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Komodo in Miami is the top grossing indie restaurant in 2021

Komodo in Brickell, which serves pan Asian fare, was the highest-grossing independent restaurant in the country in 2021.

Komodo in Brickell, which serves pan Asian fare, was the highest-grossing independent restaurant in the country in 2021.

In 2020, restaurants everywhere suffered. But some Miami area restaurants rebounded in 2021 — including one upscale Asian spot that was the top grossing independent restaurant in the country.

The trade publication Restaurant Business ranked the top-grossing independent restaurants for 2021, assessing how well they did after a yearlong, pandemic-related hiatus, and Komodo in Brickell grossed the most.

The Groot Hospitality restaurant, which served 285,000 meals with an average check of $115, grossed $41,000,000 in 2021.

Two other Groot Hospitality restaurants made

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NFL Coach’s Favorite Thanksgiving Food Pick Is Disgusting

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley.

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 12: Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley looks on during the NFL game between the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers on December 12, 2021, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Brandon Staley…come on, man.

The Los Angeles Chargers head coach revealed on Wednesday his favorite Thanksgiving food.

Is it turkey? Mashed potatoes? Stuffing? Maybe pumpkin pie or apple pie?


It’s “breaded cauliflower and green been casserole.”

Lindsey Thiry had the details.

“Brandon Staley not a big Turkey guy, but says his favorite Thanksgiving

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Prehistoric humans were surprisingly creative cooks

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Stone Age cooks were surprisingly sophisticated, combining an array of ingredients and using different techniques to prepare and flavor their meals, analysis of some the earliest charred food remains has suggested.

Plant material found at the Shanidar Cave in northern Iraq — which is famous for its burial of a Neanderthal surrounded by flowers — and Franchthi Cave in Greece revealed prehistoric cooking by Neanderthals and early modern humans was complex, involving several steps, and that the

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Open to close, stocks, data and news

European markets log third session of gains

European markets closed higher for a third straight session, with the Stoxx 600 index gaining 0.5% on Thursday.

The FTSE 100 was flat while France’s CAC 40 climbed 0.4% and Germany’s DAX added 0.8%. By sector, gains were led by the chemicals sector, up 1.1%.

The best-performing stock was LEG Immobilien German property company, which rose 6.7% after Morgan Stanley upgraded it to “overweight.”

Global markets have been cheered by indications that the U.S. Federal Reserve is looking to slow the pace of interest rate hikes, while in Europe, PMI data this week

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Food tour of Vietnam’s top cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang

Vietnam is a vibrant country and is best explored taking in a few cities at a time. From the capital Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, each destination had beautiful hotels, unique attractions and experiences to enjoy. For foodies, there is also plenty of fantastic, fresh produce to feast on. 

Hanoi’s top attractions and foodie hot spots

Located in the north on the western bank of the Red River, Hanoi is roughly 85 miles inland from the South China Sea. My first impression of Vietnam was here, in Hanoi, looking out of the taxi window at the

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Asian supermarket opens in the former Excelsior Grand. The inaugural weekend causes traffic jam in New Dorp.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — New HL Supermarket opened for its inaugural weekend just days before Thanksgiving. The sprawling grocery store at 2380 Hylan Blvd. features an inventory of produce, fish, meat, sundries and items particular to Chinese cooking.

New HL Supermarket

The entry and exit point of the market. (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Shoppers packed aisles of the store, former home to the Excelsior Grand and Shalimar catering halls. The building now has its entrance facing what used to be its rear with a parking lot abutting New Dorp High School. A former grand entrance to the facility is now a parking lot

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