WASHINGTON — President Biden on Monday had his first known sit-down visit to a DC restaurant since becoming president — joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses after a Memorial Day event at Arlington National Cemetery.

The unscheduled stop caught diners off guard at the popular French restaurant Le Diplomate, where first lady Jill Biden met with friends for boozy mid-week lunches while her husband was vice president.

In honor of Jill Biden, the restaurant this year had lobster risotto, her favorite dish, as a menu special to celebrate her return to DC.

During his four years in

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Courtesy of Abu Omar Halal

Around the corner from the heart of Glenwood South, a national food truck chain will stake its first claim in North Carolina.

The Houston-based food truck fleet Abu Omar Halal will open in Raleigh next month, signing a lease at 709 W. Peace Street, half a block from Raleigh’s busiest nightlife district. The truck will open for the first time Saturday, June 5.

Abu Omar specializes in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, including shwarma, kebabs and falafel and caters to a lunch and late night crowd, owner Muhammad Altawaha said. The truck will serve seven

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Titanium dioxide, which is used as a colourant in many common household items such as toothpaste, sunscreen, paint and food colouring, ‘can no longer be considered as safe when used as a food additive’, according to an updated safety assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa). The Efsa expert panel concluded that the absorption of titanium dioxide particles is low after oral ingestion, but they can accumulate in the body and genotoxicity concerns cannot be excluded.

This new evaluation revises Efsa’s previous assessment from 2016, which found that titanium dioxide was safe for food applications but that

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There’s so much to love about McKinney, Texas, from its flourishing downtown cultural district to its fantastic food scene to all the attractions it offers for families in its lovely country setting. Now that it’s the home of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, it’s another up-and-coming Texas city that’s bursting at the seams.

McKinney is about 45 miles north of Dallas and would make a great break from the big city. Whether on a day trip for some shopping and sightseeing or a long weekend for some relaxation, visitors head to McKinney for its slower pace, natural beauty, and

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“Without the loyalty and enthusiasm of our patrons and dedication of our team members, we would not have been able to achieve being voted Best Asian Restaurant,” says John Kitaro, owner and executive chef at Kitaro Surf & Turf & Sushi. “We rely on our kitchen to provide consistent quality food, servers to provide higher end quality service, and hostesses to be the welcoming ‘face’ of Kitaro to set the tone upon the arrival and departure of our customers.”

Their monthly specials allow diners an opportunity to taste seasonal ingredients in foods and beverages.

“We have daily lunch specials as

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