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Stories with subject: Restaurants
  • Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:26 am
  • JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania - The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.

  • Oklahoma-based Sonic plans expansion over 10 years 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:23 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma-based Sonic Corp. plans to open 1,000 new drive-in restaurants nationwide over the next 10 years, expanding the chain by about 30 percent, the company said.

  • Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:43 am
  • DWORP, Belgium - The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.

  • Construction ends at Biloxi's Golden Nugget 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:15 am
  • BILOXI, Mississippi - Construction that transformed the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi over the past 16 months is coming to an end and a three-day party to celebrate its completion is about to begin.

  • Landmark Peru eatery coming back from tornado 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:40 am
  • PERU, Indiana - B-K West is more than just a drive-in restaurant to its owner, J.D. Hann. It's a piece of his childhood, a historic Peru landmark, and it's his baby.

  • Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:08 am
  • ISTANBUL - Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city's multilayered history, and the lifestyles of those who've lived it.

  • Ag officials push Florida grapefruit overseas 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:04 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida grapefruit will be featured on Outback Steakhouse menus in South Korea, underscoring the fruit's popularity in that country.

  • Tapas chain Firefly closes Henderson restaurant 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:23 pm
  • HENDERSON, Nevada - Owners of a popular tapas chain with three locations in the Las Vegas area announced Tuesday they would close a branch that recently received a bad evaluation from health inspectors.

  • Philly's 13th St. brings good luck to great food 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:59 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - Tourism officials will tell you the restaurant-rich area at the heart of downtown is called Midtown Village, but that moniker hasn't entirely caught on with the locals.

  • Opening date pushed back for Brennan restaurant 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:53 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - Ralph Brennan's new and as-yet unnamed French Quarter restaurant will open around Labor Day rather than in the spring as originally planned.

  • Beef prices reach highest level since 1987 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:22 am
  • LUBBOCK, Texas - The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon.

  • EXCHANGE: Putting new faces on old churches 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:28 am
  • PLAINFIELD, Illinois - The dilapidated St. Mary's Catholic church on Lockport Street is a relic of Plainfield history.

  • Abner's chain files Chapter 11 bankruptcy 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:01 pm
  • OXFORD, Mississippi - The Abner's Famous Fried Chicken Tenders chain is seeking reorganization of two of its restaurants in Oxford under Chapter 11 of federal bankruptcy law.

  • Gainesville eatery takes food truck to the poor 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:40 pm
  • GAINESVILLE, Florida - There really is a free lunch. That's what the sign on a Gainesville food truck says.

  • Indianapolis suburb dealing with US 31 closure 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:04 pm
  • CARMEL, Indiana - Broken slabs of asphalt, rows of orange and white cones and construction vehicles obstructed the view Saturday morning outside Jersey's Cafe in Carmel, where a section of major highway is set to be closed for the next eight months.

  • McDonald's exits Crimea 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:47 pm
  • NEW YORK - McDonald's has closed its three restaurants in Crimea as it evaluates the "evolving situation" on the Black Sea peninsula.

  • Eatery at center of Paula Deen controversy closes 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:03 pm
  • SAVANNAH, Georgia - Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba, have shut off the fish fryer and locked the doors at the Savannah seafood restaurant that served as the backdrop to a workplace discrimination lawsuit that stained the celebrity cook's reputation.

  • Feline fans flock to London's first cat cafe 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:14 pm
  • LONDON - Would you like some kitten with your coffee?

  • Feline fans flock to London's first cat cafe 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:05 am
  • LONDON - Would you like some kitten with your coffee?

  • New Orleans chef Besh to co-star on new TV show 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:10 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh will co-star in the new Spike network series "Hungry Investors," in which restaurants compete for investor cash.

  • Daytona Beach cafe honors longtime waiter 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:16 am
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - An 80-year-old man is being honored as the longest-serving employee at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Volusia Mall.

  • Go For the Food: Simple treats in garish Las Vegas 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:34 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - You might not expect to find farm-to-table dining in Las Vegas. But that's exactly why tourists are lining up at a rundown corner a few blocks near the old casinos in the town's seedy core.

  • NJ bar closes - again - victimized twice by Sandy 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:04 am
  • UNION BEACH, New Jersey - Superstorm Sandy trashed Jakeabob's Bay, a thriving bar and restaurant where locals and vacationers took in gorgeous sunsets over the Raritan Bay.

  • Western Michigan barn could be rebuilt in Detroit 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:33 pm
  • DETROIT - Two restaurant owners want to rebuild a western Michigan barn from the 1880s in Detroit as a venue for events such as weddings, an art gallery or some other new use.

  • Fat Duck restaurant flying Down Under for 6 months 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:44 am
  • LONDON - The Fat Duck is heading Down Under.