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Minnesota lawmakers consider loosening state's liquor laws

May. 11, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering a lifting a cap on growler sales, a high priority for the state's craft brewers, and letting local distilleries sell normal-sized bottles of their spirits direct to drinkers. The bill slated for debate in the House on...

Recipe for My Mom’s Japanese-Style Mapo Tofu from 'The Wok'

Apr. 19, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

J. Kenji López-Alt has written a new cookbook with handy tips, fascinating asides and some 200 dishes all related to the wok. One recipe in “The Wok” is for a version of mapo tofu that is similar to what he ate growing up, though instead of plain ground beef his mom would use the dish as an...

Kansas to set up weevil program, let drinkers roam at fair

Apr. 18, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Kansas laws will make the state fair home to drinkers who roam and allow the state to tax each bale of home-grown cotton up to $2 to pay for efforts to get rid of the bug that ruins cotton crops. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday signed bills approved by...

Recipe: Apples, nuts, wine make a classic Passover charoset

Apr. 06, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

It's one of the six symbolic foods on the Passover seder plate — and it's pretty delicious too. Charoset (also spelled haroset) is usually made from sweet fruits, nuts and some red wine, all nods to verses in the Bible. You can keep eating it, of course, once its role on the seder...

Ocean City shop offers cozy spot to sip wine, read a book

Apr. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City is home for Mickie Meinhardt. It’s where she strings together memories like seashells on a necklace — from the countless hours spent out on the water surfing to lying on the beach with a good book in her lap to maybe meeting friends at a local...

Winemaking Louisiana musician drops debut album

Mar. 26, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Shreveport musician Landon Lloyd Miller grew up surrounded by music. Miller’s father was a minister in a charismatic church and his mother was a traveling choir director, so Gospel music has always been a staple in Miller’s life. Traveling with his...

Kansas State Fair could soon be home to drinkers who roam

Mar. 10, 2022 17:36 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — People attending the Kansas State Fair this fall will be able to stroll the grounds with a beer, a glass of wine or even a cocktail if some Kansas legislators get their way. House and Senate negotiators are set to draft the final version of legislation expanding...

Shipping costs add to southern Nevada winery challenges

Mar. 06, 2022 13:12 PM EST

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Jack Sanders watched as a herd of wild mustangs devoured the first wine grapes grown at his Nevada winery in 1998. He was quickly faced with a harsh reality: How would his new business, which he called the first winery in the state, survive a year without...

Hochul rallies support for to-go sales of cocktails

Mar. 02, 2022 19:44 PM EST

New Yorkers could again buy takeout cocktails at restaurants and bars under a proposal Gov. Kathy Hochul boosted Wednesday, although state regulators could end up limiting how much alcohol patrons could buy and when. Restaurant and bar owners have urged Hochul to reinstitute the sale...

US House candidate sorry for intoxication during sleepover

Feb. 22, 2022 15:20 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A U.S. House candidate in Oklahoma has apologized after reports that she became intoxicated at a Valentine's Day weekend sleepover for middle-school-aged girls, berated several of the children and vomited in a hamper. Democrat Abby Broyles, 32, told television...