Iron Horse Tavern Review

Quality: 3 barks out of 4 barks

Service: 2 paws up

Price: 2 bones out of 4 bones

Iron Horse Tavern opened this month. The new restaurant and bar is located on 15th and R Street, Sacramento, CA.

I liked the Asian Spare Ribs. The seasoning was good and it was plenty for this guy. If you are a hefty eater that might not be the case. That being said, this was a smaller plate. The restuarant scene is very cool. Worth checking out even if you just go for a beer or other beverage.

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BeFunky Photo Editor and Collage Creator Application

I found this application called BeFunky when I was looking at jobs online. The company had a job posting and after I looked at the job decided to check out the companies apps. The price for the app was only $1.99. That being said, I don’t purchase many apps. I only buy if I can see a purpose in using regularly.┬áBeing able to do collages is very easy and they look great. There are several templates to use. Here are a couple examples using random shots on my Iphone of San Francisco and Sacramento, Ca. I purchased the app for my Iphone. I use the camera+ app which I have loved for a long time. BeFunky does have this app available for Ipad.

Click on the collage to enlarge and then click again until collage is in full screen mode.

Collage created with BeFunky application

Collage created with BeFunky application

Sacramento, Ca using BeFunky Application

Sacramento, Ca using BeFunky Application

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Is the U.S. Economy Improving?

Is the U.S. economy improving? The jobs report came in for the month of April and 280,000 non-farm jobs were created. This is a good number and the unemployment rate ticked up as more Americans became encouraged enough to start looking again.

As soon as the numbers came out analysts continued the debate about when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates. I still strongly believe the number of jobs created is not as important as incomes rising when it comes to when interest rates should rise. Why are we so afraid of inflation that has not materialized since the recovery started? The Federal Reserve always seems so afraid of missing the curve on inflation that they are willing to kill economic growth and the possibility that Americans might get a pay raise that would boost their standard of living. CNBC analysts have discussed this until they are blue in the face. The only other topic that gets as much attention is the volatility in the stock market. Clearly volatility is not going anywhere. It has been with us as long as the low interest rates.

Let’s stop talking about interest increases until wages climb. In fact, lets stop talking about interest increases until wages rise substantially.

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Thai Orchid Restaurant-Sacramento, CA

UPDATE 6/11/2015-Returned to Thai Orchid with friend and had a nice lunch. Be sure to check out the patio seating. Very comfortable at lunch time. At noon it is shaded and on most days will be cool for outdoor eating.

Quality: 3 barks out of 4 barks

Service: 2 paws up

Price: 2 bones out of 4 bones

Thai Orchid restaurant opened on 16th street between P and Q in downtown Sacramento in May 2015. The location is in a new complex called 16 Powerhouse which is an upscale apartment complex. Other tenants in the building include Insight Coffee, Magpie (coming soon) and a juice bar. I don’t remember the name of the juice bar.

Walk in the door of Thai Orchid and there is a real open to the outside feel. As you enter there is a bar with two big screen TV’s. Passers by came in and had a drink after work while I was there. The staff is friendly and the service is very good. I had the traditional Thai Noodle dish which is listed as the most popular on the menu. It was very good. There is a good selection of Thai dishes so you can try something different everytime you visit. ┬áThe next time you are in the downtown area and feel like Thai food this would be a good place to check out.

 

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