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Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Embers Smokehouse and Grill

Sometimes when you have a small plate table d’hote run of many dishes, you get hits and misses. Not at Embers Smokehouse and Grill in Sault Ste. Marie We scarfed down plate after plate of perfectly paired dishes. The black swatch on the carpaccio plate was garlic and believe or not those fluffy green things are holding tacos. This farm-to-table restaurant is also chef- to-table . A memorable meal.

Cosmos: Prague Vienna Budapest – Smart Car Beginnings, Swatchmobile

In Europe the Smart Car is thought of as a vehicle that fits 2 persons and a case of beer.

The Smart car idea started with Nicolas Hayek, the SMH CEO of the Swatch watch company. He saw the potential for an “ultra-urban” car, a small and stylish city car; it became known as the “Swatchmobile“.

First there was some backing by Volkswagon, but the first model was produced by Daimler-Benz (Mercedes) in October 1998, calling the original model “Fortwo” – love that name!