mustache done at the 2 am Club of Mill Valley during the 2022 West Coast Classic Beard and Mustache Championships on Saturday, January 29, 2021. The event, hosted by the Beards by the Bay club , is an annual benefit for a non-profit organization for homeless youth. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Contestant Wanda Realegeno of El Sobrante, left, toasts her friend Tatiana Gonzalez’s luck during the 2022 West Coast Classic Beard and Mustache Championships at the 2 am Club for in Mill Valley, Calif., on Saturday, January 29, 2022 The event, hosted by the Beards by the Bay Club, is an annual benefit for a nonprofit for homeless youth. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

  • John Freitas of Modesto takes photos of fellow competitors at the 2 am Club of Mill Valley during the 2022 West Coast Classic Beard and Mustache Championships on Saturday, January 29, 2021. The event, hosted by the Beards by the Bay club , is an annual benefit for a non-profit organization for homeless youth. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

  • Blaine Reeves of Citrus Heights heads to the 2 a.m. club in Mill Valley for the 2022 West Coast Classic Beard and Mustache Championships on Saturday, January 29, 2021. The event, hosted by the Beards by the Bay club , is an annual benefit for a non-profit organization for homeless youth. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)

The Beards by the Bay Club held its 2022 West Coast Classic Beard and Mustache Championships on Saturday at the 2 am Club in Mill Valley.

The annual charity fundraiser benefited Larkin Street Youth Services, a non-profit organization that aims to end youth homelessness in the Bay Area. Competitors paid $20 at the door, and event organizers also offered raffle prizes.

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Irish Breakdown Show: Alex Bars talks about Harry Hiestand

Hiring Notre Dame Harry Histand Training the offensive line again was a significant improvement, and it comes at a very, very important time for the Fighting Irish.

In our latest broadcast, we explain why the timing of Hiestand’s return is so important to Notre Dame. We are also joined during the show by the former lineman and captain of the Fighting Irish team. Alex Bars, who updates his NFL career with the Chicago Bears before spending time talking about what made Hiestand such a successful coach.

Before Alex joins the show, we explain why the timing of Hiestand’s return is so important. We first discuss the overall nature of his return, which includes insight into Tommy Rees’ state of development and how Hiestand’s return impacted that. Next, we explain how the increased schedule for the next few seasons necessitated a significant improvement in online play.

Alex then joins the show to update his tenure with the Chicago Bears. We then talk about what made coach Hiestand such an influential part of his development, the lessons Hiestand taught, why his players respected him so much and how the current roster needs to fit his coaching style.

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The Best Cozy Bars for Reading Books While Sipping Cocktails in the Seattle Area

Seattle is a city of books; it regularly tops the lists of most book buyers per capita, has a highly regarded library system, and is home to dozens of independent and quirky bookstores. In 2017, the city was even designated a UNESCO City of Literature. Faced with long, rainy winters, Seattle residents are big fans of the Danish notion of ‘hygge’seeking warmth, comfort and community during the dark months. What better way to get through these cold months than to sit down with friends, sip a glass of wine and curl up with a book?

Here’s a selection of cozy bars that aren’t too loud – even on weekends – and offer cozy places to read the latest novels by local talents like Donna Miscolta, Matilda Bernstein Sycamore or Kristin Hannah. These places are all relatively well lit, have a mellow vibe, and are quiet enough to have a conversation with a friend without having to shout over the music.

The Velvet Elk

Tucked away in residential Mount Baker, this funky space with its lampposts and antique furniture looks like a cross between your great-grandmother’s living room and a hipster art gallery. Upstairs you’ll find overstuffed couches, board games, and a guitar for serenading. To sustain you as you turn the pages, sip Manhattan house made with Punt e Mes and Velvet’s homemade bitters, or munch on a variety of okazu pan, savory Japanese pastries filled with barbecue pork, lentils and more. treats. 3605 S McClellan St., Seattle; (206) 717-2902;

The corner

Venture to this cozy West Seattle bar with its creative cocktail menu. A recent concoction is Banana Bread Old Fashioned, a comforting blend of banana whiskey and nut liqueur spiked with chocolate and burnt cinnamon bitters. True to its name, there are plenty of nooks adorned with armchairs and sofas perfect for reading, munching on snacks, or hosting a book club chat. 206 California Ave SW Suite A, Seattle; (206) 420-7414;

The living room

This little watering hole in lower Queen Anne has a calm and relaxed vibe and serves as a living room away from home. Curl up on a sofa with a book and sip a fig-infused old fashioned, one of the house’s many craft cocktails. The Sitting Room gets extra points for playing Keira Knightley’s adaptation Pride and Prejudice on his big screen TV during a recent visit. No Monday night football here. 108 W Roy St, Seattle; (206) 285-2830;

White Horse Tavern

This little English-style pub off the pedestrianized Post Alley of Pike Place Market feels like a village pub in rural Yorkshire. The bar has a selection of imported English ales – served at room temperature, of course – as well as a respectable collection of blended and single malt whiskeys. Grab a pint and sit down with your copy of “Wuthering Heights” on one of the velvet sofas or browse the tavern’s shelves filled with collectible books. 1908 Post Alley, Seattle; (206) 441-7767;

Sol Liquor Fair

At this intimate craft cocktail bar tucked away in one of Capitol Hill’s quieter corners, you’ll find a slew of craft cocktails. Tuesday Tiki nights are accompanied by scratching Mai Tais and flaming punches. The quiet corners of the bar provide perfect spots for quiet conversations or . Sol’s connection to local distiller Sun Liquor means that mixologists frequently highlight craft spirits such as Gun Club Gin and barrel-aged rum from Sun Liquor. 607 Summit Avenue East, Seattle; (206) 860-1130;

Blue Moon Tavern

It’s not exactly quiet or cozy, but the Blue Moon has literary references that make it a must for book-loving drinkers. Founded in 1934, the Moon has long been a favorite of local writers, who left campus due to bar bans within a one-mile radius of the University of Washington. Poet and creative writing teacher Theodore Roethke famously held court here, and other regulars included Richard Hugo, Carolyn Kizer and David Wagoner. Allen Ginsberg and Dylan Thomas have visited before, so go ahead and open a book of Beat poetry or the latest issue of Poetry Northwest (founded by Blue Moon fans in 1959) while sipping a Rainier tallboy. 712 NE 45th St, Seattle; (206) 675-9116;

The Room by the Fireside/Hotel de Sorrento

No list of bookish bars would be complete without the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel, which hosts its Silent Reading Party on the first Wednesday of every month. Join fellow bookworms to sip Manhattans, munch on a plate of charcuterie, and quietly turn pages amid wood-panelled walls, leather sofas, and a roaring fireplace. Literary Anecdotes Additional Credit: Alice B. Toklas, famous for her relationship with Gertrude Stein in Paris, spent her childhood in a house near the site of the hotel and is honored with an annual dinner at the hotel. 900 Madison Street, Seattle; (206) 622-6400;

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Citywide mask mandate kicks in as Packers fans flock to sports bars

Bucks and Packers fans across the city flocked to sports bars as a citywide mask mandate took effect.

The city reinstated the mask mandate requiring anyone over the age of 3 to wear a mask inside businesses, regardless of their vaccination status.

The new order did not stop fans from going out to enjoy the game.

“I love being with my people, you know the Packers fans, the loud noise when we score, you know you feel the vibe,” fan Maricela Gaona said as she entered Steny’s on South Second Street .

Steny’s staff were masked and even had masks available for all customers. The ordinance exempts anyone who actively eats or drinks.

Restaurants and bars are the first to admit that the last two years of this pandemic have been incredibly difficult to survive.

“If we have to wear masks, we’ll wear masks, we’ll play by the rules. Whatever we can do to keep businesses going, keep people employed and enjoy our favorite sports teams. I’m just thankful we’re still open and I can still stay in business because it was really, really hard.” said Ryan Steny, owner of Stenys.

City leaders say any company failing to meet the mask mandate could be punished. However, the Milwaukee Health Department does not have enough staff to perform inspections or issue citations, which calls into question the interest of it.

“I work in the area, it’s kind of boring, mainly because it’s actually really hard to try to impose it,” said Desiree Stypinski, a local bartender.

City officials say failure to comply with the mask mandate could result in the suspension or even revocation of their licenses, although many businesses and organizations are not subject to the city’s licensing requirements.

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Baltimore business owners speak out against proposed curfew for bars and clubs across the block – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — On Friday, business owners spoke out against a bill that would force strip clubs and bars on The Block in downtown Baltimore to close at 10 p.m., saying the proposed curfew threatens their livelihoods.

Along with former Maryland Assistant Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, business owners called on Mayor Brandon Scott to stand up for local businesses and challenged supporters of the bill to explain why their industry was being singled out. on point.

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“There are hundreds of employees working here who work very hard every day to provide for their families, to put food on the table for their children,” Vignarajah said. “And make no mistake, a 10 p.m. curfew will shut down most of these businesses.”

Senate Bill 222, a bill introduced Jan. 12 by Senate Speaker Bill Ferguson, would require businesses in the 400 block of East Baltimore Street that hold liquor or adult entertainment licenses to close their doors before 10 p.m.

The legislation is the result of a joint effort by Senator Ferguson, 46th District Dels. Luke Clippinger, Robyn Lewis and Brooke Lierman, Councilman Eric Costello and the nearby Baltimore Police Department.

Supporters of the legislation have cited a recent increase in criminal activity on The Block, saying deploying more officers to the area has drained police resources.

In a statement on Thursday, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said police received 831 calls for service on The Block and surrounding areas in 2021, including eight shootings, 15 robberies, 17 aggravated assaults and a suspicious death.

“Violence within and resulting from The Block in Baltimore City’s central business district has increased significantly in recent months despite a robust and consistent deployment by the Baltimore City Police Department,” Harrison said. “Many of them were brazen incidents with police offices in the immediate vicinity.”

Speaking on behalf of business owners, Vignarajah questioned why the proposal targeted bars and clubs in The Block, but not similar establishments elsewhere.

“There are blocks all over the city that have crimes,” he said. “You can’t say there’s crime in Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, Canton, where there’s shootings and fights every weekend, but that’s the block they’re going to shut down .”

The area has long been associated with adult entertainment, dating back at least to the mid-20th century when Blaze Starr and other burlesque dancers performed in clubs along the street.

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Ferguson said Thursday that in other parts of the city where bars are open late, a high police presence and cooperation with business owners has led to a reduction in crime. Unlike those areas, he said, the number and severity of crime near The Block has only increased, even with increased police patrols in the area.

“What we’ve seen is a refusal by business owners to take any responsibility for what’s going on,” Ferguson said.

Vignarajah, however, attributed the rise in crime in Baltimore to city policies discouraging arrest and prosecution for certain offenses, and he challenged Harrison and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to “do their job “.

“That’s not true. We need a crime plan,” Vignarajah said. “But shutting down businesses and excoriating communities because you think you’re better than them is not It’s not a criminal plan. It’s not going to make us any safer.

He said the legislation did nothing to address the fact that crime plagues virtually every neighborhood in Baltimore.

“Solving the crime on The Block will not solve the 21 murders that have already happened this year,” he said. “Tackling crime on The Block is not going to tackle the 40 shootings that have happened in the past 20 days.”

“Not one of them happened here, not one,” he added.

Sara Wantland is co-owner of Club Pussycat, a strip club on East Baltimore Street. She implored supporters of the bill to discuss the legislation with business owners to understand how it could impact not only their bottom line, but also their families.

“It’s our livelihood,” Wantland said. “If this is taken away from us, we cannot provide for our families, like everyone else in the city. So we’re just asking you to think more before you pass a bill like this, that you’re going to affect families like mine who have worked so hard and for so many years to build businesses.

A man named John S., who introduced himself as the president of the East Baltimore Street Association, shared Wantland’s concerns. He said the group was organizing protests in response to the bill.

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“We will not allow out-of-touch politicians to abuse hard-working people trying to support their families without ever having a single discussion with any of us,” he said, later adding: “They will learn very quickly that we will defend ourselves.

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B.C. bars and other businesses affected by pandemic closures will get more help

Additional financial assistance is on the way for BC businesses forced to remain closed for at least another month as the province tries to contain the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

A statement from the Department for Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation says businesses, including event venues, bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve full meals, are eligible for grants of up to $20,000, depending on enrollment.

The funds, which double the amount available to these businesses, can be claimed through the provincial COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant.

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Businesses that have been ordered closed by the provincial health official until at least February 16 are eligible for the highest amount, while those that have been allowed to reopen can claim up to $10,000.

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The province says the $4 million extension to the grant program complements existing federal assistance, including the Local Lockdown Program and the Canada Lockdown Workers Benefit, which provide wage, rent or income support to those affected by pandemic-related closures.

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, says the province has increased funding as some sectors are still impacted by public health measures.

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The Omicron variant is also forcing service changes in the Northern, Interior, and Isles health authorities. All three announced adjustments in anticipation of staff shortages and increased patient numbers due to a surge in COVID-19 infections.

Each authority has postponed surgeries, while Island and Interior Health are moving staff in a bid to keep patient care safe.

Interior Health says in a news release that it has closed inpatient departments at health centers in Clearwater, Invermere and Lillooet to stabilize emergency departments. It says those affected by the closures will be contacted. On Vancouver Island, staffing levels at large acute care sites are being bolstered by moving ambulatory and surgical workers to areas of critical demand, Island Health says.

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Provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry has warned that a spike in COVID-19 patients will arrive in hospitals this week after infections in the community peaked earlier this month.

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Gyms and bars closed indefinitely ahead of Tuesday’s COVID update from BC health officials

The BC government has quietly ordered gyms, fitness centers, bars and other facilities to close until further notice, ahead of its weekly COVID-19 update on Tuesday.

The restriction, aimed at curbing the spread of the Omicron variant, was due to expire at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. But on Monday afternoon, the province removed that end time from the official public health order.

It is unclear whether these restrictions will be removed, kept in place or if further restrictions will come into effect when Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix hold their weekly briefing on Tuesday .

This will be streamed live above, on BC1 and on the Global BC Facebook page.

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Meanwhile, a Richmond BC gym owner is expressing his frustration with the change Monday afternoon.

“We just feel like we’ve been caught off guard again without warning,” Courtney Dickson, managing director of Richmond Sports and Fitness told Global News.

She said she was preparing to open her facility Tuesday morning, saying there was no proper communication from the province about what was happening with the current order expiring.

“There was no publicity around it,” Dickson added. “We have not received any notification about this. It’s the starts and stops, it’s the constant change sometimes within 12 hours of notice. And you know, we’re constantly trying to adapt as needed, like so many other facilities as well. These are people’s livelihoods.

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Here is a summary of the latest public health order:

  • No social events and indoor gatherings of any size (eg weddings and parties);
  • Concerts, sports games and theaters reduced to 50% of the number of seats, regardless of the size of the room;
  • Closure of gymnasiums, fitness centers and dance studios;
  • Closure of bars and nightclubs; and
  • Limit table sizes in restaurants, cafes and pubs to a maximum of six people per table with physical distancing or barriers.

This story will be updated after Tuesday afternoon’s press conference.

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Cafes and bars open in defiance of shutdown orders

The cafes in Groningen were open. Photo: Remco de Waal ANP

Saturday’s protests by dozens of bar and cafe owners, who opened in defiance of government shutdown orders, went off without a hitch

Dirk Beljaarts, director of hotel industry lobby group KHN, told TV talk show Nieuwsuur that there will be “further protests in the coming days”.

Beljaarts described public support for Saturday’s protests as “heartwarming”, adding that while the opening of cafes was “so deadly,” mayors reportedly acted to shut them down.

On Friday, the government said shops, universities and fitness centers could reopen, but bars, cafes and the cultural sector must remain closed due to the spike in coronavirus cases.

On Saturday, however, cafes and restaurants across the country opened for a while in protest, in several places with the tacit approval of local authorities.

In Valkenburg and Venlo in Limburg, cafes opened and city officials did not intervene, local broadcaster 1Limburg reported.

Hylke van der Werf, of Café Thús in Drachten, told Omrop Fryslan he only got the keys to his premises two years ago. “We’ve been closed more than we’ve been open,” he said. “We are now opening up a bit. We don’t want to ask for financial aid, we want to earn it ourselves.


In Utrecht, cafe owner Gijs Werschkull said he was opening his cafes for the day as the area had been hit extremely hard by the closures. “I hope the mayor sees this as a protest,” he told RTV Utrecht. “We’ve had a lot of support from our customers.”

Mayor Sharon Dijksma reportedly declined her invitation to lunch, but said she would pressure the government to reconsider its decision and be generous in its compensation to the sector.

Utrecht council wardens issued four verbal and two written warnings to landlords who opened their cafes and bars despite orders to close.

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Miami cocktail bar brings tropical pop-up to Soho House

Fancy a tropical vibe during a Chicago winter that brought single-digit temperatures and black ice to the city? There are plenty of cocktail bars in Chicago that may make you think of a warmer climate: Three Dots & A Dash, Secret Sound at Time Out Market Chicago, and Lost Lake, which is soon to be extinct, to name a few – a few. But you’ll soon have an added option: a Miami cocktail bar that pops up inside Soho House during Chicago’s colder months.

Sweet Liberty Cocktail Bar brings some of the same drinks it serves in South Beach to the downstairs bar of Soho House Chicago, decorating the space with an origami flower installation, a nine foot tall palm tree, and a neon sign that says, “‘Pursue Happiness.” There’s also a custom DJ booth, where local selectors will perform Latin, funk, and deep house music throughout the pop-up’s residence.

Much of the pop-up’s menu is made up of drinks that Sweet Liberty serves at its original South Beach location, including the Florida cocktail made with Bacardi Añejo Cuatro, lime, pineapple, and creme de mint, as well as the Dope AF Lychee Martini, which features tender tropical fruits. Those looking for an alcoholic pick-me-up can enjoy a piña colada made with three types of rum, pineapple, coconut cream and Jamaican coffee.

Much like the Fox Bar at Soho House Chicago, the Sweet Liberty pop-up will be open to the general public, so you won’t need a Soho House membership to stop by and grab a drink. You can also grab some incredibly thin pies from Paper Thin Pizza to accompany your tropical drinks (available Wednesday through Saturday 6pm to 11pm).

The Sweet Liberty pop-up at SoHo House will open on January 14 and will operate on a first-come, first-served basis until February 12. You can have a table from Tuesday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., or Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Discover the Sweet Liberty cocktail menu below.

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