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  • Donate to Charity, Skip Waiting for Table at Restaurants with New Service

    (NEW YORK) — There can be nothing worse than when you’re hungry and there’s a wait for a table at the restaurant you want to go to. Enter CharityWait, a new service designed to not…

  • August’s sweet treat: Free ice cream

    WASHINGTON — Joy to the capital: Free ice cream has arrived. While much of Washington clears out in August for cooler temperatures and some R & R, those powering through have a pretty sweet perk.…

  • Power through the morning with new protein-packed ‘super coffee’

    If your morning cup of Joe isn’t giving you enough energy to power through the day, a new product on the market could help. A local Georgetown University student explains.

  • Should restaurants be checking you out online?

    WASHINGTON — Upscale restaurants around the world are going online to research diners who make reservations, in order to give them personalized service. Some people think that’s disturbing, but a survey by OpenTable finds most people don’t mind:…

  • Celebrate National Watermelon Day With This Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

    It’s National Watermelon Day! To celebrate, try this gazpacho, which is a summer twist on traditional gazpacho. The main ingredient is sweet watermelon instead of tomatoes. There are many fantastic ways to use watermelon in…

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que to open 10th restaurant in Baltimore

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The number of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurants in operation will hit double figures when the Syracuse-based company opens its 10th eatery later this year. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opened its ninth location this spring…

  • Fasting for Weight Loss: Fad or Phenom?

    In the never-ending quest for that Holy Grail of sustainable weight loss, more people are experimenting with some form of fasting. Celebs have helped popularize quick fixes. Many may recall Beyonce’s pre-Grammy 14 days of…

  • Summer grilling 101: Frank Ruta’s guide to the perfect burger

    D.C.’s reigning king of burgers offers his best tips on how to make the perfect patty, and yes, more friends than you’ll be able to feed at your next summer cookout.

  • Rep. Edwards to attend event on healthy meals in schools

    CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Rep. Donna Edwards is scheduled to attend an event that will highlight an initiative aimed at improving the ability of schools to provide healthy meals to school children. She is…

  • China seizes alcohol spiked with Viagra

    WASHINGTON — Investigators in China seized 5,300 bottles of alcohol laced with Viagra. Now  two distillers — Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant — are being investigated by Chines police for putting the impotence treatment drug into…

  • A glance of the basic rules for keeping kosher

    The laws for keeping kosher are complex. A breakdown of the basic rules: MEAT AND FISH: The Torah, the Jewish holy scripture, identifies specific animals that may or may not be eaten. It says a…

  • Cake: The new favorite mode for American political debate?

    NEW YORK (AP) — It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone’s happy. But sometimes customers…

  • Trump sues celebrity chef over canceled DC restaurant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s organization is suing celebrity chef Jose Andres for backing out of a hotel project in Washington. Andres had planned to open a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel. Trump’s organization…

  • Subway sandwich artists set world record in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Subway’s “sandwich artists” cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday. Franchisees and employees from around the world set a Guinness World Record for the…

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for…