Reggaeton singer (and new father) J Balvin loves food and loves to eat. The hitmaker was born José Balvín in Medellín, Colombia, and spent time in Oklahoma as a student before moving to New York to pursue music. He found success in the U.S. (along with amazing Colombian food), and still remains humble despite winning a Latin Grammy, working with Cardi B and Beyoncé, and meeting Jay-Z.

We caught up with the “I Like It” star on the heels of his latest collab with Miller Lite, a bodega-inspired line of merch called BodegaWear that includes jackets, bucket hats, socks,

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ALBANY – Joe Abbruzzese and Jim Rua said they’re tired of the gunshots, watching hand-to-hand drug deals and having customers tell them they don’t feel safe outside at their restaurants at night.

They’ve built restaurants and reputations that have become cornerstones in the Mansion neighborhood. When Gov. Kathy Hochul was sworn in last month, she celebrated with dinner at Rua’s Café Capriccio on Grand Street.

The area that includes the two restaurants, Abbruzzese’s Hill Street Café and Rua’s Café Capriccio, sits just a few hundred feet from the governor’s mansion and the Empire State Plaza, with easy access to highways

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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 Old Clam House at 299 Bayshore Blvd in San Francisco is up for sale, and its owners are retiring. 

The Old Clam House at 299 Bayshore Blvd in San Francisco is up for sale, and its owners are retiring. 

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After the news late last month that 160-year-old Bayview restaurant the Old Clam House was on the market, owners Jerry Dal Bozzo and Dante Serafini have announced that they are retiring, as first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle (SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle are both owned by Hearst but operate independently of one another). The pair also own North Beach’s the Stinking Rose, which

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Authorities on Wednesday said two sisters were found dead at a Union County restaurant, a day after the eatery’s co-owner was found fatally shot nearby.

The homicides of the women and the shooting death of the eatery’s co-owner, 45-year-old Akanni A. Martin, are connected, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo.

Police on Monday morning found Martin shot in the head in a vehicle parked behind a rental car business in the 1700 block of Morris Avenue in Union Township, Ruotolo said.

“A weapon was recovered near his body,” the prosecutor said in a statement. “Investigators do not

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Hector Cintrón, the head chef and owner of new restaurant Nopal, 5112 NW 34th Blvd., will serve up fresh Mexican food with the "ol’ Chef Cintrón twist.” [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

After great success with his restaurant that opened last year, one Gainesville chef is ready to introduce the city to his new concept, inspired by his love for Mexican food. Another spot for Italian and Greek fare is located nearby as well, bringing two new restaurants to often overlooked northwest Gainesville.

A new food truck has also opened, and news is trickling in from two other establishments whose openings should appeal to Gator fans.

Here’s a look at this week’s restaurant news:


Nopal, the new restaurant from chef and owner Hector Cintrón, will have its soft opening Friday. His

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