Law allows Texas patrons to dine with dogs in certain areas

U.S. 06/10/19, 14:59

Texas restaurants may soon welcome dogs in outdoor dining areas under a new state law that allows patrons to bring their furry companions at a business' discretion.Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law last week that changed the state's past stance on dogs in dining areas, the Galveston County ...

Louis Vuitton show transports guests without flight at JFK

Entertainment 05/08/19, 21:23

Louis Vuitton's cruise show transported guests back in time as its cruise show showcased flashy 1980s-inspired outfits in a decidedly retro venue: the spacey, once-abandoned TWA terminal at JFK Airport.The white concrete and glass structure was as much as a draw as the designs by Louis Vuitton. It was a ...

South Bend’s Buttigieg, civil rights activist Sharpton meet

New York 04/29/19, 14:19

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) has met with the Rev. Al Sharpton as the Indiana mayor steps up his outreach to African Americans.Buttigieg had lunch with the civil rights activist on Monday at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, a cornerstone of black American culture.Buttigieg has faced increased scrutiny of his ...

Buttigieg plans meeting with civil rights activist Sharpton

Politics 04/28/19, 13:32

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is stepping up his outreach to African Americans by meeting with a leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, plans to have lunch Monday with the founder of the National Action Network at the famed Sylvia's Restaurant in ...

NYC Chinese eatery heats up cultural appropriation debate

Entertainment 04/12/19, 11:36

A Jewish woman who touted her New York City eatery as offering "clean" American-Chinese cuisine has become the latest restaurateur accused of stereotyping and cultural appropriation.Lucky Lee's, which opened this week in Greenwich Village, reignited the debate about how chefs should handle cooking food from a culture that's not their ...

Bryce Harper posts ‘Thank you’ hours before 1st game back

Sports 04/02/19, 10:32

Bryce Harper has posted a "Thank you" message to Nationals fans and the city of Washington on Instagram, hours before he plays his first game against his former team.Harper spent his first seven major league seasons in Washington before leaving as a free agent and signing with the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Iconic North Carolina barbecue spot closes over taxes owed

Business 03/16/19, 12:45

A beloved North Carolina barbecue restaurant has closed over apparent tax problems.Multiple news outlets report Wilber's Barbecue in Goldsboro recently shut its doors, with a sign posted saying the property had been seized due to nonpayment of taxes. WRAL-TV reported the Wayne County Clerk of Court said multiple tax liens had ...

Chef apologizes after hat ban, says policy is to serve all

Business 02/01/19, 13:45

A San Francisco Bay Area restaurant owner who was criticized after saying he would refuse service to anyone wearing a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap has reversed course and says his restaurant will continue serving everyone.J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is a chef-partner of the Wursthall restaurant in San Mateo. ...

Owner with unwanted Confederate flag to sell SC restaurant

U.S. 01/28/19, 13:40

After years of battling the Confederate flag, a South Carolina restaurant owner has surrendered.Tommy Daras says he's selling his Edisto River Creamery in Orangeburg because he's been unable to remove the rebel banner flown by the Sons of Confederate Veterans on a tiny piece of property in front of his ...

California city approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups

U.S. 01/23/19, 18:04

Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley, California, who don't bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste.Berkeley's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the ...

As shutdown drags on, a ‘Coast Guard City’ rallies

U.S. 01/18/19, 16:43

The city of New London, Connecticut, and its neighbors have joined forces to help hundreds of Coast Guard employees who are not being paid because of the partial government shutdown.A pop-up food pantry has opened at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, one of several Coast Guard installations in the small ...

Florida airports helping federal workers during shutdown

U.S. 01/15/19, 15:52

Florida airports are helping federal workers who aren't getting paid during the government shutdown by offering free food, holding a food drive and opening a food bank.At Miami International Airport, Wilkinson Sejour, owner of the Haitian restaurant Chef Creole, started giving away free meals Monday to federal workers at the ...

Woman, 94, a customer favorite at Arby’s after 25 years

U.S. 01/11/19, 16:24

Dorothy Bale has become a fixture and customer favorite during her 25 years working at an Arby's in a Salt Lake City suburb.The 94-year-old has worked at the sandwich shop longer than some of her co-workers have been alive, going through two remodels and 21 managers, The Salt Lake Tribune ...

A taste of home: Syrian TV-chef opens restaurant in Berlin

Europe 12/24/18, 06:08

Tucked away in a former fast-food kiosk in the German capital lies a new restaurant whose owner hopes will provide a taste of home for the thousands of new arrivals who have fled Syria's brutal civil war.After fleeing her homeland, Malakeh Jazmati reinvented herself in Jordan as a TV chef ...

Full Circle Kitchen started out of appreciation for region

Business 12/23/18, 11:37

Matt and Colleen Swartz spent nearly a week at the annual Elkins Forest Festival serving crepes to the masses.The experience introduced the native Pennsylvanians to West Virginia, and they became acquainted with the people they served during the fest."We were doing the crepes," Colleen said. "All summer long, we were ...

Sioux Falls’ fried chicken restaurant brought back to life

Business 12/17/18, 01:05

Vonnie Larsen feels at home here in this tidy restaurant attached to a gas station near Interstate 29.Truth is, it's more than a home. The Keg was never limited by geography or bricks-and-mortar, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported .It's a gathering space, a family tradition and a culinary philosophy, ...

Rams’ Suh faces Lions for 1st time, nearing division title

Football 11/29/18, 20:29

Ndamukong Suh is looking forward to facing the Detroit Lions for the first time, giving him a chance to visit with friends and to dine at some new restaurants they have told him about."I love the city of Detroit," said Suh, who spent the first five years of his career ...

Zimmern apologizes for comments about Chinese restaurants

Entertainment 11/27/18, 12:53

Bizarre Foods " host Andrew Zimmern is apologizing for his comments about Chinese restaurants after he was criticized as culturally insensitive.Zimmern just opened his own Chinese restaurant, Lucky Cricket, in Minnesota.Last week, Fast Company posted an interview from the summer in which Zimmern says he was saving the souls of ...

Joanna Gaines tells how to make a house a home in new book

U.S. 11/20/18, 12:12

With her home decor line, magazine, restaurant, marketplace, two bed-and- breakfasts near Waco, Texas, and five children, including a newborn, Joanna Gaines wears many hats and arguably doesn't have time to teach a class in design. So she's created an instruction manual of sorts in her new book, "Homebody."In this ...

Schwan’s Co. sold to South Korean company for $1.8 billion

Business 11/15/18, 12:58

Schwan's Co, a food distributor with deep roots in Minnesota known for its gold home-delivery trucks, has been sold to South Korea's largest food manufacturer.Seoul-based CJ CheilJedang will pay $1.8 billion for an 80 percent stake in Schwan's and gain control of its businesses that serve restaurants, grocery stores and ...

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