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A group of women from Texas assaulted a NYC restaurant hostess after she asked them to provide proof of Covid-19 before eating there.

The incident occurred at Carmine's on the Upper West Side when the hostess asked to see their vaccine cards. The brawl was captured on cellphone video and uploaded to Twitter.com.

Proof of vaccination is required to dine at any New York City restaurant, per mayor Bill de Blasio.

The women took offense when the hostess asked them for proof of vaccines to eat inside.

The unidentified hostess was repeatedly punched by the three women, ages 21, 44 and 49. Bystanders broke up the brawl just as police arrived.

The three women were taken into custody and transported to NYPD's 24th precinct station, according to NBC News.

It is not clear if they were charged. The women are reportedly tourists visiting from Texas.

New York City is the first major U.S. city to ask residents to show proof of vaccination to enter restaurants and gyms. Any business that fails to comply could face a fine up $1,000 per violation.

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A customer put restaurateur Kandi Burruss on blast after he was charged for ice at one of her establishments.

Ryan Williams, a criminal defense lawyer who dined at The Real Housewives of Atlanta star's Blaze Steakhouse, accused the restaurant of charging him $4 for 2 ice cubes.

Williams took to social media claiming he was overcharged for cheese, a margarita and 2 ice cubes which were listed on the receipt as "rocks."
 
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Williams said he was very upset that he had to pay an extra $4 for 2 ice cubes in his drink.

He budgets $300 a month for business dinners and that he counts every penny because he doesn't like to overspend.

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Williams reached out to the restaurant on social media to give them a chance to fix the overcharge.

Blaze Steakhouse contacted Williams and apologized profusely for the misunderstanding. They refunded his $4 and he shared an update on Instagram.

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Kandi also took to social media to explain the ice overcharge.

In a video posted on her Instagram stories, Kandi said larger drinks require more ice. And, despite the "rocks" charge on the receipt, she charges customers for the extra liquor.

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Social media expressed disappointment with a New Hampshire restaurant owner after a customer left a $16,000 tip for a bartender and told him not to "spend it all in one place."

The customer who dined at the the Stumble Inn Bar and Grill a few weekends ago, left a $16,000 tip on a $37 bar tab.

But the bartender was forced to share the generous tip with his co-workers.

Owner Michael Zarella said the tip was split between eight bartenders who worked all shifts on June 12.

Social media users say the owner didn't have the right to split the tip among the other bartenders.

By law, a restaurant owner can't take or misappropriate an employee's tip and split it among other employees.

Zarella said he has spoken with the customer, and he confirmed "it was his intention" to leave the money for his employees.

The customer reportedly confirmed the large tip was not a mistake or typo.

"He wanted them to have it," Zarella said.

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A waitress was abducted and assaulted after she chased 5 diners who skipped out on a $70 dinner bill over the weekend.

The three Black males and two Caucasian females are seen on surveillance video leaving the Nifty Fifty's restaurant in Turnersville, New Jersey on Saturday night.

The 5 masked suspects got into a white Dodge Durango and drove off when the 20-year-old waitress chased after the vehicle, WPVI reports.

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One male suspect jumped out of the car and fled while the others pulled the waitress into the SUV and drove off.

The waitress was assaulted inside the vehicle before she was dumped by the side of a highway. She ran back to the restaurant and immediately called police.

She suffered bruises to her head, face and neck and was transported to a hospital where she was treated for head and neck injuries and a possible concussion.

Police released video footage of the abduction and asked for the public's help to identify the suspects who remained at large as of Monday morning.

"The vehicle headed north on Route 42, made a U-turn and was heading south towards Monroe Township, and [they] pushed her out of the vehicle," Washington Township Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik said.

Gurcsik urged restaurant employees not to chase diners who skip out on their bill. They should try to take down the license plate of their vehicle and report it to police.
 

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Wendy Williams' ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, is giving Kenya Moore's ex, Marc Daly, some competition.

Daly, who recently filed for divorce from Moore, owns and operates a restaurant in Brooklyn.

Now comes word, that Hunter is opening an Italian restaurant in downtown Brooklyn named Loreto.

"Time to work on MY LEGACY!!" he wrote in the caption of a video of the restaurant's exterior on Twitter.com. "For a kid from Brownsville Brooklyn this is a dream come true. To be apart [sic] of an amazing team to create something so extraordinary."

"I look forward to nothing but success," Hunter added. "Continue to thank God for the blessings."

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Sources say the seed money for the new restaurant came from his ex-wife and silent partner, Wendy, 56. The two were spotted having lunch together after he attended Wendy's mother's funeral.

Hunter, 48, described Loreto as "exquisite high end Italian cuisine" and said he will host a soft opening on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

Hunter's announcement comes days after Williams' documentary, "Wendy Williams: What a Mess!," premiered to high ratings on Lifetime Television.
 

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Last week, Brooklyn restaurateur Marc Daly announced he was finally filing for divorce from his long distance wife Kenya Moore.

The couple share a toddler, daughter Brooklyn Daly, who lives with her mom in Atlanta, while Marc lives and works in New York City.

The marriage was doomed to failure from the start. But the couple made it work for appearances on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Now that Marc is officially single he is planning to film his own reality TV show, according to RhymeswithSnitch.

Marc has reportedly lined up a celebrity co-star for his new reality show (no, the star isn't Kenya). The concept of the series will revolve around restaurant management and finding romance.

The source claims Marc will use the show to find a new love connection.

Questions: 1. Will you watch Marc's new show? 2. Do you want to be Marc's Love connection?

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Democrat lawmakers are eager to put Covid-19 behind them and reopen schools and restaurants "as soon as possible."

After single-handily destroying New York City's economy by ordering restaurants and other businesses shut down for months, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo now wants to reopen his city.

"We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass," Cuomo tweeted Monday. "The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely."

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also called for reopening her city's small businesses and schools "as quickly as possible."

Lightfoot said she plans to have a conversation with Gov. JB Pritzker about rolling back Covid-19 virus restrictions quickly.

"I want to get our restaurants and bars reopened as quickly as possible," she said.

Sen. Ted Cruz's advisor Omri Ceren tweeted: "Scientists, journalists, and blue city mayors have all just discovered - more or less at once - that it's critical to get America open again. Lucky break for everyone, that convergence."

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The liberal news media, who helped drive the fear-mongering in 2020, have already removed the constant Covid-19 death counters that dominated their news broadcasts 24/7 for a year. No need for those pesky death count reminders anymore.

The next step is to report a "drop" in Covid-19 "cases" and decreased hospitalizations.

Some news outlets are already reporting a drop in new Covid-19 "cases" in Illinois in the past week. Right on schedule.

While reopening restaurants will be easy, Democrats will have a harder time convincing terrified parents to send their children back to school -- after scaring them to death for a year.

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Florida will lift all coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and bars a day after President Donald Trump spoke to thousands of supporters at his campaign rally in Jacksonville on Thursday.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says he will prohibit local governments from closing businesses or imposing restrictions without justification.

The move comes after the CDC updated statistics that prove the Covid-19 death rate has declined to less than 99.8%.

"There will not be limitations from the state of Florida," DeSantis said during a press conference Friday. "I think this will be very, very important to the industry. Some of the local [governments] can do reasonable regulations, but you can't say no after six months and just have people twisting in the wind."

DeSantis said if local officials want to impose restrictions on residents, they'd better show unaltered economic and health justifications.

"We're not closing anything moving forward. We have the tools in place," DeSantis said.

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Atlanta entrepreneurs Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker appear to have closed their new restaurant before it even opened.

A loyal reader emailed a photo that shows the RHOA cast members took down that gigantic "Blaze" sign over their shuttered steak & seafood restaurant in Southwest Atlanta.

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If you recall, Kandi and Todd announced the opening of their newest establishment in the Camp Creek Marketplace last month. They also placed a "NOW HIRING" sign in the window.

But, according to my spy, the big Blaze sign came down days ago and there is no indication that the restaurant will be opening its doors anytime soon.

The new restaurant was inspired by their infant daughter, Blaze Tucker, who was delivered via surrogate on Nov. 22, 2019.

The couple already own and operate three "Old Lady Gang" soul food restaurants around the metro Atlanta area.

My spy noted that Blaze steakhouse may have been in conflict with Blaze Pizzeria restaurant chain in Atlanta.

But a quick search of Atlanta businesses turns up other "Blaze" establishments, such as Blaze strip club, the Atlanta Blaze men's lacrosse team, Blaze radio, and Blaze Sports America, among others.

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Another explanation is that the funding for Kandi and Todd's new restaurant fell through. They managed to secure funding for Blaze restaurant through the government's PPP coronavirus stimulus relief package.

According to Screenrant.com, the couple received between $150,000 and $350,000 in PPP funds set aside for struggling small businesses amid the pandemic.

The loans were approved on April 29 and the funds were disbursed through TruFund Financial Services, despite the fact that Kandi allegedly has a net worth of around $30 million.

According to Screenrant.com, Kandi and Todd shouldn't have been entitled to the PPP loans in the first place since they pass themselves off as a wealthy couple.

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California Governor Gavin Newsome ordered statewide closings of indoor dining, and limits on church services and hair salons amid spikes in COVID-19 cases.

The re-closings impacts small mom and pop stores, hair salons, malls, bars, churches, zoos and museums across the state.

Newsome announced the closures and new guidelines on Monday, saying his new restrictions on businesses and restaurants are in response to a sharp rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state.

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D. L. Hughley took his family out to dinner at Nobu in Malibu on Sunday night. The actor-comedian announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing on stage in Nashville last month.

Hughley wore a red, non-medical face covering as he and his family entered the celebrity hotspot for indoor dining.

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DJ Mustard and his wife Chanel Dijon enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon dinner date at Nobu in Malibu.

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Lady Gaga is seen leaving a restaurant with takeout food in Malibu. The pop star wore a face covering in compliance with the state's guidelines.

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Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin grabbed some pizza to go at an Italian restaurant in Malibu. The couple was not allowed to dine indoors in compliance with Gov. Newsome's restrictive orders.

California residents are fed up with Newsome's overreaching powers. There is now an official petition to recall the governor at Recallgavin2020.com/.