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Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper


NEW YORK — This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

A little care, a little brine can produce stellar pork chops


Let's face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come up with something that's simple to prepare, but not boring. These pork chops do the job splendidly.

Restaurant Notes: Flat Top going back to 1995 prices over Labor Day weekend


Wouldn't you like to go back to 1995, at least when it comes to paying for a restaurant meal? Flat Top Grill is doing just that, to celebrate 20 years in business.

Stock your freezer with fruit while you can - and make pops!


The autumn produce season catches me off-guard every year. As we glide from the hot days of August into the cooler months ahead, we never quite know when the magic moment arrives that we have seen our last bit of fresh summer fruit in the produce aisle.