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Pulling into the drive-through lane to order a burger and fries is getting harder in some U.S. cities.

In August, Minneapolis became the latest city to pass an ordinance banning the construction of new drive-through windows. Similar legislation restricting or banning the ubiquitous windows has also passed in Creve Coeur, Mo.; Long Beach, Calif.; and Fair Haven, N.J.

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule governing the wages of tipped employees, after an earlier effort sparked a backlash from waitstaff, bartenders and other workers.

Mitchell Hall And The Growth Of Culinary School

Sep 4, 2019
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A new culinary arts center has opened at Columbus State Community College in an 80,000-square-foot building that will include a culinary theater, teaching kitchens, and also house a restaurant and bakery cafe.

But Mitchell Hall - named for lead donor and restaurant mogul Cameron Mitchell - is more than just a wanna-be chef’s dream; it reflects a growing interest in the culinary trades as a profession.

Today on All Sides: U.S. culinary schools, the business model and their growing popularity.

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A local organization is trying a new way to satisfy the community’s cravings for traditional Jewish food. Every other year, Temple Israel Sisterhood hosts the Art and Jewish Food Festival in Akron.

Abdilahi Hassan started Hoyo's Kitchen on Cleveland Avenue five years ago. He opens a North Market location this week.
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Abdilahi Hassan shakes hands with a contractor before getting back to unpacking boxes. It’s a busy time for the restauranteur, who’s leaping into the downtown Columbus food scene by opening Hoyo’s Kitchen inside North Market this week.

The restaurant scene in Columbus is diverse and vibrant, with culinary destinations appreciated across the county. Decades ago, choices for dining out were much more limited, but there are stil some truly exceptional establishments in Columbus' foodie history.

All Sides Weekend Chefs In The City: Burgers

May 3, 2019
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Whether you’re rolling through a drive-thru, sitting at a picnic table, or dining from a white tablecloth, a burger is almost always on the menu.

Columbus residents have a number of restaurants to choose from when craving the American classic.

Today on Chefs in the City, we talk burgers, where to find the best, and what restaurants are putting a spin on the recipe.

Bob's Hamburg is a beloved greasy spoon in Akron known as much for its unchanged décor as its food. But there could be a change in ownership coming. On this week's State of the Arts, WKSU's Mark Arehart takes us to the restaurant that’s stood in the same spot for nearly 90 years.

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Nov 2, 2018
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Asian and Asian-inspired foods are growing in popularity in Columbus. Not the least among those eateries is Momo Ghar. Since opening in 2016 in the Saraga International Grocery on Morse Road, Momo Ghar has quickly become one of Columbus’ most popular food destinations.   The homemade authentic Nepali and Tibetan style dumplings have garnered widespread attention. Voted the best restaurant in Columbus on Yelp, Momo Ghar was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network.  Join us for All Sides Weekend Chefs in the City to talk about the Asian food influence and Momo Ghar.  

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Oct 5, 2018
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Columbus’s craft beer scene is always changing, with new breweries and craft beer taverns popping up throughout the capital city. 

Brewers such as BrewDog and Rockmill Tavern keep customers and foodies coming back with a surplus of seasonal and new release local beers such as the canned Cerise Cherry Sour from Rockmill’s sour program.

Join us for All Sides with Ann Fisher Chefs in the City, as we talk about Columbus craft beer and breweries.

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Members of a black sorority are suing a Cleveland restaurant and staff members who they say racially discriminated against them by calling the police.

Cincinnati karaoke bar Tokyo Kitty and The Brooklyn Barge in New York City are beta testing high-tech ways to order and deliver drinks. For Tokyo Kitty, on Race near Fifth Street, your cocktail is delivered by a robot.

Less than 7 percent of restaurants in the United States are led by female chefs.

This statistic from a 2014 Bloomberg study came as a huge surprise to Joanna James, a journalist-turned-filmmaker who is also the daughter of a female restaurateur. When she decided to make her first documentary feature film about her mother's journey as a chef, restaurant owner and single mother, she had no idea that her mother's struggles to establish herself in the restaurant industry were commonplace among women.

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As the number of people potentially sickened after eating at a Powell Chipotle restaurant climbs, the cause of the illnesses remains unknown.

The Delaware County General Health District said Thursday afternoon that 683 people have reached out to them about the fast-casual eatery on Sawmill Parkway.

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More than 500 people have filed complaints of possible food-borne illness after eating at the Chipotle in Powell, one of whom filed a lawsuit against the chain on Tuesday.

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