This week Industrial Revolution salutes Margaret E. Knight (1838-1914)! Margaret Knight started working in factories at a young age. She had a “knack” for solving problems that others couldn’t figure out. She made her first invention (a safety device) at the young age of 12 after witnessing a co-worker’s injury while working on a machine. Being the first woman to receive a U.S. patent, this led to her nickname “Lady Edison” as well as 27 other patents and over 100 different inventions in her lifetime.
At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Italian Beef Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with Italian beef, hot giardiniera, green peppers, garlic aioli and provolone cheese and served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the January Beer of the Month, Quaff On Six Foot Blonde Ale. Also at The Game, enjoy three delicious BBQ meatball sliders, with sweet and spicy BBQ sauce, coleslaw and crispy onion straws for $8.
Every Tuesday afternoon the Ideas in Motion Media office treats themselves to their favorite menu items from Blackbird Cafe. This weekly lunch break went from habit, to tradition, to ritual. We're obsessed with every mouthwatering flavor Blackbird is able to bring to our lunches. Every employee has one menu item they swear is Blackbird's best. Instead of telling every person we run into (which we do too often), we decided to compile them all here!
Sometimes having too many options is a good thing, especially when it comes to the many, many frozen custard flavors offered at Culver’s Restaurant.
This week Industrial Revolution salutes Elisha Otis (1811-1861), an American industrialist, inventor, and compulsive tinkerer. Although Otis patented numerous inventions and started several businesses, such as designing and building his own gristmill, sawmill, wagon and carriage building company, doll maker, breadstead factory, he was never able to manage a successful business. Every time he started something knew his business would eventually fail. At the age of 40, he moved to New Jersey to work as a mechanic. Then moved to Yonkers, New York to manage an abandoned sawmill.
In the era of gluten free, vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, and paleo diets, along with the regular healthy eating, finding a good restaurant can be tough. As someone that tries to eat healthy and does not eat meat other than fish (pescatarian), dining out can be tough, especially with my husband being a big fan of steaks, wings, and all things unhealthy. I recently met with Ken Blaney from Kelsey’s Steakhouse to learn more about all they have to offer that fits any diet, of which most don’t know about.
This week Industrial Revolution salutes Jonas Salk (1914-1995), an American medical researcher and virologist who earned his place in history by discovering and developing one of the first successful polio vaccines. Until 1955, polio was considered one of the most frightening public health problems in the world. Annual epidemics in the United States were devastating; of the 58,000 cases reported during the 1952 U.S. epidemic alone, 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis, with most of its victims being children. According to a 2009 PBS documentary, "Apart from the atomic bomb, America's greatest fear was polio.”
John Herschel Glenn Jr. was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling three times. Before joining NASA, he was a distinguished fighter pilot in both World War II and Korea, with six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen clusters to the Air Medal. Glenn was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts. On February 20, 1962, he flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space.
The winter and holiday season, like other times of the year, ushers in a variety of new and exciting choices of beers that local and national brewers have to offer. For Indiana Beverage, bringing those unique and delectable winter craft beers to your table is their mission.
In 35 minutes Tony crushed our 5lb Challenge Burger! And then washed it down with a Chocolate Milkshake! Only 2 other people have been up to the challenge this year. Tony is #3, can you be #4?
At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Teriyaki Shrimp Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with tempura batter shrimp, teriyaki sauce, Boston lettuce, kim chee and white cheddar cheese served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the December Beer of the Month, Stella Artois.