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Swedes in the South: New cafe melds Nordic tradition

Nov. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Swedish woman who moved to south Mississippi thinks folks should give themselves a break. Dalida Bollig, owner of Fika Cafe located in downtown Hattiesburg, said doing so is essential for a balanced life. "I think that burnout is a serious problem," Bollig said. The idea comes...

No waiters or dining area, just restaurant fare

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Covington called out orders as a display of multiple tablets chimed during a Friday night dinner service. “Build-your-own, Bolognese, side Caesar,” he relayed to the rest of the kitchen staff. Another chime, this one triggered by the door, signaled when it was...

Inside underground dining experiences, 2nd Act Supper Club

Nov. 10, 2019 12:06 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Anthony Felan learned an invaluable lesson after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute and working on the ground-level of San Francisco's dining scene: If you're not invited to the exclusive, secret dinner parties, throw your own. In Shreveport, Felan is revered as a...

New Hampshire promoting booze-free event this week

Nov. 8, 2019 5:28 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has been promoting a booze-free event this week. More than two dozen restaurants throughout the state have been participating in New Hampshire Mocktail Week, featuring specially crafted alcohol-free drinks. The event, which runs through Sunday, is a...

Tom Douglas restaurant workers to get $2.4M settlement

Nov. 7, 2019 8:05 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The restaurant empire of Seattle chef Tom Douglas will pay $2.4 million to more than 1,000 current and former employees after settling a class-action lawsuit. The Seattle Times reports the suit against the operator of Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen, Brave Horse Tavern and more than a dozen...

Magic Johnson company gives $2M to Grambling State

Nov. 6, 2019 6:00 PM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Former NBA star Magic Johnson's food service partnership is giving Grambling State University $2 million. The historically black university says it's one of its largest-ever unrestricted gifts and is double the original goal of the school's annual fundraising campaign. The donation...

Popular Carbondale bar, Pinch Penny Pub, to close

Nov. 6, 2019 11:45 AM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A popular southern Illinois college bar, the Pinch Penny Pub, will close after nearly 50 years in Carbondale. Owner Jimmy Karayiannis says he's selling the property along with the Copper Dragon, a brewery. He tells the Southern Illinoisan that staff were informed Sunday. Karayiannis...

Mississippi now allows dogs on restaurant patios

Nov. 3, 2019 11:10 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Pet dogs can now dine with their owners under certain conditions at Mississippi restaurants. The Mississippi State Department of Health's new policy went into effect Friday. Restaurants must apply for a variance to the department's food code to allow the animals and pay a $165...

Syrian refugee turns to food to rebuild his life in US

Nov. 2, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When he came to the United States as a refugee from Syria during that country's bloody civil war, there was a lot Diaa Alhanoun didn't know, starting with English. There was one thing he was fairly certain of, though — whatever else the future held in store for him and his family, he...

Hotel del Coronado to lay off workers amid major renovations

Oct. 31, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's historic Hotel del Coronado could temporarily cut up to 160 employees as it prepares to shut down boutiques, a restaurant and its spa amid renovations. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Thursday the beach resort notified the state it may have to lay off 10%...