Day: July 28, 2022

Kitchen

Bugs in restaurant kitchens lead to low scores

SAN ANTONIO – Ants in one restaurant kitchen and roaches hanging out near cooked chicken in another establishment top the list of violations reported by Metro Health inspectors in this week’s Behind the Kitchen Door.

El Taco Feliz

El Taco Feliz, located in the 2200 block of Quintana Road, received a 78 on its recent restaurant inspection.

The inspector found eggs stored in a cold unit overnight that were 63 degrees, well above the required temperature of 41 degrees. The eggs were tossed out.

Inspectors found bug spray not approved for use in a restaurant in the kitchen and ants

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property

$25M worth of state property stolen, damaged, lost in last

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Every state agency and public university is required by North Carolina law to report stolen, lost and damaged property to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

The ABC11 I-Team obtained a copy of this data and found since 2012 those groups have lost more than $25 million worth of property funded by North Carolina taxpayers.

Annually, state-owned vehicles and guns are stolen, and laptops and phones are damaged. There are also multiple incidents of buildings and land experiencing thousands of dollars worth of damage. This loss of taxpayer-funded property ranges from over a million dollars

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Remodel

How To Decide What To Renovate During Inflation

Did you buy a new house that could use a few renovations but ended up paying more than you expected when the interest rates spiked? Or maybe you were hoping to buy a new house but decided to stay put and make your existing home more livable with a few tweaks.

Or perhaps you can’t afford to make all the improvements on your wish list now that the economy is in a swirl. It’s a common scenario these days with inflation and supply chain issues making it challenging for homeowners to give their home the upgrades it deserves.

That doesn’t

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Home’s

Cities with the most expensive homes in Albuquerque metro

(Stacker) – Purchasing a home is one of the most important investments there is. More than a place to live, homeownership is an asset with the potential to tremendously rise in value. Given the current state of the real estate market, housing affordability plays a determining role for buyers. As of July 17, 2022, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate sits at 6.09%. As a result of higher mortgage rates across the board, home prices have risen significantly. The typical home value in the United States increased over the last year by +20.7% to $349,816.

Although home prices have inflated all

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Bathrooms

Small Bathroom Trends That Are Having a Moment in 2022

If you think your small bathroom is too miniscule to make a splash, think again. Whether it’s a small powder room in a new build or a hall bath that’s original to your 1920s Craftsman-style cottage, there’s a whole world of opportunity for tiny bathrooms—and likely with less investment than a larger space might require.

Lindsay Speace of Lindsay Speace Interior Design in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a pro when it comes to retaining the charm of small original baths found in older homes while giving them a dose of fresh style and color. We asked her to spill her

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