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3 Women Charged in NYC Restaurant Melee Over COVID

Carmine's says there's no proof its hostess used a racial slur

(Newser) - Update: Three woman who were recorded allegedly attacking a NYC restaurant hostess in a September dust-up over proof of vaccination were arraigned Tuesday on charges of third-degree assault, attempted assault, and harassment. The New York Post reports Sally Rechelle Lewis, 49; Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, 44; Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, 21, could...

The $72 Fried Rice Was a Joke. People Couldn't Get Enough

'Over-the-top' dish at Vietnamese restaurant was only supposed to last 2 weeks. Everyone wanted it.

(Newser) - Late last year, in the midst of the pandemic, the chef at a new Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco cooked up a special meal to cheer up demoralized staff: #1 Dac Biet Fried Rice, or crab fried rice with "the works." The offering at Lily ended up becoming...

Restaurant Takes Day Off After Customers Make Staff Cry
Restaurant Takes Day Off After
Customers Make Staff Cry
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Restaurant Takes Day Off After Customers Make Staff Cry

One patron told a server, 'I hope you get hit by a car'

(Newser) - It’s not news that people sometimes aren’t at their best at a restaurant. But telling a server you hope they get hit by a car is a special level of unkind. That sort of behavior—things that made the staff cry—is why a Massachusetts restaurant shut down...

Taiwan Asks People to Stop Changing Names to 'Salmon'

Dozens of people have altered their monikers to take advantage of restaurant's sushi promotion

(Newser) - A restaurant chain promotion has led to what local media is calling "salmon chaos" in Taiwan, where people are now changing their names to get free or discounted sushi. The Central News Agency reports that the two-day offering from Sushiro entitles anyone whose name includes the Chinese characters for...

Eatery Sorry for 'Discreet' Dinner Invite Amid Dining Ban

La Scala in Beverly Hills says it never intended to violate rules

(Newser) - A celebrity hangout in Beverly Hills is apologizing after inviting customers to an "inside" dinner party on New Year's Eve. The invitation from Italian restaurant La Scala, dropped into customers' takeout bags, teased a "discreet" speak-easy-themed soiree. "We are considering taking reservations for New Year's...

Customer's Tip Brightens Holidays for 28 Eatery Workers
He Came In, Ate,
and Left. His Tip Sent
Workers Into Shock
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He Came In, Ate, and Left. His Tip Sent Workers Into Shock

Thanks to generous $5.6K gift to Toledo eatery, 28 employees each have an extra $200 in hand

(Newser) - As it's been for many business owners during the pandemic, 2020 has been a tough year for Moussa Salloukh, the chef and owner of Souk Mediterranean Kitchen in Toledo, Ohio. He tells CNN that the restaurant, which he opened in October 2019, "was a tribute to my mother,...

Maskless Conga Line at Party Puts GOP Club on the Defense

'There's no pandemic clause in the Constitution,' the Whitestone Republican Club posted

(Newser) - Maskless holiday parties with exuberant conga lines aren't exactly de rigueur this year, but that doesn't mean there haven't been any. Per the New York Times , journalist Matt Binder posted a video online Monday that showed members of the Whitestone Republican Club—including club President Vickie Paladino,...

Turns Out There Was a 2nd Ill-Advised Napa Valley Dinner

London Breed dined at French Laundry the night after Gavin Newsom

(Newser) - Gov. Gavin Newsom caught flak for dining at the esteemed French Laundry in November. He wasn't the only high-profile California Democrat to make that choice last month. The Chronicle reports San Francisco Mayor London Breed ate at the three-star Michelin restaurant in Yountville the night after Newsom did as...

Cops: Restaurant Owner Went to Extremes to Violate Lockdown

Owner of Adamson Barbecue in Toronto facing 13 charges

(Newser) - With COVID-19 cases spiking, Canada's largest city entered a four-week lockdown on Monday. Among other restrictions, Toronto restaurants are prohibited from offering indoor dining—a rule police say Adam Skelly willfully violated. The owner of Adamson Barbecue in the suburb of Etobicoke is facing 13 charges for continuing to...

He Ordered One Beer, Left Massive Tip

Good Samaritan leaves $3K at jazz club that's closing till the spring due to COVID

(Newser) - A man wandered into Cleveland's Nighttown jazz club over the weekend and ordered just one beer—a purchase that WKYC notes would usually warrant a buck or two for a tip. This customer left a whole lot more, though: $3,000, and it was no drunken mistake. In a...

In a Dine-and-Dash, the 'Dash' Is Very Important

Cops says woman tried to escape in restaurant ceiling, fell to ground in front of officers

(Newser) - Police in British Columbia say they ended up making a surprisingly easy capture in a dine-and-dash incident. When officers from the Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to a local restaurant, a manager told them a customer had climbed into the ceiling in the bathroom and was attempting to escape...

ATM Blows Up in Restaurant
ATM Blows Up in Restaurant

ATM Blows Up in Restaurant

The Golden Chinese/American takeout restaurant gets an unwelcome surprise

(Newser) - Three men blew up an ATM in a Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia while the establishment was still open but were unable to get any cash, the AP reports. The men entered the Golden Chinese/American takeout restaurant in northwest Philadelphia shortly after 9pm Friday and ordered food, police said. They...

Chuck E. Cheese Seeks to Shred 7B Prize Tickets
Chuck E. Cheese
Wants to Shred
7B Prize Tickets
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Chuck E. Cheese Wants to Shred 7B Prize Tickets

Company asks for permission to destroy cache

(Newser) - Somewhere out there, there is a stash of Chuck E. Cheese prize tickets big enough to give one to everybody on the planet—and the company wants to have it destroyed. The children's restaurant chain, which applied for bankruptcy protection in June, has asked a bankruptcy court for permission...

Trump Funeral Guest Hit Restaurant Worker: Report

Seems it all went down at a Fig & Olive restaurant

(Newser) - Looks like someone in Robert Trump's funeral party got upset Friday night and punched a restaurant worker in the nose, Fox 5 DC reports. NBC News correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted that he confirmed the assault at a Fig & Olive restaurant in DC: The unnamed mourner "blindsided one...

'Call Trump': White Supremacist Loses It in Restaurant

Nicholas Arnold Schock assaults woman in Florida

(Newser) - Nothing like a little fine dining—especially when a self-proclaimed white supremacist explodes in a rage and hits a female staffer in the face. That's what happened at a restaurant in Nokomis, Florida, where a man identified as Nicholas Arnold Schock was caught on video going berserk, TMZ reports....

Incredibly Cold Murder Case Spawns 2 Arrests

Theodore 'Teddy' Edwards was gunned down in 1993 in a Connecticut restaurant

(Newser) - Connecticut police have arrested two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a 77-year-old restaurant custodian whose killing had gone unsolved for 27 years, the AP reports. Bridgeport police said Danarius Dukes was apprehended Thursday in Stamford, and authorities announced Friday that Breeze Brown, also known as Eric Brown,...

McDonald's Reacts to the Latest Coronavirus Surge

The chain won't be adding dine-in service for at least 3 weeks

(Newser) - McDonald's is hitting the brakes on its US reopening plans as the coronavirus surges across the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. The megachain issued a statement Wednesday saying restaurants won't be told to add dine-in service for the next three weeks. Takeout, delivery, and drive-thru service, however,...

Zuckerberg's Favorite Eateries Just Got $100K Each

Zuckerberg, Chan want to help them through pandemic

(Newser) - The owner of Dohatsuten, a Japanese restaurant in Palo Alto, Calif., says she thought she was being scammed when she received an email saying Facebook's founder was giving her business $100,000. When the money arrived in her bank account, Seiko Alba found out it was for real. Mark...

Red Lobster Mother's Day Brawl Goes Viral

Angry customer tried to force her way inside

(Newser) - Tempers boiled over and a customer saw red outside a Red Lobster in Pennsylvania on Mother's Day. In video that has now gone viral, workers at the East York restaurant push a shouting customer, apparently frustrated at long wait times, out of the restaurant. The woman, who identifies herself...

Consequences for Eatery That Welcomed Mother's Day Crowds

Colorado restaurant ordered to shut down

(Newser) - The Colorado restaurant that flouted the state's order and opened its doors for dine-in service amid the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in crowds of diners on Mother's Day , has been shut down. Gov. Jared Polis on Monday ordered C&C Breakfast and Korean Kitchen in Castle Rock to close,...

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