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Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing millions of dollars in restaurant aid and new programs to help street vendors and other struggling chefs and restaurateurs to avert fees, red tape and other logistical hurdles in the wake of COVID-19.

In a State of the City address on Monday evening, Los Angeles’ mayor proposed $75 million for vaccine and PPE delivery; $151 million to programs that advance racial justice and economic equality; nearly $1 billion to address homelessness; and a $25 million “comeback check” program to help restaurants and other small businesses pay off debt and reopen, among other initiatives.

If approved,

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If you like your breakfast sweet, colorful, and with a touch of glitter, Kellogg’s has a new cereal for you. In celebration of Pride Month, the company is launching a berry-flavored cereal with GLAAD to support the organization’s efforts to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community.

Kellogg Company

Hitting shelves in mid-May ahead of Pride Month in June, the cereal—called Together with Pride—is made of rainbow, heart-shaped pieces. It tastes like berries and is appropriately covered in edible glitter. It almost looks like Fruit Loops but with a fun twist. It comes in a purple box featuring other Kellogg’s cereal

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ASHEVILLE – While brewery tours abound, there hasn’t been much in the way of wine tours in Asheville. Now, two local women have decided to change that.

New wine tours for WNC

Kelly Denson of All American Food Fights and Kasey Hotchkiss of Asheville Detours have launched Blue Ridge Wine Tours, which explores the growing world of Western North Carolina wine. 

Tour groups will meet local winemakers, explore vineyards with mountain views and, of course, drink locally made wines.

Hendersonville’s main tourism department says its wine region, known as the Crest of the Blue Ridge, was named an American

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Scientists from India and Russia have created edible food wrap for packaging produce, bakery, poultry, meat, and seafood.

Micheile Henderson

Designed to replace one of the most un-recycled materials on the planet, the wrap consists of natural ingredients that are safe for the environment and humans.

The research, which was published in the Journal of Food Engineering, describes three types of food films based on the well-known naturally occurring seaweed biopolymer sodium alginate—a compound found within the cell walls of brown algae.

“Its molecules have film-forming properties,” said Rammohan Aluru, senior researcher at the organic synthesis laboratory at Ural Federal

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We’re all eating a little differently these days: Cooking at home more. Ordering takeout. Dining on patios. Whatever your comfort level, here’s what’s been going on in Boston’s restaurant world recently, plus a few ways to enjoy some of our region’s best restaurants and bars from both the comfort of your own home and out in the world.

Here’s what you may have missed this week:

Gourmet Kreyòl food truck
Gourmet Kreyòl food truck. —BeYou Photos

There’s a new food truck in the works: Haitian food truck Gourmet Kreyòl gets ready to hit the streets.

Top Shelf Cookies will open in Dorchester soon

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Is Hiring

The Arizona Renaissance Festival may not be happening this year, but at least we have Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. The themed chain restaurant and showroom is hiring for more than 35 positions at its location at 9051 East Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. Open positions include bartenders, servers, kitchen staff, guest

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