- High tunnels extend growing season for Portland farmers Updated: Sep-03-15 12:13 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Cully neighborhood isn't one of Portland's celebrated areas, yet. Crime, poverty and neglected properties leave it a bit rough around the edges.
- Essentials: New finds and old favorites in California's Napa Updated: Sep-03-15 11:39 am
NAPA, California - Sunlit hills of lush green vineyards, blue skies, fine red wines: Some things about wine country never change. But others do, like where to eat, stay and play. Here's a roundup of what's new and what's worth revisiting in California's Napa Valley.
- New Hampshire pulls bartending guides for sexual drink names Updated: Sep-03-15 10:16 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire has pulled hundreds of bartending guides from state-run liquor stores after workers complained that the drink manuals contained sexually explicit and derogatory drink names such as "stripper mom."
- Dana Delany talks about new series & her love of France Updated: Sep-03-15 10:01 am
NEW YORK - In her new Amazon original series, "Hand of God," Dana Delany is the exasperated wife of a man - played by Ron Perlman - who seems to be having a breakdown as their son lies in a coma.
- South Dakota State Fair kicks off in Huron Updated: Sep-03-15 6:43 am
HURON, South Dakota - The 2015 South Dakota State Fair kicks off Thursday and runs through Monday.
- Extended power outages hit home for Phoenix residents Updated: Sep-02-15 5:37 pm
PHOENIX - A savage storm with wind, rain and lightning that damaged buildings, knocked down trees, utility poles and power lines added up to sweaty predicaments for many Phoenix residents.
- Near DC, Virginia's Middleburg offers wine country getaway Updated: Sep-02-15 12:36 pm
MIDDLEBURG, Virginia - Virginia is home to more than 250 wineries, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. The state's Middleburg area, in Loudoun County, has two dozen wineries alone, and it's so close to Washington that it calls itself "DC's Wine Country." Middleburg is about an hour's drive from Washington, D.C., or about 24 miles (39 kilometers) from Washington Dulles International Airport- perfect for a day trip or long weekend. Just in time for fall, October is Virginia Wine Month with special events to take in autumn foliage and milder weather.
- Harpoon Brewery using Charles River water for new beer Updated: Sep-02-15 9:04 am
BOSTON - Boston-based Harpoon Brewery is using water from the Charles River to brew a new batch of beer.
- McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6 Updated: Sep-01-15 6:50 pm
NEW YORK - If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6.
- Missouri ethics panel says lobbyist-bought meal misreported Updated: Aug-31-15 3:23 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Several Missouri lobbyists likely broke state laws requiring that they name the lawmakers they buy meals for when they first reported a steakhouse dinner at a conservative legislative policy meeting, according to a report by the state's ethics panel.
- University of Maine System to use a fifth local food by 2020 Updated: Aug-31-15 1:11 pm
BANGOR, Maine - Officials with the University of Maine System say the state's public universities are launching a program to use local growers and producers for a fifth of their dining hall expenditures by 2020.
- Cake, cocktail win top food awards for State Fair of Texas Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 am
DALLAS - A fancy carrot cake and a bacon-savory cocktail have won top food awards as vendors prepare for the 2015 State Fair of Texas.
- New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion Updated: Aug-30-15 2:49 pm
CINCINNATI - The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers.
- After legal battle, Utah town to allow chain restaurants Updated: Aug-29-15 12:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A small Utah town outside Zion National Park has repealed a ban on chain restaurants, clearing the way for one of the country's biggest fast food chains to open amid Springdale's mom-and-pop restaurants.
- Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips Updated: Aug-28-15 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.
- Fast-food's new target: The snack attack Updated: Aug-28-15 10:52 am
NEW YORK - Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.
- Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina Updated: Aug-28-15 9:11 am
NEW ORLEANS - Talk to folks on the street about the "holy trinity" and you're as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That's New Orleans, a city where eating has long been a serious business.
- Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America Updated: Aug-27-15 9:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
- Iconic Northampton store to open cafe at site Updated: Aug-27-15 12:42 pm
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - The new owner of a popular downtown Northampton store says she plans to open a small cafe at the site.
- McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video Updated: Aug-27-15 12:25 pm
NEW YORK - McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm.
- Southern Oregon amped for In-N-Out Burger Updated: Aug-27-15 11:51 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - In-N-Out Burger fans are counting the days until their favorite fast-food restaurant opens in Medford, with many unofficial reports indicating Sept. 9 might be the magic day.
- Bikers to take brewery tour around Louisville Updated: Aug-27-15 4:07 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bikers in Louisville are going on a tour of local beer breweries.
- FTC: Vemma temporarily shut down for running pyramid scheme Updated: Aug-26-15 2:52 pm
NEW YORK - The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Vemma Nutrition has been temporarily shut down for operating a pyramid scheme that promised college students riches if they sold its nutritional drinks, but most ended up losing money.
- NH's Mount Monadnock: Hiking challenge despite geezer looks Updated: Aug-26-15 1:53 pm
JAFFREY, New Hampshire - From a distance, New England's beloved Mount Monadnock looks distinctly unthreatening. Veteran hikers seeking a challenge may be dubious at first, but this balding geezer of a mountain is plenty rugged.
- Sheetz to offer 'premium' experience' with specialty coffees Updated: Aug-26-15 12:10 pm
ALTOONA, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania-based convenience store is offering a new line of specialty coffees at more than 500 stores.