You don’t need Robert Parker to tell you what to drink with a Quadruple Bypass Burger. Beer — that’s what you drink. Bland and domestic. But for a moment, the city almost thwarted the Heart Attack Grill’s plans to offer liver-wrecking booze with its artery-clogging food. Last week, the City Council reversed course and put the restaurant’s tavern license back on track. Good thing, too. You don’t want to see what happens when a bacon-craving burger fan is forced to order milk. If the city is really interested in the health of the grill’s customers, they might want to consider revoking its deep-fryer permits. Emergency crews have responded to at least two cardiac emergencies, according to news reports. This is probably the right decision by city leaders. Forcing the morbidly obese to walk around the block for a beer is sure to lead to more heart attacks on Fremont Street. <em>AMY KINGSLEY</em>
Coming soon to Ninth Street and Bridger Avenue is a co-working space called — ZING! — 9th Bridge. The space, backed by Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project, aims to serve as a collaborative home base for geographically untethered professionals.
“It’s really a place to come and mind-share with other people who are doing cool things and are intellectual and want to learn,” an unidentified rep stated in a promo video on DowntownProject.com. “… There’s a couple other spaces in town that are very focused on art. This will be the first one that’s really focused on community as a whole.” <em>KRISTY TOTTEN</em>