Which city’s food wins game day?

For some folks, even die-hard football fans, Super Bowl food is as essential to game day as the game itself. And like many Floridians, Andy Hesman and Kenny Nadeau will be rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend. But when it comes to snacking, the two part ways, and voted quite differently in our city-centric Super Bowl Food Showdown.

Hesman, owner of AJ’s Press in Longwood, has Tampa roots. Years ago, he and his former business partner had a sandwich shop in Cigar City. Though it closed after sustaining serious damage during Hurricane Irma, its sister shop in Longwood still showcases Tampa love via its Cuban sandwich.

Nadeau, best known as the Kenny behind Uncle Kenny’s BBQ & Catering in Clermont, was born and raised in St. Louis, and though he’s been a proud Floridian since 1999, he’s just as proud showcasing the flavors of the Midwest via the

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Inside Leicester’s new Desi Street Food Cafe which has just opened in the city centre

A new cafe giving customers a flavour of Indian street markets has just launched in the city centre.

Serving up a completely vegetarian menu, Desi Street Food has opened in Pocklingtons Walk, and is currently offering a takeaway and delivery service.

The family-run cafe has been started by Sukh Singh, who, having been inspired by a visit to India, was keen to give people in Leicester the chance to experience Indian street food.

Sukh, who has previously run a restaurant, told LeicestershireLive: “I wanted to offer the fast street food concept of India’s markets with good homemade vegetarian food at an affordable price.”

Take a look inside and at some of the menu in the gallery below

From the northern region of Punjab, though Delhi, down to Mumbai, he aims to bring to Leicester a sense of that Indian culture – drinking chai or Limca, and eating chaats or a

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Petco poised for growth after business shift to pet wellness from pet food



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THE RATINGS GAME

Petco Health & Wellness Co. has shifted its business away from bricks-and-mortar pet food retail and is now once again a publicly traded company poised for growth.

“The company is in the midst of a transformation under new CEO Ron Coughlin, developing a fully-integrated comprehensive pet care ecosystem to serve the 50% of pet parents who prefer a one-stop experience that cannot be matched by online-only competitors,” wrote Wedbush analysts led by Seth Basham.

Wedbush notes that Petco was a private company for 14 years before trading began last month.

Moreover, Petco has gone public after a surge of pet ownership during COVID-19, with adoptions increasing 4% in 2020, analysts say.

Read: Petco CEO highlights the resiliency of the pet industry as COVID-19 drives increase in adoption

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How China presents opportunity for pet-food majors | Food Industry Comment

Chinese consumers prefer to feed pets with imported products

just-food’s China market columnist Peter Peverelli digs into the country’s growing pet-food market.

Due to rising living standards and urbanisation, phenomena referred to as “empty-nest youth” and “empty-nest elderly” have soared in China.

The former will strike many western readers as odd, as empty-nest syndrome is typically linked to the elderly. However, remember the subject of the previous Eye on China column the growing number of Chinese young adults living on their own. They enjoy a level of freedom their parents and earlier ancestors had not even dreamed about but they are culturally still Chinese, with a communitarian inclination.

If you are not ready for regularly sharing your home with another person but still would like a companion, then a pet is an attractive alternative. The number of these empty-nest youths in China is expected to reach 92 million this year.

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