Art, I didn't want to assume who was behind it. So far, no one organization has stepped up and actually claimed credit for that "petition." I can say which distributor(s) were at the root of the e-mail chain that tipped me off to this story: Caffee out of Greensboro, and Carolina Premium out of Charlotte. I don't want to say if they're behind this, because I honestly don't know yet. But if it quacks like a duck...
Silly me, I should have actually looked at the petition's website. It's clear who is behind it --
"544 of those workers are employed at the state’s largest brewery—the MillerCoors plant in Eden where fulltime wages and benefits average $85,000. Another 5,600 N.C. workers are directly employed by independent beer distributors. The distributor employees have fulltime jobs with highly competitive wages and benefits averaging $71,000."
So yeah, it is (1) the macrobrewers *AND* (2) the large, non-craft distributors. Something the author would have been wise to point out in his article. And this further calls into question the integrity of the people behind the petition. The bills aren't about stifling the growth of homegrown breweries, it's about making life more difficult/expensive for the local breweries in favor of BMC and the distributors. F*** THEM.
So, if the local breweries aren't behind the petition/website -- and you rightly point out how that is unlikely -- who *is* behind the petition/website? My money is on either (1) AB Inbev and its fellow macrobrewers, and/or (2) the large, non-craft distributors.
There's going to be a 5k race at Olde Mecklenburg on September 6th called the Growler Gallop. Winners get a growler of beer.
I watched your program with interest until I saw you pour the vegetable cooking oil from the fried chicken into the large sink. As a property owner of rental units, I was appalled knowing what the grease would do to the plumbing as it goes from a liquid to a solid as the grease cools. Please do not perpetuate doing this in the future for novice cooks to replicate.
+ meant to add: maybe we can turn hershey around!
Hi, glad to have stumbled on this, such an important issue! I hope you'll write about it again. :)
Gotta hope that I'm not the only one thinking "upscale casual"?? In plaza midwood?? Puh-lease!!!
I hope they decide to serve papa rellena,empanadas, Jamaican patties and coladas.
Ponycarfan raises a good question: what's gonna happen to the Penguin sign? Do you know, Kim?
I feel slightly responsible for the Thomas Street Tavern name, not sure how that happened, I was only a helper so I can't remember exactly how it got that name but I know I was working on the menu and stuff back then with the original people (could still be the same people I have no idea) in the rubble of the post office. I never thought about it though until I read this lol. Looking forward to Comida my favorite food in the world.
She should auction-off the sign for charity
Oh, someone should let Thomas Street Tavern know ... Thanks @Tommy Brill.
It's Thomas AVENUE, not street.
Cheers to the people who say "let's put our life savings on the line and do this thing" . Welcome to the 'hood' Comida.
@RIPCopyEditing I guess we were a little excited and published too quickly. Thanks for the heads up.
Typo in the subhead - should be Comida, not Comdia.
How wonderful! This is great news. I really like that the produce will be locally farmed.
love it !
To everyone with questions about fiber in juicing or including fruit-- it is fine to use a blender in some cases, especially if the vegetable contains mostly soluble fiber or you are throwing in a few good fruits (which typically contain more soluble fiber than leafy greens). The juicing process keeps most of the soluble fiber from the vegetables intact, it just removes the insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber slows digestion just enough to let your body completely absorb all those important nutrients. Leafy greens like the ones in green juice contain a lot of insoluble fiber which at times can push it through your system too fast for you to get the important nutrients. That's why juicing is good. It is an abundance of insoluble fiber that you should watch out for-- since your body cannot digest it, it quickly goes through your system resulting in faster bowel movements, but less time for your body to absorb those important vitamins and minerals. It is not always a bad thing though-- especially if you are constipated it can be a quick fix. So if you are juicing mainly vegetables and can't stand the taste, throwing in a few low sugar fruits with high soluble fiber can be tastier and more beneficial. Or if you are blending your fruits and veggies rather than juicing, make sure you have more soluble fiber rich items than insoluble.
If you are accustomed to the taste of veggies, then by all means, follow Vani's suggestions to a T because it is definitely valuable information. Just remember to always do your research and to keep both sources of fiber in your diet in some form for a healthy digestive system.
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