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San Francisco eatery sorry about asking officers to leave

Dec. 06, 2021 16:13 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owners of a San Francisco restaurant have apologized for denying service to three police officers over the weekend because their weapons made their staff “uncomfortable.” The owners of Hilda and Jesse Restaurant apologized in a social media post...

Window waiters: Drive-thrus hold their own during pandemic

Dec. 06, 2021 01:20 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Van Harvieux doesn’t worry about ambiance, tipping or parking. Every customer at his restaurant is behind a steering wheel. No one comes inside, no one s­its down and no one messes up tables for him to clean. “For me,...

Alabama native used pandemic downtime to start wine label

Dec. 05, 2021 00:13 AM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Getting paid to drink wine and visit exotic locations doesn’t seem like it could be a career, but that’s exactly how Cullman native Heath Porter describes his job. Porter is the owner of Heathen Wines & Wine Tours, and hosts tours around the...

Abattoir, apprentice program mark era for Buzz Food Service

Dec. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dickinson and Angela Gould are training meat cutters in their apprentice program while eyeing the opening of a future abattoir, or slaughterhouse, early next year. It’s a busy time in the meat game. The Goulds own Buzz Food Service, that rare...

Restaurant asks customers to vaccinate after virus hits home

Dec. 03, 2021 11:18 AM EST

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — COVID-19 hit close to home for the owners of Quivey’s Grove, which is why they’re requesting that only vaccinated customers eat there — likely the first restaurant in Dane County to do so. Early in the pandemic, John Fleck, 54, who had been...

Auckland reopens as New Zealand tries new virus approach

Dec. 03, 2021 07:03 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Bars, restaurants and gyms reopened in Auckland on Friday as the last major parts of a lockdown that lasted more than 100 days ended. New Zealand has begun a new phase in its coronavirus response in which there won’t be lockdowns but...

New pizza place opening in at former Cici's in Gastonia

Nov. 29, 2021 00:08 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A new pizza buffet restaurant will soon open at the site of a similar restaurant that closed last year. Joe and Carie Scarborough will open Pizza+ Buffet in early December at the site of the former Cici’s Pizza that closed in 2020 due to...

Ammonia leak found at Las Vegas food processing plant

Nov. 28, 2021 12:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews were able to repair an ammonia leak at a Las Vegas food processing plant before it turned into a more serious incident. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said in a news release they received several 9-1-1 calls Saturday shortly before 10...

‘Legally armed’ rule has critics gunning for New Mexico town

Nov. 26, 2021 11:04 AM EST

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — Mayor Nathan Dial said a recently approved rule requiring people to be “legally armed” to attend an Estancia Town Council meeting is just a way of sending notice that the town is not going to let the state dictate what it can and cannot do. ...

Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

Nov. 26, 2021 01:35 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high. Veterans of the backpacker trail, familiar with the...