July 26, 2021

Month: April 2021

Week of Meals: Blogger, author Jonathan Melendez’s recipes

This is the second installment in a series called “Week of Meals,” which will give you five weeknight dinner recipes with all the planning and strategizing built in. Each meal will make four servings, come together — start to finish — in less than 60 minutes, and require 10 or fewer ingredients (not counting cooking oil, salt and pepper or water). The groceries for all five meals can be bought from a single grocery store in a single shopping trip (remember, we’re looking to alleviate your frustration) and will cost less than $100 total.

Food blogger and cookbook author Jonathan

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Central Florida’s most-famous thrill ride creator unveils wild, high-capacity skycoaster

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If you’ve ever watched a person swing through the air on one of Central Florida’s skycoasters and thought, ‘that would be more fun if I was able to do it with a busload of people,’ then there’s a brand-new ride concept you will love.

Windermere resident Bill Kitchen made a name for himself in the 1990s when his Skycoaster concept quickly became a mainstay at boardwalks and entertainment centers worldwide. It can now be

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Do the mango tango with this delicious cake recipe | Maila Ta Fan Boka

Finally, my favorite time of the year has arrived! It’s that time of year when I get to tango with my mangoes!






HOME COOK: Bill Pesch is pictured in his kitchen, which he says sometimes “resembles a disaster area.” Photo courtesy of Bill Pesch


Well, to be more precise, for this particular recipe for Chunky Fresh Mango Cake, I got to tango with my friend Fumiko Harada’s mangoes.

There are two large mango trees in my yard. For weeks I’ve been checking them daily, hoping and praying they’d soon be dropping ripened fruit. I was dying to perform culinary surgery

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Hawaii Cat Cafe, with 22 animals inside, vandalized for 2nd time in 2 months

Hawaii Cat Cafe, hit hard by the pandemic, was literally struck a second time in the last two months.

Surveillance videos showed a man repeatedly throwing a large rock and breaking multiple windows and the cafe’s front glass door around midnight Tuesday, owner Cindy Washburn said.

A similar incident occurred Feb. 1, but the rock didn’t go all the way through the window.

Honolulu police think the culprit in both incidents is the same person — a mentally ill, homeless individual, Washburn said.

“He had just gotten out of jail for doing this exact same thing, but it’s a matter

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Alltech ONE Ideas Conference | Drovers

Alltech has announced the keynote speaker line-up to be featured at the Alltech ONE Ideas Conference (ONE), a virtual event that will be held on May 25–27, 2021. Streaming keynote and on-demand presentations will be released during the global conference and will focus on the power of science, sustainability and storytelling.

Shirzad Chamine, author of the New York Times bestseller “Positive Intelligence,” has served as the CEO of the largest coach-training organization in the world and has used his expertise to train the faculty at the business schools at Stanford and Yale. Chamine lectures on the concept of

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Famous Dave’s to replace Dog Haus Biergarten with Quick ’Que

Currently listed as “temporarily closed,” updated leasing documents finally confirm the eastside’s Dog Haus Biergarten will be replaced by a new fast-casual restaurant from nationwide barbecue chain Famous Dave’s.

Officially announcing the prototype “Quick ’Que” design was headed to the Paradise Esplanade this June, local broker Logic Commercial Real Estate has now updated its listings to place Famous Dave’s inside the 2,525-square-foot Dog Haus corner plot, a short walk from Big Chicken, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, and across Paradise Road from the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Owned by franchisee Alejandro Orozco, who operates 10 of the 145

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