Diner – Mexicali Blues Cafe http://mexicalibluescafe.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:28:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Diner – Mexicali Blues Cafe http://mexicalibluescafe.com/ 32 32 Mark’s Tokyo puts diners in the heart of the action https://mexicalibluescafe.com/marks-tokyo-puts-diners-in-the-heart-of-the-action/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 13:38:39 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/marks-tokyo-puts-diners-in-the-heart-of-the-action/ The chef is the main character at this Meguro restaurant, who places guests inches away from the kitchen action. Kenta Nagai Studio designed the space with a strictly minimalist approach that puts more emphasis on food. A wooden counter curves into the kitchen, allowing diners to watch Chef Mark at work as he prepares the […]]]>

The chef is the main character at this Meguro restaurant, who places guests inches away from the kitchen action.

Kenta Nagai Studio designed the space with a strictly minimalist approach that puts more emphasis on food. A wooden counter curves into the kitchen, allowing diners to watch Chef Mark at work as he prepares the Italian-Japanese dishes the restaurant is known for.

The interiors may be sparse, but the studio chose each room with care. Black chairs with horseshoe backs line the main counter, echoing dark concrete floors that draw the eye across the space. Kenta Nagai Studio added room dividers to create a pair of dining booths, lit – like the rest of the Tokyo restaurant – with copper wall sconces that reflect candlelight.

Ingredients are seasonally and locally sourced from farms just outside Tokyo, with dishes changing daily.

1-chōme-23-14 Meguro, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0063, Japan

Photography: Kenta Hasagawa

Photography: Kenta Hasagawa

Photography: Kenta Hasagawa

Photography: Kenta Hasagawa

Photography: Kenta Hasagawa

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California-based Black Bear Diner is opening its first restaurant in San Antonio this summer https://mexicalibluescafe.com/california-based-black-bear-diner-is-opening-its-first-restaurant-in-san-antonio-this-summer/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:01:51 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/california-based-black-bear-diner-is-opening-its-first-restaurant-in-san-antonio-this-summer/ A California restaurant is bringing its comfort food to San Antonio as part of its broader Texas expansion. Black Bear Diner spokeswoman Marisa Breese said the restaurant plans to open its first Alamo City location in late summer 2022 at 2707 SE Military Drive, formerly home to the short-lived Market Barbecue. . The Black Bear […]]]>

A California restaurant is bringing its comfort food to San Antonio as part of its broader Texas expansion.

Black Bear Diner spokeswoman Marisa Breese said the restaurant plans to open its first Alamo City location in late summer 2022 at 2707 SE Military Drive, formerly home to the short-lived Market Barbecue. .

The Black Bear Diner‘s menu features what it calls classic comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast menu consists of a pancake platter with eggs, bacon, sausage and ham called “Le GRIZZ!” If you prefer to dine in, you can choose from a wide selection of homemade meatloaves or pot roasts.

The San Antonio location is one of six company-owned locations planned for Texas, according to a press release. The newest Texas location opened in Brownsville in the Rio Grande Valley. A location in Pasadena outside of Houston is currently under construction and is expected to open in early April.



Additional Black Bear Diners are planned for McAllen, Mesquite, Fort Worth and Harker Heights north of Austin. Once all locations are open, Texas will have the most Black Bear Diner locations outside of California.

Franchise opportunities are also underway with restaurant groups like Elite Group, SB Diner, Puget Sound Bears Inc. and National Restaurants Inc. for a number of new franchises in California, Washington, Texas and Arizona. The company plans to open 29 franchises across the country by 2024.



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‘Insta-worthy’ Osaka restaurant with miniature railroad and ‘monster’ cats thrives amid pandemic https://mexicalibluescafe.com/insta-worthy-osaka-restaurant-with-miniature-railroad-and-monster-cats-thrives-amid-pandemic/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:00:48 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/insta-worthy-osaka-restaurant-with-miniature-railroad-and-monster-cats-thrives-amid-pandemic/ Cats are seen on a miniature railroad diorama at the Diorama restaurant in the Tennoji district of Osaka in this recent photo. (Mainichi / Satoshi Hishida) OSAKA – A restaurant featuring detailed miniature models of railroads and surrounding landscapes is attracting customers from all over Japan here despite the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to its four-legged […]]]>

Cats are seen on a miniature railroad diorama at the Diorama restaurant in the Tennoji district of Osaka in this recent photo. (Mainichi / Satoshi Hishida)

OSAKA – A restaurant featuring detailed miniature models of railroads and surrounding landscapes is attracting customers from all over Japan here despite the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to its four-legged residents who resemble kaiju, or type monsters Godzilla.

Diorama Restaurant in Osaka’s Tennoji District, which features miniature model railroads that run through the approximately 65-square-meter facility, is home to 14 cats. The feline-railroad combo has proven to be popular, especially among Instagram users. The cats themselves can be seen in the restaurant, even with all models built inside – you’ll find one sitting on the railroad tracks, resting his head on the railroad bridge, while another stands up. slowly from his nap in the mountains to smash the roof of a train platform.

Diorama restaurant owner and model railroad enthusiast Naoki Teraoka, 57, has operated model-themed miniature restaurants since 2005. He opened Diorama restaurant in 2018, but was subsequently hit by the pandemic. He even thought of closing it after the decrease in the number of customers. But then he found an emaciated stray kitten on the restaurant premises and took it away. He began to take care of the kitten in the restaurant, after which his mother and siblings began to introduce themselves.

The kitten eventually recovered, and after Teraoka posted images of the cats playing with the railroad models on social media, his restaurant quickly became a popular tourist spot, even gaining the attention of foreign media.

“What we are today is thanks to the cats. I want to pay them back from now on,” Teraoka told the Mainichi Shimbun. He has opened a cat shelter on the second floor of the restaurant and engages in feline support activities, including finding permanent homes for the animals.

Sure, cats break models, and fixing them has become Teraoka’s daily routine, but he seemed happy when he said, “They did it again today.”

(Japanese original from Kaoru Nagasaki, Osaka Office)

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‘Britain’s worst KFC’ has been called a ‘disgusting empty dump’ by diners with ‘dry tasteless chicken’ and ‘scruffy’ staff https://mexicalibluescafe.com/britains-worst-kfc-has-been-called-a-disgusting-empty-dump-by-diners-with-dry-tasteless-chicken-and-scruffy-staff/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 01:06:00 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/britains-worst-kfc-has-been-called-a-disgusting-empty-dump-by-diners-with-dry-tasteless-chicken-and-scruffy-staff/ A KFC has been called a “filthy dumpster” by diners who claim the restaurant serves dry, tasteless chicken by scruffy staff. The Northwich, Cheshire branch was rated “terrible” 175 times on TripAdvisor, with only 11 positive reviews. 2 The Northwich brand has 175 “terrible” ratings on TripAdvisorCredit: Google A series of sarcastic comments calling for […]]]>

A KFC has been called a “filthy dumpster” by diners who claim the restaurant serves dry, tasteless chicken by scruffy staff.

The Northwich, Cheshire branch was rated “terrible” 175 times on TripAdvisor, with only 11 positive reviews.

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The Northwich brand has 175 “terrible” ratings on TripAdvisorCredit: Google

A series of sarcastic comments calling for the fried chicken joint target a number of items, from the store’s food to its employees.

One person wrote: “This KFC is the most revolting KFC ever.

“Staff are always unclean: lumpy sauce… bad orders. Every time we complained [we were] The staff member said he had just started his shift but had dried sauce all over his shirt and had really oily hair that he ran his hands through and grabbed our chicken .

“We ordered 2 boxes of sauce which did not contain any sauce, just cold fatty chicken – never again! “

Other blunt reviews include: “Horrible food, scruffy, sloppy staff [with] greasy hair and the dining room is always dirty.

“I would advise anyone to avoid this dump.”

While another reviewer said, “We will have to starve before we go back.”

And another said, “The fries were barely hot and the chicken was oily and pink. No better place for that than the trash ”.

It comes after a Feltham KFC customer in Twickenham was disgusted to find a whole chicken head in her box of KFC Hot Wings.

A shocking photo showed the head – with eyes and a beak – encrusted with crispy dough straight out of the deep fryer.

Client Gabrielle left a two-star JustEat review at the meal.

He would say, “I found a fried chicken head in my hot wings meal. Hand me the rest of my meal, urgh.”

Cruel reviews were aimed at everything from fast food restaurants to workers

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Cruel reviews were aimed at everything from fast food restaurants to workersCredit: Credit: Radim Beznoska / Alamy Stock Photo
Glasgow KFC manager and client in huge ‘missing package’ shouting match


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Fred & Red’s Spaghetti Red in Missouri is worth a visit https://mexicalibluescafe.com/fred-reds-spaghetti-red-in-missouri-is-worth-a-visit/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:26:15 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/fred-reds-spaghetti-red-in-missouri-is-worth-a-visit/ Every neighborhood has this restaurant that everyone loves. It is the reference when we want a hearty meal that we know will fill us up. and absolutely divine taste. Fred & Red’s Chili in Missouri has been a favorite for almost a century, and it is particularly winning rave reviews for its famous Spaghetti Red, […]]]>

Every neighborhood has this restaurant that everyone loves. It is the reference when we want a hearty meal that we know will fill us up. and absolutely divine taste. Fred & Red’s Chili in Missouri has been a favorite for almost a century, and it is particularly winning rave reviews for its famous Spaghetti Red, a classic that never goes out of style.

In these uncertain times, keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket-to-visit list at a later date.



Have you ever tasted Spaghetti Red at Fred & Red’s in Missouri? What do you think? Share your experience in the comments! After a hearty dinner, you might want to do some exploring in Joplin. How about a visit to one of Missouri’s most majestic waterfalls?

Address: Fred & Red’s, 1719 S Main St, Joplin, MO 64804, USA


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Let loose at this 70s-inspired, LA-inspired bar and restaurant on the Mornington Peninsula https://mexicalibluescafe.com/let-loose-at-this-70s-inspired-la-inspired-bar-and-restaurant-on-the-mornington-peninsula/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 02:55:11 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/let-loose-at-this-70s-inspired-la-inspired-bar-and-restaurant-on-the-mornington-peninsula/ It was 2019 when Fried Chicken and rock’n’roll bar Wowee Zowee arrived in Mornington. Behind: Simon Tarlington, now also Executive Chef of Jackalope’s Doot Doot Doot; Clint Hyndman, Something for Kate drummer and owner of the Yellow Bird Cafe in Windsor; winemaker Cam Marshall; and interior design genius Craig Baum. But with their second location […]]]>

It was 2019 when Fried Chicken and rock’n’roll bar Wowee Zowee arrived in Mornington. Behind: Simon Tarlington, now also Executive Chef of Jackalope’s Doot Doot Doot; Clint Hyndman, Something for Kate drummer and owner of the Yellow Bird Cafe in Windsor; winemaker Cam Marshall; and interior design genius Craig Baum.

But with their second location in Mornington, Loosie’s Diner & Bar, the team has refined their style of dive bar. Taking cues from the ‘drab’ dinners found in LA in the ’70s, thick Venetian blinds on the front windows act as a divider between the seaside suburb on the outside and the good times inside. As you walk in, you’re greeted by American-style wood-paneled walls almost completely covered in gold-framed black-and-white photos of ’70s girls.

Interior designer Life Installers worked closely with Hyndman and Baum to bring their concept to life for Loosie’s. “It’s about never getting you out of the mood,” Hyndman says. Large format sheet. “So wherever you look, there is something to suit you. Something to keep you in that rock’n’roll and dinner party vibe.

The custom-built booths and bar look both ’70s and Art Deco-style, while the glittering bronze roof, light fixtures, and expertly stocked bar remind you that this is a house of entertainment (even if there is the odd high chair).

“I never thought I would make high chairs,” Hyndman says. “And while in the city you wouldn’t, here it’s different. It’s families. But families like us who always want a great place to go. We all love spirits [parents] – my wife included.

The beer fridge is stocked with many favorite local artisanal goods, and on tap there’s Pabst, Young Henrys, and Bonza IPA. But the wine list is so well thought out, you might leave Loosie’s convinced that burgers and beer aren’t always the best pairing. Range Life Sparkle Hard prosecco really suits the mood, or you can refuel with a more comfortable bottle – like Garagiste’s pinot noir from the Mornington Peninsula or SA’s Spinifex shiraz.

To accompany the free flowing drinks, the food menu is suitably carby. The mac’n’cheese burger is the perfect mix of gooey, cheesy and sassy. There’s also a classic burger – juicy and satisfying – as well as the huge and spicy Buffalo burger with buttermilk fried chicken, hot Frank sauce, and chipotle pickles. Additions include cheese and pepper fries and fried cabbage in a few forms: popcorn with ranch, buffalo wings, and buttermilk fillets (on waffles).

And they say you don’t make friends with the salad, but these were clearly designed by a famous chef: try the barbecue chicken and its coleslaw. And for the full American dinner experience, there’s also a hot apple pie with whipped cream.


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Recommended: The Mystery Diner chooses its 10 best restaurants of 2021 | Food https://mexicalibluescafe.com/recommended-the-mystery-diner-chooses-its-10-best-restaurants-of-2021-food/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/recommended-the-mystery-diner-chooses-its-10-best-restaurants-of-2021-food/ As a Mystery Diner, it behooves me to recognize the hard work and forward-looking attitude in constant search for improvement that characterize a successful restaurateur and his restaurant. In 2021, the pandemic was and is still acting like the party guest who won’t be leaving. Restaurants face supply availability issues associated with a shrinking labor […]]]>

As a Mystery Diner, it behooves me to recognize the hard work and forward-looking attitude in constant search for improvement that characterize a successful restaurateur and his restaurant.

In 2021, the pandemic was and is still acting like the party guest who won’t be leaving. Restaurants face supply availability issues associated with a shrinking labor pool.

2021 also saw the diners add three new members, each of whom slowly learns their trade, one restaurant at a time.

Despite all of the above, 10 area restaurateurs have excelled at their craft and made it to the top of the list this year.

In alphabetical order, here are the top 10 restaurants that received a “recommended” from the Mystery Diner and my friends, the restaurant group, for the year 2021:

Amber’s Country Cookin ‘

You know a restaurant has arrived in Carter County when the county constable and the local wildlife officer both have their knees under one of Amber’s 21 tables at the same time. Amber’s Country Cookin ‘is a great restaurant with a solid and delicious menu.

Amber’s Country Cookin ‘403 US Highway 321 Hampton, 725-3200

Mon-Sat 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., on site and to take away, available on social networks, credit cards accepted

Bayou Boys Fresh Gulf Shrimps

From the imagination of Walter Holmes and his daughter Julie Holmes Pecou, ​​Bayou Boys is a seafood market that has added a restaurant, allowing its customers to select their catch first and then cook it. their way. Bayou Boys’ new location is the commercial space formerly occupied by Jack’s City Grill on North Roan Street. The seafood market is well maintained, the restaurant spacious and comfortable, the menu options varied and uniformly excellent in preparation and taste, and the service friendly and professional.

Bayou Boys Fresh Gulf Shrimp 1805 N. Roan St., Suite 1-A Johnson City, 278-2160

Tue-Thu 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on site and to take away, available on social networks, credit cards accepted

Broad Street on State Retro Diner

Located on State Street in Bristol, Tennessee, the Broad Street on State Retro Diner is a time machine, occupying as it does FW Woolworth’s former meal counter. Here is the original counter and seats in their original frame and still performing their original function. For the full effect, I suggest you arrive 15 minutes early, just in time to watch owners Joyce, Colyn, and Jessica cook dinner to greet today’s hungry customers.

Broad Street on State Retro Diner 616 State St. Bristol, Tennessee, 652-0700

Every day from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. except Wed and Sun, on site and to take away, available on social networks, credit cards accepted

Coffee company

The Coffee Company has been part of the downtown Elizabethton scene for 20 years? Mrs. Frankie Bailey has been the current owner for three years now. His enthusiasm and pursuit of customer satisfaction is the hallmark of Coffee Company.

The restaurant’s atmosphere is cozy, sunny and reminiscent of freshly brewed and brewed coffees and espressos of all kinds and origins. Because the Restaurants menu is well developed and seasonal, its cuisine can take advantage of local and seasonal products and other edible products.

As my catering partner said, “Here, give this a try. You can taste the freshness.

The Coffee Company, 444 E. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, 542-3438

Every day except Sunday 7 am-5pm, on site and to take away, available on social networks, credit cards accepted.

Dogwood Café at 27

At South Johnson City’s Dogwood Café at 27, you can enjoy an event that is becoming all too rare these days: fine dining. Teresa, mother of owner Allison Woodard, takes care of the day-to-day operations of a restaurant with a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere and solidly professional service. The varied choice of appetizers to match each individual’s method of preparation and presentation is a culinary delight from start to finish.

For you gentlemen, although ties are not mandatory at Dogwood Café, be aware that in the middle of my meal without a tie, I felt distinctly underdressed.

Dogwood Café at 27 3209 S. Roan St. Johnson City, 328-7959

Tue-Sat 4 pm-8pm Closed Sunday and Monday, on site and to take away, available on social networks, credit cards accepted

Bistro KALM

While you might not know from looking at it, this indescribable storefront in Gray is by far one of the best restaurants in the Tri-Cities.

This is where I find one of my favorite culinary creations, along with delicious new offerings in their frequently updated menu.

Your visit here will fulfill your need for peace and quiet, allowing you to leave a busy world for momentary serenity and a sense of calm.

KALM Bistro is the best supplier of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian cuisine.

They are the undisputed gold standard for a good bowl of Vietnamese Pho.

Period.

KALM Bistro 5205 Bobby Hicks Highway, office # 4 Gray, 207-0888

Mon-Fri 11 am-9pm, Sat 11 am-8pm, closed Sunday, on site, take out and delivery, available on social networks and on kalmbistro.com, credit cards accepted

by Kimbo

Hungry people from as far as southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina line up to kneel under owner Kim Ensor’s tables six days a week, enjoying a Kimbo breakfast served all day lunches with daily specials and (ah, yes) Cinny Roule on Saturdays. Make sure to arrive early (like before 8:30 am and especially on Saturdays) or you may have to wait for your table.

Kimbo’s 256 Tenn. Highway 91, Suite D Elizabethton, 474-3268

Mon-Sat 6 am-2pm, closed Sunday, on site and to take away, available on social networks, credit cards accepted.

La Cucina Italian Cuisine

While most Italian restaurants seem to offer variations of a ‘canned’ serving of atmosphere, food, and service, few, very few can be found that still do it ‘the old fashioned way’.

One of the best is “La Cucina Italian Kitchen” by Matteo Torri. Besides being the owner, Torri is also the chef of the restaurant; one whose strict respect for the principles of authentic Italian cuisine obliges him to return frequently to Italy to stock up.

If there’s one restaurant worth a visit in Johnson County’s Tennessee High Country, it’s La Cucina Italian Kitchen.

Italian cuisine La Cucina 6811 Tenn. Highway 67

Mountain town, 727-0205

Thu-Sat 5 pm-8pm, Sun 11.30am-2.30pm, Don site and to take away, available on social networks, in cash only.

Gelato Mona Lisa

Originally started by Steven and Sheridan Nice, 2020 saw new owner Aleda Stokes refurbish Mona Lisa’s Gelato & Café to make it Johnson City’s go-to source for great light meals and great ice cream. With a light menu that changes weekly and sometimes daily due to Stokes’ use of local ingredients, customers are guaranteed flavor and freshness. The ice cream is just as cool and tasty so good that you want to dive into that ice cream display case up front armed only with a spoon.

Mona Lisa’s Gelato & Café 305 W. Oakland Ave. Johnson City, 262-8357

Mon-Thu 11 am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-9pm, Sun noon-8pm, on site and to take away, available on social networks and on monalisasgelato.com., credit cards accepted

Wok & Hibachi

This is a really good Asian themed restaurant, which Johnson City can be rightly proud to call its own. The redesign of the restaurant is pleasing to the eye with a decor that skilfully balances comfort with a serenity that most restaurateurs only dream of. The service provided by the owner Agnes and the waiters is exemplary. On the menu, old favorites are joined by new offers, and not just in the starters category. Word is, as “interesting times” continue to dwindle, the restaurant’s buffet line will hopefully return intact and as flavorful as ever.

Wok & Hibachi 101 E. Unaka Ave. Johnson City, 928-9696

Mon-Sat Lunch 11 am-3pm, daily dinner 3 pm-10pm, on-site, take-out and delivery, available on social media and online at wokhibachi.com. Credit cards accepted

On behalf of myself and the guests, I thank all of my readers for your kind help and guidance in 2021, and I look forward to seeing what 2022 brings to all of us.

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Hudson Valley Post Top 10 New York Stories of 2021: Story # 4 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/hudson-valley-post-top-10-new-york-stories-of-2021-story-4/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 13:26:37 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/hudson-valley-post-top-10-new-york-stories-of-2021-story-4/ Fire destroys popular Hudson Valley restaurant, New York owner arrested Original article: December 9, 2021 Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler on Wednesday announced that Zef Gjurashaj, 59, of Newburgh, and his nephew’s wife, Marina Gjurashaj, 37, of Yonkers, had been indicted by the grand Orange County jury and charged with felonies including first […]]]>

Fire destroys popular Hudson Valley restaurant, New York owner arrested

Original article: December 9, 2021


Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler on Wednesday announced that Zef Gjurashaj, 59, of Newburgh, and his nephew’s wife, Marina Gjurashaj, 37, of Yonkers, had been indicted by the grand Orange County jury and charged with felonies including first degree arson, conspiracy, insurance fraud, tax evasion and more.

“First degree arson is one of the most infrequently charged crimes in this state due to the complexity of the evidence and other legal issues and I warmly commend all law enforcement agencies for their efforts. tireless work on this case ”, Hoovler. “The total disregard for human life and property shown in this case is appalling. The selfish actions of the defendants in this case were said to have been motivated by sheer greed. However, the hard work of law enforcement professionals during this investigation brought to light the crimes these defendants hoped to disappear in the flames they lit. “

The indictment alleges that the defendants conspired to intentionally burn down Andiamo’s restaurant, located at 5025 Route 9W, in the city of Newburgh, Orange County, New York, in September 2017.

It is alleged that Zef Gjurashaj, who operated the catering business in the fall of 2017, knew the business was in deep financial decline and decided to burn the business for insurance purposes.

About three weeks before the fire, Zef Gjurashaj hired his niece, Marina Gjurashaj to work at the Andiamo restaurant. Investigation into the fire revealed that on September 6, 2017, Marina Gjurashaj intentionally set the building on fire for the financial benefit of her uncle, officials said.

After the fire, in December 2017, Zef Gjurashaj allegedly presented his insurance company with fraudulent proof of loss in order to obtain payment for damages caused by the fire and submitted other fraudulent documents to the insurance company. insurance until 2018. The restaurant was subsequently demolished due to the damage. .

The fire completely destroyed Andiamo’s restaurant located next to Alexis Diner.

“There were fire trucks everywhere. And I mean the problem was there was smoke going into the restaurant. So we tried to deal with it,” Alexis owner told ABC. Dinner, Spyros Varnavides.

It is alleged that on two occasions in 2018, Zef Gjurashaj testified falsely during an examination under oath (EUO) conducted by the insurance company regarding the sightings of the scene of the fire.

“Insurance fraud involving arson not only imposes higher insurance premiums on consumers, but also puts lives at risk,” said Adrienne A. Harris, acting superintendent of the financial services department of the New York State.
Both were returned without bond to the Orange County Jail where they remain. Both face 25 years in life in prison if convicted on the main count of arson.

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Hernando’s deputy on leave saves choking woman at Texas Roadhouse https://mexicalibluescafe.com/hernandos-deputy-on-leave-saves-choking-woman-at-texas-roadhouse/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:12:40 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/hernandos-deputy-on-leave-saves-choking-woman-at-texas-roadhouse/ TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – An off-duty Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputy rescued a choking woman as he prepared to return home with his family after dinner in a Texas Roadhouse. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said on December 29 that Deputy C. Morito was leaving the restaurant with his family when he saw a woman who […]]]>

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – An off-duty Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputy rescued a choking woman as he prepared to return home with his family after dinner in a Texas Roadhouse.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said on December 29 that Deputy C. Morito was leaving the restaurant with his family when he saw a woman who appeared to be choking.

He rushed over to her to ask if she was choking and if he could help her.

The sheriff’s office said she nodded and Morito “quickly positioned himself to perform the Heimlich maneuver” to dislodge the food the restaurant was choking on.

After a few attempts, Morito was successful and the woman’s airways were cleared.

“It’s a good feeling to know that we have someone like Deputy Morito always ready to help our community when needed. We applaud the dedication, compassion and quick-witted attitude that Deputy Morito displayed, even when he was off duty eating dinner at a local restaurant, ”said Major K. Hayden, commander of the law enforcement office.

Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services came to the scene to further assess the woman, and she is expected to make a full recovery.


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Pamela’s Diner is closing at Squirrel Hill, but her other locations will remain https://mexicalibluescafe.com/pamelas-diner-is-closing-at-squirrel-hill-but-her-other-locations-will-remain/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 02:14:39 +0000 https://mexicalibluescafe.com/pamelas-diner-is-closing-at-squirrel-hill-but-her-other-locations-will-remain/ After 42 years in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pamela’s Diner is closing its doors. The restaurant closure was announced in a press release Tuesday by co-owners Gail Klingensmith and Pam Cohen who own several Pamela branches in the Pittsburgh area. All other Pamela locations will remain open. The move has been largely attributed […]]]>

After 42 years in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pamela’s Diner is closing its doors.

The restaurant closure was announced in a press release Tuesday by co-owners Gail Klingensmith and Pam Cohen who own several Pamela branches in the Pittsburgh area. All other Pamela locations will remain open.

The move has been largely attributed to the covid-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on local businesses and restaurants. The loss of several long-time employees, two of whom are deceased, and others who have retired, also played into their decision to close.

“It’s been a good 42 years, but now the Squirrel Hill location of Pittsburgh’s iconic Pamela’s Diner – their first location – will close at the end of 2021,” the press release said.

Klingensmith and Cohen opened Pamela’s along Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill in 1980, bringing an old-fashioned dining atmosphere. The restaurant was successful and in the following years it expanded to Shadyside, Oakland, the Strip District and Mount Lebanon. In 2011, the Squirrel Hill location expanded to become a larger space on Murray Avenue.

“Squirrel Hill was our number one; this is my neighborhood I grew up in, ”Cohen said.

After opening, Pamela’s quickly became a staple, making a name for itself through crepe-style crêpes and Lyon potatoes.

In 2008, Barack Obama visited Pamela in the Strip District while he was on the presidential campaign. Klingensmith and Cohen were then invited to cook at the White House.

“We’ve always run it like family,” Klingensmith said. “We had advantages before anyone else. We had 401k health insurance before it got “cool”. When we make enough money, we always reinvest in our people.

A customer appreciation day is scheduled for Jan. 8-9 where “great things are planned,” the statement said. More details were not immediately available.

The duo also hinted in the statement that they are “still looking for a place to open a new, smaller location – even, maybe one day, in Squirrel Hill again.”

Megan Tomasic is a writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, mtomasic@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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