Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Martha Wright has spent six of the last twelve months in Paris, where she’s explored the city through the lenses of both a wine professional and sobriety coach. That’s meant homing in on best options for low-alcohol and no-alcohol venues and beverage options. Seeking out NA beverages around the world has been a colorful mission for Wright, bringing her into contact with young and passionate entrepreneurs. “It takes me out of my routine and across town to investigate a tip about a thoughtful zero-proof drink,” she says, like the “a spooky, sexy opium-den themed basement bar” where she drank a dramatically presented NA cocktail with CBD. “I’ve gotten into great discussions with young Parisian shopkeepers who are interested in these new NA spirits but I’ve also been laughed at and dressed down by the owner of a traditional wine shop when I inquired about NA wine!” To supplement our companion piece about Wright’s … [Read more...] about Alcohol Free Drinking In Paris? It’s A Thing. Here’s Your Guide.
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Growing up between the UK and US, I found it extremely interesting to watch how different cuisines were appreciated and accessed across the Atlantic. Filipino food, in particular. While it felt readily available in the US, it was nowhere to be found in the UK. In Indiana, Pinoy friends’ parents would whip up Adobo, Pansit and Lumpia with ease—even spit-roasted Lechon for special occasions!—while the parents of my London pals had never so much as heard of them. That is, until accomplished senior banker Rowena Romulo decided to open up London’s very first Filipino restaurant. “The whole idea and feasibility of opening a restauarant in London began at a dinner, where people found out I was a Romulo and said ‘why don’t you open a Romulo Café in London!’,” says Romulo. Attached to four critically-acclaimed restaurants in Manila, the family name did come with a legacy, but she wasn’t sure a legacy would be enough. … [Read more...] about This Family Is Putting Filipino Food On The Map In London
This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on September 26, 2022 - October 02, 2022. The famous Hakka Restaurant is situated on the land at 90 Jalan Raja Chulan. (Photo by Patrick Goh/The Edge) - A + A A prime parcel of land in Jalan Raja Chulan, within the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, which had for over a decade displayed a sign reading “This land is not for sale”, may finally be sold. The landowner, Loke Wan Yat Realty Sdn Bhd, is believed to be in talks to sell the land where the well-known Hakka Restaurant is situated. Sources say Tan Sri Desmond Lim Siew Choon — who is rumoured to have had his eyes on the prized parcel for years — could soon emerge as owner of the asset. It is believed that a deal for the land measuring 3.56 acres (155,150 sq ft), a stone’s throw from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, may be inked for a price surpassing RM4,000 psf, valuing the prime tract at at least RM620.6 million. The Hakka Restaurant, at 90 Jalan Raja … [Read more...] about Pavilion boss eyes prime tract across the road
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A new food hall in New York City is introducing the concept of Singapore’s hawker centres to Midtown Manhattan. Opening September 28, 2022, Urban Hawker is a collaboration between Urbanspace , an NYC hospitality firm, and KF Seetoh, founder of Makansutra , a Singapore-based company promoting heritage street food culture. Their partnership resulted from both sides being linked to Anthony Bourdain’s one-time plan to open a global food market and retail space at Manhattan’s Pier 57. The location was to also be formatted after these famous open-air venues in Singapore. According to this 6sft.com article , the travel and food media personality was reported by EaterNY to have scrapped the project in 2017. He died in France in June 2018. “We at Urbanspace and KF Seetoh were both set to work on Anthony Bourdain's original food hall concept - that's how [we] all met,” said Eldon Scott, president of … [Read more...] about Singapore-Style Urban Hawker Opens In Midtown Manhattan
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin After Hurricane Fiona blasted the island of Puerto Rico, it struck the Dominican Republic, where this reporter was visiting the rainforests. It was the first hurricane to rip through the island in 16 years — an event that underscores climate change’s omnipotence and the vital role rainforests play in combatting it. The Dominican Republic is a party to the Paris climate agreement, allowing monitors to ensure the sanctity of rainforests. They absorb carbon, permitting credits to be issued that make it easier for companies and countries to meet their net-zero requirements. The island will soon be eligible to sell credits equating to 25 million tons, which could raise at least $125 million in 2023 to form an ecotourism industry while preserving biodiversity and water resources. “The money will go to create more forests that will capture more carbon and build water resources,” says Federico Franco, vice minister of protected … [Read more...] about Dominican Republic’s Rainforests Give It A Fighting Chance Against Hurricanes, Climate Change
(CTN News) _ It’s bad when Waffle House closes. A popular restaurant chain known for its waffles and smothered hash browns rarely closes its doors and provides food and resources to first responders during natural disasters. Occasionally, however, the weather is too dangerous, like Wednesday in Florida. In mandatory evacuation zones and low-lying areas that are subject to severe flooding, Waffle House Vice President of Public Relations Njeri Boss told USA TODAY. At 11 a.m. EDT, 21 locations were closed from Naples on the Gulf of Mexico north to Bradenton in Manatee County. As the west coast of Florida braced for landfall Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Ian strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph . Since Ian became a named storm, the Waffle House Storm Center has been monitoring the storm’s path. According to Boss, the restaurant was working round-the-clock with local governments and emergency … [Read more...] about Waffle Houses; Hurricane Lan: How Bad is it? The Closing of Florida Waffle Houses is So Bad
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Honor the Gift is celebrating the grand opening of its Los Angeles flagship store this week, as the September month stirs up the streets of the four major cities of Fashion Week; New York, Milan, London, and Paris. Hosted by Russell Westbrook on September 24th, 2022, his first brick-and-mortar for Honor the Gift is a dream realized by Westbrook, who grew up in the heart of Los Angeles. In his hometown of Los Angeles, Westbrook relishes the aura of his hometown. In a previous interview reflecting on the city streets, he states, “to be able to create a brand structured around the inner city and underserved communities.” He continued, “because that's where I grew up - where I’m from - [and] that’s what I relate to.” The grand opening celebrated guests of Westbrook during the day and included many other attendees of all ages. Guests could enjoy food from Hart House, a quick bites restaurant from comedian Kevin Hart, … [Read more...] about Russell Westbrook And Honor The Gift Open Their First Flagship In Los Angeles