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Santa Barbara awakens to emergency alert as storm soaks Southern California

A second and final day of heavy rains began pummeling Southern California early Thursday morning as Santa Barbara County residents awakened to emergency phone alerts and calls to evacuate wildfire burn areas. “Flash flood watch in effect for SB County,” read the 5:19 a.m. alert. “Leave now if you...

Council poised to deliver fourth of de Blasio's 15 rezonings

The de Blasio administration is expected to notch a big victory Thursday when the City Council rezones a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. The approval would be the fourth of 15 neighborhood... To view the full story, click the title link.

Pokeworks Debuts Second Houston Location

A new destination for raw fish bowls has arrived in Montrose NYC-based chain Pokeworks has decided that Houston doesn’t quite have enough poke restaurants yet, so they’ve opened yet another spot for raw fish bowls. The new outpost at...Show More Summary

Chronicle Finds Intensely Flavorful Dishes at Yoshi Ramen

Austin Monthly quibbles with offerings at Confituras This week, Jessi Cape returned to reviewing at the Chronicle with a gushing profile of sister restaurants Yoshi Ramen and Veggie Heaven from owner Stacy Chen, The first is her newer...Show More Summary

Take a Tour of the Best Hockey and Basketball Bars Near TD Garden

Where to drink before (or after) a Bruins or Celtics game Welcome back to Food Crawls (or in this case, Booze Crawls), a series in which Eater Boston staffers guide you (virtually) on various food and booze crawls in the Boston area. When...Show More Summary

New Halal Restaurant Brings Gyros and Falafel to Greenville Avenue

Bonus: it’s also open until 3 a.m. on the weekends Wava Halal Grill, a new destination for falafel and gyros prepared to Halal standards, has opened its doors on Greenville Avenue. According to its Twitter feed, the new restaurant at 3611 Greenville Avenue officially kicked open the doors yesterday. Show More Summary

George Mason lands $5 million Koch Foundation donation for Department of Economics

The donation will allow George Mason's Department of Economics to fund three new faculty member positions, according to the university.

New Whole Foods to Open New Fort Lauderdale Location

Whole Foods Market is expanding its reach in South Florida with the opening of its sixth store in Broward county. The new Fort Lauderdale location will be at the corner of US 1 and 17th Street making it the 17th South Florida Whole Foods.

April Fools Comedy Night at Three Taverns on April 1st!

After all the eggs are found, the chocolate bunnies are beheaded, and you’ve changed out of your Easter best, why not head over to 3 Taverns Brewery for some laughs with some great Atlanta area comics? The Decatur Arts Alliance and Three...Show More Summary

El Camino Opens in Fort Lauderdale With a Bottomless Brunch

One of Delray Beach's most popular eateries peddling tacos and margaritas, El Camino Mezcal & Tequila Bar, will welcome a second establishment to Fort Lauderdale this weekend. It's bringing a new bottomless brunch to the mix, something the Palm Beach County location doesn't currently offer.

With Bad Stories, Steve Almond Explores What the Hell Just Happened to America

Author and journalist Steve Almond found himself struggling to wrap his head around the election night results of 2016. The result of that journey is his latest book, Bad Stories: What The Hell Just Happened to Our Country and Monday, March 26, he'll be discussing it at Books & Books...

Boston Is Apparently the Most Difficult City for New Food Trucks

Plus, Bow Market is crowdfunding, Popeyes is barging in on Codman Square unwanted, and more news Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day. It’s Really Hard to Get a Food Truck on the Road in Boston This...Show More Summary

Best Chicago happy hour deals: March 22-28

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, March 22 Slurping Turtle (116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466) celebrates National Noodle Month by offering $10 shoyu or red miso ramen from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 23 Lady Gregory's Old Town (1525 N. Wells St. 312-888-9368) offers...

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

Make your own chai, eat everything at Eataly, check out Princess Nokia, drink beer after-hours at MSI or get fancy with your whisky this weekend in Chicago. DIY chai Check it out, chai lovers: Chiya Chai (2770 N. Milwaukee Ave.) will host a make-your-own chai workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,...

Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season

Spring is here, which means it's time to lace up your running shoes and support your favorite cause while putting your personal record to the test at one of Chicago's many races. Whether you're looking to plan just how many 5Ks you can pack in or just want to get together a group for a fun run...

Sergio's Cuban Cafe & Grill to Expand Throughout South Florida

Whether it be sharing a trio of jamon croquetas and cafecito window-side, or cutting into crispy bistec empanizado after a long night out; Sergio's is a Miami tradition.

Essential California: For police, catching stoned drivers isn't so easy

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, March 22, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES After the legalization of recreational pot in California, law firms specializing in DUI stepped up warnings to marijuana users about being busted....


I had the opportunity to eat meat last night, but I chose only vegetables. I don’t know who I am any more!

The Corporation, a History of the Cuban Mob, Is a Made-in-Miami Story

Miami has provided the setting for truly epic crime tales turned into movies, like War Dogs and Blow. An upcoming film, The Corporation, tells the story of Cuban crime lord Jose Miguel Battle’s rise to power in the criminal underworld. The project stars Benicio Del Toro, is based on a...

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