United States Travel & Recreation
Sysco Corp. acquires Doerle Food Services
Carnival Looking Into Outbreak Of Cruise Ship Brawls
8 Minute Meals: zero-waste salad
5 of 2018’s trendiest summer vacation destinations
KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product
Steal These Genius Budget Travel Hacks From Redditors
Is organic food really worth it?
Sure the smell is seductive, but here’s how 10 rotisserie chickens in the Boston area taste
2018-02-20 06:01:48 The price tag on a rotisserie chicken is often so reasonable that if you do the math, you can’t buy and cook a bird for less. Right now in the Boston area, walk into any supermarket and the first thing you smell is a chicken cooking — usually in the back of the store to get you way inside so you pop other things into the cart   Read More ...
Dark milk chocolate blends the best of both worlds
2018-02-20 06:01:29 The eternal question: dark or milk chocolate? It’s a matter of taste. Although dark chocolate, with its pleasing bitter flavor and touted health benefits, often overshadows its sweeter, milky counterpart. But another category is gaining ground — dark milk. It’s a marriage of the two — milk chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa. Dark chocolate’s bitterness and intensity is combined with milk chocolate’s sweet, caramel, creamy richness   Read More ...
The Best Bites From This Weekend's Sold-Out Brunch Fest, the Morning After
2018-02-20 05:38:38 Doughnuts, chicken and waffles, French toast, mimosas, biscuits and gravy, bloody marys — if you made it to Saturday's sold-out brunch festival the Morning After, you, too, likely ate your bodyweight in breakfast foods from some of the city's best brunch institutions. Fest-goers got to vote for their favorite brunch dish of the day, and this year, Cook Hall took the prize with their juicy, indulgent shrimp and grits   Read More ...
Another Fayette Mall staple is gone; fifth restaurant to close in a year
2018-02-20 04:23:17 Another decade-old Fayette Mall restaurant is gone: TGI Fridays at Fayette Plaza has closed. Sarah Enlow, spokeswoman for Fayette Mall, confirmed that TGI Fridays closed last weekend. The restaurant opened in Fayette Plaza on Feb. 15, 2007. The restaurant’s Facebook page says it’s permanently closed. The Tgifridays.com website also lists the site as closed. The home page lists the Hamburg location at 1916 Pavilion Way as still open   Read More ...
Montana outfitter to plead guilty in illegal mountain lion hunt case
2018-02-20 04:18:23 In the most recent case of poaching in the Great Falls area, three deer were shot and killed and left northwest of town. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks turns to the public for help in cases like this. Wochit. Buy Photo. A big game outfitter reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors regarding illegal mountain lion hunting practices uncovered by authorities in 2013   Read More ...
The 10 Most Instagram-Worthy Desserts You Can Get at Universal Orlando
2018-02-20 04:15:47 WATURI FUSION ICE CREAM. What It Is: A stunning swirl of tropical soft-serve flavors including banana, blue raspberry, orange and strawberry. Where to Get It: Volcano Bay waterpark (at the ice cream shop to the left of the entrance) OVER-THE-TOP MILKSHAKES. What It Is: You can get just about any type of milkshake your sweet tooth desires at Universal's Willy Wonka-esque chocolate shop and restaurant, and now they have three new additions to the menu: Funfetti, Cookies in a Jar, and Peanut Butter and Jelly   Read More ...
Missing Girl, 11, Found at Hotel With Alleged Abductor, 24, Who Met Her Online Playing Minecraft
2018-02-20 04:15:38 A 24-year-old Illinois man has been arrested after police say he was found in a Georgia hotel room with an 11-year-old Florida girl that he met while playing an online computer game. John Peter Byrns, 24, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., was arrested after authorities tracked the missing girl’s cellphone and discovered her with him at a Holiday Inn Express in Macon, Georgia   Read More ...
Red Velvet Cake
2018-02-20 04:13:52 For the cake: Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray; dust with flour, and tap out the excess. Whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Stir together the hot water and cocoa powder in a small bowl until smooth; let cool slightly   Read More ...
Recipe: Winter fish stew warms the soul with chorizo, white beans, and garlic toasts
2018-02-20 01:00:46 This stew draws inspiration from Spanish and Portuguese traditions, where pork, seafood, and potatoes or beans play important roles. In this pot, beans and dried Spanish chorizo in a rich tomato broth with smoky flavors give the stew some heft. It is easy to assemble and even easier to cook. Saute the fennel and chorizo first, make a sauce with canned tomatoes and chicken stock, and simmer canned beans   Read More ...
Sysco Corp. acquires Doerle Food Services
2018-02-20 00:06:29 Sysco Corp. has acquired Doerle Food Services, a Louisiana-based food distributor with approximately $250 million in annual sales. The Houston-based food supplier said it acquired the broadline distributor, which serves customers with a wide array of food products, to broaden Sysco's footprint supplying food to restaurants, hospitals, schools and lodging around the world. "As part of our strategic mergers and acquisitions plan, Sysco is focused on finding attractive growth opportunities which complement or expand the footprint of our core business," president and CEO Tom Bené said in a statement   Read More ...
A pilot program allows Walt Disney World resort guests to check in with Fido
2018-02-19 23:47:07 At sunset on a warm January evening, I walked my dog along the edge of a man-made lake at Walt Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort. She sniffed the grass and marked her territory while I kept my eye out for alligators and staffers’ ubiquitous golf carts hauling guests’ luggage to and from their rooms. Six months ago, this would have been impossible   Read More ...
Hotel CEOs talk security, technology and room service
2018-02-19 22:00:08 2017 posed new and old challenges for the hotel industry. Issues of security emerged after a gunman opened fire on a crowd in Las Vegas from his hotel room. The number of international tourists to the U.S. dropped. Disrupters such as Airbnb and HomeAway continued to provide competition. And many travelers continue to turn to online travel agencies such as Expedia and Booking   Read More ...
Carnival Looking Into Outbreak Of Cruise Ship Brawls
2018-02-19 20:11:27 Days of fighting, throwing glasses and bloodshed between passengers marred the vacation hopes of those on one Carnival Cruise Line, prompting the ship's owner to investigate the brawls and review how their security personnel responded. CBS2's Alex Denis reports.   Read More ...
Teen use of e-cigarettes surges in North Dakota
2018-02-19 20:10:29 MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A survey of North Dakota high school students shows the use of electronic cigarettes is surging among young people. The Youth Tobacco Survey shows the number of teens using e-cigarettes at least once in the past 30 days increased from 1.6 percent in 2011 to about 19 percent last year. The number of young people who've tried vaping increased from 4   Read More ...
Reports: Flight forced to land after man refuses to stop passing gas, fight breaks out
2018-02-19 19:43:36 According to reports, an airline had to make an emergency landing after a fight broke out onboard over a passenger who allegedly wouldn't stop passing gas. It has been reported that two passengers on the Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol asked the man who was passing gas to stop, and he refused. Allegedly, the flight crew did not help the passengers after they complained and it led to a fight between the men   Read More ...
Aww! Maine ranger cuddles bear cub in viral photo
2018-02-19 19:05:13 CARTHAGE, Maine — A Maine forest ranger's photo with a tiny bear is making people across the world go, "Aww!" Ranger Erik Ahlquist first visited the black bear den in Carthage last fall while on a timber inspection, wardens said. Friday, he returned with biologists and took a photo with the baby bear. In another photo, it appears mama bear is enjoying her winter-long slumber   Read More ...
Nuevo este verano: Toy Story Land en Disney Hollywood Studios, Pixar Pier en California Adventure Park
2018-02-19 18:15:19 Disney's Hollywood Studios is set to open Toy Story Land on June 30 at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Pixar Pier will make its debut June 23 at California Adventure Park, a redo of Paradise Pier, at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Characters from the 1995 movie "Toy Story" — Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang — will appear in a newly created larger-than-life land that resembles Andy's backyard   Read More ...
8 Minute Meals: zero-waste salad
2018-02-19 18:09:29 (WTNH) — Zero-Waste Vegan Chef Max La Manna puts a salad together that puts the odds and ends in your refrigerator to good use. Max La Manna says many people throw away food too soon. Most of the time, it’s because people are worried it has gone bad, and are not sure what to make with it. Max explains that life of certain foods can go slightly beyond their expiration date   Read More ...
5 of 2018’s trendiest summer vacation destinations
2018-02-19 17:49:41 It may still be winter, but if you want the best deals, now is the time to begin planning for your summer getaway. Whether you’re aiming to hit the beach, visit a new fast-paced city or enjoy the simple life in the country, it’s never too early to start organizing your itinerary. Fortunately, with all the great travel sites and travel deals, solidifying your plans only takes a few clicks on the keyboard   Read More ...
Ray's BBQ Shack expands tradition of East Texas-style barbecue
2018-02-19 17:47:47 Houston has seen a boom in barbecue-joint openings in the past few years. Most new places feature Central Texas-style barbecue that originated in the historical meat markets around Austin and emphasize beef dishes such as brisket served on butcher paper without utensils or sauce. Killen's Barbecue, Pinkerton's Barbecue and The Pit Room are a few examples. For many Houstonians who have only recently discovered (or rediscovered) a love of smoked meats, this is the only barbecue style they know   Read More ...
Carnival to review security response to brawls on Australia-based ship
2018-02-19 17:01:05 Carnival has launched an investigation into a wild brawl off the Australian coast, that saw 23 passengers kicked off a cruise. Some on board accuse security of being heavy handed. Joel Labi reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook. Cruise giant Carnival is promising an investigation into its handling of a series of brawls that broke out last week on a ship based in Australia   Read More ...
Xochi named No. 1 restaurant in Texas
2018-02-19 16:44:46 Houston has the best restaurant in the state. So says Texas Monthly which on Monday announced that Xochi – chef Hugo Ortega's and restaurateur Tracy Vaught's valentine to Oaxaca – was the No. 1 restaurant on its annual roundup of the 10 best new restaurants in Texas. The recognition comes only a week after Ortega and Vaught found themselves once again on the semifinals list for the prestigious James Beard Awards: Xochi was listed as a semifinalist for Best New Restaurant; Vaught was tapped once again as a semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur; and Vaught and Ortega's iconic Hugo's was nominated for Outstanding Service   Read More ...
Steal these genius budget travel hacks from Redditors
2018-02-19 16:42:42 Nothing breeds ingenuity like a tight budget. The people of Reddit recently convened to discuss the “silliest” thing they’ve ever done to avoid paying money while traveling. While the comments varied in terms of silliness, the forum is full of inventive tricks for any budget traveler. While your willingness to sacrifice comfort or service to save may vary, these are worth considering   Read More ...
KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product
2018-02-19 16:34:14 "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" If you're going to a KFC – whether it's in the U   Read More ...
KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product
2018-02-19 16:11:40 "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" If you're going to a KFC – whether it's in the U   Read More ...
Steal These Genius Budget Travel Hacks From Redditors
2018-02-19 16:06:41 Nothing breeds ingenuity like a tight budget. The people of Reddit recently convened to discuss the “silliest” thing they’ve ever done to avoid paying money while traveling. While the comments varied in terms of silliness, the forum is full of inventive tricks for any budget traveler. While your willingness to sacrifice comfort or service to save may vary, these are worth considering   Read More ...
KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product
2018-02-19 16:05:31 "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" If you're going to a KFC – whether it's in the U   Read More ...
Aww! Maine ranger cuddles bear cub in viral photo
2018-02-19 16:05:27 Ranger first visited bear den in Carthage last fall. . Aww! Maine ranger cuddles bear cub in viral photo Ranger first visited bear den in Carthage last fall CARTHAGE, Maine — A Maine forest ranger's photo with a tiny bear is making people across the world go, "Aww!" Ranger Erik Ahlquist first visited the black bear den in Carthage last fall while on a timber inspection, wardens said   Read More ...
KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product
2018-02-19 16:03:02 "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" If you're going to a KFC – whether it's in the U   Read More ...
KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product
2018-02-19 16:01:43 "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" If you're going to a KFC – whether it's in the U   Read More ...
KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product
2018-02-19 15:48:07 "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" If you're going to a KFC – whether it's in the U   Read More ...
KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product
2018-02-19 15:44:19 "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" KFC restaurants in the UK are running out of their most important product "The chicken cross the road, just not to our restaurants" If you're going to a KFC – whether it's in the U   Read More ...
Is organic food really worth it?
2018-02-19 15:18:17 Organic food is a rapidly growing industry, and with Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, the cost of buying organic is less of an excuse. What constitutes are organic food? Organic is defined by food or ingredients grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Everyone is fixated on the cost of organic food, so I want to bring to attention the strange times we are living in where we have to pay extra to get less chemicals and poison   Read More ...
Summer openings: Toy Story Land at Disney Hollywood Studios, Pixar Pier at California Adventure Park
2018-02-19 15:17:13 Disney's Hollywood Studios is set to open Toy Story Land on June 30 at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Pixar Pier will make its debut June 23 at California Adventure Park, a redo of Paradise Pier, at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Characters from the 1995 movie "Toy Story" — Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang — will appear in a newly created larger-than-life land that resembles Andy's backyard   Read More ...
Food pros teach you the secret to great tacos on culinary cruise to Mexico
2018-02-19 15:15:32 Spice up your life this spring on a West Coast culinary cruise with Princess Cruises that will feature Bill Esparza, James Beard award winner and food journalist. The four-day voyage, which will depart Los Angeles on March 22, will also include chefs Sabina Bandera and Carlos Salgado, recently nominated for best chef in the West with the James Beard Foundation Awards   Read More ...
Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival kicks off Monday
2018-02-19 15:05:25 HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The 11th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival kicks off Monday, Feb. 19. The festival is a family-friendly, week-long culinary and cultural tourism event. The event features top chefs, mixologists, local seafood, artisans, live music and wildlife. The festival run Monday, Feb. 19-25. For additional information including a full schedule of events, click here. Copyright 2018 WTOC   Read More ...
New York's Stewart International Airport gets OK for expansion, name change
2018-02-19 15:00:43 Under his $27 million proposal, Stewart International Airport would add a permanent federal inspection station, upgrade its airport express system and undergo a name change. Video by Jack Howland/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit. NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. -- The Stewart International Airport, a secondary airport about 70 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, will soon undergo a transformation. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized a name change and $30 million expansion to the airport on Thursday   Read More ...
Quinoa makes for an easy meal that's heart healthy too
2018-02-19 15:00:27 Catherine Arnold, known as the Mindful Dietician, offers the following simple tips to help improve your family’s diet and eating habits: increase your fiber, be smart about fats, and add some high fiber meals into your weekly dinner cycle. Click here to visit Arnold's website. Choose foods with more fiber: What is dietary fiber? -The part of plant foods that your body cannot digest   Read More ...
Woman seen berating flight attendant on viral video now placed o - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 14:49:11 (CBS News) - A New York woman seen berating a flight attendant on a viral video is on forced leave from her job. Nearly two million people watched a recording of a woman boarding a Delta Air Lines flight caught not only threatening a flight attendant's job, but also saying she worked for New York Governor Cuomo. But after the video was posted online, her own job may be in jeopardy, reports correspondent Kris Van Cleave   Read More ...
Next for Dream: Boutique Hotels in Belize and Tulum
2018-02-19 14:12:30 Q&A. Next for Dream: Boutique Hotels in Belize and Tulum Jay Stein explains why the hotel group known for luxury properties in places like New York is expanding to smaller cities in the United States and beyond. The luxury hotel market, once concentrated in only the largest cities, has surged over the last decade. Jay Stein, the chief executive at the Dream Hotel Group, has taken advantage of the demand, shining a light on a company that helped cultivate one of the most popular trends in modern upscale lodging   Read More ...