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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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