Kurt Janowsky has a history of operating a restaurant on the east side of the St. Joseph River. 

Janowsky, who owns and operates several local restaurants and venues under the Navarre Hospitality name, initially cut his teeth in the restaurant business at Captain Alexander’s Moonraker, later renamed the Wharf, located along the East Bank near Colfax bridge. 

“It was by far the busiest restaurant in the area,” he said. “And I really am looking forward to getting back to the same location and the next generation of great restaurants and great dining in this city — it doesn’t get

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Hibachi Express, Mr. Wish and Aone Mart opened at 320 E. College Ave. Photo by Geoff Rushton | StateCollege.com

Three new downtown State College businesses have partnered to offer Asian dining, drinks and groceries from one location.

Mr. Wish, Hibachi Express and Aone Mart opened this week at 320 E. College Ave, the former location of Metro clothing store.

Offering a variety of bubble, fruit and brewed tea, Mr. Wish originated in Taiwan and expanded to the United States, where it has locations in nine states. State College is its first Pennsylvania location outside of the Philadelphia area, where it

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CINCINNATI — Asian Food Fest returns this October with the goal of creating a more diverse and delicious city through food and entertainment.

From Oct. 9-10, food, beverage and performances will offer a unique insight into some of the traditions of the various Asian cultures found in Greater Cincinnati. That includes Cambodia, China, Hawaii, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Launched in 2011, the festival has grown to one of the biggest in Cincinnati with more than 60,000 attending every year.

The event has a new location this year — along the new Court Street Plaza in

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“Putting our culinary institute on one of the key marquees in this town, to be able to show how much we have progressed … we are not going to stop here,” Durant said. 

Soules admitted that there were challenges, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial plan was to open the institute last fall, but the ongoing health crisis prevented that from happening. 

Despite those hurdles, Soules revealed that the project came $100,000 under budget. 

For Soules, the facility is a place for students and young entrepreneurs to find their spirit and an “escape for choice and freedom and expression

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The owners of a downtown Portland food truck are closing their SW 2nd Avenue location over safety concerns.

The owners of Veggie Bowl say vandalism, an upswing in Asian hate and changes to the environment have made it unsafe for them to operate downtown.

Several food cart owners on SW 2nd Avenue told KOIN 6 News they also don’t feel safe at night and are frustrated with the state of downtown Portland.

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The Nash might be Alvin and Dora Murgai’s first restaurant, but they definitely did their homework. It opened in mid-January on the first floor of The Star apartment high-rise (formerly the historic Texaco Building) at 1111 Rusk in downtown Houston. Chef Omar Pereney, best known for his work (while still only in his early 20s) as executive chef at the now-closed Peska Seafood Culture, developed the menu as a consultant. The Nash is billed as “an American restaurant and bar” —  the America that is a great melting pot. For this menu, Pereney was clearly inspired by Italian and French

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