One of the public policy initiatives designed to help restaurant survive the past year, “cocktails to go” is now getting a second look from restaurants, industry leaders, and legislators as they all contemplate post-pandemic regulatory realities.

Allowing licensed restaurants the opportunity to sell beer, wine, and mixed drinks as part of pick-up or to-go orders was originally promoted as a way to help restaurants survive lockdown. Beverage alcohol take-out offered a way to book additional revenue with little additional cost, and it was an option of which nearly every licensed eatery took advantage.

Now that pandemic-related business restrictions have been

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Meet the “Avocado Queen,” Natalia Merienne, a female trailblazer in the produce industry. Natalia sources avocados directly from growers in Michoacán, Mexico, a region rich in volcanic soil that yields avocados packed with nutrients and known for their unrivaled taste and texture. Natalia’s avocados are in demand at grocery stores and appear on a major restaurant chain menu. “I travel to Mexico every month to check on my growers and handpick the quality avocados I need for my customers. I believe I have a

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She spoke to UN News earlier this year, saying that following the UN General Assembly’s recent adoption of a resolution proclaiming 2023 as the International Year of Millets in March 2021, efforts are afoot to promote cultivation as a solution to climate and global food security challenges.   

Millets – often called “Nutri-Cereals” due to their high nutritional value – are a group of small-seeded grasses grown mainly in dry zones of Asia and Africa. These include sorghum (or great millet), pearl millet, finger millet, fonio, proso millet, foxtail millet, teff and other smaller varietals. 

Estimates show that more than 90

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Photo courtesy of Panorama on Seven

When you arrive at the Marriott Harborcenter, take the elevator up to the 7th floor, this is where you’ll find Panorama on Seven. 

Panorama on Seven is not your typical hotel restaurant. This place offers an elevated dining experience complete with craft cocktails, a Southern European-inspired menu, and panoramic views of Buffalo’s waterfront. 

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Here’s 5 reasons to visit Panorama on Seven: 

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Enjoying lunch with friends

Is travelling all about the delicious food for you? (Picture: Getty Images)

If the best part of any holiday is trying the local cuisine, this is the round-up for you.

Review and comparison site Tripadvisor has released the food-based experiences worldwide that have been rated the highest this year.

Using an algorithm, they analysed the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings for bookable experience products in the foodie categories on site, with these ones coming out top.

From Sydney to Lima, these are tours that have been whetting the appetite of travellers over the past year – quite a

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Photo of the 2021 Dragon Fest Food Walk map.

by Ronnie Estoque


The smoldering heat did not deter Dragon Fest Food Walk attendees from visiting a variety of Asian restaurants on Saturday, June 26,  in Chinatown-International District. The event featured Asian cuisine deals ranging from $2 to $8, and lasted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Previous Dragon Fest events have featured restaurants with food stands and merchants lined alongside South King Street, but this year a food walk was deemed more reasonable due to COVID-19 and the heat by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA), who organized the event. CIDBIA is planning several more food walks throughout

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