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Restaurant group sues over Berkeley’s natural gas ban

Nov. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction may end up eroding the region’s reputation for fine and creative dining, according to a California trade association suing the city on behalf of restaurants. In its lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S....

Miller downplays team dinner but hypes Broncos’ future

Nov. 21, 2019 5:44 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It was just dinner, Von Miller insisted, even though his teammates called it so much more. Rather than gather the team for a players-only meeting to empty their frustrations after another fourth-quarter collapse Sunday, Miller invited the entire team out to a steakhouse when the...

Where to look for help with state/local laws, regulations

Nov. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EST

With state and local governments frequently adding laws, ordinances and regulations, small business owners likely will find it hard or impossible to keep track of all the requirements they must meet in the course of running their companies. Whether they’re employers, doing construction or are involved in...

Restaurant owner: FDA agents check for labeling of fish

Nov. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A landmark restaurant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was closed for several hours by agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bobby Mahoney is owner of Mary Mahoney’s Old French House restaurant in Biloxi. News outlets report that he issued a statement Tuesday saying...

Hot Rod Cafe owner opens second restaurant

Nov. 19, 2019 2:23 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — When Gus’s Pizza bit the dust, Bill Cornish, the landlord, needed somebody to open a new restaurant in the 24 Eugene O’Neill Drive space that also houses Winners, an off-track betting parlor. He asked his son, Rod, if he knew anyone looking to open a restaurant....

Table’s new star? The relaxed and versatile dinner bowl

Nov. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EST

Dinner menus are now crowded with mixed greens bowls, savory stews and casseroles, which can create a quandary when it’s time to set the table. Should you use regular salad plates? (A little small.) Regular dinner plates? (A little flat.) Regular soup bowls? (A little big.) Thus was born the dinner bowl, a...

Swedes in the South: New cafe melds Nordic tradition

Nov. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Swedish woman who moved to south Mississippi thinks folks should give themselves a break. Dalida Bollig, owner of Fika Cafe located in downtown Hattiesburg, said doing so is essential for a balanced life. "I think that burnout is a serious problem," Bollig said. The idea comes...

No waiters or dining area, just restaurant fare

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Covington called out orders as a display of multiple tablets chimed during a Friday night dinner service. “Build-your-own, Bolognese, side Caesar,” he relayed to the rest of the kitchen staff. Another chime, this one triggered by the door, signaled when it was...

Inside underground dining experiences, 2nd Act Supper Club

Nov. 10, 2019 12:06 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Anthony Felan learned an invaluable lesson after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute and working on the ground-level of San Francisco's dining scene: If you're not invited to the exclusive, secret dinner parties, throw your own. In Shreveport, Felan is revered as a...

New Hampshire promoting booze-free event this week

Nov. 8, 2019 5:28 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has been promoting a booze-free event this week. More than two dozen restaurants throughout the state have been participating in New Hampshire Mocktail Week, featuring specially crafted alcohol-free drinks. The event, which runs through Sunday, is a...