- Can musicians make Washington a jazz mecca again? Updated: May-01-16 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - A walk down U Street reveals relics of the strip's jazz-rich history.
- University cafe closed for cleaning after reports of illness Updated: Apr-30-16 12:56 pm
PITTSBURGH - A cafe on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in western Pennsylvania has been closed for cleaning after more than 40 people reported becoming ill after eating there last week.
- Mesilla eatery gives old art new lease on life Updated: Apr-30-16 11:07 am
MESILLA, New Mexico - C.W. "Buddy" Ritter recently discovered a fleet of ships, a flock of birds, a dog, and several sheep he didn't know he had. And before Damon LaGarry is finished, there will likely be several more surprises turning up in the halls and dining rooms of Ritter's Double Eagle and Peppers restaurants on the Mesilla Plaza.
- Original power lunch eatery to close and everything must go Updated: Apr-29-16 5:30 pm
NEW YORK - New York's original power lunch restaurant is closing and everything must go.
- 19-year-old Frontenac man prepares to reopen diner in Girard Updated: Apr-29-16 2:24 pm
GIRARD, Kansas - Andrew Faucett hopes to reopen a popular restaurant in a building more than 100 years older than he is.
- Singers sought for iconic New York folk music venue's video Updated: Apr-29-16 7:13 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - The nation's longest continuously operating coffeehouse is putting together a video featuring Arlo Guthrie and Garrison Keillor to celebrate the upstate New York folk music venue's impending renovations.
- After 38 years, well-known Auburn barbecue spot to close Updated: Apr-28-16 3:38 pm
AUBURN, Alabama - After 38 years in Auburn, Price's Barbecue House will close at the end of May.
- Review: Broadway's 'Fully Committed' a cacophony of voices Updated: Apr-25-16 10:00 pm
NEW YORK - You might very well think that decorum is positively dead on Broadway these days with phones chirping and bleating endlessly during the entire run of the one-man play "Fully Committed."
- Agency to Hawaii residents: Don't hate on tourists Updated: Apr-25-16 4:31 pm
HONOLULU - As a record number of visitors stream into Hawaii, state officials want residents to know: Tourism is your friend.
- Huntington 'slow-food' cafe features locally sourced menu Updated: Apr-24-16 11:24 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - It was one of those moments that spoke volumes.
- No Soup For You: Man upset after restaurant runs out of soup Updated: Apr-23-16 4:41 pm
MANSFIELD, Texas - A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup.
- Broadway at Beach restaurant district to resemble warehouses Updated: Apr-22-16 10:43 am
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - A makeover of the restaurant area at the popular Broadway at the Beach tourist attraction in Myrtle Beach will resemble a warehouse district in a Southern city.
- Ice cream in a former funeral parlor? A taste to die for Updated: Apr-22-16 10:11 am
CHICOPEE, Massachusetts - The owner of a new western Massachusetts ice cream shop says his delicious dishes are "a taste to die for."
- McDonald's quashes all-you-can-eat fries reports Updated: Apr-20-16 1:14 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri - McDonald's Corp. is quashing reports that a coming Missouri restaurant will test all-you-can-eat fries, saying the endless spuds will be available for a limited time only to promote the site's scheduled July grand opening.
- Canapes under the canopy? Paris gentrifies rusty mall Updated: Apr-19-16 5:08 pm
PARIS - Swapping burgers for lobster souffle and rusty welding for a state-of-the-art canopy roof, Paris' mayor this month unveiled a $1 billion revamp of the city's dilapidated main shopping and transport complex, Les Halles.
- Restaurant owner saves historic school for black children Updated: Apr-19-16 6:25 am
BARCO, North Carolina - A Currituck County barbecue restaurant owner has purchased a historic former school for poor black children and announced plans to make it into a museum, country store and meeting place.
- Wessington Springs bar, restaurant reopening after tornado Updated: Apr-16-16 1:01 pm
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, South Dakota - One of Wessington Springs' staples is reopening just a few months short of the two-year mark of the day a tornado ravaged the community.
- Stories from Calle Habana tell of a transforming city Updated: Apr-16-16 10:20 am
HAVANA - In the Old Havana neighborhood Cubans call Angel Hill, a dramatic transformation is underway. Crumbling old buildings are being replaced with expensive, shiny new restaurants and restored buildings for wealthier Cubans and tourists. Here are the stories of five residents of Calle Habana on how the changes are impacting them.
- The Latest: Charlotte mayor says city welcomes all Updated: Apr-14-16 8:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The Latest on a town hall meeting designed to build opposition to North Carolina's new law on transgender rights (all times local):
- Sandia Peak owners eye mountain roller coaster in New Mexico Updated: Apr-14-16 5:55 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Sandia Peak owners want to build a mountain roller coaster to attract tourists to one of Albuquerque's top spots.
- New Indiana group to look at ways to reduce food waste Updated: Apr-12-16 6:18 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A newly formed group has set its sights on reducing food waste in Indiana.
- Iowa coffee shop menu reflects Grassley meeting with Garland Updated: Apr-12-16 6:03 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - A downtown Des Moines coffee shop is changing its menu to commemorate Sen. Charles Grassley's meeting with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
- Help wanted: Seasonal restaurants struggle with visa delays Updated: Apr-11-16 9:22 am
ORLEANS, Massachusetts - Putting in 15-hour days as cook and cleaner is not what Don Berig expected to be doing at this point in his life, but he and his wife, Marylou, are on the front lines at the Lobster Claw until the restaurant's seasonal workforce arrives.
- Restaurant owner admits filing false tax return Updated: Apr-08-16 11:32 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The owner and operator of dozens of pizza restaurant franchises in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana has admitted filing a false federal income tax return.
- Cuba's future economic model in spotlight at party congress Updated: Apr-08-16 12:03 am
HAVANA - Victor Rodriguez imagines a future Cuban economy that will let him import large quantities of thread, export the women's clothing he designs and keep him from worrying about obtuse regulations such as where he can place items on his small retail stand.