It was a pretty quiet evening last night around the South Florida blogosphere. No doubt everyone was getting ready for Miserable Monday. Try to enjoy your morning Sift...
Congratulations has to go to the Republicans for scaring the American public into thinking there were "death panels" written into President Obama's healthcare bill and successfully pressuring the Administration into removing said Republican-sponsored "death panel" provision.
There is an endless variety of things we can do, but there is not an endless supply of fish. What does it mean when it says on your menu that Area 31 supports the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program?
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants partnered up with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They kind of guide us. It’s really a challenge to figure out where everything is coming from and what is potentially endangered. So, Monterey Bay put a great program together to give us the information that we can go by and explain to us the reasons for certain things.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has little pocket guides. They’ll do the research. They’ll do the legwork and then they’ll help guide us to make informed decisions, as opposed to just saying, “This is bad. Don’t use it.”
For example, grouper reproduce very slowly and are overfished, so [Kimpton Group] is working on possibly taking a break from using them. We don’t serve them in our restaurant.
We just kind of feel our way through and try to figure out what’s really best for the environment.
Edited to reflect my total misread of a post that 26th Parallel posted last night. Oops.