The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a risk-based inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers.

Coral Grocery & Deli LLC, 120 Coral St., Aug. 20. Pass. No violations.

Country Garden Six Pack, 876 Manor St., Aug. 20. Pass. No violations.

Isaac’s Deli, 565 Greenfield Road, Aug. 20. Pass. A working container of Formula D and containers of Boil-Out stored on a cart next to deli papers. Tomato bisque placed hot in the walk-in cooler in containers greater than 4 inches deep, which is not a proper cooling method. Black and brown residue up inside the ice maker.

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A COLUMNIST is facing backlash from the Indian community after writing a harsh review of their food in a Washington Post op-ed.

Now, an Indian model and Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi clapped back at the author’s food opinion.

Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten


Washington Post columnist Gene WeingartenCredit: Getty

Who is Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten?

Weingarten, 69, is an American syndicated humor columnist at the Washington Post, known for his serious and humorous work.

The Bronx native has been a writer at the Washington Post since the 1990s.

Weingarten is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.


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MPR News reporter Tim Nelson convened a panel of Twin Cities food reviewers on the Minnesota State Fair’s first day to get quick takes on their culinary discoveries.

Jess Fleming, food editor, Pioneer Press: I liked the ChoriPop. It’s a vegan chorizo on a stick, battered and deep fried. I just handed it to [people in my group] and they didn’t know that it was vegan. It’s at Andy’s Garage.


ChoriPops by The Herbivorous Butcher.

Courtesy of Minnesota State Fair

At the New Scenic’s Scenic 61, in a cute little Airstream trailer in this new food truck area,

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Perry Chocktoot remembers the last time he ate a C’waam suckerfish. It was 1984. The fish was canned by a Klamath Tribes member and served with Tabasco. After finishing off the meat, Chocktoot was left with a tin of smoky fish oil mixed with hot sauce. “We just tipped it back and drank it,” Chocktoot recalled. “It was so good.”

Just four years later, the C’waam and its cousin the Koptu were put on the endangered species list. Since then, for more than three decades, no member of the Klamath Tribes has legally harvested the species, which are endemic

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When Ben Brown looks at Pacific Beach, he sees a number of restaurants that might be overshadowed by the vibrant nightlife.

With the creation of TastePro, his San Diego dining tour business, Brown hopes to shine a spotlight on those establishments through a shared culinary experience.

“What I want to do with TastePro is to introduce locals and travelers to hidden gems that only the locals know about,” he said.

Customers who visit the company’s website (, book a tour in either Pacific Beach, North Park or the Gaslamp Quarter. With e-mail confirmation, they have a 12-hour window

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OAKLAND, Calif. — For some Asian Americans, the dim sum cookie at Sunday Bakeshop here will taste like childhood.

It looks like a typical sugar cookie except with sesame seeds on top. But bite into the creamy, red bean center and it’s reminiscent of the fried, filled sesame balls served at a Chinese dim sum restaurant.

The concoction is pastry chef Elaine Lau’s nod to her grandmother, who would often make them. The baked goods that Lau’s team churns out — like hojicha chocolate croissants and Chinese White Rabbit candy cookies — aren’t going to be found in any bakery

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