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Health inspector to restaurant: Clean the kitchen or close

DENVER — Every week, we dig deep into restaurant health inspections to reveal what’s really going on behind closed kitchen doors. Bella Vista The restaurant is Bella Vista which means good looking, but health inspectors did a double take after their most recent inspection. The Denver restaurant failed our Restaurant Report Card with 18 critical […]

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Bubba, DM’s biggest restaurant opening in 2016, debuts Thursday

Buy Photo Chris Diebel, owner of one of Des Moines’ newest restaurants, Bubba, poses for a photo next to a portrait of his great grandfather in one of the dining areas of the restaurant(Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/The Register)Buy Photo It’s nine days before the biggest restaurant opening of the year in Des Moines. The staff is […]

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110-year-old, 15-pound lobster rescued from Florida restaurant

SUNRISE, Fla., July 23 (UPI) — A 15-pound lobster that was intended to be served at a Florida restaurant will instead be transported to an aquarium in Maine due to the work of an animal rescue group. Joe Melluso of the Tin Fish restaurant had planned to cook the massive crustacean, but was willing to […]

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Drunk man shoots Bronx restaurant owner twice after being cut off

A Bronx boozer’s night on the town ended with two shots — fired at his host. The sloshed shooter, deemed too drunk for another round at a Bronx restaurant, pulled his gun and pumped a pair of bullets into its co-owner early Friday, witnesses and police said. Mario Ramirez, 52, was first blasted in the […]

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Jonathan Gold reviews Lasa, a temporary Filipino restaurant with long-range ambitions

We are here once again at the Far East Plaza, the modest Chinatown mall that is home to the recently reviewed Howlin’ Ray’s, Pok Pok Phat Thai and Chego, among other players in the current food movement. We are in Unit 120, the self-described restaurant incubator space, run by Alvin Cailan, whom you may know from Eggslut. […]

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There’s Only One Three-Star Restaurant in Singapore’s Debut Michelin Guide

Singapore, the city notorious for its fanatical devotion to food, has joined the Michelin fold. The tiremaker and publisher handed out its top accolade to just one establishment on Thursday — French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon’s eponymous restaurant. It was the first time that the Southeast Asian city’s dining scene faced the anonymous scrutiny of Michelin’s […]

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10 craziest restaurant closings in Phoenix this year…so far

Earnest, in-house crafted layers of chocolate and nougat distinguish Earnest Restaurant’s version of the popular Snickers bar.(Photo: Awe Collective) Story Highlights La Perla Cafe in Glendale opened in 1946. Financial problems led to its closing in early 2016. Cuisine Wine Bistro, a French restaurant, is slated to take over the former Earnest spot in Chandler. […]

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Nine-to-Fivers Are Picking Up Part-Time Restaurant Work—But Not Always for the Cash

If a server or food runner drops off plates with an extra serving of exuberance, it could be because they’re a policy wonk, real estate agent, or financial planner whose happy place happens to be the dining room. A growing legion of professionals with day jobs are seeking (and being hired for) entry-level gigs at […]

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Larry the Lobster Narrowly Escapes Dinner Table at Florida Restaurant, Heads to Maine for ‘Better Life’

This is the dramatic tail — er, tale! — of Larry the Lobster, a giant 15-pound crustacean who narrowly escaped becoming dinner at a Florida restaurant and who is now headed to Maine, where his “rescuers” hope he will get to “live a better life.” The lucky lobster first rose to fame in the town […]

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Behind RNC Barricades, Cleveland Soul Food Restaurant Loses Business

Like many of the local businesses across the street from the Quicken Loans Arena, Akin Alafin has been anticipating big profits this week. However, because of a set of barricades in front of his business at 627 Prospect Street, just the opposite is happening. Alafin is the owner of Stonetown, a popular soul food restaurant […]

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