Food and drink

Bartender Alex Wright takes a phone order for liquor on his cell phone while tending the bar behind a protective plastic barrier separating him from patrons at Barbès, a popular music venue and bar converted to a bottle shop and mostly-outdoor service bar, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 11, 2020 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Olivier Conan didn't see how it was going to work, keeping Barbès, his Brooklyn bar/performance space, open through the pandemic when live performances and crowded spaces have been at the top of the DON'T list. “The whole idea of this place is the opposite of social distancing. It...
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A worker wearing a face mask clears snow from the roof of a bar, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
December 10, 2020 - 10:06 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank unleashed another half-trillion euro ($600 billion) wave of stimulus as a winter surge in COVID-19 infections shuts down large parts of the economy and wipes out pre-Christmas sales revenue ahead of the region's most important holiday. The 25-...
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The sun rises over the Parliament Square, in London, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
December 10, 2020 - 4:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s economic growth slowed for a sixth consecutive month in October as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer hotels, restaurants and pubs. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that gross domestic product expanded 0.4% in October from a month earlier. The...
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A man entering the national library in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, passes a sign informing visitors to wear mandatory face masks. Wearing face masks in publicly accessible indoor venues such as libraries, museums became obligatory in the Netherlands on Dec. 1, 2020, when a new temporary law underpinning existing government coronavirus restrictions came into force. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
December 09, 2020 - 5:45 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government on Wednesday beefed up its financial support by 3.7 billion euros ($4.5 billion) for businesses slammed by the country’s partial lockdown measures. The latest lifeline comes on top of 33.7 billion euros in support the government earlier pledged to...
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Cranes with Christmas decoration stand next to the European Central Bank, left, in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 08, 2020 - 7:03 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is expected to unleash another blast of stimulus on Thursday to help businesses bridge the gap until the economy recovers from the pandemic - and to support governments that are ramping up spending to cushion the blow as the winter wave of the...
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Brenda Luntey, poses for a photo by a sign advising customers to wear face masks that is posted on the door of the San Francisco Deli in Redding, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Luntey, who owns the deli with her husband, who says she comes from a law enforcement family and is not a rule breaker, is openly violating the state's order to close her restaurant to indoor dining. "I want people to understand we are not thumbing our nose at the government,"said Luntey, "I'm trying to keep my business alive. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 07, 2020 - 2:36 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Brenda Luntey is openly violating California’s order to close her restaurant to indoor dining. But she wants her customers and critics to know she isn't typically a rule-breaker. It’s a matter of survival. “This is my first episode of civil disobedience in my entire life. My...
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Koh Seng Choon, right, executive director of Dignity Kitchen, talks to volunteers at Dignity Kitchen in Hong Kong on Nov. 17, 2020. Located smack in the middle of Hong Kong's bustling Mong Kok neighborhood, Dignity Kitchen offers an array of mouthwatering Singaporean fare. But what sets Dignity Kitchen apart from other restaurants in the city is that it is a social enterprise, almost entirely staffed by employees with physical or mental disabilities. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 04, 2020 - 12:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Located smack in the middle of Hong Kong’s bustling Mong Kok neighborhood, Dignity Kitchen offers an array of mouthwatering Singaporean fare — from piping-hot laksa (noodles in a spicy coconut milk broth) to fragrant slices of chiffon cake flavored with the essence of pandan leaves...
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FILE - Gloria Estefan sings "Mas Alla" prior to Pope Francis celebrating Mass in New York on Sept. 25, 2015. Estefan said she's emerging from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant. Estefan says she fortunately only lost her sense of smell and taste and had “a little bit of a cough” and dehydration. In a video shared on Instagram, she says she's since tested negative.(Andrew Burton/Pool Photo via AP)
December 02, 2020 - 5:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Singer and businesswoman Gloria Estefan said on Wednesday that she spent much of November in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant. Estefan, 63, says she was fortunate, enduring only “a little bit of a cough” and...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2020, file photo, San Jose, Calif., Mayor Sam Liccardo speaks during a news conference at the Bloom Energy campus in Sunnyvale, Calif. The mayor of San Jose apologized Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, for a Thanksgiving get-together at his parents' home that violated California's coronavirus restrictions on gatherings with people from different households, which are limited to three under state rules. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool, File)
December 02, 2020 - 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Their messaging has been clear: wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart from others, and most importantly: stay home! But their actions aren’t living up to the rhetoric, creating a real political problem for some of the most vocal leaders in California’s fight to contain the coronavirus...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Parliament in London, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Members of Parliament will vote later Tuesday on the proposed tier system as the country prepares to come out of lockdown. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 01, 2020 - 2:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve new coronavirus restrictions in England to take effect within hours, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced substantial opposition from within his Conservative Party over the measures' economic impact. England’s current four-week national...
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