California restaurant vows to serve only unvaccinated diners

An Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, that has resisted mask mandates since last year is now vowing to serve only those who have not received a coronavirus inoculation.

Basilico’s Pasta E Vino posted a sign on its front door that read, “NOTICE Proof of being unvaccinated required.” It is unclear how long the sign has been up or what would constitute “proof” of not having received doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccines, though the restaurant railed against “HATERS” and “LITTLE DICTATORS” after owners said they were the subject

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New burger restaurant, Roaming Meals, slated to open in August

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Erick Billups traveled for two years to perfect the recipe for his signature Gusher Burger.

Billups, a Cleveland native and former Ohio state trooper, opened his food truck, Roaming Meals, in 2019, with a burger stuffed with Gouda cheese.

“I went to Vegas and tried burgers all around the world,” he said. “They’re pretty much an auto burger, most of them made with the same salt and pepper ingredients and toppings thrown on top. So, we just think it was time to revamp the burger industry and Roaming Meals.”

Now Billups is

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Springfield restaurant workers protest, ask for higher wages

Picketing outside of Aviary Cafe in Springfield, about a dozen workers on Monday protested for higher wages and health benefits after “being overworked like slaves.” 

The strikers were not unionized, and all were fired after walking off the job Sunday. 

“Our last straw was when our management team left in the middle of a Saturday lunch rush (not the first time that’s happened) and left their understaffed employees to run their restaurant for them during one of the busiest days of the week,” wrote Aviary kitchen worker Perry Ashlock on Facebook. 

“The whole intention with

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French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

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Thousands of protesters gather at Place Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower attend a demonstration in Paris, France, Saturday July 24, 2021, against the COVID-19 pass which grants vaccinated individuals greater ease of access to venues. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

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France’s parliament approved a law early Monday requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all health workers.

Both measures have prompted protests and political tensions. President Emmanuel Macron and his government say they are needed to protect vulnerable populations and hospitals as infections rebound and to

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Restaurant review: One Thirty One Lameuse in downtown Biloxi

It’s hard to imagine, but the number of new restaurants on the Mississippi Gulf Coast continues to grow.

Just a few weeks ago, One Thirty One Lameuse opened and is already creating quite a stir. It’s a lovely restaurant, located on the second floor — take the elevator if you like, but make sure to check out the old Biloxi photographs at the top of the stairs.

It has a spacious feel to it, with a dark unfinished ceiling, lots of windows, a cool L-shaped bar and an interesting stained wooden wall with windows that

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EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco restaurant owner unsure of future in city after business rocked by explosion

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Dramatic surveillance video shows the moments a San Francisco restaurant was rocked by an explosion Monday morning that was so intense, police say it activated their ShotSpotter technology, a sensor that detects gunshots.

“It feels like a terrorist…an explosive is not acceptable,” said the owner of Lapats Thai Noodle Bar Pinyo Charoensuk.

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While police don’t know what or who caused the explosion they say this is uncommon. It may be the final straw for this

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