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Celeb chef Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown

Jun. 18, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food. Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Miami's Overtown neighborhood and plans to open a restaurant there later this year. A...

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

Jun. 18, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no significant...

New doc trails chef Ducasse on global quest for new flavors

Jun. 15, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the new documentary "The Quest of Alain Ducasse," the esteemed French chef steps off a small plane in the middle of the Gobi desert in Mongolia. As he stands pondering the vast emptiness, a motorcycle suddenly appears, as if out of nowhere, carrying two men. The bemused chef chuckles:...

Yelp shuts down teachers' account sharing student reviews

Jun. 15, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Yelp is shutting down accounts used by a Boston teacher to post rave restaurant reviews written by her third-grade students. The reviews were part of an assignment designed to teach students at the Boston Teachers Union School about opinion writing. They described some restaurants glowingly...

AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true

Jun. 14, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor's inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna was from Montauk. But it was an illusion. It was the dead of winter and no yellowfin had been landed in the New York town....

UK pub chain snubs Champagne, Prosecco ahead of Brexit

Jun. 13, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A major U.K. pub chain will stop serving French Champagne, Italian Prosecco, and German wheat beers and offer more British drinks ahead of the country's exit from the European Union. Tim Martin, the founder of the JD Wetherspoon chain and a strong advocate for Brexit, said Wednesday that the...

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

Jun. 13, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster and even new ones may not draw a crowd. Many...

Bosnia pizzeria owner switches to free meals for migrants

Jun. 13, 2018 6:29 AM EDT

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Asim Latic saw a migrant sitting outside his restaurant on a cold and rainy day last winter, he didn't think twice before he invited the man in and offered him a meal. And he has been doing the same ever since. The restaurant owner from northwestern Bosnia in...

Paris bistros seek UN status as 'intangible cultural' gems

Jun. 11, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Owners of the bistros and terrace cafes that are integral to the Paris way of life want the "je ne sais quoi" of their establishments to be recognized as both of global value and endangered. They have launched a campaign to be named by the United Nations' cultural agency as an "Intangible...

The Latest: 'The Band's Visit' wins Tony for best musical

Jun. 10, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. The shimmering, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" has nabbed the best new musical Tony Award. The show is based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, songs by David Yazbek and a sardonic story by Itamar Moses. It centers on...