Monrovia – George Manneh Weah’s ascendancy to the Liberian presidency came with the full realization that he had some massive shoes to fill. Liberia, known for historic firsts, had just bid farewell to its first woman head of state, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Now, Africa’s oldest republic has its first former professional footballer; who in his prime, won every major international honor and was simply the best in the game. Turning in his boots for the rugged jungle of modern-day African politics, Mr. Weah’s first year proved to be a mixed bag of expectations and promises eclipsed by sudden realization, as the rigors of the job began to take its toll, the government appears to still be finding its way – albeit missteps, misfortunes and some disappointments along the way. With limited room for errors, the first year saw the government come to terms with promises made on the campaign trail and what is required to succeed. Over the past decade, … [Read more...] about FPA Weighs in on Performance of Chief Executive, Cabinet Ministers for the Year 2018
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TASTE TEST: Solita's Puerto Rican Food a great sandwich spot Solita's Puerto Rican Food at 4906 Indianapolis Blvd. in East Chicago serves up grandma's recipes with fresh ingredients and "no short cuts."The Puerto Rican restaurant serves up a variety of traditional favorites such as lechon, or slow-roasted garlic pork, with Puerto Rican rice, potato salad and bread. It has lechon, fish, steak, and steak/lechon versions of the jibarito, the Puerto Rican sandwich that uses fried green plantains instead of a bun and that has taken off in popularity since it was invented in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood in 1996.If you're not in the mood for chewy, rich plantain, Solita's also offers a steak sandwich on a less adventurous hoagie roll. The thinly sliced steak is well seasoned and expertly grilled. It's topped with savory grilled onions and the crisp contrast of fresh romaine lettuce and Roma tomatoes. A schmear of garlic mayo gives it a kick. The steak sandwich and the … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: Solita’s Puerto Rican Food a great sandwich spot
TASTE TEST: Bangkok Thai & Sushi VALPARAISO — Bangkok Thai & Sushi, 2103 Calumet Ave., is the relaxing dining establishment you never knew your afternoon needed.Natural lighting fills the space with the restaurant's tall ceilings and windows all around. Various colorful flower arrangements adorn the tables. The gentle sounds of small fountains in the foyer mix with light music that carries around the dining area.The menu is abound with appetizing options. Thai dishes are guaranteed to fill you up. The plentiful servings are perfect for sharing with family or on a date night. Highlights include meat entrees with spicy basil or garlic black pepper, spicy curry bowls, salmon and shrimp platters and sushi arrangements.A standout comes from the rice & noodles portion of the menu. A helping of yakisoba is certain to leave your taste buds satisfied. These noodles are yellow and stir-fried and include broccoli, carrots, zucchini, asparagus and mushrooms. All if it is also … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: TASTE TEST: Bangkok Thai & Sushi
Hungry, but can't get away from your desk? Too tired to cook something or run out to a restaurant? Uber Eats has got you. The online and mobile food delivery service is now available in most of western Lake County. The Uber Eats website shows it now offers deliveries from hundreds of local restaurants to destinations in Munster, Highland, Griffith, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Dyer, St. John, Schererville, Whiting, East Chicago and Gary.The service is not yet available in most of Hobart, Lake Station, New Chicago, Miller, Lake of the Four Seasons, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Porter County or LaPorte County.The website shows that Merrillville residents or office workers can have food delivered from a number of restaurants including IHOP, Bar Louie, Big Daddy's BBQ, Mastercue, Aladdin Pita, Pork Chop, Villa Del Sol and Qdoba.Uber Eats touted food from Round the Clock, Rosati's, Ciao Bella and Harold's Chicken in a message to customers."You can use the Uber Eats app to order … [Read more...] about Uber Eats now delivering restaurant meals to most of Lake County
TASTE TEST: Dream of the '90s alive in Tomato Bar's Porklandia Remember when people were eating pizza? Vegan pizza, gluten-free pizza? Pizza with a spicy alfredo base, a pesto base, an oil and garlic base? Pizza topped with portobello mushrooms, hardwood-smoked bacon, artichoke hearts and goat cheese?There's a place where that idea still exists as a reality. And I've been there.The tomato sauce never runs dry at Tomato Bar, a modern pizzeria with locations at 79 U.S. 41 in Schererville and 2310 Laporte Ave. in Valparaiso.Cory and Blair Muro, the duo that's also behind Ricochet Tacos and The Market in Valparaiso, run the gourmet pizzeria where chefs toss spinning discs of dough in an open kitchen that features a custom-made 3,000 BTU rotating oven, a Homer Simpson Pez dispenser and a Stormtrooper standing sentinel next to a can of ingredients.Tomato Bar specializes in "outside-the-box" pizzas like The Buff, which includes a Buffalo sauce base, … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: Dream of the ’90s alive in Tomato Bar’s Porklandia. Le Peep in Valpo offers brunch for the whole family.