KD's opens doors to hungry fans
Kevin Durant's much-anticipated restaurant in Lower Bricktown is officially open to the public. KD's, which serves Southern-inspired cuisine, hosted a grand opening event Wednesday at the new restaurant space at 224 Johnny Bench Drive. The restaurant is open 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. KD's menu includes items such as southern-style meat loaf and fried chicken and waffles.
Uptown Candy marks opening
Uptown Candy will celebrate its grand opening at Classen Curve at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The event will feature a performance by Spaghetti Eddie from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as well as photos with Santa, refreshments and a bounce house. Clothing and shoes will be 20 percent to 40 percent off all day at Uptown Kids. The store will also accept new, unwrapped toys to donate to the annual Red Andrews Dinner charity event.
Things heat up for Sriracha
LOS ANGELES — The Southern California-based maker of Sriracha says it can't ship any more of its popular hot sauces to food distributors until next month because the state Department of Public Health is now enforcing stricter guidelines. The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that Huy Fong Foods says the regulations require the sauces be held for 35 days before they can be shipped. The action is the company's second setback in recent weeks. It's being sued by the Los Angeles suburb of Irwindale for eye-burning odors from its pepper sauce operation. Last month, a judge ordered Huy Fong to stop producing the odors until air-quality experts can determine how to mitigate them.
Hilton goes public, strikes gold
NEW YORK — Hilton is back, and in a big way. The hotelier, which went private in 2007, says its initial public offering priced Wednesday at $20 per share — in the middle of its expected range — for a total take of $2.35 billion on the sale of 117.6 million shares. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is the world's largest hotel group, when measured by rooms, with 665,667 rooms across 90 countries and territories. Blackstone Group LP will continue to hold majority voting power.
This Bud's not for you, Portugal
PRAGUE — The Czech brewery Budvar said Wednesday that a Portuguese trade court has upheld a decision prohibiting rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, from selling beer under the Budweiser name in the country. State-owned Budvar has been fighting with Anheuser-Busch for more than a century over use of the Budweiser brand name. AB InBev has an option to appeal but has not yet said if it plans to do so.
From Staff and Wire Reports