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In Support Of Moms Breastfeeding In Public, Hooters Will Go Topless

imageATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles,Washington Bureau) – Forty-seven states, DC and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow moms to breastfeed in any public or private location. Two of the remaining states — South Dakota and Virginia — exempt breastfeeding moms from public indecency or nudity laws, and Idaho is the only state that has yet to pass any similar laws.

Despite these laws, we often hear about  stories of moms who are given a hard time for breastfeeding in public, often asked to cover up or leave restaurants, malls, even churches because they’re nursing. 

In support of moms breastfeeding in public, the American restaurant chain  Hooters has announced that it will go ‘topless.’

Hooters, Inc. is the trade name of two privately held American restaurant chains: Hooters of America, Incorporated, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Hooters, Incorporated, based in Clearwater, Florida. The Hooters name is a double entendre referring to both its owl logo, a bird known for its “hooting” calls, and an American slang term for human breasts popularized by comedian Steve Martin on the hit comedy series Saturday Night Live.

Hooters is a restaurant whose wait staff are primarily attractive young women, usually referred to simply as “Hooter Girls”, whose revealing outfits and sex appeal are played up and are a primary component of the company’s image.

Beginning August 1, which happens to be the start of breastfeeding awareness month in the U.S., Hooters’ wait staff will go completely topless. Consequently, all 460 plus Hooters locations and franchises will be off limits to customers who are under 21 years old.

“Breastfeeding is not only a healthy practice with tremendous nutritional benefits to babies; it’s also nothing to be ashamed about or ridiculed in private or in public,” a statement from the Hooters Atlanta headquarters said.

Moms interviewed by The Adobo Chronicles expressed overwhelming approval for the Hooters move.

As for the dads?  One reaction from a 48-year-old father of three kids, including a 6-month-old baby: “I can’t wait!”

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TEN HAWAII FOODS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

HONOLULU,  ( Adobo Chronicles® ) – Let’s face it.  You’ve been to Hawaii so many times, and explored the natural beauty of the islands, and to a certain extent, its unique cuisine.

But if you were to choose ten Hawaii foods you need to try before you die,  it will be a hell of a dilemma since there’s probably twenty or more on your wish list.

So, we hope our own top ten list would help you narrow down your choices. And what do you know, we’ve left the number 10 spot blank, so you could add your own favorite!

  1. imageLau-lau, available at Ono’s on Kapahulu Avenue

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Tuna Poke. You can get them anywhere like the Food  Pantry on Kuhio Avenue

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Macaroni salad.  No Hawaiian lunch  or barbecue plate can leave home without it!

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Oxtail soup.  Drive over to Zippy’s!

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If you are ever in Maui, it’s a crime not to visit Leoda’s for their chicken pot pie!

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Portuguese, Filipino, whatever.  But these donut holes are the best!

7. Spam Musubi

They’re everywhere! Sushi restaurants or the ABC Stores! You can make them in your hotel room if  you  have a rice cooker and a microwave. But why bother?

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The only McDonald’s in the world that serves this breakfast platter of Portuguese sausage, SPAM, eggs and rice.  Coffee extra, of course.

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Mango, guava or green tea. Yes, they do belong to pastry rolls, at Liliha!

U.S. EXPORTS CHICKEN TO CHINA THEN IMPORTS BACK FAKE CHICKEN

imageWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Fake noodles. Fake eggs. Fake beef.

Recent media reports show that some Chinese companies have been manufacturing fake food using both organic and inorganic ingredients. These fake food have yet to find their way to America (or have they, already?)

Well, fake chicken from China may soon hit the shelves and refrigerated sections of U.S. supermarkets, and the U.S. government may have had a hand in it.

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  gave four Chinese companies approval to export cooked poultry products to the United States. But it was largely a symbolic move.
That’s because the only chickens that China can legally export to the United States must first be imported from countries that have USDA approved poultry standards. America, Canada and Chile are the only countries that make the grade.

So some enterprising Chinese food manufacturers import USDA-approved chicken from the U.S., sell them locally at extremely profitable margins, then produce fake chicken to export back to the U.S.

Looks like China did put one over the United States.

For Filipinos in the U.S., their chicken adobo may never taste the same again…