Two restaurants closed for serious health violations during Fort Worth’s restaurant inspections for Aug. 22-28.

King Wok at 1229 Woodhaven Blvd. was closed due to roaches, flies and general poor sanitation on Aug. 26.

Pizza Patron at 301 NW 28th St. closed Aug. 27 for serious health violations, due to waste water back-up at hand-washing sinks in the kitchen area, although the score recorded in the report was a 7.

Out of the 80 inspections, none of the restaurants scored over 30. One perfect score was Branch & Bird, located at 640 Taylor St. on the 12th floor.


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Keith Nunes 2019KANSAS CITY — The food delivery service DoorDash made a splash in late 2019 with the introduction of its first ghost kitchen in Redwood City, Calif. Nearly two years and one pandemic later, restaurant industry investment in off-premises concepts is accelerating and will create new opportunities and pressures for food and beverage product developers.

Research published by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in 2019 found off-premises dining accounted for 60% of foodservice occasions, and nearly 80% of restaurant operators said developing an off-premises strategy was a priority. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and what was a strategic priority became a

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From Crispy Chicken Sandwich tacos at Taco Bell to “new” fries at Wendy’s, there’s no shortage of shiny new items to draw the attention of the fast food connoisseur. The chicken sandwich wars also continue, two years after Popeyes kicked off the craze. And with many restaurant chains raising their prices, the business of keeping fast food fresh and interesting is more important than ever.

But these enticing eats are created for more reasons than just driving up a company’s bottom line. In fact, many of the most famous fast food items of all time did not rack up

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An evaluation of food irradiation rules in Europe has found legislation is unlikely to have much impact on use because of a decline driven by industry and consumer fears, despite scientific evidence of its safety.

European Union directives on the topic came into force in 1999 and have not been amended much since. A roadmap was produced in 2017 followed by a study commissioned by DG Sante and public comments in 2020, which received 72 responses, mainly from EU citizens.

The evaluation found the directives had been inefficient at ensuring a level playing field between EU and non-EU countries and,

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Fall colors are shown in this 2018 file photo. The Scenic Byways in Northeast and Eastern Iowa are hosting the Best of the Byway Fall Bus Tour at the end of September and beginning of October. Four tours are available. (The Gazette)

Leaves, food and an incredible experience

POSTVILLE — The Scenic Byways in Northeast and Eastern Iowa are hosting the Best of the Byway Fall Bus Tour at the end of September and beginning of October. The tour will include a culinary crawl, a scenic overlook photo opportunity with fall leaves, a brief presentation about the byway and a

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