Video games use all kinds of techniques to evoke a response from players. Often, it’s an appeal to the senses: a jumpscare, a vibrating controller, evocative music. But pixels have a hard time representing smell and taste. Plenty of video games feature food nonetheless, whether that means pizza as a power-up (think the arcade classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time) or as a gift to gain the affection of a game character, à la Stardew Valley. With some exceptions (such as the painstakingly rendered dishes in Final Fantasy XV,) food in video games is often

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CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden turned up at a minority-owned flooring business in suburban Philadelphia on Tuesday to highlight how his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package can help small businesses, stressing along the way that the massive bill passed without any help from Republican lawmakers.

The visit to Smith Flooring, Inc. was Biden’s first stop in an ongoing cross-country administration roadshow — also involving his vice president and his wife — designed to publicize, and take credit, for the virus relief package.

It “took some loud, strong voices to get this done,” Biden said, making a subtle dig

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Imported cheese may be in short supply at Costco.

The big-box retailer is having difficulty stocking up on imported cheeses due to a shortage of shipping containers, which

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Napa Salvation Army Culinary Training Academy’s Annual “Out Of The Fire” Two-Night Fundraiser

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Raymond Vineyards, St. Helena, CA 

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 – 7 p.m.

  • The Historic Theatre, Yountville, CA 

From The Salvation Army of Napa Valley:

“The Napa Salvation Army Culinary Training Academy announces the return of Out of the Fire, a one-of-a-kind, two-night event featuring celebrities, guest chefs, an online auction and live music, all with a goal of raising awareness and funds for students in The Salvation Army Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy. 

“The first night, Wednesday, August

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By Darlene Superville, Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — From a vaccination site in the desert West to a grade school on the Eastern seaboard, President Joe Biden’s top messengers — his vice president and wife among them — led a cross-country effort Monday to highlight the benefits of his huge COVID relief plan.

Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses have launched an ambitious tour this week to promote the $1.9 trillion plan as a way to battle the pandemic and boost the economy.

The road show — dubbed the “Help is here”

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Holy cow we haven’t rounded up any restaurant news since January. So much has happened since then.

Here’s what we know about several places that have opened, closed, re-opened, or will soon open in Fayetteville.

Heaven’s Tacos

Staff photo

A new taco joint is coming to the west side of town.

According to signs placed on the building recently, Heaven’s Tacos will set up shop in the building formerly home to Green Submarine in west Fayetteville.

We haven’t found a ton of info on this one just yet, but we’d be willing to bet a medium-sized pile of dollars that

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