Grill Bouse – Mango Mikes http://mangomikes.com/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 20:01:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mangomikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Grill Bouse – Mango Mikes http://mangomikes.com/ 32 32 How 3-star chef Mauro Colagreco is revitalizing dining on the French Riviera https://mangomikes.com/how-3-star-chef-mauro-colagreco-is-revitalizing-dining-on-the-french-riviera/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 20:01:16 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/how-3-star-chef-mauro-colagreco-is-revitalizing-dining-on-the-french-riviera/ Mauro Colagreco’s Ceto restaurant at the Maybourne Riviera hotel on the French Riviera has received a … [+] Michelin star a few months after opening. Matteo Carassale In the south of France, few travelers look beyond the flagship cities of the Côte d’Azur of Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Nice and Monaco. But hop aboard the public train […]]]>

In the south of France, few travelers look beyond the flagship cities of the Côte d’Azur of Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Nice and Monaco. But hop aboard the public train that jostles along the coastline and you’ll be amazed at the variety of small towns to explore along the way, each with its own history. Menton, the very last town before reaching the Italian border just five kilometers away, is one such place and it is here, at its flagship restaurant Le Mirazur, that the story of three-star Michelin chef Mauro Colagreco has took root before being propelled onto the world stage as one of the best chefs in the world.

From humble beginnings to three Michelin stars

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Menton has everything one could wish for in a small French town: narrow lanes descending from a hilltop church, winding around picturesque squares and stone houses painted in sunny yellow, burnt orange and dusty pink. There’s also a daily food market on the waterfront and plenty of restaurants selling French and Italian classics. As pretty as the town is, the reason many visitors stop in Menton is to eat at Argentinian-born Mauro Colagreco. Mirazur where his inventive cuisine eschews influence, reflecting his love of diversity and travel.

Here, nature is abundant, and thanks to a microclimate, exotic plants and vegetables abound. But that’s not what first attracted the chef and Julia, his wife and wing wife, to this little corner of the south of France.

“I was 29, it was in 2006, I was in training in Paris, and I had heard that the former owner of this place was looking to sell”, tells me Mauro Colagreco, dressed in a white impeccable chef, as we sit at the table in his laboratory The door under the kitchens, admiring the panoramic view of sailboats gliding on the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. “He was willing to rent the place to me first. I mean, at the time, people were a bit wary of random chefs, even foreign chefs, coming to their town. We had a deal with the owner – if the restaurant was working, he’d sell it to me.”

Six months later, Colagreco receives its first Michelin star. Since then, the autodidact has only risen through the ranks, receiving three stars in 2019, and, months before Covid brought the world to a standstill, Mirazur was named the best restaurant in the world by The World’s 50 Best.

“When Mirazur had to close without any certainty of reopening one day, it was really hard – like for many people around the world, of course. Months and months passed without knowing what was going to happen – we had been named Best Restaurant in the World, which was a big achievement for me and the whole team, and we couldn’t even really celebrate, in fact, I got depressed, but at the same time, it made me start to rethink the way we do things.

Tick ​​tock at the cycle of the moon

When the French government announced that restaurants could finally reopen, Colagreco jumped at the chance to change things. “After everything we’d been through, the world had been through, and the focus on our environmental impact, I knew we couldn’t reopen and go back to doing things the same way we did before Covid. I wanted Mirazur is more in line with nature and the environment. I needed to do something that would give me hope for the future, for my two children. I wanted to grow everything biodynamically, so, according to the rhythm of nature and the cycle of the moon.

While Colagreco has always focused on reducing the environmental impact of its restaurants by using mainly local products grown in its five gardens, the chef has turned his whole method upside down and joins forces with anthropologists, writers and botanists who work together to produce the exceptional transport you’ll find here. The Mirazur team has taken a more holistic, ecological and ethical stance towards agriculture, gardening, food and nutrition rooted in the works of philosopher and scientist Dr Rudolf Steiner, and this helps him bring something entirely new to the table on the Côte d’Azur but also on the French gastronomic scene as a whole.

“Our cuisine is generous, which was very important to me, through our four menus – root, leaf, flower and fruit – and depending on the cycles of the moon, you might only have one menu, like this week , which is root,” he says. “It makes so much more sense to work even closer to nature, at its own pace beyond the seasons. We are reducing our waste even more than before and using very little plastic – and we have a few certifications confirming our commitment.But the most important,my goal is not to earn more and more,it is not happiness for me.My goal is to do things the best I can,because for me,happiness , is to do things well and with great generosity.

Letting his words linger in the silent laboratory, we both stare silently smiling at the deep blue sea, breathing in the scent of the fragrant gardens below, and contemplating the new beginnings of the restaurant after this major change.

Change things inside and out

The redesign also includes a complete overhaul of the Mirazur interiors designed by Mauro and Julia with architect Marcelo Joulia. Completely open, the chef’s kitchen now occupies the entire ground floor of the Art Deco villa like a refined version of a Top Chef set, which you are immersed in as soon as you enter. There is a chef’s table in the space and the main dining area is up the spiral staircases and has windows running the length of the space which open to better admire the sea view framed by flowering palm trees.

You can taste the “root” menu, a ballet of dishes masterfully executed, presented and served, accompanied by wines and non-alcoholic potions concocted by master sommelier Magali Picherie and her team.

The products are impressive, like the giant beetroot from the chef’s garden, brought out by Head Waiter Damien Paty, on a bed of grasses and presented as a rare truffle – and for good reason, I was waiting to be discovered.

Carefully arranged like a flower on a plate sprinkled with caviar, the real focus nevertheless remains on the vegetable. Tender and tasty, its texture is fleshy with the caviar set back but reminiscent of our seaside location. Leeks and chanterelles are served with white turbot and black garlic, always featured on the root vegetable menu. And the star of the show is carrot and kumquat with tender pork cooked in an extract from each product.

“The goal is always to serve the best of everything,” explains the chef. “You don’t have to serve caviar or lobster with every dish to have your kitchen top of the line – producing excellent vegetables takes a lot of time and considerable effort, which makes them just as special and rare than a good caviar.”

From Menton to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Since Colagreco opened Mirazur, it has also opened the Pecora Negra pizzeria and Casa Fuego an Argentinian grill honoring the chef’s roots, which it will also open at Raffles in London, as well as Mitron, a historic restaurant bakery where he brings back old flours and 100% natural and organic artisanal pastries, putting Menton, a small town known for its annual lemon festival, on the map.

And he does the same with Ketoits ocean-focused restaurant at the recently opened Maybourne Riviera Hotel (Maybourne Hotel Group) next door in the unknown of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, where architects Eileen Gray and Le Corbusier built their modernist beach huts – which you can visit – and Coco Chanel hosted parties at her villa La Pausa, attended by Cocteau, Picasso and Churchill.

Under And Over The Sea at Michelin-starred Ceto

Seemingly hanging haphazardly from the mountain, the impressive Jean-Michel Wilmotte-designed hotel seems carved into the rock with a swimming pool overlooking Monaco, so you can hear the crowds Oh and aah on the court during the Rolex Tennis Masters which kick off the summer season. Former Vista Palace – revamped by Paddy McKillen, the Irish-born owner of Château La Coste winery and Villa La Coste hotel and artists’ residence – the Maybourne Riviera is a masterpiece, appearing like a mirage celestial shrouded in clear glass walls and balconies, creating the illusion that it is floating on the sea below.

Colagreco was brought in to oversee all but one of the hotel’s restaurants, all of which were fantastic – even in-room dining. Ceto, named after the constellation Cetus, sometimes referred to as Whale, is the restaurant that steals the show for its incredible setting overlooking the sea encased by the angular glass terraces of the Maybourne Riviera. A star winner in its first year, it’s run by chef André Moscardino and pastry chef Julieta Canavate, who rely on fish caught nearby and dried in the specially designed cold room, which you can admire through a window at the entrance to the restaurant. .

There is olive oil made from sea lettuce and Egiategia natural wine as well as Millésime Aquae malt whiskey from Maison Benjamin Kuentz, cradled by the ocean in the making, 20 meters below sea level. sea ​​for four to five months in Saint-Jean-de-Luz in the Basque Country.

Among the specialties you can find on the menu, an artichoke salad with wakame and kumquat seaweed, grilled Camargue oysters on a bed of sorrel, and the highlight: tuna matured for 60 whole days and served with a mixture of kombucha and dried seafood. To finish, even the millefeuille is sea-focused and has a heart of nori seaweed with a vanilla and caramel sauce. Be sure to set aside enough time to enjoy the rhythm of the six-course menu and arrive early to start the experience with a cocktail at the new terrace bar which offers views of the coastline that veers towards Monaco and its flashing skyscrapers , before fleeing to more provincial France – and when the light is good, seeing the sky and the sea merge into one, indistinguishable from the other.

“Everything we do, whether at Mirazur, Ceto, Casa Fuego… our other venues in Paris and elsewhere, is centered on generosity and a deep respect for nature rather than just profit. Post-Covid, my beliefs about not compromising on products or sustainability were stronger than ever, and we don’t compromise,” says Colagreco. “People often say it’s impossible to be sustainable when running a business, but that’s not true at all. I believe that if you really want to do something, you can. And it’s as simple as that.

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St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: July 2022 | Restaurants https://mangomikes.com/st-louis-restaurant-openings-and-closings-july-2022-restaurants/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/st-louis-restaurant-openings-and-closings-july-2022-restaurants/ Amid a wild month of weather, from heat waves to flash floods, several new restaurants in St. Louis weathered the storm. There were plenty of new places to escape the extremes, all offering delicious options. Baileys Chain finally opened its doors to Shaw, much to the delight of burger and milkshake lovers. Ivy Cafe – […]]]>

Amid a wild month of weather, from heat waves to flash floods, several new restaurants in St. Louis weathered the storm. There were plenty of new places to escape the extremes, all offering delicious options. Baileys Chain finally opened its doors to Shaw, much to the delight of burger and milkshake lovers. Ivy Cafe – Coffee, sandwiches and more also open in Clayton, offering lighter but equally satisfying fare. St. Louis residents eager to beat the heat flocked to the new Serendipity location in The Grove, where sweet frozen treats abound.

Still, some concepts made a July release. cooking companion closed its West County location, so its Ladue Shop is the only cafe currently in operation. After decades of activity, Pumpernickles Deli closed at Crève Coeur. To finish, Katerina’s Greek Restaurant said goodbye after many years in business in Clayton.

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Openings

Baileys’ Range, 4175 Shaw Blvd., Shaw, St. Louis, Missouri, baileysrange.com

Bistro La Bloom, 7637 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, St. Louis, Missouri, bistrolafloraison.com

Buzz’s Hawaiian Grill, 3475 Magnolia Ave., Tower Grove East, St. Louis, Missouri, www.buzzshawaiiangrill.com

Casa de Tres Reyes, 1181 Colonnade Center, Des Peres, Missouri, casadetresreyes.com

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, 5300 N. Service Rd., St. Peters, Missouri, chwinery.com/locations/missouri/st-peters-mo

Eat Crow, 1931 S. 12th St., Soulard, St. Louis, Missouri, www.eatcrowstl.com

Grill House Smoke House, 1545 N. Broadway, near North Riverfront, St. Louis, Missouri

Ivy Cafe – Coffee, Sandwiches and Things, 14 N Meramec Ave., Clayton, Missouri, ivytartines.com

Jerk Unlimited, 3108 Cherokee St., Benton Park, St. Louis, MO, facebook.com/Jerk-Unlimited (formerly Jerk Soul)

Kingside Express, 6170 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, St. Louis, Missouri, kingsideexpress.com

Maaji street food food truck, maajisstreetkitchen.com

Santa Fe Bistro, 12316 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, Missouri, santafebistromo.com

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, 4400 Manchester Ave., The Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, serendipity-icecream.com

‘Ssippi, 2926 Cherokee St., Gravois Park, St. Louis, Missouri, ssippi.xyz

Star Bakery & Cafe, 5547 S. Grand Blvd., Holly Hills, St. Louis, Missouri, facebook.com/people/Star-Bakery-Café/100039140352689/

Vicini Pastaria, 1916 Park Ave., Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri, www.vicinipastaria.com

Closures

Companion Baking, 2331 Schuetz Rd., Maryland Heights, St. Louis, MO

Katerina’s Greek Restaurant, 7822 Bonhomme Ave, Clayton, Missouri

Pumpernickles Deli, 11036 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, St. Louis, MO

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National Herald Case: Kharge grilled by ED for about 8 hours; Congress calls it ‘nothing but harassment’ https://mangomikes.com/national-herald-case-kharge-grilled-by-ed-for-about-8-hours-congress-calls-it-nothing-but-harassment/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:16:14 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/national-herald-case-kharge-grilled-by-ed-for-about-8-hours-congress-calls-it-nothing-but-harassment/ India oi-Madhuri Adnal | Updated: Thursday, August 4, 2022, 11:27 PM [IST] New Delhi, August 04: Senior Congressman and opposition leader to Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge was questioned for about eight hours by the Law Enforcement (ED) Directorate in the nation’s capital in connection with the money laundering case of money involving the National Herald […]]]>

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New Delhi, August 04: Senior Congressman and opposition leader to Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge was questioned for about eight hours by the Law Enforcement (ED) Directorate in the nation’s capital in connection with the money laundering case of money involving the National Herald newspaper. He was summoned by the ED around 12:40 p.m. during the parliamentary session.

National Herald case: ED interviews Mallikarjun Kharge for about 8 hours

Kharge left the Herald House building around 8:30 p.m.

Sharing the tweet, where Kharge was seen leaving the building, Ramesh said, “This is nothing but harassment.”

Earlier, Ramesh said Kharge had been questioned by ED for the past six and a half hours and called him “regretful”.

“It’s been 6.5 hours and our main leader and LoP Mallikarjun Kharge, who was summoned by ED in the middle of the (Parliament) session, is still with ED. It’s unfortunate; he was supposed to organize a 7:30 p.m. dinner for Opposition vice-presidential candidate Margaret Alva,” Ramesh told ANI news agency.

Earlier in the day, Kharge informed the Rajya Sabha that this was an attempt to intimidate them and they would not be intimidated.

Summoned in the middle of the parliamentary session: Mallikarjun Kharge denounces the action of the EDSummoned in the middle of the parliamentary session: Mallikarjun Kharge denounces the action of the ED

“This House is functioning and I am the leader of the opposition parties. But at the moment I have received a summons from the ED to appear before it when a session of Parliament is in progress. At this moment when the Parliament works, is it just the part of Ed to summon me?” he asked amid cries of “shame, shame” from the opposition benches.

Noting that he is a law-abiding citizen and must leave for the ED office at 12:30 p.m., Kharge said, “I don’t want to circumvent the law and I want to follow the law.”

He also said the residences of Congresswoman Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi were raided by police.

“If we continue like this, will our democracy stay alive? Are we going to function according to our Constitution? This is done on purpose to demoralize us, destroy us and intimidate us. But we will not be afraid or intimidated and we we will fight,” the Congress leader said, demanding there be a discussion of the issue in the House.

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Newcastle Restaurant Week reveals the 112 participating establishments in August https://mangomikes.com/newcastle-restaurant-week-reveals-the-112-participating-establishments-in-august/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/newcastle-restaurant-week-reveals-the-112-participating-establishments-in-august/ From established favorites to the latest newcomers, restaurants across the city are gearing up to participate in a week-long event to showcase special menus at discounted rates. This summer’s NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week is set to be the biggest since its launch, with 112 venues – and still ongoing – signing up to take part. […]]]>

From established favorites to the latest newcomers, restaurants across the city are gearing up to participate in a week-long event to showcase special menus at discounted rates.

This summer’s NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week is set to be the biggest since its launch, with 112 venues – and still ongoing – signing up to take part. The bi-annual event is hugely popular not only with diners wanting to make the most of the opportunity to try an upscale restaurant for a fraction of the usual price, but also with venues themselves wanting to show off what they do to a larger customer. base.

Although initially established as a way to attract diners at the traditionally quiet times of the year – January and August – Restaurant Week has become two of the busiest weeks for the trade, which is particularly welcome after the struggles of the pandemic. Business Improvement District Society NE1 now reports that its event boosts the local economy by more than £600,000 each time it is held.

Read more: NE1 Summer in the City program unveiled

This summer’s race, August 8-14, is on the 21st and even diners who attend regularly will find a new place to try this year, as those who have signed up include some of Newcastle’s newest restaurants as well as newbies at the event. : Victors, The Gray Owl, Hugo Brasserie, Firestone Artisan, No. 28, Persia and Company.



Victor’s restaurant on Newcastle Quay will take part in its first NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week

Newcastle has more independent restaurants per capita than any other city outside of London and Restaurant Week has been widely copied across the UK. With this year’s outing bound to be such a big deal, here’s a list of all participating restaurants so far – in alphabetical order – to help you plan your culinary itinerary. The offer is a choice of £10, £15 or £20 offers and make a reservation see here.

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – the 112 participating establishments

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3Sixty Champagne Lounge

Aveika

Ayla

babucho

Banyan

Measure 52

barluga

Bealim House

Beautiful Italy

Blackfriars Restaurant

Wide char

Burger Eat Shake Repeat

Cafe 21 in Fenwick

Andalusian Cafe

Castro

Central Oven + Shaker

ChachaBuchi

Chaophraya

At Evil

chiquito

city ​​tavern

Chicken Coop

Hotel

Coast Brasserie

Dabbawal

dacanthus

Dobson & Parnell

DoughDaze

El Coto

The bullfighter

Restaurant Empire

big hippopotamus

Fed Fried Chicken Shop

firestone craftsman

Fuego

Restaurant Gino D’Acampo Quay

gray owl

Gunners Tavern

Enthusiasm

Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle

Harry’s Bar and Brewery

Chicken & Hops

White Owl

Horticulture

Wine Hotel & Bistro

Hugo Brewery

I scream for pizza

Insieme

Kafeneon

Kaltur Dean Street

Kaltur High Bridge

Khai Khai

Way7

Las Iguanas Gray Street

Chez Leila Lily

Lola Jeans Newcastle

Maldron Hotel

Korean Homemade Manaza Grill

Marco Polo

Mason + rye

Meat: Pile

Miller & Carter Grill

My Delhi Newcastle

No. 28

Nudo Noodle House

Pacific House

Persian Restaurant

Pitcher and Piano

pizza punks

Delighted to meet you

Porterhouse Butcher and Grill

Prima Ristorante

Rani Indian Restaurant

Red House

Cuban Revolution

Revolution

Rio Steakhouse

roof thirty nine

Itinerary

Sabas

Sachins

shark club

Simply Greek Tavern

Society Cafe Bar

Square

Super Natural Coffee

the alchemist

The cooker

The Bridge Tavern

The exchange

The Saint Tramp

The Hudson

The bustle

The maven

The Mayfair

pestle

The real Greek

The city wall

The Bar of Wonders

Tomahawk Steakhouse

Turtle Bay

twenty twenty

Tyneside Cinema

Umai Mai

Ury SUPASATRA

Winners

Wafi Lounge

YOLO Townhouse

Zarabana Bing Bing

Zizzy

Zucchini pasta bar

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Silent Auction and Begins Care for Life Walk/Run on August 6 https://mangomikes.com/silent-auction-and-begins-care-for-life-walk-run-on-august-6/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:19:14 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/silent-auction-and-begins-care-for-life-walk-run-on-august-6/ Begins Care for Life Center is gearing up for the annual silent auction, scheduled for August 6 at First Baptist Church, Coldwater. It is part of the “Life Walk & Run” festivities, benefiting Beginnings, Branch County’s only pregnancy care center. “Once again, our community has been generous,” said Jane Ford, director of the center. “Our […]]]>

Begins Care for Life Center is gearing up for the annual silent auction, scheduled for August 6 at First Baptist Church, Coldwater. It is part of the “Life Walk & Run” festivities, benefiting Beginnings, Branch County’s only pregnancy care center.

“Once again, our community has been generous,” said Jane Ford, director of the center. “Our Auction Coordinator, Kathy Pike, has done a great job bringing together so many different items and the business owners have been incredibly supportive.”

Over 50 silent auction items will be available and will include: Smart TV – Swick TV & Appliance; hair products – Personalized Beauty Solutions, Great Clips; Thirty-one bags, impact pilot kit; plants from Sycamore Farm and Neitzert’s; the pastries of Tya’s Taste Treat and Bob Evans; a car kit – AutoZone, Coca-Cola cooler – Teri Cohen; puzzle tables by Ray Roberts; homemade items from Craft Out Loud, Sheila Walrack, Kathy Pike, Kathy Guingrich, Marsha Thrasher, Sharon Odisher; baby quilts; crystal pendant – Kiess Jewelry; dog supplies – Family farm and home; board game cart – Southern Marsh Realty.

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Angel of Hope Foundation gets another restaurant and empowers more widows https://mangomikes.com/angel-of-hope-foundation-gets-another-restaurant-and-empowers-more-widows/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 22:06:29 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/angel-of-hope-foundation-gets-another-restaurant-and-empowers-more-widows/ the herald Blessings Chidakwa Herald Reporter The partnership between Angel of Hope Foundation and Hotplate Grillhouse has led to the opening of another new food outlet to benefit widows from all 10 provinces of the country. This is the second donation from Hotplate Grillhouse to the Angel of Hope Foundation, following the first donation from […]]]>

the herald

Blessings Chidakwa Herald Reporter

The partnership between Angel of Hope Foundation and Hotplate Grillhouse has led to the opening of another new food outlet to benefit widows from all 10 provinces of the country.

This is the second donation from Hotplate Grillhouse to the Angel of Hope Foundation, following the first donation from the Samora Machel branch, with orphans selected from every children’s home nationwide.

The First Lady, Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa, through her Angel of Hope Foundation, carries out life-changing philanthropic works that leave no place or anyone behind, the last to benefit from her generosity being widows lured across the country.

Dr. Mnangagwa fully unleashes the power within herself to transform the lives of the less privileged and disadvantaged.

It was more like a fairytale Wednesday for the widows who had the opportunity to gain qualifications and work at one of the country’s leading food outlets, Hotplate Grillhouse, Market Square branch in Harare , donated to the Angel of Hope Foundation.

Others, who had never set foot in Harare after being born and raised in some of Zimbabwe’s most remote areas, were all smiles as they served a variety of traditional dishes at the official opening of their new workplace.

Dishes served included dried cleome gyndra (mufushwa wenyeve), mopane worms (madora), tripe (maguru), millet flour (sadza rezviyo), snot apples (matohwe), Indian plums (masau ) and roadrunners.

Angel of Hope Foundation Vice Chairperson, Ms. Chipo Mtasa, who represented the First Lady, Dr. Auxillia Mnangagwa, and Managing Director of Hotplate Grill House Zimbabwe, Mr. Benson Muneri, greet beneficiaries during of the official opening of the Market Square branch in Harare yesterday.

A beneficiary from Hwange in Matabeleland North, Mrs. Estele Neshavi, thanked Amai Mnangagwa for transforming her life.

“I am now a qualified chef thanks to Dr Mnangagwa. May the dear Lord bless our loving mother who is so precious to our lives.

“She deserves to be recognized for all the good works she does across the country, uplifting various communities in every aspect. Even in prayers, we should always remember her,” she said .

A widow from Hwedza, Mashonaland East Province, Mrs. Beatrice Matsengarwodzi was on cloud nine following her empowerment by the First Lady.

“When we joined the program, I was happy because Amai Mnangagwa gave me the opportunity to work with my hands.

“Some of us were looked down upon in society, but after being around other women from different provinces, we are now working as united Zimbabweans,” she said.

Mrs. Mirirai Chipisa from Masvingo said, “Amai Mnangagwa took me from Masvingo here to Harare to be trained in the work of our own hands.

“If you’re a young woman, there are a lot of tempting things, but if you’re busy like me, that will all be a thing of the past. We hope she continues to empower other people, not just us.

A beneficiary from Zvishavane in the Midlands province, Ms Juliet Dzaramba, said she was doing odd jobs.

“When I joined the program, I was surviving by doing laundry for people in the community. Life was very hard for me.

“I thank Amai Mnangagwa for empowering me. I didn’t even know how to get around Harare, but my work colleagues were helping me,” she said.

The Managing Director of Hotplate Grillhouse Zimbabwe, Mr Benson Muneri, said the recently opened food outlet in Market Square has employed widows from all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe.

“Twenty women have been empowered here today who have lost their husbands but have families to support. They are between 35 and 60 years old,” he said.

“We have been in touch and in collaboration with the Angel of Hope since last year when we opened the branch of Samora Machel, officially opened by President Mnangagwa.”

Mr. Muneri said it was the second store that Hotplate Grillhouse had donated to the Angel of Hope Foundation.

“As a young brand, we try to make a difference in Zimbabwe by helping wherever we can to make a difference,” he said.

Vice Chair of the Angel of Hope Foundation Board Mrs Chipo Mtasa who represented the First Lady Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa prepares traditional dishes from a clay pot during the official opening of Hotplate Grill House in the Market Square in Harare yesterday.

Angel of Hope Foundation Vice President Ms Chipo Mtasa representing Dr Mnangagwa said it was the First Lady’s wish to be present but she was committed to doing other philanthropic work.

“Our mother has so much love for everyone in the country, especially the widows and orphans, some working at the other recently opened Hotplate Grillhouse branch, which is also doing well.

“It is a pleasure for me to be here to represent Amai Mnangagwa in the opening of this branch. Only a few could do such things, but thanks to Amai’s empowerment programs, doors opened. open,” she said.

Ms Mtasa said the First Lady had so much zeal to empower women, some who are seen in their societies as the least privileged and disadvantaged.

“Amai had a vision to create the Angel of Hope Foundation which works closely with communities at the local level.

“It is an honor that Mr. Muneri has been able to partner with and support the vision of Amai Mnangagwa. We thank God that our visionary mother tapped into the country’s vision to leave no one behind,” she said.

Some of the beneficiaries of the Angel of Hope Foundation’s partnership with Hotplate Grillhouse ready to serve customers during the official opening of the Market Square branch in Harare yesterday

Ms Mtasa said Dr Mnangagwa’s philanthropic works extend across the country.

“Amai Mnangagwa works in all fields, regardless of their geographical location, whether in rural or urban areas. She kisses everyone.

“One thing the Angel of Hope Foundation takes seriously through Amai Mnangagwa is the issue of cooking traditional dishes. Most of us had forgotten about these dishes, but now Dr Mnangagwa has a cookbook with recipes used all over the country,” she said.

Ms Mtasa said empowering these widows would trickle down to other communities that could provide meat and small grains.

“On behalf of Amai Mnangagwa, we would like to congratulate Mr. Muneri and all the women here. I want to encourage all women to work hard and be honest.

“If a client forgets things or even changes, please deal with them diligently,” she said.

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5 brunch and staycation deals in the UAE to book this summer https://mangomikes.com/5-brunch-and-staycation-deals-in-the-uae-to-book-this-summer/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 05:08:21 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/5-brunch-and-staycation-deals-in-the-uae-to-book-this-summer/ With perks like breakfast, early check-in and spa discounts… This summer, your weekends in the UAE don’t have to be boring. There are the best deals all over the city, whether you want to check out a new restaurant, check into a new hotel or check off some of your activities from the UAE list. […]]]>

With perks like breakfast, early check-in and spa discounts…

This summer, your weekends in the UAE don’t have to be boring. There are the best deals all over the city, whether you want to check out a new restaurant, check into a new hotel or check off some of your activities from the UAE list.

When it comes to stays, there are plenty of perks to take advantage of, whether it’s a spa discount, early check-in, or free activities. But the stays below offer much more: in addition to an overnight stay, they also offer brunch.

Here are 5 brunch and stay deals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah to book this summer.

Abu Dhabi: Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Book a brunch stay at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, with rates from Dhs 1,200 per room per night, and you’ll get one night in a superior room, breakfast for two and brunch at the award-winning Nahaam. There is an early check-in at 12 p.m. and a late check-out at 3 p.m. (subject to availability), plus 20% off spa treatments and all other food and beverages.

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, Corniche Road, prices from 1,200 Dhs. Such : (0)2 811 5555, hilton.com

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi EDITION

Enjoy a deluxe brunch and escape to the incredible Abu Dhabi EDITION, where you have the choice of two brunches with your overnight stay. Choose between the fun Amapiano Brunch at the Annex or the Weekend Spritz at the chic Alba Terrace available Saturday and Sunday. Whichever you choose, you’ll get early check-in, one night in a superior suite, a choice of in-room or buffet breakfast at the Market, pool access and check-out. late. Happiness.

Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi, from 1,502 Dhs. Tel: (0)2 208 0000, editionhotels.com

Dubai: Palm Th8

A chic beachfront address to make a splash this season, Th8 Palm invites UAE residents for a summertime stay with perks that foodies, sun-seekers and partiers will love. You’ll check in Saturday just in time for brunch at Envy’s signature restaurant, where brunchers can expect an afternoon of international cuisine, plenty of sips, and live entertainment with a Miami twist. Then you can explore the hotel, then retire to your contemporary and luxurious room for a dreamy night’s sleep, then wake up refreshed to a delicious buffet breakfast. Make the most of the facilities on Sunday morning, with a dip in the pool before leaving the hotel and heading home.

Th8 Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Dhs 898 for two with soft drinks and one night, Dhs 1,098 for two with house drinks and one night. Tel: (04) 525 8866, th8palmdubai.com

Dubai: Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront

Choose between a Friday or Saturday check-in at the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront at Business Bay, where you can enjoy a stay in a room full of character while taking in water views from your balcony. Sunbathe by the pool, work out in the gym, then reward yourself with exclusive service in the comfortable Makar Lounge. Of course, Saturday brunch at the FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is not to be missed, with a three-and-a-half-hour package that includes sharing plates of tuna ceviche, padron peppers, burrata, and a smoker board.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay, from 721 Dhs per person. Tel: (0)4 249 7800, radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-dubai-waterfront

Ras Al Khaimah: Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island

Head to Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island for a brunch and vacation weekend this summer. Meet at the hotel ready for brunch at Claw BBQ at 1pm, with an all-American offering coupled with unlimited drinks until 4pm. Make the most of the hotel’s facilities, spend the night in a standard sea view or island view room, then enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning. There’s even a 5:00 p.m. late checkout, so you can enjoy an extra-long Ras Al Khaimah getaway. It’s 700 Dhs for two with soft drinks, or 800 Dhs for two with house drinks.

Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, double from 700 Dhs. Such : (0)7 209 0000, hilton.com

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US Marines enjoy the night on the town in Alexandroupoli https://mangomikes.com/us-marines-enjoy-the-night-on-the-town-in-alexandroupoli/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 20:04:46 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/us-marines-enjoy-the-night-on-the-town-in-alexandroupoli/ To paraphrase respected Greek songwriter and songwriter Eleni Karaindrou, “Everyone is waiting again for the ship to appear.” In the port city of Alexandroupoli, in northern Greece, May 21, 202 will be remembered as the day the ship appeared. It was a Saturday and the massive USS Arlington sailed into port, bringing about a thousand […]]]>

To paraphrase respected Greek songwriter and songwriter Eleni Karaindrou, “Everyone is waiting again for the ship to appear.”

In the port city of Alexandroupoli, in northern Greece, May 21, 202 will be remembered as the day the ship appeared. It was a Saturday and the massive USS Arlington sailed into port, bringing about a thousand marines who headed straight for downtown. The residents were surprised. They were expecting Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian tourists and instead had Americans in uniform.

The city’s hospitality sector has overstretched at the sight of young men and women heading to seaside cafes, local tavernas and popular nightlife spots.

“We were surprised; we didn’t expect a rush of this magnitude on our businesses. The city center was packed, demand exploded,” the former hotel association president told Kathimerini. Alexandroupoli and grill owner, Georgios Davis “I serve 16 different types of meat in my restaurant, and they tried them all. They were very polite, they ate everything, with a particular preference for the Thracian breakfast. They had fun and crossed no lines.

Some locals had heard of the impending landing and had prepared for it. Tattoo shop owner Nikos Katsoulis, for example, hired additional staff and opened his shop the following Sunday.

“They had found me online and made appointments while still on board. More than 50 people came to get tattoos,” he said.

The American sailors weren’t alone either, as parents, other family members and friends had flown in and booked hotels to spend the four days off with them – understandably given that sailors can spend several months at sea, sailing around the world.

As the Marines had fun in the city, the old slogan “Americans, Killers of the People” appeared on some city walls. Except for the fact that a more applicable slogan in this case would have been “Americans, egg eaters”, because according to some market estimates, more than 25,000 things were eaten in those four days.

“Even the chickens have noticed the Americans coming,” joked Giorgos Alavantas, owner of a seaside cafe that serves a local breakfast menu.

“I received a panicked call from my employees from day one telling me that they had no more eggs, when I had just delivered 300 more,” he said, adding that his American customers had a preference for local. cured kavurma meat with their eggs. “If we can take advantage of it, it will be good for the survival of the city’s economy,” he said.

When the 208-meter-long USS Arlington set sail on the morning of May 25, it left behind an important sense of hope among residents that the benefits promised to them from the port’s modernization will materialize.

The transformation of the port into a key hub for the movement of troops, military equipment and supplies, as well as a rail hub for goods to and from the Black Sea and the Baltic is already underway. Just like the construction project of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) which will soon position Alexandroupoli on the European energy map.

“Alexandroupoli has the opportunity right now to show its comparative advantages and we are part of these developments,” the city’s mayor, Yiannis Zampoukis, told Kathimerini.

“Where the main concern is that there are multiple benefits for the local community and the economy, which will result in potential for economic growth, attraction of foreign private investment programs, as well as, mainly, a strong sense of security,” he added.

“People think they will be able to rent their house for 600 euros. They keep writing and talking about a US base of over 5,000 people that was supposed to be set up in a camp outside of town in March, which we haven’t seen yet,” Katsoulis said. , the owner of the tattoo shop.

Another listening local, Georgios Alavantas insists on the need to take advantage of the situation, and also accuses local politicians of cultivating overambitious expectations.

“Four years ago, they told us that at any given time, over 18,000 American troops would be stationed in the city, which raised people’s hopes too high,” he said.

The president of the Alexandroupoli Merchants Association, Vassilis Kasapidis, noted that “there is already a constant number of American soldiers who have been based for some time in barracks around the city, who, apart from cafes and restaurants, shop at retail stores, primarily clothing stores.”

Many U.S. Marines were joined by family and friends on their four-day leave in Alexandroupoli. [US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Bellino]

Immovable

The owner of a local real estate agency, Matoula Pontiadou-Hatzimichail, also spoke to Kathimerini about the impact of these developments on her sector.

“We are seeing some activity, particularly an interest in knowing what real estate is available and how it can be used. However, we still don’t know what will happen. If the Americans come, as we’ve heard, the city will have to double in size in a matter of months and I don’t know if we’re ready for that. There are not enough houses available at the moment, as very few new ones were built during the decade of the financial crisis. Some are under construction now, in anticipation of the growth promised by the increased importance of the port and natural gas platform,” she told Kathimerini.

“But we are also in competition with Athens. Several houses for American officers were built in the [area’s] military bases by Athenian companies, which even took on catering responsibilities. We also have cases of Athenian companies renting derelict buildings so they can claim local headquarters and bid for local projects,” she said.

According to Pontiadou-Hatzimichail, there has also been increased international interest in the city’s real estate.

“We recently welcomed Arab investors, while there was also interest from Spain seeking to install military officers in the city. We are all waiting to see what happens,” she added.
The benefits have so far been limited to the increasing frequency of visits to the city by NATO officers in a support role for military convoys, the frequency of which is also increasing due to the latest developments in South Eastern Europe. , and in particular in Ukraine.

A few hours after the departure of the USS Arlington from Alexandroupoli, the colossal American vehicle carrier Arc Endurance took its place. After unloading her cargo of military equipment for US forces participating in NATO missions, she loaded equipment sent to Alexandroupoli from the Balkans and the Baltic bound for the United States.

Alexandroupoli Port Authority Chairman Kostas Hatzimichai told Kathimerini that from June to the end of September there will be a total of five operations to move military equipment through the port, including more than 2,500 vehicles, armored vehicles, tanks and other equipment, to and from the most volatile parts of the wider region. Activity is only expected to peak after US President Joe Biden’s statements in Madrid announcing the reinforcement of all military forces guarding Europe’s eastern borders and facing Russian aggression.

At the same time, the public targeting of Alexandroupolis by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Kremlin has provided ammunition for those on the margins trying to elicit reactions from the local community.

“Rumors are circulating that we are about to be bombed by the Russians or the Turks above the American base in the city. A base that we don’t have,” said Nikos Katsoulis.
However, these rumors do not appear to be enough to dampen hopes for the city’s future.

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Five operations are taking place from June to the end of September to move more than 2,500 vehicles, armored vehicles, tanks and other equipment, to and from the most volatile parts of the wider region.

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Thanks for the memories! Readers remember the Bay County of yesteryear https://mangomikes.com/thanks-for-the-memories-readers-remember-the-bay-county-of-yesteryear/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 12:02:09 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/thanks-for-the-memories-readers-remember-the-bay-county-of-yesteryear/ About a month ago, as I admired the rebirth of Bay County after Hurricane Michael, I was flooded with memories of the sleeping paradise my family first saw in the late 1960s: open beaches without high-rise buildings, without 23rd Street and a classic downtown. In my June 26 column, I mentioned the Isle of View […]]]>

About a month ago, as I admired the rebirth of Bay County after Hurricane Michael, I was flooded with memories of the sleeping paradise my family first saw in the late 1960s: open beaches without high-rise buildings, without 23rd Street and a classic downtown.

In my June 26 column, I mentioned the Isle of View drive-in theater, Castle Dracula Wax Museum, Jr. Grocery Stores, Miracle Strip and Petticoat Junction amusement parks, Silver Ice Rink Circle, Zip’s Ice Cream, Loco’s Bar and Grill, House of Chan, The Hangout, the observation deck at the old Bay County Airport, and a once-thriving Panama City Mall.

Ray Glenn

Many readers were grateful for the time travel and were kind enough to tell me about their childhood memories. In today’s column, I highlight responses from Larry Kinsey, Chris Watkins, Cynthia Hazard, Chip Brigman, Jane P. Leach, and Stewart M. Crane. We will remember through their eyes.

Thanks, readers, for the memories!

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Davenports begins work at former Worcester Steak n Grill https://mangomikes.com/davenports-begins-work-at-former-worcester-steak-n-grill/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/davenports-begins-work-at-former-worcester-steak-n-grill/ A NEW upcoming pub in Worcester City Center has begun renovation work in its new location. The former Worcester Steak n Grill House was bought by Midlands-based brewery Davenports earlier this year. The site is expected to undergo various refurbishments before the new pub can open. It was confirmed to the Worcester News that work […]]]>

A NEW upcoming pub in Worcester City Center has begun renovation work in its new location.

The former Worcester Steak n Grill House was bought by Midlands-based brewery Davenports earlier this year.

The site is expected to undergo various refurbishments before the new pub can open.

It was confirmed to the Worcester News that work was underway and the roof was already being repaired as it needed a lot of work.

Davenports have also recently completed another pub in Birmingham, The Queen’s Head, and are planning further renovations at another location in the near future.

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The site shared in June that 25 jobs will be created at the new site.

As of now, Davenports has not released the name of the pub.

The venue has posters on the doors promoting the takeover and a message saying “see you soon”.

The venue previously opened as Francesca in November 2019 and before that was called Maltster, Bar 12 and Slug and Lettuce.

It went on sale on March 2, 2021.

The company also owns and operates hotels, nightclubs and event venues in the West Midlands region.

The brewery was established in Birmingham in 1829, with Davenports branded beer sold through online retailers and in West Midlands pubs.

Some of Davenports pubs include The Elms in Shareshill, The Port House in Stourport, The Queen’s Head in Birmingham and The Coach House in Stratford.

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The new pub is one of many new businesses moving into the town centre.

A new Korean restaurant, called Grounded Kitchen, is coming to Foregate Street and a new Bubble Tea cafe, called Mooboo, is coming to the High Street.

Worcester will also see a new mini-golf site, Mr Mulligan’s, in the near future as well.

The venue has yet to confirm an opening date.

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