Month: August 2021

Opinion: Americans spent a record $103.6 billion on pet products last year. How much is too much?

Let me first state for the record that I really like my dog, a 11-year-old cutie named Lulu. She plays a good game of fetch. She forces me to get a little more exercise with her constant need for walks. She has also mastered being house-trained (well, almost, but let’s not get into the details).

But would I take her to a dog bar, much like the one that opened recently in London and serves canine “cocktails”?

Not in your freaking life.

It’s National Dog Day, which is yet another occasion for us to overindulge our four-legged friends.

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These were America’s top chefs when you were born


The idea of the celebrity chef has changed enormously in America over most of our lifetimes. Back in the 1940s, most restaurant chefs’ names were completely unknown to the general public, but by the 1990s dozens of working chefs were legitimate celebrities, usually because of appearances on television or through best-selling cookbooks. Get a glimpse into what chef culture was when you were born by exploring the best-known chefs of past decades.




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Food Truck Fest sets dates for Columbia SC convention center

Families in Columbia who can’t make a unanimous decision on what to eat need look no further than the 25 food truck spread at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center’s second annual Food Truck Fest on Sept. 12.

The event, which will also have a series of entertainment acts, will go on from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. In addition to food trucks, the event will also highlight small businesses in the area and give shoppers the chance to meet the people behind the products.

The Food Truck Fest is free to enter and boasts myriad fun activities for adults and

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The most popular restaurant dish the decade you were born


It’s safe to say our taste buds have changed over the last 80 years. If you went out in the 1940s everyone was eating turtle soup, the 1970s had us impressed by loaded potato skins and in the 2000s we thought molten chocolate cake was haute cuisine. Find out what dish everyone was ordering the decade you were born.




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