Mike Smith On Assisting Local Restaurants And His Favorite Hot Spots


The man behind Thyme Table, Thyme Catering and Thyme Traveler food truck shares his origin story, where he gets takeout and his favorite places around town.

Mike Smith has made his rounds around the food industry in Northeast Ohio, working his way up as a busboy and bouncer all the way to head chef before discovering his love for catering. The family man with a great love for Bay Village and passion for hospitality has been at the helm of Thyme Table since it opened in 2019 and became Cleveland’s best new restaurant last year. And business

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Small Business Spotlight: La Capital Tacos | Local News

TROY, N.Y. — Ever since its ribbon-cutting in February, La Capital Tacos has seen steady business. The new eatery, located at 161 4th St., has a small menu that focuses on simple, high-quality authentic Mexican food. It’s the only one of its kind in the Capital Region.

La Capital Tacos gets its name from a double entendre. “La Capital” is indicative not only of the Capital Region, but of Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and the hometown of owner Yair De La Rosa.

De La Rosa is very grateful that his new business is doing well. He feels it’s

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Debuts The ‘Essence Of Asia’ Collection to Support Local Heroes

William Drew, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, says: “On behalf of the 50 Best team, we are honoured to unveil the Essence of Asia collection. At a time when restaurants need our support, this collection presents travelers and gourmets with an invaluable guide to some of Asia’s most authentic and diverse dining experiences. Reflecting the breadth of the region’s gastronomic scene, the range of establishments spans street vendors, time-honoured institutions, philanthropic businesses and pioneering newcomers.”

The collection comprises establishments in 49 cities across 20 countries and territories, stretching from Pakistan across to Japan. Integral to

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WATCH NOW: Pandemic leaves Spotsylvania senior lonely, but not depressed | Local News

In one fast-moving week, Johnson and many other area seniors found that their worlds had shrunk to the size of their apartments and still have not opened up, despite the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Over the past year, Johnson has visited in person with no one but her daughter and son-in-law, who live in Spotsylvania County. When they got sick with COVID-19, she saw no one until they recovered.

She spent Thanksgiving alone, eating dinner with her niece in Chicago at the other end of the phone.

She talks to the driver who delivers weekly meals and monthly activity

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Popular corn dog food truck set to reopen both East Idaho locations Friday, expansions on the horizon | Local

If there’s one thing East Idahoans couldn’t get enough of in 2020, a freshly battered corn dog slathered in honey is likely high on the list.

Micheal O’Neal, the owner of Eastern Idaho’s franchise of The Corn Dog Company, says last year’s success, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, has allowed the company to add four more mobile corn dog wagons to its existing arsenal of trailers in Pocatello and another in Idaho Falls, which are set to open for the season on Friday.

“We had an absolutely incredible first year,” O’Neal said. “We definitely learned a ton through trial

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A new Chick-fil-A is coming to N.J. and it’s honoring local heroes

One of New Jersey’s favorite fast food chains will soon open yet another location in the Garden State.

Chick-fil-A, the Georgia-based chicken restaurant, is opening a location in Linden this week — the chain’s 47th in the state. The company, which was just named the best fast food chicken sandwich in New Jersey by NJ.com, is so popular that its long drive-thru lines have caused traffic issues and even law suits in some cases.

The new franchise, located at 900 West Edgar Road, opens Wednesday with drive-thru and carry-out service. Chick-fil-A is forgoing its typical Chick-fil-A First 100 celebration

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