Food and drink

A journalist photographs damage left in the wake of Hurricane Laura, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Holly Beach, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 27, 2020 - 4:01 pm
HOLLY BEACH, La. (AP) — The laidback stretch of coast known as Louisiana's “Cajun Riviera” is nothing like its French namesake: Beachgoers are more likely to drink Bud Light than fine wine, and mobile homes and stilted houses take the place of luxury villas. Hurricane Laura laid waste to the place...
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A drinks-to-go table is set up outside the Old Crow bar on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Some states and cities in the U.S. are allowing cocktails to-go due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 24, 2020 - 1:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus is shaking up America's liquor laws. At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic. Only two — Florida and Mississippi — allowed them on a limited basis before coronavirus struck, according to the...
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August 20, 2020 - 10:31 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For five months, no rum has flowed for visitors at Jaime Windon's distillery in Maryland, drying up a crucial part of her revenue stream. Windon's tasting room remains shuttered by the coronavirus, another victim of the pandemic's devastating impact on the world economy. Like...
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Customers lineup to enter an hyper store in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. South Africa, which had one of the world's strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns for five months, relaxed its restrictions Tuesday to permit the sales of alcohol and cigarettes and other returns to more ordinary life in response to decreasing new cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 18, 2020 - 5:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, which had one of the world's strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns for five months, relaxed its restrictions Tuesday to permit the sales of alcohol and cigarettes and other returns to more ordinary life in response to decreasing new cases and hospitalizations for...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, One-stop operator Vickie Gregorio with the Heartland Workforce Solutions talks to a jobseeker outside the workforce office in Omaha, Neb., as others seeking employment wait behind her. President Donald Trump’s plan to offer a stripped-down boost in unemployment benefits to millions of Americans amid the coronavirus outbreak has thus far found little traction among the states, which would be required to pick up a quarter of the cost to deliver the maximum benefit. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 17, 2020 - 4:51 pm
President Donald Trump’s plan to offer a stripped-down boost in unemployment benefits to millions of Americans amid the coronavirus outbreak has found little traction among the states, which would have to pay a quarter of the cost to deliver the maximum benefit. An Associated Press survey finds...
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A man stocks shelves with bottles of wine at a Johannesburg liquor store in Johannesburg Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, as the country will lift its coronavirus-linked ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco products on Tuesday. The purchase of alcohol and cigarettes was banned when the country went into a strict nationwide lockdown on 27 March to stem the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
August 17, 2020 - 7:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, which imposed one of the world's strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns five months ago, will significantly relax its restrictions Tuesday, including allowing the sales of liquor and cigarettes, as it appears the country has weathered its first peak of COVID-19 cases...
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This Aug. 13, 2020 photo shows the skyline of downtown Milwaukee, the location of a scaled down Democratic National Convention. About 50,000 visitors were expect to inject about $250 million into the economy of the key presidential battleground state. But now, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the convention is nearly entirely online, with all of the major speakers, including presumptive nominee Joe Biden, skipping the trip to Milwaukee. It would have been the first time Milwaukee, a city of 1.6 million, hosted a presidential nominating convention. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
August 16, 2020 - 10:12 pm
Downtown Milwaukee restaurant owner Omar Shaikh envisioned overflowing crowds, packed dining rooms and a big payday when the Democratic National Convention came to town. Shaikh, chairman of the VISIT Milwaukee board, also saw the international attention hosting a convention would bring as a chance...
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FILE- In this May 6, 2014 taken photo a man holds a bottle of "gypsy sauce" from the manufacturer Knorr in his hand in Berlin, Germany. One of Germany's best-known food brands has renamed a popular spicy dressing because of the racist connotations of the name. Knorr will change the name of its “Zigeuersauce,” or "gypsy sauce" to Paprika Sauce Hungarian Style," German weekly Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday. (Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 1:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's best-known food companies said it will rename a popular spicy dressing because of the racist connotations of its name. Food company Knorr will change the name of its “Zigeunersauce,” or "gypsy sauce" to "Paprika Sauce Hungarian Style," the German weekly Bild am...
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Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House's coronavirus task force, meets with local media Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., to talk about ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the area. (Chris Ochsner/The Kansas City Star via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 7:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 279 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus, it’s highest daily jump since early March, as fears grow about a massive outbreak in the greater capital region. The figures released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sunday brought...
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A customer picks up his order from a locker while others place their orders via touchscreen at a MUY restaurant, a Colombian fast food chain that is planning to turn its branches into automated restaurants, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. The chain has opened its first “contactless store” in a commercial district of Bogota, where many restaurants have been forced to shut down because of a ban on sit-down dining. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
August 14, 2020 - 1:22 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian fast food chain is planning to turn its branches into automated restaurants at a moment when the coronavirus pandemic has slammed the food service industry worldwide. MUY has more than 30 restaurants in Bogota, and four in Mexico City. Earlier this month, it...
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