Enjoy a Traditional Dinner… In the Sky!

Early bird dinner is a dinner served earlier than traditional dinner hours, particularly at a restaurant. Many establishments offer a seating prior to their main dinner seating with a reduced price menu, often more limited in selection than the standard dinner menu. Some restaurants offer specific meals or meal options which are sometimes referred to as early bird specials. The term early bird special was first used for a clothing sale in 1904, and then in restaurants in the 1920s.

The hours which are deemed as “early bird” hours differ, depending on the locale and the establishment. Early bird seating may be as short as one hour or may be several hours long. It may use a prix fixe menu.

Generally, the idea is for the restaurant to increase revenue and profitability by offering lower-cost meals to attract price-sensitive customers, such as middle-class families and retired people, at a time when the restaurant would otherwise be empty.

Parque Zoologico

Parque Zoológico Caricuao is a zoo in Caracas, Venezuela in the Parish of Caricuao located in the southwest region of the city. The park was created by Decree No. 1682, dated March 7, 1974, but only open to the public from July 31, 1977.

Caricuao Zoo occupies a total area of 630 hectares, of which 594 ha are for the protection of natural fauna and flora and preservation of the park’s watershed. The other 36 ha have been developed into a zoological park showcasing seven specific environments.

As a result of the crisis in Venezuela, as of July 2017, the Caricuao Zoo was in severe decline. Budget cuts led to shortage of staff and animal feed, which in turn led to neglect and malnourishment. Many of the animals have died or were stolen. The zoo is down to 150 animals from the 700 housed in 2006. Attendence has also dropped due to lack of security and increase in robberies.