Val’s Restaurant and Lounge, one of Daly City’s classic haunts for dinner and cocktails, will pull the plug on its recognizable neon sign and close its doors by the end of the year.

Val’s co-owner Greg Taylor confirmed to The Chronicle that the business will be closing permanently in December, though a final date has not yet been set. He declined to provide further details.

The closure marks the end of the restaurant’s long history, which dates back to the early 1950s. Taylor’s family took over the business in 1975. Val’s has two sides: a bright, white-tablecloth dining room, and

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  • A hardworking Ghanaian food vendor with a curvy look has revealed that men travel long distances to buy from her
  • Celestina Etornam, who sells gari and beans (‘gob3’) at Dansoman in Accra, said some customers travel from far to her because of her hourglass stature
  • The hardworking lady who trended over the weekend recalled how she started small with limited capital in an interview with SVTV Africa

A hardworking Ghanaian food vendor named Celestina Etornam trended over the weekend due to her choice of vocation despite her curvy look and beauty.

She sells gari and beans, a popular dish known

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Kathie Lee Gifford shared how she carries on her favorite family traditions while celebrating Thanksgiving.

Ahead of the holiday, the 69-year-old television personality welcomed Fox News Digital into her home in Nashville, Tennessee for an exclusive look at her holiday preparations.

Gifford said that she was “truly grateful” to live in Nashville, where she moved four years ago, explaining that it was “the right place for this season of my life.”

“And I think that brings me to Thanksgiving, which is my favorite holiday of the whole year,” she added.

The former “Today” host continued, “I enjoy them all. But

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“How to Build a Lifeis a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Click here to listen to his podcast series on all things happiness, How to Build a Happy Life.

La Grande Bouffe is a 1973 French Italian dark comedy about a group of four friends who shut themselves up in a villa and eat themselves to death. Although mostly unknown to American audiences, the film is a cult classic in Europe. I learned about it in November 1991 shortly after marrying my Spanish wife. Living in Barcelona at the time, I

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(Scott Suchman for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)
(Scott Suchman for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)


Every fall, the Voraciously team picks our favorite cookbooks of the year. After strategizing a bit to make sure we’re not overlapping, we always end up with a wide array of books that will interest a wide array of cooks. Each amplifies a little of each staff member’s personality and personal interests, and we think they’ll bring out the best in anyone who adds them to their shelves.

We have picks for bakers

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