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Caterer brings hospitality home with Harvest Table café

Nov. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EST

DAYTON, Va. (AP) — Of many things, Belinda Koteita is a mom, a daughter and a caterer. Those three things come into play in the new restaurant and coffee bar Koteita opened with her family in October. “I’ve been around food and setting the table for people with...

Hong Kong emigres seek milk tea in craving for taste of home

Nov. 24, 2022 19:47 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home. A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, earning a good living composing for TV and movies and teaching piano. Today, she makes about half as much in London working part-time as a server alongside her...

Residents, businesses share progress after Hurricane Ian

Nov. 19, 2022 03:13 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — For Sara Lee Brinks, Ian was the first hurricane she’s ever experienced. Originally from Michigan, the owner of Pine Island’s Frozen Flip Flop said that at first, she wasn’t worried about Ian, but it proved to be unlike anything she’s ever been...

‘The Menu’ filmmakers share ingredients of dining thriller

Nov. 17, 2022 18:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of 11 diners gather one evening on a private island in the Pacific Northwest for a once-in-a-lifetime meal from a renowned chef in the new thriller “ The Menu.” At $1,200 a head, it promises to be a singular experience, but no one, not the movie...

Review: 'The Menu,' with Anya Taylor-Joy, serves up satire

Nov. 17, 2022 12:03 PM EST

“What are we eating? A Rolex?” So quips Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) in Mark Mylod's “The Menu” as she waits with her date, Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), a devoted foodie who has landed them a reservation at the exclusive restaurant Hawthorne. Like the opening of Rian Johnson's...

Slutty Vegan CEO talks new cookbook, plans to go global

Nov. 14, 2022 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the past few years, Slutty Vegan, an Atlanta-based eatery, has attracted a cult-like following with its raunchy approach to veganism. Celebrities often pop in for a visit. And customers routinely wait through long lines to order from the chain’s cheekily-named...

In Vail, housing shortage threatens America's ski wonderland

Nov. 14, 2022 09:59 AM EST

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — There's a narrow swath of sagebrush-covered hillside perched just above Interstate 70 that's home to a Colorado treasure: the bighorn sheep that graze along that steep, craggy terrain. The land could also be used to help solve a chronic problem nearby: a dearth of affordable...

G-20 summit casts spotlight on Bali's tourism revival

Nov. 14, 2022 02:37 AM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Bali wants the world to know it's back. Dozens of world leaders and other dignitaries are traveling to the Indonesian island for the G-20 summit, drawing a welcome spotlight on the revival of the tropical destination’s vital tourism sector. ...

Deuxmoi, Instagram's Gossip Girl, talks new novel 'Anon Pls'

Nov. 11, 2022 14:24 PM EST

These days, people hungry for a status update on Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson or Shawn Mendes' Starbucks order are skipping old standbys like TMZ and People and instead turning to Deuxmoi. The Instagram account boasting 1.7 million followers is run by an anonymous woman living...

Controversial DC tipping proposal approved by voters — again

Nov. 08, 2022 23:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial proposal to change the pay structure for servers and other workers at Washington's bars and restaurants was approved Tuesday, four years after an identical measure was overturned by the D.C. Council. Initiative 82 eliminates the so-called tipped...