When Ben Brown looks at Pacific Beach, he sees a number of restaurants that might be overshadowed by the vibrant nightlife.

With the creation of TastePro, his San Diego dining tour business, Brown hopes to shine a spotlight on those establishments through a shared culinary experience.

“What I want to do with TastePro is to introduce locals and travelers to hidden gems that only the locals know about,” he said.

Customers who visit the company’s website (gotastepro.com), book a tour in either Pacific Beach, North Park or the Gaslamp Quarter. With e-mail confirmation, they have a 12-hour window

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Tom Sawyer Country Coffee's coffee flight. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

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Tom Sawyer Country Coffee’s coffee flight.

Move over, beer and wine tasting flights. There’s a new bunch in town bringing new meaning to what’s traditionally been considered a “flight” in the food world, those sample-size portions of a variety of beverages or bites.

Earlier this year, we noticed some of the area’s food-focused social media groups buzzing about a new trend catching on in coffee shops: flights of miniature lattes, espresso and other specialty drinks. Soon after we started finding creative food and drink flights everywhere.

Mimosas make for an

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SINGAPORE, April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill is partnering with Starpro, the leading food grade tapioca starch producer in Thailand, to expand its specialty tapioca starch offerings in the Asia Pacific region, supporting the product processing requirements of food manufacturers and meeting the sensory expectations of consumers.

Mr. William Han, President of PMI, parent company of Starpro and Ms. Ming Peng, Commercial Director of Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers Greater China represent their respective companies at the partnership signing ceremony.

Mr. William Han, President of PMI, parent company of Starpro and Ms. Ming Peng, Commercial Director of Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers Greater China represent their respective companies at the partnership signing ceremony.

“Food manufacturers in Asia are faced with the challenge of meeting rising consumption demand, especially within the

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When Alex Hanesakda saw the tragic news that eight people were shot and killed in Atlanta on March 16, and that six of them were Asian women, he knew it was time for him to speak out.

Hanesakda took to the Facebook page of his Laotian restaurant, SapSap, to denounce the anti-Asian and Pacific Islander hate crimes that were surging across the country.

What he wrote in the post, he also submitted to the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (bit.ly/3dwZlBU). The editorial was titled: “ ‘I’m done keeping my head down:’ Why we must stop the hate against Asian Americans

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Author’s note: Given data limitations, the author conducted most analyses about Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders as one combined group, except where noted. The author uses “AAPI” to refer collectively to people who are Asian, are Native Hawaiian, or belong to other Pacific Islander populations. The author uses “NHOPI” when referring to individuals who identify as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and “Asian” when referring to individuals who identify as Asian or Asian American.

The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is a vibrant, diverse, and growing segment of the U.S. population. Yet despite

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