Good restaurants want to keep vermin out – and there’s no reason to exempt squawking rug-rats

April 20, 2015
If the Grumbles wanted to put up with a noise like this they would sit in on a Labour caucus meeting.

If the Grumbles wanted to put up with a noise like this they would sit in on a Labour caucus meeting.

Internet storm-troopers have flocked together to strike another blow against civilized and decent dining.

Using the power of the mob, they have bombarded a Canadian restaurant with “hate and threats” after it made
the highly proper decision to ban “small screaming children” from its premises.

The restaurant is the Lobster Pound and Moore, in Nova Scotia.

Alf and Mrs Grumble were musing on flying to Nova Scotia just to reward the restaurant owners with their custom on learning from The Independent of the high standards they set.

We imagined they similarly banned lefties and greenies for the same civilizing reasons, although this is surmise.

The restaurant signalled its worthy attempt to attract customers who like to dine in a sprog-free zone on its Facebook page.

It posted a message that enticingly said:

“Effective as of now, we will no longer allow small screaming children.

“We are an adult themed restaurant that caters to those who are out to enjoy themselves. We understand this may upset some, but after careful consideration, we feel it’s best for those who enjoy, appreciate and understand our business.”

But mindless mums and  Facebook fascists soon struck back.

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Medical advice on crabs is balls

May 19, 2009

Doctors who reckon you couldn’t possibly have caught your crabs off a dunny seat will have to revise their thinking.

Yes you can.

A Sydney restaurant with a dead rodent in its storage area and a fish market that stored crabs in a toilet cubicle are new additions to the NSW government’s name and shame list.

Choy Restaurant in Belmore Road, Randwick, in Sydney’s east, has been slapped with three fines worth $1,980 for having a dead rodent in the storage area, as well as vermin activity and unclean premises.

Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald said Jemes Fish Market on Liverpool Road in Ashfield, in the city’s inner west, was hit with two fines of $660 for storing live crabs in a toilet cubicle.

“This is one of the most outrageous cases of food storage I have ever heard about, it is unhygienic and is just not fair on consumers who pay good money for their food,” Mr Macdonald said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The past 12 months has seen a number of disturbing breaches on the name and shame list, including cockroaches, rats, a bandaid, a cigarette butt and now this case.

That’s exactly why the NSW Government introduced the website along with major new food safety laws last year – it reckons the public has a right to know the information which this website provides.

Fined eateries appear on the website for 12 months. From this week the names that were first posted will start to come off the list.


BB of good cheer

January 28, 2009

Alf takes umbrage at being described as a bloody old curmudgeon by BustedBlond (he won’t be old until he is 110, and he reserves the right to push that figure out a few years when he gets there).

He also is smarting at the low blow struck by BB, who – like most women – has no compunction about hitting below the belt.

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