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Famous Cuban restaurant celebrates 50 years in Miami

Oct. 02, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Versailles is a place to see and be seen. At its ventanita, Miamians have been trying for 50 years to fix the world as they enjoy one of their favorite activities: sipping Cuban coffee. As they enter, the first thing that visitors do is look around the...

EXPLAINER: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

Sep. 29, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — As if a cup of coffee wasn’t expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers' costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year. After hovering for years near $1 per pound,...

Library devoted to Japan novelist Murakami to open in Tokyo

Sep. 22, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo as a spot for literary research, cultural exchange and a gathering spot for his fans. The Haruki Murakami library, which opens Oct....

Legislation proposed by Cori Bush prompts ice cream flavor

Sep. 21, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ben & Jerry's latest ice cream flavor is supporting a new approach to policing, a proposal sponsored by Democratic U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of St. Louis. The Vermont-based company on Monday launched the flavor “Change is Brewing." The limited-batch...

New owners bring back a historic Virginia inn

Sep. 18, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shannon Magenheimer has become the princess she always dreamed about. As a child on trips to the county seat from the family farm in Longshop, Magenheimer said she would imagine a magical life in The Oaks mansion, long a centerpiece of the...

After humble beginnings, Oregon's Dutch Bros launches IPO

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After humble beginnings as a pushcart operation in an Oregon town and growing into a company with hundreds of drive-thru coffee shops, Dutch Bros Coffee launched an initial public offering Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering drew an...

Late-summer sip: A new world of booze-free options

Aug. 31, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

Looking to kick back and enjoy the late days of summer with something non-alcoholic? There's been a real transformation going on in the world of non-alcoholic beverages. Craftspeople, mixologists and scientists have moved well beyond sweet “fake wines” and watery...

The South meets India in Birmingham’s Sachai Tea Co.

Aug. 08, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — At the popular Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham, Rebecca Denson loves to give out samples of chai — a blend of tea and spices combined with milk that’s common in her native India. “The majority trying it are first-timers,” she says. “And 10 out of 10...

Mississippi man the first to brew, bottle unique tea in US

Jul. 31, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It’s called mugicha in Japan, boricha in Korea, and damaicha in China, but a Jackson businessman calls the Asian grain-based tea opportunity. “We’re the only U.S.-based company brewing and bottling barley tea,” said Chat Phillips, owner of...