Super Bowl brings big business to Augusta area restaurants

...snacks and finger foods.At Kroger stores, consumers purchase deli party trays, chicken wings, shrimp, baby back ribs, chips and dip as well as drinks and ice for the event, said Glynn Jenkins, Kroger's director of communications and public relations...

Session beers pack more flavor with less alcohol

...naturally lower-alcohol brews also get extra points for their ability to pair well with traditional football party fare, the chips, dips, wings and pizza we tend to crave during the big game.Why does it matter? Many craft beers pack more alcohol than...

Atlanta Braves enter winter meetings with major trade chips

...benefits of losing much of his contract are obvious, but the benefits of including him with one of the team's more desirable chips is less clear."Realistically, they'll probably be on the hook for some of the deal, so maybe it's three $10 million...

Slim support for Ga. tax hike

...that the business groups haven't made their case to the public."At some point, the business community has to have some chips in the game. What are they willing to give up?" asked Alan Essig, executive director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute...

Braves Notes: Adding relievers has different benefits

...altered. If one or both relievers bounce back and have a productive first half in 2015, they provide the Braves one or two trade chips at the deadline. The idea of signing relievers to deal them at the deadline for future help is a legitimate practice. It could...

Putin's plunge

...misadventure in Crimea and Ukraine. And he seemed to think he held all the energy cards with which to rake in all of Europe's chips.Oops. Today, sinking world oil prices and Ukraine-inspired sanctions ? and Putin's own autocratic, Jurassic-era...

Russian ruble still under heavy selling pressure despite big central bank rate hike

...Russia circled the globe, with volatile trading in European financial markets and wild inter-day swings on Wall Street. Blue chips on the Dow Jones industrial average were up 155 points at midday before swinging to losses and closing down 111.9 points to...

ACA benefits are hogwash

...why are the applications for food stamps at an all-time high?Recently I witnessed a woman paying for candy, soda, potato chips and ice cream with an EBT card. I was shocked when she loaded them into a late-model luxury car. The reason so many people...

Unbeaten Colorado State continues to surprise

...Rams are one of eight remaining unbeaten teams heading into a game at New Mexico State today."The whole team is filled with chips on their shoulders," said Stanton Kidd, a forward from Baltimore who transferred in from North Carolina Central. "Colorado...

Karin Calloway: Roasted Mushroom Spread is easy dish for party

...you'll want to let it come to room temperature before serving. You can also serve the spread hot. Bake it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, until bubbly. Serve the spread with pita or bagel chips or crispy, toasted baguette slices.