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    Pat's Steaks

    Pat's Steaks

    Pat's King of Steaks (also known as Pat's Steaks) is a Philadelphia restaurant specializing in cheesesteaks, and located at the intersection of South 9th Street, Wharton Street and East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia, directly across the street from rival Geno's Steaks. It was founded in 1930 by the Olivieri brothers, who are credited with the creation of the Philly Cheesesteak. Pat's King of Steaks was founded by Pat and Harry Olivieri in 1930. The brothers were generally credited as the 1933 co-creators of the Philly Cheesesteak. In 1930, the brothers opened a hot dog stall at the corners of 9th Street, Wharton Street and Passyunk Avenue. In 1933, as the family relates the story, the brothers were working their stand when they decided to try something different for lunch. Pat Olivieri sent Harry Olivieri to the market for some inexpensive steak. The brothers thinly sliced the steak, then grilled it along with some chopped onions. The aroma attracted a cabdriver who was a regular customer; he asked to try the dish which the brothers called a steak sandwich. Pat sold him the sandwich for ten cents. Soon after, the brothers started selling steak sandwiches instead of hot
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    Zara

    Zara

    • In shopping center: Dolce Vita Tejo
    Zara (Spanish: [ˈθaɾa]) is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Arteixo, Galicia, and founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. It is the flagship chain store of the Inditex group; the fashion group also owns brands such as Massimo Dutti, Pull and Bear, Oysho, Uterqüe, Stradivarius and Bershka. It is claimed that Zara needs just two weeks to develop a new product and get it to stores, compared to the six-month industry average, and launches around 10,000 new designs each year. Zara has resisted the industry-wide trend towards transferring fast fashion production to low-cost countries. Perhaps its most unusual strategy was its policy of zero advertising; the company preferred to invest a percentage of revenues in opening new stores instead. This has increased the idea of Zara as a "fashion imitator" company and low cost products. Lack of advertisement is also in contrast to direct competitors such as Uniqlo and United Colors of Benetton. Zara was described by Louis Vuitton Fashion Director Daniel Piette as "possibly the most innovative and devastating retailer in the world." Zara has also been described as a "Spanish success story" by CNN. The founder of
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    7 votes
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    House of Blues

    House of Blues

    House of Blues is a chain of 13 live music concert halls and restaurants in major markets throughout the United States. House of Blues first location was in Cambridge's Harvard Square. It was opened in 1992 by Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, and Dan Aykroyd, star of The Blues Brothers. House of Blues is considered a major venue for touring bands. The first House of Blues opened its doors on November 26, 1992 in the Harvard Square commercial district and retail area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was originally financed by Dan Aykroyd, Aerosmith, Paul Shaffer, River Phoenix, James Belushi and Harvard University among others. This original location has since closed. However, the hands-in-concrete driveway where members of the Blues Brothers and others left their mark, still remains. Dan Aykroyd and James Belushi remain closely associated with the brand and are present for most openings, most recently attending and performing at the Grand Opening Celebrations of both the Houston and the Boston Houses of Blues. On July 5, 2006, Live Nation, the largest live entertainment company, acquired House of Blues. As a division of Live Nation, the company currently
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    6 votes
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    Randy's Donuts

    Randy's Donuts

    Randy's Donuts is a landmark building in Inglewood, California, near Los Angeles International Airport, in a style that dates to a period in the early 20th Century that saw a proliferation of programmatic architecture throughout Southern California. This style had its heyday from the mid 1920s to the mid 1930s. By the 1950s however, the trend of designing structures in the shape of the product sold there had changed to focus on signs rather than architecture itself. In the case of Randy's, the product in question is represented by a giant donut on the roof of an otherwise ordinary drive-in that is a dedicated doughnut bakery. The building was designed by Henry J. Goodwin. There are actually two different sized donuts. Most locations used a 32 1/5 ft in diameter version that straddles the building and is aimed at the intersection. In "Roadside Giants" by Brian and Sarah Butko, the Weintraubs climbed on top of the donut with a tape measure and confirmed this for the authors. The Bellflower and Reseda locations, however, feature a small version of the donut on a pole out in front the building. This may be 23 feet in diameter, as is widely reported. The 24-hour drive-in is located at
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    6 votes
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    Lotteria

    Lotteria

    Lotteria is a chain of fast-food restaurants headquartered in Japan and with branches in South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. It takes its name from its parent company, Lotte. Lotteria opened its first shop in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan in September 1972. The company was founded on February 1972 in Tokyo, Japan by a South Korean Shin Jun Ho. After that, the company was established in South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam. The first restaurant in South Korea opened in Seoul on 1979, and currently Lotteria in South Korea is more popular than in Japan. As for Taiwan, the first restaurant opened in Taipei in 1986, though the chain withdrew from Taiwan during the 1990s. The first Lotteria outlets opened in Nihonbashi, Ueno, and Yokohama in September 1972. Lotteria sells hamburgers, cheese burgers, teriyaki burgers, and so on. Their Shrimp burger is popular and is an original burger of Lotteria, first made in 1977. Lotteria in Japan restructured its management in 2005. It appointed Genichi Tamatsuka, former president of the Fast Retailing Co. (which operates the Uniqlo brand), as its chairman and CEO. The appointment was an outgrowth of a previous contract with Revamp Corp, a
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    6 votes
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    Maryland

    Maryland

    • Parent organization: The Academic Advantage
    Maryland (/ˈmɛrɨlənd/) is a U.S. state located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution, and has three occasionally used nicknames: the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. Maryland is the 9th smallest state by area, but the 19th most populous and the 5th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's most populated city is Baltimore and its capital Annapolis. It was named after Queen Henrietta Maria. Of the 50 states Maryland has the highest median household income, making it the wealthiest state in the nation. Maryland has an area of 12,406.68 square miles (32,133.2 km) and is comparable in overall area with the European country of Belgium (11,787 square miles (30,530 km)). It is the 42nd largest/9th smallest state, and is closest in size to Hawaii (10,930.98 square miles (28,311.1 km)), the next smallest state. The next largest state, Maryland's neighbor West Virginia, is almost twice the size of Maryland (24,229.76 square
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    6 votes
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    Gus's

    Gus's

    Gus's cafe is a well-known cafe located in Civic, Canberra, Australia. It opened in 1969 and later became the first outdoor pavement cafe in Canberra. It is one of the oldest and best known cafes in Canberra and one of the first European-style cafes in Australia. It has both outdoor and indoor dining areas. The cafe was established by Augustin 'Gus' Petersilka (1919–1994) who emigrated to Australia from Austria in 1951, and arrived in Canberra in 1962. Petersilka had difficulties with introducing this new style of dining to Canberra as it was against the regulations of the time for people to sit outside in a cafe or restaurant and he had several well-publicised clashes with bureaucrats. A plaque on the pavement outside Gus's cafe marks the occasion of Gus Petersilka being made the Canberran of the Year for 1978. It reads: Petersilka was commemorated on 14 November 2002, by having a street named after him in the Canberra district of Gungahlin. On 9 March 2012 Gus's was closed down by the ACT Health Directorate for serious food safety breaches and risks to the public.
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    6 votes
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    Crown Burgers

    Crown Burgers

    Crown Burgers is a small hamburger fast food restaurant chain based in Salt Lake City, Utah started in 1978 by John & Rula Katzourakis and Nick Katsanevas (Rula’s brother). The chain's signature burger is the "Crown Burger," a cheeseburger which, in addition to the char-broiled patty, is piled high with hot pastrami. Crown Burgers' pastrami burger has been widely imitated and has become a staple of restaurant cuisine in Salt Lake City. In 2004, Carl's Jr. released a very similar burger called the "Pastrami Burger." Crown Burgers offers other fast food fare as well, such as beef burritos, hot pastrami sandwiches, steak sandwiches, gyros, fishburgers, fries, onion rings, and other burgers. Crown Burgers also carries its own version of the regional condiment fry sauce, a combination of ketchup, mayonnaise and spices. Their primary location is decorated like a European hunting lodge, complete with a large fireplace, inviting fireside chats. Other locations have a medieval theme complete with tapestries and heavy iron chandeliers. Like most other fast-food restaurants, customers place orders at a counter and pick up paper-wrapped food when their numbers are called. From the counter,
    7.33
    6 votes
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    Wente Vineyards

    Wente Vineyards

    Wente Vineyards is a winery in Livermore, California and holds the distinction of being "the oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in California." The Wente Estate is registered as California Historical Landmark #957. Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously-operated, family-owned winery in the country; owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery draws from nearly 3,000 acres of Estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Wente Vineyards is distributed in all 50 states and in over 70 countries worldwide. In 2010, Wente Vineyards was among the first wineries to receive the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation, and one of the only wineries to certify every aspect of its business. In 2011, Wente Family Estates was named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and a top 30 wine company by Wine Business Monthly. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings to California. Today, a majority of all California Chardonnays derive from the Wente
    7.33
    6 votes
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    Blue Bayou Restaurant

    Blue Bayou Restaurant

    Blue Bayou is a full-service New Orleans/Cajun-style restaurant renowned for its unusual ambiance. Restaurants are located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland, in Chiba, Japan. Guests wishing to dine at the restaurant are advised to make reservations at least a day in advance. At Disneyland, particularly during the 4:00pm to 8:00pm dinner rush, reservations 1 week in advance are advisable. The restaurant is built within the same show building that houses part of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, with parts of the ride even taking place beneath the restaurant. Although seated in a large, enclosed building, diners experience the illusion of eating in an outdoor restaurant at nighttime. This effect is achieved through the use of a dark and distant ceiling, air conditioning, and carefully coordinated lighting. The theming is intensified by the sounds of crickets and frogs, the meandering glow of fireflies, and projection effects above that imitate the night sky. The restaurant is also popular for offering a view of the beginning portion of Pirates of the Caribbean. Guests can see the riders floating by in their boats, and the riders can
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Byington Vineyard

    Byington Vineyard

    Byington Vineyard is a 95 acres (0.38 km) vineyard and winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA above Silicon Valley in California as well as 234 acres (0.95 km) of vineyard near Paso Robles, California. In 1958, Bill and Mary Byington, purchased 95 acres (0.38 km) surrounded by redwood forests as a family retreat. In the early 1970s, a well-known Santa Cruz Mountains winemaker approached the family, wanting to lease a portion of their land for vineyards. Almost 20 years after leaving his family farm in Idaho, Bill planted nine acres (36,000 m²) of pinot noir on the southernmost tip of the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains terrain. Byington Vineyard & Winery was established with its vintage 1987 release. Byington purchases grapes from the west side of Paso Robles. Paso Robles is home to a thriving variety of grapes resulting from its varied soil composition and diverse microclimates. The Byingtons will be dedicating the land primarily to Bordeaux varieties, while experimenting with Rhone varieties. Currently Byington produces several wine varietals, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Alliage.
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Bar mleczny

    Bar mleczny

    A bar mleczny—literally "milk bar" in Polish (though not to be confused with the Australian milk bar)—is a Polish form of cafeteria. The first typical milk bar "Mleczarnia Nadświdrzańska" was established in 1896 in Warsaw by Stanisław Dłużewski, a member of Polish landed gentry. Milk bars offered not only milk-based food, but also traditional cuisine meals (however, milk products were the foundation of the menu). The commercial success of the first milk bars encouraged other businessmen to copy this type of restaurant. As Poland regained her independence after World War I, milk bars appeared in most of the country. They offered relatively cheap, but nourishing food, and as such, achieved even more prominence during the economic depression in the 1930s. The role of cheap restaurants carried through World War II. After the fall of German Nazi regime, Poland become a communist state, and a satellite of the Soviet Union. The majority of the population was poor, contrary to official propaganda, and expensive and even moderately-priced restaurants were derided as "capitalist". During the post-war years, most restaurants were nationalized and then closed down by the communist authorities.
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    7 votes
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    Moshulu

    Moshulu

    Moshulu (ex Kurt) is a four-masted steel barque built by William Hamilton on the River Clyde in Scotland in 1904, and currently a floating restaurant docked in Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. Originally named Kurt after Dr. Kurt Siemers, director general and president of the Hamburg shipping company G. H. J. Siemers & Co., she was, along with her sistership Hans, one of the last four-masted steel barques to be built on the Clyde, (Archibald Russell was launched in 1905). Constructed for G. H. J. Siemers & Co. to be used in the nitrate trade, at a cost of £36,000, she was launched in 1904. Her first master was Captain Christian Schütt, followed by Captain Wolfgang H. G. Tönissen in 1908 who made a fast voyage from Newcastle, Australia, to Valparaíso with a cargo of coal in 31 days. Between 1904 and 1914, under German ownership, Kurt shipped coal from Wales to South America, nitrate from Chile to Germany, coal from Australia to Chile, and coke and patent fuel from Germany to Santa Rosalía, Mexico. On the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Kurt was sailed to Oregon under the command of Captain Tönissen, then laid up in Astoria until being seized when the United States entered the war in
    6.00
    7 votes
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    Boston Pizza

    Boston Pizza

    Boston Pizza (also known as BP and, in the United States and Mexico, as Boston's The Gourmet Pizza) is a Canadian-based restaurant chain which owns and franchises locations in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Boston Pizza began in Edmonton, Alberta on August 12, 1964 when Greek immigrant Gus Agioritis opened Boston Pizza and Spaghetti House. By 1970, Boston Pizza had 17 locations in Western Canada, 15 of which were franchised. One of the first franchisees was Jim Treliving, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. In 1968 he had noticed the growing popularity of Boston Pizza and purchased the rights to open a restaurant in Penticton, British Columbia. While in Penticton he met up with George Melville who was a chartered accountant. He acted as Treliving's business consultant for four years then in 1973 became Treliving's partner in the business. Over 10 years, they built 16 restaurants in BC. In 1983, Treliving and Melville acquired the Boston Pizza chain from then owner Ron Coyle, who had acquired the company from Agioritis in 1978. The two divested 15 of their restaurants to other franchisees, converted one restaurant to a corporate training restaurant and set about
    6.67
    6 votes
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    White Spot

    White Spot

    White Spot is a Canadian restaurant chain based in Vancouver, British Columbia, best known for its hamburgers, Pirate Pak children's meal and burger sauce. Some locations have carhop drive-in service. The restaurant was founded on June 16, 1928, by Nat Bailey. His first idea for a name for the eatery had been Granville Barbecue, but Nat instead took the advice of a friend who suggested he call it White Spot after a restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California—in part because the name sounded spotless and clean. The original White Spot was located in the Marpole neighbourhood, at 67th and Granville Street, at what would be known as Granville House, in Vancouver. The restaurant was called White Spot Barbecue Sandwiches, evolving into a drive-in and dining room. By the 1990s, some White Spot Drive-ins were phased out due to an increase in franchise restaurants and a gradual decrease in popularity of drive-in's. Granville House was a popular dining spot until 1988 when a fire in the kitchen damaged the building. The restaurant closed permanently at that location shortly thereafter, despite some talk of rebuilding. The carhop drive-in service began further west, at a
    6.67
    6 votes
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    Dick's Drive-In

    Dick's Drive-In

    Dick's Drive-In, or simply Dick's, is a fast-food restaurant chain in the Seattle, Washington area. Founders Dick Spady, H. Warren Ghormley, and Dr. B. O. A. Thomas opened the first Dick's in 1954 in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood, on N.E. 45th Street. In 1955, a second Dick's was opened in Seattle's Capitol Hill district. This was followed by a third in 1960 in the Ballard neighborhood, a 4th in 1963 in Lake City, a fifth in Queen Anne in 1974. In September 2010, it was announced that Dick's was planning on opening a new sixth location in the Seattle area and that an online poll on their website would determine the new location. After a few weeks of polling, the area north of Seattle won the right for a new Dick's Drive-In. On October 15, 2010, Dick's officials announced the new location to be in Edmonds on the corner of Hwy 99 and 220th St. All but the Queen Anne location are without customer seating. The Queen Anne location has indoor tables and no drive-in. The restaurants only accept cash; there are no ways to use electronic forms of payment. The simple menu has changed little over time. It features fast-food staples such as hamburgers, hand-cut french fries, and
    7.60
    5 votes
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    London Astoria

    London Astoria

    The London Astoria was a music venue, located at 157 Charing Cross Road, in London, England. It had been leased and run by Festival Republic since 2000. It was closed on 15 January 2009 and has since been demolished. The venue is still seen today as an iconic music establishment, due to launching the careers of many British rock bands and the UK success of many international acts. Originally a warehouse during the 1920s, the building became a cinema and ballroom. The building was converted for use as a theatre in the 1970s. After further conversion, the building re-opened in the mid 1980s, as a night club and live music venue for well known musical acts. In 2009, the venue closed for the last time to make way for development of the Crossrail project. The Astoria was built on the site of a former Crosse & Blackwell warehouse and opened in 1927 as a cinema. It was designed by Edward A. Stone, who also designed subsequent Astoria venues at Brixton (now the Brixton Academy), Old Kent Road, Finsbury Park and Streatham. When first constructed, the building was four storeys tall with a decorative frieze cornice surrounding its exterior. The original interior was styled as a square
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Noida

    Noida

    • Parent organization: PageTraffic
    Noida (Hindi: नोएडा, Urdu: نوئڈا, transliteration: Noeḍā), short for the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is an area in India under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA). Noida came into administrative existence on 17 April 1976 and celebrates 17 April as "Noida Day". It was set up as part of an urbanization thrust during the controversial Emergency period (1975–1977). The city was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act. It is also the location of the Noida Film City. Noida is located in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state. The district's administrative headquarters are in the nearby town of Greater Noida. However, the district's highest government official, the District Magistrate (DM), resides in Noida. The city is a part of the Noida Vidhan Sabha (state assembly) constituency and Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency. Noida renamed to Gautam Buddh Nagar in 1997. Noida stands at 17th place when it comes to cleanliness in India; by comparison, Gurgaon and Faridabad in the National Capital Region stand at 87th and 237 respectively. Noida is located in Gautam Buddh Nagar
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    5 votes
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    Piz Gloria

    Piz Gloria

    Piz Gloria is the name of the revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn near Mürren in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. The cable car station and the restaurant were designed by the Bernese architect, Konrad Wolf. The Piz Gloria restaurant claims to be the world's first revolving restaurant, although others already existed, such as the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., which opened during the 1962 World's Fair. Given the difficult topographic and climatic conditions, construction units were prefabricated. The outer skin of the glass circular upper floor is of aluminium-skinned wooden panels, that originally was an aluminum-coated tent roof. The rotative mechanism — a 12m-diameter core with a 3.0m annulus that completely rotates the upper floor in approximately an hour — allows every guest to have a view. In 1990, the restaurant was enlarged to accommodate some 400 diners, while retaining its original architectural character. The name Piz Gloria originated in Ian Fleming's James Bond novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963), wherein the hideout of the villain, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, is Piz Gloria, a mountain-top building containing an allergies investigation clinic. In
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    4 votes
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    Superclub

    Superclub

    Superclub is a term used to refer to a nightclub owned and managed by a dance music record label, such as The Haçienda club, which was owned by Factory Records. The term has also been used to describe large, multistory, high-capacity high-profile nightclubs, such as Pacha in Ibiza or 1970s discotheques such as Studio 54 NYC opened in 1977, The Saint NYC (opened in 1980) and Heaven London open in 1979 were earlier versions of the genre. House superclubs such as Twilo in the United States opened in 1990, other massive House superclubs such as The Haçienda in Manchester opened in 1982, (playing house, from 1986), and the Ministry Of Sound in London opened in 1991. These clubs became more popular in the early 1990s. Examples include Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, Mansion, Crobar, Paradise Garage and The End. Other high profile US Superclubs include Cielo (NYC), Pacha (NYC), Centrofly (NYC), Ikon (NYC), Bungalow 8 (NYC), Vision (Chicago), Sound Bar (Chicago), MIGHTY (San Francisco), Mezzanine (San Francisco), Myth (Minneapolis), The Church (Denver), Pure (Las Vegas),Las Vegas (Las Vegas), Tao (Las Vegas), Mansion, Prive, Opium Garden (The Opium Group) (Miami), Avalon/Avaland (Boston/Los
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Café du Monde

    Café du Monde

    Café du Monde is a coffee shop on Decatur Street in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is best known for its café au lait and its French-style beignets. In the New Orleans style, the coffee is blended with chicory. The location at the upper end of the French Market was established in 1862. For over a century it was one of two similar coffee and beignets places in the market, the other being Morning Call, which was established in 1870 and moved out of the Old French Market in 1974 to the suburb of Metairie, Louisiana. Starting in the late 1980s, Café du Monde opened up additional locations in shopping malls. While it once expanded as far away as Atlanta, Georgia, in recent years the company has restricted its operation to the greater New Orleans metro area. Café du Monde locations can also be found throughout Japan. Its foods are certified kosher. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for Christmas Day and days when "the occasional hurricane passes too close to New Orleans", and is patronized by both locals and visitors. Due to Hurricane Katrina, the shop closed at midnight on August 27, 2005. Although it suffered only minor damage, it remained closed for
    6.33
    6 votes
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    Bowery Ballroom

    Bowery Ballroom

    The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of New York City. The structure, at 6 Delancey Street, was built just before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It stood vacant until the end of WWII, when it became a high-end retail store. The neighborhood subsequently went into decline again, and so did the caliber of businesses occupying the space. In 1997 it was converted into a music venue. It has a capacity of 550 people. Directly in front of the venue's entrance is the Bowery Station on the BMT Nassau Street Line (J Z trains) of the New York City Subway. The club serves as the namesake of Joan Baez's Bowery Songs album, recorded live at a concert at the Bowery Ballroom on November 6, 2004. It is also appears in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly as well as the 2008 film Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
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    5 votes
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    Wagamama

    Wagamama

    Wagamama is a British-headquartered restaurant chain, serving Asian food in the style of a modern Japanese Ramen bar. Created by Alan Yau, who subsequently created the Chinese restaurants Hakkasan and Yauatcha in London, the first Wagamama opened in 1992 off Gower Street in Bloomsbury. The chain currently includes over a hundred restaurants, with the vast majority in the United Kingdom. Other restaurants are located in Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, the U.A.E. and the United States. In 2005, then-owner Graphite Capital sold a majority stake of 77.5% to Lion Capital LLP for £103 million. In 2011 the chain was sold to Duke Street Capital for an estimated sum of £215M. The chain's website defines wagamama as meaning "‘naughty child’ – or one who is wilful and determined", and states that they aim to "offer a new kind of dining experience – one that offers fresh japanese-inspired food in a friendly, vibrant setting". The chain has released cookbooks in order to further extend their brand. Wagamama has a number of features that have since been adopted by many restaurants. Orders are taken
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Nairobi

    Nairobi

    • Parent organization: ActionAid
    Nairobi ( /naɪˈroʊbi/) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi County. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cold water", the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city. However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. Residents of Nairobi are known as Nairobians. Founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway linking Mombasa to Uganda, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa in 1907, and eventually the capital of a free Kenyan republic in 1963. During Kenya's colonial period, the city became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea and sisal industry. Nairobi is also the capital of the Nairobi Province and of the Nairobi District. The city lies on the Nairobi River, in the south of the nation, and has an elevation of 1795 m above sea-level. Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 3 million. According to the 2009 Census, in the administrative area of Nairobi, 3,138,295 inhabitants
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    6 votes
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    Hobby Lobby

    Hobby Lobby

    • In shopping center: Bradley Commons
    Hobby Lobby is a privately held retail chain of arts and crafts stores based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, and is formally called Hobby Lobby Creative Centers. The company was founded by David Green on August 3, 1972, and as of August 2012 the chain has 514 stores in 41 states. Hobby Lobby headquarters are located in a 3,400,000-square-foot (320,000 m) manufacturing, distribution and office complex. Stores do not use a barcode system and therefore rely on the hand pricing and ordering of items. The website states they ″do not feel it is right for us at this time.″ Hobby Lobby delivers the same music to its individual locations via satellite from headquarters. This music blends light jazz, classical, bluegrass, and contemporary music styles (a large percentage of the chosen music is instrumental adaptations of traditional Christian hymns) into one single playlist which loops continuously. Hobby Lobby locations have general operating hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Except for the Distribution Center on certain days during the winter holiday season, all locations are closed on Sundays, out of respect for the founder's Christian beliefs. References to Christianity
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    3 votes
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    Oslo

    Oslo

    • Parent organization: ForgeRock
    Oslo (English pronunciation: /ˈɒzloʊ/, OZ-loh, Norwegian pronunciation: [²uʃlu] ( listen) or, rarer [²uslu] or [uʃlu]) is the capital of and most populous city in Norway. Founded around 1048 by King Harald III, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Castle during the reign of King Christian IV and renamed Christiania in his honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original Norwegian name was restored. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are amongst the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city
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    3 votes
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    Godskitchen

    Godskitchen

    Godskitchen is an international superclub brand which is associated with dance music and organises events, particularly in the UK and US. The company runs a club night of the same name at their nightclub AIR, in Birmingham, England and has an in-house music label. This label annually releases compilation albums, in addition to supporting new artists whom they believe bring something new to the genre. Godskitchen's roots date back to the golden era of the UK rave scene of the early 1990s. They held their first event in the UK at the Junction Nightclub in Cambridge, launching a series of sell out nights across the UK. Thereafter, Chris and Tyrone decided they would launch Godskitchen on a regular basis. In May 1996, Godskitchen began to hold weekly events in Northampton. Godskitchen sold out week after week, soon filling the 1,500 capacity Planet Nightclub in Coventry every Friday night. In 1997 Chris and Tyrone staged an event for 4,000 people at the Sanctuary Music Arena in Milton Keynes. Billed as Britain's first "stadium house music event" the party sold out in advance at a venue that fellow superclubbers Cream had failed to fill only 12 months previously. Looking for a
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Max Hamburgers

    Max Hamburgers

    Max Hamburgerrestauranger AB (Max Hamburger Restaurants Incorporated) is a fast food corporation which was founded by Curt Bergfors in Gällivare, Sweden in 1968. Bergfors' oldest son Richard Bergfors is the current president since 2002. Until the 1980s, Max was the largest hamburger restaurant chain in northern Sweden, with only a single restaurant outside of Norrland (on Drottninggatan, Stockholm). This changed during the 1990s, when they expanded to become a nationwide fast-food chain. By 2011, there are around 85 restaurants in Sweden, compared to 40 just five years earlier. From 2005 to 2010, Max expanded extensively to the western parts of Sweden. Plans have been announced to expand to Riyadh and Dubai with Kuwait following. The first restaurant in Norway opened on May 12, 2011. Max's relies on its Swedish heritage as a means of competing with the two major fast food-chains on the market, McDonalds and Burger King, but also embraces a multi-cultural image at the same time. Max has done advertising featuring children as well as adults with different ethnicity, dressed in traditional Swedish costumes (folkdräkt), and only music from Swedish artists are played in the restaurants,
    9.00
    3 votes
    29
    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (sometimes shortened to simply "The Coffee Bean" or "Coffee Bean") is an American coffee chain, owned and operated by International Coffee & Tea, LLC, which has its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The first outlet opened in September 1963. The chain has over 830 locations in 23 countries. Within the United States, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has locations in San Francisco, Phoenix metropolitan area, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Texas, Alabama, Miami, Detroit, New York City, and Washington, D.C.. The majority of locations are in Southern California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Many locations outside of California are franchises, such as Hawaii. Singapore entrepreneurs Sunny and Victor Sassoon have opened locations throughout Southeast Asia and many other parts of the world since buyIng the company in 1998. Free Wi-Fi access is offered at most locations. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is an international chain with locations in Australia, Brunei, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Cambodia
    9.00
    3 votes
    30
    9:30 Club

    9:30 Club

    Nightclub 9:30 (originally known and still commonly referred to as the 9:30 Club) is a nightclub and concert venue in Washington, D.C.. The club originally opened in 1980 at 930 F St. NW in downtown Washington (hence the name). Co-owned by Rich Heinecke and Seth Hurwitz, it later moved to its current location at 815 V Street NW, anchoring the eastern end of the U Street Corridor. The 9:30 Club is served by the U Street station of the Washington Metro. The club has a capacity of 1200 people and is a standing-only venue. It won the Top Club awards at the 2007 through 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, except in 2008, when the award was not presented. Founded by Dody DiSanto and Jon Bowers, the 9:30 Club was the home for alternative music in D.C. during the early 1980s and was a regular stopping point for bands touring the east coast as well as local D.C. artists, such as Chuck Brown, Maiesha & The Hip Huggers featuring E.U., Root Boy Slim, and the Sex Change Band. Other performers in the early days of the venue included X, Blue Angel (with lead singer Cyndi Lauper), The Bangles, Marti Jones, Marshall Crenshaw, Mod Fun, Nash the Slash, The Go-Go's, and Betty (Alyson Palmer of Betty tended
    7.75
    4 votes
    31
    Atlanta

    Atlanta

    • Parent organization: Code 42 Software
    Atlanta ( /ətˈlæntə/, stressed /ætˈlæntə/, locally  /ætˈlænə/) is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with a 2010 population of 420,003. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,268,860 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1847 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the progressive views of its citizens and leaders, Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States via highway, railroad, and air, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport since 1998. Atlanta is considered an "alpha(-) world city," and, with a gross domestic product of US$270 billion, Atlanta’s economy ranks 15th among world cities and sixth in the
    7.75
    4 votes
    32
    Beijing

    Beijing

    • Parent organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
    Beijing ( /beɪˈdʒɪŋ/; Chinese: 北京; pinyin: Běijīng, [peɪ˨˩ t͡ɕiŋ˥]), sometimes romanized as Peking ( /piːˈkɪŋ/ or /peɪˈkɪŋ/), is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Beijing is China's second largest city by urban population after Shanghai and is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's largest state-owned companies. Beijing is a major transportation hub in the national highway, expressway, railway and high-speed rail network. Beijing's Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic. Few cities in the world have been the political and cultural centre of an area as immense for so long. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, and it has been the political
    7.75
    4 votes
    33
    Shoppers Drug Mart

    Shoppers Drug Mart

    • In shopping center: Kingsgate Mall
    Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is Canada's largest pharmacy chain with more than 1,241 stores operating under the names Shoppers Drug Mart in nine provinces and two territories and Pharmaprix in Quebec as well as in Hawkesbury, Ontario. Founded by Murray Koffler, the Koffler family still retains ownership of the Super-Pharm pharmacy which is in Israel, Poland, and China. Super-Pharm uses the same logo as Shoppers Drug Mart. It also uses some of the same private-label brands, such as Life Brand and Quo. Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the names Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix. Founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist Murray Koffler, the Company includes more than 1,200 stores across Canada. The stores are owned and operated by licensed Associate-owners. The Company also licenses or owns 58 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the names Shoppers Simply Pharmacy and Pharmaprix Simplement Sants, as well as eight luxury beauty destinations operations as Murale. The fiscal 2011 sales were approximately $10.5 billion. As well, the Company owns and operates 63 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, which are sell and service
    7.75
    4 votes
    34
    Wynkoop Brewing Company

    Wynkoop Brewing Company

    The Wynkoop Brewing Company is a brewpub in the LoDo area of Denver, Colorado. Created by Mark Schiffler, the late Russell Schehrer, Barbara McFarland, Martha Williams (the only founder still working there), and John Hickenlooper (the current mayor of Denver), it is considered Denver's first brewpub. The Wynkoop sponsors the "Beerdrinker of the Year" competition, which is hosted yearly in one of the banquet halls. The Wynkoop has a large billiards hall on its top floor, and the basement level is home to Impulse Theater, an improvisational comedy club.
    7.75
    4 votes
    35
    Zouk

    Zouk

    Zouk is one of the oldest and most popular nightclubs in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The club is named after the French Creole word for 'party'. It has won the Singapore Tourism Board's "Best Nightspot Experience" award 6 times, between 1996 to 2007. Zouk is also ranked number 10 on DJ Magazine's list of Top 100 clubs in the world in 2006, 2007 and 2010. ZoukOut is an annual music dance festival held in Singapore since 2000. One of Asia's biggest music dance festivals, it is organised by Zouk Singapore. DJs that have performed at ZoukOut include Paul Van Dyk, 2ManyDJS, Masters at Work, Gilles Peterson, Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Peter Kruder, James Lavelle, Armin Van Buuren and Stereo MCs. In 2008, ZoukOut saw its largest turnout of 26,000 in attendance, an increase of 3,000 attendees in 2007. ZoukOut has also won the Singapore Tourism Board’s “Best Leisure Event Experience” award thrice, between 2005 and 2008. ZoukOut 2010 celebrated 10 years of the festival in December 2010. It was held on Saturday, 11 December at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island from 8pm-8am. The three headline acts performed at ZoukOut 2010 were multi-platinum selling artiste David Guetta, world renowned trance DJ
    7.75
    4 votes
    36
    House of Fraser

    House of Fraser

    • In shopping center: The Oracle, Reading
    House of Fraser is a British premium department store group with over 60 stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was established in Glasgow, Scotland in 1849 as Arthur and Fraser. Although established in Glasgow House of Fraser's largest store is located in Birmingham. By 1891 it was known as Fraser & Sons. The company grew steadily during the early 20th century, but after the Second World War, a large number of acquisitions would transform the company into a national chain. Between 1936 and 1985 over seventy companies, not including their subsidiaries, were acquired. In 1948, the company was first listed on the London Stock Exchange, and eventually was included in the FTSE 100 Index before the company was acquired by Icelandic investor Baugur in 2006. The company's acquisitions have included numerous household names, some of which are no longer used as part of the company's long-term strategy of re-branding its stores under the House of Fraser name. Over the years House of Fraser has purchased a number of famous stores, such as Army & Navy, Beatties, Dickins & Jones, Jenners, Howells, Kendals, Rackhams, Binns and Harrods of Knightsbridge (which is now owned privately). D
    6.60
    5 votes
    37
    Jekyll & Hyde Club

    Jekyll & Hyde Club

    The Jekyll & Hyde Club and the Jekyll & Hyde Pub were two theme restaurants owned by Eerie World Entertainment in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York. The name and theme derive from Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 Victorian gothic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Jekyll & Hyde restaurants' theme was spooky horror with an emphasis on English Gothic themes, with detailed decorations, set pieces, and actors who roam the restaurant and entertain patrons. Characters include Mr. Aloysius Goole, the wacky chief mortician, Jervis, the hyperactive and high-pitched French butler, and the charmingly manic Gertrude K. Boom, club demolitions expert. These characters are the guest's link to all of the details of the club's history, and perform membership inductions table side. In addition to the live characters, there are a number of audio-animatronic props, sounds, and special effects which contribute to the overall atmosphere of the club. The animatronic creatures (voiced by the same actors that walk about the restaurant) visit from the "spirit world" to wisecrack and wish happy birthdays. The former flagship location closed in March of 2012
    6.60
    5 votes
    38
    Star-Club

    Star-Club

    The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened Friday 13 April 1962 and was initially operated by Manfred Weissleder and Horst Fascher. In the 1960s, many of the giants of rock music played at the club. The club closed on 31 December 1969 and the building it occupied was destroyed by a fire in 1987. The address in Hamburg area St. Pauli was: Große Freiheit 39; Große Freiheit is a side street of the Reeperbahn. The club achieved worldwide renown through the performances of the Beatles, who played there 13 April 1962 - 31 May 1962 and started another round of performances 1 November 1962. Their last performance there was 31 December 1962; that performance was recorded on a home tape machine, and a remixed version was released in 1977 as Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962. The Beatles' first Hamburg Club performance was at the Indra Club (also in Große Freiheit) on 18 August 1960. English musicians (alphabetical): The Beatles, Chicken Shack (featuring Christine McVie (Perfect)), Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, Cream, Lee Curtis and the All-Stars, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Earth (pre-Black Sabbath), The Graduates, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    5.67
    6 votes
    39
    Lehigh Valley

    Lehigh Valley

    The Lehigh Valley, known officially by the United States Census Bureau as the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ metropolitan area and referred to locally as The Valley and A-B-E, is a metropolitan region officially consisting of Lehigh, Carbon and Northampton counties in eastern Pennsylvania and Warren county on the western edge of New Jersey, in the United States. The Lehigh Valley is the fastest growing and third most populous region in the state of Pennsylvania with a population of 821,623 residents as of the 2010 U.S. Census. It is eclipsed in total population only by the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. It is the 64th most populated metropolitan area in the entire United States. The region is named for the Lehigh River, which runs through it, and it is part of the Great Appalachian Valley. The Lehigh Valley's principal cities are Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, comprising the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area. The traditional bounds of the region are The Poconos to the north, the Delaware River to the east, the boundaries of Berks County and Montgomery County to the southwest, and the boundary with Bucks County to the south. More
    7.50
    4 votes
    40
    The Fat Duck

    The Fat Duck

    The Fat Duck is a restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, England. It is run by chef proprietor Heston Blumenthal, and was first opened in 1995 in a 16th century building which had previously been used as a public house. Despite first serving food similar to that of a French bistro, it has become well known for serving dishes using molecular gastronomy principles. The number of staff in the kitchen has increased from two when it first opened to 42, resulting in a ratio of one chef to one customer. In 2004 it was awarded three Michelin stars, and in 2005 it was named the best restaurant in the world in the list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2009 the restaurant suffered from the largest ever recorded norovirus outbreak with over 400 diners falling unwell. The restaurant is known for its menu of unusual dishes, created following the principles of molecular gastronomy including egg and bacon ice cream, an Alice in Wonderland inspired mock turtle soup involving a fob watch dissolved in tea, and a dish called the "Sounds of the Sea" which includes an audio element. Blumenthal dislikes the molecular gastronomy label, and prefers to think of his food as a combination of cooking techniques
    7.50
    4 votes
    41
    City Wok

    City Wok

    City Wok is a chain of Asian-themed casual restaurants in California, United States and in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Restaurants are located in Studio City, Coachella, Palm Desert, Thousand Oaks, Orange, San Diego and Santo Domingo. Currently the chain plans to open more restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Carolina, and Florida. In the popular television series South Park, City Wok appears as a locally-owned Chinese restaurant. The running gag is that the proprietor's heavy Chinese accent makes it sound like he's saying "Shitty" whenever he says "City". This usually happens when he answers the phone or when someone walks through the door and he says "Welcome to City Wok", but also when he describes menu items such as "City Beef" or "City Chicken". When aired on daytime television, the word "shitty" is replaced with "chitty".
    8.67
    3 votes
    42
    Marquee Club

    Marquee Club

    The Marquee was a music club first located at 165 Oxford Street, London, England when it opened in 1958 with a range of jazz and skiffle acts. It was also the location of the first ever live performance by The Rolling Stones on 12 July 1962. In 1964 the club moved a short distance to what became its most famous venue at 90 Wardour Street. Here, almost every major rock band of note played over the next 25 years on the tiny stage. Residencies during the late 1960s alone included Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies, Chris Barber, The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Who, King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, The Jimi Hendrix Experience & Pink Floyd (who played on Sunday afternoons as part of the Spontaneous Underground club). To find out who was playing on any given night, you could just call in at the 'Ship' pub a few doors away. In 1964 Moody Blues manager/producer Alex Murray used a homemade studio in the garage at the back of the club to produce the classic 'Go Now' single which shot to #1 at Christmas 1964 and film the first ever UK pop video promo. The development of Marquee Studios was largely financed by profits from this record. The Rolling Stones returned to the club 26 March 1971 after an
    8.67
    3 votes
    43
    Sardi's

    Sardi's

    Sardi's is a restaurant in New York City's theater district at 234 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Known for the hundreds of caricatures of show-business celebrities that adorn its walls, Sardi's opened at its current location on March 5, 1927. Vincent Sardi, Sr. (S. Marzano Oliveto -Italy- December 23, 1885 – November 19, 1969) was born as Melchiore Pio Vincenzo Sardi. He and his wife Eugenia ("Jenny") Pallera (Castell'Alfero -Italy- July 14, 1889) opened their first eatery, The Little Restaurant, at 146 West 44th Street in 1921. When that building was slated for demolition in 1926, they accepted an offer from the theater magnates, the Shubert brothers, to relocate to a new building the brothers were erecting down the block. The new restaurant, Sardi's, opened March 5, 1927. When business slowed after the move, Vincent Sardi was looking for a gimmick to attract customers. Recalling the movie-star caricatures that decorated the walls of Joe Zelli’s, a Parisian restaurant and jazz club, Sardi decided to recreate that effect in his establishment. He hired a Russian refugee named Alex Gard (1900–1948) (born Alexis Kremkoff in Kazan, Russia) to do drawings of Broadway celebrities. Sardi
    8.67
    3 votes
    44
    Tail O' the Pup

    Tail O' the Pup

    Tail o’ the Pup was an iconic Los Angeles, California hot dog stand actually shaped like a hot dog. Built in 1946, the small, walk-up stand has been noted as a prime example of “mimetic”-type novelty architecture. It was one of the very last surviving mid-20th century buildings that were built in the shapes of the products they sold. Designed by architect Milton Black, the stand opened at La Cienega and Beverly boulevards in June 1946 to luminary-studded, searchlight-lit fanfare. Eddie Blake purchased the Pup in the early 1970s from its celebrity owners, the dance team of Veloz and Yolanda. Despite its appearance in countless movies and commercials, the stand faced demolition in the mid-1980s, creating an outcry that resulted in the stand being moved a few yards from its original location at 311 North La Cienega Boulevard, to 329 North San Vicente Boulevard. In December 2005, the Pup was evicted and it moved into a Torrance warehouse after Regent Properties, a development company, purchased the Pup's site from landlord Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and announced plans to build 152 condominium and apartment units. As of June 2011, construction had not started and the site remained a
    8.67
    3 votes
    45
    Food Lion

    Food Lion

    • In shopping center: Bradley Commons
    Food Lion LLC is an American grocery store company headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina, that operates approximately 1,300 supermarkets in 11 Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic states as well as Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia under the Food Lion, Harveys Supermarket, Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, and Reid's banners. With approximately 73,000 employees, Food Lion LLC is the largest subsidiary of Delhaize Group. Delhaize Group is a food retailer headquartered in Belgium which operates in seven countries. Delhaize Group was founded in Belgium in 1867. The principal activity of Delhaize Group is the operation of food supermarkets in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. Supermarket News ranked Delhaize America No. 10 in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2006 fiscal year estimated sales of $17.3 billion. Food Lion was founded in 1957 in Salisbury, North Carolina as Food Town by Wilson Smith, Ralph Ketner, and Brown Ketner. The Food Lion name was adopted in 1983, several years after Belgium-based grocer Delhaize acquired the Food Town company. The name change, while puzzling for American customers, made economic and historic sense for Delhaize. Once
    10.00
    2 votes
    46
    Boston

    Boston

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ or locally /ˈbɔstən/ ( listen)) is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its largest city, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper, covering 48.43 square miles (125.43 square km), had an estimated population of 625,087 in 2011 according to the U.S. Census, making it the 21st largest in the country. Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 7.6 million people, making it the fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States. In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula. During the late 18th century, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the
    7.25
    4 votes
    47
    Canter's

    Canter's

    Canter's Deli is a famous Jewish style delicatessen in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, California, near the border of West Hollywood. The Canter family originally opened up a delicatessen in Jersey City in 1924. They came west along with many Jews from the northeastern United States in the early 1940s, and opened a delicatessen in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, which at that time had a substantial Jewish population. After World War II, the Jewish population of Boyle Heights left en masse for the Fairfax District, West Hollywood, and other West Side neighborhoods (as well as the San Fernando Valley) and Canter's followed the influx of Jewish businesses west, converting a movie theater which had previously shown Yiddish-language films to a delicatessen much larger than its previous spaces. Canter's quickly became a hangout for show business personalities, given its location and its late hours. It has remained such ever since. In the 1960s, Canter's became a late night hang out for hippies, rock musicians, and other countercultural types, partially for the same reasons. Also, many rock musicians had grown up in Fairfax and West Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip was only half a
    7.25
    4 votes
    48
    DKNY

    DKNY

    • In shopping center: King of Prussia Mall
    DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is a label of fashion designer Donna Karan. It is also the name of a clothing store in New York City featuring Donna Karan's associated line. Inspired by her daughter Gaby, Donna Karan founded DKNY in 1989 in New York as a younger, more affordable diffusion line to run alongside her existing Donna Karan New York label. DKNY became a publicly-traded venture in 1996, and 2001, was purchased by French corporation Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey. Stores opened in London in 1997 and New York City in 1999. The DKNY headquarters is located at 550 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, New York. There are currently seventy Donna Karan collection and DKNY stores globally, including twenty stores in China including Hong Kong and Shanghai, two stores in Canada including Vancouver, B.C. and Montreal, four in Dubai. DKNY has also opened some stores in Wales. Since 2005, Donna Karan has offered online shopping of its DKNY and associated lines at the label's web site. Products range from DKNY and DKNY Jeans womenswear, accessories, underwear, shoes, baby clothing, the PURE collection to DKNY menswear. The latter was available up until the spring 2002 season. Since then only the
    7.25
    4 votes
    49
    Pioneer Chicken

    Pioneer Chicken

    Pioneer Chicken, or Pioneer Take Out as it is officially named, is an American fried chicken restaurant which was founded in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles in 1961 by H.R. Kaufman. There are three locations remaining in Los Angeles. During the 1970s, several locations operated in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It still exists in China as well. During the 1980s, Los Angeles Lakers announcer Chick Hearn and former football great O.J. Simpson used to advertise for the restaurant. In the 1990s, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits owner AFC Enterprises purchased the franchise and converted most locations into Popeyes. It was named after Pioneer Market, a now-defunct small chain of supermarkets in Los Angeles. The original location in Echo Park was located next to the 1980s era Pioneer Market (the original 1932 market having been torn down in the 1980s) and is (now a Walgreens Pharmacy) on Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. Due to considerable redevelopment activity in the neighborhood caused by gentrification, it was shut down in March 2009. Today, Pioneer Chicken operates in China under the name "California Chicken". The chicken is still prepared with the original recipe. There
    7.25
    4 votes
    50
    Anna's Taqueria

    Anna's Taqueria

    Anna's Taqueria is a chain of fast-service Mexican-fusion restaurants in the Boston area. Anna's is modeled after U.S. West Coast style Mexican cuisine, specifically the Mission-style or San Francisco burrito. Its menu offers only four core items: burritos, tacos, quesadillas and Mexican plates, and has been described as "the best burritos for next to nothing". The food is made using an assembly line-style process. The chain currently has six stores in operation, including two in Cambridge. In April 2009, Anna's Taqueria was recipient of the Boston Phoenix's 'Best of Boston' Award for best fast food, while the company has won Boston Magazine's 'Best of Boston' award multiple times. The first Anna's Taqueria was founded by Michael Kamio and located in Brookline's Coolidge Corner in 1995 after a disagreement with his sister Mariko Kamio, who owns the competing Boca Grande chain. Since then, a second Brookline restaurant was opened in addition to the locations in Porter and Davis Squares, and restaurants were opened at MIT's Stratton Student Center and on Cambridge St. in Boston across from the Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2004, Anna's Taqueria was made to pay $206,918 in
    8.33
    3 votes
    51
    Pyramid Club

    Pyramid Club

    The Pyramid Club is a nightclub in the East Village of Manhattan, New York City. After opening in 1979, the Pyramid helped define the East Village drag and gay scenes of the 1980s. The club is located at 101 Avenue A in Manhattan. In the late 70s and early 80s, when mega-clubs like Studio 54 and The Limelight, dominated New York nightlife, the struggling artists, actors, musicians, and drag queens who lived in the East Village created their own, more intimately-scaled scene. They began taking over some of the local dive bars, such as the Holiday on St. Mark's Place, and created new clubs where there previously were none, as was the case with Club 57 (in the basement of a church), and 8BC, on a block of abandoned tenements. The club became a hangout for “a new breed of politicized drag performers” like Lypsinka, Lady Bunny, and RuPaul, whose first New York City show was at the Pyramid Club in 1982. On Labor Day 1985, Pyramid performer Lady Bunny hosted the Wigstock Festival in Tompkins Square Park. Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry dropped in the Pyramid to do a feature on the club for MTV, and Madonna appeared at her first AIDS benefit at the club. Both Nirvana and Red Hot Chili
    8.33
    3 votes
    52
    Fifteen restaurants

    Fifteen restaurants

    Fifteen is the name of several restaurants created by the English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Oliver created the restaurant as part of a 2002 TV series, Jamie's Kitchen, broadcast on Channel 4. Jamie Oliver recruited fifteen unemployed young people, some homeless and others with learning difficulties, and trained them from scratch to become professional-standard chefs. This continued after the TV series finished, and the restaurant has become a success. Many of its graduates have moved on to other top restaurants in London. Fifteen was also featured in the follow-up series, Return to Jamie's Kitchen and provided a backdrop to the 2005 series Jamie's School Dinners. The restaurant is a charitable foundation, with all profits generated spent on training its recruits. The original Fifteen is located in Hoxton, in the London Borough of Hackney. In 2004, Fifteen Amsterdam opened in The Netherlands. In May 2006, Fifteen Cornwall opened in Watergate Bay, Newquay and Fifteen Melbourne, Australia opened in September 2006.
    9.50
    2 votes
    53
    Hesburger

    Hesburger

    Hesburger (commonly known in Finland as Hese) is a fast-food chain based in Turku, Finland. Today, it is the largest Finnish hamburger restaurant chain, with a larger presence in the Finnish market than U.S.-based McDonald's. With only 12 outlets in 1992, Hesburger expanded to over 200 restaurants in 60 towns across Finland over the following decade, absorbing rival chain Carrols in 2002. Hesburger has also expanded to international markets, opening outlets in the Baltic states and Germany. There was a Hesburger in Damascus, Syria for a short period between 2004 and 2006, but it was closed as unprofitable. Hesburger has about 260 restaurants in Finland, 31 in Latvia, 29 in Estonia, 27 in Lithuania, four in Germany and eight in Russia. Hesburger continues with attempts to penetrate the Middle East markets, via contracts with local companies. The company name is a portmanteau of two words; Hes is a domestic version of the given name of the founder, Heikki "Hessu" Salmela; burger is a shortened variant of hamburger. The chain's history reaches back to 1966, when Heikki Salmela (born 1946) opened a street food kiosk in Naantali. He later opened the first Hesburger in 1980 in Turku,
    9.50
    2 votes
    54
    GameWorks

    GameWorks

    • In shopping center: Great Lakes Crossing
    GameWorks is a chain of location-based entertainment venues featuring video games, simulators, prizes, and a full-service bar and restaurant. There are currently five GameWorks venues throughout the U.S. The first GameWorks opened in Downtown Seattle in March 1997. The chain began as a joint venture between Sega, Universal Studios, and DreamWorks SKG. The chain itself filed for bankruptcy in 2004 and 2010. On November 3, 2005, Sega Sammy Holdings, which was formed by the merger of Sega and Sammy, bought all of the controlling interests of GameWorks from DreamWorks and Universal. Sega took full ownership in 2004. In 2011, GameWorks was sold to an investment group. In October 2011, GameWorks acquired the assets of several Jillian's Billiards Clubs in California, Washington, and Virginia. Midwest Locations: Northwest Locations: Southwest Locations: Now closed/defunct: On the Caribbean area: On the Middle East: On the North America: Now closed/defunct:
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    3 votes
    55
    Superdawg

    Superdawg

    Superdawg is a drive-in hot dog stand with carhop service located at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Devon Avenue, and Nagle Avenue in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Superdawg has the distinction of being one of the few original drive-in restaurants left in the United States. Its methods have been the same since it opened in the 1940s. Superdawg was featured on The Food Network's television program Unwrapped as well as Emeril Live and has been visited by many critics and food aficionados. Superdawg is also listed in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Additionally, Superdawg remains a favorite with locals and attracts locals on a regular basis. In 2003, a second Superdawg was opened in Chicago Midway International Airport's B concourse serving Southwest Airlines. It closed in 2010 when a third location opened on Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling, IL on January 28, 2010. Superdawg was opened in May 1948 by Maurie and Flaurie Berman, who still own and operate it today with the help of their children. Although the restaurant has undergone some expansion and remodeling, the landmark figures of anthropomorphic hot dogs "Maurie & Flaurie" on the roof date
    8.00
    3 votes
    56
    Wong Kei

    Wong Kei

    Wong Kei (Chinese: 旺記; pinyin: wàng​ jì​) is a Chinese restaurant in London's Chinatown. It is one of the largest Chinese restaurants in the UK with seating for around 500 diners. Wong Kei is situated at 41–43 Wardour Street, which used to belong to Willy Clarkson (1861–1934), a famous theatrical wig maker and costumier, as attested by the 1966 blue plaque on the facade. "It was designed by the architect H. M. Wakeley. Inscriptions record that the wig-making business was established in 1833, that Sarah Bernhardt laid the foundation stone of the present building in 1904 and Sir Henry Irving the coping stone in 1905. Street directories show that Clarkson's occupied the premises from 1905 until 1940." "The building contains four storeys and a garret. The front, with a width of three broad windows, is designed in a style combining Baroque and art nouveau forms, realised in brick and green stone with buff stone dressings. The doorway is centred between display windows, and at either end of the ground floor an Ionic pilaster with garlanded capital supports a great bracket-stop upon which stands a large urn with a tall conical top." "The outer windows of the three floors above are in
    8.00
    3 votes
    57
    Five Guys

    Five Guys

    Five Guys Enterprises, LLC/Five Guys Holdings, LLC, doing business as Five Guys, is a fast casual restaurant chain focused on hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries with its headquarters in the Lorton community in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia. The company originated in Arlington County, Virginia. It previously occupied a different location in Lorton. The Five Guys' menu is centered on hamburgers offered with American cheese or bacon, kosher style hot dogs, grilled cheese and vegetable sandwiches. Five Guys uses buns that are sweeter and "eggier" than normal buns. Fresh-cut French fries are the sole side item, available salted only in "Five Guys style" or seasoned "Cajun style". Complimentary roasted in-shell peanuts are offered for on-site consumption at most locations, with signage alerting potential customers who may have a peanut allergy. Peanuts are not permitted to be taken out of the restaurant, out of concern for spreading the allergen. Some outlets also offer egg sandwiches on Five Guys' buns for breakfast. A Five Guys restaurant usually has a simple layout of red-and-white checkered decorations, a single counter for purchasing and picking up food, and a few
    6.75
    4 votes
    58
    Portland

    Portland

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000. With a metro population of over 500,000, the Greater Portland area is home to more than one-third of Maine's total population. Tourists visit Portland's historic Old Port district along Portland Harbor, at the mouth of the Fore River and part of Casco Bay, and the Arts District, which runs along Congress Street in the center of the city. Portland Head Light is located in nearby Cape Elizabeth and marks the entrance to Portland Harbor. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which aligns with the city's motto, Resurgam, Latin for "I will rise again." The motto refers to Portland's recoveries from four devastating fires. The city of Portland, Oregon was named for Portland, Maine. Portland Public Schools is the largest school system in Maine, serving approximately 7,000 students. Native Americans originally named Portland Machigonne. The first European settler was Capt. Christopher Levett, an English naval captain granted 6,000 acres (2,400 ha) by King Charles I of England in 1623 to found a settlement in Casco
    6.75
    4 votes
    59
    Mark's Work Wearhouse

    Mark's Work Wearhouse

    • In shopping center: Kingsgate Mall
    Mark's Work Wearhouse, sometimes branded as Mark's, is a Canadian clothing retailer. First opened in Calgary, Alberta in 1977 by Mark Blumes, a former retail executive with the Hudson's Bay Company, it has been owned since 2001 by Canadian Tire. It was originally called Mark's Men's Work Wearhouse, but rebranded as Mark's Work Wearhouse when they started carrying women's clothing in the 1990s. In Quebec, stores had carried the name "La Ouerâsse," a meaningless French-sounding version of the word "wearhouse," but they were rebranded as L'Équipeur ("Outfitter") in 1990. As of 2007, 39 stores operate under the banner L'Équipeur. They were the official retailer of the Montreal Alouettes football team from 2005-2010. The company traditionally sold work clothes for labour-oriented jobs, but expanded its selection in the 1990s to include business casual clothing for both men and women, and sportswear as well. In the last few years, the company has expanded its offerings with a series of children's clothing, primarily available in Alberta and British Columbia. The chain has a number of exclusive brands, including Denver Hayes, WindRiver (casual), BluePine, Dakota (work/casual wear&work
    9.00
    2 votes
    60
    Siena

    Siena

    • Parent organization: Web Siena
    Siena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsjɛːna] ( listen); in English sometimes spelled Sienna) is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were an advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. The first document mentioning it dates from AD 70. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones. The Roman origin accounts for the town's emblem: a she-wolf suckling infants Romulus and Remus. According to
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    2 votes
    61
    Captain Submarine

    Captain Submarine

    Captain Submarine (branded since 2002 as Capt. Sub) is a Canadian fast-food restaurant chain whose menu is highlighted by submarine sandwiches. The first restaurant opened in 1972 in Charlottetown. Owned by Grinner's Food Systems Limited, there are currently 23 locations in Atlantic Canada, and 4 in Ontario. The caricature of Captain Submarine is based on the real life Admiral Constantine Lewis III, a noted figure of naval history in Canada.
    7.67
    3 votes
    62
    Famous-Barr

    Famous-Barr

    • In shopping center: West County Center
    The Famous-Barr Co. (originally Famous & Barr Co.), St. Louis, Missouri, was a division of Macy's, Inc. (formerly Federated Department Stores). It was formerly the hometown division of The May Department Stores Company, which was acquired by Federated on August 30, 2005. On February 1, 2006, it was subsumed into the newly created Macy's Midwest division. The Famous-Barr Co. was created in 1911 through the merger of The William Barr Dry Goods Co. and previously May-owned The Famous Clothing Store. Famous-Barr was the first air conditioned department store in the United States. In 1991 it took operation control of the L.S. Ayres division in Indiana, and in 1998 took on The Jones Store in Kansas City when May acquired that chain in the aftermath of the Dillard's acquisition of Mercantile Stores Co. Both chains retained their names, but shut down their headquarters. The Famous-Barr name was retired on September 9, 2006 when Federated Department Stores converted most of May's regional department stores to the Macy's nameplate. The original 1924 Famous-Barr store is still in operation in downtown St. Louis, is located in the historic Railway Exchange Building. It was the home of May Co.
    7.67
    3 votes
    63
    Maxwell's

    Maxwell's

    Maxwell's is a restaurant/music club in Hoboken, New Jersey. The intimate venue attracts a wide variety of acts looking for a change from the New York City concert spaces across the river. The club was opened in August 1978 by Steve Fallon. When the Fallon family bought the corner building in uptown Hoboken with its street-level tavern, Steve's sisters Kathryn Jackson Fallon and Anne Fallon Mazzolla along with brother-in-law Mario Mazzola were interested in turning the factory workers' tavern (General Foods' Maxwell House Coffee factory was a block away on the Hudson River) into more of a restaurant. The Hoboken band "a" (featuring Glenn Morrow, Richard Barone, Frank Giannini, and Rob Norris; the latter three later forming The Bongos) asked if they could rehearse in an unused back room and play a few gigs in the front for the restaurant's patrons. The live music quickly caught on and Steve started booking bands into the back room. Over time, Steve's booking taste, freewheeling personality and respectful treatment towards musicians made Maxwell's and Hoboken a looked-forward-to stop on many bands' tours. By making the blue-collar mile-square city with a rough-and-tumble reputation a
    7.67
    3 votes
    64
    Paradise Garage

    Paradise Garage

    The Paradise Garage was a discotheque notable in the history of modern LGBT and nightclub cultures and in dance and pop music . It was founded by Michael Brody, its sole proprietor, and was located at 84 King Street, in the Hudson Square neighborhood of New York City. It operated from 1976 to 1987 and was the base for DJ Larry Levan. Its name derives from its origins as a parking garage. The Paradise Garage's business model was largely inspired by David Mancuso's Loft parties: no liquor was served, there were no sales of food or beverages, and the club was not open to the general public. The sound system was developed, designed and installed by Richard Long of Richard Long & Associates (RLA), and was said by those who attended to be the best in New York City at that time. The club has been credited for its influence on the development of the modern dance club as it is today; unlike other clubs of its time, the Paradise Garage was focused on dancing rather than social interaction, and it was the first to put the DJ at the center of attention. Among those to benefit from what became known as "The Garage Sound" or "Garage Music" was West End Records, run by Mel Cheren. Among its
    7.67
    3 votes
    65
    Tropicana Club

    Tropicana Club

    Tropicana is a world known cabaret and club in Havana, Cuba. It was launched in 1939 at Villa Mina, a six-acre (24,000 m²) suburban estate with lush tropical gardens in Havana's Marianao neighborhood. The Tropicana had an impact in spreading Cuban culture internationally. New York's Tropicana was a Latin music club launched in 1945 by two Cuban restaurateurs, the brothers Manolo and Tony Alfaro, who made it the most glamorous nightclub in the Bronx. On the TV series I Love Lucy, the character Ricky Ricardo (played by Cuban-born Desi Arnaz) was a singer and bandleader at Manhattan's fictional Tropicana nightclub, now recreated in reality in Jamestown, New York at the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center's Tropicana Room. In 2004, the Atlantic City Tropicana opened The Quarter, which attempts to recreate the architecture, atmosphere and cuisine of Old Havana during the 1940s. In its September 1956 issue, Show magazine displayed a four-page spread on Tropicana (1957), a Mexican musical comedy filmed on location at the cabaret and featuring some of the Tropicana's performers. The spectacular showplace that became The Tropicana evolved out of a Depression-era bohemian nightclub called Edén
    7.67
    3 votes
    66
    21 Club

    21 Club

    The 21 Club, often simply 21, is a restaurant and former prohibition-era speakeasy, located at 21 West 52nd Street in New York City. The Bar Room includes a restaurant, a lounge and, as the name implies, a bar. The walls and ceiling of the Bar Room are covered with antique toys and sports memorabilia donated by famous patrons. Perhaps the most famous feature of 21 is the line of painted cast iron lawn jockey statues which adorns the balcony above the entrance. In the 1930s, some of the affluent customers of the bar began to show their appreciation by presenting 21 with jockeys painted to represent the racing colors of the stables they owned. There are a total of 33 jockeys on the exterior of the building, and 2 more inside the doors. The first version of the club opened in Greenwich Village in 1922, run by cousins Jack Kreindler and Charlie Berns. It was originally a small speakeasy known as the Red Head. In 1925 the location was moved to a basement on Washington Place and its name was changed to Frontón. The following year it moved uptown to 42 West 49th Street, changed its name to the Puncheon Club, and became much more exclusive. In 1929, to make way for the construction of
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    1 votes
    67
    Chez Bruce

    Chez Bruce

    Chez Bruce is a restaurant located at 2 Bellevue Road in Wandsworth, London, England. The restaurant was opened in February, 1995 by Bruce Poole and his business partner Nigel Platts-Martin. Platts-Martin is proprietor of several other London restaurants including: La Trompette in Chiswick, The Glasshouse in Kew, The Ledbury in Notting Hill and The Square in Mayfair. Chez Bruce occupies the site of former Marco Pierre White restaurant, Harveys. As a young chef, Gordon Ramsay worked under White at Harveys but left to pursue an independent career. In 2006, Chez Bruce was first named as "Londoners' Favourite Restaurant" in a survey conducted for Harden's London Restaurants, a title which The Ivy had held for the past nine years. . Chez Bruce has since been top of the list as London's favorite restaurant for four consecutive years.
    10.00
    1 votes
    68
    Hawker centre

    Hawker centre

    A hawker centre or cooked food centre (Chinese: 小贩中心 or 熟食中心) is the name given to open-air complexes in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Riau Islands housing many stalls that sell a variety of inexpensive food. They are typically found near public housing estates or transport hubs (such as bus interchanges or train stations). Hawker centres sprang up in urban areas following the rapid urbanisation in the 1950s and 1960s. In many cases, they were built partly to address the problem of unhygienic food preparation by unlicensed street hawkers. More recently, they have become less ubiquitous due to growing affluence in the urban populations of Malaysia and Singapore. Particularly in Singapore, they are increasingly being replaced by food courts, which are indoor, air conditioned versions of hawker centres located in shopping malls and other commercial venues. In the 1950s and 1960s, hawker centres were considered to be a venue for the less affluent. They had a reputation for unhygienic food, partly due to the frequent appearance of stray domestic pets and pests. Many hawker centres were poorly managed by their operators, often lacking running water and proper facilities for
    10.00
    1 votes
    69
    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room

    Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room is a restaurant offering Southern (United States) home cooking in Savannah, Georgia. The restaurant was run for several decades by Sema Wilkes, from 1943 until her death in 2002. Her family continues to run the restaurant today. Mrs. Wilkes' is noted for its homestyle traditions, in which guests are escorted in shifts into the dining room, where a variety of dishes are already on the table (no menu; items are selected by the restaurant). The guests sit at the table and pass the dishes around to one another. There are usually long lines waiting to get in.
    10.00
    1 votes
    70
    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

    • Parent organization: Minor Planet Center
    The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is a research institute of the Smithsonian Institution headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it is joined with the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) to form the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). The SAO was founded in 1890 by Samuel Pierpont Langley, the Smithsonian's third Secretary, primarily for studies of the sun. Langley is remembered today as an aeronautical pioneer, but he was trained as an astronomer and was the first American scientist to perceive "astrophysics" as a distinct field. Langley invented the bolometer and discovered infrared radiation from the sun. In 1955, the SAO moved from Washington, D.C. to Cambridge, to affiliate with HCO and to expand its staff, facilities, and most importantly, its scientific scope. Fred Whipple, the first director of SAO in this new era, accepted a national challenge to create a worldwide satellite-tracking network, a decision that would establish SAO as a pioneer and leader in space science research. Smithsonian and the USAF Project Space Track shared observations and ephemerides throughout the early days of satellite tracking, 1957-1961. In 1973, the ties
    10.00
    1 votes
    71
    The Bay

    The Bay

    • In shopping center: Les Promenades de l'Outaouais
    The Bay is a chain of 91 department stores that operate across parts of Canada. It is the main brand of Hudson's Bay Company ("HBC"), North America's oldest company. It has its headquarters in the Simpson Tower in Toronto. In French, the chain is known as la Baie, short for "Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson". The chain uses both the English and French versions of the name in some parts of the country. The stores are full-line department stores, with a focus on fashion apparel, accessories, and home goods. Most price points are mid- to upper-mid, with some high price points in the flagship store on Queen Street in Toronto; however, there is an assortment of everyday low-price merchandise. The Bay can be compared to U.S. retailers Macy's and Nordstrom. The average store is 135,000 square feet (12,500 m). Flagship downtown stores exist in Canada's largest cities, including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. These larger stores span many stories high and carry a much broader range and selection of goods than The Bay stores in shopping malls. The largest of the flagship stores is the Toronto store on Queen Street, at about 1,000,000 square feet
    10.00
    1 votes
    72
    The Limelight

    The Limelight

    The Limelight is the name of a chain of nightclubs that were owned and operated by Peter Gatien with locations in Atlanta, Hollywood, Florida, Chicago, New York City, and London. Peter Gatien opened the first Limelight nightclub in Hollywood, Florida, in the 1970s. After a devastating fire in the late 1970s, Gatien chose Atlanta for his next incarnation of Limelight. The Atlanta Limelight opened in February 1980. It was housed in a strip mall in the former home of the Harlequin Dinner Theatre. In 1983, Gatien relocated to New York to open another Limelight club, while his brother Maurice managed the Atlanta club. Maurice reportedly had less talent for running a nightclub than Peter did. "Peter was the brains behind the operation," according to house photographer and publicist Guy D'Alema. "Maurice ... didn't want to spend a dime and didn't have a creative bone in his body." The Atlanta club was located next to a 24-hour Kroger grocery store, which became known widely as "Disco Kroger." The Limelight in Atlanta was more than a night spot in Atlanta next to what would become known as the Disco Kroger. It was a high profile Euro-style night club that hosted many notables and
    10.00
    1 votes
    73
    UNIQ

    UNIQ

    UNIQ is a nightclub in the centre of Helsinki, Finland, near the main building of the Helsinki University. It is in the basement floor (one floor underground) of an office building housing a university research centre and an independent journalism studio. The club's most noted feature is its "arctic ice bar", a separate room that is constantly kept at a temperature of about -5°C (about 23°F) and has its own bar, which, like all the other furnishings, is made of blocks of ice shipped from Lapland. The drinks at UNIQ are priced according to a "drink stock market", which updates the drink prices by increments of about 10 cents every few minutes depending on their popularity. Popular drinks become more expensive, while unpopular drinks become cheaper.
    10.00
    1 votes
    74
    Les Deux Magots

    Les Deux Magots

    Les Deux Magots (French pronunciation: [le dø maɡo]) is a famous café in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris, France. It once had a reputation as the rendezvous of the literary and intellectual élite of the city. It is now a popular tourist destination. Its historical reputation is derived from the patronage of Surrealist artists, intellectuals such as Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and young writers, such as Ernest Hemingway. Other patrons included Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso, and the American writer Charles Sutherland. The Deux Magots literary prize has been awarded to a French novel every year since 1933. The name originally belonged to a fabric and novelty shop at nearby 23 Rue de Buci. The shop sold silk lingerie and took its name from a popular play of the moment (1800s) entitled Les Deux Magots de la Chine (Two Figurines from China.) In 1873 the business transferred to its current location in the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In 1884 the business changed to a café and liquoriste, keeping the name. Auguste Boulay bought the business in 1914, when it was on the brink of bankruptcy, for 400,000 francs (anciens). The present manager, Catherine Mathivat, is his
    6.50
    4 votes
    75
    Llandoger Trow

    Llandoger Trow

    The Llandoger Trow is a historic public house in Bristol, south west England. Dating from 1664, it is in King Street, between Welsh Back and Queen Charlotte Street, near the old city centre docks. A trow was a flat-bottomed barge, and Llandogo is a village 20 miles (32 km) north-west of Bristol, across the Severn Estuary and upstream on the River Wye in South Wales, where trows were once built. Trows historically sailed to trade in Bristol. The pub was partially destroyed by a bomb in World War II, but three of the original five projecting gables remain. It is a grade II* listed building. Tradition has it that Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, here, and it was Robert Louis Stevenson’s inspiration for the Admiral Benbow in Treasure Island. In the Victorian era the pub was associated with the Theatre Royal, which is across the road, and was visited by many performers and musicians including Henry Irving. In 1962 it became a Berni Inn, but now belongs to Whitbread and trades as a Brewers Fayre. Another notable Bristol pub, The Old Duke, is situated opposite the Llandoger Trow. In 2007, Llandoger Trow was one of the three locations seen in the
    6.50
    4 votes
    76
    Peter Jones

    Peter Jones

    • In shopping center: The Ridings Shopping Centre
    Peter Jones is a large, established and exclusive department store in central London. It is owned by John Lewis Partnership and located in Sloane Square, Chelsea. The shop is named after Peter Rees Jones (1842–1905), the son of a Carmathanshire hat manufacturer. After serving an apprenticeship with a draper in Cardigan he moved to London and established a small shop in Marylebone Lane. He then moved to central London, and in 1877 moved to 4–6 Kings Road the site of the present store. The business flourished, soon expanding to cover most of the block. After a period of troubled trading and the death of Peter Jones, the store was purchased by John Lewis of the eponymous Oxford Street store, who handed it over to his son John Spedan Lewis in 1914. Soon after it became part of the John Lewis profit sharing partnership. The present building, which occupies an entire island site on the west side of Sloane Square, was built between 1932 and 1936 to designs by William Crabtree of the firm of Slater, Crabtree and Moberly. The building is the first modern-movement use of the glass curtain wall in Britain (not, as is often claimed, the first per se, as late-Victorian examples in the gothic
    6.50
    4 votes
    77
    Revolving restaurant

    Revolving restaurant

    A revolving restaurant is a usually tower restaurant eating space designed to rest atop a broad circular revolving platform that operates as a large turntable. The building remains stationary and the diners are carried on the revolving floor. The revolving rate varies between one and three times per hour and enables patrons to enjoy a panoramic view without leaving their seats. Such restaurants are often located on upper stories of hotels, television towers, and skyscrapers. A barrel-shaped, but stationary, restaurant on Fernsehturm Stuttgart, a TV tower in Stuttgart, Germany, built in 1956, was noted as the inspiration for the idea of a revolving restaurant. A revolving restaurant on Florianturm, a TV tower in Dortmund, Germany, was brought into service in 1959. John Graham, a Seattle architect and early shopping mall pioneer, is said to be the first in the United States to design a revolving restaurant, at La Ronde, atop an office building at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu in 1961. Graham was awarded US patent 3125189 for the invention in 1964, and used the technology to build the revolving "Eye of the Needle" restaurant still in service at the top of Seattle's Space Needle,
    8.50
    2 votes
    78
    Ireland

    Ireland

    • Parent organization: Code 42 Software
    Ireland (/ˈaɪərlənd/ or /ˈɑrlənd/; Irish: Éire, pronounced [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen)), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Irish: Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. It is a parliamentary republic with an elected president serving as head of state. The head of government—called the Taoiseach—is nominated by the lower house of parliament (Dáil Éireann). The capital is Dublin in the east of the island. The state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel to the south east, and the Irish Sea to the east. The modern Irish state gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1922 following a war of independence resulting in the Anglo-Irish Treaty, with Northern Ireland exercising an option to remain in the United Kingdom. Initially a dominion within the British Empire called the Irish Free State, a new constitution and the name of "Ireland" were adopted in 1937. In 1949 the remaining duties of the British monarch were removed and Ireland was declared a republic, with the
    7.33
    3 votes
    79
    Macy's

    Macy's

    • In shopping center: South County Center
    Macy's is a U.S. chain of mid range department stores. In addition to its internationally renowned flagship Herald Square location in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, the company operates over 850 other stores in the United States as of September 12, 2012 (2012 -09-12). It also has eSpot ZoomShops kiosks in over 300 store locations selling consumer electronics. Famed equally for its niche in popular culture and the diversity of its merchandise, the chain competes with Belk, Bon-Ton, Dillard's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. It has produced the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City since 1924, and sponsored the City's annual Fourth of July fireworks display since 1976. Macy's flagship was, and is still being advertised as, the largest in the world, and draws shoppers from well beyond the New York City Metropolitan Area. The venue resides in close proximity to other Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown, Pennsylvania Station, and Madison Square Garden. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, however, it has been superseded by Shinsegae's store in Centum City, located in Busan, South Korea; its area of 5,487,595
    7.33
    3 votes
    80
    Mississippi Nights

    Mississippi Nights

    Mississippi Nights was a music club in St. Louis, Missouri that achieved national recognition for the number of big-name acts and performers it hosted. The club was located at 914 N 1st Street, on the western bank of the Mississippi River, four blocks north of the Gateway Arch in historic Laclede's Landing in downtown St. Louis. Concerts at the venue, which held up to 1,000 people, were most often "all ages" events, with just over one percent restricted to patrons 21 and over. The club is the subject of a song on the They Might Be Giants album Venue Songs. George Thorogood & the Destroyers' album Live: Let's Work Together features tracks recorded at Mississippi Nights. In early 2003, rumors began circulating that the club would close to make way for a new casino development. The rumors were confirmed in early 2007, and the last show was held on January 19, 2007. The last band to play on its stage was The Urge fronted by a band member from Mudworm, which also played. The Urge sold out 93 of 100 shows at Mississippi Nights. The owners are currently looking into the possibility of re-opening in a new location.
    7.33
    3 votes
    81
    Sundissential

    Sundissential

    Sundissential is a dance music club started in Birmingham, England, in the 1990s. Originally hosted in various venues in the city, the event started as an after normal club hours event and exploited loopholes in Licensing laws of the United Kingdom to allow alcohol to be sold on a Sunday to clubbers at this time. Commonly people arrived at the club in fancy dress or elaborate outfits making them immediately appear dramatically different from other people attending more mainstream nightclubs. The Sundissential phenomenon also spread to London during the summer of 1998, hosting an all day event at Heaven nightclub every Sunday for a duration of 8 months, before taking up a weekly Saturday residency at The Aquarium club in Old Street. The Resident DJs were Pete Wardman (Kiss FM/Trade) and Kei (Wag Club/Aquarium) joined by Boy George, Anne Savage, Lisa Lashes, Sonique and Judge Jules. The London promoters were Dan Prince and Kirk Field from Mixmag. Music played at Sundissential is primarily of the hard house subgenre - a fast and hard electronic form of music that has much in common with techno and trance. In the early days Sundissential was unusual in its promotion of this style of
    6.25
    4 votes
    82
    Turnmills

    Turnmills

    Turnmills was a London nightclub on the corner of Turnmill Street and Clerkenwell Road in the London Borough of Islington. It closed on the morning of 24 March 2008. The club was the first to obtain a 24 hour dance licence in the UK spearheading the move to all night clubbing in the 1990s. It was the home of Trade, the first after hours club in Britain and was owned by the late John Newman, the father of DJ Tall Paul. The club also hosted 'The Gallery' on Friday nights, which attracted the biggest names in progressive house, trance and techno, such as Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and Judge Jules. Residents included DJ Tall Paul, Sister Bliss and Hernan Cattaneo. Since Turnmill's closure, The Gallery has made a successful move to Ministry of Sound, in Elephant & Castle. On 24 January 2008, Turnmills formally announced its closure as a clubbing venue on 23 March 2008. This is due to the expiry of the lease on the building.
    6.25
    4 votes
    83
    Hartford

    Hartford

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut and the historic seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford's population was 124,775, making it Connecticut's third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", Hartford houses many insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region's major industry. Almost 400 years old, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States. Following the American Civil War, Hartford was the wealthiest city in the United States for several decades. In 1868, Mark Twain wrote before he died, "Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief." In 2004, the Hartford metropolitan area ranked second nationally in per capita economic activity, behind only San Francisco. Hartford is ranked 32nd of 318 metropolitan areas in total economic production. Hartford is home to the nation's oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum; the oldest public park, Bushnell Park; the oldest continuously published newspaper, The Hartford Courant; the second-oldest secondary school,
    7.00
    3 votes
    84
    Harvey's

    Harvey's

    Harvey's is a fast food restaurant chain that operates in Canada, with locations concentrated in southern Ontario, southern Quebec, as well as the Maritimes, Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. It serves hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, and other traditional fast food fare. The chain is owned by Cara Operations. Harvey's is the second-largest Canadian-established restaurant chain behind Tim Hortons, and is the fourth-largest burger chain in Canada. Harvey's is known for its grilled burgers, allowing customers the choice of 11 different toppings, including lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, onions, hot peppers, and a wide selection of condiments ranging from ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise to Frank's Red Hot sauce. Cooked burgers are placed in view of the customer, behind a glass counter, while an employee garnishes the burger according to the customer's wishes before wrapping it in paper and serving it to them. In this sense, Harvey's is closer to the model used by submarine sandwich chains like Subway, as opposed to other burger chains which use a set list of toppings for each burger, omitting toppings only at the customer's specific
    7.00
    3 votes
    85
    Lansing

    Lansing

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Lansing ( /ˈlænsɪŋ/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located mostly in Ingham County, although small portions of the city extend into Eaton County. The 2010 Census places the city's population at 114,297, making it the fifth largest city in Michigan. The population of its Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was 464,036, while the even larger Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population, which includes Shiawassee County, was 534,684. The Lansing Metropolitan Area, colloquially referred to as "Mid-Michigan", is an important center for educational, cultural, governmental, business, and high-tech manufacturing, including two medical schools, one veterinary school, two nursing schools, two law schools, including the nation's largest law school (Thomas M. Cooley Law School), a Big Ten Conference university (Michigan State), the Michigan State Capitol, the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, a federal court, the Library of Michigan and Historical Center, and headquarters of four national insurance companies. Lansing is the only U.S. state capital (among the 47 located in counties) that is not also a county seat. The county seat of Ingham County is Mason, but the
    7.00
    3 votes
    86
    Mesa

    Mesa

    • Parent organization: Battery Solutions
    Mesa ( /ˈmɛsə/ MES-ə) is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona and is a suburb located about 20 miles (32 km) east of PhoenixMesa is in the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south, and Apache Junction on the east. As of the 2010 Census Mesa became Arizona's center of population. Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, after Phoenix and Tucson, the 38th-largest city and largest suburb in the US. The city is home to 439,041 as of 2010, reported by the Census Bureau, making its population larger than more recognizable cities such as Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Cleveland. Mesa is home to numerous higher education facilities including Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University. The history of Mesa dates back at least 2,000  years to the arrival of the Hohokam people. The Hohokam, whose name means "All Used Up" or "The Departed Ones", built the original canal system. The canals were the largest and most sophisticated in the prehistoric New World. Some were up to 90 feet (27 m) wide and ten
    7.00
    3 votes
    87
    Stir Crazy

    Stir Crazy

    Stir Crazy is a restaurant chain based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in Asian-style stir fry food and other Asian-themed dishes. Stir Crazy features a Market Bar or "build your own stir fry" menu, where the customer creates a custom stir fry dish from about 30 different vegetables, spices, and sauces. After placing the selections in a small wok, the customer hands it to a chef who prepares it along with a choice of meats, fish, rice, and/or noodles. The stir fry is cooked in front of the customer. The menu also features many traditional Asian appetizers and entrees which are prepared to order. Stir Crazy also features a Crazy Buddha Bar, which serves both traditional drinks and unique Stir Crazy creations. Stir Crazy has locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, New York, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Indiana and Minnesota. In August 2009, Stir Crazy Restaurants LLC merged with Flat Top Grill, also based in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, to form Flat Out Crazy, LLC.
    7.00
    3 votes
    88
    Bath & Body Works

    Bath & Body Works

    • In shopping center: Hamilton Place Mall
    Bath & Body Works, LLC, is an American retail store under the Limited Brands umbrella. It was founded in 1990 in New Albany, Ohio and has since expanded across the United States and Canada. It specializes in lotions, bath items, personal care items, and home fragrances. The company launched both a seasonal catalog and a website in 2006. In November 2006, Bath and Body Works launched its first television commercial advertisement. Net sales as of January 28, 2006, were US$2,285,000,000, significantly higher than all other Limited Brands, except Victoria's Secret. In July 2008, the company announced that it was opening six locations in Canada. With the company acquiring Canadian-based La Senza, they felt it was the opportunity to move into a growing Canadian market, with The Body Shop being its main competition. In January 2009, they introduced the new packaging for the Signature Collection. The labels have also changed for the Signature Collection bodycare products, as well as the Slatkin & Co. and Bath and Body Works Signature home fragrance scents, including plug-in Wallflowers, Scentports, candles, room sprays and fragrance oils. They have also begun offering shipping to Canada.
    6.00
    4 votes
    89
    Hamburger Station

    Hamburger Station

    Hamburger Station is a small chain of fast food stores in the Northeast Ohio, USA area. The hamburgers they serve are offered in a variety of quantities and are similar in size to White Castle hamburgers. The hamburgers are served on small buns with pickles, mustard, and fresh onions. Eventually, cheeseburgers, fries, and ketchup were introduced. The french fries served are fresh cut "fair style," along with fresh cut and battered onion rings, and lemonade made from squeezed lemons on site. Also popular are Reuben Balls, the ingredients of a reuben sandwich rolled into a ball, breaded, and fried; Gyros and Chicken Sandwiches. The Canton Road location also serves breakfast. Jim Lowe was a longtime employee of Thacker's Peppy Service Lunch Counter- a very old and successful hamburger restaurant located on Akron's East Side. Thacker's opened their doors in the mid-20's, as the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Plant #1 expanded rapidly to keep up with the burgeoning automotive industry. It was the hamburger of choice for rubber workers, who worked only steps away, across the street. Over the years, Lowe acquired the recipe for the cooking oil that Date and Ted Thacker made up behind closed
    6.00
    4 votes
    90
    Cafe Wha?

    Cafe Wha?

    Cafe Wha? is a club in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City that has been home to various musicians and comedians. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, The Velvet Underground, Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys, Kool and the Gang, Peter, Paul & Mary, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and many others all began their careers at the Wha? Although Cafe Wha? was sold by its owner, Manny Roth, in 1968, the club remains at its original location, 115 Macdougal Street, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets. Roth is the uncle of David Lee Roth. The original Cafe Wha? closed in the late 1960s, when the room was taken over by Menachem Dworman, who ran the Cafe Feenjon in the location until 1987. The Feenjon featured Israeli and Middle Eastern music. In 1987, the room was taken over by Noam Dworman, a guitar player, who changed the room back to a rock music format. In 1986 Dworman had introduced to the Feenjon the concept of a rock music house band made up of the most talented performers in the area. The band performed for a year at the Cafe Feenjon on Wednesdays and Sundays, quickly becoming so popular that they took over the entire week. When
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    2 votes
    91
    Chippendales dancers

    Chippendales dancers

    Chippendales is a touring dance troupe best known for its male erotic dancing (striptease) performances and for its dancers' distinctive upper body costume of a bow tie and shirt cuffs worn on an otherwise bare torso. Established in 1979, Chippendales was the first all-male stripping troupe to make a business performing for mostly female audiences. Through the quality of its staging and choreography, Chippendales also helped legitimize stripping as a form of popular entertainment. Today, the company produces Broadway-style shows worldwide and licenses its intellectual property for select consumer products ranging from apparel and accessories to slot machines and video games. The Chippendales perform in a ten-million dollar theater and lounge built specifically for them at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Annually, the official men of Chippendales are seen by almost two million people worldwide, performing in more than 25 cities in the U.S., 23 cities in Central and South America, 60 European cities, four Asian countries, and eight South African cities. Chippendales was founded in 1979 by Somen Banerjee, Paul Snider, and attorney Bruce Nahin. After operating a Mobil
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    2 votes
    92
    Mons Venus

    Mons Venus

    Mons Venus is a nude lap dancing strip club in Tampa, Florida. The club and its owner, Joe Redner, have frequently been engaged in legal battles with the Tampa City Council, which has tried to place restrictions on the industry for 25 years. Redner's advocacy group Voice of Freedom was originally created to chronicle these actions. Mons Venus and Redner won a large verdict in an eminent domain case when property was taken for a freeway. The Eminent Domain case did not involve the Mons; but rather another club that Joe co-owned, named Tanga
    8.00
    2 votes
    93
    Pepper Lunch

    Pepper Lunch

    Pepper Lunch (ペッパーランチ, Peppā-ranchi) is a "fast-steak" restaurant franchise popular in the Tokyo area. There are over 200 restaurants in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Macau, and the Philippines, as well as one branch in the United States. Pepper Lunch is a subsidiary of Pepper Food Service Co., Ltd. The restaurant's international operations are managed by Suntory F&B International. All of Pepper Lunch's branches serve Pepsi beverage products (as PepsiCo is a business partner of Suntory) except in Philippine branches, which serve Coca-Cola products in their beverage line. Pepper Lunch was created in 1994 by chef and inventor Kunio Ichinose, who wanted to serve quality fast food without hiring a chef. He devised a method using hot metal plates that are heated to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 Celsius) by an electromagnetic cooker. The raw meat with vegetables and/or rice are then placed on the plates, where they cook in front of the customer. The meat can be eaten rare or well done, depending on the customer's preference. The meal is then mixed with a choice of either the special honey brown sauce (Amakuchi) or garlic
    8.00
    2 votes
    94
    Quaker Steak and Lube

    Quaker Steak and Lube

    Quaker Steak & Lube is a casual dining restaurant chain based in Sharon, Pennsylvania. The original restaurant was built in 1974 by George "Jig" Warren and Gary "Mo" Meszaros in an abandoned gas station in downtown Sharon, and decorated with license plates and old automobiles. Originally a "cook-your-own-steak" establishment, Quaker Steak's signature dish is now its chicken wings and the variety of sauces used to season them. The name is a play on that of the motor oil company Quaker State. In 1974, gas stations across the country were closing in the aftermath of the 1973 oil crisis. George "Jig" Warren III and Gary "Moe" Meszaros came up with the idea of preserving the culture of old gas stations and high-powered muscle cars. They opened Quaker Steak & Lube, initially a "cook-your-own-steak" restaurant that showcased old muscle cars. The original location included a 1936 Chevrolet on the original hydraulic grease rack. As of 10 August 2010 (2010 -08-10), there are 42 restaurant locations, with the majority operating in eastern Ohio and western and central Pennsylvania. Locations do, however, span the United States including one location outside Denver, Colorado and another
    8.00
    2 votes
    95
    Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles

    Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles

    Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is a Long Beach, California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975. It is best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately, although they do offer more traditional menu items as well. Soon after it was opened, Hudson had friends in Motown and television such as Natalie Cole who would spread the word to other celebrities; Redd Foxx would tell his audience that he went there. The Los Angeles Times refers to Roscoe's as "such an L.A. institution that people don't even question the strange combo anymore." The New York Times refers to it as a "beloved soul food chain". The original location in Hollywood remains popular with celebrities. In 2008, Roscoe's fielded a successful trademark infringement lawsuit against "Rosscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles" which had recently opened in Chicago. The infringing store was forced to drop its infringing logo and name. A previous "Rosscoe's" had opened in New York City, but the LA-based chain opted to not sue that location because it had no plans to enter the market; however, Roscoe's did plan to enter the Chicago
    8.00
    2 votes
    96
    Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill

    Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill

    Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill (or simply Smokey Bones) is an American casual dining restaurant chain. Owned by Barbeque Integrated Inc. and under the umbrella of Sun Capital Partners, Smokey Bones is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The first Smokey Bones restaurant opened in Orlando in 1999 under its then owners, Darden Restaurants, Inc.. Currently, Smokey Bones has 66 restaurants in 17 Eastern states. On May 5, 2007, it was announced that Darden Restaurants was selling Smokey Bones. The chain was sold to Barbeque Integrated Inc., in December 2007 for approximately $80 million. Since purchasing Smokey Bones, Sun Capital Partners have been working on re-branding and redesigning the restaurant in an attempt to capture a new customer base. In one noticeable change, the name has been revised from Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill to Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. In August 2008, Smokey Bones completed its first restaurant makeover at its Waterford Lakes location in Orlando, Florida. The log cabin decor has been replaced with a more contemporary restaurant setting. The highlights include an extended bar area, high-definition televisions throughout the restaurant/bar and updated
    8.00
    2 votes
    97
    Anchor Bar

    Anchor Bar

    Anchor Bar is a restaurant located in Buffalo, New York which was the birthplace of spicy chicken wings, known outside the Buffalo area as Buffalo wings. The restaurant was initially established in 1935. Teressa Bellissimo is credited with the creation of the dish when she deep-fried some wings and covered them in Frank's RedHot hot sauce and butter. Chicken wings were previously used for soup or simply thrown away. She served them with blue cheese dip as hors d'oeuvres at the bar. They were initially offered for free. Anchor Bar sauces are sold in the United States at Tops Friendly Markets, and in Canada at Sobey's and Metro stores. In 2007, Iron Chef and Food Network personality Bobby Flay appeared at the Anchor Bar for a Buffalo wing "throwdown" with the self-proclaimed "Wing King", Drew Cerza. On the August 8, 2008 episode of Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen on PBS, Raichlen said that "the Buffalo wing was born at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964." In the summer of 2012, it was announced that a second location would open in Hamilton, Ontario. The second location will be located in the Jackson Square mall.
    9.00
    1 votes
    98
    Herston

    Herston

    • Parent organization: Queensland Institute of Medical Research
    Herston is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 3 km north of the Brisbane CBD. Herston is dominated by the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. The hospital campus is also shared by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the Royal Children's Hospital. Herston is mostly a residential suburb, with some areas of light industry near the main roads. Many of Herston's residents are employed by the hospital or nearby at the Queensland University of Technology in Kelvin Grove. There is also a significant student population that studies at the university. Prior to December 1968 the eastern side of the suburb was served by frequent tram services along Bowen Bridge Road, with routes converging from Chermside, Kalinga (until 1962), Stafford, and Grange. These services combined to provide the suburb with an off-peak service of a tram every 2½ minutes along Bowen Bridge Road in the late 1950s. The western side of the suburb was served by trams which ran along Kelvin Grove Road. This service also ceased in December 1968. Between 1953 and November 1968, the suburb was also served by Brisbane City Council trolley-buses which connected the suburb with Fortitude Valley and ran
    9.00
    1 votes
    99
    Plato's Retreat

    Plato's Retreat

    Plato's Retreat was a swingers' club in New York City, owned first by Larry Levenson, and later by Fred J. Lincoln, that catered to heterosexual couples. The club was opened by Larry Levenson in 1977, and was popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was located in the basement of the Ansonia Hotel, an ornate-19th century building on the corner of Broadway and West 73rd Street (230 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023) on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Prior to Plato's Retreat, the building housed the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse where Bette Midler provided musical entertainment early in her career. Plato's relocated to 509 West 34th Street in 1980. Plato's Retreat, a members-only establishment, required everyone to follow the club's numerous rules. Levenson, determined not to permit his nightspot to become infiltrated by male homosexuals, insisted that only straight couples – and women, escorted or otherwise – be allowed to enter the premises, and once a woman left a room after a sexual encounter, her male companion had to accompany her. This rule was intended to ensure that women nearly always outnumbered men – Levenson strictly prohibited sexual activity between males but
    9.00
    1 votes
    100
    Rainbow Bar and Grill

    Rainbow Bar and Grill

    The Rainbow Bar and Grill is a bar and restaurant on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, United States adjacent to the border of Beverly Hills, California. Its address is 9015 Sunset Boulevard. The bottom level of the Rainbow is the restaurant, The Rainbow Bar and Grill. Upstairs is an exclusive club called "Over the Rainbow". The Over the Rainbow consists of a full bar, dance floor, and a DJ booth. The restaurant is next to The Roxy Theatre and The Key Club. The restaurant was founded in early 1972 by Elmer Valentine, Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and others., opening on April 16, 1972 with a party for Elton John. At the time, the word "rainbow" signified peace and freedom. It quickly became known as a hangout for celebrities of all types. John Belushi ate his last meal (lentil soup) at table #16. For many years, the owner was Mario Maglieri. Before becoming the Rainbow, the restaurant was the Villa Nova restaurant, which was originally owned by film director Vincente Minnelli, at the time married to Judy Garland. Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe met at the restaurant on a blind date in 1952. The Rainbow became known as a hangout for rock musicians and their groupies.
    9.00
    1 votes
    101
    Singapore

    Singapore

    • Parent organization: Online Trading Academy
    Singapore (/ˈsɪŋəpɔr/), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. The country is highly urbanised with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation. Part of various local empires since being inhabited in the 2nd century AD, Singapore hosted a trading post of the East India Company in 1819 with permission from the Sultanate of Johor. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824 and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese in World War II, Singapore declared independence, uniting with other former British territories to form Malaysia in 1963, although it was separated from Malaysia two years later. Since then it has had a massive increase in wealth, and is one of the Four Asian Tigers. Singapore is the world's fourth leading financial centre, and its port is
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    1 votes
    102
    United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    • Parent organization: Online Trading Academy
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four administrative divisions (or countries): England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The latter three of these are devolved administrations, each with varying powers, based in their capital cities Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff respectively. Associated with the UK, but not constitutionally part of it, are the three Crown dependencies: Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. The United Kingdom has fourteen
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    1 votes
    103
    Dhaba

    Dhaba

    In India highways are dotted with local restaurants popularly known as dhabas (singular: dhaba; {Hindi: ढाबा). They generally serve local cuisine, and also serve as truck stops. In India they are most commonly found next to petrol stations, and most are open 24 hours a day. Since most Indian truck drivers are of Punjabi descent, and Punjabi food and music is quite popular throughout India, the word dhaba has come to represent any restaurant that serves Punjabi food, especially the heavily spiced and fried Punjabi fare preferred by many truck drivers. The word has come to represent sub-continental cuisine so much that many Indian restaurants in Europe and America have adopted it as a part of the name. Dhabas were characterized by mud structures and cots to sit upon (called 'chaarpai' in Hindi) while eating. A wooden plank would be placed across the width of the cot on which to place the dishes. With time, the cots were replaced by tables. The food is typically inexpensive and has a 'homemade' feel to it. The word has been alleged in folk etymology to stem from Punjabi dabba, m., box, lunch box, tiffin. Initial consonantal dh- neither give rise to nor develops from consonantal d-.
    6.67
    3 votes
    104
    Howell

    Howell

    • Parent organization: Battery Solutions
    Howell is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,489. It is the county seat of Livingston County and is located mostly within Howell Township, but is politically independent from Howell Township. The city is part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area. Howell is home to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest that the city hosts. Also notable is the "Legend of Sleepy Howell", a night to celebrate the Halloween spirit usually the weekend before Halloween and "Fantasy of Lights" parade that is in late November. The city is also the site of the Howell Melon Festival, an annual celebration of the Howell melon, a juicy hybrid cantaloupe known to grow only in the surrounding area. The three day festival, held in mid-August, draws approximately 50,000 visitors each year. Howell is also home to the Livingston Arts Council (LAC), founded in 1989, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of quality arts and cultural programs and events such as Halloween parties and Weddings for the enjoyment of the community and is centered at the renovated Howell Opera House. Built in 1881, the renovated first floor
    6.67
    3 votes
    105
    Mel's Drive-In

    Mel's Drive-In

    Mel's Drive-In (not to be confused with Mel's Diner) is an American restaurant chain founded in 1947 by Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs in San Francisco, California. In October 1963, the Mel's Drive in chain was picketed and subjected to a sit-in by the Ad Hoc Committee to End Discrimination over the fact that while the restaurant would serve food to African Americans and hired them as cooks, they were not allowed to work "up front" where they could be seen by white customers. More than 100 protesters were arrested. The picketing ended when Harold Dobbs, a San Francisco City Supervisor who had run for Mayor and lost, settled with the protesters and began to allow black workers "up front." Mel's was used as a location in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are out for a drive and Tracy pulls into Mel's and orders Oregon Boysenberry ice cream, then has a minor traffic altercation with a black man. The Mel's was located in the Excelsior district of San Francisco. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy never actually visited the location. In 1972, the restaurant was selected as a feature location by George Lucas for his 1973 film American Graffiti.
    6.67
    3 votes
    106
    Brisbane

    Brisbane

    • Parent organization: Queensland Institute of Medical Research
    Brisbane ( /ˈbrɪzbən/) is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.15 million, and the South East Queensland urban conurbation, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 km (14 mi) from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River valley between the bay and the Great Dividing Range. While the metropolitan area is governed by several municipalities, a large portion of central Brisbane is governed by the Brisbane City Council, which is by far Australia's largest Local Government Area by population. The demonym of Brisbane is Brisbanite. Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits, which, in turn, was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. The first European settlement in Queensland was a penal colony at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the
    5.75
    4 votes
    107
    Mister Donut

    Mister Donut

    Mister Donut is a fast food franchise founded in the United States in 1956. The primary offerings include donuts, coffee, muffins and pastries. After being acquired by Allied Lyons in 1990, most North American stores became Dunkin' Donuts. Today its main market is in Japan, with more than 1,300 stores. It also maintains a presence in Taiwan, South Korea, China, Philippines, Thailand and El Salvador. Harry Winokur worked with William Rosenberg in Dunkin' Donuts. After Winokur broke his partnership with Rosenberg, he went on to create Mister Donut in 1956, with stores in most of North America. The Mister Donut business became so popular that Winouker decided to go into franchising. As a result, Mister Donut began a rapid expansion that resulted in the opening of 275 stores in the U.S. and Canada. In 1970, Minneapolis-based International Multifoods Corporation, one of the world's largest and most successful food companies, acquired Mister Donut and its franchising concept from Winouker. It was the largest competitor to Dunkin' Donuts, which was founded in 1950, before being acquired by Dunkin' Donuts' then-parent company, Allied-Lyons, in February 1990. After the acquisition of Mister
    5.75
    4 votes
    108
    Oak Beach Inn

    Oak Beach Inn

    The Oak Beach Inn, commonly referred to by the abbreviation OBI, was a Long Island nightclub located in Oak Beach, on Jones Beach Island in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York. In 1969, Robert Matherson bought what was then a waterfront barrier island restaurant and converted it into an enormously popular (and controversial) nightclub. He later opened four more OBI night clubs and named them according to their geographic location. The OBI North was in Smithtown, New York, the OBI East near the Shinnecock Canal en route to The Hamptons and two OBI West locations in Island Park, New York. All five clubs were located on Long Island and were wildly successful for many years, bringing people in from all over Long Island, New York City, Westchester, southern Connecticut and New Jersey. One of the OBI West locations burned down after only a couple of years of packing in thousands on the weekends. Arson involving organized crime figures referred to in the movie "Goodfellas" was alleged but never substantiated. Over the years, the OBI was involved in many disputes with the local community over issues such as noise, parking and traffic. Finally, in 1999, Matherson sold the property
    5.75
    4 votes
    109
    Taste of Chicago

    Taste of Chicago

    The Taste of Chicago (mostly known as The Taste) is the world's largest food festival, held annually in mid-July in Chicago in Grant Park. The event is the largest festival in Chicago. Non-food-related events include live music on multiple stages, including the Petrillo Music Shell, pavilions, and film performances. Musical acts vary from local artists to nationally known artists like Carlos Santana, Moby, and Kenny Rogers. Since 2008, The Chicago Country Music Festival no longer occurs simultaneously with Taste of Chicago as it departed the Taste of Chicago for its own two-day festival typically held in the fall. Rides are also present, such as a Ferris Wheel and the Jump to Be Fit. In 2005, the Taste attracted about 3.5 million people with over 70 food vendors. Foods at the event include Chicago-style pizza, Chicago hot dogs, barbecued ribs, Italian Beef, Maxwell Street Polish Sausage, Eli's Cheesecake, and a variety of ethnic and regional foods. A record total of 3.6 million people visited the 2006 Taste of Chicago. Attendance for the previous record 10-day event, in 2004, was 3.59 million, with $12.33 million in revenue. In 2007, for first time in its history, the Taste of
    5.75
    4 votes
    110
    Union Hotel

    Union Hotel

    The Union Hotel is a historic landmark located on Main Street in Flemington, New Jersey. First constructed by Neal Hart in 1814, it served as a gathering place for well-to-do stagecoach passengers and socialites throughout the 19th Century, as well as many local characters and tourists visiting the area. The exterior of the present building dates to 1878. It gained national notoriety in the early months of 1935 when the trial of Bruno Hauptmann was conducted directly across the street at the Hunterdon County Courthouse and members of the national media covering the trial all stayed at the hotel. Decades later the property was purchased by new owners, renovated, restored, and converted into what is now officially known as the Union Hotel Restaurant. The second and third floors (which once housed hotel patrons) were left empty and unoccupied, adding to the growing mythos surrounding the widely-recognized Hunterdon County icon. Murals created by Carl Ritz with the assistance of Kurt Wiese adorn the hotel. In July 2008, managing partner John Blanos announced that the Union Hotel Restaurant would sell its liquor license but remain open. However, in August he announced that the
    5.75
    4 votes
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    Adidas

    Adidas

    • In shopping center: Gold Plaza
    Adidas AG (German pronunciation: [ˈadiˌdas]) is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufacturers sports clothing and accessories based in Herzogenaurach, Germany. It is the holding company for the adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company (including Ashworth), and Rockport. Besides sports footwear, Adidas also produces other products such as bags, shirts, watches, eyewear, and other sports- and clothing-related goods. Adidas is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second biggest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Adidas was founded in 1948 by Adolf Dassler, following the split of Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik between him and his older brother Rudolf. Rudolf later established Puma, which was the early rival of Adidas. Registered in 1949, Adidas is currently based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, along with Puma. The company's clothing and shoe designs typically feature three parallel bars, and the same motif is incorporated into Adidas's current official logo. The "Three Stripes" were bought from Karhu Sports in 1951. The company revenue for 2010 was listed at €11.99 billion. Christoph von Wilhelm
    7.50
    2 votes
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    Chaoyang District

    Chaoyang District

    • Parent organization: Mozilla Corporation
    Chaoyang District (simplified Chinese: 朝阳区; traditional Chinese: 朝陽區; pinyin: Cháoyáng Qū; lit. "facing the sun") is a district of Beijing, China. Chaoyang is home to the majority of Beijing's many foreign embassies, the well-known Sanlitun bar street, as well as Beijing's growing CBD. The Olympic Green, built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, is also in Chaoyang. Chaoyang extends west to Chaoyangmen on the eastern 2nd Ring Road, and nearly as far east as the Ximazhuang toll station on the Jingtong Expressway. Within the urban area of Beijing, it occupies 475 square kilometers, making it the largest district, with Haidian second. As of 2005, Chaoyang had a total population of 3,642,000, making it the second most populous in Beijing. The district has jurisdiction over 22 subdistrict offices and 20 area offices. Chaoyang is also home to Silk Street, and many other market areas, shopping malls, and restaurant strips. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture are headquartered in the district. China National Aviation Holdings Company (parent company of Air China), SOHO China, CITIC Group, Sinopec, and Beijing Capital Airlines have their headquarters in Chaoyang District.
    7.50
    2 votes
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    The Fillmore

    The Fillmore

    The Fillmore Auditorium is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California, made famous by Bill Graham. Named for its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard, it lies on the boundary of the Western Addition and the Pacific Heights neighborhoods. In 1968, Graham moved his concerts to a different venue in San Francisco, formerly known as The Carousel Ballroom and El Patio at Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, that he renamed Fillmore West. The original Fillmore Auditorium continued under the name The Elite Club. Graham began presenting concerts at the original Fillmore Auditorium again in the 1980s, but it was closed due to earthquake damage in October 1989. After much structural work, in 1994 the original Geary Boulevard location reopened as The Fillmore. As of 2008, The Fillmore is leased and operated by Live Nation. In the mid-1960s, The Fillmore Auditorium became the focal point for psychedelic music and counterculture in general, with such acts as John Mahon, The Grateful Dead,The Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Byrds, Big Brother and the Holding Company,
    7.50
    2 votes
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    The North Face

    The North Face

    • In shopping center: King of Prussia Mall
    The North Face, Inc. is an American outdoor product company specializing in outerwear, fleece, coats, shirts, footwear, and equipment such as backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags. The clothing and equipment lines are catered towards wilderness chic, climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and endurance athletes. The company sponsors professional athletes from the worlds of running, climbing, skiing and snowboarding. The North Face brand was established in 1968 in San Francisco, when Douglas Tompkins and Kenneth "Hap" Klopp created an equipment retail store that eventually acquired the name The North Face. This name was chosen because the north face of a mountain in the northern hemisphere is generally the most difficult face to climb. By the 1980s, skiwear was added to the line of products, and eventually camping equipment was added as well. The North Face is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation. As of 2007, The North Face was based in San Leandro, California, near its corporate sibling, JanSport. JanSport, in 2007, was the world's largest backpack maker and together, JanSport and The North Face manufactured nearly half of all small backpacks sold in the
    7.50
    2 votes
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    Vancouver

    Vancouver

    • Parent organization: ForgeRock
    Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington. Incorporated in 1857, it is the fourth largest city in the state with a 2010 census population of 161,791 as of April 1, 2010 census. Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County and forms part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, the 23rd-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Vancouver shares its name with the larger city of Vancouver located 305 miles (491 km) north in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Both cities were named in honor of sea captain George Vancouver, although the Canadian city was incorporated 29 years after the incorporation of Vancouver, Washington, and more than 60 years after the name Vancouver was first used in reference to the historic Fort Vancouver trading post on the Columbia River. City officials have periodically suggested changing the U.S. city's name to Fort Vancouver, Vancouver USA, or even Old Vancouver to reduce confusion with its northern neighbor. Many Pacific Northwest residents distinguish between the two cities by referring to the Canadian city as "Vancouver, B.C." and the United States one as "Vancouver, Washington," or
    7.50
    2 votes
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    Boudin Bakery

    Boudin Bakery

    Boudin Bakery (Anglicized pronunciation: "boo-DEEN") is a bakery based in San Francisco, California, known for its sourdough bread (self-proclaimed as the "Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread"). It was established in 1849 by Isidore Boudin, son of a family of master bakers from Burgundy, France, by blending the sourdough prevalent among miners in the Gold Rush with French techniques. Steven Giraudo, an artisan baker from Italy whose first job in America was at Boudin, bought the bakery in 1941 but later sold it. After a series of ownership changes the bakery was bought by two of Giraudo's sons through an investment bank. The bakery has locations on Fisherman's Wharf near San Francisco Bay, Disney California Adventure Park, and 30 other cafés scattered throughout California. The main bakery in San Francisco is in the Richmond District on the corner of 10th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. The Boudin Bakery hosts the attraction The Bakery Tour at Disney California Adventure Park, where tourists are given a tour about how sourdough bread is produced. The bakery still uses the same starter yeast-bacteria culture it developed during the California Gold Rush. The first outlet
    6.33
    3 votes
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    Café Pamplona

    Café Pamplona

    Café Pamplona, located at 12 Bow St. beside the intersection of Bow and Arrow Streets near Harvard Square, is an unusual and renowned café. When it opened in 1959 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it was the first café in the Square. The owner, Josefina Yanguas, claimed the café had the first espresso-maker in the city. Down a short flight of exterior stairs, past a patio with tables, customers enter the café's subterranean interior. The once austere decor includes bright yellow lights which make the thickly-plastered walls glow under low ceilings, and a black and white checked floor. Having survived the changes that have taken place since the mid-1980s, it has become a staple of the "Old Square." Josefina Yanguas, who arrived in America in 1947, roughly modelled the café after those of her native Pamplona, Spain. From 1959 until her death in 2007, Yanguas was the only owner of the café. Shortly after the café's inception Yanguas and her loyal Cuban chef Juana Rodríguez began preparing and serving food. As business grew Yanguas began to hire only men, in accord with Spanish habits. This practice lasted until 1999. In the Fall of that year this policy was revealed by the Harvard Crimson.
    6.33
    3 votes
    118
    Country Style

    Country Style

    Country Style, formerly Country Style Donuts, is a fast/casual chain of coffee shops operating primarily in the Canadian province of Ontario (where it ranks second among coffee chains), which serves oatmeal, soup, sandwiches, salads, and coffee. The chain is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. In January 2006, there were 120 "traditional" locations in Ontario. There are over 420 "non-traditional" locations embedded in other stores such as gas stations, convenience stores, arenas and movie theatres. Over 70% of customer purchases in 2001 were coffee. In total, Country Style has over 1000 locations in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick under the Country Style/Bistro name. Country Style has been in business since 1963 when it opened its first location in Toronto. Donut stores only accounted for about 17% of donut sales in Canada at that time so there was still a lot of room for growth (most were sold at supermarkets in bulk). Country Style experienced a lot of growth early on, opening 100 stores in the first 15–20 years of existence. It had 50 outlets in 1974 when it was the leading coffee and donut establishment in Canada above Tim Hortons (which passed it two
    6.33
    3 votes
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    Formosa Cafe

    Formosa Cafe

    The Formosa Cafe is a restaurant and bar at 7156 Santa Monica Boulevard at Formosa Avenue, West Hollywood, California, that has a long history of patronage from movie stars and movie industry people because of its location immediately adjacent to Samuel Goldwyn Studio (referred to as "The Lot"). The restaurant was started in 1925 by Jimmy Bernstein (who was described as a 1920s prize fighter). Bernstein operated initially in a Red Car trolley and it was located just east of The Lot Studios (which changed ownership over the years from Pickford-Fairbanks Studios to United Artists, to Samuel Goldwyn to Warner Hollywood Studios) where movies from Some Like it Hot to Scary Movie 2 were filmed. In 1945 Lem Quon became a partner and then took full ownership in 1976 when Berstein died. In remains in the family Quom's grandson Vince Jung managing it. Generations of movie stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable have eaten meals at the Cafe. It is located on Santa Monica Boulevard, State Route 2, in West Hollywood, just over the border from Los Angeles (and a short block away from the eponymous Formosa Ave). Legend has it that Frank Sinatra spent many nights at the Formosa in the 1950s,
    6.33
    3 votes
    120
    French Laundry

    French Laundry

    • Parent organization: Thomas Keller Restaurant Group
    The French Laundry is a French restaurant located in Yountville, California, in the Napa Valley. The chef and owner of the French Laundry is Thomas Keller. The restaurant building dates from 1900, and is in the National Register of Historic Places. The French Laundry is a perennial awardee in the annual Restaurant Magazine list of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World (having been named "Best Restaurant in the World" in 2003 and 2004), and since 2006, it has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide to San Francisco. It has also been favorably reviewed by The New York Times and called "the best restaurant in the world, period" by Anthony Bourdain. The building was built as a saloon in the 1900s by a Scottish stonesman for Pierre Guillaume. When a law was passed in 1906 prohibiting sale of alcohol within a mile of a veteran's home, Guillaume sold the building. In the 1920s, the building was owned by John Lande who used it as a French steam laundry, which is the origin of the restaurant's name. In 1978, the mayor of Yountville renovated the building into a restaurant. Don and Sally Schmitt owned the French Laundry for much of the 1980s, and the early 1990s. In 1994, Keller bought
    6.33
    3 votes
    121
    Granville Island Brewing

    Granville Island Brewing

    The Granville Island Brewing Company (GIB) is a microbrewery originally based on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was founded in 1984 as Canada’s first microbrewery. Granville Island Brewing dates back to 1984 when Mitch Taylor started the brewery. A guarantee for the good quality of German-style beer and the successful start of the new company on the market was the company's first diploma-holding brewmaster Rainer Kallähne. Mitch Taylor had recruited him in Germany in 1983. He was jointly responsible for planning, building and starting up the Brewery. Kallähne left the company in 1989. Between 1984 and 2005 Granville Island Brewing released 5 new beers. In August 2005 Andrew Peller Wines purchased Granville Island Brewing. In 2006 Granville Island Brewing renovated and expanded into their Kelowna brewing facility. In 2009 Molson Coors purchased Granville Island Brewing (through their subsidiary, Creemore Spring Brewing) from Andrew Peller Wines. Though the larger part of its base of operations moved inland to Kelowna, in the Okanagan Valley, the original brewery continues to manufacture some of the company's products, and offers beer-tasting tours. The
    6.33
    3 votes
    122
    Krystal

    Krystal

    Krystal is an American fast food restaurant chain with headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is known for its small, square hamburger sliders with steamed-in onions (however, it is possible to order without onions) and 24/7 business hours. Krystal's burgers resemble those of the Midwestern hamburger chain, White Castle. Krystal is popular with college students, and has become known for competitive eating contests, including one in which a record-holding participant ate over 100 hamburgers in a matter of minutes. Krystal announced that it will move its corporate headquarters from Chattanooga to Atlanta in early 2013. Founded October 24, 1932, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the first years of the Great Depression, entrepreneur Rody Davenport Jr. and partner J. Glenn Sherrill theorized that even in a severe economic upheaval, "People would patronize a restaurant that was kept spotlessly clean, where they could get a good meal with courteous service at the lowest possible price." The restaurant's first customer, French Jenkins, ordered six "Krystals" and a cup of coffee, all for the "bargain" price of $0.35, thus proving their theory true. Davenport visited White Castle
    6.33
    3 votes
    123
    Mickey's Diner

    Mickey's Diner

    Mickey's Diner is an art deco-styled, dining car restaurant located in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, at 36 West 7th Street. It was prefabricated in 1937 by the Jerry O'Mahony Diner Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey; shipped to Saint Paul by rail; and installed just before World War II. Measuring just 50 feet long by 10 feet wide, the 24-hour diner has operated non-stop since it first opened according to employees. In 1983, the diner was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the only building of its kind in the state of Minnesota. The original Mickey's Diner appears in several Hollywood movies including The Mighty Ducks, Jingle All the Way, and A Prairie Home Companion. The diner is also featured on the front and back cover of the 1985 self-titled, debut album of R&B singer, Alexander O'Neal. Additionally, the diner appears in O'Neal's 1985 music video for the song, "Innocent", and in the 1991 Pet Shop Boys music video for the song, "Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You)". A second Mickey's Diner under different management is located at 1950 West 7th Street in Saint Paul's Sibley neighborhood. It is decorated in the manner of a 1950s-style
    6.33
    3 votes
    124
    Stone soup

    Stone soup

    Stone Soup is an old folk story in which hungry strangers persuade local people of a town to give them food. It is usually told as a lesson in cooperation, especially amid scarcity. In varying traditions, the stone has been replaced with other common inedible objects, and therefore the fable is also known as button soup, wood soup, nail soup, and axe soup. In the Aarne-Thompson folktale classification system it is type 1548. Some travellers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travellers. Then the travellers go to a stream and fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing. The travellers answer that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavour, which they are missing. The villager does not mind parting with a few carrots to help them out, so that gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travellers again mention their stone soup which has
    6.33
    3 votes
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    Big Chicken

    Big Chicken

    The Big Chicken is a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Marietta, Georgia, which features a 56-foot-tall (17 m) steel-sided structure designed in the appearance of a chicken rising up from the top of the building. It is located at the city's biggest intersection of Cobb Parkway (U.S. 41) and Roswell Road (Georgia 120) and is a well-known landmark in the area. Constructed in 1956, it was remodelled following storm damage in 1993. The restaurant was built in 1956 at 12 Cobb Parkway, located on the newly-constructed stretch of Highway 41, the first divided highway in Cobb County. Taking advantage of the prime location on the new and quicker route for travelers on U.S. 41, Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake owner S.R. "Tubby" Davis erected the 56-foot (17-meter) tall structure over his restaurant in 1963 as a method of advertising. The novelty architecture was designed by Hubert Puckett, a Georgia Tech student of architecture, and fabricated by Atlantic Steel in nearby Atlanta (of which Marietta is a suburb). Davis later sold it to his brother, and it became a franchise of KFC. In January 1993, storm winds damaged the structure, and rather than tear it down KFC was forced by public
    8.00
    1 votes
    126
    Century Theatres

    Century Theatres

    • In shopping center: Del Monte Center
    Century Theatres is a movie theater chain that operates many multiplexes in the western United States, primarily in California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. In its later years, it had expanded into the inter-mountain states, the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and parts of the Midwest. Founded in 1941, the chain was headquartered in San Rafael, California until it was acquired by Cinemark Theaters from Plano, Texas in 2006. Many now-Cinemark-owned theaters continue to operate under the "Century" name. The Century Theater chain was originally named Syufy Enterprises, for its founder Raymond Syufy (senior), who built his first theater in Vallejo, CA in 1941. The first Century theater was the Century 21 in San Jose, California, which opened in 1963, adjacent to the Winchester Mystery House. The Century 21 theater was built to showcase Cinerama type movies (the left and right empty projection booths are still present), but in fact, it showed only 70mm movies. The screen was later replaced with a flat model, and has remained intact as a throwback to the domed Cinerama palaces of the 1960s. The "Century 21" name was a tactic used to convey to the viewing public a "futuristic image".
    8.00
    1 votes
    127
    Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

    Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

    The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a restaurant which operates from a converted fleet of three vintage trams in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Company Limited was formed in 1981 to operate restaurant trams, with 1927 W2 class tram number 442 acquired for conversion after 55 years of MMTB service. Work commenced in 1982 at the Preston Workshops, with the drop centre floor raised to give a level floor throughout, and a single entry door provided on one side of the tram. Two saloons were provided either side of a central kitchen and washroom, one saloon seating 12 while the other seats 24 patrons. The service started in August 1983 with the single tram, as amendments were required to the Liquor Licence Act to allow for the service of alcohol on a mobile restaurant. The driver and conductor were provided by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (then operator of the tramway network) while onboard staff are Colonial Tramcar Restaurant employees. Two 1948 SW6 class trams were later added to the fleet, and in 2006 the W2 was retired and replaced with a third SW6 class tram. All have distinctive burgundy livery, and can seat 36 passengers each. The restaurant,
    8.00
    1 votes
    128
    Eaton's Ninth Floor

    Eaton's Ninth Floor

    The Montreal Eaton's 9th floor restaurant (also known simply known as "The Ninth Floor") is an endangered Art deco landmark in Montreal, Canada. It has not been open or accessible to the public since 1999. Lady Eaton was the wife of the multi-millionaire owner of the former Eaton's chain of department stores in Canada. For several decades she endeavoured to give her own interpretation of "class and style" to the major stores in the chain. On January 26, 1931, she opened a large art deco restaurant on the top (9th) floor of the Montreal Eaton's store, designed by the architect Jacques Carlu. It was a very close copy of the first class dining hall of her favourite transatlantic liner, the Ile de France. After being closed for several years following Eaton's bankruptcy in 1999, the 9th floor restaurant was given heritage status by the Québec government. Plans for retrofitting the restaurant to modern safety standards were drawn up by Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss et associés, a Montreal architectural firm but have yet to be implemented. Currently it is mothballed and slowly deteriorating. This restaurant is now the largest memento of the defunct liner and is a registered historical site.
    8.00
    1 votes
    129
    Fnac

    Fnac

    • In shopping center: Cascais Shopping
    Fnac (originally Fédération Nationale d’Achats des Cadres, or National Shopping Federation for Managers ) is an international entertainment retail chain offering cultural and electronic products, founded by André Essel and Max Théret in 1954. It is a subsidiary of PPR. Fnac is the largest retailer of its kind in France. Its head office is in Le Flavia in Ivry-sur-Seine near Paris. The company's founders, André Essel and Max Théret were both part of France's Young Socialist movement. Fnac was founded to provide affordable products to the worker, who had increasing purchasing power. As a result, it has remained true to its socialist beliefs. Today, the company prides itself on offering a diverse range of products, impartial advice from their employees, ensuring their products are up to standard by being checked in an independent test centre and blacklisting those that do not meet a minimum set of requirements. Fnac also holds multiple "forums" throughout the year, which are opportunities for customers to have open dialogue with people such as Pedro Almodóvar, George Lucas, and David Cronenberg, discussions with authors including Paul Auster, Pierre Bourdieu, and Françoise Giroud in
    8.00
    1 votes
    130
    Goose Island Brewery

    Goose Island Brewery

    Goose Island Brewery is a brewery located in Chicago, Illinois, that began as a single brewpub known as Clybourn, which was opened in May 1988 by John Hall in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. The larger brewery (as we know it today) was opened in 1995, while the second brewpub, Wrigleyville, was opened in 1999. On March 28, 2011, Goose Island announced that it will sell its 58% stake in Fulton Street Brewery LLC (the legal name of Goose Island Brewing) to distribution partner Anheuser-Busch. The remaining 42% stake, owned by Craft Brewers Alliance LLC, is also to be purchased by Anheuser-Busch. Goose Island produces several year-round and seasonal styles of craft beer, the best-known of which are 312 Urban Wheat Ale and Honker's Ale. Goose Island also offers Root Beer and various sodas including Orange Cream and Grape soda. The beers are distributed across the United States and the United Kingdom, after a large stake of the company was sold to Widmer Brothers Brewery in 2006, and the brewery was able to expand into different markets. The brewer began distributing Matilda west of the Rockies in March 2010. Goose Island outsources the production of some of its beers. Honker's Ale
    8.00
    1 votes
    131
    Indonesia

    Indonesia

    • Parent organization: Online Trading Academy
    Indonesia (/ˌɪndəˈniːʒə/ IN-də-NEE-zhə or /ˌɪndoʊˈniːziə/ IN-doh-NEE-zee-ə), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia Indonesian pronunciation: [rɛpʊblɪk ɪndɔnɛsɪa]), is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,508 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world's sixteenth largest by nominal GDP and fifteenth largest by purchasing power parity. The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with China and India. Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early
    8.00
    1 votes
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    Le Gavroche

    Le Gavroche

    Le Gavroche is a restaurant at 43 Upper Brook Street in Mayfair (London, England). It was opened in 1967 by Michel and Albert Roux although the original premises were at 61 Lower Sloane Street until 1981. The restaurant offers classical French food, although some dishes come with something of a modern twist. Notable dishes are Soufflé Suissesse (cheese soufflé baked on double cream); Le Caneton Gavroche (whole poached duck in a light consommé served with three sauces for two); and Omelette Rothschild. Albert's son Michel Roux Jr is the current chef patron having taken over the kitchen in 1991. Under his stewardship Le Gavroche has been consistently placed in Restaurant's Top 50. The current head chef is Rachel Humphrey. In 1982 it became the first restaurant in the UK to be awarded three Michelin stars although it was demoted to two stars in 1993. Regarding the loss of the third star Michel Roux Jr said: "Certainly I would love three stars. I believe in the system and the recognition would be wonderful. But I am not cooking that style of food. There are dishes that are worthy of it but my style really doesn't suit that status." Chefs who have worked in the kitchen of Le Gavroche
    8.00
    1 votes
    133
    Filene's

    Filene's

    • In shopping center: Danbury Fair Mall
    Filene's was a Boston-based department store owned by Federated Department Stores (1929-1988; 2005-2006), and May Department Stores (1988-2005). It operated throughout New England and in New York. Filene’s was founded in 1881 by William Filene under the name Filene’s sons and Co. William Filene was a German Jewish immigrant from Posen, Prussia, who immigrated to Boston in 1848. By 1881 Filene had built up many small retail shops around Boston creating his own department store. Although William Filene is credited with creating Filene’s, it was his sons, Edward and Lincoln, who took the store into greatness. Edward and Lincoln were two of the most well known businessmen in America and were responsible for turning their father’s clothing store into one of the largest department stores in the country. The two sons assumed management of the store in 1891 and inherited the store upon their father’s death in 1901. In 1908 Edward Filene opened the automatic bargain annex or Filene's Basement as a way to sell excess merchandise from the upstairs department store. He also developed an automatic mark-down schedule to mark down merchandise still used today. Edward's influence gave Filene’s an
    5.25
    4 votes
    134
    Spudulike

    Spudulike

    Spudulike is a United Kingdom-based fast food franchise founded in Edinburgh in 1974. Its products are baked potatoes (potatoes being known as "spuds" in colloquial British English), with a wide range of fillings. It has branches across Britain. The chain was started in Edinburgh, Scotland by Kim Culley and David and Barbara Leggate. The decision to start the business was taken following dissatisfaction with their jobs. The initial store in Edinburgh opened as a take-away, but the format for more modern stores has been to provide in-store seating or to be positioned in food courts at shopping centres. Following the success of the initial business, British School of Motoring (BSM) took over the business, as both businesses had common franchising ambitions. BSM provided the necessary skills and resources to help further expand the chain throughout Britain. They assisted with matters such as corporate image, new product ideas and equipment. The company is now a family owned concern, (after separating from BSM) and operates a mix of company owned city centre and shopping centre outlets as well having some sites operated under franchise. The company's mission statement is: "To provide
    5.25
    4 votes
    135
    Swiss Chalet

    Swiss Chalet

    Swiss Chalet is a Canadian chain of casual dining restaurants founded in 1954 in Toronto. As of 2008, there are over 200 Swiss Chalet restaurants in Canada. Swiss Chalet is among the holdings of Cara Operations, which also owns the fast food chain Harvey's. Swiss Chalet and Harvey's franchises frequently share locations. Some locations are more akin to fast food restaurants. Swiss Chalet claims that the restaurant's signature rotisserie chicken dish is based on a Swiss recipe. The first Swiss Chalet restaurant, at 234 Bloor Street West in Toronto, operated for 52 years. The building featured exposed-beam ceilings in the Swiss chalet style. This store closed in 2006 and was demolished in 2009 to make place for a condominium development. The stores' points of sale variously include in-store dining rooms, drive-through windows, take-out counters, delivery, and a website for online food ordering. Cara Operations retails Signature Swiss Chalet sauce, gravy, and marinade (as powdered mixes) in Canadian supermarkets. The Quarter Chicken Dinner, the restaurant's signature dish, comprises a roasted chicken leg or breast with "Chalet Sauce", a bread roll, and a side dish. Swiss Chalet's side
    5.25
    4 votes
    136
    CBGB

    CBGB

    CBGB (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became a forum for American punk and New Wave bands like Ramones, Misfits, Television, the Patti Smith Group, Mink DeVille, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, The Fleshtones, The Voidoids, The Cramps, The B-52's, Blondie, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Shirts, and Talking Heads. From the early 80's until its later years, it would mainly become known for Hardcore punk with bands such as Agnostic Front, Murphy's Law, U.S. Chaos, Cro-Mags, Warzone, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick of It All, and Youth of Today becoming synonymous with the club. The storefront and large space next door to the club served as the "CBGB Record Canteen" (record shop and cafe) for many years. Eventually, in the late eighties, the record store was closed and replaced with a second performance space and art gallery, named "CB's 313 Gallery". The gallery went on to showcase many popular bands and singer-songwriters who played in a musical style more akin to acoustic rock, folk, jazz, or
    7.00
    2 votes
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    Columbus

    Columbus

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Columbus is the capital of and the largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio. The broader metropolitan area encompasses several counties and is the third largest in Ohio behind those of Cleveland and Cincinnati. Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the United States of America. It is the county seat of Franklin County, yet the city has expanded and annexed portions of adjoining Delaware County and Fairfield County. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816. The city has a diverse economy based on education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology. Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city. It is home to the world's largest private research and development foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute; CAS, or Chemical Abstracts Service, the world's largest clearinghouse of chemical information; NetJets, the world's largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet; and The Ohio State University, the
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    Detroit

    Detroit

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Detroit ( /diˈtrɔɪt/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and the seat of Wayne County. It is the major city among the primary cultural, financial, and transportation centers in the Metro Detroit area, a region of 5.2 million people, and serves as a major port on the Detroit River connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. It was founded on July 24, 1701, by the French explorer, adventurer, and nobleman Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. In 2010, the city had a population of 713,777 and ranked as the 18th most populous city in the United States. The name Detroit sometimes refers to the Metro Detroit area with a population of 4,296,250 for the six-county Metropolitan Statistical Area, the United States' thirteen-largest, and a population of 5,218,852 for the nine-county Combined Statistical Area as of the 2010 Census. The Detroit–Windsor area, a critical commercial link straddling the Canada–U.S. border, has a total population of about 5,700,000. Known as the world's traditional automotive center, "Detroit" is a metonym for the American automobile industry and an important source of popular music legacies celebrated by the city's two familiar
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    Dixie Chicken

    Dixie Chicken

    The Dixie Chicken, also known as The Chicken, has been "College Station's most famous watering hole since 1974," and is notable for its role in Texas A&M University tradition. "Nationally known," the Dixie Chicken claims to serve the most beer per square foot of any bar in the United States. “One of the most recognizable restaurants in College Station,” the Dixie Chicken is known as Texas A&M's "favorite local watering hole." The Dixie Chicken is the oldest and most famous bar in the Northgate district, has a live snake on the premises, and is home to a weekly domino tournament. The Dixie Chicken was founded by Don Anz and Don Ganter, businessmen who were involved with several organizations related to Texas A&M. Ganter died in 2004, just days after the Dixie Chicken had its 30th anniversary. In the late 1970s, the Aggie tradition of "ring dunking" began at the Dixie Chicken. In this tradition concerning Ring Day, a student drops their class ring into a pitcher of beer which is then chugged on the back porch of the Dixie Chicken. This is not a university-sanctioned tradition, though some estimate that anywhere between 25 to 75 percent of students dunk their rings. Along with a
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    London

    London

    • Parent organization: PageTraffic
    London /ˈlʌndən/ is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly. London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is the world's leading financial centre alongside New York City and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London has been described as a world cultural capital. It is the
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    Mamak stall

    Mamak stall

    A mamak stall, is a food establishment which serves mamak food. In Malaysia, the term mamak refers to Tamil Muslims, who generally own and operate them. Although traditionally operated from roadside stalls, some modern mamak stall operators have expanded their businesses into restaurant or cafe-type establishments. Mamak stalls tend to be popular among Malaysian youths as hang out spots, due to cheap food and beverages being served 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. People of all races, religions and ages frequent mamak stalls to gossip or catch a late-night football game while enjoying a cup of hot teh tarik. No other eatery has quite as much cultural significance in Malaysia, save for the kopi tiam. The Malaysian Mamak (commonly known as Mamak) are Tamil Muslims of Malaysian nationality, whose forefathers mostly migrated from South India to the Malay Peninsula and various locations in Southeast Asia centuries ago. They are regarded as part of the Malaysian Indian community. Indian Muslims were believed to first arrive at Samudera (now Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia) back in the early 10th century, and later settled down in Peninsular Malaysia. Although the origins of the word are
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    Manchester

    Manchester

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, the tenth largest city in New England, and the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It is in Hillsborough County along the banks of the Merrimack River, which divides the city into eastern and western sections. Manchester is near the northern end of the Northeast megalopolis. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 109,565, the most of any New England city north of Boston, including other Massachusetts cities. In 2009 CNNMoney.com rated Manchester 13th in a list of the 100 best cities to live and launch a business in the United States. In addition, Kiplinger voted Manchester the second most tax friendly city in the United States, second only to Anchorage, Alaska. Also in 2009, Forbes magazine ranked the Manchester region first on its list of "America's 100 Cheapest Places to Live." Pennacook Indians called it Namoskeag, meaning "good fishing place"—a reference to the Amoskeag Falls in the Merrimack River. In 1722, John Goffe settled beside Cohas Brook, later building a dam and sawmill at what was dubbed Old Harry's Town. It was
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    McSorley's Old Ale House

    McSorley's Old Ale House

    McSorley's Old Ale House, generally known as McSorley's, is the oldest "Irish" tavern in New York City. Located at 15 East 7th Street in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, it was one of the last of the "Men Only" pubs, only admitting women after legally being forced to do so in 1970. The aged artwork, newspaper articles covering the walls, sawdust floors, and the Irish waiters and bartenders give McSorley's an atmosphere that many consider, correctly or not, reminiscent of "Olde New York." No piece of memorabilia has been removed from the walls since 1910, and there are many items of "historical" paraphernalia in the bar, such as Houdini's handcuffs, which are connected to the bar rail. There are also wishbones hanging above the bar; supposedly they were hung there by boys going off to World War I, to be removed when they returned, so the wishbones that are left are from those that never returned. Two of McSorley's mottos are "Be Good or Be Gone", and "We were here before you were born". Prior to the 1970 ruling, the motto was "Good Ale, Raw Onions and No Ladies"; the raw onions can still be had as part of McSorley's cheese platter. New York magazine considered McSorley's
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    Nick Tahou Hots

    Nick Tahou Hots

    Nick Tahou Hots, originally known as Hots and Potatoes, is a Rochester, New York, landmark restaurant featuring a dish called the Garbage Plate. The restaurant was founded in 1918 by Alex Tahou, the grandfather of the current owner (also named Alex Tahou), and named for Nick Tahou, the founder's son, who operated the establishment until his death in 1997. While there are other Upstate New York variants, Nick Tahou's is the originator of the Garbage Plate and, as holder of the trademark, the only restaurant able to use the name. A Garbage Plate is a combination of one selection of cheeseburger, hamburger, red hots, white hots, Italian sausage, chicken tender, fish (haddock), fried ham, grilled cheese, or eggs; and two sides of either home fries, French fries, baked beans, or macaroni salad. On top of that are the options of mustard and onions, and Nick's proprietary hot sauce, a sauce with spices and slowly simmered ground beef. It's served with rolls or Italian toast on the side, fresh from the bakery next door. Health.com named the Garbage Plate the fattiest food in the state of New York. A charitable Garbage Plate Run is sponsored by the University of Rochester's Sigma Phi
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    O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bars

    O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bars

    O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bars, also known as O'Briens, is an international franchise sandwich bar chain founded in Ireland in 1988 by Brody Sweeney. As of October 2009, O'Briens was operated by Irish fast food chain Abrakebabra. In 1988, Irish businessman, Brody Sweeney set up his first sandwich shop in Dublin. He chose the name O'Brien’s because it was the most common name in the phone book and he wanted a very common Irish surname in the event of expansion overseas. Initially only in Ireland, the chain is now operating over 300 sandwich bars in Australia, China, Denmark, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, India, Indonesia, Bahrain, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and Thailand. The layout of the sandwich bar follows a particular pattern. In many cases there are no tables or chairs and take-away is the only option. Outlets are usually single storey. Outdoor seating is sometimes offered. Several different breads are available, including rolls and two types of wraps. If eaten in-store, crisps are served with the sandwich. Fillings include a range of meats, cheese, vegetables and sauces. In November 2008, Sweeney acknowledged that the company had not complied
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    The Coronation Tap

    The Coronation Tap

    The Coronation Tap is a ciderhouse, a pub that specialises in serving cider, in Clifton, Bristol. The Coronation Tap, or Cori to regulars, has existed under that name for at least two hundred years. It is at least thirty years older than the Clifton Suspension Bridge and was described in 1806 as "a beerhouse with cottage adjoining". The most popular drink is the strong Exhibition Cider, served in half pints. The pub is popular with students within the city.
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    The Masque

    The Masque

    The Masque was a small punk rock club in central Hollywood, California which existed intermittently from 1977 to 1979. It is remembered as a key part of the early L.A. punk scene. The Masque was founded by a Scot named Brendan Mullen, and was the nexus of the Los Angeles punk subculture. It was located at 1655 North Cherokee Avenue, between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue. Many L.A. bands frequently performed there, including X, The Germs, The Bags, Nervous Gender, The Screamers, Black Randy and the Metrosquad, The Alley Cats, F Word, Backstage Pass, The Wildcats, Suburban Lawns, The Mau-Mau's, The Weirdos, The Quick, Catholic Discipline, The Zeros, The Blasters, The Avengers, The Dils, The Skulls, The Controllers and others. X and The Go-Go's rented practice space there. Rhino 39, one of Long Beach, California's earliest punk rock bands played there often. At least two compilation records featuring live performances at The Masque have been released. The Masque was closed by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1978, and briefly re-opened before closing its doors permanently in 1979. The building was renovated in 2006. While most of the walls have been removed, the remaining
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    Tully's Coffee

    Tully's Coffee

    Tully's Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington, United States. Its stores serve specialty coffees, espresso, baked goods, pastries, and coffee-related supplies. It also has overseas licensing agreements in Japan and South Korea where its brand name is used for Tully's coffee houses in those countries. Tully Coffee is well known for once following an expansion strategy of opening stores adjacent to the opposing coffee giant Starbucks, also based in Seattle. There's a running joke in Seattle that the easiest way to find a Tully's is to stand in front of a Starbucks and turn around. The busiest Tully's in the world is located inside the Boeing Everett factory, near where 747 aircraft are built. Tully's opened its first store in Seattle, Washington in 1992. The founder of Tully's Coffee, Tom Tully O'Keefe, planned to rival the quickly expanding Starbucks coffee. Tully's quickly developed into a strong regional specialty-coffee retailer that was concentrated in Puget Sound, where coffee loyalty is so deep there is one coffee shop for every 4000 people. In 2006, Tully's made its first net profit. But more recently, the president and CEO has
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    White Mana

    White Mana

    White Manna and White Mana are the names of two fast food diners in the U.S. state of New Jersey, named after manna, the Biblical food. They were originally opened by Louis Bridges, who purchased the original diner that was introduced in the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens. Both buildings were manufactured by Paramount Diners of Oakland, New Jersey in the late-1930s. Bridges owned five diners, all named "White Manna". The White Mana, located at 470 Tonnele Avenue in Western Slope in Jersey City is a historical landmark and was the 1939 World's Fair building, as well as the first Manna to open. When originally introduced, it was called the "diner of the future" and an "Introduction to Fast Food." According to the present owner, Mario Costa, Jr., the reason for the difference in spelling was a result of an error when the sign was serviced. It is famous for its hamburgers and sells approximately 3,000 a week. Costa, who had worked at the diner through high school and college, bought the diner for $80,000 in 1979 from Bridges’ brother Webster. In 1996, Costa decided to sell the diner and lot for $500,000, but soon regretted the deal when he discovered that
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    Casa Bonita

    Casa Bonita

    Casa Bonita (Spanish; literally means "pretty house") is a chain of Mexican-themed "eatertainment" restaurants which originated in Oklahoma City. As of 2011, only one location remains open, in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood, Colorado. There was also a northern Arizona chain of Mexican restaurants using the Casa Bonita name founded in 2003. Locations included Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Lake Havasu, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Sedona. They were not related to the eatertainment franchise, and in 2011 they changed their name to Plaza Bonita. Another unrelated restaurant of the same name is located in Libertyville, IL. The restaurant's food service is similar in style to Pancho's Mexican Buffet. Founder Bill Waugh opened the first Casa Bonita restaurant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1968. By the mid-1970s, the chain had expanded to locations in adjacent states and was known for its "all you can eat" beef or chicken plates and offering sopapillas - small squares of fried bread served with honey - with every meal. In 1982, the company (including Taco Bueno fast food restaurants) was sold to Unigate (now Uniq plc). In 1992, Unigate sold the restaurants to CKE Restaurants, owners of
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    The Factory

    The Factory

    The Factory was the name of Andy Warhol's New York City studio, which had three different locations between 1962 and 1984. The original Factory was on the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street, in Midtown Manhattan. The rent was "only about one hundred dollars a year". Warhol left in 1968 when the building was scheduled to be torn down to make way for an apartment building. The studio then relocated to the sixth floor of the Decker Building at 33 Union Square West near the corner of East 16th Street, where it remained until 1973, when it moved to 860 Broadway at the north end of Union Square. Although this space was much larger, not much filmmaking took place there, and in 1984 what remained of Warhol's various enterprises, no longer including filming actitivies, moved to 22 East 33rd Street, a conventional office building. The Factory was the hip hangout for artsy types, amphetamine users, and the Warhol superstars. It was famed for its groundbreaking parties. In the studio, Warhol's workers would make silkscreens and lithographs. In 1968, Warhol moved the Factory to the sixth floor of the Decker Building, 33 Union Square West, near Max's Kansas City, a club Warhol and his entourage
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    Tony Packo's Cafe

    Tony Packo's Cafe

    Tony Packo's Cafe is a restaurant that started in the Hungarian neighborhood of Birmingham, on the east side of Toledo, Ohio at 1902 Front Street. The restaurant gained notoriety by its mention in several M*A*S*H episodes and is famous for its signature sandwich and large collection of hot dog buns signed by celebrities. During the depression in 1932, Tony Packo used a $100 loan to open his shop, which originally sold only sandwiches and ice cream. In 1935, the Packo family purchased the current wedge-shaped building on the corner of Front and Consaul streets next to the Maumee River, which includes the former Consaul Tavern. Tony Packo's Cafe is still family run today, by Tony's and Rose's son Tony Jr. and their grandson Robin Horvath. Tony's signature "sausage-and-sauce sandwich" on rye was first made when he decided to add a spicy chili sauce to his sandwiches for more flavor. Eventually, his creation became known as the "Hungarian hot dog", even though no such thing had come from the Old Country. The dish quickly became popular and the cafe is now billed as "the place where man bites dog". The "hot dog" is really a Hungarian sausage called Kolbász, not unlike the Polish
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    Trattoria

    Trattoria

    A trattoria (Italian pronunciation: [trattoˈria]) is an Italian-style eating establishment, less formal than a ristorante, but more formal than an osteria. There are generally no printed menus, the service is casual, wine is sold by the decanter rather than the bottle, prices are low, and the emphasis is on a steady clientele rather than on haute cuisine. The food is modest but plentiful (mostly following regional and local recipes) and in some instances is even served family-style (i.e. at common tables). Trattorie faithful to this stereotype have become fewer in the last 20 years and many have adopted some (or several) of the trappings of restaurants, with just one or two "concessions" to the old rustic and familiar style. Optionally, trattoria food may be bought in containers for taking home. The word is cognate with the French word traiteur—meaning a catering business whose (almost) sole raison d'être is take-out food.
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    United Arab Emirates

    United Arab Emirates

    • Parent organization: Online Trading Academy
    The United Arab Emirates /juːˌnaɪtɨd ˌærəb ˈɛmɪrɨts/ (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎, Al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is an Arab country in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. The UAE is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities), each governed by a hereditary emir, with a single national president. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is also the state's center of political, industrial, and cultural activities. Prior to independence in 1971, the UAE was known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, in reference to a 19th-century truce between the local sheikhs, hereditary rulers of the territories, and the United Kingdom. The term Pirate Coast was also used by some to refer to the emirates from the 18th to the early 20th century, owing to the preponderance of pirates operating from Emirati ports. The UAE's political system is based on its 1971 Constitution, which is
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    Yung Kee

    Yung Kee

    Yung Kee (Chinese: 鏞記) is a Chinese restaurant located on Wellington Street in Central, Hong Kong. It is most famous for its roast goose. In 1938, Kam Shui-fai (甘穗煇) began selling siu mei at a dai pai dong on Kwong Yuen West Street, near the old Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier. After some success, he converted it into a restaurant in 1942, leasing the premises at 32 Wing Lok Street in Sheung Wan for HK$4,000. During the Second World War, the building was destroyed in a Japanese air raid. In 1944, the restaurant was moved to 32 Pottinger Street. It moved into its current premises on Wellington Street in 1964, and after four more adjacent buildings were acquired, the lot was rebuilt in 1978 to become today's Yung Kee Building. In 1968, Yung Kee was named by Fortune magazine as one of the Top 15 Restaurants in the World, the only Chinese restaurant on the list. During the 2001 SARS outbreak and again during the avian flu scare, Yung Kee was forced to temporarily stop serving roast goose and other poultry. On 1 December 2011, Yung Kee was relegated to the 'Bib Gourmand' section of the 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide, where it once held one star. Yung Kee is owned by Yung Kee Holdings
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    Barney's Beanery

    Barney's Beanery

    Barney's Beanery is a chain of gastropubs in the Greater Los Angeles Area. It was originally founded in 1920 in Berkeley, California, by John "Barney" Anthony, who in 1927 moved it to U.S. Route 66, now Santa Monica Boulevard, (State Route 2) in West Hollywood. As of 2011, Barney's Beanery has locations in Burbank, Pasadena (in what had been Q's Billiards at 99 East Colorado Boulevard), Santa Monica, Westwood, and the original in West Hollywood. Barney's location combined with fact that the owner was apt to extend credit and occasionally give away food made the bar popular with people from all walks of life including artists, writers, and other celebrities. Older Hollywood actors like Clara Bow, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Judy Garland and Rita Hayworth were all regulars in their day. By the 1960s the neighboring Sunset Strip had become an important music center and Jim Morrison (who was reportedly thrown out of Barney's for urinating on the bar) and Janis Joplin (who had drinks at Barney's the evening of her death) became regulars. Poet Charles Bukowski hung around, as did artists Ed Kienholz and others associated with the Ferus Gallery that was located nearby on La Cienega
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    Port Stephens

    Port Stephens

    • Parent organization: Murray's Craft Brewing Company
    Port Stephens is a large natural harbour located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) north-east of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. It lies wholly within the Port Stephens Local Government Area (LGA) although its northern shoreline forms the boundary between the Port Stephens and Great Lakes LGAs. More than 26,000 people live within 3 km (1.9 mi) of its 113 km (70 mi) long shoreline and more than 32,000 live within 10 km (6 mi). Port Stephens has a narrow entrance between two striking hills of volcanic origin. The southern headland, "Tomaree" or "South" Head, rises to 120 metres (390 ft) above mean sea level (AMSL) while "Yacaaba", the northern headland, is 210 m (690 ft) AMSL. The harbour is mostly shallow and sandy but contains sufficient deep water to accommodate large vessels. After its recovery from the wreck site in 1974 the bow of the MV Sygna, a 53,000 tonne Norwegian bulk carrier that was shipwrecked on Stockton Beach earlier that year, was moored in Port Stephens, at Salamander Bay, for almost two years. With an area of approximately 119 square kilometres (46 sq mi) Port Stephens is larger than Sydney Harbour. It extends approximately 24 km (15 mi) inland from the Tasman
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    Speakeasy Club

    Speakeasy Club

    The Speakeasy Club, 48 Margaret Street, London, England, was a late-night haunt for the music industry from 1966 to the late 1970s. The club was first managed Roy Flynn, who became the manager of Yes. Tony Howard then became manager, having previously been the main artist booker for The Bryan Morrison Agency and NEMS, Howard also managed Marc Bolan & T. Rex. Later management was taken up by Laurie O'Leary (a lifelong friend of the Kray twins). Throughout the life of the club Jim Carter Fea worked on the day to night management. Known in the business as "The Speak", it included a restaurant and music room. The club took its name and theme from the speakeasies of the American Prohibition era, but in 1967 it changed its theme to an Indian pavilion. Since the club was frequented by record industry and artist agency executives it attracted bands who played for low fees in the hope of being spotted and who would form the basis of the emerging British rock scene as well as international touring bands. The Who refer to the club in their song "Speakeasy" ("Speakeasy, drink easy, pull easy") from the album The Who Sell Out (1967), as does Elvis Costello in his song "London's Brilliant
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    Al's Breakfast

    Al's Breakfast

    Al's Breakfast is reportedly the narrowest restaurant in the city of Minneapolis, at a width of ten feet (3.0 m). Al's Breakfast (Dinkytown Branch) is crammed into a former alleyway between two much larger buildings and is located in the city's Dinkytown neighborhood near the University of Minnesota. The restaurant's 14 stools have seated generations of local students, along with notable figures such as writer James Lileks and humorist Garrison Keillor, all of whom consider the tiny diner to be a significant icon of the state. The restaurant as it is today came into being in 1950 when Al Bergstrom parted ways with another neighborhood restaurateur. Bergstrom had gained experience at the griddle and in kitchen management in the 1940s while working for John L. "Jack" Robinson during summers at a popular Minnesota State Fair cafeteria. The Dinkytown building he purchased dates back to 1937 when a neighboring hardware store erected a shed in the alleyway to hold sheet metal and plumbing parts. This was eventually rented out and was a Hunky Dory hamburger stand by the time Bergstrom took it over. The new owner renamed the diner to Al's Café and first opened the doors on May 15.
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    Harry Ramsden's

    Harry Ramsden's

    Harry Ramsden's is a fast food restaurant chain based in the United Kingdom which offers fish and chips and assorted themed dishes. The business has 35 owned and franchised outlets throughout the UK and Ireland and serves around four million meals annually. It is Britain's longest established restaurant chain. The business was started by Harry Ramsden (1888–1963) in 1928 in a wooden hut in White Cross, Guiseley, West Yorkshire, northern England. Three years later he moved into a new premises, complete with fitted carpets, oak panelled walls and chandeliers. The original hut still stands on the same site adjacent to the main restaurant, which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest fish and chip shop in the world, seating 250 people, serving nearly a million customers a year. Harry Corbett of Sooty fame was a nephew of Harry Ramsden and played the piano in his uncle's original restaurant. In 1954 the business was sold to Harry Ramsden's long term business partner Eddie Stokes for GB£37,500, subsequently selling in 1965 to Essex based Associated Fisheries. In 1988, the company, which still comprised the original Guiseley fish and chips premises, was bought by Merryweathers,
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    Ie-kei

    Ie-kei

    Iekei Ramen (家系ラーメン, Iekei Rāmen) is a ramen bar chain originates from a ramen bar called "Yoshimura-ya" located in Yokohama, Japan. The name Iekei literally means "house-type" and has its roots in the word "ya", meaning "house". The chain uses pork and soy sauce as the base for their soup, and thick, flat noodles. The bowl usually comes with slices of roast pork, nori seaweed, and spinach, but there are other variations of toppings such as eggs, the number of pork slices, and the amount of seaweed. Customers may also adjust the amount of oil, soy sauce, and the hardness of noodles (usually in three levels: plenty, normal, and less; or hard, normal, and soft). The soup is usually quite oily in most bars, although the amount of soy sauce varies. Although one may expect roughly the same type of taste in most Iekei Ramen bars, there are variations depending on the chief noodle chef in each bar.
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    NZX

    NZX

    • Parent organization: NZX
    NZX Limited (NZX: NZX) is a stock exchange located in Wellington, New Zealand. Since July 2005 it has been located in NZX Centre, the renovated Odlins building on the Wellington waterfront. As of 30 June 2009, the New Zealand Exchange had 233 listed issuers with a combined market capitalization of $49.024 billion. NZX began life as a number of regional stock exchanges during the gold rush of the 1870s. In 1974 these regional exchanges were amalgamated to form one national stock exchange, the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZSE). On 24 June 1991, NZSE implemented a computerised trading system, and abolished the open outcry market. This computerised system was replaced with the FASTER trading system in September 1999. On 16 October 2002 the Member Firms of the New Zealand Stock Exchange voted in favour of demutualisation, and on 31 December 2002, NZSE became a limited liability company. On 30 May 2003, New Zealand Stock Exchange Limited formally changed its name to New Zealand Exchange Limited, trading as NZX, and on 3 June 2003 listed its own securities on its main equity market. The NZX Centre was originally constructed in 1907 for the C&A Odlin Timber Company, and is one of the few
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    SEX

    SEX

    • Parent organization: Let It Rock
    SEX was a boutique run by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood at 430 King's Road, London between 1974 and 1976. It specialized in clothing that defined the look of the punk movement. In October 1971 Malcolm McLaren and a friend from art school, Patrick Casey, opened a stall in the back of the Paradise Garage boutique at 430 King's Road in London's Chelsea district. On sale were items collected by McLaren over the previous year, including rock & roll vinyl records, magazines, clothing and memorabilia from the 1950s. Trevor Myles (who ran Paradise Garage), relinquished the entire premises to McLaren and Casey in November 1971. They renamed the shop Let It Rock with stock including second-hand and new Teddy Boy clothes designed by McLaren's school teacher girlfriend Vivienne Westwood. The shop-front corrugated iron frontage was painted black with the name pasted in pink lettering. The interior was given period detail, such as "Odeon" wallpaper and Festival of Britain trinkets. Bespoke tailored drape jackets, skin-tight trousers, and thick-soled "brothel creepers" shoes were the mainstays. Let It Rock was soon covered in the London Evening Standard. In 1973 the outlet interior was
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    Spearmint Rhino

    Spearmint Rhino

    Spearmint Rhino is a chain of strip clubs that operates venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The club opened in 1989 as a supplement to the existing Peppermint Elephant Restaurant. This first Spearmint Rhino was located in Upland, California. John Gray is the founder & CEO of Spearmint Rhino. His company owns the trademark of Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's clubs, Rouge Gentlemen's Club, and Blue Zebra Adult Cabaret. In 2010, the Spearmint Rhino opened its first non-adult night club in downtown Los Angeles, named 1616 Club. Each club location is independently owned, operated and licensed. The company's worldwide headquarters is located in Norco, California. The London club is the flagship club in the UK. The name Spearmint Rhino is not a codename or reference to anything; the company was simply aiming for a noticeable, memorable and catchy name. In Episode 19 of Season 5 of the TV series Supernatural, the Archangel Gabriel makes reference to the club when describing the positive aspects of humanity, saying "And you should see the Spearmint Rhino." In the TV series South Park, there is a parody of the club called the "Peppermint Hippo" that is featured in
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    Ya Kun Kaya Toast

    Ya Kun Kaya Toast

    Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Chinese: 亚坤加椰面包) are a Singapore-based chain of mass-market, retro-ambience cafes selling toast products (notably kaya toast), soft-boiled eggs and coffee. Founded by Loi Ah Koon in 1944, Ya Kun remained a small family-run stall for decades, but have expanded rapidly since Loi's youngest son headed the business in 1999. They have over fifty outlets, mostly franchised, across six countries, and are a Singaporean cultural icon, known for their traditional brand identity and conservative, people-centric corporate culture. In 1926, Loi Ah Koon (黎亚坤) emigrated from Hainan to Singapore, where he worked as a coffee-stall assistant, then started a stall selling coffee, crackers and toast at Telok Ayer Basin, together with two other immigrants, who later dropped out, leaving him to run the stall alone. He married while visiting relatives in Hainan and after his wife settled down with him in Singapore, she suggested cutting each slice of bread into half and combining the toast with her homemade kaya, which created their signature kaya toast. Registered in 1944 as Ya Kun Coffeestall (Ya Kun being Ah Koon in hanyu pinyin), the stall gradually developed a reputation for
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    166
    Gyu-Kaku

    Gyu-Kaku

    Gyu-Kaku (牛角, gyū kaku, "bull's horn") is a chain of Japanese yakiniku restaurants specializing in barbecued beef. There are approximately eight hundred Gyu-Kaku locations within Japan, and locations have also been opened in the United States (New York City, California, Hawaii), Hong Kong, Taipei, Indonesia and Singapore. Gyu-kaku is part of Reins International Inc. However, every restaurant is different in terms of region and selection availability. Gyu-kaku also sells its own brand of kimchi in Japanese supermarkets, as well as a line of dipping sauces and marinades. Chicago Gyu-Kaku has recently awarded Diner's Choice Winner 2011.
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    4 votes
    167
    MOS Burger

    MOS Burger

    MOS Food Services, Inc. (株式会社モスフードサービス, Kabushiki-kaisha Mosu Fūdo Sābisu), doing business as MOS Burger (モスバーガー, Mosu bāgā) (Japanese, "MOS" [mosɯ̥] or "Mountain Ocean Sun"), is a fast-food restaurant chain (fast-casual) that originated in Japan. It is now the second-largest fast-food franchise in Japan after McDonald's, and owns numerous overseas outlets over East Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, and until 2005, Hawaii. It is also the name of the standard hamburger offered by the restaurant, being its first product when the restaurant was founded in 1972. Its headquarters are in the ThinkPark Tower in Ōsaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo. At one time its headquarters were in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The publicly traded company also runs 80^C stores, MOS's-C, Mother Leaf, Shanghalichiba, Mamedori, and Stefan Grill outlets. The company had 1,327 stores in 2005, down from 1,458 in 2001. One slogan used within its stores is "Japanese Fine Burger and Coffee". In April 2011, MOS Burger opened its first store in Sunnybank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia MOS Burger will enter the South Korean market starting October 2011. The MOS Rice Burger uses a bun made of
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    1 votes
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    Noodles & Company

    Noodles & Company

    Noodles & Company (sometimes referred to as Noodles and Company or simply Noodles) is a chain of fast casual restaurants located in parts of the United States specializing in proprietary and regionally popular pasta bowls inspired from worldwide cuisine (Mac & Cheese, Pad Thai, et al.) all made-to-order. The company is privately held, with Catterton Partners. recently purchasing a controlling stake. Founder Aaron Kennedy opened the first location in Cherry Creek, Colorado in 1995. The central office is located in Broomfield, Colorado. Founder Aaron Kennedy registered The Noodle Shop Colorado in 1995 and opened the first Noodles & Company in the Cherry Creek Neighborhood of Denver with the second location opening in Madison, Wisconsin a year later. The concept is based upon Fusion cuisine taking advantage of the ubiquity of noodle and pasta dishes throughout the world. The menu is divided into three categories—Asian, Mediterranean and American—each containing specific pasta, soup and salad choices. Proteins (e.g. Beef, Chicken, Tofu) can be added at an additional charge. Most locations also offer sandwiches and alcoholic beverages. Noodles & Company has 300 locations in 20 U.S.
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    1 votes
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    Tun Tavern

    Tun Tavern

    Tun Tavern was a [tavern]] and brewery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which served as a founding or early meeting place for a number of notable groups. It is traditionally regarded as the site where the United States Marine Corps held its first recruitment drive. It is also regarded as the "birthplace of Masonic teachings in America." Samuel Carpenter and his brother Joshua erected the tavern beginning in 1685 at the intersection of King (later called Water) Street and Tun Alley. Tun Tavern was named for the Old English word "tun", meaning a barrel or keg of beer. In the 1740s, a restaurant, "Peggy Mullan's Red Hot Beef Steak Club", was added to the tavern. Tun Tavern hosted the first meetings of a number of organizations. In 1720, the first meetings of the St. George's Society (forerunner of today's "Sons of the Society of St. George") were held there. The Society was a charitable organization founded to assist needy Englishmen arriving in the new colony. In 1732, the tavern hosted St. John's No. 1 Lodge of the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Temple in its first meetings. (The Masonic Temple of Philadelphia recognizes Tun Tavern as the birthplace of Masonic teachings in America.) In
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    1 votes
    170
    Bembos

    Bembos

    Bembos is a Peruvian fast food chain offering hamburgers, often with Peruvian-influenced variations. Bembos was established in 1988, with its first restaurant opening in the Miraflores district of Lima. Bembos mixes spices into their meat, giving a distinct taste and appearance. As do other restaurants in Peru (even foreign ones), they serve aji (a pepper-based sauce) on the side. Bembos meals primarily come with hot chips or yuquitas (made from yuca root). As their website states, they can be found all over the Lima area, including a two-story one on Caminos del Inca. They also offer home delivery. The chain has 35 restaurants in 6 cities, mostly in Lima. In July 2007, it had opened a restaurant in the center of Cusco, becoming the first national or international fast food establishment in the city. Bembos has recently opened restaurants outside of Peru, located in Delhi NCR and Mumbai, India and Panamá City, Panamá. In March 2011, Bembos was acquired by the Peruvian group Interbank.
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    3 votes
    171
    New Frontier Hotel and Casino

    New Frontier Hotel and Casino

    The New Frontier was a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip within the unincorporated suburb of Paradise, Nevada, USA. It was the second resort that opened on the Las Vegas Strip and operated continuously from October 30, 1942 until it closed its doors for good at 12:00 A.M. on July 16, 2007. The building was demolished on November 13, 2007. A new hotel casino, tentatively titled the Las Vegas Plaza, is proposed to be built in its place. The demolition and its preparation were filmed for the National Geographic Channel and a program called Blowdown: Vegas Casino. The hotel's marquee remained standing until December 10, 2008 when it was taken down at the request of Steve Wynn prior to the opening of the Encore Las Vegas across the street. The property started as a nightclub called Pair-O-Dice that opened in 1930, then The Ambassador Night Club in 1936 and was renamed the 91 Club in 1939 for its location on US-91. It was subsequently rebuilt and renamed the "Hotel Last Frontier" in 1942. On April 4, 1955, it was renamed the New Frontier, following a modernization of the resort. The resort had the distinction of hosting Elvis Presley's first Vegas appearance in 1956, and
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    3 votes
    172
    Sylvia's Restaurant of Harlem

    Sylvia's Restaurant of Harlem

    Sylvia's Restaurant of Harlem (often called "Sylvia's Soul Food" or just "Sylvia's") is a soul food restaurant in New York City. It was founded in 1962 by Sylvia Woods. It has since expanded to a much larger space at 328 Lenox Avenue (Lenox and 127th Street), and an adjacent building. The restaurant also sells a line of prepared foods, beauty and skin care items, cookbooks, and a children's book written by Woods. Woods purchased the original luncheonette by borrowing money from her mother, who had to mortgage her farm to provide it. The restaurant attracts a clientele that ranges from Harlem locals to visiting celebrities. Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Caroline Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Magic Johnson are among those who have dined there. Sylvia's was also featured on a Manhattan-themed episode of the Travel Channel's Man v. Food in early 2009. On September 19, 2007, commentator Bill O'Reilly spoke about having lunch at Sylvia's with Al Sharpton on his syndicated radio show. O'Reilly generated controversy with his comments on the restaurant, expressing that the predominantly African-American clientele acted friendly, polite, and did not use obscenities in their speech.
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    3 votes
    173
    The Comedy Store

    The Comedy Store

    The Comedy Store is a comedy club located in West Hollywood, California, at 8433 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. It has a sister comedy club in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The Comedy Store was opened in April 1972 by comedians Sammy Shore and Rudy DeLuca. The building was formerly the home of Ciro's, a popular Hollywood nightclub owned by William Wilkerson, and later a rock and roll venue, where The Byrds were discovered in 1964. When the venue reopened as The Comedy Store in 1972, it included a 99-seat theatre, where Johnny Carson was one of the first comics to perform. As a result of a divorce settlement, Sammy Shore's ex-wife Mitzi Shore began operating the club in 1973, and she was able to buy the building in 1976. She immediately renovated and expanded the club to include a 450-seat main room. Beginning in 1979, The Comedy Store served for many years as the host location for the annual HBO Young Comedians specials. Also that year, stand-up comedians formed a short-lived labor union and demanded to be paid for their appearances at the Comedy Store. For five weeks, several famous comedians staged a protest in front of the club, while others crossed the picket line.
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    3 votes
    174
    Tresor

    Tresor

    Tresor (German for safe or vault) is an underground techno nightclub and record label. The club was founded in March 1991 in the vaults of the former old Wertheim department store in Mitte, the central part of the former East Berlin, next to the famous Potsdamer Platz, however the history of the club goes back to 1988 when the electronic music label Interfisch opened the Ufo Club in Berlin. Ufo was the original centre of Berlin house and techno, but due to financial problems that club closed in 1990. After Ufo closed, Interfisch's head, Dimitri Hegemann and some investors in the club found the new space in East Berlin. This was advantageous timing, as it was only a few months before Germany unified. The vaults under the Wertheim department store proved to be the perfect location for a club, and Tresor quickly became the place to be in Berlin. Tresor continued to be a popular club to this day, having expanded and reconstructed continuously several times to include an outdoor garden area, and a second "Globus" floor. The concept for the Tresor floor in the basement was specifically hard techno, industrial and acid music while Globus was featuring mainly more mellow house sound. The
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    3 votes
    175
    Katz's Deli

    Katz's Deli

    Katz's Delicatessen, also known as simply Katz's of New York City, is a kosher-style – not kosher – delicatessen restaurant located at 205 E. Houston Street, on the south-west corner of Houston and Ludlow Streets, in Manhattan. Since its founding in 1888, it has become popular among locals and tourists alike for its pastrami sandwiches and hot dogs, both of which are widely considered among New York's best. Each week, Katz's serves 10,000 pounds of pastrami, 5,000 pounds of corned beef, 2,000 pounds of salami and 12,000 hot dogs. In 1888 what is now known as Katz’s Delicatessen was established on Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side by the Iceland brothers. Upon the arrival of Willy Katz in 1903, the name of the store was changed from Iceland Brothers to Iceland & Katz. Willy’s cousin Benny joined him in 1910, buying out the Iceland brothers to officially form Katz’s delicatessen. Their landsman Harry Tarowsky bought into the partnership in April 1917. A move to the present side of the street was necessitated during this time by the construction of the subway system, although the entry remained on Ludlow street. The vacant lot on Houston Street was home to barrels of meat
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    2 votes
    176
    Margaritaville

    Margaritaville

    "Margaritaville" is a 1977 song by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett from the album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. This song was written about a drink in Austin, Texas, and the first huge surge of tourists who descended on Key West almost two decades ago. He wrote it in Key West while spending time in Florida. The song was a chart hit in the United States when it was released and contemporary popular culture references and remakes attest to its continuing popularity. It reached #8 on Billboard Hot 100 chart, topped the Easy Listening (Adult Contemporary) chart at #1, and peaked at #13 on the Hot Country Songs chart. It remains Buffett's highest charting solo single. Named for a cocktail, the margarita, and with lyrics reflecting a laid-back lifestyle in a tropical climate, "Margaritaville" has come to define Buffett's music and career. The relative importance of the song to Buffett's career is referred to obliquely in a parenthetical plural in the title of a Buffett greatest hits compilation album, Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s). The name has been used in the title of other Buffett compilation albums such as Meet Me In
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    2 votes
    177
    Savoy Ballroom

    Savoy Ballroom

    The Savoy Ballroom was a medium sized ballroom for music and public dancing in located between 140th and 141st Streets on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York City . It was in operation from March 12, 1926 to July 10, 1958. It was owned by a Jewish gangster, Moe Gale, who some say was a front for Al Capone. It was managed by Charles Buchanon. It is estimated that the ballroom generated $250,000 in annual profit in its peak years. The normal entrance fee was 30 to 85 cents per person. The Savoy was a popular dance venue from the late 1920s to the 1950s and many dances such as Lindy Hop became famous here. It was known downtown as the "Home of Happy Feet" but uptown, in Harlem, as "the Track". Unlike the 'whites only' policy of the Cotton Club, the Savoy Ballroom was integrated, and white and black Americans danced together. Virtuosic dancers, however, excluded others from the northeast corner of the dance floor, now referred to as the "Cat's Corner," although the term was not used at the time. A famous "Battle of the Bands" or "cutting contest" happened when the Benny Goodman Orchestra challenged Chick Webb in 1937. Webb and his band were declared the winners of that contest. And in
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    2 votes
    178
    Summit Inn

    Summit Inn

    The Summit Inn, a historic U.S. Route 66 roadside diner built in 1952, is one of the few of its kind left in Southern California. The original Summit Inn was in operation in 1928 and takes its name from its original location at the summit of the Cajon Pass between the westbound and eastbound lanes of US 66. The present location in unincorporated Oak Hills, California has been in operation since 1952 when 66 was rerouted along a somewhat lower elevation. 1953-era postcards depict a Horseless Carriage Rally at the Summit Inn which included vintage Ford Model T's. Cecil “C.A.” Stevens bought the station and restaurant from original builder Burt Riley in 1966; he'd wanted just the Texaco filling station on the site but agreed to buy both if Hilda Fish, a German woman who ran the restaurant, were willing to stay to run the place. Hilda Fish retired in 2002 and is now deceased. Route 66 in the area was obliterated by Interstate 15 in California by 1970. The vintage building which once served as a Texaco station remains on the property, although gasoline is no longer sold there. The Summit Inn's small gift shop still sells Texaco-related memorabilia and a great many original metal oil
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    2 votes
    179
    Toronto

    Toronto

    • Parent organization: Mozilla Corporation
    Toronto (/tɵˈrɒntoʊ/, colloquially /ˈtrɒnoʊ/) is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late 18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British monarchy from the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The settlement was later established as the Town of York and proclaimed as the new capital of Upper Canada by its lieutenant-governor, John Graves Simcoe. In 1834, York was incorporated as a city and renamed to its present name. The city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812 and damaged in two great fires in 1849 and in 1904. Since its incorporation, Toronto has repeatedly expanded its borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities, most recently in 1998. The city has 2.6 million residents, according to the 2011 Census. It is currently the fifth most populous city in North America. The census metropolitan area (CMA) had a population of 5,583,064, and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) had a population of 6,054,191 in the 2011 Census. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area,
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    2 votes
    180
    Tour d'Argent

    Tour d'Argent

    La Tour d'Argent (The Silver Tower) is a restaurant in Paris, France. The restaurant's own site claims that it was founded in 1582 and frequented by Henri IV. However, neither the restaurant nor any cabaret, inn, etc. at that site, nor its supposed founder (Rourteau) appear to be mentioned in any period source. The first mention of the restaurant may be in Baedeker's 1860 guide to Paris, which mentions a restaurant associated with a "Hotel of the Tour d'Argent": "Entre Notre-Dame et le jardin des Plantes, au quai de la Tournelle, vis-à-vis du pont de ce nom (pi. H, 7), il y a le petit hôtel et restaurant Lecoq; Hôtel de la Tour d'argent, un peu éloigné, il est vrai, mais bien tenu et bon marché (chambre, 2 fr., beefsteak, 1 fr.). En face d'une école de natation, qui a l'avantage de ne pas être encore encombrée et emprisonnée par toutes les ordures de Paris." ("Between Notre Dame and the jardin des Plantes, on the quai de la Tournelle, facing the bridge of this name, there is a little hotel and the restaurant Lecoq; Hôtel de la Tour d'argent, a bit out of the way, it is true, but well kept and cheap (room, 2 francs, beefsteak, 1 franc). Facing a swimming school, which has the
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    2 votes
    181
    Young & Jackson

    Young & Jackson

    Young and Jackson is a pub in Melbourne, Australia, at the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. It is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The site was purchased by John Batman in 1837 at Melbourne's first Crown land sale. On the site was built a home for his children, which became a schoolhouse in 1839. Warehouses were erected on the site after the schoolhouse was razed in 1853. The Princes Bridge Hotel opened there on 1 July 1861. The Hotel was renamed to Young and Jackson after the Irish diggers who took it over in 1875, Henry Young and Thomas Jackson. The hotel is an amalgamation of five separate buildings of two and three storeys, with the original 1853 bluestone building designed as a three-storey residence, with a butcher's shop on the ground floor. It was later extended in both directions, with all buildings rendered and painted to match each other by the 1920s. Since the 1920s the exterior hotel has been dominated by large advertising signs, even to this day. The pub is well known for the nude painting Chloé, painted by French artist Jules Joseph Lefebvre in 1875. The painting is oil on canvas measuring a life size 260 x 139 cm. It was purchased for 850
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    2 votes
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    Sephora

    Sephora

    • In shopping center: Yueda 889
    Sephora is a French brand and chain of cosmetics stores founded in Paris in 1970, and acquired by French conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy) in 1997. The Sephora chain includes more than 1,300 stores in 17 countries. Carrying over 250 brands, along with their own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including makeup, skincare, fragrance, haircare, bath and body products, and hair and make-up tools. Sephora opened its first United States store in New York City in 1998. Its North American headquarters is located in San Francisco, with marketing offices in New York City and Montréal. Sephora is owned by the Paris-based LVMH. Sephora is a combination of "sephos", which is Greek for "beauty" and the name Zipporah, the exceptionally beautiful wife of Moses in the Book of Exodus. The name Zipporah in the Greek Old Testament (LXX or Septuagint) is rendered, Σεπφώρα Sephora. The Sephora logo is a white "S" shaped flame against a black background. The Sephora Beauty Insider is a rewards program that offers customers coupons, discounts, and points (to redeem for deluxe size samples) for frequent buyers. The program is available to all Sephora customers and is free for
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    3 votes
    183
    Geno's Steaks

    Geno's Steaks

    Geno's Steaks is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania restaurant specializing in cheesesteaks, founded in 1966 by Joey Vento (1939–2011). Geno's is located in South Philadelphia at the intersection of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue, directly across the street from rival Pat's King of Steaks, which claims to have invented the steak sandwich in 1933. The cheesesteak has since become a signature dish for the city of Philadelphia. According to Vento, the name Geno's was chosen because Joe's Steak Place was already in business. He improvised the name from a broken door on which someone had painted GINO and modified the spelling to prevent confusion with a regional fast food chain called Gino's. Vento later named his own son Geno, and the latter now works in the family business. Geno's was awarded Best of Philly for Best Takeout by Philadelphia Magazine in 2000. In April 2004, a branch of the shop opened in Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. This location was closed in 2006 and replaced with Rick's Steaks (operated by Rick Olivieri, grandson of Pat Olivieri, founder of Pat's King of Steaks). On August 23, 2011, 71-year-old owner and founder Joey Vento died of a heart
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    2 votes
    184
    Horn & Hardart

    Horn & Hardart

    Horn & Hardart was a food services company in the United States noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City. Philadelphia's Joseph Horn (1861–1941) and German-born, New Orleans-raised Frank Hardart (1850–1918) opened their first restaurant together in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888. The small (11 x 17 feet) lunchroom at 39 South Thirteenth Street had no tables, only a counter with 15 stools. By introducing Philadelphia to New Orleans-style French-drip coffee, which Hardart promoted as their "gilt-edge" brew, they made their tiny luncheonette a local attraction. News of the coffee spread, and the business flourished. They incorporated as the Horn & Hardart Baking Company in 1898. Horn and Hardart opened their first Automat restaurant in the USA in Philadelphia on June 12, 1902, borrowing the concept of automatic food service from a successful German establishment, Berlin's Quisiana Automat. The first New York Automat opened in Times Square July 2, 1912. Later that week, another opened at Broadway and East 14th Street, near Union Square. In 1924, Horn & Hardart opened retail stores to sell prepackaged automat favorites. Using the
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    2 votes
    185
    Quickly

    Quickly

    Quickly (Chinese: 快可立; pinyin: Kuàikělì) is one of the largest tapioca milk tea franchises in the world, with over 2000 locations in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Quickly is the brand name of Kuai Ke Li Enterprise Co. Ltd., which was founded by Nancy Yang in Taiwan and started franchising. Quickly Corporation was founded in California and started its trademark licensing program at the same time. Quickly began marketing themselves as a New Generation Asian Fusion-style cafe in the USA, as opposed to just a tapioca drink shop. Most locations offer free Wi-Fi internet access. On May 17, 2008, Quickly officially launched their new age non-fat tart frozen yogurt at the SingTao Asian Expo. The frozen yogurt became available at their key locations the following week. In March 2010, Quickly officially launched their Hong Kong style egg puff (Chinese: 雞蛋仔; pinyin: JiDanZai) which became available at all their locations in Northern California. Quickly stores in San Francisco became the center of former Supervisor Ed Jew's extortion controversy, where he solicited bribes estimated at $84,000.
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    2 votes
    186
    Roy Rogers Family Restaurants

    Roy Rogers Family Restaurants

    Roy Rogers Restaurants is a northeastern United States chain of fast food restaurants founded by the Marriott Corporation in 1968 in Falls Church, Virginia. As of August 2012, Roy Rogers had 49 stores: 20 Corporate and 29 Franchised. In 2002, the Plamondon Companies purchased the trademark from Imasco, the former parent of Hardee's. Under the new owners the company is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland. Roy Rogers' menu consists primarily of hamburgers, roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, french fries and beverages. The company's primary target customer is adults. Roy Rogers is a chain of US fast-food family restaurants, numbering over 650 at its peak, named after cowboy movie actor Roy Rogers. Marriott Corporation founded the chain to replace their older Hot Shoppes Jr. fast-food chain, most of which were then converted. They licensed the name from Roy Rogers and operated the restaurants from 1968 through 1990. The first location opened in 1968 in the Bailey's Crossroads section of Falls Church, Virginia, on the corner of Leesburg Pike and Carlin Springs Road (5603 Leesburg Pike). The location is now a McDonald's. In 1982, Marriott Corporation bought the Gino's restaurant
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    2 votes
    187
    Santa Monica

    Santa Monica

    • Parent organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
    Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, US. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast. Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students. The Census Bureau 2010 population for Santa Monica is 89,736. Santa Monica is named after Saint Monica of Hippo because the area in which the city is now located was first visited by Spaniards on her feast day. Partly because of its agreeable climate, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core with significant job growth and increased tourism. The city is located 14 miles (23 km) from downtown Los Angeles, 118 miles (190 km) northwest of San Diego, 237 miles (381 km) southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, 299 miles (481 km) south of San Jose, California, 340
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    2 votes
    188
    Trocadero Theatre

    Trocadero Theatre

    The Trocadero Theatre, opened as the Arch Street Opera House in 1870, is a historic theater, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the years, it has offered musical comedies, vaudeville and burlesque. Burlesque performer Mara Gaye performed at the Troc in the 1950s. Later still, "The Troc" was refurbished for use as an art house cinema and fine arts theatre. It is located at 1003 Arch Street, in Center City Philadelphia, located within two blocks of other attractions and key locations in Center City, including Chinatown, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, the Gallery at Market East, SEPTA's Market East Station, and the Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal. The building was known at various time as the Arch Street Opera House (1870–1879); Park Theatre (1879); New Arch Street Opera House (1884); Continental Theatre (1889); Gaiety Theatre (1890); Casino/Palace Theatre (1892); Troc Theatre (1940); Slocum's and Sweatman's Theatre; Sweatman's Arch Street Opera House; Simmon's & Slocum's Theatre; and Simmon's Theatre. The theater, designed by architect Edwin Forrest Durang, then modified several times, was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 1973,
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    2 votes
    189
    Warren House Inn

    Warren House Inn

    The Warren House Inn is a remote and isolated public house in the heart of Dartmoor, Devon, England. It is the highest pub in southern England at 1,425 feet (434 m) above sea level. It is located on an ancient road across the moor, about 2 miles (3 km) north east of the village of Postbridge and has been a stopping point for travellers since the middle of the 18th century. In 1905 Robert Burnard wrote: "When packhorses were used on the Moreton track, New House, or as it is now called, Warren House Inn, was on the right side of the road proceeding from Postbridge towards Moreton, and it is so shown on Donne's map. This old building was burnt down some years ago and was rebuilt in 1845 by J. Wills on the other side of the present road, here it here occupies the site of the ancient packhorse way." As Burnard said, the current building dates from 1845, but the original inn on the southern side of the packhorse track was probably built in the middle of the 18th century, certainly well before the turnpike road was created in 1792. There must have been sufficient packhorse and foot traffic because some time afterwards a small rabbit warren was established nearby to allow the inn to serve
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    2 votes
    190
    Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Ann Arbor is a city in the US state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The 2010 census places the population at 113,934, making it the sixth largest city in Michigan. The Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes all of Washtenaw County, which had a population of 344,791 as of 2010. The city is also part of the larger Detroit – Ann Arbor – Flint, MI CSA. Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, with one theory stating that it is named after the spouses of the city's founders and for the stands of trees in the area. The University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1839, and the city showed steady growth throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, except during the Depression of 1873. During the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as a center for liberal politics. Ann Arbor became a focal-point for left-wing activism and served as a hub for the civil-rights movement and anti-Vietnam War movement, as well as the student movement. Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, a world renowned institution of higher education. The university shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in
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    1 votes
    191
    C&J Clark

    C&J Clark

    • In shopping center: The Ridings Shopping Centre
    C. and J. Clark International Ltd, trading as Clarks, is a British, international shoe manufacturer and retailer based in Street, Somerset, England. For the year ending January 2010, the company made a profit of £125 million on sales of £1,174m, making it the 33rd largest private company in the UK. It is 81% owned by the Clark family, with the remaining 19% held by employees and related institutions. Started in 1825, by Quaker brothers Cyrus and James Clark, as a business making sheepskin rugs and slippers, using out-workers in the village, it has expanded to become a global shoe brand, with operations in Europe, the United States and the Far East. For much of the life of the business, the company manufactured its own shoes in Somerset, building several factories in the area. The company's Quaker ethos made provision for workers' housing, education and leisure activities, while its keen social conscience kept Street 'dry' for many years. Rising costs and low productivity prompted the company to move production abroad, and while shoe design is still predominantly done in the United Kingdom, all manufacturing has now moved to India, Brazil, Cambodia, China, and Vietnam. In 1993,
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    Chiyoda, Tokyo

    Chiyoda, Tokyo

    • Parent organization: Mozilla Corporation
    Chiyoda (千代田区, Chiyoda-ku) is one of the 23 special wards in central Tokyo, Japan. In English, it is called Chiyoda City. As of October 2007, the ward has an estimated population of 45,543 and a population density of 3,912 people per km², making it by far the least populated of the special wards. The total area is 11.64 km², of which the Imperial Palace takes up 12%. Chiyoda consists of the Palace and a surrounding radius of about 1 kilometer. It inherited the name, literally meaning "field of a thousand generations," from Chiyoda Castle (the other name of Edo Castle). Many government institutions, such as the Diet, Prime Minister's residence, and Supreme Court, are located in Chiyoda, as are Tokyo landmarks such as Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Station, and the Budokan. Fifteen embassies are located in Chiyoda. The Chiyoda ward was created on March 15, 1947 by the unification of Kanda Ward (the northeast corner of present-day Chiyoda, west of Akihabara) and Kōjimachi Ward (comprising the rest of Chiyoda). It has been a site of a number of historical events. Chiyoda is located at the very heart of former Tokyo City in eastern mainland Tokyo. The central area of the ward is furthermore
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    Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 774,160 and a combined statistical area, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, population of 1,321,557. It is the county seat of Kent County, Michigan, second largest city in Michigan (after Detroit), and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others. Grand Rapids was the hometown of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. He, along with his wife, former First Lady Betty Ford, are buried on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. Over 2,000 years ago, people associated with the Hopewell culture occupied the Grand River Valley. Around A.D. 1700, the Ottawa Indians moved into the area and
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    Kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo

    • Parent organization: Biggs|Gilmore
    Kalamazoo ( /ˌkæləməˈzuː/) is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo is located geographically in Western and Southern Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 74,262. It is the major city of the Kalamazoo-Portage metropolitan area, which has a population of 326,589 as of 2010. Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University (often abbreviated as "WMU"), a large public university, and Kalamazoo College (often referred to as "K College"), a liberal arts school whose campus abuts WMU's. Originally known as Bronson, after founder Titus Bronson, in the township of Arcadia, the names were both changed to "Kalamazoo" in 1836 and 1837, respectively. The Kalamazoo name comes from a Potawatomi word, first found in a British report in 1772. However, the Kalamazoo River, which passes through the modern city of Kalamazoo, was located on the route between Détroit and Fort Saint-Joseph (nowadays Niles, Michigan). Canadians (French-speaking), French traders, missionaries, and military personnel were quite familiar with this area during the French era and thereafter. The name for the Kalamazoo
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    Laugh Factory

    Laugh Factory

    The Laugh Factory is a comedy club with locations on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, Long Beach, California, Chicago, and inside the Tropicana Las Vegas. In 1979, after a dispute over club owners refusing to pay comedians, a then 16 year old Jamie Masada recognized the need for a new venue for comedians to perform. After obtaining a loan of $10,000 from Neal Israel, he opened the Laugh Factory in a building formerly belonging to Groucho Marx. Recognizing his passion for comedy, Richard Pryor was the first comedian to perform on the now famous Laugh Factory stage. When Jamie attempted to pay him, Pryor instead handed him a $100 bill and wrote on it, "You need this for your rent, boy." From that point on the Laugh Factory has grown to be one of the most famous comedy clubs in the world. USA Today has cited it as being the #1 comedy club in the country. Mr. Masada still comes in almost every day and attends Tuesday Open Mic Nights to screen possible comedians for the Laugh Factory stage. The Laugh Factory now has four locations. Two are located in California: Laugh Factory in Hollywood, California and Long Beach, California. The Laugh Factory also has locations in Las Vegas inside of
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    OK Hotel

    OK Hotel

    The OK Hotel was a bar and music venue located under the viaduct in Seattle's Pioneer Square district. The club's 15-year-plus life span came to an end with the Nisqually earthquake of February 28, 2001, which damaged numerous buildings in the historic district. Most widely recognized as a prominent location in the movie Singles (1992), the OK Hotel was one of numerous active Seattle rock venues during the celebrated local scene of the late eighties. The first musical group to play live at the venue was local band Seers of Bavaria, featuring future bass player for pop-punk band Flop Paul Schurr on lead vocals. The club's debut headliner was Vexed, also from Seattle. Local bands such as Mudhoney, Tad, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden and Nirvana (including the first live performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit") played at the OK Hotel, as well as touring punk, rock and jazz artists from around the country. It is mentioned in Thanx, the last track on Sublime's debut album 40 Oz. To Freedom. It was also where Queens of the Stone Age played their first live show. In its final years, the OK Hotel had become a treasured home for Seattle's lively creative music scene, featuring such artists
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    Roxy NYC

    Roxy NYC

    Roxy NYC (sometimes The Roxy) was a popular nightclub located at 515 West 18th Street in New York City. Located in Chelsea section of Manhattan it began as a roller skating rink and roller disco in 1978, it was founded by Steve Bauman, Richard Newhouse and Steve Greenberg then acquired in 1985 by Gene DiNino until it closed its doors for good in March 2007. It even hosted a party for the famed Olympic gold medal-winning USA Ice Hockey team in 1980. Beginning in the early 1980s, the owners began hosting dance nights. Referred to by many as the “Studio 54 of roller rinks,” these parties thrived for several years. Then, as the popularity of skating began to fade, the space was revamped into a dance club in 1982. Ruza Blue, a British expatriate nicknamed "Kool Lady Blue", founded an all-ages, all-races hip hop club in June 1982. Jon Baker, the future founder of Gee Street Records, worked the door. Hip hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa began DJing there, and were soon joined by Grandmixer D.ST, Jazzy Jay, Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grandmaster Flash. The club sponsored MC battles, Zulu Nation gatherings, breakdancing competitions with the Rock Steady Crew, graffiti murals, and double Dutch
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    Rubicon Estate Winery

    Rubicon Estate Winery

    The Rubicon Estate Winery (formerly Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery and once again Inglenook) is located in Rutherford, California, USA. The winery sits on a portion of the historic Napa Valley property first acquired in 1879 by a Finnish Sea Captain Gustave Niebaum, founder of the Inglenook Winery. In 2011, owners Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired the Inglenook trademark and renamed the winery Inglenook (Winery). In 1975, Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor, purchased Niebaum’s Victorian home, along with 1,560 acres (630 ha) of surrounding vineyards. In 1995, Coppola reunited the two original Inglenook parcels by purchasing the grand Inglenook chateau and 94.5 acres (38.2 ha) surrounding vineyards (neighboring vineyards include Heitz Wine Cellars Martha’s Vineyard and Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour). The winery was named Rubicon Estate in early 2006, and held that name until 2011 when it was renamed Inglenook. Coppola's longtime winemaker was Scott McLeod, a UC Davis alumnus with winemaking background in Tuscany. McLeod left the winery in 2009, and esteemed wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt came on board shortly thereafter. In 2011, Chateau Mârgaux's Philippe
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    San Antonio

    San Antonio

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    San Antonio ( /ˌsænænˈtoʊni.oʊ/) (Spanish for "Saint Anthony") is the seventh most populous city in the United States of America and the second most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1.3 million. It was the fastest growing of the top 10 largest cities in the United States from 2000-2010, and the second from 1990-2000. The city is located in the American Southwest, the south–central part of Texas, and the southwestern corner of an urban region known as the Texas Triangle. San Antonio serves as the seat of Bexar County. The city has characteristics of other western urban centers in which there are sparsely populated areas and a low density rate outside of the city limits. The city is the anchor municipality of the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area; the other principal city is its largest suburb, New Braunfels. Commonly referred to as Greater San Antonio, the metropolitan area has a population of just under 2.2 million based on the 2011 U.S. Census estimate, making it the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States and third-largest in the state of Texas. San Antonio was named for Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day is on June 13, when a
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    St-Hubert

    St-Hubert

    St-Hubert BBQ Ltd is a privately held chain of Canadian casual dining restaurants best known for its rotisserie chicken. St-Hubert once had a presence throughout eastern Canada, but it now has few locations outside its home province of Quebec, where it remains a dominant chain. Other locations are found in Ottawa, Cornwall, Kingston, Rockland, Bathurst, Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. St-Hubert is the 16th largest restaurant chain operating in Canada. The first restaurant opened in 1951 on Saint Hubert Street in Montreal, just south of Beaubien street. This branch still operates today, but has been converted as a St-Hubert Express take-out restaurant. The company website claims its free home delivery was a first in Canada. By the 1970s, St-Hubert had become the major restaurant chain it is today. The original St-Hubert Chicken mascot was created and designed by Disney animator Jack Dunham. Dunham also produced St-Hubert's first television commercials. However the current St-Hubert mascot, which has been in use since the second half of the 1970s, was not created by Dunham. St. Hubert also opened a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the 1970s with the fleeting generation
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    924 Gilman Street

    924 Gilman Street

    924 Gilman Street is an all-ages, non-profit, collectively organized music club usually referred to by its fans simply as "Gilman". It is located in the West Berkeley area of Berkeley, California about a mile and a half west of the North Berkeley BART station and a quarter-mile west of San Pablo Avenue, at the corner of 8th and Gilman Streets. In April 1986, the founders located the building at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. In the following months, the founders, including Tim Yohannan of Maximumrocknroll, held weekly organizational meetings and posted flyers to increase involvement. On December 31, 1986, the first musical performance was held at 924 Gilman. Since then, it has been one of the longest-running independent music venues in the United States. 924 Gilman opened several months after the closing of two San Francisco punk venues: the Mabuhay Gardens and The Farm. It was founded in part to counteract the lack of punk venues in the San Francisco Bay Area during this era, particularly all-ages venues. It slowly progressed as a mecca for punk youth to get away from everyday issues at home, work, government, etc. 924 Gilman Street operates on DIY ethic, whereby
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    Armadillo World Headquarters

    Armadillo World Headquarters

    The Armadillo World Headquarters (usually called simply The 'Dillo) was a music hall and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, United States from 1970 to 1980. In 1970, Austin's flagship rock music venue, the Vulcan Gas Company, closed, leaving the city's nascent live music scene without an incubator. One night, Eddie Wilson, manager of the local group Shiva's Headband, stepped outside a nightclub where the band was playing and noticed an old, abandoned National Guard armory. Wilson found an unlocked garage door on the building and was able to view the cavernous interior using the headlights of his automobile. He had a desire to continue the legacy of the Vulcan Gas Company, and was inspired by what he saw in the armory to create a new music hall in the derelict structure. The armory was estimated to have been built in 1948, but no records of its construction could be located. The building was ugly, uncomfortable, and had poor acoustics, but offered cheap rent and a central location. Posters for the venue usually noted the address as 525½ Barton Springs Road (Rear), behind the Skating Palace (approximate coordinates 30.258 -97.750). The name for the Armadillo was inspired by the
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    Ben's Chili Bowl

    Ben's Chili Bowl

    Ben's Chili Bowl is a landmark restaurant in Washington, D.C., located at 1213 U Street, next to Lincoln Theatre, in the Shaw neighborhood of northwest D.C. It is known locally for its chili dogs, half-smokes, and milkshakes, and has been an integral part of the neighborhood's history since its founding in 1958. It was frequented by both police and protesters during the 1968 Washington, D.C. riots, and is regularly visited by celebrities, such as Bill Cosby and Chris Tucker. The restaurant's founders have been inducted into the D.C. Hall of Fame. In January 2009, Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty took then-President-elect Barack Obama to eat at Ben's as part of his welcome to the city. Ben's Chili Bowl was founded on August 22, 1958 by Ben Ali, a Trinidadian-born immigrant who had studied dentistry at nearby Howard University, and his fiancee, Virginian-born Virginia Rollins. The two were married seven weeks after opening the restaurant. The building they chose was that of Washington's first silent movie house, the Minnehaha, which was established in 1911. The building is a contributing property to the Greater U Street Historic District. Most of the furniture in the restaurant is
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    Clwb Ifor Bach

    Clwb Ifor Bach

    Clwb Ifor Bach (English: Little Ivor's club, Welsh pronunciation: [ˈklʊb ˈivɔr ˈbaːχ]) is a Cardiff nightclub, music venue, Welsh-language club and community centre. It is known to the Cardiff Welsh-speaking community as Clwb (Welsh: (The) Club) and is often known by others on the Cardiff music scene as The Welsh Club. Clwb Ifor Bach is used as a social centre by Welsh speaking people in Cardiff, as well as by many non-Welsh speakers. Until recent years, the club had a number of regular members only nights. This policy has been discontinued. Clwb Ifor Bach is the focal point for many Welsh-medium organisations and events in the area: social, educational, sporting and otherwise. English and Welsh are spoken equally throughout the club, and most staff are required to be bilingual. No anti-Welsh sentiment is tolerated in the club. Clwb Ifor Bach is located in central Cardiff, halfway down Womanby Street, a lane running from the front of Cardiff Castle, parallel to High Street/St Mary Street). At either end of Womanby Street are The City Arms, opposite the Millennium Stadium, and Dempsey's Irish Bar, opposite the castle. The club faces the rear of the Wetherspoons pub 'The Gatekeeper',
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    Grenoble

    Grenoble

    • Parent organization: ForgeRock
    Grenoble (French pronunciation: [ɡʁə.nɔbl]; Arpitan: Grenoblo) is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The proximity of the mountains—as well as its status as the most populated city of the Alpine region before Innsbruck and Bolzano—has led to the city being known in France as the "Capital of the Alps". Grenoble's history goes back more than 2,000 years, at a time when it was a small Gallic village. While it gained in stature by becoming the capital of the Dauphiné in the 11th century, Grenoble remained for most of its history a modest parliamentary and garrison city on the borders of the kingdom of France. Grenoble grew in importance through its industrial development, the city experiencing several periods of economic expansion in the last centuries. It started with its booming glove industry in the 18th and 19th centuries, continued with the development of a strong hydropower industry in the late 19th to early 20th centuries and ended with its post-World War II economic boom symbolized by the holding of the X Olympic Winter Games in
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    Metropolitan Borough of Walsall

    Metropolitan Borough of Walsall

    • Parent organization: Wireless Head
    The Metropolitan Borough of Walsall is a local government district in the West Midlands, England, with the status of a metropolitan borough. It is named after its largest settlement, Walsall, but covers a larger area which also includes the towns of Aldridge, Brownhills, Darlaston, Streetly and Willenhall. For Eurostat purposes Walsall and Wolverhampton is a NUTS 3 region (code UKG35) and is one of five boroughs or unitary districts that comprise the "West Midlands" NUTS 2 region. The borough had an estimated population of 254,500 in 2007. The current boundaries were set as part of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, with a change to the north of the borough in 1994. It is bounded on the west by the City of Wolverhampton, the south by the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, to the south east by the City of Birmingham, and by the Staffordshire districts of Lichfield, Cannock Chase and South Staffordshire to the east, north and northwest respectively. Most of the borough is highly industrialised and densely populated, but areas around the north and east of the borough are open space. In 1986 the borough became an effective unitary authority when the West Midlands County
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    Mr. Bigg's

    Mr. Bigg's

    Mr. Bigg's is Nigeria's first chain of fast food restaurants. Owned by conglomerate United African Company of Nigeria PLC, there are currently around 170 locations in Nigeria, including the country's first drive-through restaurant, with another four locations in Ghana. The restaurant is styled after McDonald's, and is known for its red and yellow colour scheme and meat pies. Mr. Bigg's history begins with the coffee shops inside Kingsway Department Stores in the 1960s. In 1973, these shops were rebranded as Kingsway Rendezvous, which became Mr. Bigg's in 1986. The chain saw rapid expansion after becoming one of the first Nigerian companies to sell franchises to investors. Mr. Bigg's specialty is the meat pie. A common lunch might also include scotch eggs, a sugared donut, chicken, and a soft drink. While western fare such as hamburgers is served, Nigerian delicacies such as jollof rice and moin moin are more popular. Birthday cakes are also a popular product, and Mr. Bigg's bakery offers cakes and pastries.
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    Viper Room

    Viper Room

    The Viper Room is a nightclub located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. It was opened in 1993 and was partly owned by actor Johnny Depp until 2004. The club became known for being a hangout of Hollywood elite, and was the site where actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose on Halloween morning in 1993. The Viper Room has undergone several changes in ownership, and continues to host music of multiple genres, including metal, punk rock, and alternative rock. The space where the club is located was formerly home to another venue called The Central, which was close to shutting down before Chuck E. Weiss, who had performed there for years, suggested to Depp that they revitalize the spot and rename it "The Viper Room". Tom Waits also had a hand in redeveloping the spot. Despite the death of River Phoenix the year the venue opened, the club became and remained a hangout for Hollywood’s most popular young actors and musicians. Regulars included Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Marie Presley, Jared Leto, Christina Applegate, Angelina Jolie, Rosario Dawson, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Adam Duritz, the lead singer of Counting Crows, worked as a Viper Room bartender in late
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    Cotton Club

    Cotton Club

    The Cotton Club was a famous jazz music night club located in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City which operated from 1923 to 1940, most notably during America's Prohibition Era lasting from 1919 to 1933. The club was a white-only establishment even though it featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era including Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Adelaide Hall, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Lottie Gee, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters. During its heyday, the Cotton Club served as a hip meeting spot featuring regular "Celebrity Nights" on Sundays which featured celebrity guests such as Jimmy Durante, George Gershwin, Sophie Tucker, Paul Robeson, Al Jolson, Mae West, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Langston Hughes, Judy Garland, Moss Hart, and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, among others. In 1920, heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, opened the 400-seat Club De Luxe at the corner of 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem. Owney Madden, a prominent bootlegger and gangster, took over the club in 1923 while
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    Beard Papa

    Beard Papa

    Beard Papa's (ビアード・パパ) is an international chain of cream puff stores started in Japan by the company Mugino Co., Ltd. (株式会社麦の穂). Their slogan is "Fresh'n natural cream puffs". Beard Papa's has over 250 stores in Japan and 300 worldwide. Their trademark product is a choux pastry shell filled with whipped cream custard, available in vanilla, chocolate, and specialty flavors such as green tea, strawberry, Nutella, Limoncello, coconut creme, Key Lime Pie, Banana, Piña Colada, mango, pumpkin, Earl Grey tea, éclair, and coffee. In addition, Hawaii locations also have haupia, lilikoi, Baileys Irish Creme, Mint Chocolate, Raspberry Chocolate and caramel flavors. The different flavors are sold on a rotating schedule. The first Beard Papa's was opened in 1999 by Yuji Hirota in Osaka, Japan with the motto Pipin' Hot Cream Puffs. Since its beginnings Beard Papa's has grown considerably expanding outside of Osaka and Japan to Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company opened a flagship outlet, its first in Europe, in London's Oxford Street in December 2006. This closed in 2010. In
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    Bristol

    Bristol

    • Parent organization: ForgeRock
    Bristol /ˈbrɪstəl/ is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 for the unitary authority in 2009, and a surrounding Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) with an estimated 1,070,000 residents in 2007. It is England's sixth and the United Kingdom's eighth most populous city, one of the Core Cities Group and the most populous city in South West England. Historically split between Gloucestershire and Somerset, the city received a Royal Charter in 1155 and was granted County status in 1373. From the 13th century, for half a millennium, it ranked amongst the top three English cities after London, alongside York and Norwich, on the basis of tax receipts, until the rapid rise of Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester during the Industrial Revolution in the latter part of the 18th century. It borders the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire, and is also located near the historic cities of Bath to the south east and Gloucester to the north. The city is built around the River Avon, and it also has a short coastline on the Severn Estuary, which flows into the Bristol Channel. Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment
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    Eskimo Joe's

    Eskimo Joe's

    Eskimo Joe's is a restaurant and bar located at 501 W. Elm in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Eskimo Joe's was opened by Steve File (who came up with the unusual name) and Stan Clark (who later purchased File's interest and became sole owner), two graduates of nearby Oklahoma State University (OSU), on July 21, 1975. Originally, Eskimo Joe's was only a bar, but when the drinking age was raised from 18 to 21 in 1984, the business became a restaurant as well. The name came from the desire to express that Eskimo Joe's had the coldest beer in town. The restaurant, also called "Stillwater's Jumpin' Little Juke Joint," occupies a two story building with a unique atrium dubbed the "Joe Dome" featuring a retractable glass roof, built in 1992. Eskimo Joe's is a popular hang-out for OSU students and is located across the street from the main campus. It is an extended part of "The Strip," a hang-out zone of bars centered around Washington Street, and often features concerts and other late-night attractions for the college drinking scene, such as Ladies Night or Coin Beer. In early 2003 Eskimo Joe's started a "Thirsty Thursday" promotion that charged a $5 cover and gave patrons all the domestic beer
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    First Avenue

    First Avenue

    First Avenue and 7th Street Entry are two music venues housed in the same building in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The names are derived from the building's location: the corner of First Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis. Locally, First Avenue and the 7th Street Entry are respectively referred to as The Mainroom and The Entry. They are considered to be a cornerstone of the Midwest music scene, and serve as a landmark of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. The building is marked by 531 stars on its exterior along the First Avenue and Seventh Street sides. Built in 1937 as a Greyhound bus station, The Depot as it was called was noted for its art deco style and amenities of air conditioning, shower rooms, and public telephones. The floor inside was a checkered terrazzo, while the sidewalk was made of shiny blue bricks with white trim. The club got its start when the twenty-seven year old owners, Danny Stevens (who owned the class A liquor license from the Hotel Hastings) and Allan Fingerhut opened the doors on April 3, 1970 to showcase a two set evening with Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen. In July 1972, the venue was renamed Uncle Sam's, becoming part of
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    Kennedy Fried Chicken

    Kennedy Fried Chicken

    Kennedy Fried Chicken, also known as Crown Fried Chicken, is a common restaurant name primarily in the New York-New Jersey area, but many other similar establishments are found in nearby smaller cities or towns along the Northeastern United States. Although Kennedy Fried Chicken is a small and unorganized company, it is playing rivalry with Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in the inner city neighborhoods of several states along the East Coast of the United States. A number of them also exist in the West Coast of the United States, primarily in the state of California. Kennedy Fried Chicken was founded in 1975 with its first restaurant on Nostrand Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. There is a dispute among the people involved in the business over who is the actual founder. Some claim that it is Abdul Karim while others say Taeb Zia was the early founder. Zia, an Afghan immigrant originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, is known by some as Zia Chicken or "Lau Chicken" and is regarded as the father of Kennedy Fried Chicken. He immigrated to the United States in 1972 and began working at a fast food restaurant by the name of Kansas Fried Chicken, which was owned by Afro-Americans at
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    New Jersey

    New Jersey

    • Parent organization: Nonprofit Finance Fund
    New Jersey (/nuː ˈdʒɜrzi/) is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by the U.S. state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey is the 4th least extensive, but the 11th most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 United States. New Jersey lies mostly within the sprawling metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia. It is also the third wealthiest U.S. state by 2011 median household income. The area was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes made the first European settlements. The British later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey. It was granted as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. At this time, it was named after the largest of the British Channel Islands, Jersey, Carteret's birthplace. New Jersey was the site of several decisive battles during the American Revolutionary War. In the 19th
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    New York City

    New York City

    • Parent organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
    New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. The city is referred to as New York City or The City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part. A global power city, New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural capital of the world. Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a state county. The five boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city in 1898. With a Census-estimated 2011 population of 8,244,910 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km), New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. The New York City Metropolitan
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    Papa Murphy's

    Papa Murphy's

    Papa Murphy's, a business based in Vancouver, Washington, United States, is a take-and-bake pizza company. The chain of take and bake pizzerias traces its history back to 1981, when the Papa Aldo's Pizza chain was begun in Hillsboro, Oregon. Three years later Murphy's Pizza chain began in Petaluma, California. Eventually both chains were acquired by Terry Collins, who in 1995 merged the two chains into the Papa Murphy's chain. The chain was incorporated as Papa Murphy's International, Inc. In 2003, Papa Murphy's was voted "Best Pizza Chain in America" by Restaurants and Institutions Magazine and have been every year since. The company was merged with PMI Holdings, Inc. in 2004. Papa Murphy's won the platinum award for Consumers’ First Choice in pizza chains in 2006. Winner of Pizza Today's 2009 Chain of the Year, as well as in 2001, 2006, and 2008. In 2010, the chain was sold to Lee Equity Partners of New York. Orders are available by walk-in or call-in and also soon to be online orders. Some stores have a drive-thru window where customers can pick up call-in orders. Unlike regular pizza establishments, the pizza is made at the store but is not baked there. Instead, consumers bake
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    Schwartz's

    Schwartz's

    Schwartz's, also known as the Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen is a delicatessen established in 1928 by Reuben Schwartz, a Jewish immigrant from Romania. It is a landmark, currently at 3895 Saint-Laurent Boulevard and the most famous remaining Montreal-style smoked meat restaurant. The restaurant also sells smoked meat by mail order. It is kosher style rather than kosher. The staff of Schwartz's credits the unique flavour of their smoked meat to their mandatory 10 day meat curing time, the high turnover of their meat, and their brick smoke-house covered with over 80 years worth of buildup. Schwartz's signature dish is a smoked meat sandwich served on rye bread with yellow mustard. The meat is served by the fat content; lean, medium, medium-fat or fat. Medium and medium-fat are the most popular. According to journalist Bill Brownstein, the classic Schwartz's meal includes a medium-fat sandwich, fries, half-sour pickle, coleslaw, red pepper, and a black cherry soda. Schwartz's is also credited with creating Montreal steak seasoning or Montreal steak spice when Morris "The Shadow" Sherman, a broilerman working at Schwartz's in the 1940s and '50s, began adding the deli smoked meat pickling
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    Stonewall Inn

    Stonewall Inn

    The Stonewall Inn, often shortened to Stonewall is an American bar in New York City and the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States. The original Inn, which closed in 1969, was located at 51–53 Christopher Street, between West 4th Street and Waverly Place, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. In 1990 a bar called "Stonewall" opened in the western half (53 Christopher Street). This was renovated and returned to its original name, "The Stonewall Inn", in 2007. The buildings are both part of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission's Greenwich Village Historic District, designated in 1969, and the Inn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000. Originally constructed between 1843 and 1846 as stables, the property was turned into a restaurant in 1930. It remained a restaurant until it was gutted by fire in the mid 1960s. On March 18, 1967, the Stonewall opened in the space. It was, during its time, the largest gay establishment in the U.S. and did a very good business, although, as
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    The Varsity

    The Varsity

    The Varsity is a restaurant chain, iconic in the modern culture of Atlanta, Georgia. The main branch of the chain is the largest drive-in fast food restaurant in the world. There are now six other branches across metro Atlanta, and another near the University of Georgia in Athens. Originally named "The Yellow Jacket,' The Varsity was established in 1928 at the corner of Luckie Street and Hemphill Avenue in Midtown Atlanta. Its founder, Frank Gordy, a Reinhardt University graduate, briefly attended The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) but dropped out in 1925. Then, as now, the restaurant catered heavily to Georgia Tech students. As the business grew, Gordy was forced to move the restaurant to 61 North Avenue (on the northwest corner of Spring Street) to accommodate the crowds; the present structure now covers two city blocks. It was here that the name was changed to "The Varsity," reflecting his desire to expand to other college campuses. During the drive-in era, The Varsity began its curbside service, which continues to this day. The current location in Atlanta is now adjacent to the Downtown Connector's interchange with North Avenue. When that freeway (now I-75/85)
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    Xinyi, Taipei

    Xinyi, Taipei

    • Parent organization: Mozilla Corporation
    The Xinyi District (meaning "honesty") is the seat of the Taipei mayor's office and the Taipei City Government. Key buildings including Taipei 101, Taipei City Council, Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei World Trade Center, and various shopping malls and entertainment venues make Xinyi the most modern cosmopolitan district of Taipei. Xinyi District is also considered the financial district of Taipei. The National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is also located in the district. Until recently, most of the district consisted of wetlands, which explains the abundance of space for construction projects since it was one of the last areas in Taipei to be developed. The district is arguably the premier shopping area in Taipei, if not all of Taiwan. Xinyi District is anchored by a number of department stores and malls. In addition, numerous restaurants are located in the area, especially American chain restaurants. During Japanese rule in 1920, Songshan Village, the first of many villages which would eventually make up the district, was established. In 1938, the village was incorporated into Taipei City. By 1980, the district had become the most populous in the city. Xinyi was carved
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    Arthur Bryant's

    Arthur Bryant's

    Arthur Bryant's is a restaurant located in Kansas City, Missouri. It is considered by many to be the most famous barbecue restaurant in the United States. The restaurant can trace its descent from Henry Perry, the "father of Kansas City barbecue", who in 1908 began serving smoked meats to workers in the Garment District in Downtown Kansas City from an alley stand. Perry moved to the 18th Street and Vine neighborhood where he sold barbecue for 25 cents a slab from a trolley barn at 19th and Highland. Charlie Bryant worked for Perry and was soon joined by his brother Arthur Bryant. In 1940 when Perry died, Charlie took over the restaurant. Arthur in turn was to take it over. The restaurant was located for many years at 18th and Euclid Streets in the inner city neighborhood of 18th and Vine. Bryant moved the business to its present location, 1727 Brooklyn, in 1958. In the 1950s and through the early 1970s, it was visited by fans and players visiting Municipal Stadium, home to the Kansas City Athletics (1955–67), Kansas City Chiefs (1963–71) and Kansas City Royals (1969–72). The stadium was located five blocks south of the restaurant before being razed in 1976. The restaurant has never
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    Auckland

    Auckland

    • Parent organization: Mozilla Corporation
    Auckland City is a former local authority district covering the Auckland isthmus and most of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, in the North Island of New Zealand, which was governed by the Auckland City Council. On 1 November 2010 the council was amalgamated with other councils of the wider Auckland Region into the new Auckland Council. Auckland City was the most populous city in the country, with a population of 450,300 (June 2011 estimate). It lay in the Auckland Region, which was governed by the Auckland Regional Council based in Auckland City. Auckland City was, together with its neighbouring cities, part of the Greater Auckland area. As the term 'Auckland' may have referred to the local authority alone, to the whole metropolitan area, or even to the broader region, this may have led to ambiguity, since people from other parts of New Zealand or from overseas often did not draw any distinction; especially now that the metropolitan area has been amalgamated. In 2009, Auckland was rated the fourth-best place to live in the world, in human resources consultancy Mercer's annual survey. The mainland part of Auckland City lies on an isthmus. The Waitemata Harbour, which opens to the
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    Brown Derby

    Brown Derby

    The Brown Derby was the name of a chain of restaurants in Los Angeles, California. The first and most famous of these was shaped like a man's derby hat, an iconic image that became synonymous with the Golden Age of Hollywood. The chain was started by Robert H. Cobb and Herbert Somborn (a former husband of film star Gloria Swanson). It is often incorrectly thought that the Brown Derby was a single restaurant, and the Wilshire Boulevard and Hollywood branches are frequently confused. The Brown Derby began its licensing program in 1987 with an agreement with Walt Disney Company for a replica of the original Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant at the new Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. In 1990, Walt Disney Company entered into three additional agreements for Euro-Disney, Tokyo Disney and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. In 1996, a ten-year agreement was entered into with MGM Grand Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada; in 1998, the MGM Grand Detroit, Michigan temporary facility was added. Opened in 1926, the original restaurant at 3427 Wilshire Boulevard remains the most famous due to its distinctive shape. Whimsical architecture was popular at the time, and the restaurant was
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    Chez Panisse

    Chez Panisse

    Chez Panisse is a Berkeley, California restaurant known for using local, organic foods and credited as the inspiration for the style of cooking known as California cuisine. Well-known restauranteur, author, and food activist Alice Waters co-founded Chez Panisse in 1971 with film producer Paul Aratow, then professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. From the beginning, Waters advocated a style of cooking that uses the freshest, most delicious local food available, often prepared and presented simply and/or traditionally. The restaurant prides itself on relationships with producers, and buys through its established network of local farmers, ranchers, and dairies. Chez Panisse has been listed by Restaurant magazine as one of the top 100 restaurants in the world for the last several years. From 2002 to 2008 it was one of the top fifty restaurants in the world, and was ranked number 12 in 2003. In 2007, Alice Waters won Restaurant Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award, and was cited as one of the most influential figures in American cooking over the past 50 years. Michelin awarded the restaurant a one-star rating in its guide to San Francisco Bay Area
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    Montana's Cookhouse

    Montana's Cookhouse

    Montana's Cookhouse is a Canadian restaurant chain headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario. It is a subsidiary of Cara Operations. Montana's is known for their ribs, steaks, rotisserie chicken and other lodge fare. The restaurant aims to be a family/casual concept, rather than fine dining. The theme of the restaurant is of a lodge/wilderness setting and they try to provide guests with an escape to simpler times. Montana's has been promoted in TV ads consisting of a mounted buck and moose hunting trophies conversing about the restaurant. There are restaurants located in all the Canadian provinces except Quebec and Prince Edward Island (where the chain withdrew), and none in the three territories. As of February 2009, Montana's closed their United States locations in Michigan and New York. It is reported that as of 2010, the busiest restaurant was located in South Common, Edmonton, Alberta, though now Fort McMurray and a few other stores in Ontario have surpassed South Common. In September 2012 it was announced that Montana's will be returning to Michigan with a restaurant in Oxford, Michigan. Montana's Cookhouse first opened its doors in 1995 as a subsidiary of Kelsey's. The original idea
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    Rochester

    Rochester

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. Known as The World's Image Centre, it was also once known as The Flour City, and more recently as The Flower City. It is the county seat for Monroe County. Rochester's city population according to the 2010 census is approximately 210,565, making it New York's third most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. It is at the center of a larger metropolitan area which encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County and includes Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County and Wayne County. This area, which is part of the Western New York region, had a population of 1,054,323 people at the time of the 2010 Census. As of July, 2011, the Census estimates indicated that this population rose to 1,055,278 . Rochester was one of America's first "boomtowns" and rose to prominence initially as the site of many flour mills located on the Genesee River, then as a major manufacturing hub. Rochester is now an international center of higher education, as well as medical and technological development. The region is known for many acclaimed universities, and several of them (notably the
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    Sears, Roebuck and Company

    Sears, Roebuck and Company

    • In shopping center: Hamilton Place Mall
    Sears Roebuck and Co. or Sears, is an American chain of department stores, which was founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in the late 19th century. Formerly a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Sears was bought out by Kmart in early 2005, creating the Sears Holdings Corporation. Richard Warren Sears was a railroad station agent in North Redwood, Minnesota, when he received an impressive shipment of watches from a Chicago jeweler which were unwanted by a local cube jeweler. Sears purchased them, then sold the watches for a considerable profit to other station agents, then ordered more for resale. Soon he started a business selling watches through mail order catalogs. The next year, he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he met Alvah C. Roebuck, who joined him in the business. In 1893, the corporate name became Sears, Roebuck and Co. Richard Sears knew that farmers often brought their crops to town, where they could be sold and shipped. Before the Sears catalog, farmers typically bought supplies (often at high prices) from local general stores. Sears took advantage of this by publishing his catalog with clearly stated prices, so that consumers could know
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    Siam Square

    Siam Square

    Siam Square (Thai: สยามสแควร์) is a shopping and entertainment area in the Siam District of Bangkok, Thailand. The area connects to other shopping centres and links to the other shopping districts by sky bridge, such as Siam Center/Siam Discovery Center, MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Ratchaprasong shopping district and Sukhumvit Road. Within Siam Square itself, there is a range of shops and services, including tutor schools, restaurants, cafe, designer clothing boutiques, record stores, bookshops, Hard Rock Cafe and banks. The customers vary from young-aged school and college students to office workers and foreign tourists. It is sometimes referred to as the"SoHo" or "Shinjuku of Thailand". Siam Square's first buildings were constructed in 1970 on land belonging to Chulalongkorn University. The aim was to provide rental income for the university. From ordinary shop buildings, it changed to brandname shops and has attracted investors to set up other businesses like hotels, shopping centres and restaurants. Eager to connect to Siam Square, surrounding businesses sought to make connections to the area, including an air-conditioned pedestrian overpass from MBK Centre. Siam Square is in
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    Trocadero

    Trocadero

    In West Hollywood, California, the Cafe Trocadero was the center of jitterbug in the 1930s. Today, a " new" Trocadero stands as a nightclub at 8610 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. A black tie French-inspired supper club, the original Trocadero, now demolished, was considered the jewel of the Strip in the 1930s and became synonymous with stars, starlets, movie producers, and fun. Founded by William R. Wilkerson in 1934. Wilkerson was the successful publisher of The Hollywood Reporter who also owned other nightclubs nearby on the Sunset Strip like Ciro's and LaRue. It was also the scene of many famous movie premiere parties. There was a mid 1940s low-budget film about the Trocadero and its history starring Ralph Morgan which bore little with reality. Among the celebrities who frequented the Trocadero were Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Jackie Gleason, Henry Fonda, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jean Harlow, and Norma Shearer. The Trocadero was featured in the 1937 movie A Star is Born starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. That same year, vaudevillian and Three Stooges manager Ted Healy died shortly after a fight in the parking lot, allegedly at
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    Whisky a Go Go

    Whisky a Go Go

    The Whisky a Go Go is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, United States. It is located at 8901 Sunset Boulevard, on the Sunset Strip. In 1958, the first Whisky a Go-Go in North America opened in Chicago, Illinois, on the corner of Rush Street and Chestnut Street. It has been called the first real American discothèque. A franchise was opened in 1966 on M Street in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., by restaurateur Jacques Vivien. The spot owes its name to the first discothèque, exactly Le Whisky à Go-Go, established in Paris, rue de Seine, in 1947. This one was frequented by American sailors who, coming back home, brought the idea and popularized it during the Fifties. The Sunset Strip Whisky was founded by Elmer Valentine, Mario Maglieri.Phil Tanzini, Shelly Davis, and attorney Theodore Flier and opened on January 16, 1964. In 1972, Valentine, Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and others started the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip. In 1966, Valentine, Adler and others founded The Roxy Theatre. Lou Adler bought into the Whisky in the late '70s. Valentine sold his interest in the Whisky a Go Go in the '90s but retained an ownership in the Rainbow Bar & Grill and the
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    Balinese Room

    Balinese Room

    The Balinese Room was a well-known nightclub in Galveston, Texas, United States built on a pier stretching 600 feet (183 m) from the Galveston Seawall over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For decades a dance hall and illegal casino, the Balinese Room was remodeled and reopened in 2001 without the gambling. Operated by Sicilian immigrant barbers-turned-bootleggers Sam and Rosario Maceo, the Balinese Room was an elite spot in the 1940s and 1950s (Galveston's open era), featuring entertainment by Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, George Burns, The Marx Brothers and other top acts of the day. Patrons of the private club included Howard Hughes, Sophie Tucker and wealthy oil barons from nearby Houston. In 1997, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the early morning hours of September 13, 2008, the structure was completely destroyed by Hurricane Ike. The Maceos took over "Chop Suey," a small restaurant at the intersection of 21st Street and Seawall Boulevard, and in 1929 they opened "Maceo's Grotto" at that location. It was one of many entertainment venues that popped up along the Galveston Seawall around that time (along with bathhouses and dance clubs, some of
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    Billy Goat Tavern

    Billy Goat Tavern

    The Billy Goat Tavern is a chain of taverns located in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1937 by Billy Sianis, a Greek immigrant. It achieved fame primarily through newspaper columns by Mike Royko, a supposed curse on the Chicago Cubs, and the Olympia Cafe sketch on Saturday Night Live. It now has several locations in the Chicago area, including Navy Pier, the Merchandise Mart, O'Hare Airport, Randhurst Village in Mt. Prospect, and the West Loop, and expanded to Washington, D.C. in 2005. The D.C. location is the first outside of the Chicago area and is intended to appeal primarily to politicians, lobbyists, and other D.C. workers who are originally from Chicago. The first location was opened in 1937 when William "Billy Goat" Sianis bought the Lincoln Tavern, near Chicago Stadium, for $205 with a bounced check (he made good on it with the proceeds from the first weekend they were open). When the 1944 Republican National Convention came to town, he posted a sign saying "No Republicans allowed" causing the place to be packed with Republicans demanding to be served. Of course, a great deal of publicity followed and Sianis took advantage of that fact. In 1964, it moved to its current
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    Flirt!

    Flirt!

    flirt! is the name of a nightclub brand that was started at the University of Surrey Students' Union and later sold to, and developed by the National Union of Students of the United Kingdom services for the purpose of providing a recognisable night for University students across the United Kingdom. At University of Warwick Students' Union the event was abolished due to protests from large parts of the student body. flirt! is currently a student night in 38 different Students' Unions including:
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    Galatoire's

    Galatoire's

    Galatoire's is a restaurant at 209 Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Jean Galatoire, an immigrant from a small village near Pau, France, in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, established a "saloon on Canal Street" in 1896. In 1905, Galatoire purchased Victor’s Restaurant, in business at the location since 1830. Galatoire renamed the restaurant and began cooking the dishes from his homeland. The restaurant is still run by his fourth generation descendants. Galatoire’s specializes in French Creole cooking. The main entrance, a French door, leads into the first floor dining room. The first floor dining room is a mix of high ceilings, slow moving paddle fans and mirrored opposing walls, maintaining much of the look of a mid-19th century restaurant. The second floor dining rooms, opened in 1999, comprise smaller rooms overlooking Bourbon Street. At lunch men may dress casually, although after 5:00 PM, and all day on Sundays, men must wear a jacket. In 2004, Galatoire's was cited by the James Beard Foundation as the "outstanding restaurant" in America. Until 1999, the restaurant did not accept reservations, leaving patrons to stand in long lines
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    Junior's

    Junior's

    Junior's is a restaurant at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn (386 Flatbush Avenue Extension). The restaurant also has an outlet inside Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, one in the Times Square area, and one in the hotel lobby of MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut. The restaurant was founded by Harry Rosen in 1950. According to the restaurant, it was named Junior's after Rosen's two sons, Walter and Marvin. In 1982, Governor Mario Cuomo declared May 27 as Junior’s Restaurant Day. According to GO Brooklyn, "At the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb avenues in Downtown Brooklyn, there has been a diner run by the Rosen family since 1929. In 1950, the name was changed to Junior's, and it has been serving its famous cheesecake and other goodies ever since. The interior of Junior's was modernized in 1983 after a major fire in the restaurant. The diner was featured in the Brooklyn Public Library's children's book of Brooklyn landmarks, "Brooklyn Pops Up." Rosen worked with master baker, Eigel Peterson, on the Rosen family's recipe to create the cheesecake known today as "The World's Most Fabulous Cheesecake" based on
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    Kopi tiam

    Kopi tiam

    A kopitiam or kopi tiam is a traditional coffee shop found in Southeast Asia, patronised for meals and beverages. The word kopi is Malay for coffee (as borrowed and altered from the Portuguese) and tiam is the Hokkien dialect word for shop (店). Menus typically feature simple offerings: a variety of foods based on egg, toast, and kaya, plus coffee, tea, and Milo, a malted chocolate drink which is extremely popular in Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore, Malaysia and Riau Islands (Indonesia). Kopi tiams in Singapore are commonly found in almost all residential areas as well as some industrial and business districts in the country, numbering about 2,000 in total. Although most are an aggregate of small stalls or shops, some may be more reminiscent of food courts, although each stall has similar appearance and the same style of signage. In a typical kopi tiam, the drinks stall is usually run by the owner who sells coffee, tea, soft drinks, and other beverages as well as breakfast items like kaya toast, soft-boiled eggs and snacks. The other stalls are leased by the owner to independent stallholders who prepare a variety of food dishes, often featuring the cuisine of Singapore &
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    Largo

    Largo

    Largo is a nightclub and cabaret in Los Angeles, CA, known informally as Café Largo or Club Largo, known for its retinue of musical and comedic performers and for the Friday night "residency" of singer-songwriter Jon Brion, which has made the club a must-visit for fans and professional musicians. Cafe Largo was founded by Jean-Pierre Boccara in 1989. Boccara had previously run the Lhasa Club in Hollywood from 1982 to 1988. The location of Cafe Largo was formerly known as Budapest, a Hungarian restaurant. Boccara chose the name Largo for its musical, expansive and adventurous connotation. While changing the menu to a more contemporary Italo-French fare and strongly supported by the local arts community Boccara turned the place into a focal point for live music (Peter Himmelman, Victoria Williams, Suzanne Vega, Syd Straw, The Love Jones, Julie Christensen, Hugo Largo, Grant Lee Buffalo...), cabaret (Philip Littell, Stephanie Vlahos, Lypsinka, Barry Yourgrau...), vaudeville (Les Stevens), comedy (Nora Dunn, Beth Lapides..) and spoken word (Eve Brandstein and Michael Lally's "Poetry in Motion" notorious series). The LA Weekly named Cafe Largo "LA's Best Supper Club" in 1990. The New
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    Medieval Times

    Medieval Times

    Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is a family dinner theater featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting, and jousting performed by a cast of 75 actors and 20 horses. Each location is housed in a replica 11th-century castle, with the exception of the Toronto location, which is housed inside a Beaux-Arts structure built in 1912. The chain is located in Buena Park, California; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Lyndhurst, New Jersey; Hanover, Maryland; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Medieval Times Entertainment, the holding company for the nine theaters, is headquartered in Irving, Texas. The chain was featured in the 1996 film The Cable Guy, and the 2004 feature film Garden State. It has also been featured in episodes of TV shows such as Cake Boss, Hell's Kitchen and Celebrity Apprentice. In April 1997, Medieval Times' owners sought bankruptcy protection after losing a court battle to the Internal Revenue Service that required the Buena Park location to pay $7.5 million and the Kissimmee location to pay $2.5 million in back taxes. According to the IRS, Medieval Times improperly deducted royalties, loan
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    Nation's Giant Hamburgers

    Nation's Giant Hamburgers

    Nation's Giant Hamburgers, or simply Nation's, is a privately held El Cerrito, California-based fast food diner chain. The chain, founded in 1952, largely operates in the San Francisco Bay Area. The majority (87.5%) of locations are focused in the suburban Greater East Bay; consisting of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties. Russ Harvey bought a six-stool hot dog stand on San Pablo's 23rd Street in 1952 with money he obtained through the sale of his 1948 Buick. He subsequently added hamburgers to the menu of the hot dog restaurant with a focus on large portions. This gastronomic decision proved successful with the clientele. The restaurant's name was changed to Harvey's Giant Hamburgers. In 1961 local teenager Dale Power was hired as a janitor and continued his employment from high school to bachelor's and master's degrees at the nearby University of California, Berkeley. In 1970 he purchased his first restaurant in the Jack London Square District in neighboring Oakland. He christened it Nation's; the name was decided upon under the belief that they sold the best hamburgers in the nation. At this point Russ Harvey changed the name of his restaurant to Nation's as the two men
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    New England

    New England

    • Parent organization: Nonprofit Finance Fund
    New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. New England is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Canada (the Canadian Maritimes and Quebec) and the state of New York. In one of the earliest English settlements in North America, Pilgrims from England first settled in New England in 1620, to form Plymouth Colony. Ten years later, the Puritans settled north of Plymouth Colony in Boston, thus forming Massachusetts Bay Colony. Over the next 130 years, New England fought in four French and Indian Wars, until the British defeated the French and their native allies in North America. In the late 18th century, the New England Colonies initiated the resistance to the British Parliament's efforts to impose new taxes without the consent of the colonists. The Boston Tea Party was a protest that angered Great Britain, which responded with the "Intolerable Acts", stripping the colonies of self-government. The confrontation led to open warfare in 1775, the expulsion of the British from New England in spring 1776, and the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. Some of
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    Nordsee

    Nordsee

    Nordsee is a German fast-food restaurant chain specialising in seafood. In addition to selling raw and smoked seafood, the company also sells a wide variety of meals and products prepared from seafood such as sandwiches, salads, and canned seafood. The company formerly supplied its own seafood but has since sold the fishery. Nordsee was founded in 1896 to supply seafood from the North Sea to the residents of Bremen. In 1964 the company opened restaurant type retail shops offering meals prepared from seafood in addition to raw seafood. This concept, known as Nordsee Quick, was a huge success as nearly 300 shops opened within 2 years. In 1998, the company sold the fishery division known as Deutsche See to allow for more focus towards seafood retailing. The new focus was demonstrated with the introduction of locations serving smaller, quicker meals for customers in busy downtown areas that were more easily taken away in the following year. In 2005 the company was sold to Kamps Food Retail Investments and Nomura International. The company underwent restructuring and experienced a growth in profits five times greater than expected in the first year. In response to a new emerging market,
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    Rainforest Cafe

    Rainforest Cafe

    • In shopping center: Great Lakes Crossing
    Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain owned by Landry's Restaurants, Inc. of Houston, Texas. It was founded by entrepreneur Steven Schussler. The first location opened in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on February 3, 1994. In 1997, the chain consisted of only six restaurants, all in the United States. In 1998, the plan was to build 10 additional restaurants in the United States, seven in Mexico and five in the UK over the decade. In 2000, the Rainforest Cafe was bought by Landry's Restaurants Inc., a company specializing in dining, hospitality, entertainment, and gaming, based in Houston, Texas. To date the company owns restaurants in the United States, Mexico, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Rainforest Cafe focuses on local tourism for a majority of their income. Each Rainforest Cafe restaurant is designed to depict some features of a rainforest, including plant growth, mist, waterfalls, animatronic robots of animals and insects. To enhance this theme, the restaurants are populated by animatronic figures, manufactured by UCFab International, LLC of Apopka, Florida. The star ceilings are designed and manufactured by Fiber Optic Systems Inc,
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    Red

    Red

    Red was a nightclub located in Washington D.C.. It shut its doors on October 23, 2005, after nine years of operation. The club was owned by Farid Ali, and featured a set roster of weekly resident DJs as well as a number of guest DJs from around the U.S. and abroad. The club was located at 1802 Jefferson Place NW in Washington D.C., and was simply a basement venue with a small bar, a dance floor, painted red brick walls, and minimal seating. The sound system, however, was considered the heartbeat of the club and was often referred to as one of the better sounding systems in the city. Red was known for parties that often lasted until the early morning hours. Red was opened in 1996, and was decidedly influential in the Washington D.C. club scene. Urb Magazine named Red the 'Best intimate nightclub' in 2003. Red was officially closed in 2005, after a four-day dance marathon. The club's owner cited rising rent as the reason for the shutdown. A discussion of the club's closing by some of its patrons can be found on deephousepage.com and districtsoul.com. Donna Edwards
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    Rome

    Rome

    • Parent organization: Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori
    Rome (/ˈroʊm/; Italian: Roma pronounced [ˈroːma] ( listen); Latin: Rōma) is a city and special comune ("Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and the capital of Lazio (Latin: Latium). With 2.8 million residents in 1,285.3 km (496.3 sq mi), it is also the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. Between 3.2 and 3.8 million people live in the Rome urban and metropolitan area. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", a notion expressed by ancient Roman poets and writers. Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years, since its founding in 753 BC, with the union of rural villages. It was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, which was the dominant power in Western Europe and the lands bordering the Mediterranean for over seven hundred years from the 1st century BC until the 7th century AD and the city is regarded as one of the birthplaces of western civilization. Since the 1st century AD Rome has
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    Sally's Apizza

    Sally's Apizza

    Sally's Apizza is a famed pizzeria in the Wooster Square neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. It, along with its neighbor Pepe's, is often cited by aficionados in debates over the world's best pizza. Sally's serves New Haven-style thin-crust apizza, which is baked in coal-fired brick ovens. By default, a New Haven pizza is a "plain" pizza topped with only tomato sauce, garlic, and hard cheeses. The restaurant was opened in April 1938 by Salvatore Consiglio, nephew of Frank Pepe, who was the owner of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, another Wooster Street pizza restaurant. Sal Consiglio ran it until his death in May 1989. His wife Flo died in September 2012. Their children Richard, Robert, and Ruth still operate the restaurant. Sally's is a small restaurant, and often, patrons must wait in line, sometimes for hours.
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    The Wenlock Arms

    The Wenlock Arms

    The Wenlock Arms is a public house in London, which reopened on Friday 14 January 1994. The pub is located half-way between Old Street and Angel Islington, just off the City Road and the City Road Basin and Wenlock Basin on the Regent's Canal. The pub has won awards for the quality and range of its cask ales. The Wenlock Arms first opened for business in 1836 and was operated by the nearby Wenlock Brewery as a "brewery tap". John Lane (1808–1873) owned and ran the Wenlock Brewery from 1840 until his death, initially as "Lane & Bowden" (the 1842 Post Office Directory mentions “LANE & BOWDEN, Ale Brewers, 9 Wenlock Road”). John's brother-in-law, John Mitchell (1813–1868), was brewery foreman in 1851 (mentioned in the census). Various other members of the Mitchell family worked at the brewery from time to time. These included John Mitchell's older brother Thomas (mentioned in the census as being foreman at the brewery in 1871), another John Mitchell (a cousin; c. 1820–1849), as well as at least three of John Lane's brothers. Yet another John Mitchell, John Hoffe Mitchell, was joint executor of John Lane's will. In 1873, ownership passed to John Lane's youngest son, Robert George.
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    Uwajimaya

    Uwajimaya

    Uwajimaya, Inc., doing business as Uwajimaya Asian Grocery & Gift Markets (宇和島屋, Uwajimaya), is a family-owned supermarket chain with its corporate headquarters in the Industrial District, Seattle, Washington, and with locations in Greater Seattle and Oregon. Uwajimaya sells mainly Asian food—with an emphasis on Japanese—though it also stocks Western staples. The flagship store is in Seattle's Chinatown/International District with three other stores in Beaverton, Oregon, Bellevue, Washington and Renton, Washington. From 1968 to 1991 there was another store near the Westfield Southcenter mall in Tukwila, Washington. Uwajimaya was founded in 1928 by Fujimatsu Moriguchi of Yawatahama, Japan, in Tacoma, Washington. Fujimatsu sold fishcakes and other goods from his truck to Japanese farmers, loggers and fishermen at work sites. Moriguchi named his company Uwajima-ya after the town of Uwajima (Ehime Prefecture), where he first entered the business (ya (屋) is the Japanese word for "store"). As part of the internment of Japanese Americans following the entry of the United States into World War II, Moriguchi and his family were sent to the Tule Lake Internment Camp in 1942. Upon their
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    Vancouver

    Vancouver

    • Parent organization: Mozilla Corporation
    Vancouver (/væŋˈkuːvər/) is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census recorded more than 603,000 people in the city, making it the eighth largest among Canadian cities. The metropolitan area, with more than 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country and the most populous in Western Canada. With 5,249 people per square kilometre (13,590 per square mile), the City of Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality among those with 5,000 residents or more. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada, with 52% for whom English is not their first language. The original settlement, named Gastown, grew around the Hastings Mill logging sawmill and a nearby tavern, both established in 1867. Enlarging to become the townsite of Granville, with the announcement that the railhead would reach the site it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated as a city in 1886. By 1887, the transcontinental railway was extended to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient, Eastern Canada, and
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    Windsor

    Windsor

    • Parent organization: BlueGranite
    Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and is located in Southwestern Ontario at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City–Windsor Corridor. It is within the Essex, Ontario Census division, although administratively separated from the county government. Separated by the Detroit River, Windsor is located south of Detroit, Michigan in the United States. Windsor is known as The City of Roses and residents are known as Windsorites. Prior to European exploration and settlement, the Windsor area was inhabited by the First Nations and Native American people. Windsor was settled by the French in 1749 as an agricultural settlement. It is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in Canada west of Montreal. The area was first named Petite Côte ("Little Coast" – as opposed to the longer coastline on the Detroit side of the river). Later it was called La Côte de Misère ("Poverty Coast") because of the sandy soils near LaSalle. Windsor's French Canadian heritage is reflected in many French street names, such as Ouellette, Pelissier, François, Pierre, Langlois, Marentette, and Lauzon. The current street system of Windsor (a grid with elongated blocks) reflects the
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