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Chipped tooth? No! Diner finds pearl in his oyster dish

Dec. 17, 2018 1:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lucky diner says he happened upon a pearl while eating an oyster dish at a famous New York City restaurant. Rick Antosh was out to lunch with a friend and ordered his usual at the Grand Central Oyster Bar on Dec. 5 — the $14.75 pan roast, a stew-like dish that includes six oysters....

Priest takes pope's mandate - good deeds for all - across US

Dec. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. That's why the Roman Catholic priest found himself standing by the drive-thru of a popular Hollywood fast-food joint on a recent windy, rain-swept afternoon buying lunch for...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

Dec. 9, 2018 1:05 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel. Less than 24 hours after announcing she was splitting from her husband, Cardi B...

Abandoned train depot becomes a restaurant, bourbon bar

Dec. 9, 2018 10:34 AM EST

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — More than 200 people came out in a steady rain to welcome back an old friend: the Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot, which had mostly stood abandoned and crumbling since passenger train service ended 50 years ago. After a complete renovation, the Victorian-style depot now houses...

Feng shui or in the way? Begrudged boulders won't budge

Dec. 6, 2018 5:50 PM EST

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant owner is citing feng shui (fung shway) as a reason not to move boulders outside the building that are in the way of a sidewalk project. Annie Huang, co-owner of Lucky Garden in Hallowell, tells members of the city's highway committee on Thursday that the boulders...

Rams' Suh faces Lions for 1st time, nearing division title

Nov. 29, 2018 8:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is looking forward to facing the Detroit Lions for the first time, giving him a chance to visit with friends and to dine at some new restaurants they have told him about. "I love the city of Detroit," said Suh, who spent the first five years of his career with the Lions. "I...

Restaurant responds to backlash against anti-Trump shirts

Nov. 28, 2018 8:17 AM EST

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A Mexican restaurant in Rhode Island is getting backlash for its sale of T-shirts that it says advocated impeaching President Donald Trump. Wendy Carr, owner of Amigos in Westerly, says the business sold shirts with the logo, "86 45," printed on the back to raise money for political...

$1M donated to students, teachers in burned California town

Nov. 27, 2018 11:32 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A businessman pained over the destruction to the town of Paradise caused by a deadly Northern California wildfire on Tuesday gave $1,000 each to students and staff members from the local high school. Real estate developer and restaurant owner Bob Wilson arrived in the nearby city of...

Zimmern apologizes for comments about Chinese restaurants

Nov. 27, 2018 1:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Bizarre Foods " host Andrew Zimmern is apologizing for his comments about Chinese restaurants after he was criticized as culturally insensitive. Zimmern just opened his own Chinese restaurant, Lucky Cricket, in Minnesota. Last week, Fast Company posted an interview from the summer in...

School blocks Chick-fil-A as dining option, cites values

Nov. 27, 2018 1:20 PM EST

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Students at a private university in New Jersey can eat more chicken as long as it's not Chick-fil-A. Rider University removed the restaurant from a survey asking students what restaurants they would like on campus, "based on the company's record widely perceived to be in...