Eat It, Atlanta’s Qing Mu Restaurant

Looking for the next big Atlanta restaurants? Looking for new Atlanta restaurants? Want reviews and exclusive pictures of Atlanta restaurants before you have a poor dining experience? Check out Atlanta’s best food blog Eat It, Atlanta!

Towards the tail end of January, the popular Atlanta foodie blog featured Qing Mu, what Eat It, Atlanta author Jimmy explains is “the latest “concept” from Aoki Group just opened in the new Buckhead development, next door to their sushi restaurant, Doraku, which has locations in Miami and Hawaii. The word doraku roughly translates to “trendy tourist spot”. But seriously (will be here all week) Doraku looks decent enough and I guess that’s what I’d say about Qing Mu.”

Although Eat It, Atlanta does not praise the new restaurant in its entirety, he says that it is one of few in its kind for the area, so for a “ramen” place to eat, residents should check it out…at least once. Jimmy also credits the new Asian inspired restaurant for having pleasant service, fresh ingredients, and a build-your-own soup bar.

Local movers have been dining at the new Atlanta restaurant and we recommend giving it a try if you like fresh food and a happy atmosphere. Create a happy atmosphere in your new home, by letting our moving professionals take complete care of your belongings and your move, so that you can enjoy some fresh, hot soup!

Jacksonville Volunteer Honored with Award

If you are planning on moving to Jacksonville, you will quickly realize how nice the people in the community are. Folks in Jacksonville are the kind of people who say “hello,” hold the door for the person behind them, and know their neighbors by name. So it was no surprise to your Jacksonville moving company when local resident, Caralene Parker, was a recipient of the 2014 Champion of Service Award at Jacksonville’s Clanzel T. Brown Senior Center.

Parker is known in Jacksonville for her work with the Brown Center, where she is the treasurer and song leader. As the Brown Center’s song leader, she sings at events and funerals to bring comfort to those around her. She is very active in her church, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, local hospitals, and nursing homes. Parker has been working with the Brown Center for 11 years, and she has held leadership positions for several projects there. Her peers and other community organizers could not say enough nice things about her during the award ceremony.

Six Floridians were honored with the award by Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman. The Champion of Service Award is Florida’s only statewide volunteer award. The awards were given for volunteer work with children, students, and the elderly.

The Jacksonville community is very strong. If you are new in town and interested in becoming a Jacksonville volunteer, there is plenty that you can get involved with. Maybe you can join the Brown Center in their efforts and meet Caralene Parker yourself!

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Denver’s Advanced Placement Students Fight Against Censored History

Earlier this month, roughly 1,000 Advanced Placement high school students rallied and protested the fact that a Jefferson County school board member requested to “censor aspects of the AP U.S. History course,” as described in a statement provided by the College Board.

“These students recognize that the social order can — and sometimes must — be disrupted in the pursuit of liberty and justice. Civil disorder and social strife are at the patriotic heart of American history — from the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement. And these events and ideas are essential within the study of a college-level, AP U.S. History course,” the statement continued.

Jefferson County’s school board requested, specifically, for an Advanced Placement curriculum on U.S. history that would reflect “respect for authority” and discourage “civil disorder, social strife or disregard for the law.”

The proposal continued to include the promotion of “citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights.” The proposal is intended to keep the teaching of history light and not reflect anything that students could take and be angered about outside of the classroom.

Dakota Ridge High School senior Maggie Ramseur was a protest member and explained her reasoning, as well as the other protesting students’ reasoning behind the fight against being taught censored history, “The point of civil disobedience is to break an unjust law with the intention of bringing attention to it so that it may be rectified and made just. Teaching students about that does not encourage them to become anarchists. It encourages them to speak up about policy and make the government serve the people, which is what our democratic republic was designed for.”

If you are moving to Denver before this academic ruling in October, and you have a high school student who will be attending Dakota Ridge or another Jefferson County high school, you too can take part in the fight for the teaching of real, uncensored history.

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Nashville’s Larger than Life lady

faith_Hill_tim_mcgraw_jimmy_kimmelMany well known celebrities have called Nashvlle home, including Jimi Hendriks, Reese Witherspoon, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (Click Image For A Fun Video Featuring Faith Hill, Tim McGraw And Jimmy Kimmel). However one of Nashville’s most fascinating residents is truly larger than life. The Greek Goddess Athena.

Nashville is probably best known around the country as the Music City. But Nashville’s other nickname is “The Athens of the South”. Built in 1987 as part of the 1897 State Centennial, the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original marvel of classical architecture in Athens, Greece.

parthenon-jim-nixLook around you. Everywhere you look you will see buildings influenced by the Parthenon. Whether it’s your local courthouse or the Supreme Court Building you will see shadows cast by the design of the Parthenon. The most striking is probably the Lincoln Memorial.lincoln_memorial_maritandtoomas_hinnosaar

athena-randy-watsonCentral to the Lincoln Memorial and the Parthenon are their imposing sculptures. The statue of Athena at the Nashville Parthenon was modeled on the ori ginal. It is 42 feet tall and covered with over 8 lbs of gold. It weighs in at 12 tons and is the largest indoor sculpture in the western world. While it may be slightly larger than what a pair of All My Sons moving professionals are trained to handle, the care and caution are second nature to us.

Moving large and valuable items can be difficult, but the right skills, the right knowledge and the right equipment can make it a simple matter. Your precious heavy item might not be as tough to move as a massive statue like Nashville’s Athena, but it still takes heroic measures and great care. What does it take? The right knowledge. You want a trained mover. Do you want someone who offers you a flat rate after 5 questions to move your one of a kind piece of art ? Or a professional who asks the right questions and comes out to look it over if the answers don’t tell him enough. The right skills. You want a mover who uses trained professionals, not day laborers or college kids. Do you want your piano to be the first one these guys have moved ?

The right equipment. Does your piano need a special dolly ? Does your precious vase need to be crated ? Do you need a hoist or a lift?

Finally do you have the spirit of the Greek Heroes to do everything needed to get the job done. Here at AMS we do.

Video above courtesy of the Jimmy Kimmel Show

Images courtesy of Jim Nix, Randy Watson and Marit & Toomas_Hinnosaar

 

Parking and Rental Car Information while Birmingham’s Airport is Under Construction

Regardless of whether you have traveled to and from Birmingham from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport numerous times, if you are traveling through the airport at any point in time this year, be aware of the change in parking location and rental car service location.

The airport’s rental car return facility has been moved to the second level of the aiport’s parking deck, while the parking deck undergoes roughly $7.7 million in renovations and upgrades.

Upgrades include increased and better lighting fixtures, fresh paint, and accessible bathrooms.

Since the project is not set to be completed until the end of this year, if you are moving to Birmingham and will be traveling through Birmingham-Shuttlesworth, make sure that you pay close attention to the construction signs.

If you will be needing a rental car once you arrive in the city, they can be found on the second level of the parking deck, in Section 1C, accessed from the terminal through Door 4L.

If you already live in the city and are picking up family or friends from the airport, daily drivers should remain in the right line when entering the parking deck.

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Businessmen Who Have Bet On Las vegas And Won

When we think of Las Vegas we tend to think of the gaming industry. Most people are aware of colorful characters like Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky who helped bring casinos to Las Vegas. However fewer are aware of our rich history of business and do not know much about business people who made their fortunes away from “The Strip”.

Waclark - wikipediaOriginally part of Mexico, the area around Las Vegas was sparsely populated until significant well digging took place. The availability of water attracted railroad tycoon and U.S. Senator William Andrews Clark.  Clark used what is today Las Vegas as refueling stop for the cross country railroad network he was building. When the U.S. government decided to build Hoover Dam the population of Las Vegas boomed, growing 5,000 to 250,000 people overnight. The inrush of single men with extra money on their hands resulted in the growth of the casino industry.

By the fifties Vegas was quite literally booming. Of course the expanding gaming industry brought growth, but the establishment of major military bases, including the forerunner to the mysterious Area 51 spurred growth. In fact one could pay to witness a nuclear test !!!

howard-hughes-msrivergirlIn the 1960s the enigmatic Howard Hughes came to Vegas largely to pursue contracts for Hughes Aircraft.  When told he had to leave his hotel he simply bought it. This began string of acquisitions that would see Hughes buy many of the hotels and casinos owned by organized crime and led to the more business oriented gaming of today.

800px-Tony_hsiehToday the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here. Tony Hsieh is a local legend. He founded the Zappos shoe company and made a fortune. Part of his philosophy was that he wanted a liveable fun working environment. When he was planning to move his headquarter from outside of the   city  to downtown, he was disappointed that the area was not well developed. Downtown Las Vegas does not get the attention that “The Strip” does. He decided to invest in his city and make downtown Las Vegas the next Austin or Bay Area.  He literally purchased city hall as his new headquarters and is now working to re-engineer the area. He calls it “Playing REAL Sim City“.

With visionaries like Clark, Hughes and Hsieh the future looks as bright for downtown as the lights of “Glitter Gulch”. If you want to bet a city that’s on the move come to Las Vegas. If you do come our way, call your friends in the moving business, All My Sons Moving & Storage.

Images courtesy of Msrivergirl, “Tony hsieh” by Delivering Happiness Book and Wikipedia.

Summerfest Announces This Year’s Headliner

Temperatures may be below freezing, but residents of Milwaukee have their eyes on summer. If you have recently moved to town, you may be unfamiliar with Summerfest, the annual 11 day-long music festival. It’s a pretty huge deal here in town, and all over the country for that matter, since Summerfest is the world’s largest music festival. It was recently announced that Ed Sheeran will headline at the Marcus Amphitheater on July 3rd.

Sheeran was nominated for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Song Written for Visual Media for this year’s Grammys. While he may not have won, his career has exploded in the last year, and headlining Summerfest is just another sign that he is more than a one hit wonder.

Summerfest draws truly huge crowds. Each year, hundreds of thousands of music lovers fill Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee to see their favorite acts up on one of 11 stages throughout the park. The first Summerfest was held in 1968, and it has grown in popularity each year since. Recent headlining acts include Florida Georgia Line, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Rascal Flatts, and Lady Antebellum.

If you are new to the Milwaukee area, try to make it to the 2015 Summerfest. While it is a show that attracts an international crowd, it is still a great way to get accustomed to the city, the culture, the food, and most importantly, the people. Your Milwaukee moving and storage service professionals knows that you will have a great time if you can make it!

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Richmond

richmond-skyline-john-murdenThe city of Richmond Virginia was founded in 1737. The Richmond metro is one of the largest in the US with over a million residents. The city was the capitol of the Confederacy during the American Civil War and Ulysses S. Grant’s successful siege of Petersburg, near Richmond, was one of the final battles of the civil war. Those are fairly well known facts about Richmond, here are some most people 
don’t know.

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If you’re thinking about moving to the place Forbes Magazine selected as one of the “Best for the Buck Cities in America” call your friends at All My Sons Moving & Storage and let our family move yours.

Images courtesy of RVARiverfront.com and G Day

Furniture Row NASCAR Garage in Denver Shares its Secrets

Furniture Row NASCAR garage is home to Furniture Row Racing operation, the only NASCAR team garage west of the Mississippi, and the home to Denver’s NASCAR racing team. This month, the famous garage finally gave away some of its secrets, and Denver moving companies want to share some of them with you!

Secret #1: Drivers typically take 2 cars with them to a race, but for Daytona 500…they take 4! Each car is marked with their garage placement slot tag, under the hood, so that when they arrive at the race, they can be placed in their spots properly.

Secret #2: Ever see the dashboard of a racecar when getting an in-the-car view of the track while watching the race on television? Ever wonder what all of those dials and buttons are? Secret #2 reveals that most of the switches on the dash control fans to cool down the driver, the tires, and the brakes.

Secret #3: It takes roughly 14 cars per year, for a NASCAR team to function. In order to make sure they are to standards: the teams receive a car template from NASCAR…much like a cookie cutter.

Secret #4: Perhaps one of the greatest secrets of all…mostly everything that you see on the car is fake! Yep, those tail lights are fake and that exhaust pipe does not exist. They are all decals.

If you are a die-hard NASCAR fan and are moving to Denver, be sure to check out Furniture Row Racing garage any Thursday at 2 p.m. for a tour!

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World of Beer Now Open in Jacksonville

If you have recently moved to Jacksonville and have a love of craft beer, your Jacksonville moving company has some good news! A World of Beer recently opened in Jacksonville Beach, and it was ready just in time for the Super Bowl crowd!

With craft beer gaining in popularity, World of Beer has expanded drastically since its first location opened. The chain is now in more than 15 states, and this new World of Beer will be the second Jacksonville location and the 29th in Florida.

There will be plenty of special reasons to visit this particular World of Beer. First off, they will serve beer from local Jacksonville favorite: Zeta Brewing Company; which is the newest addition to Jax Ale Trail. The tavern will also feature its first infusion tower, which will allow them to infuse their beer with fruit or herbs for a unique taste.

The demand for craft beer has been growing in town, and brewing companies have been more than happy to meet the demand. Jax Ale Trail was created by the city to attract interest in Jacksonville’s craft breweries. The Trail includes several breweries; including: Engine 15 Brewing Co., Intuition Ale Works, Aardwolf Brewing Co., Pinglehead Brewing Com., Bold City Brewery, Green Room Brewing, Veterans United Craft Brewery, and Zeta Brewing Company. Jacksonville is also home to one of just five Budweiser Breweries.

If you are new to Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Beach World of Beer location is the perfect place to meet new people and get a feel for your new hometown.

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