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Yelp: Seattle's best fried chicken

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:44:11 UT

A lot of us think of fried chicken as something from the southern United States, perhaps accompanied by mashed potatoes, cole slaw, collards and/or mac and cheese.

The Latest: France issues list of products with tainted eggs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:20:44 UT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the scandal in Europe over eggs, poultry and egg products contaminated with the pesticide Fipronil (all times local): 6:15 p.m. France's government, facing pressure for more transparency amid Europe's egg scandal, has released a list of products pulled from supermarkets because they were made with pesticide-tainted eggs. The Agriculture Ministry said Thursday it has ordered 17 kinds of Dutch-made packaged waffles withdrawn from sale. They were sold under multiple brands by several supermarket chains. Consumer rights group Foodwatch says the government should have publicized the list earlier and should recall the products, which consumers may unknowingly have at home.

Taco Bell has reinvented the taco shell yet again

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:24:54 UT

Taco Bell -- home of the naked chicken chalupa, Doritos taco shell, double decker taco, waffle taco and biscuit taco -- has reinvented the taco shell once again.

Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:50:05 UT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried pickles, Cheetos tacos, Mac n' Cheetos and even Cheetos cheesecake. "I worked hard to incorporate Cheetos into every dish and not just say, 'Oh here's a dish with a sprinkle of Cheetos on top,'" said spiky-haired celebrity chef Anne Burrell, who was given the task of coming up with the menu for The Spotted Cheetah. "I really tried to think about the flavor of each Cheeto and what would pair really well with it.

The Latest: Israel says delivers food aid to Sierra Leone

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:15:50 UT

Survivors of deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital are vividly describing the disaster as President Ernest Bai Koroma says the nation is in a "state of grief." The Red Cross estimates that 600 people are still missing as the death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital is certain to rise. Workers continue to search for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital is certain to rise as workers search for an untold number of people buried in their homes. Some are digging through the mud and debris with their bare hands in a desperate search for missing relatives.

Teamsters acquitted of threats, extortion of 'Top Chef' crew

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:41:57 UT

BOSTON (AP) — Four Teamsters were acquitted Tuesday of threatening "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and using strong-arm tactics to try to extort jobs from a nonunion company filming the reality TV show in the Boston area. Lakshmi said she was a passenger in a vehicle outside the Steel & Rye restaurant in Milton, just south of Boston, where a group of men had formed a line so vehicles could not move forward. After the verdict was announced, U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock urged the men to pay closer attention to legal and physical boundaries during any future labor actions.

Amazon to sell debt in order to pay for Whole Foods deal

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:34:15 UT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it is selling debt in order to pay for its $13.7 billion deal to buy organic grocer Whole Foods. Inc. did not say how much money it plans to raise when it sells the senior unsecured notes, but credit ratings agency Moody's said Tuesday that the company is raising up to $16 billion. The Seattle company announced plans in June to buy Whole Foods Markets Inc., a takeover that would give the e-commerce giant more than 460 physical stores. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

New 'Ba Bar' location now open in Ravenna

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:10:56 UT

A new bakery, bar and Vietnamese spot has opened its doors in the neighborhood. The new addition to Ravenna, Seattle's third Ba Bar, is located at 2685 NE 46th St.

'The Shop' and 'Derby' make Industrial District debut with cars, comfort food and cocktails

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:50:59 UT

A new car-centric social club and eatery have opened their doors in the neighborhood. Located at 2233 6th Ave S. (between Walker St & Stacy St) in the Industrial District, the fresh addition is called The Shop, and its attached bar and restaurant is Derby.

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom to celebrate local farms, foods

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:06:44 UT

Among the free events are tastings and distillery tours at Caledonia Spirits in Hardwick on Friday, tours on Saturday at Butterworks organic dairy farm in Westfield, Agape Hill Llama Farm in Hardwick and Pete's Greens in Craftsbury, which will also offer local drink tastings and food. Sunday includes an open field day at High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott with workshops, food and kids activities.

'I Heart Sushi' now open in Pioneer Square

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:59:43 UT

A new sushi bar and Asian fusion spot has debuted in the neighborhood. Called I Heart Sushi, the fresh addition is located at 111 Yesler Way. (between James St & S 1st Ave) in Pioneer Square.

New restaurant 'Chinese Takeout' opens in White Center

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:45:25 UT

If you've got Chinese on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know.

The Latest: Report: Egg scandal suspect denies involvement

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:08:48 UT

Dutch media are reporting that a suspect in Europe's contaminated egg scandal is denying involvement and says he tipped off authorities last year about the use of the insecticide Fipronil by two companies believed to be under investigation. Two men arrested on suspicion of involvement in the illegal use of Fipronil to treat lice in laying hens are widely reportedly to be directors of ChickFriend, although Dutch prosecutors haven't released details. The Dutch food safety agency has acknowledged receiving an anonymous tip about the possible use of Fipronil, but said it didn't suggest that the pesticide could have contaminated eggs. Geronimo Branescu, director of the government Veterinary Health and Food Safety Authority, said there was "no suspicion or notification from the EU ... about another lot of eggs tainted" with the pesticide Fipronil. Upper Austria's provincial government says two companies have recalled eggs possibly tainted with Fipronil and food control agents are conducting additional spot checks of eggs for evidence of the insecticide. Anschober says Austria-wide spot checks up until now haven't revealed any traces of the Fipronil in raw eggs destined for grocery store shelves. Denmark's food safety agency says Denmark-based Nordic Egg has imported two tons of scrambled eggs that contained the pesticide Fiprolin. France's agriculture minister says tests on imported eggs contaminated with pesticide show no risk to public health. Travert said test results received overnight from the French food safety agency on affected eggs and egg products showed "the level of contamination does not present a risk for the consumer."

Starbucks 'Pumpkin Spice' season is here already

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:22:42 UT

The Seattle-based coffee giant announced Thursday it would begin selling two new items geared toward fans of its signature fall flavor.

The Latest: Romania seizes eggs imported from Germany

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:34:21 UT

The Veterinary Health Authority said in a statement that authorities discovered 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of eggs before they had reached supermarket shelves. Some eggs were sent back, while others were used in minced meat and luncheon meat. Dutch authorities arrested two men Thursday on suspicion of involvement in the illegal use of the pesticide Fipronil in poultry farms. The agency has issued a list of recalled processed foods including sandwiches and salads in which the eggs were found, but added that many eggs were mixed with other eggs from unaffected farms, so any Fipronil residues would be diluted. Dutch investigators have detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several countries. Though no illnesses have been reported, prosecutors said there is evidence that public health has been threatened by "the delivery or application of the biocide Fipronil in poultry houses in the egg sector." Dutch and Belgian authorities are carrying out raids as part of a criminal investigation into the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms.