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Month: March 2021

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If you’re anything like me, your car’s glove compartment is probably full of extra condiment packets…and if you are, you probably know that those extra hot sauce packets from Taco Bell are like gold. They can pep up everything from homemade tacos to other fast-food joints’ hamburgers. But they’re not literally gold…they are in fact free, but don’t tell the people online that. Apparently, packets of Taco Bell hot sauce are being listed on sites like eBay for huge sums, according to Fox News, with some even being posted for thousands of dollars.

You probably know that there is

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A spicy fried chicken Fuku sandwich, one of the many new items available at Nationals Park for the 2021 season. Photography courtesy of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club

There are a lot of new things happening at Nationals Park for the 2021 baseball season—and we’re not just talking about changes due to Covid restrictions. Even with capacity currently limited to 5,000 fans—a number that’s projected to grow at the 41,000 seat stadium—the Nationals have partnered with an exciting new roster of chefs, restaurants, and purveyors— many of them as local and diverse as the city’s dining scene itself. Joining the

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Stanley Tucci’s not the only one with a popular Italian cooking show, it would seem.

A mafia fugitive has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after inadvertently tipping off police with his culinary hobby.

After seven years on the run, Marc Feren Claude Biart was tracked down through a YouTube cooking channel he started with his wife, Italian police said in a statement.

The alleged gangster’s “love for Italian cuisine” — and tattoo ink — made his arrest possible, police said.

Though he carefully hid his face during the videos, Biart failed to disguise a distinctive giveaway: his body tattoos.

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Los Angeles and Orange County have both been cleared by the state public health apparatus to move into the less restrictive orange tier as soon as tomorrow, reports the LA Times, meaning a jump in indoor dining capacity for restaurants and the long-awaited return of bars that don’t serve food (albeit in an outdoor capacity). This is the first time since the inception of the state’s color-coded, multi-tiered reopening system (dubbed the Blueprint for a Safer Economy) that either county has progressed to the less-severe orange tier.

Both counties are currently in the state’s red tier, meaning limited-capacity

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The Post and Courier Food section since August has been checking in weekly with four downtown Charleston restaurants coping with the coronavirus pandemic and recovering from restrictions designed to contain it. The following three restaurants are still finding their way back to normalcy. For previous installments of the series, as well as more information about the featured restaurants and their chosen strategies for success, click here.



Butcher & Bee: Tipping point

After weeks of infernal vaccination aggravations, last week was “the week where everything seemed to tip in South Carolina,” Butcher & Bee owner Michael Shemtov said. The

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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested last week after he was caught on surveillance video slipping something into a woman’s drink at a bar in Clay County, authorities said.

Robert Welch, 48, of Green Cove Springs, is charged with tampering with a consumer product.

The Boogerville Hideout Bar owners, who are outraged over this, told News4Jax their security camera recorded the incident in an outdoor patio area.

According to detectives, the woman knew Welch and was sharing a table with him. She told detectives she came back to the table after walking her dog and realized her bottle

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