- House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements Updated: Feb-12-16 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.
- Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists Updated: Feb-11-16 8:42 pm
EL PASO, Texas - No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants - and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.
- 5 Douglas County restaurants closed for not having permits Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Douglas County officials say five restaurants have been closed for operating without a permit.
- Casper oilmen diversify to survive the bust Updated: Feb-10-16 10:04 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Branden Wagner, co-owner of Kustom Koncepts, has spent much of the last five years churning out oil tanks and drilling motor components from his shop in Mills.
- Russian opposition leader attacked with a cake in Moscow Updated: Feb-10-16 8:01 am
MOSCOW - A prominent Russian opposition figure says he was threatened by a group of men who then attacked him with a cake while he was dining at a restaurant in Moscow.
- NYC's Carnegie Deli reopens after building code violation Updated: Feb-09-16 7:17 pm
NEW YORK - New York City's Carnegie Deli has reopened after being closed for 10 months due to illegal gas use.
- Transgender student asks school system to use preferred name Updated: Feb-07-16 9:01 am
MILLERSVILLE, Maryland - Matthew Nolte's report card is stacked with A's, but he scratched out the name on it - which is not Matthew - until the paper wore away, leaving a rectangular hole.
- Pace picks up, anticipation of Grand Parkway around Houston Updated: Feb-06-16 5:00 pm
HOUSTON - Country Bumpkins Cafe is where northwest Harris County's rural past meets its suburban future. It's not unusual to see BMW luxury sedans and John Deere tractors in the gravel parking lot along Telge Road.
- Alexandria Restaurant Week continuing through Sunday Updated: Feb-03-16 3:15 am
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Alexandria Restaurant Week is continuing through Sunday.
- Struggling Salt Lake City mall sold to Phoenix-based company Updated: Feb-02-16 3:10 am
SALT LAKE CITY - The new owner of The Gateway mall in Salt Lake City says it plans to invest $30 million to revitalize the financially troubled mall with new national and regional retailers and high-end restaurants.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Feb-01-16 9:05 am
Omaha World-Herald. Jan. 29, 2016
- 2 new French restaurants awarded Michelin's 3 stars Updated: Feb-01-16 8:56 am
PARIS - Two of Paris' ritziest dining establishments received the ultimate consecration Monday when they joined the select list of three-star restaurants in the 2016 Michelin Guide, the little red guide to the great and the good of French gastronomy.
- Closed northern Indiana market set to reopen with stores Updated: Feb-01-16 8:20 am
ELKHART, Indiana - A developer says a barn-like building that previously housed a large northern Indiana farmers market will soon reopen after efforts to find businesses and restaurants.
- Tropicana, Borgata reinvesting millions into casinos, hotels Updated: Jan-28-16 10:52 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Two of Atlantic City's top casinos are reinvesting tens of millions of dollars into their gambling areas, hotels and entertainment venues.
- Iconic Iowa City restaurant and campaign hot spot to be sold Updated: Jan-27-16 6:38 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The owner of a longtime Iowa City restaurant popular with customers and presidential hopefuls says he'll sell the business.
- Iowa U. fight song plays 7 hours a day at vacant NY building Updated: Jan-27-16 8:17 am
NIAGARA FALLS, New York - An instrumental rendition of the University of Iowa fight song has been playing for several hours every day since last summer over speakers mounted on a vacant building in the city of Niagara Falls.
- EXCHANGE: Restaurant owners serve authentic Mexican food Updated: Jan-27-16 7:40 am
GALESBURG, Illinois - Across from Moon Towers, a small shop with a Quick Sam's sign serves some of the best Mexican food in Galesburg.
- Upgrades set for storied coffeehouse where Bob Dylan played Updated: Jan-26-16 2:19 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - The New York folk music venue where Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean and many other stars of the genre played early in their careers is getting a $1.25 million makeover.
- Neighborhoods: Shopping in Richmond, Virginia's Carytown Updated: Jan-26-16 8:06 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - So many shopping and dining areas are just like any other - chain stores and chain restaurants. Carytown breaks the mold.
- Sushi, ramen eateries to pay $621,000 in back wages, damages Updated: Jan-25-16 3:22 pm
LOS ANGELES - A chain of Southern California sushi and ramen restaurants will pay more than $620,000 in back wages and damages after a federal investigation found it cheated chefs and other workers out of overtime pay.
- Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists Updated: Jan-23-16 6:47 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week's attack on a cafe and hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, highlighting the local toll suffered in the latest West African country targeted by Islamic extremists.
- Food truck gives the needy free lunch and a social circle Updated: Jan-23-16 2:44 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Mary Blackmon strolls up to the crowd around the food truck with the bearing of a queen. Even bundled up for a bitterly cold morning, she is clearly a beauty and is greeted like one with hugs and kisses and loads of "lookin' good!"
- Businesswoman Sarah Iannarone enters Portland mayoral race Updated: Jan-22-16 1:01 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland restaurant owner and tour-group official is running for mayor.
- Students at Zeeland charter school open coffee shop Updated: Jan-22-16 12:11 pm
HOLLAND, Michigan - Re:Fuel, a student-designed and operated coffee shop at a Zeeland charter school, is now open for business.
- Phoenix Essentials: Dining, hikes, art and sunshine Updated: Jan-21-16 10:03 am
PHOENIX - With hundreds of golf courses and 300 days of sunshine a year, it's easy to cast metropolitan Phoenix as a retiree's paradise that leaves everyone else out in the cold. But within the desert beats the heart of an actual urban core that has come into its own. There's an emerging restaurant-and-retail scene along with classic attractions like the view from Camelback Mountain, plus newfound treasures like peeking inside a little-known house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.