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Scott Van Duzer, Obama Bear-Hugger, Doesn't Regret Anything (VIDEO)

Nate C. Hindman | September 15, 2012 | Small Business
Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza, spoke to HuffPost Live on Friday about the backlash that's come from bear-hugging Obama earlier this month. Despite attempts by critics toslander his Fort Pierce, Fla., pizza parlor on Yelp and disrupt the business with fake food...

Kelly Calandro Claims Yelp Deleted Her Restaurant's Positive Reviews After She Refused To Buy Ads

Nate C. Hindman | September 14, 2012 | Small Business
A Connecticut restaurant owner is claiming that Yelp deleted positive posts about her eatery after she refused to purchase advertising from the consumer reviews website. Kelly Calandro, co-owner of Verace restaurant in Shelton, Conn., said positive reviews about the business started disappearing shortly after she...

Mexican Mango Imports Detained By FDA After 15-State Salmonella Outbreak

Carey Polis | November 14, 2012 | Food
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is detaining mango imports from a Mexican packing house after the company's mangoes were linked to salmonella illnesses in 15 states. The FDA announced the import alert Friday against Agricola Daniella, a mango supplier with multiple plantations and a single packing house located...

WATCH: I Have To Ask: What Is The Craziest Thing You've Ever Eaten?

Gabrielle Linzer | October 9, 2012 | MarloThomas
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Padma Laskhmi Reveals True Feelings For White Wine Spritzers In 'Esquire' Interview

Rebecca Orchant | September 14, 2012 | Food
Padma Lakshmi DOES NOT like white wine spritzers. Eater point us to a recent wine interview with Esquire Magazine, she called the fizzy concoction "a real pussy drink." Esquire's Matt Goulet sat down with the Top Chef host and cookbook author recently, to talk...

The Best Way To Sell Bananas, Ever

Carey Polis | September 15, 2012 | Food
This might have us even more amused than a rollerskating turtle stealing lettuce: On one hand, there's some obvious sexual innuendo going on, but that's just an additional layer on top of a clearly misplaced Halloween sign. Obviously we ended up Googling "bananas Halloween," which showed us that there is such a thing as a sexy banana Halloween costume. So much sighing all around. [College Humor via

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah With.. Bears? (PHOTOS)

Josh Fleet | September 14, 2012 | Religion
We're all for inclusivity at HuffPost Religion, but this takes pluralism to a whole new level. While liveblogging our way toward Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown on Sunday, we stumbled upon perhaps the strangest Jewish New Year observance this side of Uman, Ukraine. Bears at...

Illinois Homebrew Bill Drafted To Loosen Restrictions On Independent Beer Production

Lizzie Schiffman | September 14, 2012 | Chicago
Illinois has uniquely strict laws concerning home-brewing beer and other alcoholic beverages. As the trend has taken off in recent years, brewing enthusiasts are pressuring legislators to loosen the state's regulatory grip. Current Illinois statute allows privately-brewed beer, wine, cider or spirits to be consumed only...

Nicole Mournian, Gjelina Baker, Shares Award-Winning Pie Recipe (PHOTOS)

Anna Almendrala | September 16, 2012 | Los Angeles
Should KCRW's annual Good Food Pie Contest include a category for professional bakers? Nicole Mournian, the general manager and baker at Gjelina Takeaway in Venice, Calif. thinks so. Mournian dominated KCRW's fourth annual pie contest last Saturday, taking first place for both the fruit and savory...

Table Talk: The Chicago Teachers Strike

Emma Mustich | September 14, 2012 | Parents
This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, more than 350,000 Chicago students couldn’t attend school because of a massive teacher strike -- the city’s first in a quarter of a century. A strike occurs when a group stops...

Martha Stewart Takes Swipe At Marcus Samuelsson In Macy's Ad (VIDEO)

Rebecca Orchant | September 14, 2012 | Food
Martha Stewart, America's Queen of Entertaining, is reticent to comment on or play into the idea that she is tough as nails -- even though we all know she is. Which is why we were extra surprised to see her casually riff on that very idea...

Rock City Pies Owner Nikita Santches Wants To Bring Creative Desserts To Detroit

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | September 14, 2012 | Detroit
Detroiters aren't content with eating run-of-the-mill cherry and apple pastries -- at least that's what Nikita Santches is banking on with Rock City Pies. An entrepreneur and experimental baker, Santches sells offbeat pies like sweet potato whiskey at Ferndale's Rust Belt Market, but he's looking to expand and move to...

Kashi, Horizon Organic, Other Hippie Brands Join With Monsanto To Fight Food Labeling Bill

Jillian Berman | September 14, 2012 | Business
Giant bioengineering companies like Monsanto and DuPont are spending millions of dollars to fight a California ballot initiative aimed at requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods. That surprises no one, least of all the proponents of the law, which if approved by voters would become the first of its...

Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani Yogurt Founder, One Of The World's Newest Billionaires (VIDEO)

Ryan Grenoble | September 14, 2012 | Small Business
Here's a recipe for success, courtesy of Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani Yogurt and one of the world's newest billionaires (according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index): Combine 1 part "dairy boy" upbringing in foreign country, 1 part Small Business Administration loan, and 1 part shuttered...

Philippe, NYC Restaurant, Sued For Allowing Celebrities To Smoke Weed

Inae Oh | September 14, 2012 | New York
A Midtown restaurant specializing in Chinese cuisine is being sued for allegedly allowing high profile clientele to freely smoke marijuana in the restaurant's private basement. TMZ reports four Philippe employees have filed a lawsuit claiming they were forced to serve weed smoking patrons and thus...

John Robert Caravella, 5-Year-Old With Autism, Denied Lunch By School (VIDEO)

Ron Dicker | September 15, 2012 | Parents
A New Jersey grammar school let a special needs student go hungry instead of contacting his parents over an unpaid bill, according to several reports. Despite an apology from the school district, the parents may now transfer the boy to a private school, according to Fox...

Rhizing Bines Imperial IPA: Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada Collaborate On New Brew

Carey Polis | September 14, 2012 | Food
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Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada breweries have teamed up for their second beer collaboration, this time working on an Imperial IPA called Rhizing Bines. The first partnership in 2009 was a dark beer named Life & Limb. Life & Limb was brewed in Sierra Nevada's facility...

School Lunch Rules For Healthier Meals Get Mixed Reviews From Students

Emmeline Zhao | October 2, 2012 | Education
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. -- One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn't filling. A third student says he's happy to eat an extra apple with his lunch, even as he's noshing on his own sub. Leaner, greener school lunches served...

Billy Corgan Performs At His Tea House Opening

Lizzie Schiffman | September 14, 2012 | Chicago
It was easy to mistake Billy Corgan's new tea house for a nightclub on Thursday afternoon.  Though the stylish walls and classy drinks inside of Madame ZuZu's, located in the Ravinia Business District of Highland Park, felt more upscale than any Starbucks, the long line of people waiting to get...

Peanut Allergies May Have Tripled Over The Last Decade

Amanda L. Chan | September 14, 2012 | Healthy Living
If the population of one Minnesota county is any indication, rates of peanut allergies has been on the rise over the last decade, according to a new study. The new research, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, showed that rates of new peanut allergy cases...
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