It’s been said about Sao Paulo, Brazil (truthfully, I think), that if you don’t have a friend here, it’s possible to go seriously astray.
3/5 Dayni Rating
The Pub with Two Names—it was an absolute joy watching this place come together last year as the old Peter Lalor Hotel was given a, technically third, lease on life by the new joint owners, Donatellos Ballarat hospitality group and renowned artist David Bromley and his wife Yuge. Trucks filled with quirky art pieces, mirrors, statues, and glass-work came and went constantly while the building underwent renovations, so we knew from the get-go that when it re-opened, it was going to be one hell of a quirky joint, and we weren’t wrong! If quirky is what you’re looking for, you definitely won’t be disappointed! Even the floor tiles are crazily creative! The atmosphere in this ‘pub’ is exquisite. It feels high end, but not soo high end as to feel uncomfortable; artsy, but not so much so that it’s overwhelming. Although there is so much going on inside this space, everywhere you look there’s something new, something you completely overlooked just a moment ago, but now, there it is! It’s eclectic in the classiest of ways. And the servers and bar staff are just as bubbly and quirky as the building itself, which I adore!
Everyone knows I'm frugal. It's no secret, then, that I like to take advantage of what I perceive to be a "good deal." Imagine my surprise when I'm informed of this all-you-can-eat Sushi and Korean BBQ place across town. Korean BBQ sounded good to me, so with ZERO intentions of trying sushi, and about a month's worth of convincing from my lady, I treated the family to this really nice restaurant and paid $30 each for the four members of my family (lady, two children) to enjoy this "all-you-can-eat buffet."
In the first installment of this two-part article series ("Part 1: Would You Like A Fight With That?"), we examined how threats of violence—and actual violence—at the some 14,000 McDonald's restaurants all across the United States has now come to the forefront of public attention. While we may have all witnessed our fellow humans behaving badly anywhere two or more people are gathered these days, take one look at your Facebook or Twitter feed, and you are very likely to see a video of McDonald's customers, workers, managers, or a combination thereof arguing or fighting somewhere in America.
Unfortunately, unless you have been living as a modern day, technology-enabled shut-in, having every meal you eat that is prepared outside your home delivered to your door by Uber Eats or Grubhub, we have all seen it happen at one time or another. Whether the setting be fast-food or fancy, dining in, or driving through, we have all witnessed behaviors that, shall we say, at least—"back in my day," says the AARP-card carrier here—gotten you sent to the principal's office. We have seen it on the part of customers behaving badly—with one another, or with restaurant workers, or sometimes, a combination of all. We have seen workers arguing with each other, or with their managers. We have heard the yelling. We have seen the confrontations. We have witnessed the threats. And yes, sometimes we have even seen the punches—or drinks as the case may be—thrown.
Summer is the ideal time to enjoy many new tastes and return to your classic favorites. This is when so many foods are their very freshest. Have that delicious bucket of cherries and bite into a juicy peach. Summer is when people look forward to tomatoes straight from the plant and grilled asparagus. Chefs also look forward to this fabulous season. They're ready to show off all sorts of amazing techniques that take summer's bounty and bring it to a whole new level. If you're staying home or heading out, there's lots of terrific places to eat all over the country.
Jamaican vegan hot food
Serves as both a take-out restaurant and grocery store
Not a sit down, very few seats available
Amazing selection of hot meals
Above average costs
There are some non-vegan items so be sure to ask before purchasing.
A year ago, April 2018, we had a fabulous lunch at The Noisy Lobster. Good food, good service and in a good atmosphere—a rare triptych of qualities. So, it was with a slight degree of trepidation that we decided to return a year later. "Trepidation" because we wondered if that triptych of qualities would have been maintained over the last 12 months and we would come away from this second visit disappointed.
Exploring and trying new dishes is amazing, which is exactly what I did when I moved to California. There's definitely a lot of popular restaurants but I've chosen three best places, each different from the last: one healthy life-changing, another is a traditional hot noddle restaurant and of course a taco place, duh.
When does anyone really appreciate and understand the importance of food, taste, texture, product, colours, so many types of different foods in the world 🌎 be thankful
So, you want to open a restaurant? Well, you are not alone. In terms of new business startups, restaurants are always—always—at the top of the list. Why? Because many people simply want to be restaurateurs. Maybe it's because they are actually—or believe they are—good cooks. Maybe it's because they have their mom's "secret" family recipes. Maybe it's because they are actually trained chefs. Maybe it is because they have worked for other people's restaurants and want to take what they've learned and put that knowledge to work for themselves. Maybe it is because they want to make a bunch of money. And maybe, and it's often the case, people see themselves as being "the toast of the town," celebrated for being the proprietor of the new, "it" place to be on the dining scene.
Hello, and welcome back to Local Flavors where I find new dining experiences in the Nashville area.
Now, originally I didn't intend to cover chains in this column. It was supposed to be about spotlighting little-known spots that could be missed, similar to the purpose of my Second Chances series. However, I do feel it worth talking about the Mission BBQ chain for three important reasons: