Proving that 2006 continues to do nothing but suck ass, the delightful Manka's Inverness Lodge has been destroyed by a fire.
Jon and I had the pleasure of staying and eating there a few years ago, and had been meaning to go back for some time (in fact, Jon is pretty mad at me at the moment since my crazy schedule is what has prevented us from returning).
Everyone is safe, but the lodge will need to be entirely rebuilt.
"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld