Dining

Associated Press New Orleans reporter Kevin McGill, who both reported on and lived through Hurricane Katrina nearly ten years ago, poses outside the Live Oak Cafe in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Ten years ago next Monday, the storm was two days’ past. Whole neighborhoods had all but disappeared under water that was still flowing in through failed levees. Thousands were stranded. No power. No running water. Food and drink in short supply.


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FILE- In this July 16, 2015, file photo, a woman walks out of a Starbucks Coffee with a beverage in hand in New York. Starbucks and Panera are each hyping reformulated versions of their pumpkin spice lattes in a fight to win over fans of the drink in coming weeks. Starbucks Corp. said Monday, Aug. 17, its version of the concoction this year will be made with real pumpkin, and without caramel coloring. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has called the pumpkin spice latte the company’s “most popular seasonal beverage ever.” In late 2013, he said sales of the drink were as strong as ever “despite the proliferation of knockoffs and copycats.” The company even has a Twitter account set up for the drink, which has more than 82,000 followers.


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AP-US-Minimum-Wage/955 Eds: Links video and additional photos. Minor edits. With AP Photos. AP Video. Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don’t have to tip at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute […]


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Different flavors of Korean Kimchi are displayed in a cooler at the Super H Mart Asian grocery in Fairfax, Va., Monday, July 20, 2015. Classic Korean food items are showing up with more frequency on American menus and grocery shelves.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

“I wanted to deliver the flavors in a non-exotic way,” says Kim, who was born in Korea and moved to the U.S. when he was 10. “This was the way to get the non-Korean eaters in to try these flavors. That was my one and only chance to win them over.”


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Freddy's Cuisine caters to customers at Civic Center Eats on July 14, 2015 in Denver. (Photo by Trevor L Davis/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | City officials are preparing to make food trucks a legally permanent fixture in Aurora one year after city council approved a pilot program for mobile eateries to roam city streets. The city’s planning and economic development committee on June 8 approved a proposal to nix the temporary status attached to a program that […]


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