Quick Bites: Beard Awards, Famous Foods Street Eats, Duck & Waffle and more Vegas food news

The James Beard Foundation recently announced its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists, and three Las Vegans have been nominated in the Best Chef: Southwest award region, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Oklahoma. They are: Gina Marinelli of La Strega and Harlo; Jamie Tran of the Black Sheep; and Hongrui Xin of Big Dan Shanxi Taste. The finalists will be announced on March 16.

The Bar & Restaurant Expo, coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 21-23, has announced the finalists in its 2022 Industry Excellence Awards, and one chef and two venues from Las Vegas

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20 Foods That Are Banned in America



The ban on specific foods in the United States can stem from a range of concerns, from animal welfare to health to mere social convention. Here is a comprehensive list of foods you could never find, foods under very strict regulations, and foods you may hope to never see. Reader beware: some of the food items described may be the result of shocking or unnerving processes.

Related: The True Origins of 19 Classic ‘American’ Foods

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The sale of raw milk, or unpasteurized milk, is banned by the FDA across state lines because of its potential for carrying

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North Shore shopping center expands: Asian Foods market almost done, Popeye’s opening and more coming

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Asian Foods store will be cooking with gas — literally — as soon as pipelines are installed in the Mariners Harbor shopping complex in which the soon-to-come grocer is housed. The work at 2343 Forest Ave. finally is underway as of Monday, Feb. 21, said the store’s principal, Jonathan Chan.

“We have no [opening] date set yet as we still have no gas to our store,” said Chan. Although he is hopeful that while National Grid finalizes the work other tasks will be completed — finalizing equipment installation and stocking shelves — leading into a

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7 metro Phoenix restaurants serving auspicious Chinese foods for Lunar New Year 2022

The Lunar New Year starts on Tuesday, Feb. 1 and food plays a big part in the 15-day celebration. Certain foods are believed to bring good luck, wealth, health and longevity for the next year.

People of different cultures celebrate Lunar New Year, including Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities. Some examples of auspicious foods in Chinese culture include whole fish, jiaozi dumplings, egg rolls, yi mein “long life” noodles and good-fortune fruit including oranges, pomegranates and other citrus.

Here are 7 Chinese restaurants in Phoenix serving traditional foods to ring in Year of the Tiger.

Dig in: A Cantonese duck

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