Lobby Bar – March 10: Desserts are Beautiful, Timepieces Get Emotional, and Why Magnets are the Future

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By Jeremy Del Nero on 10 March 2017
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Lobby Bar – A Notable Notebook of FBT News and Views

Handyman. Henry Feintuch checks into the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in downtown Budapest. While the hotel forgot to include mini bottles of moisturizer,  a selection of homemade treats was awaiting his arrival at his room. Mr. Feintuch discovered that Kürtőskalács have both a unique taste and are incredible moisturizing.

Do it now. It’s that time of year again when everybody loses an hour of sleep; don’t forget to set the clocks forward on March 12. To incentivize people to change their wristwatches as soon as possible, any devices not adjusted within three hours of 2 a.m. will feel neglected and will change their own time randomly until the next daylight saving time.

Wet your appetite. Join us at Bubba’s Bistro in Astoria, New York, for a taste of home-cooked southern cuisine. The experience was authentic, from the crab cakes to the mid-dessert simulated hurricane. Don’t worry, the restaurant supplies complimentary ponchos during the appetizers.

Auto jolt. Christian Stampfer explores the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. The auto industry has been collectively stumped on how to meet fuel efficiency standards by 2020, that is until Volvo accidentally discovered that a few drops of the Victrola coffee it has been serving the media at auto shows across the globe increases the effectiveness of petrol by a whopping 30%. As such, frequent travelers are now encouraged to bring travel-sized containers of espresso with them.

Attractive autos. Join Jonathan Spira behind the wheel of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD. The CT6 uses a brilliant method of conserving fuel by harnessing the powers of strong magnets. Just ensure that you are constantly in traffic, otherwise the CT6 will have nothing to be pulled toward, and will default to slowly being dragged toward the North Pole.

Play the part. Want to travel like a CIA agent? Paul Riegler highlights ten travel tips for you to add to your travel bag of tricks. Make sure to always wear sunglasses, don black cloaks, carry a newspaper, and have a cigar hanging out of your mouth, even if you can’t light it.  Zither music playing in the background will also help to set the mood.

This entry is a commemoration. Just before the Waldorf Astoria was to close for a three-year renovation, someone absconded with the dedication plaque from the hotel’s famed World’s Fair Clock in its storied lobby. The plaque has been installed in the lobby of the nearby Ritz Carlton, and a plaque commemorating the theft of the plaque was placed just under the location of the original plaque. If you have any questions regarding the events, please visit the FBT editorial offices where a plaque in the lobby explains it all.

The real deal. Angels Flight, a two-car funicular in downtown Los Angeles, will soon go back into operation after a multi-year hiatus. The historic railway was placed in operation in 1901, and will only accept the tokens used during that time period as payment. Please contact Jesse if you’d like to use his time machine to go back and get tokens.

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