Monday, November 29, 2010

Meet Up In Rockford

Eric and I met up on Saturday Night at the Irish Rose one of Rockford, Illinois' fine eating establishments. We had a friend take a few pictures. One of which is above. I have a few pictures of the friend, but she declines to be identified. Sorry.

For more (not much) on the dinner at the diner see Great Society - Somebody To Love .

And Eric's post A meeting of "west" and "east".

Cross Posted at Classical Values

2 comments:

Ms. Cris Ericson said...

HOW MUCH MORE WILL YOUR RESTRAUNT BILL BE IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

WHY WILL YOUR RESTRAUNT BILL GO UP AND UP?

BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THESE NEWLY PROMULGATED REGULATIONS!

ENJOY YOUR RESTRAUNT WHILE YOU CAN!

S. 510 EXCERPTS FROM THE BILL SUMMARY

(Sec. 103) Requires .....
. Requires the Secretary to PROMULGATE REGULATIONS


(Sec. 104) Directs the Secretary to: ... (2) ISSUE
contaminant-specific and science-based guidance documents, action levels,
or REGULATIONS.

(Sec. 106) Requires the Secretary to PROMULGATE REGULATIONS to protect against the intentional
adulteration of food.

(Sec. 107) Directs the Secretary to assess and COLLECT FEES related to: (1) food facility reinspection;
(2) food recalls; (3) the voluntary qualified importer program; and (4) importer reinspection.

(Sec. 111) Requires the HHS Secretary to PROMULGATE REGULATIONS on sanitary transportation
practices for the transportation of food.

(Sec. 112) ...
Sets forth issues for such guidelines to address, including: (1) PARENTAL OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE
DOCUMENTATION OF THEIR CHILD'S FOOD ALLERGY;

Allows the Secretary to AWARD matching GRANTS

Title II: Improving Capacity to Detect and Respond to Food Safety Problems - (Sec. 201)
Requires the Secretary to: (1) ALLOCATE RESOURCES to inspect facilities and articles of food


Sets forth requirements for MANDATORY TESTING

(Sec. 206) REQUIRES the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), to enhance foodborne illness SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

REAUTHORIZES APPROPRIATIONS FOR GRANTS to states and Indian tribes


(Sec. 208) Revises the standard for the ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION OF FOOD


Authorizes and encourages the Secretary to CONDUCT examinations, testing, and INVESTIGATIONS

(Sec. 307) REQUIRES THE SECRETARY TO
DIRECT RESOURCES TO INSPECTIONS OF FOREIGN FACILITIES,

(Sec. 309) REQUIRES THE SECRETARY TO ESTABLISH OFFICES
OF THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
(FDA) IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions - (Sec. 401) AUTHORIZES APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY2010-FY2014

(Sec. 404) Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement
establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the
United States is a party.

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These tedious excerpts were brought to you by Cris Ericson, a citizen concerned about food; yummy, yummy.
http://crisericson2012.blogspot.com

linearthinker said...

How to spell RESTAURANT, as taught by Miss Jeanne Claeys, East High School, Rockford, c. 1959:

Rest-ah-oooh-rant Rest a u rant

I can still see her up front of the class emphasizing the syllabication. John Potter and I used to play the old stare down game in her class. First to laugh, lost. Potter usually won. He was too goofy to look at without laughing. He drove an old 47 or 48 Dodge coupe with a six cylinder motor. He'd deliberately miss-set his timing to make the motor shake, and then cruise the root beer stands. Nobody would race him 'cause he told 'em he had a full race Chrysler under the hood.

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As I recall, there used to be a pool hall with a bowling alley upstairs near your Irish Rose, Simon. State and Madison. A couple blocks down toward the river from the Faust Hotel.

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Go gittem, Chris!