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#352008 Restaurant drops shark from the menu

Posted by scorpio_fish on 26 August 2014 - 07:48 AM

While out and about in Dallas, we stopped for lunch at The Porch.   http://www.theporchrestaurant.com/   It's an excellent restaurant with tasty indulgent menu items.   I happened to notice that the specials board had "Grilled Black Tip Shark".   As one might expect, this bugged the heck out me.   This morning I remembered this event and I went to their website and emailed the managing partner.  I provided links to Shark Angels and to Shawn Heinrich's web page showing the devastation caused by shark finning.  


About an hour after I got to work, I received a call from Justin Beam, the general manager.   He said he and the executive chef discussed the matter and had looked at the links.   He said they would pull the menu item immediately and never offer shark again.  I thanked him.   I wanted to share the positive experience.   


Granted, this restaurant is part of the Consilient Restaurant group, which focuses on local farm to table type restaurants.  Anyway, we now have two more people on our side. 


BTW, the restaurant group consists of some pretty good eateries:



Fireside Pies

Victor Tangos

AF+B (Ft. Worth)


If you are in the Dallas area, they are worthy of your business.

#343641 Where/how do you stow the neoprene dome cover?

Posted by scorpio_fish on 21 February 2014 - 07:33 AM

Just stick inside your neck seal.  That way you never forget where you put it.   :dancing:


Put a little hole in the cover and tie string through it and attach to something close by where it won't get in the way, e.g. strobe arm.

#337196 Nikonos reborn

Posted by scorpio_fish on 19 September 2013 - 05:56 AM

I wonder if it floods as regularly as Nikonoses did?


It helps that you don't have to open it up after 24 or 36 shots.

#328994 does anyone have a check list of all the 'stuff'

Posted by scorpio_fish on 02 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

Yes, but the items you list are not separate.   They are just part of the "tool kit" on the list.  The kit has been around for a long time, so I don't need to list each item in the kit.   I just have to remember to replenish and pack it.


I have a spreadsheet that itemizes each packable unit of camera gear (one photo, one video).  Each one has a weight.   For each trip, I make a new sheet and copy the list to it.   I then delete anything I decide not to take, e.g. strobes for whale snorkeling trip.   I then assign it to a column representing the bag it will be packed in.   When I get done, I have check list that I can use and know where every thing is when I unpack and the weight of each bag.


I still forget stuff.


My most recent trip had 42 items on the list for my carry-on luggage in total.   I had 11 items totaling 19 lbs. packed in a shooter's vest, which went into the roller which had 17 more lbs. of gear.   The remainder of the items went into a backpack, which weighed 16 lbs. if I took the camera bodies out and hung them around my neck.


I have a separate list for all dive gear and another list for other items, e.g. clothing, first aid kit.


I still forgot the insect repellent.  I really do need sublists so I remember to replenish consumables, e.g. dive computer batteries.


I print a hard copy of everything I packed.   I forget to pack the lists.  I also keep the file stored in the cloud because me forgetting to pack the printed lists would surprise no one.