The Capital Note: SPACs & Office Space

Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter (coming soon) about finance and economics. On the menu today: SPACs, Office Space, and Antique Bonds, plus some links from around the Web.

SPACs
Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are all the rage. 51 SPAC offerings have been completed in 2020 — a 145 percent increase from the same period in 2019. Electric-truck company Nikola and spaceflight company Virgin Galactic both went public this year via SPACs, and Bill Ackman — enjoying the limelight after a stunningly profitable short trade early in the COVID crisis — has launched his own “unicorn mating dance,” his term for the process of finding a large tech company to take public with $4 billion in newly raised funds.

A SPAC represents a “blank check” for a sponsor, who raises capital in the public equity markets and uses it to merge with a private company.

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Danny’s Chinese Kitchen Opens Massapequa Location

MASSAPEQUA, NY — Danny’s Chinese Kitchen has opened a second location in Massapequa. The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop business owners and brothers Danny and David Antin from forging ahead.

The American-owned Chinese restaurant, located at 20 Broadway, offers takeout, free delivery, curbside pickup (upon request) and catering services.

“We’re thrilled to open and be part of the Massapequas,” said Danny Antin. “It’s a remarkable accomplishment for us to open during these unprecedented and challenging times, and while we’re adjusting to a new normal, our recipe for success remains the same: outstanding service, delicious Chinese food made from fresh ingredients, in an immaculately clean environment.”

Danny’s Chinese Kitchen’s features lunch specials, combination platters, chef specialties, healthy choices and vegetarian options. Signature items include Barbecue Spare Ribs, General Tso’s and Sesame Chicken, Pastrami Egg Rolls and Lo Mein Zoodles (zucchini noodles). The full menu can be viewed at DannysChineseKitchen.com.

“Our goal

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30 Tasty Ginger Recipes to Spice up Your Life (Or at Least Your Cooking)

You know ginger as the all-important ingredient for holiday season cookies, but this spice can do so much more. It adds warmth to curries and zing to dressings. It perks up salad bowls and gives drinks an extra oomph. Whether you’re using the ground stuff or fresh ginger root (more on that below), this delicious spice is a welcome addition to any plate (or glass). Which is why we’ve rounded up 30 tasty ginger recipes that will let this golden root shine, from breakfast to dessert.

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Here’s what you need to know about this spicy root. It’s actually a flowering plant, and is close cousins to turmeric, cardamom and galangal. People have been turning to this plant’s rhizome (i.e., the ginger root we know and love) for thousands of years—and not just for cooking. According to our

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5 of the best food processors worth investing in

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A great food processor is like having a second pair of hands in the kitchen, as they help you prep ingredients quickly.

From chopping onions to mincing meat, these versatile appliances take seconds to slice, grate and chop – most can even knead dough, too. 

They’re not the cheapest kitchen utensil but, given that we’ve all become chefs and bakers in the making during lockdown, now seems as good a time as any to invest.

Online electrical retailer, AO.com, has reported sales of food preparation appliances have risen by 510% year-on-year as Brits seek to recreate date night and ‘fakeaways’ at home – and a food processor is in the top three.

So, without

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