Month: June 2021

Once popular fast food chains nobody will eat at again


Today, you can find McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell restaurants everywhere but 50 years ago, the places where we went for quick, value meals were very different. These are the major fast food brands that have now vanished.




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In Kashmir, Tibetan food nourishes refugee culture

SRINAGAR, India — On Srinagar’s Boulevard Road, visitors heading for the shore of the city’s scenic Dal Lake could easily miss Lhasa, but for the pagoda-style roof and wooden facade that mark its Tibetan heritage. Inside, Chinese paper lanterns cast a red gleam over framed portraits of the Tibetan city from which this popular restaurant gets its name.

The Tibetan exterior and decoration is no accident. When Abdul Rehman Zareif opened Lhasa in 1976, his motivation was partly to help to preserve the culture of Tibet, which he had been forced to flee after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.

“My father was deeply attached to the food of his original homeland in Tibet,” says Ahmad Zareif, one of Rehman Zareif’s sons, who now runs the restaurant with two other siblings. “Tibetan food reminded my father of his village, his family and his childhood. This restaurant helped him

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20 foods Americans eat now that they never heard of 20 years ago










20 foods Americans eat now that they never heard of 20 years ago














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Chinese restaurant near Eagle Vale in Fairport NY has outdoor dining

For the past three years, the Yan family has run Beijing Dumpling, an authentic Chinese dumpling shop in Binghamton. But as they neared the end of their lease, they spotted a space available near Rochester, and it was so beautiful they couldn’t pass it up. 

The family recently opened Yanhuang Gourmet next to Eagle Vale Golf Club; the space at 4344 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road in Perinton was previously home to Thai Mii Up.

The restaurant has two inviting dining rooms separated by a spacious bar. A 16-seat outdoor deck provides an idyllic vantage point for dining outdoors and watching the golfers pass by in their carts.

The Yan family is originally from Beijing, China. Zhengxuan Yan, the mother, along with her son, Yunzhi, emigrated to Seattle in 2014. Yingquan Yan, the father, along with his son Lizhi Yan, arrived two years later. Lizhi is now 18, and goes

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