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Party-hard Dubai ponders new workweek debate: When's brunch?

Jan. 24, 2022 01:14 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Friday will never be the same again. For those with means in Dubai, the former first day of the weekend carried a gluttonous party tradition — an hourslong affair with infinite supply of seafood, pizza, dessert and Veuve Clicquot Champagne set...

Augusta Brunch House makes Yelp's top 100 restaurants list

Jan. 23, 2022 00:07 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Nestled in the former Whistle Stop Cafe on Greene Street sits one of Augusta’s newest gems — although it’s bound to get a lot more attention after being named to Yelp’s Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. Brunch House of Augusta made its debut in the Garden...

Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities

Jan. 21, 2022 07:19 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant, which has caused cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan areas. The restraint, which is...

Ontario to lift lockdown on dining rooms and gyms

Jan. 20, 2022 12:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s largest province is ending a lockdown of restaurant dining rooms, gyms and cinemas at the end of the month. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Thursday they will be allowed to reopen Jan. 31 with 50% capacity. The province locked down again on...

Dutch cultural sector protests pandemic lockdown measures

Jan. 19, 2022 08:14 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam's Concertgebouw orchestra played second fiddle Wednesday to a pair of hairdressers. Vincent van Gogh's self-portraits were briefly upstaged by a nail salon and barber as civil disobedience to protest the Dutch coronavirus lockdown spread Wednesday to the cultural...

Japan widens virus curbs, including in Tokyo, as cases surge

Jan. 19, 2022 06:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo and a dozen other areas in Japan will face new COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, with local leaders shortening hours for restaurants, as omicron cases hit a record high in the capital. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that the areas will be placed...

Learning to cook with plant-based 'meats'

Jan. 18, 2022 15:08 PM EST

It's that time of year when many people resolve to eat less meat. The “whys” are varied: sustainability and worry for the planet, health considerations, ethical concerns over the treatment of animals. One increasingly popular option is “plant-based meat,” which can be found...

Florida restaurant owner fighting for his life after COVID

Jan. 17, 2022 03:12 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Everyone thought it odd when Nino Pernetti called the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2020, to say he was skipping the annual New Year’s Eve dinner at his landmark Coral Gables restaurant of more than 30 years, Caffe Abbracci. He injured his ankle while playing...

Memphis restaurant owner to compete on Jay Leno’s game show

Jan. 17, 2022 00:09 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Alcenia’s restaurant owner BJ Chester-Tamayo is appearing on TV again, but this time it’s not for her famous Southern cooking. Chester-Tamayo is competing on Jay Leno’s comedy game show “You Bet Your Life.” The show featuring this Memphis...

St. John considering vacant land for riverfront district

Jan. 15, 2022 11:46 AM EST

ST. JOHN, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a northwestern Indiana city are considering a possible riverfront district designation for a stretch of vacant land to attract restaurants and other development. The St. John Town Council was told this week during a meeting that businesses could...