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2023.05.30 18:55 Mental_Schedule1362 Great migas tacos!

Great migas tacos!
Los Laurelas on West Ave. Sure do love their migas tacos 🌮
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2023.05.30 08:43 CloutWithdrawal Solo Trip Report - 4 Days in CDMX

Introduction: Mexico City has been a recent interest of mine ever since the YouTube algorithm started recommending me videos on this mega city. Like most Americans, I was ignorant and incorrectly under the assumption that Mexico City was sketchy and had nothing to offer for travelers other than poverty tourism. However, after watching YouTube videos and reading more about this city, I quickly learned that Mexico City, and Mexico in general, has a very rich culture and history. It also is the biggest city in the Western Hemisphere. I was locked in this point to explore this city so close to home.Booking this trip was very random, I originally booked a vacation to go to EDC Vegas with friends (insanely fun time btw) but I wanted to extend my PTO for the rest of the week after because I was already taking a day off to rest and had the Friday off for MDW.
After exploring other options in the US like possibly other areas in the south west like Utah or Arizona I quickly realized how expensive this would be. Vegas has great prices on flights so I wanted to take advantage of that and go somewhere international, due to my recent interest with Mexico City and how it isn’t too expensive, it just made sense. I booked the flight and hotel instantly so I wouldn’t think too much about it.
I invited some other friends at first and received some maybes, ultimately I knew that this would end up being a solo trip. I have some experience with solo trips, my first one was Hiroshima while I was studying abroad in Tokyo, that trip gave me my first powerful global experience that has ultimately became my goal when i travel now. I also did Denver last summer to see a red rocks show ( stayed in a hostel which ended up being the same price as a decent hotel in CDMX 🤣). I didn’t have much of a structured plan for this trip except to see the historic district and maybe teohiucan if it wasn’t too difficult to get there.
Logistics: I stayed in a Roma Norte hotel from Tuesday Night - Sunday Morning.
Interests: architecture, food, electronic music, nature, history
Day 1: Arrival
I arrived into CDMX around 1045pm via Volaris. The Volaris experience sucks, honestly worse than Spirit lol. For about an hour we were sitting on the runway not moving without AC in the Vegas heat. Apparently this is due to them not having runway rights? Not sure about this but that’s what some googling told me.
For some reason I exchanged usd for pesos at the cash exchange counters instead of using an atm to take out pesos. Not sure why I did because I have travelled internationally and know that ATMs are usually the best options. Whatever, I just took the L there. I called an Uber to my hotel after rejecting many taxi drivers.
I arrived to my hotel hungry and looked for open places to eat that were close to the hotel. I did not want to walk too far as I heard that night time gets sketchy. I ended up finding a taco place right across the street from my hotel so I went there. The place was called Taquería LOS HUARACHINES (ROMA). Ordering was a bit tough due to the language barrier but I got 2 Al pastor tacos, a plate of carne asada with about 5 tortilla, and a Coca Cola. This was an amazing meal and exactly what I wanted. The Al pastor was incredibly juicy and probably were the best tacos I had in my life at this point. I’m currently based in Texas so I’ve had real tacos before but these were just something else. I walked back to my hotel and quickly went to bed.
Day 2: Roma Norte & La Condesa
I had no official plans for this day. I was still tired from EDC Vegas so I woke up pretty late and didn’t get out of the hotel until around 1130-12. Once I did get out, I originally just planned to walk around neighborhood and see what piqued my interest. I started with a coffee. I got an iced coffee as it was hot out, I don’t think iced coffee is a thing anywhere else besides the US so this was also a little harder to order due to language barrier. Luckily someone spoke English at the counter and helped me order.
I began to walk north, I stopped at plaza rio de janiero to smoke a cigarette (I’m not a regular smoker except on vacation and when I go to raves lol). Very cool spot. My first impression of the Roma Norte neighborhood was that it was a nicer, greener, cleaner version of nyc with a European flair.
Next, I ended up at I believe Zona Rosa? It was a pedestrian only area with a lot of shops and restaurants. I stopped in a few shops maybe looking to buy sunglasses or a shirt but ultimately did not. I continued my walk.
I saw there was some sort of park near me called Bosque de Chapultec. I decided that would be my next destination to walk to. I passed the el Angel de la indepencia which was very impressive. I finally got to the park and was wowed by how nice it was. I didn’t know it was such a big destination until I got there and saw there a bunch of museos and vendors set up. I bought a pair of sunglasses as it was bright out and walked around a bit to take it in. Finally, I decided to check out a museum. I chose Museo de Arte Moderno as I wanted to see some art. I much prefer modern art over traditional art too. I really liked this museum and connected with a lot more paintings that I thought I would. About of 1/4 of the way through I realized can use Google translate to read the descriptions for some of the paintings. I wish I took down the artists who created some of these paintings but I think I can find the artists again if I really wanted to.
I went outside to the sculpture garden and this was a little underwhelming tbh. I was also getting hangry so I went through it quick. I decided to get lunch at Los Pancheros as it was nearby and the Google reviews seemed good. I ordered Plato rachero & caldo xochitl. HUGE portions and incredibly good. I really liked the soup though, it was some sort of chicken and rice soup. It took a little bit for the check to come but it finally did and I paid and left.
I ate way too much and I had to lay down somewhere so I went back to the park and found a nice place to lay where other people were. It was some sort of fountain that I can’t find on Google maps but even though it wasn’t exactly “grand” it was very chill and everyone there just seemed relaxed lol. I laid there for about 20-30 mins until I was ready to go again. I saw on Google maps that there was a castle in the park!? I really wanted to see that. I decided to walk in that direction and also passed Lago de Chapultec. Wow that was beautiful, I wish I took my rest time there lol.
I finally got to the castle entrance but they weren’t letting people in anymore as it was too late, damn. I should’ve paid more attention to the times, I didn’t realize all the museums closed at 5. I decided to finish up my park experience and Uber to the historic center just to check it out. However Ubers were very hard to get at this time as it was rush hour and traffic was insane outside the park. I had multiple people cancel on me, I also canceled on someone after seeing how long it would take to pick me up and drop me off to the historic center. I eventually decided just to walk back. It was about an hour walk back so I had to tough it out.
Not much happened on this walk, just continued to take in the city. Stopped at glorieta de Los insugentes to take a break and smoke a cigarette. I felt a little sketched out here due to all the people constantly moving. I was a bit worried about being pick pocketed but I think it was just the tiredness making me anxious. I got out of there relatively quick and made it back to my hotel to rest before dinner.
At this point I decided I wanted to go to teohiucan the next day. I explored my options for getting there and eventually just decided on Uber because I don’t really like being in a group when going to tourist sites as I’m a bit “quirky” and like to take weird routes and repeat some areas a few times I also keep an inconsistent pace so that made the group experience out of the question. I could’ve taken the bus but did not want to deal with the stress that public transit can be in a foreign country lol. For dinner, I made a reservation at the sushi place Makoto as I wanted something other than Mexican food. Fabulous place, I ordered a glass of wine, sushi sampler, and the fatty tuna nigiri.
Day 2: Teohiucan
I woke up somewhat early for this day. I ordered an Uber and was off. It was really interesting to see Mexico City outside the nicer neighborhoods. I think this is what most Americans imagine when they hear Mexico City. It looked like the COD MW2 map Favela. I wondered what life was like in this area of Mexico City. I even saw a ski lift in use to bring people up the mountain to their house maybe?
I got dropped off at Teohiucan and entered in. I skipped breakfast because I assumed they would have something there. I was half right, they had some convenient stores. I just bought a pack of crackers and a electrolit and hoped that would get me through the whole time I was there lol.I walked around all the pyramids, I was hoping to climb them but I saw they were closed for climbing, honestly a good thing, I imagine they were getting a lot of wear and tear from that. I feel like these pyramids are underrated in terms of world wonders. They’re pretty big and the city itself was apparently one of the biggest cities in the world at the time.
My favorite part about this visit was this path that you can take that allowed you to walk on the outside of the main path. It was super peaceful and you got to see the pyramids at different angles with no people around. In terms of my favorite structure, I liked the citadel a lot due to the intricate designs on it. Some random things I liked there were the jardin and the things the vendors were selling that made the animal noises 😂 I thought it was hilarious how everyone was basically spamming it in chat. I should’ve bought one looking back
I was a little anxious about getting an Uber back but I got one relatively quick and got back to my hotel. When I got back I was very hungry and I found this place near my hotel with a deal that gave 5 al pastor tacos and a cervesa for $100 pesos. Amazing deal but then I saw the al pastor looked like it was dry and has been out for awhile. Unfortunately i felt too awkward to leave after sitting, a mistake that I learned from later if you keep reading. However the tacos were still decent. I was still pretty hungry and found a street vendor selling hamburgers, I ordered con queso and it was insanely good. I ate it in a park and then got some churros from Churrería El Moro which were also good.Again I was way too full and had to lie down. I went back to my hotel and took a nap.
When I woke up I was still full but I started experiencing the first signs of montezumas revenge. However it didn’t seem that bad and I wanted to go out for a rooftop drink. I went to Supra Roma. Great vibe. I had to stand by the bar the whole time due to not having reservations but the views were fantastic and the dj was decent too. She was playing house music. I definitely want to bring my friends here if they ever want to come to cdmx. I had 1 cocktail and 2 beers there. Was thinking about talking to people there but mostly everyone was speaking Spanish so I decided not to.
I left and was gonna call it an early night but heard some more house music being played across the street at departmento. I decided why not and paid the cover to check it out. It was ok. Dj was decent but the vibe seemed kind of “basic” other than the music. Nothing too unique about this place, just a terrace playing music with young people hanging out. I had 2 drinks and left and got a torta. I made it back to my hotel around 12am and this when things started to go south unfortunately. Montezumas revenge came back and this time even stronger than earlier. The alcohol definitely did not help. It quickly kept getting worse in terms of cramping and the ability to not go to the bathroom for more than 20 mins. I think it was the Al pastor tacos from earlier today. I did not get much sleep this night and was basically in survival mode lol luckily I had some water bottles to stay hydrated but I knew I would have to venture out to get more eventually. I basically spent the whole night on the toilet or curled up in pain.
Day 3: Recovery
I was hoping I’d feel feel better in the morning and I was somewhat correct. After 12 hours I could walk again although it was definitely difficult. I managed to make it to a farmacia where the pharmacist recommended me treda. I got that and more water + electrolit. It was around 1pm so I sat outside and drank my electrolit to see if I strong enough to do some sort of activity. After about 20 mins of sitting outside I decided I definitely could not and decided to just take the L for today so I could be full strength for tomorrow. I took my treda and was able to get some rest. When I woke up I was still feeling montezumas revenge a little bit but I knew I had to eat something. I ended up using Uber eats to get consomé de pollo from this place called Toks. It seemed like a safe option as it looked like a chain and I assumed chains usually have somewhat good hygiene standards. It ended up being way better than expected and I managed to put down most of it.
After eating, I took a walk to get more electrolit. I was still a little weak so I just went back to the hotel and went to bed. I was a bit bummed I lost a day but anytime you’re in a 3rd world country you should budget a day for stomach issues.
Day 4: Castillo De Chapultepec & Historic Center
I woke up feeling a lot better. It was actually crazy as 24 hours ago I couldn’t even walk straight. I took my treda and headed out. I was debating on if I should go back Chapultepec park to see the castle or if it would take too much time as I was planning to go to the historic center today. I decided to see the castle as I was thinking about it too much to skip it.
I took an Uber there this time and paid the admission. It was definitely worth it. The castle was so beautiful and there was so much history inside. I learned a lot about Mexican history and was able to take in some nice views of the city. My favorite part were the murals inside and the jardin. After, I walked to 7/11 to get more electrolit. I also got pringles as I was hungry but my stomach was still a little rough. From there I ubered to the historic center.
When I got to the historic center I was instantly overstimulated lol. It was a Saturday afternoon so it must’ve been the most popular day. It was a lot bigger than expected too. I didn’t really know where to start so I just started walking. My first stop was actually the adidas store as I needed to get my bearings and am a fan of adidas lol unfortunately there wasn’t much in there though that seemed exclusive. I know in Tokyo they’ll have exclusive stuff but didn’t see anything like that in Mexico City, bit disappointed but otherwise it provided a place for me to take a breath. I got out and started walking towards zocalo plaza.
Zocalo Plaza was just epic. The big Mexican flag with the cathedral behind it had so much swag for lack of a better term lmao it showed off the immense pride that Mexico has for itself. I really liked this area a lot.
I continued walking and ended up at these streets with vendors. This was even more overstimulating than the other areas. So much noise and people. I stopped in a store and got a can coke and kept on trucking along.
I decided to go to palacio de bella artes. I really liked palacio de bella artes as well. The architecture and colors were stunning. The Torre Latinoamericana building was also interesting. I decided to check out the museum inside palacio de Bella artes. At first i thought it was a bit underwhelming. I was not too big of a fan of the murals and it seemed like some areas were closed. I then came across the Dioses y Maquinas exhibit by Santiago Sierra Soler. This exhibit was an “immersive cinema installation” that told the story of the aztecs getting colonized by Spaniards. It was very powerful and really made me understand some of the politics of Mexico. Also globalism in general and how colonization impacted the world. It gave me that powerful global experience that I mentioned before. I think everyone who visits cdmx should experience this exhibit to really wrap your head around the politics of the country and how it became what it is today. When I walked out I began to see the two sides of Mexico, the native side and european side and how they interact with each other.
That exhibit made me want to learn about the Aztecs more so I ended up going to museo del templo mayor. This place was also impressive with countless exhibits about the Aztecs. It’s insane to me how there was an ancient city right under us. By the time I was done there I was getting hungry so ironically I got McDonald’s as my stomach needed something familiar. I got it to go and ate it near the palacio de bella artes. I wanted to go the sears rooftop after but couldn’t find the entrance so I just walked around the surrounding neighborhood. This part reminded me a lot of Manhattan.
I walked through the Barrio Chino and thought it was hilarious tbh. I did not see any Asian people and there wasn’t much Asian culture other than the lanterns i guess lol the restaurants also did not look too good. Cool experience nonetheless.
I ended my walk at a plaza San juan to call an Uber as it was about to start raining. I found the torre de telefons de Telmex structure also super interesting. I made it home and rested before dinner.
For dinner I went to this Argentinan steak house called Gardela. A bit risky after my stomach issues but I wanted to get a nice dinner on my last night. I got a dry aged New York strip and it did not disappoint. I ordered it medium rare but it was a bit more rare than expected. I ate it anyway and was wowed. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Amazing service too, can’t recommend this place enough if you want a good steak.
When I got back to my hotel I was having an internal debate if I should go out. I had an early flight and was already pretty tired and full. I decided to go out anyway as it was Saturday night and didn’t get to do anything the day before. I ended up at this techno club called yuyu. Pretty intimate spot. The techno was very good and creative. The crowd was also fun, I had a few shallow conversations with people but nothing deep. Mostly my fault though as I wasn’t making much conversation. I just drank beer, smoked cigarettes, and listened to good electronic music which is a solid night for me. I headed home around 2 and went to bed for my flight.
Closing remarks:I really enjoyed my time in Mexico City. Im not sure what my expectations were for the city but they were definitely exceeded. Definitely an underrated city as there is so much culture and history but I never here much people talk about it in the states. I will definitely be back as I feel like there’s still so much to discover and it was pretty cheap to get there and get lodging.
Not gonna lie though, I was bit nervous going solo here but once I got there most of the anxiety went away. In terms of safety, just be where you’re supposed to be (tourist areas & safe neighborhoods), keep your possessions zipped up, and don’t walk at night. I felt more sketched out in most US cities
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2023.05.30 08:28 CloutWithdrawal Trip Report: 4 Days in Mexico City

Introduction: Mexico City has been a recent interest of mine ever since the YouTube algorithm started recommending me videos on this mega city. Like most Americans, I was ignorant and incorrectly under the assumption that Mexico City was sketchy and had nothing to offer for travelers other than poverty tourism. However, after watching YouTube videos and reading more about this city, I quickly learned that Mexico City, and Mexico in general, has a very rich culture and history. It also is the biggest city in the Western Hemisphere. I was locked in this point to explore this city so close to home.Booking this trip was very random, I originally booked a vacation to go to EDC Vegas with friends (insanely fun time btw) but I wanted to extend my PTO for the rest of the week after because I was already taking a day off to rest and had the Friday off for MDW. After exploring other options in the US like possibly other areas in the south west like Utah or Arizona I quickly realized how expensive this would be. Vegas has great prices on flights so I wanted to take advantage of that and go somewhere international, due to my recent interest with Mexico City and how it isn’t too expensive, it just made sense. I booked the flight and hotel instantly so I wouldn’t think too much about it.
I invited some other friends at first and received some maybes, ultimately I knew that this would end up being a solo trip. I have some experience with solo trips, my first one was Hiroshima while I was studying abroad in Tokyo, that trip gave me my first powerful global experience that has ultimately became my goal when i travel now. I also did Denver last summer to see a red rocks show ( stayed in a hostel which ended up being the same price as a decent hotel in CDMX 🤣). I didn’t have much of a structured plan for this trip except to see the historic district and maybe teohiucan if it wasn’t too difficult to get there.
Logistics: I stayed in a Roma Norte hotel from Tuesday Night - Sunday Morning.
Interests: architecture, food, electronic music, nature, history
Day 1: Arrival
I arrived into CDMX around 1045pm via Volaris. The Volaris experience sucks, honestly worse than Spirit lol. For about an hour we were sitting on the runway not moving without AC in the Vegas heat. Apparently this is due to them not having runway rights? Not sure about this but that’s what some googling told me.
For some reason I exchanged usd for pesos at the cash exchange counters instead of using an atm to take out pesos. Not sure why I did because I have travelled internationally and know that ATMs are usually the best options. Whatever, I just took the L there. I called an Uber to my hotel after rejecting many taxi drivers.
I arrived to my hotel hungry and looked for open places to eat that were close to the hotel. I did not want to walk too far as I heard that night time gets sketchy. I ended up finding a taco place right across the street from my hotel so I went there. The place was called Taquería LOS HUARACHINES (ROMA). Ordering was a bit tough due to the language barrier but I got 2 Al pastor tacos, a plate of carne asada with about 5 tortilla, and a Coca Cola. This was an amazing meal and exactly what I wanted. The Al pastor was incredibly juicy and probably were the best tacos I had in my life at this point. I’m currently based in Texas so I’ve had real tacos before but these were just something else. I walked back to my hotel and quickly went to bed.
Day 2: Roma Norte & La Condesa
I had no official plans for this day. I was still tired from EDC Vegas so I woke up pretty late and didn’t get out of the hotel until around 1130-12. Once I did get out, I originally just planned to walk around neighborhood and see what piqued my interest. I started with a coffee. I got an iced coffee as it was hot out, I don’t think iced coffee is a thing anywhere else besides the US so this was also a little harder to order due to language barrier. Luckily someone spoke English at the counter and helped me order.
I began to walk north, I stopped at plaza rio de janiero to smoke a cigarette (I’m not a regular smoker except on vacation and when I go to raves lol). Very cool spot. My first impression of the Roma Norte neighborhood was that it was a nicer, greener, cleaner version of nyc with a European flair.
Next, I ended up at I believe Zona Rosa? It was a pedestrian only area with a lot of shops and restaurants. I stopped in a few shops maybe looking to buy sunglasses or a shirt but ultimately did not. I continued my walk.
I saw there was some sort of park near me called Bosque de Chapultec. I decided that would be my next destination to walk to. I passed the el Angel de la indepencia which was very impressive. I finally got to the park and was wowed by how nice it was. I didn’t know it was such a big destination until I got there and saw there a bunch of museos and vendors set up. I bought a pair of sunglasses as it was bright out and walked around a bit to take it in. Finally, I decided to check out a museum. I chose Museo de Arte Moderno as I wanted to see some art. I much prefer modern art over traditional art too. I really liked this museum and connected with a lot more paintings that I thought I would. About of 1/4 of the way through I realized can use Google translate to read the descriptions for some of the paintings. I wish I took down the artists who created some of these paintings but I think I can find the artists again if I really wanted to. I went outside to the sculpture garden and this was a little underwhelming tbh. I was also getting hangry so I went through it quick.
I decided to get lunch at Los Pancheros as it was nearby and the Google reviews seemed good. I ordered Plato rachero & caldo xochitl. HUGE portions and incredibly good. I really liked the soup though, it was some sort of chicken and rice soup. It took a little bit for the check to come but it finally did and I paid and left.
I ate way too much and I had to lay down somewhere so I went back to the park and found a nice place to lay where other people were. It was some sort of fountain that I can’t find on Google maps but even though it wasn’t exactly “grand” it was very chill and everyone there just seemed relaxed lol. I laid there for about 20-30 mins until I was ready to go again. I saw on Google maps that there was a castle in the park!? I really wanted to see that. I decided to walk in that direction and also passed Lago de Chapultec. Wow that was beautiful, I wish I took my rest time there lol.
I finally got to the castle entrance but they weren’t letting people in anymore as it was too late, damn. I should’ve paid more attention to the times, I didn’t realize all the museums closed at 5. I decided to finish up my park experience and Uber to the historic center just to check it out. However Ubers were very hard to get at this time as it was rush hour and traffic was insane outside the park. I had multiple people cancel on me, I also canceled on someone after seeing how long it would take to pick me up and drop me off to the historic center. I eventually decided just to walk back. It was about an hour walk back so I had to tough it out.
Not much happened on this walk, just continued to take in the city. Stopped at glorieta de Los insugentes to take a break and smoke a cigarette. I felt a little sketched out here due to all the people constantly moving. I was a bit worried about being pick pocketed but I think it was just the tiredness making me anxious. I got out of there relatively quick and made it back to my hotel to rest before dinner.
At this point I decided I wanted to go to teohiucan the next day. I explored my options for getting there and eventually just decided on Uber because I don’t really like being in a group when going to tourist sites as I’m a bit “quirky” and like to take weird routes and repeat some areas a few times I also keep an inconsistent pace so that made the group experience out of the question. I could’ve taken the bus but did not want to deal with the stress that public transit can be in a foreign country lol. For dinner, I made a reservation at the sushi place Makoto as I wanted something other than Mexican food. Fabulous place, I ordered a glass of wine, sushi sampler, and the fatty tuna nigiri.
Day 2: Teohiucan
I woke up somewhat early for this day. I ordered an Uber and was off. It was really interesting to see Mexico City outside the nicer neighborhoods. I think this is what most Americans imagine when they hear Mexico City. It looked like the COD MW2 map Favela. I wondered what life was like in this area of Mexico City. I even saw a ski lift in use to bring people up the mountain to their house maybe?
I got dropped off at Teohiucan and entered in. I skipped breakfast because I assumed they would have something there. I was half right, they had some convenient stores. I just bought a pack of crackers and a electrolit and hoped that would get me through the whole time I was there lol.I walked around all the pyramids, I was hoping to climb them but I saw they were closed for climbing, honestly a good thing, I imagine they were getting a lot of wear and tear from that. I feel like these pyramids are underrated in terms of world wonders. They’re pretty big and the city itself was apparently one of the biggest cities in the world at the time.
My favorite part about this visit was this path that you can take that allowed you to walk on the outside of the main path. It was super peaceful and you got to see the pyramids at different angles with no people around. In terms of my favorite structure, I liked the citadel a lot due to the intricate designs on it. Some random things I liked there were the jardin and the things the vendors were selling that made the animal noises 😂 I thought it was hilarious how everyone was basically spamming it in chat. I should’ve bought one looking back
I was a little anxious about getting an Uber back but I got one relatively quick and got back to my hotel. When I got back I was very hungry and I found this place near my hotel with a deal that gave 5 al pastor tacos and a cervesa for $100 pesos. Amazing deal but then I saw the al pastor looked like it was dry and has been out for awhile. Unfortunately i felt too awkward to leave after sitting, a mistake that I learned from later if you keep reading. However the tacos were still decent. I was still pretty hungry and found a street vendor selling hamburgers, I ordered con queso and it was insanely good. I ate it in a park and then got some churros from Churrería El Moro which were also good.
Again I was way too full and had to lie down. I went back to my hotel and took a nap. When I woke up I was still full but I started experiencing the first signs of montezumas revenge. However it didn’t seem that bad and I wanted to go out for a rooftop drink.
I went to Supra Roma. Great vibe. I had to stand by the bar the whole time due to not having reservations but the views were fantastic and the dj was decent too. She was playing house music. I definitely want to bring my friends here if they ever want to come to cdmx. I had 1 cocktail and 2 beers there. Was thinking about talking to people there but mostly everyone was speaking Spanish so I decided not to.
I left and was gonna call it an early night but heard some more house music being played across the street at departmento. I decided why not and paid the cover to check it out. It was ok. Dj was decent but the vibe seemed kind of “basic” other than the music. Nothing too unique about this place, just a terrace playing music with young people hanging out. I had 2 drinks and left and got a torta.
I made it back to my hotel around 12am and this when things started to go south unfortunately. Montezumas revenge came back and this time even stronger than earlier. The alcohol definitely did not help. It quickly kept getting worse in terms of cramping and the ability to not go to the bathroom for more than 20 mins. I think it was the Al pastor tacos from earlier today. I did not get much sleep this night and was basically in survival mode lol luckily I had some water bottles to stay hydrated but I knew I would have to venture out to get more eventually. I basically spent the whole night on the toilet or curled up in pain.
Day 3: Recovery
I was hoping I’d feel feel better in the morning and I was somewhat correct. After 12 hours I could walk again although it was definitely difficult. I managed to make it to a farmacia where the pharmacist recommended me treda. I got that and more water + electrolit. It was around 1pm so I sat outside and drank my electrolit to see if I strong enough to do some sort of activity. After about 20 mins of sitting outside I decided I definitely could not and decided to just take the L for today so I could be full strength for tomorrow. I took my treda and was able to get some rest. When I woke up I was still feeling montezumas revenge a little bit but I knew I had to eat something. I ended up using Uber eats to get consomé de pollo from this place called Toks. It seemed like a safe option as it looked like a chain and I assumed chains usually have somewhat good hygiene standards. It ended up being way better than expected and I managed to put down most of it.
After eating, I took a walk to get more electrolit. I was still a little weak so I just went back to the hotel and went to bed. I was a bit bummed I lost a day but anytime you’re in a 3rd world country you should budget a day for stomach issues.
Day 4: Castillo De Chapultepec & Historic Center
I woke up feeling a lot better. It was actually crazy as 24 hours ago I couldn’t even walk straight. I took my treda and headed out. I was debating on if I should go back Chapultepec park to see the castle or if it would take too much time as I was planning to go to the historic center today. I decided to see the castle as I was thinking about it too much to skip it.
I took an Uber there this time and paid the admission. It was definitely worth it. The castle was so beautiful and there was so much history inside. I learned a lot about Mexican history and was able to take in some nice views of the city. My favorite part were the murals inside and the jardin. After, I walked to 7/11 to get more electrolit. I also got pringles as I was hungry but my stomach was still a little rough. From there I ubered to the historic center.
When I got to the historic center I was instantly overstimulated lol. It was a Saturday afternoon so it must’ve been the most popular day. It was a lot bigger than expected too. I didn’t really know where to start so I just started walking. My first stop was actually the adidas store as I needed to get my bearings and am a fan of adidas lol unfortunately there wasn’t much in there though that seemed exclusive. I know in Tokyo they’ll have exclusive stuff but didn’t see anything like that in Mexico City, bit disappointed but otherwise it provided a place for me to take a breath. I got out and started walking towards zocalo plaza.
Zocalo Plaza was just epic. The big Mexican flag with the cathedral behind it had so much swag for lack of a better term lmao it showed off the immense pride that Mexico has for itself. I really liked this area a lot.
I continued walking and ended up at these streets with vendors. This was even more overstimulating than the other areas. So much noise and people. I stopped in a store and got a can coke and kept on trucking along.
I decided to go to palacio de bella artes. I really liked palacio de bella artes as well. The architecture and colors were stunning. The Torre Latinoamericana building was also interesting. I decided to check out the museum inside palacio de Bella artes. At first i thought it was a bit underwhelming. I was not too big of a fan of the murals and it seemed like some areas were closed. I then came across the Dioses y Maquinas exhibit by Santiago Sierra Soler. This exhibit was an “immersive cinema installation” that told the story of the aztecs getting colonized by Spaniards. It was very powerful and really made me understand some of the politics of Mexico. Also globalism in general and how colonization impacted the world. It gave me that powerful global experience that I mentioned before. I think everyone who visits cdmx should experience this exhibit to really wrap your head around the politics of the country and how it became what it is today. When I walked out I began to see the two sides of Mexico, the native side and european side and how they interact with each other.
That exhibit made me want to learn about the Aztecs more so I ended up going to museo del templo mayor. This place was also impressive with countless exhibits about the Aztecs. It’s insane to me how there was an ancient city right under us. By the time I was done there I was getting hungry so ironically I got McDonald’s as my stomach needed something familiar. I got it to go and ate it near the palacio de bella artes. I wanted to go the sears rooftop after but couldn’t find the entrance so I just walked around the surrounding neighborhood. This part reminded me a lot of Manhattan.
I walked through the Barrio Chino and thought it was hilarious tbh. I did not see any Asian people and there wasn’t much Asian culture other than the lanterns i guess lol the restaurants also did not look too good. Cool experience nonetheless. I ended my walk at a plaza San juan to call an Uber as it was about to start raining. I found the torre de telefons de Telmex structure also super interesting. I made it home and rested before dinner.
For dinner I went to this Argentinan steak house called Gardela. A bit risky after my stomach issues but I wanted to get a nice dinner on my last night. I got a dry aged New York strip and it did not disappoint. I ordered it medium rare but it was a bit more rare than expected. I ate it anyway and was wowed. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Amazing service too, can’t recommend this place enough if you want a good steak.
When I got back to my hotel I was having an internal debate if I should go out. I had an early flight and was already pretty tired and full. I decided to go out anyway as it was Saturday night and didn’t get to do anything the day before. I ended up at this techno club called yuyu. Pretty intimate spot. The techno was very good and creative. The crowd was also fun, I had a few shallow conversations with people but nothing deep. Mostly my fault though as I wasn’t making much conversation. I just drank beer, smoked cigarettes, and listened to good electronic music which is a solid night for me. I headed home around 2 and went to bed for my flight.
Closing remarks:
I really enjoyed my time in Mexico City. Im not sure what my expectations were for the city but they were definitely exceeded. Definitely an underrated city as there is so much culture and history but I never here much people talk about it in the states. I will definitely be back as I feel like there’s still so much to discover and it was pretty cheap to get there and get lodging. Not gonna lie though, I was bit nervous going solo here but once I got there most of the anxiety went away. In terms of safety, just be where you’re supposed to be (tourist areas & safe neighborhoods), keep your possessions zipped up, and don’t walk at night. I felt more sketched out in most US cities
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2023.05.30 03:04 moistbrisket17 Things to do May 30th-June 4th

Join the Fort Worth discord to connect w/other folks in FW, chat & check out different meet ups: https://discord.com/invite/9KUdWdQVdJ
Thought this post would be the first w/o the PSA, but need to include it again: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Early voting begins May 30th-June 6th for the Sat, June 10 runoff election. The ballot will include District 11 City Council member, District 5 Fort Worth ISD school board member, and District 4 TCC trustee.
[Tuesday May 30th]
Gymnastics - Level 1 3:30 p.m. Southwest Community Center $20-$65 Kids ages 5-18 can learn basic skills in a well-structured class.
Free Yoga Burnett Park 5:30-6:15PM bring your own mat
Silent Book Club 6:30-8PM Hotel Dryce free Silent Book Club
Geeks Who Drink T&P Tavern 7:30PM
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night University Pub FW 8-10PM
Trig44 presents Trig Tuesday ft. Dalton Torres, Taylor Ochs, Matt Gumley Tulips FW doors 7, show 8PM
[Wednesday May 31st]
Martin House Brewing Company new permanent food truck, The Barley Gastrovan, serves options like wagyu burgers, confit pork wings, & cheese curds Operated by the owners of Rye in McKinney, the food truck’s open Wed-Sun
“Lucas before Luke” 7-10:30 p.m. The Stage West Theatre Free Join the FW Film Club’s monthly screening party
Nature Hike 10-11:30 a.m. Nature Center, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. $5 Take in the beauty of the Texas countryside during this morning hike surrounded by blooming flowers.
Lunchtime Music Series Burnett Park 12-1PM Grab your lunch & enjoy the beautiful weather paired w/local artists
We Run Wednesday’s The trailhead at clearfork 6:30-8PM
Fort Worth Film Club May Signature Screening: Lucas before Luke The Stage West Theatre 7-10:30PM
No Pressure w/ Koyo, Illusion, & Fleshwater Tulips No Pressure, Koyo, Illusion, Fleshwater Tulips FW 7PM
Tekken 7 weekly meet 6-11PM, 21+ after 8PM Electric Starship Arcade $10 for the night/ $20 monthly pass Can bring your own wired controllefight stick or they’ll have some for public use If enough people, casual tournament bracket @ 9
BettySoo and Pat Byrne The Post at River East 8PM An intimate acoustic performance $20+
[Thursday Jun 1st]
Family Camp 6-9 p.m. $45-$200 Bring kids ages 8+ to learn how to make a glass vase, suncatcher, and daisy.
Happy HouCrazy Crowler Sale 4-9PM Salsa Dance Lessons 7-8PM Neutral Ground Brewing Company
Erick Willis LIVE Rusty Nickel IceHouse 6PM $10+
Summer Menu Tasting Taste Community Restaurant 6-8PM
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden Festival Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Greater Tuna Downtown Cowtown at the Isis June 1-3 8PM 2-man comedy show
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night HopFusion Ale Works 8-10PM
Crimson Wine Tasting at Neighbor’s House Grocery complimentary wine tasting for sipping & shopping. Guests get to try 4 different wines from Napa’s Crimson Wine Group Drop by anytime 4:30-6:30 pm
[Friday Jun 2nd]
First Fri-YAY All day Fort Worth Bike Sharing Stations Free Explore the city on wheels with a free bike rental courtesy of Fort Worth Bike Sharing and the Blue Zones Project — promo code “92020APP.”
Kimbell Happy Hour Kimbell Art Museum’s weekend happy hour 5-7 pm beverages & bites w/live music by the Allegro Guitar Society.
National Donut Day TX Whiskey 6 p.m. a donut + cocktail pairing, burgers, live music, on-site engraving, & a donut hole bar $35
FWSO’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Radio Highway Performs the Music of the Eagles *The orchestra does not perform on this concert.
Locals Only Hip Hop Haltom Theater 7-11PM
Live Music on the Plaza, Sundance Square 7-10PM every Fri-Sun
Dial Up - A 90's Party Experience Dial Up Tulips FW 8PM $15
Rhett Miller Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall 8PM $28+
D.L. Hughley Arlington Improv Jun 2-4 times vary
That Texas Meskin Tour - THAT MEXICAN OT Ridglea Theater $40+
Special E.D w\ Dude-Man & MORE Doors 7:00pm, Start 8:00pm Lola's Fort Worth
[Saturday Jun 3rd]
Drag with Me! The Show: Brunch Located upstairs at The Red Goose Saloon the ONLY interactive Drag Show of its kind: 2 audience members will be selected each show to be transformed into a Drag Queen themselves, lip sync battle, & win their very own Drag with Me! Crown! Ticket price inc Meal & Show! 18+
FWSO’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Chicago Nights featuring Jason Scheff
Zumba Sundance Square Plaza 9:45am - 11:00am
Goat Yoga Bedford! Generations Park at Boyd Ranch 10-11AM $20+
Catalina Canned Wine Mixer Truck Yard Alliance 12PM themed after the movie Step Brothers. Wear your best tuxedo t-shirt for a wine tasting, photo ops, food trucks, & a Step Brothers cover band. Admission is free, but a $15 wine tasting is offered 7-9 pm, ft. six wine samples & a souvenir glass filled w/frose. Costume contests held 5 pm & 10 pm.
Random Direction artist pop up 1-6PM Love Sammy's chef popup 2-7PM Neutral Ground Brewing Company
CyberPunk w/ APT 75 + P!xel Ampersand 5:15-9PM
Miracle Nights Allmo$t Music US Tour Fort Worth Ridglea Theater 6PM
Ill Nino with Through Fire, Dropout Kings and more The Rail Club Live 6:30PM
WOODEYE (One Night Only) w/ Brave Little Howl + Vacation Dad Lola's 8PM $15
FANCY: Queens of Country Party - 21+ Tulips FW 10PM $15+
WOODEYE (One Night Only) w / Brave Little Howl + Vacation Dad Doors 7:00pm, Start 8:00pm Lola's Fort Worth
[Sunday June 4th]
Panther Island Beer Yoga Panther Island Brewing 10:30AM $20
Sunday Supper Club: Courtney Patton and Bri Bagwell The Post at River East 6PM $25+
The Damn Quails Fort Brewery & Pizza 7PM $10
FW Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles**The orchestra does not perform on this concert
Summer Afternoon Tea at Indulge Enjoy 3 courses inc chicken tarragon sandwiches, roasted vegetable phyllo cups, street corn crostinis, scones w/clotted cream & jam, cream puffs, madeleines, & shortbread cookies. The tea service is $65 & begins at 2 pm.
[Ongoing]
Riders of the Purple Sage Hip Pocket Theatre until June 11 Fridays-Sundays 9PM $10+ Featuring action, adventure, & romance in the wide open spaces, it’s a classic Western of the silent film era
“Lives of the Gods” until Sept. 3 Kimbell Art Museum $14+ Explore the divinity of Mayan art at this exhibition of nearly 100 rarely seen masterpieces & discoveries
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2023.05.29 15:00 stonescoldtakes NFL Update: 05/22/2023 - 05/28/2023 - OTAs are Back!!!

Layout:
— Individual Team News + Stone’s Cold Takes
— Miscellaneous/Other NFL News
— Restaurant of the Week - Washington D.C.
Arizona Cardinals:
After some decent news the last couple weeks for this organization there wasn’t really anything great from this week besides maybe the fact that if WR DeAndre Hopkins was a distraction to the team he now no longer is one. It will be interesting to see how things play out this year.
Atlanta Falcons:
It sounds like the situation with Keith Smith should get resolved rather quickly and was more of a misunderstanding than anything else. It will be fun for this young team to have joint practices with Miami and it will be a good way for their defense to get an initial test from an elite offense. I am sure the Dolphins won’t reveal all of their tricks but either way they will have to worry about guarding an elite offense with elite playmakers.
Baltimore Ravens:
It is crazy to think about how just about a month ago the news around the Ravens was all negative and that it seemed like the relationship with Lamar was fractured. Now here we are and Lamar seems about as happy as can be and is excited about the offense that is being installed under new OC Todd Monken. It will be exciting for him as well to have WR Rashod Bateman back who I still think can be a key playmaker on the team. It appears the Ravens could be set for big things even in a tough division.
Buffalo Bills:
Great to see the that S Damar Hamlin was back out practicing. I know it has been some time since his collapse on the field but it still feels like yesterday that I was watching that game in complete shock at what I had witnessed and worry for him and his family. WR Stefon Diggs being absent at OTAs is not a big deal to me. QB Josh Allen has a lot of other guys he needs to get familiar and work in with anyways and a lot of star players don’t attend OTAs to either get rest/recovery or to do their own workouts with their private coaches. I imagine he and Kincaid will be deadly this year and who knows they may even have WR DeAndre Hopkins joining them as the Bills were one of two teams that inquired and had talks about a trade for him.
Carolina Panthers:
Not too much news here other than what we saw and heard from OTAs about Bryce Young getting to take most of the 1st team reps. It appears that he looked good and his teammates were saying great things about him. It is tough to judge any quarterback though in the offseason because no matter what folks always say their young or new quarterback is looking amazing and things are progressing nicely. I will say though I have heard the most good things coming out from camps about him and Anthony Richardson of the Colts.
Chicago Bears:
Good news for Chicago fans who are excited for their move. It seems that things are proceeding nicely with the process of moving to a new stadium. Also, great to hear that Chase Claypool may be able to make more of a difference this year. It would be hard to be less effective than what he was last year for this team. I still believe he can be a major impact player like many expected him to be when he entered the league. It will be key for him to become Fields’ go to receiver over some of the other talent they have on the team.
Cincinnati Bengals:
This team has a lot to do in terms of contracts that they need to get figured out. The team view Tee Higgins in very high regard and so does Joe Burrow as they should. They also really want to get Logan Wilson signed. However, what will come out to being the biggest of the contracts they do this offseason is that of Joe Burrow. What will continue to make things tough here is the longer it takes for Justin Hebert to get his deal done because Burrow will likely be the last of the 4 quarterbacks to sign his because it is presumed he will get the most money and has an agent who like to wait til the last minute.
Cleveland Browns:
All good news for Browns fans so far. The team is looking good and their appears to be a lot of good vibes coming out of practice. WR DeAndre Hopkins is even considering coming to Cleveland for the chance to play with his old QB. Also, WR Elijah Moore is looking crisp and at least for the moment it appears he is much happier. It will all depend on if he actually gets the ball thrown to him during the season though.
Dallas Cowboys:
Not too much news here which is good for this franchise because they are almost always the center of attention. The main thing I took away from this week was just that things seems to be going well with McCarthy and Dak working together on the offense but that there have been some growing pains at least initially getting used to new systems as expected.
Denver Broncos:
It appeared to shock just about everyone when the news broke about K Brandon McManus getting released because he had become a fan favorite over the years in Denver. QB Russell Wilson has lost a lot of weight and it is evident just from seeing him this offseason. I didn’t think his weight was the issue hindering him last year but hopefully he can feel he is playing at a healthier weight. What I think most Denver fans were excited to see was RB Javonte Williams back on the practice field. He is going to end up being the real difference maker this year and whether this team competes with the top of the AFC or not will largely depend on him making the rest of the offense’s life easy or not.
Detroit Lions:
A lot of news here. Let’s start with the bad news. It appears that they may be having more penalties come down on their team/players due to the league’s gambling policy as their is an ongoing investigation into a 5th player from the team. Also, David Montgomery and Malcolm Rodriguez left the field with injuries. It is still early though and they appear to be minor injuries so hopefully it won’t affect them in the long term. Now some good news. It sounds like WR Jameson Williams is progressing nicely and the team got a new kicker in Riley Patterson from the Jaguars who should help the improve there. Lastly and maybe the biggest news is that Calvin “Megatron” Johnson was at OTAs hanging out with coaches and players. Many are hoping those good vibes carry over into the season.
Green Bay Packers:
Exciting news that Green Bay will get the draft in 2025! I was thinking they would try and stick to more southern states but they clearly are willing to go North with Detroit and now Green Bay being the hosts of the next two. HC Matt LaFleur appears to be being honest with everything and trying to temper expectations a bit with Jordan Love taking over. This could be to help take pressure off of Love and also just be the flat out truth that with any young quarterback it is going to take some time.
Houston Texans:
I am not surprised about DeMeco Ryans hesitancy about pursuing Jadeveon Clowney. First of all he just may not want to reveal his cards to others in the league about what he is thinking. The other thing is that he is one that likes for his defense to have an identity and a really good work ethic. I am not saying that Clowney can’t fit that mold but it just makes the selection process for what Ryans wants on defense that much more thorough. The other news that surprised some but something I mentioned a couple of weeks ago is that QB Davis Mills will compete with Stroud for the starting job and is viewed as a desirable QB to other teams around the league. I know his stats haven’t been the best but I am not sure any of the young quarterbacks would have done well with what the Texans organization has been the last couple years. At the end of the day CJ Stroud will end up being the team’s starter due to draft status and probably will be the more talented, better option.
Indianapolis Colts:
Overall things seems to be good for the organization. The main thing we are all waiting on is when Shaq Leonard will be able to get back out there and start practicing. It makes sense not to have him practicing now since things are optional anyways. The hype has been there for QB Anthony Richardson thus far and it appears he may be closer to starting right away than a lot of people thought.
Jacksonville Jaguars:
Not too much news out of Jacksonville other than the change at the kicker position. Things got busy and they were able to trade K Riley Patterson to the Lions rather than release like the reports had said prior. Then they went out and got a proven veteran in K Brandon McManus who had just been released from the Broncos squad. This team is going to be interesting this year and will go as far QB Trevor Lawrence can take them. Does not hurt to have the veteran kicker for the big moments that could be coming for this organization.
Kansas City Chiefs:
HC Andy Reid who normally is pretty quiet and doesn’t get too involved was in front of the media a lot this week it felt like. First, he is not a fan of the new kickoff rule and it appears most coaches are not. Second, he talked about how the team will not be using a FB because they are being phased out of the NFL and he feels that the TEs they have on the team can play the role when needed. Overall it seems things are going well for the Chiefs and things could be a going a lot better here soon as they appear to be a top option for WR DeAndre Hopkins and one the few teams that had trade talks before he was released.
Las Vegas Raiders:
It appears there is never a dull week with the Raiders. The news this week about Jimmy seem to add context potentially to what Davante Adams’ comments were about recently. With Tom Brady recently joining the ownership group here it makes us all wonder if the injury is not cleared up is there a way for him to un-retire once again…only time will tell.
Los Angeles Chargers:
Big news here getting the deal done with Austin Ekeler even if it still only keeps him around for 1 year. Thankfully now he should be semi-happy for that one year before he can go out and chase a big contract if he wants to.
Los Angeles Rams:
Not much news here really. Sounds like Matthew Stafford has taken Stetson Bennett under his wing and started to work with him and help him learn more about the transition to the NFL compared to college.
Miami Dolphins:
I loved seeing Tua wearing the helmet cam. I had not thought about it before but it should be great for him to be able to show McDaniel exactly what he is/was seeing out on the field to add context and allow McDaniel to better coach him and understand what is going on. I think this should be something all quarterbacks do and especially the top ones because it could gives coaches that much more information and a better understanding of how to help young quarterbacks in the future.
Minnesota Vikings:
All signs appear to be pointing towards RB Dalvin Cook getting released. In other news it will be good for the defense to develop the aggressive mindset that Brian Flores wants and should bring in the attitude from Miami that wad established during his time there that was so effective and led to them winning games.
New England Patriots:
The Patriots seems to always be up to something. It sounds like they were penalized the 2 days of OTAs and fined because of a meeting that Joe Judge held that lasted more than the permitted amount of time. Other tough news came when Raekwon McMillan got injured.
New Orleans Saints:
What a story. TE Foster Moreau finds out he has cancer in a physical with the team a couple months and gets ahead of things and is now practicing with them at OTAs. Interesting story here about former HC Jon Gruden working with the team because during his time with the Raiders many said that he and Carr did not get along. This team has a big opportunity to take over the NFC South and is probably the bet setup to do it with the team they have.
New York Giants:
It seems that everything is going great except the Saquon Barkley situation. There isn’t much new insight into it either after HC Daboll refused to speak on anything contract related. In good news it seems like TE Darren Waller is really enjoying being with the team and working with QB Daniel Jones. This is a team to me that is going to play inspired football like they did last year no matter what is going on because their HC.
New York Jets:
I imagine Jets fans held their breath when they saw Aaron Rodgers get injured as well as Allen Lazard. The good news is that those are not going to be issues in the long run. However, it reminded us all that QB Aaron Rodgers is not a young guy anymore and there is always the possibility that he like any other player in the NFL can get hurt. Hopefully the deal with Quinnen Williams can get done sooner rather than later. I am looking forward to the joint practices with the Bucs because they have a solid defense and it will be fun to hear how they fare in the early phases of implementing a lot of things from both Nathaniel Hackett and Aaron Rodgers.
Philadelphia Eagles:
Jordan Davis is going to be a key piece for the team this year in my opinion so it is great to hear he has made major strides. He is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to his sheer size and the more he can be weaponized the better.
Pittsburgh Steelers:
Great move to get Markus Golden. He can be dangerous in this defense and is only one season removed from a double digit sack year. Also, good to see that Robinson and Pickett appear to be getting along. I am curious to see who shakes out to be the #1 receiver on this team but have a feeling it will end up being Pickens because of how good he was last year and the chemistry he and Pickett already have. A QB likes it when his receiver makes life easier and bails him out. Pickens has already done that on multiple occasions for him.
San Francisco 49ers:
It is official the 49ers will host the 2026 Super Bowl! After speculations and rumors it finally became official this past week. Also, there was a lot of good QB news this week with all 3 of the QBs on the roster. Sounds like Brock Purdy is healing properly and as expected, Trey Lance is looking really good in OTAs along with Sam Darnold. Once again this offseason no one is sure who will be starting for the team come week 1.
Seattle Seahawks:
Good news for Seahawks fan that Tariq Woolen will be back around training camp time after his procedure. Other than that there was not much news here. They got a solid rotational/depth player in Artie Burns though.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Great to see that Tampa has joint practices with the Jets. They have a tough defense and it will be good for Baker and the offense to get some work against that defense early on. The Bucs have some great weapons on the offensive side of the ball to really compete with those top defenses and if they can all stay healthy this team could be a dark horse team to watch. Overall this should be a good all around team.
Tennessee Titans:
Interesting to see that S Kevin Byard was not at OTAs after earlier this offseason it was rumored he was asked to take a pay cut. Definitely a situation to watch. The main news that came from OTAs is that QB Will Levis appears to be looking good and some folks think he could be putting pressure on Tannehill early on and moving himself up the depth chart.
Washington Commanders:
Feels like a lot happened with the Commanders. First off, I think QB Sam Howell is in a great spot to learn and develop this year with mentors like Jacoby Brissett and then his OC Eric Bieniemy. They will hold him accountable like has already been happening and help bring out the best in him. Now it definitely is an organization surrounded by distractions. First off the trademark application for the team’s name was denied and they hope to get something figured out but could lead to another name change. Also, the team is still working through the Josh Harris bid and there need to be some adjustments in order for it to get accepted by the other NFL Owners and the league. These distractions even though they may not always be good for the team they probably do help a young quarterback because he is not the only thing to talk about at this point in the offseason.
Miscellaneous/Other NFL News:

Restaurant of the Week: (Washington D.C. - TACOS 5 DE MAYO)
Don’t really have a great picture of this place but that may be a good thing. Often times I find that the places least advertised and that are holes in the wall is typically where you get the best Mexican food. This place is about a 10 minute drive from the stadium and probably closer to 15-20 minutes on game days depending on the time you go. Personally I recommend the Tacos Al Pastor. Those are basically a marinated pork taco that is slightly spicy with some sweet pineapple flavor in it. You cannot go wrong with Tacos Al Pastor and are by far my favorite. The other thing to keep an eye on is the Pupusas. While Pupusas are from El Salvador this place actually does a pretty dang good job of making them. For those that don’t know what Pupusas are they kind of resemble a stuffed pancake but are made of corn in most cases stuffed with either just cheese, cheese and beans, or cheese and pork. My order here would be 3 tacos al pastor and a cheese and bean pupusa. Enjoy!
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2023.05.29 04:46 scarlet2248 Recommended Wedding Venues by State Part I

Recommended Wedding Venues by State Part I

California Wedding Venues

Carneros Resort and Spa

Located at 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. It has a rustic charm where you can see vineyard views and rolling hills. Also offers a hilltop restaurant with an outdoor venue that can accommodate up to 300 people. Catering, wedding planning, floral arrangements, photography, and other services are available. And the starting price is $200 per person.
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Park Winters

Located at 27850 County Road 26, Winters. This is a five-star wedding venue and estate located in the middle of a farmland. There is a historic inn and event barn. This would be perfect for those who love a natural outdoor wedding surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Catering, wedding planning, floral arrangements, photography, and more are available. Prices start at $150 per person and can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Montage Laguna Beach

The address is 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. This romantic waterfront venue offers a lush grassy setting looking out over the coastline and blue sky. The largest ballroom has 7,500 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 500 people. Prices start at $250 per person. Services offered include catering, wedding planning, spa, music, and much more.

Oregon Wedding Venues

Sentinel Hotel

Located at 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland. This hotel is housed in a historic downtown building dating back to 1909. There are several exquisite banquet rooms to choose from, ranging from 50 to accommodate up to 900 people. The ballrooms are ornately decorated with elaborate carvings and elegant chandeliers. Prices start at $150 per person. Necessary wedding services are also available.

Mt. Hood Oregon Resort

The location is 68010 East Fairway Avenue, Welches. Which can give you a dream forest wedding surrounded by lush forests and the majestic mountains of Mt. Hood National Forest. Unlike other wedding venues, guided hikes and rafting excursions are available here. There is also a golf course for your use. The largest venue can accommodate up to 400 people. Prices start at $100 per person.

Lakeside Gardens

Located at 16211 SE Foster Rd Portland, Lakeside Gardens offers essential vendors for photography, videography, flowers, DJs, and hair and makeup services. It is surrounded by a lake and offers a natural view of the garden. The largest hospitality venue can accommodate up to 300 people. Prices start at $100 per person.

Washington Wedding Venues

The Edgewater Hotel

The luxury hotel at 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, was named "Best Classic Hospitality Venue in the Seattle Area" by Seattle Bride magazine. With views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the Seattle skyline. The ballroom can accommodate up to 220 guests and prices start at around $200 per person.

Sodo Park

Located at 3200 1st Avenue South, Suite 100 in Seattle. This is a century-old building factory with a different style that makes it very popular in Seattle. The high beams and steamy ceilings make it unique. The entire venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and costs around $150 per person.
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Cedarbrook Lodge

The address is 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle. Here you will find a lush garden setting and luxurious accommodations. Indoor and outdoor hospitality venues are available to choose from, starting at $150 per person.

Arizona Wedding Venues

Boulders Resort & Spa

The address is 34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Scottsdale. This resort has a fantastic desert and rocky landscape. With open views and the vibrant colors of the desert sky at sunset. Offers a luxurious spa, and outdoor ceremony space. Prices start at $200 per person and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

The Phoenician

Located at 6000 East Camelback Road Scottsdale. There are various styles of venues to choose from, whether it be lush green gardens, sparkling waterfalls, or breathtaking valley views. There are also several sizes of banquet rooms to choose from. Prices start at $250 per person.

Arizona Biltmore

The resort is located at 2400 E. Missouri Ave Phoenix. Nestled among palm trees and mountains. A magical oasis forms at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Reserve, enjoying a tranquil desert setting. There are also two pools available and a total of six wedding venue options for up to 400 people. Starting at $150 per person.

Nevada Wedding Venues

The Venetian

An old-school luxury hotel located at 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, it can bring you the most traditional and unique Las Vegas-style wedding. Here you can admire the Italian style of architecture. Featuring indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, and luxury accommodations. Starting at $200 per person.

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Located at 11011 W Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas. Unlike other luxury hotels, here you have a view of the Red Rock Canyon. The hotel offers five ballrooms and wedding venues that can accommodate up to 300 people. Prices start at $150 per person.

Neon Museum

Want to try something different for your wedding venue? Choose the Neon Museum at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, with its vintage neon signage, outdoor ceremony space, and unique atmosphere. You can take very vintage and fun photos. Prices are $2,500 for a two-hour rental, perfect for smaller weddings.
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Idaho Wedding Venues

Boise Depot

Located at 2603 W Eastover Terrace, Boise. This is a historic Spanish-style building that was once used as a waiting room with the building. 8-hour rental is $1,455 and can accommodate a minimum of 165 people. It is important to note that government-owned venues like this have strict rules of use. So it is best to check carefully before renting.
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Chateau des Fleur

The French-style building at 176 S. Rosebud Ln, Eagle. The largest ballroom features ivory walls, beautiful windows, an outdoor exit to the garden, gold chandeliers, and delicate gold wall sconces. Seating for up to 240 guests starts at $100 per person.

Still Water Hollow

Located at 18120 Dean Ln, Nampa. Has a rustic style and offers brand new indoor barn facilities. Tables and chairs for 150 people, pond with waterfall, fountain, and bridge. Rustic and elegant style venues can be designed for different styles of weddings. 12-hour rentals start at $5,500.

Utah Wedding Venues

Castle Park

A full-service event venue located at 110 South Main Street Lindon. Featuring an old castle-style building with outdoor ceremony space. Starting at $5,500 for a 12-hour rental. Catering, wedding planning, and other services are also available.

Red Butte Garden

Magnificent gardens at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. With expansive views of mountains, valleys, and gardens, offering a beautiful backdrop of plants. There are also waterfalls, ponds, and many more beautiful spaces. We recommend coming during the growing season of the plants which is the warmer months. This allows for a ceremony to be held in the stunning rose garden. Four-hour rentals from $2,500.

Log Haven

Located at 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road Salt Lake City has a spectacular mountain wedding and reception venue. With countless natural features and waterfalls, the area also offers activities including skiing, hiking, biking, and golfing. Prices are affordable, with menu pricing starting at $32 per person.

Montana Wedding Venues

Chico Hot Springs

Located at 163 Chico Road Pray, Montana, this is a great year-round destination for weddings in Montana. Offering a variety of natural beauty and architectural features. Besides the historic stone houses, there are also mountain views. You can also soak in the hot springs to relieve the fatigue from the ceremony after a long day. Four-hour rentals start at $2,000.

Rockin' TJ Ranch

The address is 651 Lynx Ln, Bozeman, with unparalleled views of the Bridger Mountains and open meadows. This wedding venue has been a professional wedding service for 20 years and offers full-service planning. Basic venue packages start at $9,495.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Located at 79 Carriage House Ln, Philipsburg, this large ranch allows the exploration of five mountain peaks. Find nature's rest and inspiration in the peaceful, storied West. It is also the world's first Forbes Travel Guide 5-star ranch. With ten square miles of rivers, forests, valleys, and vistas.
Of course, this luxury experience comes with a hefty price tag. Charters start at $90,000 per night for groups of 21 or more, plus 23% of the ranch fee.

Wyoming Wedding Venues

Jackson Lake Lodge

Located in Moran, Grand Teton National Park, this is a beautiful lodge less than five minutes from Jackson Lake. Known for its iconic views of the Teton Mountains. It is a must-see venue for couples who love nature. Because of its location within the National Park, Jackson Lake Lodge is open seasonally from mid-May to early October. Rates start at $150 per person.

Shooting Star Jackson Hole Golf Club

The address is Shooting Star, 6765 Crystal Springs Rd, Teton Village. In addition to the golf course view, a pond, lake, or stream is one of the beautiful views. Starting price is $200 per person.

Wyoming Stargazing

Are you an astronomy enthusiast? Check out the Stargazing Agency located at 1135 Maple Way G1, Jackson. Their wedding packages include the opportunity to learn about the constellations, planets, and the fascinating stories behind them. Stargazing tour leaders will guide the group through the night sky, answering questions and gaining insight into the beauty of the stars. This will be one of the most unique themed weddings guests have ever attended. Prices start at $175 a person.

Colorado Wedding Venues

Boettcher Mansion

Located at 900 Colorow Rd, Golden's premier historic event venue, the Boettcher Mansion offers unparalleled service in a meticulously maintained estate. Along with the beautiful mansion, there are mountain views for you to enjoy. The ballroom can accommodate up to 150 people with six-hour rentals starting at $3,500.

Butterfly Pavilion

The Butterfly Pavilion at 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster can turn your wedding into a fairy tale. Offering outdoor venues such as gazebos, gardens, and a theater. There is also a popular and unique butterfly release ceremony. It is important to note that there are a variety of butterflies and plants, so please treat them with care. The minimum venue rental is $1,800.

Great Divide Brewing Company

Great Divide Brewing Company, located at 1812 35th St, Denver, allows you to host a beer wedding. Up to 75 guests can be accommodated so they will be in the middle of a keg. The atmosphere will be more relaxed and enjoyable, and a bar and drinks, planning, equipment, and servers will be provided. Rentals are for 6 hours and start at $3000.

New Mexico Wedding Venues

La Fonda on the Plaza

The hotel at 100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe has a long history as well as a cultural background. It can provide an elegant atmosphere for your wedding, with unique hand-carved furniture in each room. There are four ballrooms to choose from, with authentic New Mexican décor. This includes charming fireplaces, hand-punched pewter chandeliers, and traditional terracotta tiles. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $4,000.

Loretto Chapel

Located at 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe's Museum of Historic Places is perfect for weddings. Accommodating 139 guests, the interior of the chapel features original stained glass windows and an ornate altar. In particular, the church's famous spiral staircase is the star of many articles and is worth a look. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $2,500 and services include the use of the church and wedding coordinator.
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Albuquerque Balloon Museum

This is the hot air balloon museum located at 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque. It offers soaring spaces and panoramic views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Sandia Mountains. The museum features displays of hot air balloons of all colors and eras, including a weather lab. The price to rent the entire museum and North Plaza for six hours is $6,000.

North Dakota Wedding Venues

Red River Zoo

The Zoo at 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo will be the most interesting wedding venue. The zoo is home to animals such as red pandas, gray wolves, and Pallas cats. There is plenty of space for outdoor weddings as well as indoor receptions, and a carousel is available in one of the venues. Saturday weddings start at $1,500 and services include tables, chairs, and access to the zoo exhibits.

The North Dakota Heritage Center

The address is 612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck. The museum showcases the state's rich history from its earliest geological formations to the present day. Offering a variety of indoor spaces, including galleries and a theater, it provides a unique and educational wedding experience. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $1,500.
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Avalon Events Center

Prefer a more modern style wedding? The Event Center at 2525 9th Ave S, Fargo, while historic, offers five function rooms and new audio technology. Five ballrooms offer seating for up to 700 people and a full bar. Saturday weddings start at $2,000.

South Dakota Wedding Venues

Chapel in the Hills

The church at 3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City is a place of beauty and inspiration. There are museums, trails, and hillsides to host services. Weddings are performed by the Chapel's pastor and it is open for weddings from May 1 to September 30 each year. The price is $400 for the use of the chapel and courtyard area. This includes a $100 minister's fee.
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The Lodge at Deadwood

The address is 100 Pine Crest Lane, Deadwood and the backdrop will be the beautiful Black Hills. With four adjoining event rooms and the main ballroom, it provides the perfect space for weddings of any size. Wedding packages are available at a variety of prices, with the least expensive buffet package starting at $65 per person for a minimum of 100 people.

Buffalo Ridge Resort

A rustic resort located at 1312 Coteau St, Gary. Offers charming and historic wedding venues including a restored barn and beautiful chapel. The venue can accommodate up to 300 people and prices start at $4,500 for a Saturday wedding.

Nebraska Wedding Venues

Scoular Ballroom

The Ballroom at 2027 Dodge St, Omaha, is located just minutes from downtown. Located in the historic Scoular building, from the grand Italian marble floors of the atrium to the romantic balcony overlooking the spacious and inviting ballroom. Offering a modern and elegant wedding venue with a grand ballroom and beautiful outdoor terrace. Accommodates up to 300 guests and starts at $4,000 for a Saturday wedding.

Rococo Theatre

The theater at 140 N 13th St, Lincoln can give you a movie-like wedding. The theater has seating for up to 500 guests. The bride and groom can get married on stage while the guests sit in the first few rows of seats. Saturday weddings start at $2,500.

The Barn at the Ackerhurst Dairy Farm

Located at 15220 Military Rd, Bennington, this is an Omaha landmark and a historic site in the area. This wedding venue can accommodate up to 450 guests and includes an outdoor ceremony space and a large terrace with a fireplace. Off-season wedding rental rates start at $2,500.

Kansas Wedding Venues

Madison Avenue Central Park

Central Park at 512 E Madison Ave, Derby features a lawn, theater, and playground. And in the southwest corner, there is an event center including an indoor reception and outdoor patio. Accommodating up to 370 people, rates start at $800 for an 8-hour rental.

Petroleum Club of Wichita

The address is 100 N Broadway St 900, Wichita. this is a rooftop wedding venue located on top of the iconic Ruffin Building. With views of the skyline and city, it offers personalized service and beautiful décor. Wedding venue fees start at $4500.

The Oread Hotel

Located at 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, the hotel has two large outdoor patios. The patio overlooks the city and the Kansas River. There are nine different banquet rooms to choose from, the largest of which can seat up to 275 people. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $4,000.

Oklahoma Wedding Venues

The Dominion House

The main house is located at 602 E. College, Guthrie. The boutique hotel offers both intimate and grand wedding packages, including romantic indoor and outdoor venues. The outdoors includes a wedding garden and a four-season chapel, while the grand ballroom is designed in the opulent style of the 1920s. Wedding packages start at $2,000.

Glass Chapel

This is an intimate wedding venue located at 1401 West Washington St S, Broken Arrow. This chapel offers a unique and romantic wedding venue with a beautiful glass chapel and outdoor garden. The triangular roof and all-glass walls will make you feel like you are in a fairy tale world. Outside, the gardens and woods complement the modern design. The church can accommodate up to 100 guests and wedding packages start from $2450.

The Springs Event Venue

This is a wedding planning company that offers multiple venues. Event venues are located in various cities throughout Oklahoma, including Edmond, Norman, and Tulsa. Versatile and affordable wedding venues are available with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $3,950.

Texas Wedding Venues

Grand Galvez

This is a historic hotel located at 2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, expansive green spaces, and sparkling beaches. An indoor ballroom and terrace are included, and the ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the bay. Up to 200 guests can be accommodated for a great wedding service. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $10,000.

The Bell Tower on 34th

This beautiful clock tower is located at 901 W 34th St, Houston, and has a castle-like interior with a magnificent grand staircase, arches, and marble floors. Every aspect of the building is luxurious. Wedding packages are available on an all-inclusive basis, with prices starting at $10,000 for a Saturday wedding.

The Oasis on Lake Travis

This restaurant is located at 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin.Along with an event center located 450 feet above Lake Travis, offering unparalleled views. An outdoor patio overlooking the lake is available. Up to 400 guests can be accommodated and prices start at $5,000 for Saturday weddings.

Minnesota Wedding Venues

The Gale Mansion

This mansion at 2115 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis is also a very popular wedding venue. With a warm atmosphere and inviting decor, it offers an elegant and convenient space to host the wedding of your choice. 12 hours of rental costs a total of $5,700 including the rental of the mansion and ballroom.

The Outpost Center

The address is 6053 US-212, Chaska. Built on 32 acres of rolling hills and woodlands, it is a beautiful and peaceful venue close to the city. The main venue's red facade and green roof create an oil painting-like backdrop. It has the ambiance of a barn wedding with all the amenities and gorgeous rustic grounds. Wedding packages start at $4675 for 50 guests.

Nicollet Island Pavilion

The event venue at 40 Power Street, Minneapolis is full of unique charm and style. Exposed brick walls and tall industrial ceilings create an open atmosphere full of character. You can have the best views of the Minneapolis bridges and skyline at this venue. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $3,500.

Iowa Wedding Venues

Brenton Arboretum

This is a botanical garden located at 25141 260th St, Dallas Center. It has approximately 2,500 plants representing more than 500 different species, cultivars, and hybrids. Offers great outdoor views and can accommodate up to 300 people. Saturday weddings start at $2,500 and services include access to the gardens and a wedding coordinator.

The Temple for Performing Arts

Located at 1011 Locust Street, Des Moines, it offers a large auditorium, recital hall, and suites for weddings. The Grand Hall can accommodate up to 450 people and features a tinted glass skylight and a magnificent original light fixture and a sculpted ceiling. High-season wedding receptions start at $4000 for the venue.

Figge Art Museum

The Art Museum at 225 W 2nd St, Davenport. The museum's lobby can accommodate 200 guests and has a modern design with high ceilings and terrazzo floors. The striking river view offers countless possibilities. The outdoor terrace provided also offers a magnificent view of the Mississippi River. The rental fee for the lobby is $2,500.
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Missouri Wedding Venues

Lemp Mansion

Located at 3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, this mansion was once the home of a beer magnate but was the site of three suicides. It has since been turned into a restaurant and hotel, offering historical and ghost tours. The mansion has four sites, including a mansion, terrace, auditorium, and loft. Ceremony fees range from $950-$1900 and meals start at roughly $47 per person.

Jewel Box

The public gardening facility in Saint Louis is made of glass plates and copper frames. It has a variety of flowers and plants and is filled with bright sunlight perfect for wedding photography. It can accommodate up to 250 people as a ceremony venue and costs $1,000.
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Wild Carrot

Located at 3901 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, with indoor hospitality space and loft and terrace. Includes renovated industrial building and outdoor patio. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $4,000 and can accommodate up to 200 people.

Arkansas Wedding Venues

Castle on Stagecoach

This is an old castle located at 6601 Stagecoach Rd, Little Rock. Offering intimate indoor spaces, the castle's unique architecture and décor provide an elegant and luxurious setting. The venue includes a lawn, barn, and stables. Prices start at $6,673 for 50 guests.

The Brick Ballroom

The event space at 119 B S Broadway St, Siloam Springs, was formerly a Chevrolet dealership. The building is 100 years old. Inside are black walls and original tin ceilings, vintage glass chandeliers, blue benches, and a built-in bar with a sink. There are also 5,000 square feet of covered balconies and gardens. The starting venue fee for a high-season wedding is $3,000.

Osage House

Located at 243 Pace Ln, Cave Springs, offers a beautiful and modern wedding venue. The venue is suitable for couples seeking minimalism, with architectural designs mostly in black and white. A chapel will be located a short distance from the lobby and included in the wedding package. With a maximum capacity of 428 people, wedding venue rentals start at $2800 in high season.

Louisiana Wedding Venues

The Elms Mansion

Located at 3029 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, the mansion is a typical Italianate-style building. It features an imported hand-carved marble mantel, decorative cornices, 24-carat gold sconces, and a 48-foot ballroom. Accommodates up to 400 people and starts at $4,500 for a Saturday wedding.

The Presbytère

This museum is located at 751 Chartres St, New Orleans, and has a rich history. A collection of elaborate carnival artifacts and memorabilia. You can hold a ceremony among the beautiful exhibits and rich artifacts and enjoy a fun evening with your family. Accommodates up to 500 guests, starting at $6,590 for 50 guests.

Race + Religious

It is located at 510 Race Street, New Orleans, and has three buildings with brick courtyards filled with greenery. The hotel has 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space on the ground floor. Dinner parties can accommodate up to 90 people, and prices start at $7,500 for Saturday weddings.

Alaska Wedding Venues

Alyeska Resort

This is a leisurely resort located at 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood. is Alaska's premier year-round destination. Featuring more than 300 guest rooms, many fine dining experiences, a saltwater pool, a ski hill, and bike park, and a brand-new Nordic Spa. The ballroom can accommodate up to 220 guests. Reception rentals range from $500 to $1,000 and include five hours of event time.

The Alaska Zoo

The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage. Inside are animals such as polar bears, wolves, snow leopards, and other rare species. The zoo has very spacious halls and lawns and a bright greenhouse. Hospitality hall rentals start at $800. Lawn rentals start at $1,450. Greenhouse rentals start at $675.

Hotel Captain Cook

Old fashioned hotel located at 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage. One of the meeting and function rooms has a stunning panoramic view and fireplace. Panoramic views of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Accommodates up to 600 guests and Saturday weddings start at approximately $5,000.

Hawaii Wedding Venues

Haiku Mill

The address is 250 Haiku Rd, Haiku, a unique European-style building amid Maui's lush surroundings. With over 150 years of history, it is an important landmark. A quaint and beautiful ceremony can be created. The venue can accommodate up to 100 people and prices start at $6,500 for a Saturday wedding.

Kauapea Beach

Also known as Secret Beach, has a 3,000-foot-long North Shore beach. Enjoy a sparsely populated stretch of beach with breathtaking views of Moquawe Island and Kilauea Lighthouse. Perfect for your seaside wedding venue. You can look for the right wedding contractor to prepare everything for you and prices will probably range from $800 to $1500.

Moana Surfrider

The resort is located at 2365 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu. First opened in 1901, it is just steps from the perfect shores of legendary Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of Honolulu's most popular shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions. There are seven event rooms in total, and the ballroom can accommodate up to 300 people. Wedding packages range in price from $3,500 to $9,500.

To be continued

After introducing the most popular and unique wedding venues in the western and central states, we will continue to cover the wedding venues in the eastern states. Stay tuned for part two of our wedding venue recommendations. In the meantime, if you choose an outdoor wedding venue, check out our multi-sized, stylized wedding tent. it will ensure that your outdoor wedding is not disturbed by the weather.
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2023.05.29 01:07 BIGBOOSTING Sandals Royal Curacao Review

Just got back from Sandals Royal Curacao! This is a long review. I took over this subreddit to make it as informational as possible about the resorts, so here we go! Please feel free to ask any questions if I missed something.
 
Room:
We stayed May 22-27 in a Sunchi Swim-up Club Level room (HSUP). We were in Sunchi Building 8, which is the last building on one side of the resort. We stayed in 1253, which is the second-to-last room on the first floor. All that to say, Curacao is a long resort and you'll definitely get your steps in! But we were also right next to the dive shop, which was fantastic for us.
 
The swim-up room was amazing and highly recommended! We ended up using it more than the double infinity pool. They did a perfect job at keeping the in-room bar stocked with alcohol and juices/water (around 10am). We didn't have to call for anything once. So we would hang out in the pool (which connects across buildings 7 & 8, and there is a common area) and make our own drinks. Many times we were the only ones in the pool out of all the rooms. The swim-up pool is completely private, there is no entry except through a room, and there are a lot of gorgeous plants and flowers blocking it from the other side. Hummingbirds would be 1 foot away and were fun to watch. Floats are provided for each room. Use the ice bucket to keep bottles cool outside.
 
Ordering food from Room Service was consistently 40-45 minutes. At night it was quiet, as the music from the main area doesn't really reach building 8. No one would be in the swim-up pool after 10, it would start to get a little chilly with the wind. It gets very, very dark towards the Sunchi end of the resort. I recommend using the building side to reach your room, not the garden path.
 
Two subjective complaints:
(1) Housekeeping was very late. Some days they didn't come until 4-5pm, and the evening turn-down and towel replenishment didn't happen until 10pm. Between the swim-up and shower and wet floors, you NEED towels. We supplemented with the brown pool towels, grabbing them any time we went by the other pools. The late service could be because we were in the last building, but I'm not sure. The housekeepers did do a very thorough job and the rooms were clean and new.
(2) When we first checked-in, the back door's lock looked like it was forcibly broken and mangled. We had them replace it, but it still didn't lock. There is a second set of heavy wooden doors (blinds really) that do close and lock, so we weren't overly concerned. I don't think someone tried to break in, based on how the pool would make it hard to get to. But I can see someone getting locked out accidentally and having no other option but to break the door, since you can't get out of the pool area otherwise.
 
Restaurants/Service
The service across all restaurants and bars was outstanding. We never experienced a wait or long times to get our ordedrinks. The waitstaff were happy to talk to you and literally everyone says hello as you pass by. Concierge was perfect and accommodating as well. Restaurants had most of everything, and they would tell you what they're out of as you sat down.
 
Pietra - Our go-to breakfast buffet. At lunch they change the buffet to different food by country (Asian, Mexican, American, etc.). The food was all great at lunch. I ate too many fajitas.
 
Vincent - Reservation required. I recommend the Escargots and Foie Gras. They were out of the Cured Beef Bresaola.
 
Toteki, La Palma, Kishi - Food trucks. These were great for a snack. Get the cuttlefish and shrimp from La Palma, and the General Tso's Steak Bao Buns from Kishi.
 
Strand - For dinner, absolutely get the Snapper. It was my favorite meal of the trip. My husband liked the Surf & Turf at Strand better than Butch's. Strand also has a lunch menu with American-type items on it. The shrimp Caesar wrap was a nice light lunch.
 
Butch's - Reservation required. We went twice for dinner, once for breakfast. For dinner appetizers, try the Waldorf Caesar, Crispy Goat Cheese Salad, and Grilled Black Pepper Bacon (definitely that one). The Aged Prime Rib and Chargrilled Lamb Chops were great. We also had the Surf & Turf and Steak Diane which were very good too. Absolutely get the Willy Wonka Brulee - it was my favorite dessert on the resort.
 
Gatsu Gatsu - We went twice. The sushi here is so good. It's 4 pieces per roll. I recommend the Champagne Lobster and Caribbean Dynamite rolls. Shrimp tempura and crispy chicken karaage were our favorite appetizers. They were out of edamame and tonkotsu ramen.
 
Kanaal - Nice to pop into for a cappuccino or sweets.
 
Zuka and Aolo's - did not try.
 
Note: We wanted to order champagne (Veuve Clicquot) but the resort (or at least Butch's, Kanaal, and Pietra) was out of that and several of their Proseccos. We did end up getting 2 bottles of Prosecco though.
 
Scuba Diving
Scuba was great and the team was a lot of fun. You have to do a check-out dive if you haven't logged a dive recently (they do check your log book if you want to avoid the check-out dive). We did ours around 11am and were able to go on an afternoon dive the same day (we were waitlisted, but some didn't show up). You sign up for dives starting at 8am 2 days out, so if you want to dive Friday, show up on Wednesday morning at 8am to sign up. They do keep waitlists for each dive. The dive shop has lockers! Great for if your room is at the other end of the resort and you don't want to walk with your stuff every morning.
 
The dive schedule seems highly variable - while we were there, they did 2-tank morning dives Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and a 1-tank afternoon dive those days. Tuesday and Thursday they do a 1-tank morning dive, and 1-tank afternoon dive. I'm not sure about Saturday-Sunday since we weren't there. But, they said just a month ago they were only able to do 1-tank morning dives each day and no afternoon dives, as the water would get too choppy. And yes, the water was very choppy and it was windy all day. I saw a red flag or two at the resort while we were there. So you may want to check out the weather in Curacao the month you want to book.
 
They mentioned all the dive sites were 5-10 minutes away, but we were able to go Double Reef Thursday, the farthest site at 30 minutes. There were several turtles, a reef shark, squid, and a great variety of fish and coral. It was the best dive I've been in on years. However, they said it had been a month and a half since they'd been able to reach the site because of the choppiness. A couple on the boat had been able to go with an offsite-company and enter via shore, so that's an option as well.
 
City
You can take a cab from the resort to Willemstad for $49 each way. Our cab was private and air conditioned. The drivers were very nice. They dropped us off next to the CURACAO sign, and pickup was there too (they gave you a card and you call them 30 minutes before you're ready to leave). Right by the Curacao sign, there's a tiny alley with a white and blue cow - go down that alley for some great gelato. There's also an ice cream place near the sign that claims to give you an orgasm in less than a minute, but I didn't partake. There are lots of cafes and souvenir shops around Willemstad. There's a fresh fish and fruit market. You'll be near where the cruise ships dock. Check out the bridge and forts. Pop into a casino for some much-needed A/C. As an aside, a local man very persistently forced his help on us (where are you going, follow me down this alley, etc...) and wouldn't leave us alone and stop following us even after we said we knew where we were going, and ultimately asked for beer money, but the city seemed safe. There were several police officers around the streets we passed. Just be aware of your surroundings (as in any city).
 
Miscellaneous
The bus ride from/to the airport took us 40-45 minutes. It's a very nice and comfortable bus. You'll see a Sandals area at the end after you pick up your luggage. The airport was very nice and modern and quick to get through (we were first off the plane though). On departure, there seemed to be only one main hot food place after security, but they have a VIP/Priority Pass lounge that had some good light food on the buffet and a hot menu to order from as well. Check if your credit card has that as a perk to avoid the long line at the other restaurant. It opens at 1pm.
 
Spa/Gym - The spa was nice and clean. You have your own private bathroom/changing area in the table room versus a general locker room. The gym had a steady flow of people, but wasn't ever too crowded.
 
Curacao is HOT in May. Seriously. It was 86 every day, with a heat index around 96-97. Now, I was born and raised in South Georgia where it gets 95 with a 110 index in the summer, but this heat hit different. The UV index on my weather app said 11. Wear sunscreen and stay in the water. And get used to being wet - it'll either be pool water, ocean, or sweat depending on your location at the resort. It was mostly sunny every day, with a few clouds in the afternoon. No rain. At night it cools off well enough. Thankfully there's always a nice breeze going on. But stay hydrated and pay attention to your skin. Walking around the city with the heat was a bit much, we started at 9 and made it to 12 before calling it quits.
 
Tl;dr
I loved it! I highly recommend a Swim-up room, but maybe ask for a central building instead of on the edge of the resort (walking that far in the extreme heat with no shade gets old fast). Great service, wonderful staff. I would pick another month to go back though. May was just too hot for me!
 
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2023.05.28 08:24 ggchappell Chicken Mole Recipe Needed

Once upon a time, I traveled to San Antonio (Texas). When I got there, a couple of friends took me to a mom & pop hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant. I was tired and grumpy from some very long flights & layovers, and I didn't feel like reading a menu. I was told to order chicken mole. I did. It was heavenly. I would like to know how to make it.
I have since learned that there are a zillion kinds of mole. I'm looking for a chicken dish with a dark brown sauce that I'm told contains chocolate as an ingredient. Possibly this sauce is called mole negro (?).
I can google all this, of course. I did. The hits include lots of recipes, many with ingredients that strike me as improbable, like pumpkin seeds, peanuts, raisins, and Ritz crackers. There are a few recipe sites that I trust; none of them has a chicken mole recipe.
I have also seen claims that a real mole takes something like 3 days to make. I would like to avoid that, if I can.
So, do any of you have a chicken mole recipe that is (1) reasonably authentic, (2) very good, and (3) doable in a single day?
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2023.05.26 20:27 Routine-Constant3929 Are they open now?!

Are they open now?!
They just updated their hours on google from temp closed to now showing open!!!!!
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2023.05.26 14:53 1985user DEPRESSÃO E SUICÍDIO

(Robert Leathy, autor referência em Terapia Cognitivo Comportamental. Livro Livre de Ansiedade)

O tema da depressão é vasto – está muito além do escopo deste livro (em breve, espero publicar um livro de autoajuda sobre o tema). Mas a depressão é também um fator importante quando se trata do transtorno de ansiedade. Todos os transtornos de ansiedade que examinamos podem levar à depressão, especialmente quando a condição for severa e o paciente tiver lutado por muito tempo sem sucesso aparente. Os sintomas de depressão podem se misturar com os da ansiedade, tornando difícil saber qual condição está sendo experimentada e qual é o tratamento adequado. E um determinado indivíduo pode estar predisposto a ambas as condições, seja por razões psicológicas, seja por razões biológicas – mesmo em termos de química corporal. Assim, qualquer abordagem abrangente da ansiedade deve levar em conta a natureza e as consequências da depressão baseada na ansiedade. Neste apêndice, eu simplesmente apresentarei alguns pontos principais, oferecendo algumas poucas sugestões para lidar com essa condição debilitante.
O que é depressão? Não há um sintoma que defina a depressão. Ela pode consistir em tristeza, falta de energia, perda de interesse, indecisão, autocrítica, arrependimentos, desesperança, irritabilidade, afastamento, mudanças de apetite e perturbações do sono. Os seus sintomas particulares são frequentemente acompanhados por pensamentos negativos específicos sobre si próprio, o futuro e a sua experiência presente. Por exemplo, você pode pensar: “Não gosto de nada”, “Não consigo terminar nada”, “Nada do que eu faço dá certo”, “Sou um fracasso”, “Ninguém me aceitaria assim”. Não obstante, há alguns passos muito concretos que você pode dar que podem ser um bom começo. Confiar na possibilidade de que seu perfil pode mudar é o primeiro passo. Aqui estão alguns passos que darão início ao processo.
SUPERANDO A DEPRESSÃO
Observe seu humor A depressão pode parecer uma sombra que se coloca sobre a sua vida. Na realidade, seu perfil muda o tempo todo, dia e noite, momento a momento, dependendo do que você estiver fazendo e do que estiver acontecendo a seu redor. Uma mulher disse: “Sinto -me muito mal sempre”. Pedi a ela que cuidasse de sua negatividade em uma escala de 0 a 10 a toda hora do dia, observando suas atividades. Ela constatou que sua depressão não era nem um pouco monolítica como imaginava. O pior da depressão vinha quando ela estava sentada em casa, ruminando sobre o quanto sua vida era terrível. Do contrário, sentia -se muito melhor quando estava trabalhando, exercitando -se ou falando com os amigos (até mesmo falar sobre a depressão já trazia alguma melhora). Ela não estava no ponto de dizer que a depressão já tinha sumido totalmente, mas o fato de que havia oscilações sugeria que era possível lidar com o problema. Agende atividades prazerosas Você pode sentir que sua depressão torna impossível desejar alguma coisa. Reconheça esse sentimento, mas não permita que ele o paralise. Faça coisas prazerosas para você, mesmo quando não sente vontade. Em geral, estimulo meus pacientes deprimidos a simplesmente sair e a aproveitar a vida – ou, pelo menos, a fazer atividades que seriam prazerosas sob melhores circunstâncias. Tais atividades podem incluir caminhadas, socialização no final de semana, visita ao museu; ou, simplesmente, coisas como um banho quente, música, filmes ou leitura. Entregar -se a pequenos prazeres que você pode desfrutar no momento afetará, em última análise, o seu humor como um todo.
Também é útil planejar com antecedência, tendo -se um perfil positivo em mente. Tenha um cronograma de atividades em seu calendário que faça com que você queira fazer o que lá estiver – uma espécie de “menu de recompensas” que contenha eventos interessantes ou empolgantes para o dia seguinte, para a próxima semana, mês ou ano. Você pode planejar explorar a cidade, ou localidade onde vive. Pode ingressar em clube de caminhadas ou conhecer as trilhas de bicicletas existentes. Pode se matricular em aulas de desenho (qualquer aula é, em geral, uma oportunidade para encontrar pessoas novas e interessantes) ou começar a aprender um instrumento musical. Conforme você buscar fazer essas atividades, constatará que elas competirão por um espaço com os cenários de depressão anteriormente presentes em sua mente. A vida começará a parecer mais com uma série de altos e baixos do que com um abatimento constante. Será algo que apresentará possibilidades.
Fique conectado
Conectar -se a outras pessoas é um grande marco de resistência à depressão. Quando você está deprimido, em geral há a tendência de se isolar. Você se retira de seus relacionamentos porque não se sente à vontade para interagir socialmente, porque se sente envergonhado de sua condição ou porque está de mau humor. Isso piora o problema. As pessoas que se mantêm conectadas a seus amigos, que desejam interagir, que estão abertas a novos relacionamentos, tendem a se recuperar mais da depressão. Em vez de ser uma razão para o isolamento, seu estado depressivo oferece uma excelente chance para você se envolver em grupos ou organizações, para renovar velhas amizades, para se socializar regularmente. Você pode pensar: “Sou um fardo para meus amigos” – mas ponha esse pensamento em questão e ligue para eles, falando sobre as coisas positivas que você está planejando, e tente apoiá -los. Ou você pode pensar: “Faz muito tempo que não ligo para eles. É certo que vão estar aborrecidos comigo”. Teste essa hipótese, ligando para uma série de amigos, dizendo a eles que você andou ocupado; desculpe -se e faça planos com eles.
Saia de dentro de si
A autoabsorção é um aliado da depressão. Ela o mantém preso nas malhas da autopiedade e do pensamento negativo. Tentar fazer coisas novas e passar por novas experiências é uma boa maneira de romper com essa situação. Já vi pessoas se beneficiarem muito por decidirem fazer coisas como ioga, meditação, aulas de música, caminhar, andar de bicicleta, aprender a cozinhar, dançar, ler, reencontrar velhos amigos, viajar, entrar em equipes esportivas e grupos religiosos e pesquisar assuntos interessantes – quase qualquer coisa que você possa imaginar. O crescimento pessoal geralmente não é levado a sério, mas é um remédio maravilhoso para a depressão.
Uma das melhores coisas – o que nunca é demais recomendar – é fazer algo pelos outros. Nada vai mudar sua atitude em relação à sua vida tanto quanto dar conta das necessidades dos outros; em geral, isso ajuda a colocar seus próprios problemas em perspectiva. Um paciente meu que estava terrivelmente deprimido em relação a seu trabalho constatou que o que acabou com sua depressão foi o ato de trabalhar com pessoas sem -teto: “Simplesmente comecei a sentir algo diferente em relação a mim mesmo. Parei de centrar toda a atenção em mim e fiquei muito mais feliz”. O trabalho voluntário, ou o trabalho que se faz com pessoas que estejam passando dificuldades, pode ser o melhor dos remédios. Vi pessoas se transformarem completamente por causa de tais experiências. Você pode também usar seu tempo como voluntário para ajudar animais. Uma mulher que se sentia sozinha e isolada, depois que passou a atuar como voluntária em um abrigo para animais de sua cidade, constatou que passou a se sentir bem melhor ao estar ao lado dos animais e das pessoas que cuidavam deles.
Pratique a autocompaixão
Você precisa de alguém a seu lado que o estimule durante os momentos mais difíceis. Alguém que lute por você. Alguém que sempre esteja presente quando você precisar. Se você é como a maioria das pessoas deprimidas, tem sido o seu pior inimigo boa parte das vezes. Por isso, peço -lhe para acreditar que é seu melhor amigo. Se seu melhor amigo estivesse se sentindo deprimido, o que você diria para apoiá -lo? O que você faria para animá -lo? Se ele se sentisse um fracasso, o que você lhe diria para que se sentisse querido e amado? Você precisa ter você mesmo do seu lado. Se você for como a maioria das pessoas deprimidas, esse não foi geralmente o seu papel. Você é, provavelmente, seu crítico mais duro, seu conselheiro mais pessimista, o sabotador de todos os seus esforços para ser feliz.
Normalmente, um elemento fundamental da depressão é a falta de autoaceitação. As pessoas que não se sentem bem em relação a si mesmas enfrentam dificuldades para se sentirem bem em relação à própria vida. Ao lutar contra a depressão, é importante estar ciente das muitas maneiras pelas quais você se julga por suas falhas – e se libertar desses julgamentos. Você pode ter cometido erros em sua vida; como todos nós, você tem muitas imperfeições. Não obstante, você é um ser humano digno de amor e de compaixão. Nenhum dos seus erros ou falhas pode mudar isso de maneira alguma. Se você começar a praticar a gentileza em relação a si próprio em todos os seus pensamentos e ações, você terá muito menos motivos para se deprimir.
Examine seus pensamentos negativos
Se você seguiu os procedimentos deste livro, já fez isso extensivamente com os seus pensamentos de ansiedade. Não é diferente com a depressão. O pensamento pode ser “Jamais vou superar isso”. Na verdade, você não pode saber, já que não tentou tudo. Seu pensamento pode ser também: “Sou um fracasso total”. Mas, na verdade, há provavelmente muitas coisas sobre você mesmo de que os outros gostam. Ou você pode dizer a si próprio que está deprimido todo o tempo, quando, na verdade, seu humor flutua constantemente. O fato é que nenhuma das suas avaliações da situação é necessariamente acurada. Elas são simplesmente pensamentos que sua mente criou. E, como vimos, a melhor maneira de se libertar da tirania de seus pensamentos é ficar ciente que eles são pensamentos.
Há alguns anos, tive uma paciente que estava se sentindo ansiosa e deprimida em relação a seu casamento, que estava terminando. Era uma mulher inteligente, bem apessoada e gentil. Eu achava que a vela e o windsurf eram esportes empolgantes, e sugeri que ela tivesse algumas aulas para aprender a velejar. Então, ela começou a encontrar pessoas que saíam toda semana de barco e começou a fazer parte das tripulações. Passou uma semana nas Ilhas Virgens, onde encontrou um jovem com quem começou a se corresponder, a namorar e a navegar junto.
Cerca de dois anos depois de finalizada a terapia, recebi um e‑mail dela com uma foto. Ela havia se casado como marinheiro, e estavam literalmente navegando pelo mundo.
Sei que parece um conto de fadas.
Mas, às vezes, os sonhos se realizam.
Aprendi com meus pacientes (que me ensinam todos os dias) que nada é insolúvel quando trabalhamos juntos para encontrar uma solução.
SUICÍDIO
O suicídio pode ser considerado o último resultado da depressão, especialmente quando esta não é tratada ao longo do tempo. E já que a ansiedade severa e crônica está altamente correlacionada com a depressão, torna -se um bom indicativo do risco eventual de suicídio. Se um transtorno de ansiedade o levou à depressão, e se essa depressão, por sua vez, levou você a pensar em se machucar ou se matar, é importante buscar ajuda imediatamente. O primeiro passo é consultar um profissional treinado que o ajudará a avaliar seu risco de suicídio. As seguintes questões são pertinentes:
  1. Quais são suas razões para viver e para morrer? Aquelas suplantam estas?
  2. Você já tentou se machucar no passado? Em caso positivo, você acha que de fato queria morrer, ou você, na verdade, queria mandar uma mensagem a alguém sobre seu sofrimento?
  3. Quando você pensa em suicídio, sente- -se como se tivesse de se submeter a tal pensamento ou sente que tal pensamento o está perturbando?
  4. Você já planejou se suicidar ou escrever uma carta de suicida?
  5. Você já ameaçou abertamente se suicidar?
  6. Quando pensa em suicídio, você se sente em uma espécie de transe?
  7. Você está tomando os remédios prescritos por seu médico?
  8. Você está bebendo em excesso ou usando drogas não prescritas pelo médico?
  9. Você consegue prometer que não fará nada para se machucar antes de conversar com um profissional?
Por trás do impulso ao suicídio está a desesperança. As pessoas que estão profundamente deprimidas invariavelmente exprimem sentimentos de falta de esperança, seja porque têm sofrido grandes perdas, seja porque têm lutado com seus problemas por muito tempo sem sucesso, seja porque têm uma autoimagem extremamente ruim. Ainda assim, com o tratamento terapêutico adequado (suplementado por medicamentos), os sentimentos de desesperança podem ser erradicados. Você pode ainda ter problemas, mas sua crença em sua capacidade de lidar com eles pode se fortalecer drasticamente.
Para quem se sente desesperado, eis algo bom a saber. Comece por questionar sua própria desesperança. Por que você está desesperado? É porque você acha que sua depressão nunca vai acabar? Por que você pensa assim? Talvez você tenha tentado uma série de medicamentos e constatou que são ineficazes. Posso garantir que você não testou todas as combinações possíveis de medicamentos. Muitos psiquiatras tentam uma dosagem de diferentes tipos de drogas, ajustando as quantidades, mensurando os efeitos colaterais e testando várias combinações. Às vezes, é preciso encontrar a combinação certa para se ter sucesso, mesmo quando nenhuma droga ou mesmo determinada classe de drogas seja a resposta em si. Alguns medicamentos são especificamente úteis na inibição de tendências suicidas temporariamente, até que outros tratamentos tenham o tempo necessário para se tornarem eficazes. Há também tratamentos mais drásticos. Apesar das preocupações do passado em relação ao tratamento eletro -convulsivo, mais de 90% dos pacientes que passaram por ele dizem que o fariam de novo. Na verdade, nenhum tratamento para a depressão provou ser o mais eficaz. Devemos considerar todas as possibilidades antes de concluir que a situação é irremediável.
Talvez a desesperança derive do fato de que você testou certas psicoterapias (ou outras abordagens, como exercícios, cura natural, meditação ou aconselhamento espiritual) que não funcionaram. É o mesmo que ocorre com a medicação: todas essas coisas têm o potencial de ser úteis, mas nenhuma delas pode ser, em si, a resposta. O tratamento eficaz para a depressão em geral envolve uma série de abordagens, especialmente quando são inteligentemente coordenadas por você, com a ajuda de algum sistema de apoio que você seja capaz de reunir. Quanto mais recursos você tiver, melhor; mas não se sinta desestimulado meramente porque um determinado recurso não provou ser uma panaceia.
Minha própria sensação, que admito estar baseada no viés de minha atividade profissional, mas também em muitos anos de experiência clínica, é que a terapia cognitivo -comportamental intensiva é uma das melhores defesas contra o risco de suicídio. É importante encontrar um bom terapeuta cognitivo -comportamental, confiar nas orientações que ele lhe dá e seguir o programa. Isso pode ser feito. Sei disso porque já vi acontecer muitas vezes, inclusive com os pacientes que chegavam a meu consultório se sentindo tão desesperados quanto possível.
Uma última palavra para as pessoas que sofrem de ansiedade, especialmente para aqueles cuja desesperança deriva de uma crença segundo a qual jamais superarão seu TOC, transtorno de pânico, ou qualquer outra forma de ansiedade de que sofram: sua crença pode se dever à maneira pela qual você pensa sobre sua ansiedade. Se você estiver pensando em termos de cura completa, provavelmente não esteja chegando à compreensão certa. Qualquer pessoa que espere viver uma vida sem ansiedade ficará desapontada. A ansiedade é parte da condição humana. “Melhorar” não significa erradicar a ansiedade, mas aprender a viver e a ser feliz apesar dela. Ao trabalhar com um terapeuta cognitivo -comportamental qualificado, seguir os procedimentos de autoajuda adequados (tais como os citados neste livro) e continuar a praticar a exposição a situações de ansiedade, a maior parte das pessoas consegue progredir muito. De acordo com minha experiência, não há razão alguma para a desesperança. Aprendi com meus pacientes que nenhum problema é insolúvel quando trabalhamos juntos para encontrar a solução.
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2023.05.26 01:11 Sea-Sympathy5350 I was the AP (affair partner) but in my defense

I was the AP (affair partner) but in my defense, I didn’t know she was already married. So here is the background and some things will be vague due to an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) I signed at the end. So going forward let’s begin with how we met. I was at the bar with my friends from work, this lady was sitting alone, so I approached the counter, stood next to her and ordered a drink, I just made a comment on how come she was all alone with so much charisma, she looked at me and said that’s such a bad pick-up line, she didn’t know how to answer. We chatted till my drink arrived, I walked back to the table with all my friends laughing at me, saying how could I even walk after being shot down so hard. I just gave a fake chuckle and said at least I tried, unlike you wimpy dudes.
It was my name being called to sing, this is why I come to this bar I love karaoke and dancing, I did my song, as I was walking back to my table, this lady asked to buy me a drink, of course I agreed and sat next to her. I casually looked back to my table and gave them a “what’s up” look. This lady asked if I knew a particular song, I said yes, she asked if I would sing it for her, I said you bought the drink, so this song was all hers. I sang it to her and nobody else in the bar, we sat there talking the rest of the night. Were going to call her Kate, Kate asked me to sing about 4 more songs, I loved to sing, I didn’t want to disappoint her so I obliged and sang whatever she wanted. When the lights came on, she asked if I wanted to go to her hotel and have a night cap, I knew what that meant, said yes and did she need me to follow her, but she didn’t have a car, she was brought by taxi.
I asked which hotel, she said the Marriot I said, Oh so fancy, she just smiled at me. When we got to the hotel, we went into the elevator and she placed her key card into a special slot, so we went to the penthouse. I was like what the hell, who was this lady. She was dressed in a plaid shirt, blue jeans and heels, just a normal small-town-looking girl. She opened the door, I almost swallowed my tongue, it was 3 times the size of my condo. She made us some drinks, the next thing I knew we ended up in her bed. The next morning when I woke, she already had room service bring us breakfast, I’m talking a giant spread of food, enough for 6 people. We spent the whole day together in the room just talking about everything and anything between romps in the bed.
It was getting late, she asked to take me out to dinner, I agreed but I needed to go home and get a change of clothes, but she just asked for my size and 1 hour later there was a knock at the door and a suit was delivered. It was the nicest suit I have ever worn. I put it on, she just stared at me and said, well it will have to do. I looked back at the mirror and said damn, I look good. She was wearing I guess a designer dress, it was a blue sequin dress and black stockings with black high heels. I was out of my element here, but I just went with it. We went into the lobby and out the front door to a waiting town car and driver. He took us to a new 5-star restaurant, we had the table in the kitchen with the chef cooking for us something off the menu. We ate and shared some small talk and I had so many questions but it wasn’t my place to ask yet, so I just kept the talk casual, when we finished dinner she had the driver take us to a high scale night club for dancing. I loved to dance and apparently so did she. It was hard getting her to take a break, but I needed to sit a bit. When we left, she took me back to her hotel and we spent another night together.
The next morning, we finally talked about ourselves, she asked what I did for a living and I told her how I was a safety coordinator at a oil refinery here in town. When I asked her, she said she was an executive for a large stock brokerage company that had 3 locations, 1 was here in Huston and another in New York and 1 in Paris. She explained she would spend a month here and the next in New York. She was going back in a couple weeks, but she wanted to see me again. I agreed and we shared our phone numbers. I went home exhausted from the weekend and got some badly needed sleep. I went to work on Monday and all my friends asked me what happened, I told them I was a gentleman and wouldn’t say anything, but of course I did. I got a call from her in the early afternoon asking if I wanted to get some dinner and I said yes, but this time my choice of restaurants. She said that would be great, I took her to my favorite Mexican restaurant. It’s authentic Mexican food not just tacos and burritos, matter of fact those weren’t even on the menu. After we ate she couldn’t stop saying how good this place was. We sat for drinks in the hotel bar before I went home, and she went to her room. Before I even got home, she was calling me, we spent the next couple hours just talking on the phone before calling it a night.
This went on like this for the next week until she had to return to New York, She would be there for the next month and then return to Huston. We spoke sparingly while she was in New York, but we kept in touch. When she returned, we went on as if the time apart never happened. We both worked during the day, but were together every night, sometimes at the hotel, she was finally introduced to my condo she seemed to be okay with it but, she was used to something so much better. This relationship went on like this for a couple years with her here 1 month and gone the next, I understood but I really did miss her when she was away.
This trip she came down and said she had a surprise for me. She always tries to spoil me; I would try to stop her but when her mind is made up just forget about it. She asked me to pick her up from the airport, which was very strange, she always had her driver take her to the hotel. I picked her up and she told me to follow her directions as she was reading them off her phone. We ended up in a private security neighborhood and stopped in front of this small mansion, she said it was ours, I said what, she said with all the money she was spending on the hotel it made more sense to purchase a home and we could share it, and my name has already been put on the title as a co-owner. I said no this is way too much, and she said I could sell my condo and give her the money and she would call it even. I wanted to get out from the condo and get a house, but I wasn’t sure about this. She said there’s no rush in deciding, just give it a chance. I did and I loved it, I sold the condo and gave the money to her. She took that money and bought herself a range rover and canceled her car service.
We lived this way for another 3 years, I was in love with Kate, and I think she loved me, but she always said she would never marry anyone, and this was the best of what she could do in our relationship, and I didn’t want it to end, it did make me sad. But I loved this woman to death; I took what I could get because my life would mean nothing without her. Our 5-year anniversary was coming up, but she would be in New York at the time, so I planned a surprise visit. I took two weeks off work and drove up, stopping at my sister’s home for a couple days for a long overdue visit with her and my nieces. Then I went to New York, wow what a difference from Huston. I spent most of my first day just finding a place to park my car and getting a hotel set up. The next day I wanted to surprise Kate and show up at her office. I stopped by a florist and got her 24 red roses and headed to her office, I walked in and looked at the directory and seen they had the 24th and 25th floors as office spaces. I seen her name as the CFO, but she had a hyphen after her name with the same name as the company. Another name stood out the same name as the hyphen and he was the CEO.
I walked back out to the sidewalk and sent Kate a photo of me standing outside her building, my phone rang 10 seconds later. When I answered it was Kate and she was frantic asking why I was here, I said to celebrate our 5-year anniversary. She said she will send someone down, she’s in a meeting and it would probably be about an hour. I walked back in, 5 minutes later a large guy came down and asked me to follow him. He took me to a conference room, and I sat there until Kate walked in. She gave me a very friendly hug, and as I went for a kiss, she turned her head. I asked what was going on and why she wasn’t happy to see me. She sat me down and said I don’t know how to tell you this but, I’m married and have 2 boys, 14- and 16-year-olds. Me and my husband own this company together and we do have an open marriage, as long as it doesn’t affect our business. He spends his time in Paris when she is in New York and he’s in New York when she’s in Huston. The children are taken care of by full-time nannies and staff. She said she loves me, but this was the way it is, I could keep it the same, or move on, but she wants me to stay with her, because she really loves me, her husband is in love with someone else in Paris.
This was as she put it is a financial marriage, but no intimacy for the past 10 years. She said her husband is aware of me and our time together, as well as she is aware of her husband’s girlfriend in Paris. She said If I wanted to end it, I could keep the house and her car, and she would completely understand. If I stayed, she would need me to sign some papers, like an NDA to keep this out of the public eyes. If I wanted out, she would give me a lump sum and have me sign an NDA again to not harm their business. I said I needed time to think, this is a lot to take in. She asked where I was staying, she would meet me there in a few hours to see where my mind was at.
I walked around the city for a couple hours before heading back to the hotel and I was just sitting in the bar drinking when she called, I told her she could meet me there. When she arrived, she had the saddest look on her face just knowing I was going to drop her, and she didn’t what that. I had made up my mind to stay. Because some of her, was so much better than none of her. I love this woman and I know she love’s me and I can make it work. She went up to my room and we had a passionate love making session for the rest of the night. As she left, she said that she loves me and only me, she couldn’t wait until she was back in our home again.
Kate and I are still together 5 years after she told me the truth and I have met her husband and his girlfriend, we all met in Paris while on vacation and we all get along great. Kate’s boys are now old enough that Kate has told them about me, and they are very interested in meeting me as soon as they get a break from college. Kate is the love of my life, I would do anything to keep her happy, I can see a long future with her. We are going to celebrate our 10 year anniversary next month, and making it into the honeymoon we never had a chance to do.
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2023.05.23 13:50 Food-Data-Scrape What are the Benefits of Google Map Restaurant Menu Data Scraping?

What are the Benefits of Google Map Restaurant Menu Data Scraping?

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Launched in 2005, Google Maps has gained tremendous popularity in using multiple ways rather than just using it to reach from one point to another. Significant offerings of Google Maps are real-time traffic maps, satellite imagery, route planning via cars, bikes, public transport, and aerial photographs. Moreover, the massive usage of Google Maps is to find local restaurants and know more about them. If you want to find restaurant details on Google Maps, the best option is to scrape restaurant data from Google Maps.
Let's imagine you have shifted to a new city and need to learn about the nearby restaurants. All the data and valuable customer reviews are precious if you are looking to thrive in your restaurant business or are new. So, let's understand how Google Maps can provide restaurant details. The most general thing to perform is simply type 'restaurant' in Google Maps. It will give you n-numbers of the restaurants along with their budget. Along with it, you can also know the restaurant's opening hours.
Google Maps is one of the excellent tools that help generate business data and leads. Google Maps possess a data size of more than 20 Petabytes, mostly made from millions of small businesses across cities and towns. Near about 13% of all Google, searches are related to its maps. The complete user base and dataset help capture 65% of the navigation apps market. Data scraping Google Maps helps in collecting data resources from Google. Food Data Scrape is a well-known data scraping service provider that provides restaurant menu data scraping services to quickly and easily extract business details, reviews, etc., from Google Maps listings. The advanced Google Maps scraper works like a real user, thereby enabling one to extract all the essential data without any fat of getting blocked.
Let's understand the importance of Google Maps restaurant menu data scraping.

Importance of Scraping Google Maps Restaurant Data

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Google Maps restaurant data scraping is adhered to with multiple benefits. Listed below are some of the major points that describe the importance of Google Maps scraping:
Market Research: This is one of the most effective approaches that help companies solve problems via sentiment analysis. The Google Maps data scraping services can help companies bridge the gap between the customers, expectations, and market offerings. Fast food restaurants can use local business data to track the number of restaurants available in a particular area, the type of cuisine they offer, and customer reviews. Scraping and analyzing this data will help the restaurant owner to use the strategy that can help reap more benefits from the restaurant business and earn more profits. Let's take an example.
**Data aggregation :**Data aggregation is a significant step for any business to be concerned about the big picture and make strategic decisions. Web scraping Google Maps for local business data can help companies to understand and uncover any associated problem, open up the scope of new businesses, etc. It will thus open the corridor for several opportunities.
Data Sorting: The data in Google Maps comprise addresses, contact numbers, opening time, closing time, etc. Extracting this data using restaurant data scraping services helps to sort, rearrange, and analyze the data without hassles.
Lead Generation: Digging Google Maps via manual process to find a list of local businesses and their detailed information is daunting. Several data scraping companies scrape data from Google Maps using Google Maps extractor and collect a list of the leads that are authentic and ready to use.

List of Data Fields

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  • Restaurant Name
  • Complete Address
  • Establishment Type
  • Food Varieties
  • Ratings
  • Total Reviews
  • Price Range
  • Restaurant Timing
  • Contact Details
  • Temporary or Permanent Closed Status
  • Opening Hours
  • Reviewer Name
  • Reviewer ID
  • Website
  • Photos

Use of Data Extracted from Google Maps

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Nowadays, any business without a digital presence is known to be invisible. Google Maps is an accessible data repository for businesses and organizations. It significantly extracts data like email, addresses, phone numbers, reviews, etc. Below are a couple of examples that tell us how to use the extracted data:
To Generate Leads: Scrape food data with Google Maps scraping services to know more about the restaurants and their menus. Create your database for a targeted place or industry using emails, phone numbers, ratings, reviews, etc.
Monitor Brand Sentiment: Analyses the collected Google Maps reviews to understand the positive or negative customer sentiment. Leverage the benefit of Google Maps reviews scraper for scraping reviewer name, number of reviews, reviewer ID & URL, etc.
Generate a Potential Customer Base: Websites and contact information are dispersed all over the web. But trying to find out is extremely difficult. Google Maps is a perfect place that aggregates all the prospects together. Scrape data from Google Maps to create a solid customer base.
Monitor & Analyze Competitors Offers: Scrape Competitor's prices with offers and discounts and compare them with your marketing strategy. Strategize your strategy to offer your clients better service.
Stay Benefitted with Big Data: No matter if you are new to the business, scrape Google Maps restaurant data from your competitors site and expand the horizon of your business to get a strong foothold in the market.
Perform Product Search: Use Google Maps Restaurant scraper to search for the business offering the products you seek and choose the best options based on your requirements.
For more information, get in touch with Food Data Scrape now! You can also reach us for all your Food Data Scraping and Mobile Restaurant App Scraping service requirements.
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2023.05.23 01:18 AFlockOfTySegalls My wife and I just had the most indulgent long weekend in Chicago, thank you.

We landed on Thursday and got right at it. My body is feeling it but my heart and soul is happy.
Lunches
Dinners
Bars
Photo album
I feel like we ate and drank a lot in 3.5 days and none of it was out right terrible. It had been 11 years since I was last in your city and it was my wifes first trip. We had so much fun and we may make it an annual trip because we only scratched the surface!
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2023.05.22 22:02 Able_Possession8736 NFL Update: 05/15/2023 - 05/21/2023

Layout:
— Individual Team News + Stone’s Cold Takes
— Miscellaneous/Other NFL News
— Restaurant of the Week - Green Bay

Arizona Cardinals:
Not too much news out of the team this week. It will be interesting to see a new face punting the ball as Andy Lee has been there for the past 6 years. Less news from this organization is a good thing and hopefully it means that things are continuing to progress well with Murray’s rehab.
Atlanta Falcons:
Many folks were surprised that the Falcons were considering and ended up being one of the favorites to draft Bijan Robinson because of the great rookie year that Tyler Algeier had. Even though taking a running back at the 8th overall pick was early it does make sense when you think about how most teams have that have a good running game typically have a 1-2 punch. The Browns had Chubb and Kamara, Cowboys had Pollard and Elliott, Niners had McCaffrey and Mitchell, etc. It will be interesting to see how snaps are split here and hopefully how having each other will help lengthen their careers not having to run the ball an absurd amount of times per game.
Baltimore Ravens:
Clearly OBJ and Zay Flowers are hoping to change the stat about not having a pro bowl wide receiver and they should be able to help each other out. I am curious to know more about the Lamar Jackson comment and if he just considered joining another team or if he was actually in contact with a couple of other teams this offseason. There were the most rumors of him going to the Vikings or the Colts if he were to leave Baltimore before he signed his new contract.
Buffalo Bills:
We are still talking about Hopkins. It seems like people don’t want to let this one go. I don’t know if there is much truth to it still be something that could potentially happen or if it just keeps coming up still because it was such a hot topic a few weeks ago. In other news it will be fun to see TE Dalton Kincaid and how he gets used more as a weapon rather than a traditional tight end. I am wondering though if he will still get invited and be able to go to Tight End university because then he will be able to work QB Josh Allen even more who appears to be extremely excited about the addition to the team.
Carolina Panthers:
Not too much news here which is probably a good thing because it should allow QB Bryce Young to focus as much as he can. The organization seems to know what they are doing and if anyone can help a young quarterback to succeed this would be the staff and organization in my mind. They have great coaches, solid veterans in the locker room, and often are a team that doesn’t get too much media attention.
Chicago Bears:
It will be fun to see how joint practices go for the defenses of both teams because of the mobility of each quarterback. I know they probably won’t be allowed to take off and run really but will be good to see the quarterbacks working on their pocket presence and see how they do maybe when they have their legs taken away from them. WR Darnell Mooney does need to “ball out” this year because there are a lot more weapons in. Chicago now and he may end up being the odd man out if he can’t put together a good season.
Cincinnati Bengals:
I don’t expect Joe Burrow’s extension to get done until the very end of the offseason right before they have to report because that seems to be his agent’s style. Also, it would make sense that he tries to hold out and be the last one because he should get the most money. It will be interesting to see what his contract looks like because there have been a lot of rumors about him getting more money than anyone else and also being willing to take a very team friendly deal so that other guys can get paid as well. I wonder if they will try and sign him to something longer term so that they can kick out the cap hits for when the salary cap has increased. Will be interesting to see how it gets structured and how they are able to take care of his teammates that he is helping in their negotiations.
Cleveland Browns:
Obviously the biggest news here was the passing of all time great RB Jim Brown. He will definitely be remembered by many as one of if not the greatest running back of all time. Still on the topic of running backs the Browns have emerged as a team that could be interested in Ezekiel Elliott. I hadn’t thought about them before but I can actually see the fit here and think that they have done a good job keeping Chubb healthy and having a guy like Zeke as their #2 may continue that trend. Also, in my opinion it was much better for this team to get Za’Darius Smith rather than just sign Melvin Ingram. The fit and overall product will be much better with Smith at the end of the day.
Dallas Cowboys:
Good news for Cowboys fans that probably does not come as a surprise but WR Michael Gallup having nagging injuries last year definitely would explain why there was such a lack of production. Having him fully healthy alongside Lamb will be dangerous especially since this offense hasn’t struggled to put up a lot of points the past few seasons. I am excited to see what the new position will entail for Parsons and how he will be lining up. Wherever he ends up he will definitely be a difference maker.
Denver Broncos:
The Broncos are getting the best news possible when it comes to Javonte Williams over the past couple of months. It has sounded like the message has been pretty consistently that while no one wants to rush him, he will be back and ready for training camp. Having him available makes everyone’s lives easier, especially QB Russell Wilson’s. In the past Wilson has always thrived with a good run game and should make it easier for him to be able to take his deep shots like he used to do regularly in Seattle. The other bit I wanted to write about here is the potential interest in Jadeveon Clowney. I think Denver would be the perfect place for him in order to help bolster their d-line. HC Sean Payton would be good for him too because he wouldn’t let him get away with anything and there would be the expectation of hard work.
Detroit Lions:
Not too much news here but it sounds like things are progressing well for C Frank Ragnow. He almost the whole season after getting injured in game 1 of last year. Hopefully he can continue to progress well and that there won’t be any lingering long term effects.
Green Bay Packers:
I agree with them wanting to keep LB Quay Walker busy between snaps but part of it I think should just come naturally as he matures and get used to the NFL. It was not surprise to hear that the whole playbook will utilized with QB Jordan Love because this is not like some new rookie QB coming in like most folks end up with. He has had 2 years with the offense already so should know things about as well as anyone on the team.
Houston Texans:
Another interesting potential spot for Clowney. While I think HC DeMeco Ryans would be able to get the most out of him I would worry more about him here than if he was with Denver because I think as a young rebuilding team culture is more important and I would be unsure of the culture fit. At the end of the day talent is talent and maybe Ryans could unlock some of that potential that Clowney has flashed in the past.
Indianapolis Colts:
Great to hear that former WR and now coach Reggie Wayne will has more of a voice this year in meetings and with the team. Now the team needs to get him some more WRs to work with. The product on the field should be better this year though with Josh Downs now joining the room. Hopefully they can help bring QB Anthony Richardson along who appear to be progressing well according to some of his teammates including QB Gardner Minshew.
Jacksonville Jaguars:
Not much news here but would be good if they could find a way to get Jonah Williams away from the Bengals. I don’t feel like QB Trevor Lawrence should really count as a “dark horse” for MVP but can understand why he may get overlooked with some of the other marquee names and talents he has to go up against for the award.
Kansas City Chiefs:
Frank Clark has brought this up a couple times now. Feel like it definitely makes a return to KC a lot more difficult but I imagine the door has not closed completely on it. We shall see how things progress.
Las Vegas Raiders:
Interesting week for the Raiders. Fan favorite WR Hunter Renfrow appears to be someone that will no longer be with the team this year despite in my mind being Jimmy G’s kind of receiver. Also, WR Davante Adams is not happy with someone in the organization after openly criticizing the team’s direction this past week. I imagine it has to do more with Josh McDaniels than it does ownership/GM because he came out and praised them shortly after he spoke out but failed to mention his head coach. Hopefully whatever is going on gets worked out because this team has a lot of potential but needs to find a way to put it all together and win more of the close games this year.
Los Angeles Chargers:
The commute for players will be a lot shorter here soon. Th El Segundo practice facility will allow for folks to not have to pick whether they want to live close to the stadium or the practice facility. Signing DL Nick Williams was a good get and will add depth.
Los Angeles Rams:
Not much news here besides many folks criticizing QB Stetson Bennett for not having graduated after his extended amount of time in college. Check back next week for hopefully more news other than that.
Miami Dolphins:
Not much news here either. HC Mike McDaniel did a good job hyping up the Miami Heat fans though Sunday night as they took a 3-0 series lead. Looking forward to how he hypes this Dolphins team up as they take on what is likely the toughest division in football this year.
Minnesota Vikings:
Sure seems like things inevitably heading towards RB Dalvin Cook not being on the team next year. I feel like there is still a chance though it is via trade rather than him getting cut but we shall see. I think Alexander Mattison is a great back but there is definitely going to be a drop off in a running back play between him and Cook. I am all for them wanting to get Danielle Hunter taken care of. They need to keep him especially after all of the other defensive departures this year.
New England Patriots:
This offseason even though the division has gotten a lot tougher has been much more positive for the team. I really think most of the difference is just in having an actual offensive coordinator. RB Ty Montgomery would be fun to see as the 3rd down back and has showed flashes of greatness but has not really ever broken out enough to solidify himself as a key difference maker and go to guy. Belichick often finds ways though to make those types of guys key so could be an exciting year for him.
New Orleans Saints:
It is a good thing RB Kendre Miller thinks he can do the same things as RB Alvin Kamara because having them both along with Taysom Hill if that is the case would probably make this backfield the best in the NFL. It is amazing to see the progress of things with TE Foster Moreau’s turnaround from cancer diagnosis to potentially being ready for OTA’s. WR Michael Thomas being back by training camp would be huge and signing WR James Washington is definitely a nice to have. On the defensive side of the ball this team needs to get the extension done with DE Cameron Jordan because he is the heart and soul of the defense and they lost a couple key pieces this offseason.
New York Giants:
Not much news here this week. Brian Daboll being the one who initiated the trade to move up and get WR Jalin Hyatt is significant because he has been a good judge of talent in the past and typically knows who he wants. Hopefully Daniel Jones can establish himself more and figure out who is his go to #1 receiver on this team.
New York Jets:
Interesting how after some harsh criticism from Becton about coaches last year he is now more excited than ever for this season. Good to see that things are trending positively and it appears the whole team shares the same excitement thanks to the addition of Aaron Rodgers. Great job by the team to free up an additional almost $13m in cap space with Carl Lawson’s contract getting restructured. Haven’t heard about or from QB Zach Wilson since Rodgers joined which should be a good thing because it will let him develop out of the spotlight a bit.
Philadelphia Eagles:
I am sure a lot of Eagles fans were holding their breath when they heard the news about AJ Brown almost being hit by a car. Thankfully nothing happened and he is working on becoming a complete WR this offseason. Exciting to hear LB Nakobe Dean say the team is feeling more like the hunter than the hunted and that QB Jalen Hurts is only more motivated after his big contract. RT Lane Johnson being cleared is good news and means that the o-line will have its shutdown tackle back in place with plenty of time to spare.
Pittsburgh Steelers:
Made some good moves here extending Trubisky and signing back Rudolph. Those two are good veteran quarterbacks who shouldn’t distract Pickett and be good mentors. There aren’t going to be folks calling for them to come in and play unless things end up going really badly. Excited for the upcoming season and to see how Pickett has progressed.
San Francisco 49ers:
This week the praise was all for QB Trey Lance. The week started out with him being one of the two main quarterbacks that will be throwing at George Kittle’s tight end university in Tennessee and ended with glowing reviews about his tweaked throwing motion, work ethic, and character from coach Christensen who he has been working with in his workouts with Patrick Mahomes. Good to hear that RB Christian McCaffrey is as happy as can be pretty much with the Niners and exciting for the city that they will be most likely be getting the Super Bowl in 2026.
Seattle Seahawks:
To the surprise of no one it sounds like the Seahawks view Smith-Njigba more as a slot. I still see it being likely that he will primarily play slot but occasionally split out wide because they may want to put Lockett in the slot occasionally and/or see who Smith-Njigba handles being on the outside. Either way he should end up being a threat wherever he lines up.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Not much news out of here but it appears that most expect QB Baker Mayfield to win the starting job. We shall see then if the extremely confident Kade Warner is able to establish some early chemistry with Mayfield and find his way onto the field this season.
Tennessee Titans:
Exciting to see a lot of these XFL guys get signed to deals after having good years playing there. I am curious to see how things go with those players though and injuries because of how much later in the year things end compared to those players who are doing college ball. Hopefully there is no significant difference but definitely something to keep an eye on. Titans don’t appear to be messing around it sounds like as they are already putting in work with the intense workouts. Sounds like a similar philosophy to what was used in Detroit last year.
Washington Commanders:
Good to see some more football related news here this week with CB Emmanuel Forbes impressing in practice and them announcing that they will have joint practices with the Ravens. In other news it sounds like they will not face any penalties after their comments about Andrew Luck.

Miscellaneous/Other NFL News:

Restaurant of the Week: (Green Bay - Sammy's Pizza & Italian Restaurant)
I feel like good Italian food is just about unbeatable. This week from Green Bay where one may not be expecting to be getting good Italian, I give you Sammy’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant. Everything on the menu here is handmade and they have not changed the recipes since 1958. They have even brought in some machines that they use in from places like Rome. While their handmade pizza is their most popular thing I am sucker for some good gnocchi and here it will not disappoint! I prefer it with their homemade sausage but you cannot go wrong with their meatballs either. Another huge bonus is that it is located within 0.5 miles of the stadium making it an easy about 10 minute walk. They are open from 11am to 8pm on Sundays and 11am to 9pm every other day of the week. Now go get yourself some good Italian food and start planning your trip to go try this place.
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2023.05.22 20:21 GoldenAmmonite In praise of Bearwood food places

This weekend, Lightwoods Park hosted the Digbeth Dining Club. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the park was full of people enjoying street food, however I wanted to take the time to celebrate some of my food places in Bearwood.
  1. Tamu - a great Bearwood institution and probably the best tasting brunch in the whole of the West Midlands. Amazing food that looks like an Instagram daydream and tastes even better.
  2. A La Mexicana - a family-run Mexican restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food and plenty of tequila. It's a tiny place where the owners always make you feel welcome.
  3. Cody's- An Italian deli that sells amazing cheese, charcuterie, breads and antipasti. Never go there in a hurry, give yourself the luxury of time.
  4. Vaz - Fantastic Portuguese food and wine bar. Often has live music at the weekends
  5. Craft Bar - no food, but great Craft Beer and often does collaborations with Tamu.
  6. Cafe 520 - from handmade dumplings to huge plates of noodles, this tiny Chinese cafe is a great food place.
  7. Mi Tierra - Authentic South American Street food and grocery shop. The empanadas are seriously delicious and it is the only place I know that sells Inca Cola.
  8. Betty's Bake - Fridays are made for cake and Betty's Bakes sell tasty old school cakes right out their front garden.
  9. Twisty Pretzel - Romanian pretzels and baked good, made right in front of your eyes.
Edit - I forgot to add De La Vies, an Italian steakhouse on par with Fiesta Del Asado! You feel very fancy there and they do a very decent set menu Monday to Thursday.
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2023.05.22 18:10 iwaspoisoned-com Boston, Massachusetts - The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Boston Inspectional Services Department are investigating an emerging Salmonella outbreak linked to Los Amigos Taqueria located at 366 Washi... #salmonella

Boston, Massachusetts - The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Boston Inspectional Services Department are investigating an emerging Salmonella outbreak linked to Los Amigos Taqueria located at 366 Washi... #salmonella
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Boston Inspectional Services Department are investigating an emerging Salmonella outbreak linked to Los Amigos Taqueria located at 366 Washington Street in Brighton, affecting residents in the Brighton, Boston, and Greater Boston area. The BPHC urged residents who visited the Brighton location between May 12 and May 18 to monitor themselves for symptoms of Salmonella infection, including fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, and to contact a healthcare provider for an evaluation and testing if appropriate.
According to the news, this location in Brighton was closed on May 18. Additionally, there was another location in West Roxbury, that had its license to operate suspended following an inspection on Friday, May 19.
In case you are experiencing Salmonella symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.
Source: https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/local-restaurant-chain-has-2-boston-locations-shut-down-amid-investigation-into-salmonella-outbreak/KTI7PJCSO5G3BLZ6WJXK3LKPMU/
Read full report here
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2023.05.22 14:11 stonescoldtakes NFL Update: 05/15/2023 - 05/21/2023

Layout:
— Individual Team News + Stone’s Cold Takes
— Miscellaneous/Other NFL News
— Restaurant of the Week - Green Bay

Arizona Cardinals:
Not too much news out of the team this week. It will be interesting to see a new face punting the ball as Andy Lee has been there for the past 6 years. Less news from this organization is a good thing and hopefully it means that things are continuing to progress well with Murray’s rehab.
Atlanta Falcons:
Many folks were surprised that the Falcons were considering and ended up being one of the favorites to draft Bijan Robinson because of the great rookie year that Tyler Algeier had. Even though taking a running back at the 8th overall pick was early it does make sense when you think about how most teams have that have a good running game typically have a 1-2 punch. The Browns had Chubb and Kamara, Cowboys had Pollard and Elliott, Niners had McCaffrey and Mitchell, etc. It will be interesting to see how snaps are split here and hopefully how having each other will help lengthen their careers not having to run the ball an absurd amount of times per game.
Baltimore Ravens:
Clearly OBJ and Zay Flowers are hoping to change the stat about not having a pro bowl wide receiver and they should be able to help each other out. I am curious to know more about the Lamar Jackson comment and if he just considered joining another team or if he was actually in contact with a couple of other teams this offseason. There were the most rumors of him going to the Vikings or the Colts if he were to leave Baltimore before he signed his new contract.
Buffalo Bills:
We are still talking about Hopkins. It seems like people don’t want to let this one go. I don’t know if there is much truth to it still be something that could potentially happen or if it just keeps coming up still because it was such a hot topic a few weeks ago. In other news it will be fun to see TE Dalton Kincaid and how he gets used more as a weapon rather than a traditional tight end. I am wondering though if he will still get invited and be able to go to Tight End university because then he will be able to work QB Josh Allen even more who appears to be extremely excited about the addition to the team.
Carolina Panthers:
Not too much news here which is probably a good thing because it should allow QB Bryce Young to focus as much as he can. The organization seems to know what they are doing and if anyone can help a young quarterback to succeed this would be the staff and organization in my mind. They have great coaches, solid veterans in the locker room, and often are a team that doesn’t get too much media attention.
Chicago Bears:
It will be fun to see how joint practices go for the defenses of both teams because of the mobility of each quarterback. I know they probably won’t be allowed to take off and run really but will be good to see the quarterbacks working on their pocket presence and see how they do maybe when they have their legs taken away from them. WR Darnell Mooney does need to “ball out” this year because there are a lot more weapons in. Chicago now and he may end up being the odd man out if he can’t put together a good season.
Cincinnati Bengals:
I don’t expect Joe Burrow’s extension to get done until the very end of the offseason right before they have to report because that seems to be his agent’s style. Also, it would make sense that he tries to hold out and be the last one because he should get the most money. It will be interesting to see what his contract looks like because there have been a lot of rumors about him getting more money than anyone else and also being willing to take a very team friendly deal so that other guys can get paid as well. I wonder if they will try and sign him to something longer term so that they can kick out the cap hits for when the salary cap has increased. Will be interesting to see how it gets structured and how they are able to take care of his teammates that he is helping in their negotiations.
Cleveland Browns:
Obviously the biggest news here was the passing of all time great RB Jim Brown. He will definitely be remembered by many as one of if not the greatest running back of all time. Still on the topic of running backs the Browns have emerged as a team that could be interested in Ezekiel Elliott. I hadn’t thought about them before but I can actually see the fit here and think that they have done a good job keeping Chubb healthy and having a guy like Zeke as their #2 may continue that trend. Also, in my opinion it was much better for this team to get Za’Darius Smith rather than just sign Melvin Ingram. The fit and overall product will be much better with Smith at the end of the day.
Dallas Cowboys:
Good news for Cowboys fans that probably does not come as a surprise but WR Michael Gallup having nagging injuries last year definitely would explain why there was such a lack of production. Having him fully healthy alongside Lamb will be dangerous especially since this offense hasn’t struggled to put up a lot of points the past few seasons. I am excited to see what the new position will entail for Parsons and how he will be lining up. Wherever he ends up he will definitely be a difference maker.
Denver Broncos:
The Broncos are getting the best news possible when it comes to Javonte Williams over the past couple of months. It has sounded like the message has been pretty consistently that while no one wants to rush him, he will be back and ready for training camp. Having him available makes everyone’s lives easier, especially QB Russell Wilson’s. In the past Wilson has always thrived with a good run game and should make it easier for him to be able to take his deep shots like he used to do regularly in Seattle. The other bit I wanted to write about here is the potential interest in Jadeveon Clowney. I think Denver would be the perfect place for him in order to help bolster their d-line. HC Sean Payton would be good for him too because he wouldn’t let him get away with anything and there would be the expectation of hard work.
Detroit Lions:
Not too much news here but it sounds like things are progressing well for C Frank Ragnow. He almost the whole season after getting injured in game 1 of last year. Hopefully he can continue to progress well and that there won’t be any lingering long term effects.
Green Bay Packers:
I agree with them wanting to keep LB Quay Walker busy between snaps but part of it I think should just come naturally as he matures and get used to the NFL. It was not surprise to hear that the whole playbook will utilized with QB Jordan Love because this is not like some new rookie QB coming in like most folks end up with. He has had 2 years with the offense already so should know things about as well as anyone on the team.
Houston Texans:
Another interesting potential spot for Clowney. While I think HC DeMeco Ryans would be able to get the most out of him I would worry more about him here than if he was with Denver because I think as a young rebuilding team culture is more important and I would be unsure of the culture fit. At the end of the day talent is talent and maybe Ryans could unlock some of that potential that Clowney has flashed in the past.
Indianapolis Colts:
Great to hear that former WR and now coach Reggie Wayne will has more of a voice this year in meetings and with the team. Now the team needs to get him some more WRs to work with. The product on the field should be better this year though with Josh Downs now joining the room. Hopefully they can help bring QB Anthony Richardson along who appear to be progressing well according to some of his teammates including QB Gardner Minshew.
Jacksonville Jaguars:
Not much news here but would be good if they could find a way to get Jonah Williams away from the Bengals. I don’t feel like QB Trevor Lawrence should really count as a “dark horse” for MVP but can understand why he may get overlooked with some of the other marquee names and talents he has to go up against for the award.
Kansas City Chiefs:
Frank Clark has brought this up a couple times now. Feel like it definitely makes a return to KC a lot more difficult but I imagine the door has not closed completely on it. We shall see how things progress.
Las Vegas Raiders:
Interesting week for the Raiders. Fan favorite WR Hunter Renfrow appears to be someone that will no longer be with the team this year despite in my mind being Jimmy G’s kind of receiver. Also, WR Davante Adams is not happy with someone in the organization after openly criticizing the team’s direction this past week. I imagine it has to do more with Josh McDaniels than it does ownership/GM because he came out and praised them shortly after he spoke out but failed to mention his head coach. Hopefully whatever is going on gets worked out because this team has a lot of potential but needs to find a way to put it all together and win more of the close games this year.
Los Angeles Chargers:
The commute for players will be a lot shorter here soon. Th El Segundo practice facility will allow for folks to not have to pick whether they want to live close to the stadium or the practice facility. Signing DL Nick Williams was a good get and will add depth.
Los Angeles Rams:
Not much news here besides many folks criticizing QB Stetson Bennett for not having graduated after his extended amount of time in college. Check back next week for hopefully more news other than that.
Miami Dolphins:
Not much news here either. HC Mike McDaniel did a good job hyping up the Miami Heat fans though Sunday night as they took a 3-0 series lead. Looking forward to how he hypes this Dolphins team up as they take on what is likely the toughest division in football this year.
Minnesota Vikings:
Sure seems like things inevitably heading towards RB Dalvin Cook not being on the team next year. I feel like there is still a chance though it is via trade rather than him getting cut but we shall see. I think Alexander Mattison is a great back but there is definitely going to be a drop off in a running back play between him and Cook. I am all for them wanting to get Danielle Hunter taken care of. They need to keep him especially after all of the other defensive departures this year.
New England Patriots:
This offseason even though the division has gotten a lot tougher has been much more positive for the team. I really think most of the difference is just in having an actual offensive coordinator. RB Ty Montgomery would be fun to see as the 3rd down back and has showed flashes of greatness but has not really ever broken out enough to solidify himself as a key difference maker and go to guy. Belichick often finds ways though to make those types of guys key so could be an exciting year for him.
New Orleans Saints:
It is a good thing RB Kendre Miller thinks he can do the same things as RB Alvin Kamara because having them both along with Taysom Hill if that is the case would probably make this backfield the best in the NFL. It is amazing to see the progress of things with TE Foster Moreau’s turnaround from cancer diagnosis to potentially being ready for OTA’s. WR Michael Thomas being back by training camp would be huge and signing WR James Washington is definitely a nice to have. On the defensive side of the ball this team needs to get the extension done with DE Cameron Jordan because he is the heart and soul of the defense and they lost a couple key pieces this offseason.
New York Giants:
Not much news here this week. Brian Daboll being the one who initiated the trade to move up and get WR Jalin Hyatt is significant because he has been a good judge of talent in the past and typically knows who he wants. Hopefully Daniel Jones can establish himself more and figure out who is his go to #1 receiver on this team.
New York Jets:
Interesting how after some harsh criticism from Becton about coaches last year he is now more excited than ever for this season. Good to see that things are trending positively and it appears the whole team shares the same excitement thanks to the addition of Aaron Rodgers. Great job by the team to free up an additional almost $13m in cap space with Carl Lawson’s contract getting restructured. Haven’t heard about or from QB Zach Wilson since Rodgers joined which should be a good thing because it will let him develop out of the spotlight a bit.
Philadelphia Eagles:
I am sure a lot of Eagles fans were holding their breath when they heard the news about AJ Brown almost being hit by a car. Thankfully nothing happened and he is working on becoming a complete WR this offseason. Exciting to hear LB Nakobe Dean say the team is feeling more like the hunter than the hunted and that QB Jalen Hurts is only more motivated after his big contract. RT Lane Johnson being cleared is good news and means that the o-line will have its shutdown tackle back in place with plenty of time to spare.
Pittsburgh Steelers:
Made some good moves here extending Trubisky and signing back Rudolph. Those two are good veteran quarterbacks who shouldn’t distract Pickett and be good mentors. There aren’t going to be folks calling for them to come in and play unless things end up going really badly. Excited for the upcoming season and to see how Pickett has progressed.
San Francisco 49ers:
This week the praise was all for QB Trey Lance. The week started out with him being one of the two main quarterbacks that will be throwing at George Kittle’s tight end university in Tennessee and ended with glowing reviews about his tweaked throwing motion, work ethic, and character from coach Christensen who he has been working with in his workouts with Patrick Mahomes. Good to hear that RB Christian McCaffrey is as happy as can be pretty much with the Niners and exciting for the city that they will be most likely be getting the Super Bowl in 2026.
Seattle Seahawks:
To the surprise of no one it sounds like the Seahawks view Smith-Njigba more as a slot. I still see it being likely that he will primarily play slot but occasionally split out wide because they may want to put Lockett in the slot occasionally and/or see who Smith-Njigba handles being on the outside. Either way he should end up being a threat wherever he lines up.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Not much news out of here but it appears that most expect QB Baker Mayfield to win the starting job. We shall see then if the extremely confident Kade Warner is able to establish some early chemistry with Mayfield and find his way onto the field this season.
Tennessee Titans:
Exciting to see a lot of these XFL guys get signed to deals after having good years playing there. I am curious to see how things go with those players though and injuries because of how much later in the year things end compared to those players who are doing college ball. Hopefully there is no significant difference but definitely something to keep an eye on. Titans don’t appear to be messing around it sounds like as they are already putting in work with the intense workouts. Sounds like a similar philosophy to what was used in Detroit last year.
Washington Commanders:
Good to see some more football related news here this week with CB Emmanuel Forbes impressing in practice and them announcing that they will have joint practices with the Ravens. In other news it sounds like they will not face any penalties after their comments about Andrew Luck.

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Restaurant of the Week: (Green Bay - Sammy's Pizza & Italian Restaurant)
I feel like good Italian food is just about unbeatable. This week from Green Bay where one may not be expecting to be getting good Italian, I give you Sammy’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant. Everything on the menu here is handmade and they have not changed the recipes since 1958. They have even brought in some machines that they use in from places like Rome. While their handmade pizza is their most popular thing I am sucker for some good gnocchi and here it will not disappoint! I prefer it with their homemade sausage but you cannot go wrong with their meatballs either. Another huge bonus is that it is located within 0.5 miles of the stadium making it an easy about 10 minute walk. They are open from 11am to 8pm on Sundays and 11am to 9pm every other day of the week. Now go get yourself some good Italian food and start planning your trip to go try this place.
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2023.05.20 22:42 Relative-Leather-272 restaurant delivery?

do any asian/mexican restaurants in los alamos do delivery?
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2023.05.20 21:04 LifeCracker We Tried the NEW MENU at a Disney World Mexican Restaurant. Is It a Hit or a Miss?

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2023.05.20 15:48 Ordinary_City1464 Best Restaurant on Cabrillo Boulevard?

Here’s a list of the restaurants starting from the Bird Refuge to the HarboShoreline:
(Los Platos Way) Stella Marie’s
(Cabrillo Boulevard) Reunion Kitchen + Drink Costa Kitchen (MarMonte hotel) Cafe Lido (MarMonte hotel) Convivo (SB Inn hotel) Cafe Los Arcos (Hilton hotel) The Roundhouse (Hilton hotel) The Set (Hilton hotel) SB FisHouse Flor De Maiz Oku Bluewater Grill Jeannine’s Chads Toma
(Stearns Warf) SB Shellfish Company Moby Dick Char West Longboards The Harbor Restaurant
(Shoreline) Hotdog Mini Mart (harbor parking lot) Breakwater Anchor Rose Brophy Brothers Sushi Go Go On The Alley Shoreline Beach Cafe
After listing all these I find it hard to pick a best of the beach restaurant. Reunion, Flor De Maiz, SB FisHouse and Convivo are all incredible and I could order anything off the menu at these places and be so happy. I think Brophys may have the best view, but Shoreline has the only service on the sand. What is your favorite of the above listed? (Did I miss something on Cabrillo/Shoreline?)
Do you have a favorite meal at one of these places?
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2023.05.19 04:23 Agirlinathensga Garfia's

While I know that Winterville is not Athens, it is still in Clarke Co so I hope it's okay to post this. Garfia's is the new Mexican restaurant that went in where Wok Star used to be. They had a soft opening on Monday and were slammed, which is awesome. We got food and everyone loved everything they got, even my very picky 7 y/o nephew. Prices are inline with La Parilla and other Mexican restaurants. Kids meals are $6.75 and I think they have 6 or so to choose from. They also have a "BAR". It's just beer and wine but, they have beers on tap and in the bottle. I know they have Los Bravos and Dos Equis and I think Bud Light. The interior has been completely remodeled and they have 11 booths inside and some tables outside as well. Y'all should go give it try when you can. They are still working out the quinks but it was really good.
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