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The burning question: Why do some regional American foods become a hit while others stay in place? | food blog

exam time. “A city where the wind is blowing.” You are right, Chicago. Another easy one after that. “Fault near the lake.” Everyone knows this is Cleveland. How about “The Land of the Wing and the House of Wick”? Well, that might need some decoding options. Chef Jermel’s Carmel’s Rise & Roam wears a shirt …

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Amapola drops dinner, becoming a unique lunch spot in Salinas. | food blog

The equation is straightforward. Open a wine market and a restaurant, add dinner service, split time between running a business and studying for the coveted Master Sommelier rating and spending more time with the kids. Wait…no way to add. For Jeffrey and Crystal Berkemer, it took 14 or 15 hours a day, to get back …

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