Controversy Ignites After a Crave Chicken Patron Says Flaming Drink Burned Her

first_img Print 7/11/2017, 5:05 p.m. Controversy Ignites After a Crave Chicken Patron Says Flaming Drink Burned Her The bachelorette had to stop, drop, and roll inside the Chinatown restaurant. Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. 000center_img Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* By Jacqueline Cain· Photo via iStock.com/ThreeOh, yeah, flaming cocktails are one reason why you should always remember basic fire safety tips.The latest reminder comes from a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, during which Cassidy Lu, the owner of Chinatown restaurant Crave Mad for Chicken, answered charges from May that a visiting bachelorette had to stop, drop, and roll at the restaurant, after a flaming cocktail “leaped” onto her torso and face, Universal Hub reports. Despite that mental image, though, the case has the potential to have deeper ramifications as another dispute over Boston’s confusing liquor licenses.On the night of May 20, a woman from Chicago “suffered ‘severe burns to head, neck, face, earlobes, shoulders and chest’ as well as singed hair and eyebrows,” according to a lawsuit she filed, the Boston Herald reports. The victim was admitted to the emergency room, and is subsequently seeking at least $74,000 in damages.For her part, Lu owner says it was more like “a really bad sunburn,” and that the victim’s hair was not singed.The licensing board is considering charges against Crave for unsafe service of alcohol from the Boston Police Department, and having an open flame without a permit from Boston Fire—because apparently, restaurants need that. The Herald contacted Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald, who said the department was investigating how its rules regulating votive candles and other fires apply to drinks.The board must also decide if the drink complies with Crave’s alcohol license; Universal Hub says the restaurant is not permitted to serve hard liquor.The City of Boston’s open data hub actually lists Crave Mad for Chicken as a malt/wine license holder (rather than malt/wine/liqueurs and cordials), but the recap of today’s hearing suggests the board knows the place serves sweetened, flavored boozes. Lu told the board all of the products comprising her “interpretation of a scorpion bowl” are on a state-approved list of liqueurs—it consisted of pineapple juice, citrus rum, and Blue Curacao, topped with four, ignited glasses of a whiskey-based liqueur. The Herald says that the Crave on Fire, as the scorpion bowl riff was called, was removed from the restaurant’s menu right after this incident.Crave’s website touts “a full bar,” and features a lengthy list of cocktails and shots, including products like flavored Skyy vodkas, Fireball flavored whiskey, and “dark rum.” The definition of liqueurs and cordials has always been a blurry one. The board has asked Lu to follow up with a purchase list to prove the fiery drink’s ingredients comply with state-sanctioned liqueurs.For the record, Boston asked the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission today for its approved liqueurs list, and was sent a list from 1994. It doesn’t include any Skyy vodkas, Fireball, and other brand names that didn’t exist then, but it is “the only list” the administrative assistant has, she said.So in addition to a good reminder of what to do if your torso catches fire, this scary story is also another reminder that Boston could really use some liquor license reform.The licensing board will decide Thursday what action, if any, to take against Crave.last_img read more

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Boston City Council Votes to Support Green New Deal

first_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! By Ellen Gerst· Print 1.3K21.3K Politics Boston City Council Votes to Support Green New Deal Michelle Wu’s resolution passed 9-3.center_img 4/11/2019, 9:50 a.m. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Photo via AP/Elise AmendolaThe Boston City Council passed a resolution in support of the Green New Deal Wednesday, joining Democratic lawmakers in Washington in calling for federal action on climate change.The resolution passed by a 9-3 vote. City Councilor Michelle Wu, the lead sponsor, said it was important for Boston to combat climate change on the local and national levels.“The climate crisis is here now. We see it in Boston every single year,” Wu said, according to Boston.com. “We are working on it as much as we can at the city level, but we know this window is shrinking.”Starting today’s @BOSCityCouncil meeting. On the agenda: Reprecincting, resolution supporting the Green New Deal, curbside composting, zoning code amendments and more! Streaming live here: https://t.co/gy08jsPJ9R— Andrea J. Campbell (@CampbellforD4) April 10, 2019The Green New Deal, proposed by Massachusetts’ own Sen. Ed Markey and Boston University alum Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, proposes major financial and structural changes within the next 10 years in an effort to combat climate change. It calls for a complete switch to zero-emissions renewable energy, overhauled transportation infrastructure, and limiting greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.Wu cited a 2018 United Nations report that said the world has about 12 years to make changes major enough to mitigate the effects of climate change. Even with a number as terrifying as that, the Green New Deal still faces opposition in Washington. In late March, the Senate voted 57-0 to kill the proposal, with all but 4 Democratic senators abstaining from the vote in protest.Just in: The Boston City Council has passed a resolution by Councilor Michelle Wu supporting the federal Green New Deal, voting 9-3 in favor. Opposition votes included Councilors Althea Garrison, Frank Baker, and Mark Ciommo.— Christopher Gavin (@chris_m_gavin) April 10, 2019There’s also opposition to the bill right here in Boston. City Councilors Althea Garrison, Frank Baker and Mark Ciommo, voted against the resolution.“That’s in Washington. We can’t tell the federal government what to do anyway, so why get involved in something you can’t do anything about?” Garrison told Boston.com after the vote. “We should mind our own business and take care of Boston affairs.”But Wu says the resolution isn’t about Boston poking its nose into federal affairs. It’s about showing support for a very necessary plan of action.“At some point the federal government has to wake up,” Wu said. “And I want to make sure that we’re doing our part to lend our voices to their current push.”Markey is coming back to Boston with Rep. Ayanna Pressley next Thursday to kick off his Green New Deal tour. He joins climate and youth activists at the Strand Theatre to discuss the deal, how it will affect Bostonians, and the next steps to get it through Congress.last_img read more

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Hank Haney tweets after South Korean wins US Womens Open I knew

first_imgHank Haney tweeted during the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday doubling down on his statements that got him suspended, but clarifying that they should have originally been worded more carefully.On Sunday night, as Jeongeun Lee6 was putting the finishing touches on her U.S. Women’s Open victory at the Country Club of Charleston, Haney responded to an apology tweet he originally sent out on Wednesday.“My prediction that a Korean woman would be atop the leaderboard at the Women’s U.S. Open was based on statistics and facts,” he wrote. “Korean women are absolutely dominating the LPGA Tour. If you asked me again my answer would be the same but worded more carefully.”Tiger Woods MemorialColumnsTiger Woods’s blunt assessment of Hank Haney’s remarks is another sign that Tiger is finding his voiceLee6 later won by two for her first major title, and Haney followed her victory with another tweet (misspelling the winner’s name).“Congratulations to Jeougean (sic) Lee6 on your great win at the U.S. Women’s Open. Who’s The Great Predictor now Steve Johnson @steveyrayj I knew a Lee would win.”Congratulations to Jeougean Lee6 on your great win at the US Women’s Open. Who’s The Great Predictor now Steve Johnson @steveyrayj I knew a Lee would win.— Hank Haney (@HankHaney) June 2, 2019Haney, the one-time swing coach of Tiger Woods, opened his Wednesday show on SiriusXM PGA Tour radio with derogatory comments that eventually led to his suspension. During a predictions segment, co-host and fellow instructor Steve Johnson told him it was U.S. Women’s Open week.“I’m gonna predict a Korean,” Haney said. “That’s gonna be my prediction. I couldn’t name you, like, six players on the LPGA Tour.”The conversation continued.“Nah, maybe I could,” Haney said. “Well, I’d go with Lee. If I didn’t have to name a first name, I’d get a bunch of them right. I don’t know… Lexi Thompson… Michelle Wie’s hurt. I don’t know that many. Where are they playing, by the way?”last_img read more

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Sergio Garcia throws driver at caddie Sunday at Portrush in resurfaced video

first_imgJust when you thought the 2019 Open Championship was in the rearview, it comes roaring back into the picture. This time, it’s via a recently resurfaced video of a major champion throwing his club at a caddie after a poor shot. The pro in question? None other than Sergio Garcia.Many players struggled mightily in the horrendous weather that swept through Royal Portrush on Sunday during the final round of The Open. Sergio was one of them. The mercurial Spanish star had a great tournament going before Sunday, finishing the third round at one under. He was far off the lead, but it still represented one of his best weeks of play in a while.Henrik Stenson snaps club after shank at British OpenNewsBritish Open 2019: Henrik Stenson snaps club over knee after dead shank Sunday at PortrushWhen Garcia’s round began on Sunday, nothing seemed off. He opened with four-straight pars, and moved onto the par-4 5th hole still at one under for the tournament. That’s when things went haywire.Garcia took a mighty swipe with his driver on the elevated teeing ground, but he hooked it well left. As the volunteer pointed his yellow directional sign to the left, Garcia didn’t bother watching his poor shot, and instead bent down calmly and picked up his tee. He began to walk slowly forward, and then, suddenly, he whipped his driver to the right, throwing it with some force at his caddie. The club made an audible smack when it made contact, followed by an audible groan from the audience. Check it out below.last_img read more

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