Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Equinox GTK theme with Faenza icons

Recently, I came across this blog: http://www.techdrivein.com/2010/08/equinox-gtk-theme-faenza-icon-theme.html and installed the Equinox GTK theme with Faenza icon theme. It changed the look of my Gnome desktop completely and it looks awesome now. Anyone looking for a cool new theme for his Gnome can have a try.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Halal status of lamb steak at Outback Steakhouse in the U.S.

Recently, I learned from Zabihah.com's San Jose, CA page that the lamb steak served in Outback Steakhouse all over the U.S. is halal. I was long looking for a source of halal steaks and was excited to learn this. I decided to investigate more and inquired Outback Steakhouse of the halal status of their lamb steak. I got a long reply from one of their reps. I am listing the key points from the email below:

1. Outback Steakhouse lamb meat is imported from New Zealand which has received certification of Halal Accreditation from The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
2. The grills for preparing steaks at Outback Steakhouse are used for all kinds of meats i.e. beef, chicken, pork, lamb. So, special request has to be made to prepare the lamb steak in a separate sauté pan. This special preparation will take more time than normal.
3. The lamb has to be served without Cabernet sauce.
4. The steamed vegetables has to be prepared without the "seasoned butter" which contains a bit of bacon in the seasoning.

These special requests has to be made to the Manager on duty while placing the order.