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8/20/2018

Italy's bubbly prosecco has become more dry over the years, helping to make it a wine market winner. Many enjoyable versions, such as those from Da Luca, Botter Borgo Alato and Cantina Montelliana, are very affordably priced, Joseph Micallef writes.

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8/20/2018

The Pink Squirrel is an ice cream cocktail from Milwaukee that seems designed for summer relaxation, M. Carrie Allan writes. The drink combines ice cream, creme de cacao and creme de noyaux, a liqueur that gives it a rose color and more balance than many too-sweet ice cream drinks, she writes.

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8/17/2018

Dunkin' Donuts grew by 280 units last year, and a simplified menu has improved service and trimmed labor costs, marketing chief Tony Weisman said. The chain is also appealing to younger consumers with a $2 snack menu, a breakfast value menu and a push to remove artificial ingredients.

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8/17/2018

Students at five schools in an Arizona district will receive free breakfasts and lunches this school year through the Community Eligibility Provision. One school has a salad bar cart and a varied menu of healthy options, including teriyaki dippers with brown rice and toasted turkey melt sandwiches.

8/17/2018

The Paris-Brest pastry has become widely popular at more than than just French bakeries, with both classic and unconventional versions popping up across the US. The circle of cream puffs with hazelnut custard filling and crunchy toppings was said to have been created in 1910 by a pastry chef to promote a bicycle race between the cities of Brest and Paris.

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8/17/2018

Kimbal Musk will open his second Chicago restaurant, a farm-to-table concept called Next Door American Eatery, next year. Musk, the brother of tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, also has a Chicago nonprofit that works with public schools to create Learning Garden, and he opened The Kitchen American Bistro in the city four years ago.

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8/17/2018

Subway is still the largest US quickserve chain with 25,908 restaurants, all of them franchises. McDonald's, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and Pizza Hut round out the top five.

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8/17/2018

A growing number of high-end eateries are eschewing long-held "ladies first" service policies in favor of more gender-neutral styles. "If eliminating 'classic' parts of service can make it even more comfortable for our guests, then that means we've done what we can for right now," said Meredith Rush, general manager of Tied House in Chicago.

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8/17/2018

Greenville County Schools in South Carolina is expanding its lunch menu to include items such as Angus beef Philly cheesesteaks, scratch-made macaroni and cheese, gyoza and fresh-baked rolls. Joe Urban, the school district's food and nutrition services director, says over the past five years, they've focused on using fresh ingredients and incorporating different flavors and ethnic dishes to encourage students to try new foods.

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8/17/2018

Researchers found that children with overweight or obesity who engaged in brief periods of moderate-intensity exercise had lower insulin secretion and insulin levels during the three-hour oral glucose tolerance test and lower C-peptide levels than when they had uninterrupted sitting for three hours. The findings, published in the journal Diabetes Care based on 35 children ages 7 to 11, revealed that interrupting sedentary behavior was not associated with a substantial increase in energy intake.

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