restaurant identities


Muslim-owned restaurant serves free meals to anyone in need — no questions asked

  • In Montreal, a cold winter brings out some warm hearts. 
  • One eatery called Marché Ferdous has been giving away free meals to anyone who needs it, Canadian news site Global News reported. 
  • The restaurant crew originally wanted to help the crowd of homeless people who gather near a church next door
  • So it posted a sign that reads “People with no money welcome to come eat free.” Read more

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“Angel Shots” aim to help women protect themselves from potentially dangerous dates

  • One Florida restaurant is taking bad dates into its own hands. 
  • St. Petersburg The Iberian Rooster has developed the “Angel Shot,” an off-menu special created for women to order when they’re in need of an escape or safe escort from a potentially dangerous situation.
  • The Angel Shot isn’t actually a drink that will be shaken up, but rather a code to alert the bartender that the woman ordering it needs some help.
  • A sign posted in the women’s restrooms, which has since been seen on multiple Instagram and social media accounts, gives instructions to women who may feel unsafe or uncomfortable in the company of a strange date. Read more

Yelp study reveals the disturbing way we view white and black neighborhoods

A new study in the Journal of Consumer Culture examined attitudes towards two swiftly gentrifying New York City neighborhoods — Bedford-Stuyvesant, which is predominantly black, and Greenpoint, which is predominantly white — and compared the tenor of restaurant reviews for each. Their findings depict a racially tinged double standard.

i had a dream where i opened a restaurant nearly identical to Pollo Tropical, except that we sold all the ingredients to make the same dishes at home, and offered classes to teach people how to make the dishes we served as well. It was a really good dream, I was really happy and fulfilled there

Fact of the Day #46

There is a mysterious recurring background character who appears frequently in the manga and Brotherhood. He appears as a man wearing a light-colored suit, with cropped hair and a small moustache, and is sometimes seen with a small child in identical dress. According to the Perfect Guidebook, he is “chasing someone”.

(Source: Perfect Guidebook/Profiles book)

Admin’s note: I’ve spent years trying to figure out what the deal is with this guy and I still don’t know. Since he’s surprisingly unknown in the fandom, I haven’t really found any other information on the subject, and since I don’t have a lot of money I have no idea if he’s mentioned in any of the other FMA guidebooks that weren’t released outside Japan. I do know that he travels a lot and is often seen in places such as train stations, hotels, or restaurants. In fact I think he might be some sort of clone or something, since in the final chapter of the manga, he’s seen in a restaurant with an identical man sitting across from him! Who knows?

This lawmaker wants to make it illegal for transgender people to use the bathroom 

Rep. Frank Artiles. is a Miami Republican in the Florida legislature who thinks that using a restroom is a choice — especially if you’re transgender. That’s why he feels no compunction about his introduction of the Single-Sex Public Facilities Act, a law which would make it a crime for transgender people to use single-sex public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity in restaurants, workplaces and schools. “Violators” face a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.

Utterly absurd logic he’s using to hide his transphobia

Kansas City International Airport

Pro: Security, the gate, and the bathrooms are all within 50 feet of each other.

Con: the only food options past the gate are a bad restaurant and two identical and overpriced convenience stores.

Grenache — a restaurant in Manchester, U.K. — is trying to make a small difference in the world by not discriminating in who they hire.

One of their employees, 45-year-old waiter Andy Foster, has autism. Recently Foster and Grenache owner Mike Jennings learned not everyone is ready for the change they wish to see.

According to a Facebook post, customers asked Jennings, “What is wrong with [Foster]?” and “Why did you give him a job?” When Jennings told them Foster had autism, they refused to let him be their server.

But it was really the customers’ loss, as there is empirical proof Foster is a great server.