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Florida man charged with ‘throwing alligator’ into fast-food restaurant

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr James’ mother reportedly said he wanted to play a practical joke on a friend A man in Florida is facing charges of aggravated assault after allegedly throwing an alligator into a fast-food restaurant. Joshua James, 23, has been accused of tossing the live animal through a drive-thru window at […]

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Chicago Black Restaurant Week launches with discounts at 15 restaurants

Chicago Restaurant Week may be over, but this week marks the start of the first Chicago Black Restaurant Week (CBRW). Created to bring awareness to black-owned eateries throughout Chicagoland, the week of discounts will run through Feb. 13. CBRW creator and social media specialist Lauran Smith chose to host the event during the second week of […]

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Restaurant in Jordan serves camel burgers for tourists

Tourists who work up an appetite by riding camels in Jordan can now eat them as well — in a restaurant that features “camburgers.” Zeyad Al Qusous, who opened the Q restaurant in 2012, decided to feature the dish to target tourists, the Jerusalem Post reported. “The idea was to open a restaurant in Amman […]

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Restaurant founder Goode, 71, made his brand a Houston classic

Caption Close When Jim Goode got tired of working as a graphic artist, he decided to open either a bait shop or a barbecue joint. One day in 1977, he stopped at a rundown restaurant whose owner was sick of the business. By the end of his meal, Goode had traded his savings for what […]

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Study: San Francisco Restaurant Growth Is Outpacing New York

San Francisco’s restaurant scene is outpacing New York — at least in terms of growth. That’s according to a new study by conducted by international payment processing company First Data, which compares New York and San Francisco’s restaurant scenes and delivers some intriguing insights about dining trends in both cities. “San Francisco appears to have […]

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Calif. Restaurant Gives Diners — And Sea Lions — An Ocean View

i High tides crash into The Marine Room in La Jolla, Calif. Courtesy of The Marine Room hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of The Marine Room High tides crash into The Marine Room in La Jolla, Calif. Courtesy of The Marine Room At The Marine Room in La Jolla, Calif., the ocean and the pounding […]

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After rough start, Whitefield restaurant finds its way

WHITEFIELD — Steven Dumas said the kitchen at his restaurant, Aunt Gin’s, is the cleanest in Whitefield — though, he joked, his restaurant is the only full-service eatery in Whitefield. Aunt Gin’s, named after Dumas’ aunt, Virginia Smith, opened last summer along Route 17. Dumas, 52, and partner Wyatt Shorey, who have operated Steven Dumas […]

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Bystander shot during argument at Minneapolis restaurant

A bystander was shot and injured after an argument escalated at a downtown Asian restaurant early Saturday, according to Minneapolis police. No one had been arrested as of noon Saturday. At around 1 a.m., a group of men were arguing at Asian Taste at 1400 Nicollet Av. S. when one fired a handgun, wounding a […]

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Sick Sea Lion Pup Rescued After Showing Up In Restaurant Booth

The menu at the white table-cloth restaurant, which juts out into the Pacific Coast and is buffeted by waves during high tide, includes rarified dishes like “ginger kalbi lacquered tofu” and “ahi tuna and foie rossini.” But the pup was hardly given a chance to get comfortable. A rescue team from the SeaWorld San Diego […]

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Bellevue restaurant accused of tax cheating

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has charged a Bellevue restaurant owner with using a software tool to hide cash sales and pocket about $395,000 that would otherwise have been bound for sales-tax payments. Yu-Ling Wong, majority owner of Facing East, a Taiwanese restaurant in Bellevue, was charged Friday in King County Superior Court with […]

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