Innovative Kitchen Equipment Manufacturer of Stainless Steel Restaurant Equipment

Stainless steel restaurant equipment is relied upon by millions of restaurateurs all over the world. It does not matter if it is a pair of tongs for grabbing hot chicken, a slotted spoon to drain liquid from vegetables or an ice cream scoop to give equal portions to each customer. Restaurants have needs that sometimes are unique to their business.

Often the business owner and the employees are frustrated because they cannot find the exact item that they need. Maybe it has not been invented. If necessity is the mother of invention, perhaps it is time your business gave birth to the ideas you have been thinking about for so long. Somebody probably invented the slotted spoon because his customers did not like the juice from the vegetables mixing with their mashed potatoes. What stainless steel restaurant equipment does your business need that you cannot find? Maybe it is time to take your ideas to a restaurant smallwares manufacturer and make them a reality.

From small bakery equipment to make cute heart-shaped cupcakes to large cake pans to bake the wedding cake of the year, small-business owners have unique needs. Why not sit down with a kitchen equipment manufacturer and talk face to face? Customizing your small stainless steel restaurant equipment is much easier than you might think.

Perhaps you are not sure what your business needs but you know the problems that you are facing on a daily basis. A small kitchen equipment manufacturer can study your daily operations and listen to your needs and suggest ways to solve your dilemma. So it does not matter if you already have the idea and need someone to make it a reality or you have no idea how to solve the problem a stainless steel restaurant equipment manufacturer can help you through the brainstorming and innovation phase.

Once you have decided what you need the kitchen equipment manufacturer will build and test a prototype. Will the small bakery equipment be able to stand the heat of the oven and produce a perfect cupcake every time? Will it withstand being dropped, stepped on and crushed repeatedly? What about scratching, bending, warping or breaking? And, the overall question: does it work? Does it work with your restaurant and comply with your needs? Testing of small bakery equipment is a critical step in the development stage.

Once the prototype has all the kinks worked out, its on to the finishing touches that make the product yours. More testing may be needed to make sure that it fits the unique needs of your restaurant. The small bakery equipment must look like it belongs in your restaurant as well as function the way you and your employees have requested. The cupcakes must be perfect or it just is not good enough.

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Tips for the right asphalt resurfacing

Though asphalt is strong and durable in its composition, but it degrades over time, developing cracks, low spots, chips and other imperfections. Resurfacing asphalt driveway takes manual labor, but rewards you with a crack-free, smooth driveway. The key to a nice resurfaced driveway is properly preparing and cleaning the asphalt beforehand, completing the project at the right time of year and using the right products. Learn the basics to asphalt resurfacing before you take on this home project.

Asphalt driveways don’t remain smooth and black forever. You can take steps to maintain your driveway by sealing and protecting it, but often the effects of heat, ultra-violet rays, and substances such as salt, oil, gas and grease take their toll. And if those don’t get you, then cracking and water penetration eventually will. Your driveway may be corroded, worn out, or have cracks, which could all warrant an asphalt resurfacing job as it is more cost-effective to do a hot mix asphalt resurfacing job over the entire driveway.

As they are hard and brittle, asphalt pavements are sure to develop cracks over time. Ranging from hairline to an inch wide or more, cracks are your driveway’s worst enemy because they let water in which then expands. The larger the crack, the more serious the problem, and the sooner it needs to be fixed. Asphalt resurfacing may sound friendly to your suffering driveways in such hours of need.

Whether you’ll need to rip out your existing driveway and install a new one, or if you can get away with asphalt resurfacing – or even some patchwork and crack-filling – depends largely on the condition of the base layers, or foundation. However, if cracking covers most of the driveway, the surface is too far gone to repair. The root of the problems may come from lower down, and a complete overhaul should be considered.

If you have already done asphalt resurfacing for several times earlier and it keeps deteriorating prematurely, it is a problem with the foundation, and you should consider installing a whole new driveway. Likewise, if there are areas that have depressions or mounds, they should be completely reconstructed from the base. If you have several of these areas, a new driveway might make sense.

Beware of any asphalt resurfacing contractor who claims to bring false discount offers for you and then rob you down. Reputable contractors calculate the materials they need very carefully, and any small amount left over from a job would never be enough to complete an entire new job. If these con artists do any work at all before taking off with your money, it will most definitely be careless.

It is best to deal with registered, bonded, adequately insured and licensed asphalt resurfacing contractor. When hiring a contractor to resurface or install a new asphalt driveway, always get a list of references and check them. Ask references about the quality of the contractor’s work, their attention to details, and if the work was completed on time. You can even go and inspect previous work. Abiding by all these guidelines will enable you get the best asphalt resurfacing opportunity.

Looking for professional to install asphalt resurfacing when your driveways are suffering from cracks and holes on its surface? Follow the links to contact sable asphalt for professional services on asphalt maintenance, parking lot resurfacing driveway resurfacing.

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A Haven for Golf, or Fried Eggs

Neighborhood Joint

A series of articles profiling favorite local haunts.
What’s your neighborhood joint?

The beige bunker that houses the Poxabogue Golf Center and its fragrant Fairway Restaurant sits unpretentiously on the shoulder of Montauk Highway in billionaire-studded Sagaponack, as if protected by squatters’ rights. The driving range popped up on the horizon in 1957, one step ahead of the zoning czars. A 1961 variance grandfathered the beginner-tolerant nine-hole, par-3 public golf course into the picture.

Be it ever so humble, Poxabogue, known to regulars as the Pox, is home to 10,000 rounds of golf and 30,000 driving range hackers per season, and the Fairway’s griddle sizzles 80 pounds of bacon daily. Even the parking lot smells delicious.

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Poll Finds Modest Rise in Support for Bike Lanes and Wal-Mart

New York voters are saying yes to Wal-Mart and bicycle lanes in modestly increasing numbers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.

The poll found that 59 percent of city voters think the Bloomberg administration’s expansion of bike lanes in the city is a good thing, up from 54 percent in March. The poll question was worded as follows: “As you may know, there has been an expansion of bicycle lanes in New York City. Which comes closer to your point of view: (A) this is a good thing because it’s greener and healthier for people to ride their bicycle, or (B), this is a bad thing because it leaves less room for cars which increases traffic.”

Shortly after the poll was released Thursday morning, the city announced figures showing that there had been a 14 percent increase in commuting by bicycle this spring as compared with spring 2010. The city’s generates its cycling figures by counting bike riders on four spring workdays at select locations: the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges; the Hudson River Greenway at 50th Street; and the Staten Island Ferry. The city reports an increase of 62 percent since 2008.

On the Wal-Mart issue, as the retail chain ramps up its charm offensive to overcome opposition to its opening a store in the city, the poll of city voters, conducted last week, found that 63 percent wanted elected officials to allow the store to open, up from 57 percent in March.

The percentage of voters who felt that Wal-Mart’s lower prices hurt smaller businesses in surrounding neighborhoods, meanwhile, has dropped to 70 percent, from 74 percent in 2006. The percentage of New Yorkers who say they would shop at Wal-Mart if it were convenient for them to do so has remained more or less even since March, about 69 percent.

The poll, of 1,234 registered voters, conducted from July 19 to July 25, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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Below the High Line, Spiraling Roller Skaters

The man was an island of bliss in the midst of chaos. He twirled, spinning on roller skates under the High Line, balanced and composed. Around him, people were falling. Legs splayed. Wrists buckled. An ankle was sprained.

This was one of the scenes at the High Line Rink, which opened Thursday beneath the High Line, at 10th Avenue and 30th Street, in a former parking lot.

The retro rink, which will be remain till Sept. 26, was the brainchild of Friends of the High Line, which maintains the park and provides most of its budget, and was created in partnership with Uniqlo, a clothing brand.

“I think this is amazing,” said Kristen Campbell, who skates with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby team and was there to test the rink before it officially opened. “People can start working on their skater legs.”

Some skaters, like Boots Burrow, 9, were roller skating for the first time. “I really enjoy skating on ice skates,” she said. “So I think I might like this.” Steve Love, a self-described professional skater, said he was there to assess the rink’s surface: it felt smooth, he said, like wood.

The rink turned briefly into a trauma center when a girl sprained her ankle minutes after the rink opened. Tears streamed down her face as a paramedic wheeled in a stretcher while another wrapped the girl’s foot in ice.

The 8,000-square-foot rink is enclosed by orange and white construction barriers, reinforcing its temporary nature. The beer and wine bar next to the rink was not open yet, but there will be policies in place to prevent overzealous patrons from entering the rink, said Kate Lindquist, a spokeswoman for Friends of the High Line. Though no one had determined specific protocol yet, she said drinks would not be allowed in the rink.

Above the rink, on the High Line, that linear park built on old elevated train tracks, a line of visitors ogled the skaters, and people crowded around the rink sipping drinks. “We wanted to animate the site,” said Joshua David, a co-founder of Friends of the High Line. “It’s a spectacle.”

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Discrimination Suit Against the Dakota Can Proceed

A racial discrimination suit against the storied Dakota co-op apartment building can go forward, a State Supreme Court judge ruled.

Earlier this year, Alphonse Fletcher Jr., a prominent black investor and former president of the building’s board, sued the co-op, one of the most restrictive in the city, charging discrimination, defamation, breach of fiduciary duty and retaliation after the board rejected his application to buy an apartment next to his eight-room, 2,600-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment.

In the suit, Mr. Fletcher, who is known as Buddy, named not only the co-op but several individuals, including members of the board and the estate of the former owner whose apartment he was trying to buy.

In response, the board and several of the individuals filed motions to dismiss the suit, which has already offered a rare glimpse at the inner workings of an exclusive building and threatened to tarnish the Upper West Side building’s image of genteel living with allegations of the use of ethnic slurs and unfairness toward minorities by board members.

In her ruling on Wednesday, Justice Eileen A. Rakower of State Supreme Court in Manhattan granted a number of those motions — including dismissing the claim against the estate — but affirmed Mr. Fletcher’s ability to pursue his discrimination suit.

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Foreign Entanglements, New York Style

George Washington took the presidential oath of office in Lower Manhattan in 1789, but he didn’t spend much time here; the country’s nascent government soon moved to Philadelphia. Maybe if he had stuck around longer, people in this city would have taken closer to heart his later warning against foreign entanglements.

The Day

Clyde Haberman offers his take on the news.

We’ve had a bunch of them lately involving prominent New Yorkers, though they are not exactly what Washington had in mind.

For starters, there is Jay H. Walder, subway-and-bus pro and chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A mere two years into his six-year contract, he announced out of the blue that he would take his talents to Hong Kong.

There, he will run a system of subways and commuter lines that is a lot shinier than ours. He will also earn sacks of money (though his present $350,000-a-year salary, perks not included, is hardly shabby). As entanglements go, Hong Kong is not bad. It’s an exciting city.

From the moment he took over the transportation authority in 2009, Mr. Walder was dealt a wretched fiscal hand. He played those cards as well as could be expected, and his departure is a loss.

That said, New Yorkers have every reason to feel left in the lurch. A search for a new transit chief must begin pretty much from scratch. Who knows what we will wind up with? While some past authority chairmen were transit professionals, others were merely cronies of the governors who appointed them.

On Wednesday, Mr. Walder and his team announced their financial plan for next year. Things are looking more or less O.K., they said, but they kept their fingers crossed. The chairman cautioned that the proposals represented “a fragile stability for the organization.” He might also have used “fragile stability” for the situation he himself has created by taking the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby road to Hong Kong.

Foreign entanglements and former Mayor Edward I. Koch often go hand in hand, especially when it comes to Israel. Mr. Koch doesn’t like President Obama’s positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, not one bit. To register his disapproval, he injected himself the other day into the special election for the Queens-Brooklyn Congressional seat that Anthony D. Weiner forfeited.

Though nominally a Democrat, Mr. Koch endorsed the Republican candidate, Bob Turner. Make that, he endorsed yet another Republican. It’s become a habit with him.

By electing Mr. Turner over the Democrat, David I. Weprin, voters in that district would somehow “send a message” to Mr. Obama that they are most unhappy with him over Israel. So ran the former mayor’s logic.

Any talk of sending a message reminds me of Samuel Goldwyn and his scorn for screenwriters who larded their scripts with social significance: “If you want to send a message,” he said, “send it by Western Union.” That, of course, was long before Western Union ended its telegram operation in 2006.

Mr. Koch coupled his support of Mr. Turner with a denunciation of Republican leaders in Washington as “scoundrels” in the struggle over the federal debt ceiling. Let’s see: Vote for a guy whose election will do right by a foreign country even though it will strengthen those who you say are hurting this country. Hmm.

We’ll end with the foreign entanglements of Marty Markowitz, the voluble borough president of Brooklyn.

The other day, he was fined a nosebleed-inducing $20,000 by the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board. His wife, Jamie Markowitz, had flown free with him on trips to Turkey and the Netherlands, including a 2009 journey to develop Brooklyn’s relations with a Turkish city, Izmir. No good, the board said. The freebies for the wife amounted to an ethical violation.

The borough president fumed — did we mention he was voluble? — and called the decision unjust. But he said he would pay the fine.

Mr. Markowitz routinely sprinkles his sentences with Yiddishisms familiar to New Yorkers. Now he knows, though the lesson is rough, that the way to Izmir is vey iz mir — woe is me.

For more local news from The Times, including what appears to be favoritism at play in a bid to run an immigration prison in New Jersey, a federal judge may allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue United Airlines for “terror damages,” and Nafissatou Diallo’s lawyer said that taped conversations prove his client never considered extorting money from Dominique Strauss-Kahn, see the N.Y./Region Section.

Here’s what City Room is reading in other papers and blogs this morning.

Nine police officers have been subpoenaed, possibly for a federal grand jury investigation of leaks of vital information about a failed plot to bomb the subway system. [Daily News]

Divorce filings are up 12 percent since New York State adopted no-fault separations last October. [New York Post]

Raymond W. Kelly, who is both the police commissioner and a potential candidate for mayor, revealed that 46 police officers had died of cancer that he thinks is linked to their service on 9/11 in response to a report that denied a connection between the disease and the event. [Wall Street Journal, Daily News]

The New York Police Department is still tossing internal documents into public trash cans in front of the Manhattan South Task Force station house near Times Square. [Animal New York] (Also see The Daily News.)

A Utica, N.Y., man wanted for domestic violence and harassment wrote, “Catch me if you can, I’m in Brooklyn,” on his Facebook page. Utica police officers complied. [Daily News]

A former Secret Service agent was arrested on charges that he tried to carry an illegal gun onto a flight leaving La Guardia Airport. [New York Post]

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development arrested three Flatbush landlords on charges that they failed to comply with court orders or appear in court. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

On the basis of DNA evidence, police officers in Florida arrested a man in the shooting of a vacationing New York police detective. [New York Post]

How to turn your apartment into a bed and breakfast, and why doing so may be unwise. [Brokelyn, Gawker]

A year after the city instituted a system of letter grades for restaurants, the vast majority received A’s. [Wall Street Journal]

A Long Island animal shelter is caring for a swan that was shot with an arrow and a turtle with a nail hammered into its shell. The authorities are looking for whoever is responsible. [Daily News]

An informal study by indicates that there may be more fans of the Yankees than the Mets living in Queens. [Daily News]

Many may well agree that Brooklyn/hipster trend stories have become predictable, dull, and pointless. [Gawker]

Two vacant Kings County Hospital Center buildings are going to be turned into moderately priced housing. [The Real Deal]

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Explosion Contained at Power Plant in Queens

A small explosion occurred at a power plant in Queens on Wednesday night, though no one was injured.

The Fire Department said the explosion took place about 7:30 p.m. at the US Power Gen plant on 20th Avenue in Astoria. More than 80 firefighters arrived at the scene, but it was quickly determined that the explosion was contained in one area and did not cause a fire, the Fire Department said.

In a statement, the company said that Unit 4 at the Astoria generating station “tripped off line due to a tube rupture in the reheat boiler, resulting in window breakage and noticeable shaking of the building.”

The company said that one person was taken for medical evaluation, and that the damaged unit would remain out of service for an undetermined amount of time. The station has three other units that have continued operating and supplying electricity without any hiccups since the explosion.

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A Pizzeria (From New Jersey) Now Claims to Be the Nation’s Oldest

Lombardi’s of Spring Street in Manhattan, which started baking pizza pies in 1905, has long been considered the nation’s oldest. And Papa’s Tomato Pies in Trenton, has long been content to be the second oldest. But Nick Azzaro — whose grandfather, Joe Papa, opened the Trenton pizzeria in 1912 — now claims primacy, our colleagues at Dinner’s Journal report, citing an account in The Star-Ledger, in which Mr. Azzaro notes that for 10 years Lombardi’s was closed. Read more »

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Mystery Tombstone Finds Its Place of Rest

A year later, the mystery of why the tombstone of a woman who died in 1910 was found on the Lower East Side remains unsolved, but the tombstone has finally been installed in its rightful place: at the grave site of the woman, Hinda Amchanitzky, who wrote what has been described as the first Yiddish cookbook published in America.

Last July, The New York Times reported the odd find on East Fourth Street in Manhattan by John Lankenau, an artist and part-time cook and caterer. Since you can find just about anything on the sidewalks of New York, Mr. Lankenau took the grim discovery in stride and carted the granite marker, which is two and a half feet high, home for safekeeping.

Mr. Lankenau doggedly pursued the woman’s identity. He ordered a copy of her death certificate, but the cemetery it listed had no record of anyone by that name. The Times enlisted a genealogist, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, who traced the burial by date and found an H. Anachowsky (apparently a misspelling) buried in May 1910 in a section of United Hebrew Cemetery on Staten Island. The grave site was unmarked.

This month, the monument was installed as a result of a collaboration among Arthur S. Friedman, the cemetery president; Al Abramowitz, who owns Abramowitz Memorials in Brooklyn; and Bruce Slovin, the chairman of the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan, who personally donated $400 to cover costs. The Center, at 15 West 16th Street, is digitizing historic cookbooks from its collection.

As it turned out, before Mr. Lankenau found it the tombstone had been salvaged by another artist, Andrew Castrucci, who had seen workmen carting broken granite slabs from a building near Avenue C that had once housed a monument maker’s workshop. Why it was there remains a mystery.

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