Why Rally’s and Checkers Have Different Names

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Photo: The Image Party (Shutterstock) A few weeks back, we heard the alarming news that Panera might be quashing its hometown personality with a cold corporate rebrand. The fast casual chain somewhat confusingly (but also endearingly) operates as St. Louis Bread Co. within the city of St. Louis, Missouri, where […]

War leaves Ukraine farming village queueing for food

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Ukraine’s farmland is famed for its rich black soil and considered a breadbasket for the world, but on Thursday, after months of war, residents of a frontline farming village were queueing for food. The Russian invasion force that crossed the border on February 24 did not quite reach little Lebyazhe, […]

Fall menu items around Maine

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With the first official day of fall upon us, now is the perfect time to check out menus in your area featuring an assortment of fall-flavored goodness. MAINE, USA — As the leaves begin to change already and pumpkins, scarecrows, apples, and more decorate the shelves in stores, coffee shops […]

an easy ordering and how-to-eat guide

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Curious what to order at a Japanese restaurant? A chef and restaurant owner explains the menu. (Photos: Katsuya; designed by Quinn Lemmers) Japanese restaurants are among my favorite dining experiences. I love sushi and sashimi, cocktails and yakitori. But those who are new to the cuisine may not have a […]