Major plans: Major Food Group to open four more restaurants in Miami, Miami Beach

first_img Message* Full Name* Major Food Group partners Rich Torrisi, Jeff Zalaznick and Mario Carbone over Miami/Miami Beach (Getty, iStock)Major Food Group is serving up four new restaurants as part of its expansion in South Florida, The Real Deal has learned.The New York-based restaurant group, led by founders Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick, will open an Israeli concept in the South-of-Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach and a French steakhouse in Brickell. It will also open two Sadelle’s restaurants, sources told TRD.Major Food Group inked a 10,000-square-foot lease for a Sadelle’s Restaurant and Market at Russell Galbut’s mixed-use 1212 Lincoln Road development in Miami Beach, where a citizenM hotel is under construction. Sadelle’s is also opening on Mary Street in Coconut Grove, in a space that will fit up to 150 patrons.Rendering of 1212 Lincoln RoadThe hospitality company’s concepts include Carbone, Dirty French, Parm and Sadelle’s. In South Florida, Major Food opened Carbone, at 49 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach in January; and more recently, ZZ’s Sushi Bar in the Miami Design District. It also operates in Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv and New York.Zalaznick, a partner, relocated to Miami Beach from New York in October. He and his wife recently paid $15 million for the waterfront home they were renting from Hall of Famer Mike Piazza.A number of New York restaurateurs have decamped for Miami in recent months, encouraged by the lack of restrictions on businesses and the surge in demand for dining.Pastis, a New York City institution led by James Beard award-winning restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Keith McNally, plans to open in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood next year.Contact Katherine Kallergis Share via Shortlink Tagscenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Coconut Grovelincoln roadMiami BeachRestaurantsRussell Galbutlast_img read more

Northrop Grumman to Bid for US Navy’s CANES Deployment Contract

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Northrop Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Monday that it will submit a bid for the U.S. Navy Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES) full deployment contract. “The CANES program is critical to modernizing the Navy afloat network for enhanced security, affordability and delivering relevant capabilities to the warfighter,” said Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems division of Northrop Grumman Information Systems. “With our experience on the development and limited deployment phase, we and our team members are confident we will offer a solution to best achieve the Navy’s mission and objectives.”Twyman added, “We stand ready to produce and help accelerate the delivery of CANES to the fleet.”Northrop Grumman’s CANES solution offers considerable cost and performance improvements over existing shipboard networks including a modernized C4I architecture with increased security and reduced development, deployment and life cycle costs.Consolidation through CANES will eliminate many legacy standalone shipboard networks and provide a common computing environment for dozens of C4I applications. Northrop Grumman uses its Modular Open Systems Approach-CompetitiveTM (MOSA-CTM) strategic business and engineering process to enable continuous competition on the program, thereby driving down life cycle costs. MOSA-CTM ensures vendor-neutral, enduring solutions that improve interoperability and lower the total cost of ownership.[mappress]Press Release, June 4, 2013; Image: Northrop Grumman View post tag: warfighter View post tag: CANES View post tag: US June 4, 2013 View post tag: bid View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval Northrop Grumman to Bid for US Navy’s CANES Deployment Contract View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Northrop Grumman to Bid for US Navy’s CANES Deployment Contract Equipment & technology View post tag: Defence View post tag: Deployment View post tag: contract View post tag: Grumman Share this articlelast_img read more

A Groundbreaking Held At Deaconess Clinic Downtown

first_imgA groundbreaking was held at the Deaconess Clinic Downtown.The new facility will be located on the campus of the Stone Family Center.It will be a three-story building used for medical offices between Walnut and Locust.They say this new facility will not only make things easier on people working at the hospital but the patients as well.Dr. Allen White “I think any time you can increase access and make it easier for patients which we are going to do by not only easier in an out but by adding express clinic and educating our providers by doing a better job by helping to mentor them that can lead to better health.”The building is expected to be open in the spring of 2020.Comments0 commentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

O.C. Flower Show Blossoms Virtually

first_imgA virtual version of the Ocean City Flower Show will showcase photo submissions of the best floral displays and gardens. By MADDY VITALEWhen the Ocean City Flower Show held annually in June at the Music Pier had to be canceled due to the pandemic, the members of the Garden Club of Ocean City were disappointed to say the least.But with a bit of help from the city, and an idea, specifically from the city’s Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman, the bad news quickly blossomed into something positive.The event, originally scheduled for June 5-7, has gone virtual and flower enthusiasts — anyone with a green thumb and all those with beautiful gardens or floral displays — are asked to join in with others in the Virtual Flower Show for 2020 by submitting photos of their creations.Flower Committee co-chair Kay Reilly said that, in a way, because of the sheltering in place order since March, which has just begun to loosen up, more people have taken on the gardening hobby during this unprecedented time.“I do believe this year we will have some incredible gardens to show,” Reilly said. “A lot of garden centers say there has been so much more interest. People are home more now and have really taken a shine to home gardening.”Reilly noted that the city was “gracious and offered to handle the submissions.”“I think it is a nice involvement by the city,” Reilly said. “We didn’t know much about virtual events and we at the garden club were tossing around ideas about how we could do this. The city is really cutting edge.”Friends from Lehigh Valley, Pa., Marie Hahn (foreground), Denice Van Driesen and Kay Fritz, admire award-winning orchids at the Ocean City Flower Show in 2019.So far, she said, there have been more than 50 submissions.Despite the pandemic, she said, the mild winter seemed to help with the growth of flowers and gardens.“Flowers are so depending on the weather and a lot of people didn’t want to take pix of their garden because of cold weather. Now everything is blooming. We might have a lot of entries at the end,” Reilly explained.Reilly might be the reason for some submissions. She has been driving around her hometown of Ocean City recruiting people who have the gardening talent to join in submitting their floral photos, she said.“I have been dropping off little notices in mailboxes of people with beautiful gardens just in case they miss the message about the virtual show. We are hoping we get some of the children’s entries as well. Youngsters with little gardens in window boxes are welcome to send in a submission.”And the most important part of this virtual event is that it keeps the Ocean City Flower Show on the radar. A local tradition, it is now in its 48th year.“We want people to keep us in mind this time of year,” Reilly said. “This worked out wonderfully and since we don’t have judges and there aren’t specific categories, it is a looser way to show your stuff.”And come 2021, Reilly said the garden club will be ready to put on another show at the Music Pier with hopefully a lot of new flower lovers.Submit your photos to [email protected] and the Flower Show will feature a few of the favorite submissions via the Ocean City Music Pier Facebook Page @MusicPier.The submission deadline is June 7. Featured selections will be posted by June 9. There is no theme, but be sure to provide your name, any special information about your submission and share any gardening tips you came across while working on your project.Children’s submissions such as this one are welcomed. (Courtesy Kathy Wheatcroft)last_img read more

In the market for… Long Fermented Sourdough

first_imgSourdough is typical of artisanal baking: the art of encouraging wild yeast cultures to ferment just at the right time and for so long you could probably read War and Peace. I have worked with many bakers who are so proud to boast of starters that have been in the family business for generations.The varieties of sourdoughs are unique, depending on the catalyst starter, type of flour used and also geographical location. All these factors will impact on flavour and texture. San Francisco Sourdough is a good example of this, as the wild yeast culture Lactobacillus sanfrancisco in that region gives a sharper, more acetic punch than a typical French levain. The recipe below is made with an authentic wild yeast starter culture called crème de levain, a ready-made live starter culture ideal for artisanal loaves.Sourdough BouleLevain Ferment IngredientsFrench T65 Flour5,760gDoves Farm Rye Flour240gLight Malt Flour30gCrème de Levain (Fermex)600gWater3,000gTotal9,630gMethodWeigh ingredients accurately and place into mixer. Then mix the ferment on a spiral mixer on slow speed for two minutes and a further one to two minutes on second speed. The ferment should be under-developed but clear. Dough temperature should be around 20ºC.Place into a lightly oiled lidded container and ferment at ambient temperature for at least 24 hours. The ferment is ready to use in the levain dough.Levain Dough (makes 22)IngredientsLevain Ferment9,630gFrench T65 Flour800gSalt120gSugar68gFresh Yeast68gTotal10,686gMethod1. Weigh ingredients accurately and place into mixer. Develop dough on a spiral mixer on slow speed only for at least four to six minutes. Dough temperature should be around 22ºC.2. Divide at 480g and round into boules.3. Ensure you give the proving tray a good dusting of cornmeal or rice cones before setting the boule on the tray. This will allow for easy transfer from the baker’s peel to the oven when proved.4. Place in the prover at 22ºC, relative humidity 65%, for at least 3 hours or until fully proved.5. Using a knife or razor cut four diagonal scores.6. Transfer to a baker’s peel and place directly on the stone sole of the oven. Add a little steam. Bake at 230ºC for at least 24 minutes. Open the damper after 18 minutes.l Useful linkswww.fermex.co.ukwww.muntons.comwww.dovesfarm.co.ukFor any further recipe information, bespoke training requirements or NPD please contact Wayne Caddy, The Essential [email protected]last_img read more

Where medicine meets artistry

first_imgBy any measure, the Transit Gallery at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is an eccentric space for viewing art. It has a checkered floor and cream-colored walls and takes up 50 yards of busy corridor in the basement of Gordon Hall. Improbably, Harvard’s youngest art gallery is part of an interior walkway connecting buildings on the School’s famous quadrangle.The pedestrians moving through it are not ordinary gallery-goers either. These bustling students, brisk professors, and harried lab technicians are usually in a hurry.But the gallery’s latest show — “Phantom Limbs and Nostalgic Technologies,” up through April 9 — relays a longtime artistic plea: Slow down. Look. Imagine.Imagine, for instance, the ways that art and science are alike. “A lot of what happens in a lab is about trial and error, and repeatedly trying and not seeing results,” the same as in an artist’s studio, said exhibitor Deb Todd Wheeler. “Persevering in the face of failure — sometimes that’s when the most beautiful things come to you.”She remembered delivering an artist talk at the Medical School a couple of years ago. “It was about the beauty of failure,” said Wheeler, a media artist, sculptor, and inventor who teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and whose work is on display at the Yale School of Medicine. “Isn’t that what every theory is about? Every hypothesis is laced with the terror of failure.”Art and science are often a matter of “risk-taking, in a slow, methodical way,” she said. “A lot of what happens in an artist’s studio is a labor not unlike medical research, except that the risks or consequences are much lower. No one is going to die.”Art and science do often have similar methodologies, said gallery curator Tania Rodriguez, a project coordinator with HMS human resources: Start with a question, roll out a lot of ways to answer it, and maybe get surprised in the end.Many medical school professors “talk about art,” she added, as a way to improve powers of observation, diagnostic skills, and communication skills.“Artistic invention and scientific invention have a lot in common,” agreed exhibitor and Harvard Professor Svetlana Boym, who a year ago gave the Transit Gallery its name. “Scientists and artists work with error. [Both] have to be prepared for the chance encounter.” What follows? “Maybe invention,” she said. (Boym, an experimental photographer, is Harvard’s Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and a professor of comparative literature.)Svetlana Boym: “Artistic invention and scientific invention have a lot in common.”The show includes 11 photographs from her “Phantom Limbs” series, a project that started last spring with offhand pictures of reflections, swirls, dried branches, and other debris. “When I came home, I discovered a face made of skywater, litter, and light,” Boym wrote for the exhibit. Afterward came regular “pilgrimages” to a river, in search of “nature’s drawings,” she said while hanging the show. It’s a matter of probability and replicates scientific effort, said Boym. “It was very patient and difficult work. It would take hundreds of pictures to find a face.”At the other end of the gallery space, images by Boym and Wheeler appear on opposite walls. Wheeler offers passersby a witty, 4-minute video called “Blow Me Up, Blow Me Over” (2011, with cinematography by Kevin Sweet). It’s about those “moments of concentrated effort,” frustration, and exhaustion that both art and science share, she said. A woman (performer Stacy Peterson) dons a dress of welded polyethylene bags, then attempts to inflate it with a foot pump. “It takes forever,” said Wheeler, and “she collapses from the effort.”Arrayed beyond are stills from the video, in small black frames that Wheeler said “co-habitat” with the gallery’s checkerboard black-and-white floors. It’s a challenging space to hang art, she said. “That’s why I chose an animated sequence. If you can’t stay for the video, you get the feel of it as you’re walking by.” (The video soundtrack, by the way, is the sound of stomping feet.)Boym’s art acknowledges corridor gallery space too. At one end is a video of her river project, showing the “flow” of her process. At the other end, opposite Wheeler’s work, are Boym’s haunting photographs of fleeting urban landscapes, some reprised from previous Harvard shows. They share a common theme: transit. Each title in one series begins with the same first word, “leaving,” and depicts departures from her native St. Petersburg, Manhattan, Sarajevo, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, and Miami.“The river [project] is about the same kind of movement,” said Boym, acknowledging Transit Gallery’s fast-moving audience. “It’s about flow and passage. But I still hope to slow people down.”Co-exhibitors Svetlana Boym and Deb Todd Wheeler will discuss their work and attend a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 in Room 563 of Harvard Medical School’s Warren Alpert Building, 200 Longwood Ave., Boston.last_img read more

Divinity School professor in PBS series ‘Native America’

first_img Read Full Story Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard Divinity School (HDS), will appear in the third and fourth episodes of the PBS series “Native America,” which will air tonight at 9 and 10 p.m. on WGBH.Carrasco, who is director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project, will offer insight regarding the religious world views of pre-Hispanic cultures. In a Q&A for HDS, Carrasco explains the spiritual beliefs that connected America’s native peoples, how some native beliefs are being kept alive centuries later, and how recent discoveries have shaped a new perspective regarding the peoples of North and South America.The series explores the world created by America’s first peoples. The four-part series, which premiered Oct. 23, reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and more than 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.last_img read more

Exclusive! See Adam Pascal in Something Rotten!

first_img View Comments Related Shows We’re shaking it with Shakespeare! Broadway favorite Adam Pascal is currently starring in the hilarious Something Rotten!. Taking over the role of The Bard himself, Pascal joins a stellar cast featuring Tony nominee Rob McClure, Josh Grisetti, Brad Oscar, Catherine Brunell and Leslie Kritzer. Last seen on the Main Stem in Disaster!, Pascal is now thrilling you with his quill as the Will of the people. Check out the egg-cellent pics, and be sure to catch the hit tuner at the St. James Theatre before it closes on January 1, 2017! (Psst, you’ll also be able to see Pascal, McClure and Grisetti in the tour of Something Rotten! when it launches on January 17, 2017, in Boston, MA.) Adam Pascal Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017center_img Adam Pascal as Shakespeare in ‘Something Rotten!'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Star Files Something Rotten!last_img read more

Panamanian police officer steers young people away from gangs through sports

first_imgBy Dialogo November 28, 2013 Teaching positive values Leadership training García’s work with the children in El Chorrillo has earned him recognition. He was among 11 nominees for the “Héroes por Panamá” award in October 2013. “I wasn’t expecting it. Someone sent an anonymous letter to the television station about the Gladiators project, and they called me,” García said. The sub-lieutenant’s goals go further. In the coming weeks, he is going to sign a contract that will provide the Gladiators with running shoes, food, and teacher resources. García’s dream is to finalize the creation of the “Fundación Team Gladiadores” (“Team Gladiators Foundation”). False promises of gangs As a law enforcement officer, García participates in security operations in conflict areas such as San Joaquín and San Miguelito. The National Police has honored him four times for his athletic achievements. Teaching children how to run while instilling positive values is a natural and logical combination, García said. “I do it because both professions are in my blood,” said García, who has received honors four times from the National Police for his sporting achievements. “The training is tough. I’ve seen their achievements in competitions. The most important thing is they go to college, gain knowledge, and be good people. My young athletes have many dreams,” García said. In the training plan, the young runners have the opportunity to be leaders of the group for two weeks, to show them what it is like to be responsible for the group. García also teaches the youngsters about the physiology of running. . In order to enroll in Los Gladiadores, young people not only need to get good academic grades, they must also respect and obey their parents. García keeps in touch in with the parents of his runners.García tells his runners that he will suspend them if they are disruptive or disrespectful. García consistently talks openly with children about the false promises gangs make to Panamanian youth, as well as the consequences of being imprisoned and “losing your whole life that you can’t get back.” Life in El Chorrillo “isn’t easy, things are tough, people want to change, to be someone in life, and that’s what we convey to young people to get them to join the running group,” Cristopher de Witt, one of the Gladiadores de El Chorrillo (El Chorrillo Gladiators), told TVN2 in October 2013. Gangs and shootings are a part of life in El Chorrillo. The area is home to around 14 gangs such as “El Clan Agua”, “Tiny Toons”, “Hijos de Dios” and “Chuquies”, which terrorize the neighborhood, according to published reports. With around 200 gangs operating in the country, it is estimated that one-third of the gang members are minors, according to published reports. Organized crime groups use juveniles as enforcers, drug dealers, and lookouts. Nicolás García Noval, a Panamanian police officer who is also an elite athlete, spends much of his spare time coaching children how to run – and how to avoid gangs. Through sports, García not only teaches young people how to train for athletics, he also instills the values of discipline and teamwork and advises them to stay away from violent street gangs which recruit young people. Since 2009, García has devoted between 15 to 20 hours of his free time every week to train kids in the neighborhood, El Chorrillo. The police officer usually trains about 35 youngsters, who are between the ages of six and 18. García joined Panama’s National Police in 1991. He is widely-respected as a law enforcement officer, and is also considered one of the best runners in his country for short and long distances. The officer has competed in races ranging from five kilometers to 42 kilometers. The idea for the running club began in 2009, when García invited a neighborhood youngster to train with him. Another youngster quickly joined them, then another, and before long, nine young people were training with García. The police officer invited the nine youngsters to the birthday party of his son, Angel, and as he saw the children playing, he had the idea of forming a running club. The youngsters decided to call the club Los Gladiadores de El Chorrillo. Before a racing competition, the sub-lieutenant reminds his young runners to eat a healthy diet and to drink plenty of water. On Sept. 22, 2013, Los Gladiadores de El Chorrillo competed in the first “Junior Check E. Cheese” race in Cinta Costera, Panama. Fifteen members of Los Gladiadores competed, and the members of the club won 11 medals. Coaching young people in athletics provides an opportunity to teach them positive values and steer them away from the recruiting efforts of street gangs, García explained. “The fight against crime is not between adults because we are the ones passing on bad things to our teenagers,” García said. “The real battle is changing the doctrine for children through values and discipline to keep them away from gangs through sport.” García, 46, holds the rank of sub-lieutenant with the National Police. To the young people he coaches, García is a mentor and role model. The group of young athletes is known as Los Gladiadores de El Chorrillo. center_img Karate class ‘Hero’ nomination Athletic excellence García began his athletic career at age 21, when he met cross-country skier and coach, Pastor Perea. Perea changed García’s running style. The police officer trained hard and became an excellent runner. García has participated in 39 marathons. He has also been a champion for the three clubs in Panama: Panfra, Panama Runners, and Corredores del Istmo, as well as the Panama Triathlon Union. García’s participation in athletics has taken him to California, New York, Chicago, Colombia, Brazil, the Netherlands, and recently, Las Vegas. The police officer and athlete has participated in events held by the U.S. military, in the CG’s Challenge, and the Panama Armed Forces Running Association. Healthy competition Fighting gang violence In September 2013, Panamanian authorities deployed nearly 400 National Police officers in the El Chorrillo and Santa Ana neighborhoods to ensure public safety and to strengthen ties between police and the civilian population. This approach has been successful in the favelas of Brazil. Panamanian police are working hard to stop violence connected to gangs and organized crime. In 2012, authorities recorded 665 killings in the country. About 23 percent of the homicides were related to organized crime. García advises the young athletes he trains that the lure of quick money offered by gangs and organized crime groups carries a heavy price. “In life, there are two ways to do things, one is the legal way, and the other is the illegal. There is a fine line of temptation between one and the other. Honest work is the key to success,” García explained. Other National Police officers area also trying to steer young people away from gangs and organized crime through athletics. In the Curundú district , a group of officers from the Community Preventive Unit of the National Police are coaching children in karate. Some of the children taught by the officers won seven different categories during a competition on Nov. 17, 2013, said National Police spokeswoman Mara Rivera. “It is of great pride for the National Police to have valuable people like Nicolás García and other law enforcement officers not only engaging in their work to protect and serve society, but also going beyond, giving a good name for Panama’s National Police. They are a source of pride and an example to follow,” Rivera said.last_img read more