More corporate spaces are offering workers the full cafe experience, with high-end coffee and real baristas. It's all part of a trend toward keeping employees happy, caffeinated, and in the building. WSJ's Tanya Rivero and Alina Dizik report. Photo: Taylor Glascock/ The Wall Street Journal
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JUNE 03, 2013
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DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - COFFEE TIME BAKERY CAFE INC.
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- Now Serving at the Office Cafe: Fancy Beans and Baristas
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- US Russians wary of Trump-Putin meeting in Germany
By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press - Friday Jul 7, 2017
BRIGHTON BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — The men sipping coffee in this Brighton Beach cafe have mixed emotions about the world leaders shaking hands on the television above the cash register."Shaking hands with President Putin is like holding a cobra in his hands," said Efes Cafe co-owner, Michael Rubinsteyn, as grainy images from Trump's Friday meeting with Putin flashed on the TV behind him.Storefronts along Brighton Beach Avenue feature signs in Russian, the first language for many residents of this working-class neighborhood.When asked, a handful of Russian immigrants opened up about a meeting they viewed as a positive step in relations between two world powers — even if they don't trust the Russian president.Smart people shake hands and sit at the table and talk, said Boris Milman, 60, who drank coffee as he waited to open his clothing store down the street.Trump is in "a more complicated situation than Putin," said Arcadian, 38, who suggested that Trump can't come across too friendly with Russia because of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
- Prairie city more urbane than cowboy
By Margo Pfeiff - Thursday Jun 29, 2017
To my surprise — having visited Calgary many times — I am hopscotching from one cool restaurant to another, sampling a spectrum of creative dishes from locally sourced contemporary Canadian cuisine to killer tacos, Alberta/Asian fusion and fine vegetarian fare — major inroads into Cowtown’s trademark steak and ribs menus. “Yup,” says my waitress plunking down a cocktail made with local Eau Claire’s Prickly Pear liquor that contains a cactus essence, this is Calgary 355 days of the year. Most folks come to Calgary either for the Stampede or on a stopover en route to the Rocky Mountains, whose snow-capped skyline is visible from downtown, but the city is becoming a more diverse, interesting and character-rich destination on its own, with several newly gentrified urban enclaves I plan to explore. There are kayakers on the river, and there is a lineup of surfers waiting to get on the Tenth Street Wave, a friendly, crazy-popular patch of Bow whitewater that has its own Facebook page. Back on the south shore, buskers are jiving and food trucks are feeding a crowd taking in an outdoor circus show at Eau Claire Plaza. The quickly gentrifying neighborhood’s hub is the heritage riverside Simmons Building, a brick 1912 former mattress factory with heavy beams and original wooden floors that is now home to trendy Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Phil & Sebastian Coffee and the Charbar restaurant. Up-and-coming East Village is also the site of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre that opened a year ago, an architecturally stunning building that spans Fourth Street SE to a second building. Solar Drones, an innovative installation in the skywalk linking the two buildings, harnesses solar power to create ambient sound in the hallway using pianos damaged in the 2013 flood. For a rock fan like me, however, the museum’s highlight is touring the second building where the Centre’s collection of 2,500 instruments and artifacts spanning centuries is housed. Collections Access Manager Jason Tawkin shows off rare vintage recording studio equipment still used by artists looking for new and different sounds. For me, the piece de resistance is the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio, a truck where not only the Stones, but also Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Dire Straits and many others recorded albums. Sitting at the historic console playing Deep Purple from an analog tape, Jason explains: Their song ‘Smoke on the Water’ mentions this mobile studio. The “King Eddy” was — and is — part of the Music Mile, a string of live music venues along and near Ninth Avenue SE all the way into the Inglewood neighborhood. Calgary’s oldest district, Inglewood dates back to 1875, when Fort Calgary was built by the North West Mounted Police across the Elbow River where it joins the Bow. Three fine-dining restaurants operate in the area’s historic buildings — the Nash, Rouge and the new Deane House in a beautifully restored 1906 home serving contemporary Canadian cuisine. Inglewood was originally known as Brewery Flats, so I felt it fitting to finish my cycling tour with a craft beer among a welcoming local crowd at the colorful, end-of-the-road Cold Garden microbrewery. Though the aroma of grilling steaks still pervades downtown Calgary at lunchtime when I cycle there the next day, there are now dozens of creative and trendy cafes as well. Among them are the spectacular Wonderland sculpture — a giant white see-through head — and outdoor art along Stephen Avenue Walk, a pedestrian street lined in historic buildings. Since you can’t leave Calgary without sampling the city’s signature drink, I start my last day at my hotel’s Oxbow Restaurant, having Sunday brunch and a Bloody Caesar. Dreamt up by a hotel manager in 1969, they are so popular that there is now a National Caesar Day (May 18) to celebrate this spicy Canadian cocktail made with vodka; pinches of horseradish, Tobasco and Worcestershire sauces; and Clamato (clam and tomato) juice, over ice. Recipes become creative with glass rimming— in this case Montreal steak spice — and garnishes which can range from celery or beef jerky to shrimp and even mini-sliders. [...] I explore the surrounding old-soul, community-oriented Kensington neighborhood, dropping in at Naked Leaf Tea, at the Beehive for all-things-beewax, and at the new Hexagon Board Game Cafe, whose owners are successfully dragging locals away from video games with old-fashioned entertainment. To finish off the day and ease my cycle-weary muscles, I visit chic Swizzle Sticks Spa for a unique South Asian and First Nations treatment called Heaven and Earth and drift off to paradise under the hands of a Cree massage therapist named Melissa. Elegant fine dining with strong Canadian regional cuisine — as in the owner’s first restaurant, the River Cafe on Prince’s Island, www.river-cafe.com — using local products in a character-rich, recently restored heritage house in the Inglewood neighborhood. Authentic and creative Mexican street food — tacos and platters — in a cool environment with echoes of a Mexican cantina. Lively, casual barbecue spot with a great selection of pulled pork, sliced brisket and ribs as well as salads and accompaniments, and a fine cache of whiskeys. With an eclectic and innovative Argentine-flavored menu featuring a wood-fire grill, prime Alberta meats, a ceviche and raw bar, and a full vegetarian menu, Charbar is one of the city’s most popular haunts.
- Food & Wine Magazine Will Leave New York for Alabama
By STEPHANIE STROM - Friday Jun 23, 2017
The move reflects a changing business in which traditional food magazines, and a Manhattan address, are less important.
- Dunkin’ Donuts Says Fast Food Rivals Are Hurting Afternoon Sales
By Ashlee Kieler - Thursday Jun 22, 2017
Sure, Dunkin’ Donuts was “obviously” paying attention to McDonald’s all-day breakfast roll out, but it’s not the morning meal that’s causing trouble for the coffee chain: Dunkin’ says it’s losing customers to McDonald’s, Burger King, and other fast food rivals when it comes to customers’ afternoon caffeine fix. CNBC reports that McDonald’s McCafe promotions and a plethora of other options …
- Hiking and biking County Mayo, Ireland’s Wild West
By Larry Habegger - Thursday Jun 22, 2017
Just 15 minutes earlier, I’d been abandoned by my wife and two teenage daughters, who refused to join me on our afternoon bike ride when the heavy sky began spitting rain. County Mayo is the kind of place that visitors imagine when they think of rural Ireland: whitewashed stone houses in impossibly green fields dotted with sheep; rolling hills that tumble into the sea or break off in sheer cliffs; narrow winding roads that lead to villages with pubs and fish markets; residents with an admirable patience who are happy to take a moment to chat; small towns with cozy cafes and restaurants serving local fare. We strolled around Westport, a thriving town with shops that ably serve both the community and visitors, and enjoyed the cafes and tearooms. [...] mostly because of dumb luck, we climbed Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick on the annual pilgrimage day when tens of thousands of people make the ascent, some of them barefoot as a way to do penance. [...] you don’t have to be a pilgrim to join the conga line slithering up the holy mountain. A statue of St. Patrick marks the starting point to the climb, but to get there we had to run the gantlet of souvenir stands selling rosaries, candles, portraits of the pope, images of Catholic saints, prayer books and various trinkets. A welcoming sign read, PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD. Dozens of people milled about apparently contemplating just that while gazing up at the rocky trail sprinkled with confetti-colored specks that turned out to be distant hikers. Strangers called out words of encouragement as stones clattered under our boots and nylon rustled against nylon. Within minutes, the view opened up over the pastures and hills; islands dotted the silver sea below. Teams of paramedics relaxed around first-aid tents, ready for the inevitable injuries. Some say the annual rite began in the Stone Age 5,000 years ago when people climbed to mark harvest season; others say it started 1,500 years ago. Up and up we went, slower than some, faster than others, and stopped after an hour for a snack on a ridge, preparing for the next hour, which would be a steep climb up unstable scree to the summit. Clouds drifted in and partially obscured the view, but we could see the trail thick with people climbing, descending, passing each other along the way. On the steep climb, the rocks shifted with every step, and it would be easy to twist an ankle, especially in the crowd. Step by step we made our way up with our many fellow climbers, and before we knew it we were at the top, where groups posed for photos and in the chapel a priest was saying Mass at a window above the throng. A cloud had settled on us, and we waited in the chill, snacking again, congratulating ourselves and others, hoping to get the full summit view. [...] 15 minutes later, the sun broke out and I was skimming along the paved path through the pastures with the wild sky above and shimmering Clew Bay below. Later, when I decided I didn’t need to wear my rain pants anymore, I stopped to take them off and shoot a few photos. The Greenway opened in April 2010 through the efforts of the Mayo County Council and the agreement of the landowners whose property the Greenway crosses. Even though the right of way followed the defunct rail line of Midlands Great Western Railway, the county needed their permission. Since it opened, statistics show a peak of about 1,000 people per day using the path, with an overall average of about 250 people per day in the June-August high season. The Greenway has produced some 130 seasonal and 60 off-season jobs, 7 bike rental companies, and several cafes and restaurants in Newport, Westport and Mulranny. The county has plans to restore a railroad station at the Mulranny Park Hotel, create an interpretive center, improve the pathway surface in some places, and restore old railway cottages as shelters with toilets and refreshments. Just before Newport, it skirted then crossed an inlet from the sea over the arched stone Burrishoole Bridge, and I coasted downhill in glorious sunshine into town for coffee at the Blue Bicycle Tea Rooms. If the rain came, I’d be just another fool let loose on the wind, but I’d dry out in no time by the turf fire in our cottage, a cup of tea in hand and the green pastures and glistening sea outside the window. In the town center, Willow Cafe Tea Room serves simple meals of soups, salads, sandwiches, quiches and lots of baked goods along with excellent coffee and teas. Kelly’s Kitchen serves full Irish breakfast and lunches with locally sourced meats from the adjacent butcher (all in the family), who’s been serving the community for decades.