SAN FRANCISCO - If you've ever sent a virtual gift to a friend on Facebook - perhaps an image of a tasty-looking cocktail - you may have wished that icy-looking, pixelated glass was the real thing.
WASHINGTON - On the eve of conservative commentator Glenn Beck's rally at the Lincoln Memorial, a blogger's assertion that parts of the nation's capital should be avoided touched off accusations of racism and a sharp response by angry city leaders.
NEW YORK - With just 10 tables, it's hard to get a reservation at the popular, century-old Rao's restaurant in East Harlem.
Grant Achatz is happy that food bloggers are so excited about dining at his renowned Alinea restaurant in Chicago that they want to shoot photos and even video of their experience.
VIENNA - At age 98, Leopold Hawelka - looking smart in blazer and bow tie - still sits in his famous cafe on most mornings, greeting guests and keeping a close eye on staff from a table near the kitchen.