When Start-Ups Go Into the Garage (or Sometimes the Living Room)

SAN FRANCISCO — It is the folksiest of Silicon Valley origin stories: Tech start-up makes it…

Mask Mandate? In a Montana Town, It ‘Puts Us at Odds With Customers’

HAMILTON, Mont. — Outside River Rising Bakery sits an older gentleman, his face uncovered. He’s here…

Small-Business Failures Loom as Federal Aid Dries Up

The United States faces a wave of small-business failures this fall if the federal government does…

The State Fair Is Canceled. Deep-Fried Oreos Are Not.

Now, 500 to 600 cars show up each week for food from Crazy Taters and her…

In Louisiana, Love for a Chinese Restaurant and Its Magnetic Owner

“I love Champagne,” Mr. Lim said before the meal, “and also pinot noir and Bordeaux and…

Eleanor Jacobs, 91, Dies; a Force Behind the Earth Shoe Phenomenon

Eleanor Jacobs, who stumbled upon a pair of odd-looking shoes in Denmark and, with her husband,…

Beard Foundation Undercut Integrity of Its Awards, Panel Says

The committee “unanimously rejected the attempt to alter established Awards procedure to obtain a different result,”…

A Covid Surcharge on Restaurant Checks? Some Owners Are Wary

He has raised his prices by about 5 or 6 percent, he said, and has noticed…

The Cradle of Global Bagel Baking? (It’s Not New York)

Spelt Right largely fell apart in 2016, hit by a sudden spike in the price of…

The Perfect Moment for Vegan Tacos

For years, taco culture has been revised like this, through experimentation in kitchens, and in backyards,…