Restaurant review: The Barking Dog BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Restaurant lifespans are measured in months, not years. Along with haulage, fashion and scented candle making, restaurants have the shortest life expectation of any start-up businesses. But those who do survive can look back to see how and why they got through the difficult first year and point to quality of service, food and atmosphere (as well as clever management of tight margins, rates, supplier payments, staff retention and an endless list of other risks and governance issues). https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/restaurant-reviews/joris-minne/restaurant-review-the-barking-dog-37598759.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37605674.ece/6d128/AUTOCROP/h342/18_1204-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Restaurant lifespans are measured in months, not years. Along with haulage, fashion and scented candle making, restaurants have the shortest life expectation of any start-up businesses. But those who do survive can … [Read more...] about Restaurant review: The Barking Dog
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Laurie Kellman, Associated Press Published 11:00 am PST, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, pays his respect to President Bush as he lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, pays his respect to President Bush as he lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, pays his respect to President Bush as he lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, pays his respect to President Bush as he … [Read more...] about Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush’s casket
Mark C.O'Flaherty Follow 26 November 2018 • 11:25am I always think the star system for hotels is a lot of nonsense. I stayed in one of a collection of chalets on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion a while back which had a two-star rating and looked straight out of World of Interiors, albeit with frugal bathroom products. Earlier this year, I spent a night in a five-star hotel in Chile featuring bedrooms that felt 100 per cent Travelodge, with an entirely empty and wholly unstaffed cocktail bar downstairs decked out with a dusty acrylic chandelier and walls painted 50 different shades of Montezuma’s Revenge. Continuing the theme, Jesmond Dene House is the fanciest hotel in Newcastle but clocks in at four stars – which, when I visited recently, felt about right, but also made me think about what we mean when we talk about stars. When I arrived on a sunny but misty late autumn afternoon, I was bewitched by the place. This 19th-century … [Read more...] about Hotel Hit Squad: ‘I wanted to assemble the decorative dogs and line them all up to be squashed by morning traffic’ – Inside Jesmond Dene House
OUR TOP PICKSTish Hinojosa (TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN) Friday. Tish Hinojosa at One World Theatre. A fixture in Austin’s folk and Latin music scenes during the 1980s and 1990s, Hinojosa recently moved back to Austin after many years overseas. She’ll celebrate a new album, “West,” her first since 2013’s “After the Fair.” James McMurtry, with whom she shared bills often back in those early days, is her special guest on the bill. $20-$78. 8 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B. Friday: Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step at the Mohawk inside. Decades after Moore began forging funky horn lines and soulful screams into ska-thrash gold with Fishbone, he remains one of the most dynamic frontmen in the business. He crackles with kinetic energy. His new group, the Brand New Step, featuring backing members of Ween, the Coup and the Thievery Corporation touring band, mashes R&B, hip-hop and soul into an enticing … [Read more...] about Weekend music picks: ZZ Top rocks the ROT Rally, plus Tish Hinojosa, Ray LaMontagne, more
OLIVIA, Minn. — The owners of a south-central Minnesota home destroyed by fire in January have now been charged in connection with that fire. Jeffrey George Ackerson Jr., 34, of Bird Island is facing felony charges of arson, insurance fraud and cruelty to animals, while his wife, Sheena Marie Ackerson, 36, has been charged with one felony count of aiding and abetting insurance fraud. The home was deemed a complete loss, and the family dog was killed in the fire on Jan. 15. The couple received two checks from American Family Insurance for $5,000 each, along with temporary housing in Hector, paid for by the insurance company, Renville County District Court documents said. The couple both endorsed and deposited the checks, documents said. In a recorded statement to law enforcement on Feb. 8, Ackerson said he was frustrated with the progress of remodeling the house, along with the family bills. When his wife and children had left the house Jan. 15, he said he went into the … [Read more...] about Fire destroyed their house and killed their dog. Now, Minnesota couple accused of arson and insurance fraud.