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No more cheddar fries: Beef-A-Roo, iconic UP eatery, closes

Jul. 22, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The cowboy on the sign has served his last burger at a longtime Upper Peninsula restaurant. Beef-A-Roo has closed in Marquette after nearly 50 years. The Mining Journal says locations in Iron River and Negaunee will remain open until the properties are sold. Cami LaFayette, who owns...

Shreveport entrepreneurs keep beloved downtown cafe alive

Jul. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Jacquelyn's Cafe is under new ownership. Don't worry — the shrimp salad sandwich isn't going anywhere. After 35 years in the restaurant business, founders Jacquelyn and Jimmy Caskey have retired. In 1983, Jacquelyn's Cafe opened at 1324 Louisiana Ave. on the cusp of downtown...

Georgia guidebook serves 100 suggestions for hungry visitors

Jul. 20, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hungry visitors in Georgia can now find a list of 100 restaurant specialties recommended by the state's tourism agency. The Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development has just published its fifth edition of the Explore Georgia Official State Culinary Guide. It...

Taste of the Tour: Classic hen in a pot at 'Chez Paulette'

Jul. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

PAU, France (AP) — A classic base camp at the Tour de France, the city of Pau is a food lovers' paradise. Visited on Friday by the Tour peloton for the 71st time after hosting the race for the first time in 1930, the birthplace of 16th-century king Henri IV is stuffed with restaurants serving dishes riders...

Taste of the Tour: Hunting with dogs for 'Black Diamonds'

Jul. 17, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

CESTAYROLS, France (AP) — When he got the call that Monsieur le Directeur of the Tour de France and friends would be dining in his restaurant and would it be possible, please, to serve them truffles, chef Georges Bermond sprang into action. Sourcing fresh truffles in the July heat of southern France,...

Stamford boxing sculpture restored by Norwalk company

Jul. 16, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — City resident Canio Carlucci has been eating at Pellicci's Restaurant on the West Side for as long as he can remember, so he's always been aware of the statue of two bronzed life-size boxers going toe-to-toe in the middle of the road just a few feet away. That statue — a...

Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as millions flee their homeland's turmoil, they are taking Venezuela's most ubiquitous dish with them. Humble street stalls...

Montpelier rejects ban on panhandling

Jul. 14, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The city council in Montpelier has voted against a measure to ban panhandling in the city. The Times Argus reports that business owners have complained about people panhandling and hanging out outside their stores and restaurants. One business owner says a surveillance camera has...

Carlos Salgado, longtime chef is now striking out on his own

Jul. 6, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Carlos Salgado and Brian Tam first met in 2000 at an Outback Steakhouse in Suwanee. Salgado was working in the restaurant's kitchen. Tam was training to become a franchise owner. The following year, Tam was ready to open an Outback Steakhouse in Cumming, and he asked Salgado to train...

Opening date set for long-delayed Meadowlands megamall

Jul. 3, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Officials have finally set an opening date for a massive retail and entertainment center in the Meadowlands. The long-delayed American Dream project will open Oct. 25. The announcement was made Wednesday by its developer, Triple Five. American Dream will feature 3 million...