Golden Chicken Wings on plate. Image grab from Reuters video
A New York restaurateur hopes to strike gold with foodies by elevating the chicken wing by dressing it up in the shimmering precious metal.
Two Manhattan locations of “The Ainstworth” are now selling 24-karat gold dusted chicken wings, which adds “the right touch” to the beloved bar food staple, said owner Brian Mazza.
“I felt like gold would be great to pop on Instagram and gold is you know in. A lot of people are wearing gold now,” he said.
Despite its extravagant exterior, the preparation of the wings is rather conventional, involving brining, frying and tossing it in a honey-chipotle sauce.
“After that process then our chef has the magic touch and then puts the gold on,” Mazza explained.
An Instagram-worthy snap of the glittery wings doesn’t come cheap. The bar sells 10 wings for $45 (USD), 20 wings for $90 at its Chelsea and East Village Locations. For deep-pocketed guests, the bar also offers a special package for $1,000, which will get you 50 wings plus a bottle of Champagne Armand de Brignac owned by Jay-Z. — Reuters
A 5-foot-tall Promobot descended on New York’s Times Square on Monday (February 10) to inform the public about the symptoms of coronavirus and how to prevent it from spreading.
Curious passersby stopped, and complete a short questionnaire on an iPad attached to the robot’s chest, and even had a conversation with the machine.
“This thing is very clever. It’s really, really clever,” said Tara Healy, who was visiting New York from London.
Others thought the bot was part of the New York experience.
“A bit mental,” said Thomas McAlinden from Scotland. “But sums up New York for me.”
Promobot was created by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, – based startup run by a group of Russians.
The company’s chief business development officer Oleg Kivorkutsev told Reuters the company makes autonomous service robots for businesses.
Kivorkutsev and his colleagues said they organized several events around New York City, with Promobot giving away face masks and talking to people, to promote its products.
“We did a special software to detect coronavirus symptoms,” Kivorkutsev told Reuters. “We understand how this problem is important, how people are nervous, people are afraid of this. But if they understand few, simple things, for example, what symptoms coronavirus has, what they should do to prevent (it), everything will be fine and everyone will be happy.”
So far, five people in New York City have been tested for the virus – with four cleared and one pending.
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The word ‘grief’ is not enough to describe the pain of losing a love one.
Vanessa Bryant expressed her devastation on Instagram after her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash on Sunday (January 26).
“There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now,” she said.
There will be no words but only emptiness: in the shoes that will never set foot on the court, mugs that will never be filled during a beautiful Sunday morning, or family pictures that will never be the same.
Bryant also expressed her gratitude to the people who offered their support. She also asked everyone to grant them “the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality.”
“My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them,” she said in her post.
She also offered her condolences to the other victims of the crash and called on the public to support the other families affected by the tragedy.
“To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org,” she said.—AAC
MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Friday warned the public against an unauthorized account, bearing central bank’s name and logo, on the photo-sharing app Instagram.
In an advisory, the BSP said the account “bangko_sentral_lottery” is confirmed to be a scam and is not associated with the central bank.
It advises the public not to share any personal information or transact through the said account.
“The account, which uses the BSP’s name and logo, is not associated with the BSP and the central bank has made the necessary representation for Instagram to take down said unauthorized account,” it said.
The BSP has existing and verified accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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