Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Wahlburgers, the Massachusetts-based hamburger restaurant chain led by a celebrity chef whose brothers are even bigger celebrities, opens its first Long Island location Friday in Port Jefferson Station following several false starts.The eatery is slated to open at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 on Nesconset Highway near the corner of Terryville Road. The chain touts recipes based on the family’s home-style cooking with locally sourced ingredients made fresh daily on site—although some of the menu requires translation from Bostonese.“We’ve created this family business with a mission to welcome families and friends from around the world to a place where they can break bread, enjoy some great food and lots of laughs,” said actor Mark Wahlberg, a partner in the company, earlier this year when the company announced plans to double its number of franchises.The LI location will be the 13th Wahlburgers since the chain debuted five years ago in Hingham, Mass., a suburb of Boston. Currently it has locations in seven states and two in Toronto, although the only other one in New York is in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. The next restaurant expected to open soon will be in Florida.Wahlburgers is also the subject of a self-titled A&E reality series starring founding chef Paul Wahlberg as well as his brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg.The burger menu includes homemade Mom’s Sloppy Joes, double and triple burgers with “government” cheese, and the “O.F.D.”—the ½ lb. bacon and Swiss cheese burger with mushrooms and tomato jam, whose acronym is short for “Originally From Dorchestah.”Among the lighter fare—including the ability to have any of the burgers made into a salad—they also offer seared chicken sandwiches, a Portobello sandwich and a kid’s menu that includes a “smahlburger.”Wahlburgers also features a full bar with wine, spirits and beer—both local and bigger names, including their own house beer, the Wahlbrewski. In addition, the bar menu features adult frappes and floats, such as the Fluffanuttahh: vanilla ice cream, marshmallow vodka, crème de banana and peanut butter.The LI location will be open form 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for the soft opening for several weeks. Once it’s fully open, it will stay open til 12 a.m. weeknights and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.The restaurant is located at 4837 Nesconset Hwy., Port Jefferson Station.
Mark Hughes has claimed that managers have lost faith in referees because of a spate of poor decisions in key games.Hughes’ QPR side were not helped by some dismal refereeing at Old Trafford, where they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United.Match official Lee Mason awarded United a 15th-minute penalty and sent off Shaun Derry after the midfielder’s challenge on Ashley Young.AdChoices广告Not only was contact minimal, but Young was in an offside position as he gathered Wayne Rooney’s pass.It left Rangers facing an uphill task and came a day after fellow strugglers Wigan were beaten by two disputed goals at Chelsea.Derry was sent off.“We’re desperately disappointed with the performance of the referee,” said Hughes.“The boy [Young] has gone over too easily and the referee has bought it.“The key thing is you have to be 100% right to give the decisions and at the moment I think people are guessing and hoping they get decisions correct.“You should have confidence that the referees are going to make the key decisions in the game and lately I think a lot of managers have lost faith in them.“All we want is the officials to get the big decisions right and unfortunately this weekend they haven’t covered themselves in glory.“I know [Wigan manager] Roberto Martinez has commented on the performance of the officials at his game. These are massive decisions affecting people’s livelihoods.”Click here for our Man Utd v QPR quizSee also: United helped by officials as they see off 10-man RangersQPR will appeal against Derry’s red cardFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Certain mythologies—whether derived from the Greek, Roman, Mayan, African or “Martian” cultures where oftentimes somewhere lurking in the background or standing blatantly in the foreground; chronicles of encounters with mutated dragons, serpents and many other “imaginary” or “substance induced” creatures—are often passed on from generation to generation. These monsters seem to have tormented the comfort of man for at least a millennium or two. By today’s standards we would simply define them as “lizards on steroids.” Take the case of NFL Hall-of-Fame and Western Pennsylvania running back Tony Dorsett. Dorsett has surpassed legendary status since he roamed the sidelines of Hopewell High School and the University of Pittsburgh gridiron as the “biggest little man” on campus. Dorsett was All-American “scatback” in high school. He was all world in college; and when he strapped on the pads to play for pay, he was all-universe as an NFL running back.In August of 1985, Tony Dorsett was faced with and forced to dodge a two multi fire breathing dragon; the Internal Revenue Service, a.k.a. the IRS, the Dallas Cowboys and Joe Q. Public. Dorsett was not forced to avoid and sidestep bloodthirsty. headhunting defensive safeties, linebackers or defensive linemen. His opposition were economic “piranhas” intending to devour all of the awards that Dorsett had sacrificed his body and mind for from peewee to pro football. This was the same Tony Dorsett that according to wikipedia.com, “was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the second pick of the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft.” The Cowboys traded the 24th pick in the draft and three second-round choices to the Seattle Seahawks to move up to take Dorsett. Dorsett’s agent was Michael Trope, known as Mike during his days as an NFL agent. Dorsett signed a five-year contract for a reported $1.1 million.”As soon as Dorsett began to experience trouble with “dough” then his familiarity with the loyalty of the coach and the team that had coveted him badly was no longer the rule than the exception. In a Sports Illustrated article written by Douglas S. Looney in August of 1985 titled, “Thrown For Some Big Losses” Dorsett was covertly and overtly mocked and ridiculed. Why? Well it seems to me it was just because he wanted to get paid. Hey folks before we continue let’s explore how and why economic “terrorism” has existed and continues to exist in the world of sports especially when it comes to compensating minorities for their services. AUBREY BRUCE SIGNING THE WALL—Tony Dorsett at Pitt Black Athlete Centential Celebration signs the wall.