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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Yes, the Tilted Kilt, located on 2290 South Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville, is technically a ‘breastaraunt,’ kind of like a Scots-Irish Pan-Gaelic Hooters. On that particular night in late June, I did not give a damn. It has been one of the toughest weeks I’d had in a while, Murphy’s Law had been in full effect, and I stopped off for a beer and a bite after a rough night of work.

What I walked into contained one of the most awesome cover bands I’ve ever heard. Most of their repretoire seemed to consist of Led Zeppelin, though they swerved all over the catalogue of rock hits from the 1970s and 80s, including songs by Journey and Billy Squier.

Along with stereotypical pub grub, the food I had that night was basically what you might find to expect at most decent ‘casual dining’ establishments in the US. I had a chicken salad with the “Tilted” sauce, which reminded me a great deal of General Tso’s.

I went back a few weeks later and they were actually willing to grill, rather than fry, the chicken wings I ordered. And these were grilled to perfection. I nommed those wings like a Skeksis.

I guess if ladies in abbreviated plaid skirts and midriff-bearing shirts offend you, the quality of the food is not going to be that much of a draw. Yes, this thing is no where near an authentic Irish pub. But the food is good, they have beer, and I really do need to find out which band that was, and when they’re playing again.

Thanks, Tilted Kilt and That Band, for redeeming what up until that night had been a horrible week.

Read the article here.

The World Bank is urging stepped-up efforts to meet world carbon reduction goals after looking at what it says would be the catastrophic consequences if average world temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century.

In what World Bank President Jim Yong Kim acknowledged was a “doomsday scenario,” a new bank study cited the 4 degree increase as a threshold that would likely trigger widespread crop failures and malnutrition and dislocate large numbers of people from land inundated by rising seas.