LAMBERTVILLE, NJ — Liz Horvath, a downtown Lambertville resident, created a business with her sister in 2017 to celebrate the abundance of great local eats: Sister Cities Food & Shop Tours. Then, when business cooled off during the pandemic, Horvath collaborated with other food tour owners statewide to launch a coalition called the New Jersey Food Tour Trail.

She met her collaborators through Beyond The Plate Food Tours’ owner Alessia Aron, who runs tours in Jersey City, Red Bank, and Somerville. Rather than compete, they decided to support one another.

“We became instant friends and sounding boards for each other,

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 Springtime is festival time in Israel. The month of May brings with it a flurry of festivals and this year, now that we are once again free to tour around the country, the atmosphere is more joyous than ever. One of the events that’s been around the longest is the Western Galilee Spring Festival, taking place May 6 to 8. There will be workshops, wine, good food, live performances, guided tours and much more. 
One of the focal points of Spring Festival is the port city of Acre, where visitors can take part in tours led by local guides. Gabi
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(NEXSTAR) — Taco Bell has revealed its newest restaurant design — and it probably looks a bit familiar.

Named “Taco Bell Defy,” the 3,000 square-foot restaurant concept will be built in Minnesota next year and will include a new drive-thru experience.

The restaurant will include four drive-thru lanes, three of which will be dedicated to mobile or other order pick-ups giving customers a “frictionless” experience.

Credit: Taco Bell / WORKSHOP LLC / 2021 SRa

Customers will drive under the kitchen and will receive their food via a “bell-evator.” Two-way audio and video screens will allow customers to interact with employees

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Gabriella Ottaiano said the blessings of Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy changed her pizza business in northern New Jersey after the fallout from the pandemic put the family business on its heels.

On Jan. 15, Portnoy came through Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria to chow down on its crunchy thin pizza for the 1,000th review his famed Barstool Pizza Review.

Ottaiano said Portnoy rated the pizza 8.9, and her life has

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  • A restaurant consultant told The AP she had to hire people with bad attitudes to fill roles.
  • But rude staff members scared away customers, the consultant said.
  • US restaurants are going to extreme lengths to fill vacancies amid a hospitality-worker shortage.

A restaurant manager in northern Virginia was so desperate for staff that she said she had to employ rude people who scared off customers, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.

It’s one of the latest example of US employers having to rethink their recruitment requirements amid a nationwide shortage in hospitality workers.

In response, many

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On April 16, Globally Local Technologies Inc.—parent company of vegan chain Globally Local —will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange’s (TSE) Venture Exchange under the symbol GBLY, making it the first publicly traded vegan fast-food chain in the world. The company opened its first Globally Local restaurant in 2016 and in 2017, opened its second location as the world’s first 24-hour vegan drive-thru taking over a shuttered location of popular Canadian fast-food chain Harvey’s. Globally Local Technologies also produces its own plant-based meats and dairy alternatives for distribution in the foodservice sector. This control of its supply chain allows

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