- Marijuana club opens in former Fairbanks wine bar Updated: Nov-27-15 3:24 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A marijuana club that allows consumption but not sales quietly opened this week in Fairbanks and its owners say they are operating within state law.
- Correction: Cultivating Co-Ops story Updated: Nov-27-15 11:22 am
FARGO, North Dakota - In a story Nov. 25 about food co-ops, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the minimum investment for shares in the Prairie Roots Food Cooperative in Fargo is $1,000. A member share costs $300.
- Ferrari hometown overwhelmed by roar of test-driving fans Updated: Nov-27-15 7:00 am
MARANELLO, Italy - In the streets of Maranello, the hometown of Ferrari, the roar of the famed sports car is no longer the occasional bragging right of a proud new owner, but a constant backdrop as a number of test-drive businesses give would-be Schumachers the chance to rev up and peel out.
- Tests suggest Oregon crabbing could re-open soon Updated: Nov-26-15 6:26 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - The levels of harmful acid that closed South Coast crab fisheries are now falling, and crabbers could return within weeks, authorities said.
- Obama: Holiday means food, football, and not-too-dry turkey? Updated: Nov-26-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping "the turkey didn't turn out too dry."
- Gov. Ducey helped serve free Thanksgiving breakfast Updated: Nov-26-15 2:42 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey helped serve free Thanksgiving breakfast at an annual event at a south Phoenix McDonalds restaurant.
- Doyenne of New Orleans dining scene turns 90 Updated: Nov-26-15 1:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS - She dropped out of secretarial school and taught herself the restaurant business, mentored chefs who put Louisiana cooking on the culinary map, is the matriarch of a family that owns nearly 20 restaurants and is credited with creating nouvelle Creole cuisine.
- Massachusetts to crack down on impaired driving Updated: Nov-26-15 9:57 am
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission this holiday season plans to crack down on bars known to have sold alcohol to convicted drunken drivers.
- Wild Divers: Searching for Chesapeake gold Updated: Nov-26-15 9:05 am
CLAIBORNE, Maryland - There is another hour before the sun rises when Derek Wilson and Nick Hargrove finish fueling up their boat, load up the empty bushel baskets and head out onto the Chesapeake Bay.
- Beer buses hitting the road in northwest Indiana Updated: Nov-26-15 5:01 am
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Craft beer has been brewed in Northwest Indiana since at least 1996, but its popularity has exploded over the last few years.
- Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables Updated: Nov-25-15 7:47 pm
SEATTLE - Costco officials say testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in the company's chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.
- Feds: Georgia must process food stamps for Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-25-15 4:26 pm
ATLANTA - Federal officials are ordering Georgia to process food stamp applications for Syrian refugees.
- Chowder boat approved as Astoria joins food cart trend Updated: Nov-25-15 3:53 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - Looks like Teresa Estrada will get to sell her clam chowder from a vintage gillnetter, just not near the Bowpicker.
- Plans for alcohol, wine at Utah Starbucks on hold Updated: Nov-24-15 4:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah regulators declined to rule Tuesday on whether Starbucks can serve beer and wine at some locations, saying they want lawmakers to determine if the cafes can be considered restaurants eligible for alcohol licenses.
- Pinnacle buying Boulder Brands for about $710 million Updated: Nov-24-15 11:38 am
NEW YORK - Pinnacle Foods is buying Boulder Brands for about $710 million in a move that adds a line of health and wellness food brands to Pinnacle's offerings that include Birds Eye frozen foods, Duncan Hines frosting and cake mixes.
- Homeless helm new coffee carts in San Francisco Bay Area Updated: Nov-24-15 10:45 am
SAN JOSE, California - San Jose has joined other cities in a program that gives homeless people a chance to staff coffee carts to make money.
- New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food Updated: Nov-24-15 7:15 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - First it was musk ox stew. Then the Alaska nursing home served up musk ox meatloaf to its elderly Inupiat residents and their visiting family members.
- Celebrity chef Bobby Flay on racing Hall of Fame board Updated: Nov-24-15 3:06 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Celebrity chef and thoroughbred horse owner Bobby Flay has been appointed to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
- California food pantry lacking 1,700 turkeys for needy Updated: Nov-23-15 10:43 am
SAN JOSE, California - One of the largest food pantries in Northern California needs another 1,700 turkeys this holiday season to feed the hungry.
- Church's Chicken franchisee with unpaid taxes found in Texas Updated: Nov-23-15 7:00 am
TULSA, Oklahoma - The Church's Chicken franchisee who was reported missing after 15 of his Tulsa- and Oklahoma City-area restaurants closed in early November has been located.
- Farmers' markets planning special pre-Thanksgiving sessions Updated: Nov-22-15 1:41 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A number of farmers' markets are planning special pre-Thanksgiving sessions this week.
- Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable Updated: Nov-22-15 11:10 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians.
- Grant will increase local foods in Niagara Falls schools Updated: Nov-22-15 11:05 am
NIAGARA FALLS, New York - Students in Niagara Falls city schools should see more locally grown food in the cafeteria following the award of a federal grant.
- The pho empress of Anchorage Updated: Nov-22-15 7:46 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Behind any steaming bowl of pho soup or fried rice at Pho Vietnam 8, a new Fireweed Lane restaurant, is Linda La, the mastermind behind the chain of Anchorage's Pho Vietnam restaurants.
- Williston eatery given extension for new ventilation system Updated: Nov-21-15 6:26 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A downtown Williston hot spot for Hawaiian-style food has received an extension to put in a new ventilation system after weeks of debate about whether it could remain open.