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An iconic name: Not living up to it's legacy

An iconic name: Not living up to it's legacy

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This outlet of a very good chain is not cutting it ! My past experiences at other locations was nothing but good.

A recent vist during Rib Madness was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Just got a letter from the Guest Administartion Administrator in Orlando.

She sent several $25.00 coupons to try to get us to return. I suggested to her that they need a top troubleshooter in the proprtey now(aka Intervention ala Gordon Ramsay)


When Legacy characters achieve milestones in their class story, they will unlock special abilities they can pass on to other members of your Legacy. After completing the second chapter of a character’s class story, that character’s primary ‘buff’ will be shared with all other members of the Legacy, automatically added to the bonuses applied by the primary ‘buff’ for each character’s class. For instance, if a Sith Warrior in your Legacy completes the second chapter of his or her class story, the damage bonus from his ‘Unnatural Might’ ability is shared across the Legacy. When a Smuggler in that Legacy activates his primary buff, ‘Lucky Shots’, it will apply the damage bonus from ‘Unnatural Might’ along with the critical chance bonus from ‘Lucky Shots’. These bonuses continue to accrue with each character class in which the second chapter is completed.

  • Sith Warrior – Force Choke
  • Sith Inquisitor – Lightning Storm
  • Imperial Agent – Orbital Strike
  • Bounty Hunter – Flamethrower
  • Jedi Knight -- Force Sweep
  • Jedi Consular – Project
  • Smuggler – Dirty Kick
  • Republic Trooper – Sticky Grenade

5 Ways to Leave a Great Legacy

The discussion of leaving a legacy has come up in conversation lately among my friends and family. Most of my friends are almost or just past mid-century age, and my sons- and daughters-in-law are almost 40 years old or older. There must something in the water.

I thought about the concept of legacy when my grandchildren were born and that was 10 years ago when I was 61. It seems my friends and family are way ahead of me on the idea of a life well lived and what they will leave future generations. One of my sons said to me the other day: "My work is done on this earth. I have three wonderful children." I tried not to tear up.

The idea of leaving a legacy is the need or the desire to be remembered for what you have contributed to the world. In some cases, that contribution can be so special that the universe is unalterably changed. However, for most mere mortals walking this earth, most will leave a more modest legacy that doesn't necessarily change the world but does leave a lasting footprint that will be remembered by those whose lives you touched.

You hope your life matters in some way. I know I do. I've been teaching since the age of 22 and teaching is my legacy, my contribution that hopefully enlightened the lives of my students whether they became actors, scientists, doctors, mothers or yogis. My teaching is a gift that keeps on giving because it leads me to other learning and knowing experiences that I share with others.

My purpose legacy is my family: two sons and five grandchildren. I hope I am fully present to be the best that I can be as a mother and grandmother. I also hope that I am leaving a legacy as a good daughter and a loyal and loving sister and friend.

"Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you." -- Shannon L. Alder

Here are five ways to leave a great legacy:

1. Support the People and Causes That are Important to You
My best friend of decades ago once asked me what I thought was the most important attribute of friendship. I replied that support was the major theme of friendship. There isn't any more wonderful feeling in life than making the choice to sustain loyalty to a friend by lovingly supporting everything that is good and right about that person's life. My friend was an advocate of a few major causes in the city we resided in and I supported those causes, too, as she supported mine. Although we parted ways when I moved out of the city, she would always reach out to me and remember my work, my life and my family.

2. Reflect and Decide What is Most Important in Your Life
When you review your life's journey, several ideas may come to mind: Did you grow and perhaps transform your life, make changes when you needed to, find your truth, inspire others, become a leader or influence others? Touching lives and exemplifying a truthful path is paramount to living a joyful and purposeful life. Your legacy will live on.

3. Share Your Blessings With Others
I was walking two dogs the other day -- one dog was totally blind and the other dog stubbornly knew her mind. I stopped suddenly in the middle of my son's beautiful neighborhood to observe with wonder the late afternoon thunderclouds bulging out from the mountains. I thought of all the blessings I have in life and how I try to be mindful of sharing with others the richness of my life. I have been given abundance and such is my fate. And it is my legacy to give back this abundance to others. Everyone has blessings to share, even if it a simple smile of acknowledgement.

4. Be a Mentor to Others
A mentor by definition is a more experienced or more knowledgeable person with an area of expertise. Everyone has some significant truth to impart to others that will guide less experienced people in life. The mentoring/mentee relationship involves personal development and support. This process involves an exchange of knowledge complimented by psychological and/or social support that is crucial to sustaining new mindsets. Sometimes these relationships last a lifetime, even when the mentee has moved on to influence others.

5. Pursue Your Passions Because They Are Infectious
Your passions are your legacy. Passion comes from an outpouring of the interests and ideas that make a difference in your life. Finding and pursing your passion allows you to see your destiny clearly. That's what happened to me with yoga and dancing tango. I can attest to the fact that life won't be any fun if you don't pursue your passions to the fullest. It's contagious. It's religious. It's religious. Don't miss the opportunity to pursue your passions and then continue to look for new adventures.

Leaving a legacy is an important part of your life's work. A legacy develops from a life dedicated to self-reflection and purpose. What will be revealed and what will endure is a truthful and value driven body of living.

The first ever Raising Cane's is called The Mothership and it attracts visitors

In the mid '90s, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers founder Todd Graves and a small crew set to work in constructing the first location. On Highland Road in Baton Rouge was the ideal building, a former bakery at the entrance to Louisiana State University.

During the reconstruction, the crew found a hidden mural of the bakery's logo, which then inspired the Raising Cane's logo. It's also the reason why the interior of every location sports the restaurant's logo somewhere as if it were just discovered behind a brick wall.

The first location was opened on August 28 in 1996 to immediate fanfare, causing the crew to stick around till 3:30 a.m. Which is funny, since the closing time for this location is still 3:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday (2 a.m. other days).

Now with more than 500 locations worldwide, this site is referred to as The Mothership, meaning the Highland Road location is the "founding ship of the fleet of Raising Cane's" — which is how they put it. Now, The Mothership is something of a tourist draw in Louisiana's capital city, even listed as an attraction on the Visit Baton Rouge website.

What Kind of Legacy Are You Leaving the World?

Have you ever thought about the legacy you're leaving your family, your community, your world? Most people never give it a second thought. But a legacy is something you're creating every day, whether you realize it or not.

What exactly is a legacy? Webster's Dictionary defines "legacy" as "something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past." Some common examples of legacy are:

• She left us a legacy of a million dollars.
• He left his children a legacy of love and respect.
• The war left a legacy of pain and suffering.
• Her artistic legacy lives on through her children.

So what do you want your legacy to be? In my work as a life coach to Hollywood celebrities and CEOs, I help people overcome the mental blocks and get them thinking about what they wish to leave behind. Regardless of where you are in life, you can clear away the clutter and start creating your legacy.

Two Types of Legacies

Everyone has a choice between leaving a positive legacy or a negative one. Most people never consciously choose one or the other -- it just happens. But the goal for you is to make a conscious decision about the legacy you'll leave. So let's start with what a positive legacy looks like.

Oprah Winfrey has lived most of her adult life from her Authentic Soul. She has been a pillar of kindness and has stood for truth, education, and giving back. She's one of a kind. Millions of people tuned into her show for over 20 years. During her farewell show, Jada Pinkett Smith said, "Oprah, you never had children but you mothered millions." Madonna said, "People always ask me who I admire. I always say, 'living or dead?' There are many diverse dead people I admire. Alive? Just one person--Oprah Winfrey." Why does everyone love and respect Oprah Winfrey? Because Oprah has introduced us to many experts and experiences that have transformed our lives. For example, she.

• Created the webinar with Eckhart Tolle through SKYPE so the world could participate and learn from the man who changed lives through his books
• Gave us Dr. Phil who has helped many create a better life
• Introduced us to Dr. Oz who has helped us live a healthier life and examine subjects that many were afraid to address
• Led us to many other experts who helped us with fashion, clutter, weight, and other topics to help us live a better and happier life

Oprah has made a lasting, positive imprint on the world, helping to introduce millions of people to their Authentic Souls. Through the many lives she has changed and touched, her legacy will live on forever.

That's a positive legacy. Now let me share the heartbreak that accompanies a "negative" legacy.

A fifty-something year old client of mine, whom I'll call Sarah, was the antithesis of Oprah. She was from England and had a troubled childhood. Her mother was an alcoholic and her father was absent from her life. She ended up having three children out of wedlock and felt she had to somewhat abandon her children in order to make a living.

To hide her pain, Sarah couldn't help but give unsolicited advice to everyone she came in contact with. I'm talking everyone. cashiers at grocery stores, salespeople in the mall, and strangers she'd meet at events. Yet, she couldn't get her own life together. She hid behind criticizing others and focusing on what the world wasn't accomplishing so she wouldn't have to look herself in the mirror.

Every area of her life was unfulfilled. Out of need, she entered into a marriage of convenience. She had no close friends. She was a hoarder, she was depressed, and she suffered from low self-esteem. She couldn't trust others, so her business ideas could never take off. She couldn't stay connected to her kids because she felt ashamed of her lack of money and success. She desperately wanted to create a life she could be proud of before she died, but she didn't know how to make that happen because of all her internal pain and her internal dialog telling her how stupid and worthless she was.

Sarah ended up passing away in her early sixties. Her legacy was an unfulfilled life, without ever being able to give herself or her children the love they needed because she was so stressed out, sad, and ashamed of her lack of money and success.

Often, when we think of legacy, we think of things--material possessions. But as both of these examples illustrate, your legacy isn't always about things. Usually, it's about who you are and how you touch people's lives.

Know What Matters

To start purposefully creating your legacy, think about the following three questions. I've used these questions myself and have given them to my clients to think about and answer. They will rock you to your core. Answer them honestly to create a legacy that matters and endures.

1) Twenty-five years after my death, what, if anything, will those beyond my family remember me for?
2) If I had to give everything I own to a cause (not a person), what cause would that cause be?
3) If I could snap my fingers and acquire an experience or talent, it would be ___________ because ___________ .

While on the surface these questions may sound simple, when it comes time to answer them you'll realize that each question requires much thought. In fact, most people have to think about the questions for days before really knowing the answers.

Remember, it's not what we leave FOR others that matters it's what we leave IN them that matters most. Possessions and wealth do not a true legacy make. It's about leaving behind the essence of your Authentic Soul. That's what the world needs from you. So serve others by leaving behind the best and most beautiful parts of you. Today, and every day, create your legacy.

Overlooked No More: Ruth Wakefield, Who Invented the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Legend has it that Wakefield was trying a variation on a butterscotch dessert when she decided to let the chocolate chips fall where they may.


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Around the time Ruth Wakefield began making a chocolate chip cookie in the 1930s, naming newly invented treats after something or someone was in vogue.

Case in point: the Baby Ruth chocolate-covered nutty nougat bar, purportedly named for Grover Cleveland’s daughter. Wakefield’s confection was known originally as the Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie, after the Toll House Inn, a popular restaurant that she ran with her husband in eastern Massachusetts.

Legend had it that she was brainstorming about cookie dough while returning from a vacation in Egypt when she first came up with the recipe, a variation on another popular treat called Butter Drop Do pecan icebox cookies.

“We had been serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream,” Wakefield recalled in a 1970s interview. “Everybody seemed to love it, but I was trying to give them something different.”

Her original plan was said to have involved melting squares of Baker’s chocolate (unsweetened, with no milk or flavoring) and adding it to the blond batter. But, supposedly, the only chocolate she had available was a Nestlé semisweet bar, and she was too rushed to melt it.

Wielding an ice pick, she chopped the bar into pea-size bits and dribbled them into the brown sugar dough with nuts. (Susan Brides, a pastry chef, assisted.) Instead of melting into the dough to produce an all-chocolate cookie, the bits remained chunky as they baked.

In her “Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book,” Carolyn Wyman rejected the prevailing theory that the recipe was developed inadvertently. Mrs. Wakefield was too perfectionist a cook. “Confusion is unknown,” a promotional brochure for her restaurant boasted.

“Nowadays, people love the ‘dumb luck’ story of the person who wins the lottery, or invents something because they were doing something else,” Wyman wrote about Wakefield’s innovation. “But what she did was still revolutionary.”

Ruth Graves was born on June 17, 1903, in East Walpole, Mass., the daughter of Fred Graves and the former Helen Vest Jones.

She was raised in Easton., Mass., and attended the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts (now Framingham State University). After graduating in 1924, she taught home economics at Brockton High School, lectured on food and worked as a hospital dietitian and a customer service director for a utility company.

In 1926, she married Kenneth Wakefield, a meatpacking company executive. Four years later, the couple bought a building in Plymouth County, Mass., and opened an inn there.

That establishment, the Toll House Inn on Bedford Street in Whitman, eventually expanded from seven to more than 60 tables. It became a destination, famous for its sea foam salad ring (with lime gelatin), lobster dishes and desserts, including Boston cream and lemon meringue pies, Indian pudding and baba au rhum and other recipes Wakefield had inherited from her grandmother or created herself.

She included some of them in a cookbook, “Ruth Wakefield’s Tried and True Recipes” that she published in 1931. Her enduring chocolate chip cookie recipe first appeared in a later 1930s edition.

Her Toll House cookie recipe was reprinted in The Boston Herald-Traveler, and Wakefield was featured on “Famous Foods From Famous Eating Places,” the radio program hosted by Marjorie Husted (who was known as Betty Crocker).

In 1939, Wakefield sold Nestlé the rights to reproduce her recipe on its packages (supposedly for only $1) and was hired to consult on recipes for the company, which was said to have provided her free chocolate for life.

Nestlé began pre-scoring its chocolate bars for easy baking, then introduced Nestlé Toll House Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels which became known as chocolate chips. (For the record, Allison Baker, a Nestlé spokeswoman, said that the morsels do, in fact, melt, but retain their shape because of the way the fat structure of the tempered chocolate is aligned.)

Wakefield’s recipe was printed on the package. (It was later updated to account for the availability of pre-sifted flour and other modern ingredients.)

When Wakefield added the recipe to her cookbook in the later edition, she included this explanatory note: “At Toll House we chill this dough overnight. When ready for baking, we roll a teaspoon of dough between palms of hands and place balls two inches apart on greased baking sheet. Then we press balls with finger tips to form flat rounds. This way cookies do not spread as much in the baking and they keep uniformly round.”

The cookies grew so popular — they became known beyond New England during World War II when soldiers from Massachusetts shared their care packages from home — that the name became legally generic.

In 1983, a federal judge ruled that Nestlé, which now sells about 90 billion individual morsels annually, was no longer entitled to exclusive rights to the Toll House trademark.

In 1967, the Wakefields sold the inn. (It burned in 1984.) The couple retired to Duxbury, Mass., where Ruth Wakefield died in 1977. She was survived by her husband a son, Kenneth Donald Wakefield Jr. and a daughter, Mary Jane Wakefield.

The only remnant of the inn is a historical marker, but the Nestlé Toll House cookie lives on. It has been imitated and embellished with other ingredients, but, Marian Burros wrote in The New York Times in 1985, none of the variations “have ever really improved on Ruth Wakefield’s original recipe.”

Join us for “Overlooked, But Not Forgotten,” a live reading and discussion of the Overlooked series, on March 28 in New York City. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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Carnegie Deli will close at end of 2016

The iconic home to gigantic Jewish-style sandwiches — like the 4-inch-high, pastrami-and-corned beef “Woody” on rye — will close its doors forever on Dec. 31, The Post has learned.

Restaurant owner Marian Harper Levine tearfully broke the news to 60 heartbroken employees on Friday morning.

Levine, 65, said, “At this stage of my life, the early mornings to late nights have taken a toll, along with my sleepless nights and grueling hours that come with operating a restaurant business.”

“I’m very sad to close the Carnegie Deli but I’ve reached the time of my life when I need to take a step back,” Levine said. Her family has owned the Carnegie since 1976.

The news will sadden New Yorkers who loved Carnegie Deli’s belt-popping sandwiches and kitschy confines, which boast hundreds of photos of mostly forgotten celebrities — and nostalgia to spare.

In a New York Post essay in December 2015, when the place was temporarily closed following a gas leak, Ted Merwin, author of “Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli,” wrote:

“Since 1937, the Carnegie’s skyscraper sandwiches and obnoxious waiters encapsulated the very ethos of excess that characterized New York as a whole.”

Merwin said it would be “tragic” for the city if the Carnegie didn’t reopen.

See also

Tasty bits from the history of the Jewish deli

Unlike at some other famous restaurants that recently closed, Levine had no landlord to blame — she owns the six-story building at 854 Seventh Ave. between West 54th and 55th streets.

But the Carnegie, and Marian, were long under strain.

The dining room shrank when Levine lost her lease on annex space in a building next door a few years ago.

She went through a bitter divorce from ex-husband “Sandy” Levine, who carried on a long-term affair with a former waitress and allegedly stole Carnegie’s pastrami and cheesecake recipes. The recipes were allegedly then used in the girlfriend’s family’s restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.

Two years ago, the restaurant was ordered by a federal court to fork over $2.6 million in back wages to employees who were cheated out of proper pay — which Marian blamed on her ex-husband, whom she accused of embezzlement.

Then, in April 2015, the city shut the Carnegie Deli down for nine months over an illegal gas hookup — which Marian also blamed on Sandy.

See also

Carnegie Deli reopens, but should anyone really care?

The divorce was settled out of court. Terms were not revealed.

Carnegie Deli reopened last February with sidewalk hawkers dressed as pickles. It drew lines around the block and Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted a celebratory photo of a pastrami sandwich.

But now the matzo ball soup’s run dry.

Levine will continue to license Carnegie Deli outposts in Las Vegas and Bethlehem, Pa., as well as at some sports venues.

“Moving forward, Marian Harper hopes to keep her father’s legacy alive by focusing on licensing the iconic Carnegie Deli brand and selling their world-famous products for wholesale distribution,” said her spokesperson, Cristyne Nicholas.

WATCH: Why There's Nothing Like a Fried Bologna Sandwich

The smell of fried bologna can take you right back to mama's kitchen table.

A fried bologna (c&aposmon, we know it&aposs pronounced baloney, no matter how it&aposs spelled) sandwich occupies that delicious middle ground between sentimental Southern comfort food and charming throwback party fare. Either way, it&aposs a tasty meal that is a step up from a ho-hum cold sandwich that is slapped together in the flinty blue light of an open fridge door. Crafting a proper fried bologna sandwich qualifies as home cooking. A skillet is central to the intent and outcome, as is a knowing eye.

The premise is simple: A thin round slice (peeled from a package) or thicker slab (carved from a whole log) of bologna is warmed in a hot skillet until sizzling and browned before it goes on the bread, which perks up the salty fattiness that we crave in cured pork products. It&aposs not so much fried as griddled, but the term speaks to our Southern habit of using the word "fried" to describe skillet cooking, no matter the technique or amount of fat in the pan. Knowing cooks know to snip the edges or score the center of the bologna slice with an X to keep it from buckling, warping, or bubbling in the skillet. Looks matter. Plus, it increases the surface area that comes in contact with the skillet, which means it gets a bit browner.

The sandwich condiments can vary, but many of us think the gold standard is white bread (perhaps toasted for structural support), sliced yellow cheese (not too fancy), with mayonnaise and/or mustard. (Plus lettuce, tomato, and pickles, if you&aposre dressing it up.) The warmth of the bologna melts the cheese just enough to help hold things together. Although it&aposs possible to make two sandwiches at once and eat them sequentially, you&aposll be happier with the outcome if you fry bologna slices to order, as needed. The warmth and immediacy is what elevates a fried bologna sandwich meal above cold lunchbox fare.

A filling and satisfying fried bologna sandwich was a childhood staple for many of us. They were also a popular, budget-minded menu item at lunch counters in our small hometowns. In recent years, haute versions have popped up on cocktail party trays and tasting menus, perhaps a seared cube of locally made bologna (more charcuterie than lunch meat) sitting atop toasted brioche and crowned with a dab of fancy mustard. It is true that the better the bologna, the better.

If it&aposs been awhile since you had a well-built fried bologna sandwich, pull out a pan and give it a go. The first bite can light up a memory and the remaining bites can reignite a craving. Fried baloney hits the spot.

Food-Focused Books to Read While You're Self-Isolating

Whether you’re still in your first few days of self-isolation or have been home for weeks, boredom is easy to encounter while you’re alone. And while there’s nothing wrong with catching up with your favorite shows (or perhaps starting a new one), things start to feel bleak when Netflix asks if you’re still watching The Office for the third time. The good news is that all that free time you now have on your hands is the perfect opportunity to start, and actually finish, a new book.

Even if you aren’t leaving the house, reading has a transformative power. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite food-focused books—in addition to cookbooks, we’ve included memoir, historical, and fiction titles—to help pass the time. If you can, shop at your local bookstore. Independent booksellers across the country are offering free in-town shipping, and you’ll do your part for the local economy. You can even collaborate with friends and hold quarantine-friendly book clubs over Skype or the phone.



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  2. Gacage

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  3. Baldemar

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  4. Zukasa

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  7. Arashimi

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