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www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
New York City

Owner and Manager of Grimaldi's Pizzeria Plead Guilty to Wage Theft

Restaurant owner and manager pleaded guilty to stealing over $32,000 in wages from 18 employees, making restitution through a plea deal. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Chicago

Brendan Sodikoff Confirms He's Reviving The Freeze and Opening a Small Cheval

Brendan Sodikoff is reviving The Freeze ice cream stand in Logan Square, adding a Small Cheval location with a similar menu and a new second floor. [ more ]
Eater LA
1 month ago
DevOps

Ronan Chef Daniel Cutler Steps Into the Kitchen at Here's Looking at You

Daniel Cutler assumes chef role at Here's Looking at You after Jonathan Whitener's passing.
Returning classic dishes and incorporating personal touches at Here's Looking at You under Cutler's leadership.
Commitment to making the transition work and honoring the legacy of Here's Looking at You amidst grieving. [ more ]
#lawsuit
sfist.com
1 month ago
Chicago

North Beach's Park Tavern Space Leased By Former Partner In Restaurant, Will Likely Reopen Under Different Name

James Nicholas, ex-husband of Anna Weinberg, is reportedly taking over the former Park Tavern space for a new restaurant, potentially facing legal issues with the Park Tavern name. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
SF food

Former server files lawsuit against controversial 93-year-old SF restaurateur

Former server files lawsuit against restaurant owner for unpaid wages and off-the-clock work.
Allegations include working long hours without breaks and performing additional unpaid responsibilities. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
SF food

Lawsuit says employee at Michelin-recognized SF restaurant attacked a customer

A customer has filed a lawsuit against Rooh, a Michelin Guide-recognized Indian restaurant in San Francisco, alleging that an employee physically attacked her after inquiring about a discount.
The customer is suing both the restaurant and the employee for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and negligent hiring for damages exceeding $35,000. [ more ]
sfist.com
1 month ago
Chicago

North Beach's Park Tavern Space Leased By Former Partner In Restaurant, Will Likely Reopen Under Different Name

James Nicholas, ex-husband of Anna Weinberg, is reportedly taking over the former Park Tavern space for a new restaurant, potentially facing legal issues with the Park Tavern name. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
SF food

Former server files lawsuit against controversial 93-year-old SF restaurateur

Former server files lawsuit against restaurant owner for unpaid wages and off-the-clock work.
Allegations include working long hours without breaks and performing additional unpaid responsibilities. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
SF food

Lawsuit says employee at Michelin-recognized SF restaurant attacked a customer

A customer has filed a lawsuit against Rooh, a Michelin Guide-recognized Indian restaurant in San Francisco, alleging that an employee physically attacked her after inquiring about a discount.
The customer is suing both the restaurant and the employee for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and negligent hiring for damages exceeding $35,000. [ more ]
morelawsuit
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Chicago

The James Beard Foundation Unveils a Fresh Crop of Celebrity Hosts for Its 2024 Gala

The James Beard Foundation announced new hosts for its prestigious annual gala on June 10 in Chicago. [ more ]
Inc.com
1 month ago
Remote teams

Downtown Restaurant Spending Drops in Weekday Lunch Crunch

Restaurants in business districts losing midday business to inflation and hybrid work policies; customers spending more on weekends and happy hour. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
US news

Red Lobster seeks bankruptcy protection days after closing dozens of restaurants

Red Lobster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to streamline operations, close restaurants, and seek a sale. [ more ]
#fine-dining
Conde Nast Traveler
1 month ago
London food

The Michelin Guide Has Finally Arrived in Mexico-These Are the Starred Restaurants

Michelin introduced its restaurant guide to Mexico, awarding stars to various restaurants, including Pujol and Quintonil, without granting any establishments three stars. [ more ]
Eater NY
3 months ago
NYC food

New York Media Elites Cameo in 'The Bear' Season 3 Sneak Peek

Writers understand their audience and portray honest depictions of the restaurant industry.
The show features a humorous take on restaurant critics and includes real New York faces, catering to a specific audience. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
4 months ago
Chicago

A Beautiful Filipino and Cuban Prix Fixe Emerges in Ravenswood

Transition from casual to upscale dining
Emphasis on tasting menu and set courses [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
NYC food

If You Close It, Will They Come?

Marc Murphy is opening Marc179 restaurant for three nights a month, serving a four-course menu at $75, aiming for profitability with a smaller establishment.
Dan Kluger's Greywind offers a Chef's Counter experience three evenings a month, serving about six courses with changing themes for $185, focusing on quality over quantity. [ more ]
Conde Nast Traveler
1 month ago
London food

The Michelin Guide Has Finally Arrived in Mexico-These Are the Starred Restaurants

Michelin introduced its restaurant guide to Mexico, awarding stars to various restaurants, including Pujol and Quintonil, without granting any establishments three stars. [ more ]
Eater NY
3 months ago
NYC food

New York Media Elites Cameo in 'The Bear' Season 3 Sneak Peek

Writers understand their audience and portray honest depictions of the restaurant industry.
The show features a humorous take on restaurant critics and includes real New York faces, catering to a specific audience. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
4 months ago
Chicago

A Beautiful Filipino and Cuban Prix Fixe Emerges in Ravenswood

Transition from casual to upscale dining
Emphasis on tasting menu and set courses [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
NYC food

If You Close It, Will They Come?

Marc Murphy is opening Marc179 restaurant for three nights a month, serving a four-course menu at $75, aiming for profitability with a smaller establishment.
Dan Kluger's Greywind offers a Chef's Counter experience three evenings a month, serving about six courses with changing themes for $185, focusing on quality over quantity. [ more ]
morefine-dining
#city-policies
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Chicago

Clark Street Outdoor Dining to Return Without Pedestrianized Roads

Mayor Johnson allows sidewalk patio expansions but keeps Clark Street open to auto traffic for accessibility and traffic flow in River North. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
SF food

SF deli chain closing final downtown locations after 40 years in business

Lee's Deli in San Francisco is closing its final two locations permanently due to lack of demand,
Owner Lee Quan cited city policies, including rising minimum wage costs, as reasons for closures. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
1 month ago
Chicago

Clark Street Outdoor Dining to Return Without Pedestrianized Roads

Mayor Johnson allows sidewalk patio expansions but keeps Clark Street open to auto traffic for accessibility and traffic flow in River North. [ more ]
SFGATE
4 months ago
SF food

SF deli chain closing final downtown locations after 40 years in business

Lee's Deli in San Francisco is closing its final two locations permanently due to lack of demand,
Owner Lee Quan cited city policies, including rising minimum wage costs, as reasons for closures. [ more ]
morecity-policies
#closures
Eater SF
1 month ago
SF food

Oakland's 'Izakaya Cantina' Good Luck Gato and Nineties Bar Ninth Life Are Now Closed

Support for small businesses is crucial in the face of challenges like high costs and low foot traffic. [ more ]
Eater SF
3 months ago
SF food

Rotisserie Chicken Chain Boston Market Has Closed All of Its Bay Area Restaurants

Notable Bay Area restaurant closures are tracked weekly.
Estiatorio Ornos in FIDI and Boston Market in Fremont have permanently closed. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
LA food

A beloved Beverly Hills burger joint mysteriously closed 27 years ago. What happened?

Restaurant industry struggles due to rising costs
Nostalgia for a beloved closed restaurant [ more ]
Eater NY
4 months ago
NYC food

'Kiss the Chef' for $1,000: What We Know About Frog Club So Far

New hotly debated restaurant Frog Club with unique rules and menu offerings
Recent closures of popular restaurants in various locations [ more ]
Eater SF
1 month ago
SF food

Oakland's 'Izakaya Cantina' Good Luck Gato and Nineties Bar Ninth Life Are Now Closed

Support for small businesses is crucial in the face of challenges like high costs and low foot traffic. [ more ]
Eater SF
3 months ago
SF food

Rotisserie Chicken Chain Boston Market Has Closed All of Its Bay Area Restaurants

Notable Bay Area restaurant closures are tracked weekly.
Estiatorio Ornos in FIDI and Boston Market in Fremont have permanently closed. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
LA food

A beloved Beverly Hills burger joint mysteriously closed 27 years ago. What happened?

Restaurant industry struggles due to rising costs
Nostalgia for a beloved closed restaurant [ more ]
Eater NY
4 months ago
NYC food

'Kiss the Chef' for $1,000: What We Know About Frog Club So Far

New hotly debated restaurant Frog Club with unique rules and menu offerings
Recent closures of popular restaurants in various locations [ more ]
moreclosures
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Business

The shocking state of the restaurant industry: 'We can't afford to be open. We can't afford to be closed.'

Running a restaurant during economic crises can lead to challenges where closure may be unaffordable, causing financial strain and uncertainty. [ more ]
#sustainability
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Business

Where every cent of $1 goes at one L.A. restaurant, explained

Neighborhood restaurants face challenges post-pandemic with rising costs, putting their business model under threat. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

A.I. Is Spying on the Food We Throw Away

Artificial intelligence is being used to address food waste problems in industries like hotels and supermarkets.
A.I. tools like those developed by Winnow and Afresh help businesses track wasteful practices and make more sustainable decisions. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Business

Where every cent of $1 goes at one L.A. restaurant, explained

Neighborhood restaurants face challenges post-pandemic with rising costs, putting their business model under threat. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

A.I. Is Spying on the Food We Throw Away

Artificial intelligence is being used to address food waste problems in industries like hotels and supermarkets.
A.I. tools like those developed by Winnow and Afresh help businesses track wasteful practices and make more sustainable decisions. [ more ]
moresustainability
Eater Boston
2 months ago
Boston food

Boston Culinary Legend Jasper White Has Died

Jasper White, a pioneering Boston chef known for his New American cuisine, passed away at 69, leaving an indelible impact on the city's culinary scene. [ more ]
Eater SF
2 months ago
California

How California's Junk Fee Ban Will Impact Restaurants

Mandatory service fees at California restaurants and bars will be banned under SB 478, potentially leading to price increases and a shift back to tipping systems. [ more ]
PUNCH
2 months ago
Wine

Wait, the Cheapest Bottle on a Wine List Costs How Much Now?

The traditional rule of choosing the second-cheapest wine on the menu may not be applicable due to significant price increases in lower-tier wines. [ more ]
Eater SF
2 months ago
SF food

Menu Prices at California Restaurants and Bars Are About to Go Up

Restaurants and bars in California must integrate mandatory fees into menu prices due to the junk fee ban, causing a significant shift in industry practices. [ more ]
#veselka
Eater NY
2 months ago
NYC food

Ukrainian Diner Veselka Opens in Brooklyn Next Month

Veselka is opening a new location in Brooklyn, marking the first time the Ukrainian restaurant will operate there. [ more ]
Eater NY
2 months ago
NYC food

Ukrainian Diner Veselka Opens in Brooklyn Next Month

New Veselka location in Brooklyn, Sweetgreen serves beef, Popup Bagels expands on Upper West Side, Filipino restaurant Bilao reopens. [ more ]
Eater NY
2 months ago
NYC food

Ukrainian Diner Veselka Opens in Brooklyn Next Month

Veselka is opening a new location in Brooklyn, marking the first time the Ukrainian restaurant will operate there. [ more ]
Eater NY
2 months ago
NYC food

Ukrainian Diner Veselka Opens in Brooklyn Next Month

New Veselka location in Brooklyn, Sweetgreen serves beef, Popup Bagels expands on Upper West Side, Filipino restaurant Bilao reopens. [ more ]
moreveselka
London On The Inside
4 months ago
London food

Unconventional Eats | The Most Unusual Places to Eat in London

Opening a restaurant is challenging with considerations like site selection, funding, and rent.
Some restaurants get creative by opening in unusual locations, serving great food. [ more ]
Eater SF
2 months ago
SF food

Lauded Vietnamese Restaurant the Slanted Door Will Not Reopen at the Ferry Building

Renowned restaurant Slanted Door won't reopen flagship location at SF's Ferry Building due to high renovation costs and new projects excitement. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
2 months ago
Chicago

A Texas Restaurant Tech Company Wants to Piece Etta Back Together

Etta Collective assets sold to InKind, co-founder David Pisor out. [ more ]
#labor-rights
Truthout
2 months ago
Business

It's Long Past Time for Restaurant Workers to Earn a Livable Wage

Workers are fighting for an increase in the federal minimum wage for tipped workers, which has been stagnant since 1991. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
LA food

Restaurant workers wanted to unionize at this L.A. hotel. Now the restaurants are closing

Workers at Hotel Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles filed cards to organize a union, and the hotel's food operator decided to close the restaurants where they worked.
Employees at Noble 33, the third-party management company behind the restaurants, have been discontented due to increased workload and lack of support from management. [ more ]
Truthout
2 months ago
Business

It's Long Past Time for Restaurant Workers to Earn a Livable Wage

Workers are fighting for an increase in the federal minimum wage for tipped workers, which has been stagnant since 1991. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
LA food

Restaurant workers wanted to unionize at this L.A. hotel. Now the restaurants are closing

Workers at Hotel Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles filed cards to organize a union, and the hotel's food operator decided to close the restaurants where they worked.
Employees at Noble 33, the third-party management company behind the restaurants, have been discontented due to increased workload and lack of support from management. [ more ]
morelabor-rights
Fast Company
2 months ago
Business

Chipotle stock price just hit an all-time high, even as other chains struggle to stay afloat

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) surged 7.35% to an all-time high post earnings beat, with 14% revenue growth and loyal customer base.
Positive outlook with multiple price target upgrades, despite challenges faced by other restaurant chains in the industry. [ more ]
#expansion
Eater NY
2 months ago
NYC food

Urbanspace Food Halls Are Coming to an End, Rebranding With a New Name

Hospitality Firm is relaunching underperforming Urbanspace food halls, rebranding them as HF Food Halls. [ more ]
Eater NY
2 months ago
NYC food

One of America's Most Innovative Ice Cream Shops Is Opening in New York

Salt and Straw, backed by Danny Meyer, is opening first NYC locations with pop-ups featuring innovative flavors and fundraising events.
Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles expands with a new, larger restaurant in Chinatown.
Jersey City's Corto sibling restaurant, The Roxy, opens serving alcohol in a luxury development.
Textbook, a bakery and bar, expands to Bed-Stuy with a sibling bakery and subterranean bar. [ more ]
Eater SF
4 months ago
San Francisco

One of the Bay Area's Best Bagel Shops Is Finally Opening in San Francisco

Boichik Bagels is expanding in San Francisco with three new locations, bringing popular bagels from Berkeley daily.
North Beach Cafe Jacqueline temporarily closes due to the owner's injury, but is expected to reopen after six to eight weeks. [ more ]
Eater NY
2 months ago
NYC food

Urbanspace Food Halls Are Coming to an End, Rebranding With a New Name

Hospitality Firm is relaunching underperforming Urbanspace food halls, rebranding them as HF Food Halls. [ more ]
Eater NY
2 months ago
NYC food

One of America's Most Innovative Ice Cream Shops Is Opening in New York

Salt and Straw, backed by Danny Meyer, is opening first NYC locations with pop-ups featuring innovative flavors and fundraising events.
Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles expands with a new, larger restaurant in Chinatown.
Jersey City's Corto sibling restaurant, The Roxy, opens serving alcohol in a luxury development.
Textbook, a bakery and bar, expands to Bed-Stuy with a sibling bakery and subterranean bar. [ more ]
Eater SF
4 months ago
San Francisco

One of the Bay Area's Best Bagel Shops Is Finally Opening in San Francisco

Boichik Bagels is expanding in San Francisco with three new locations, bringing popular bagels from Berkeley daily.
North Beach Cafe Jacqueline temporarily closes due to the owner's injury, but is expected to reopen after six to eight weeks. [ more ]
moreexpansion
SFGATE
2 months ago
SF food

'A shining beacon': Award-winning SF chef dies of heart attack

Longtime Bay Area chef Stephen Simmons passed away at 65, leaving a legacy in the restaurant industry and as a mentor to many. [ more ]
Eater LA
2 months ago
Chicago

Cult-Favorite Fried Chicken Chain Bojangles Is Coming to Los Angeles

Bojangles plans West Coast expansion, starting with Southern California in 2025. [ more ]
#covid-19-impact
Boston.com
2 months ago
Running

'We're back!': On Marathon Monday, regulars returned to a new Eastern Standard

The Marathon Monday favorite, Eastern Standard, reopened in a new location in Fenway-Kenmore, restoring a Patriots Day tradition for former regulars. [ more ]
The Seattle Times
2 months ago
Marketing

Delivery-only restaurants, once pandemic successes, face uncertainty

Ghost kitchens and virtual brands grew during the pandemic but faced challenges as dining returned to restaurants. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston food

Not a Friendly town: The last Boston Friendly's has closed

Friendly's Ice Cream closed its last Boston location in Boston Logan Airport due to financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chain's future is uncertain despite attempts to revive the business model in Texas. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Running

'We're back!': On Marathon Monday, regulars returned to a new Eastern Standard

The Marathon Monday favorite, Eastern Standard, reopened in a new location in Fenway-Kenmore, restoring a Patriots Day tradition for former regulars. [ more ]
The Seattle Times
2 months ago
Marketing

Delivery-only restaurants, once pandemic successes, face uncertainty

Ghost kitchens and virtual brands grew during the pandemic but faced challenges as dining returned to restaurants. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston food

Not a Friendly town: The last Boston Friendly's has closed

Friendly's Ice Cream closed its last Boston location in Boston Logan Airport due to financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chain's future is uncertain despite attempts to revive the business model in Texas. [ more ]
morecovid-19-impact
Entrepreneur
2 months ago
Marketing

This Entrepreneur's Top Tips for Email Marketing That Sells | Entrepreneur

Email marketing remains a potent tool for cultivating brand loyalty in the restaurant industry. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

The Fried Chicken Is in New York. The Cashier Is in the Philippines.

Virtual assistants from the Philippines are being used in New York City restaurants for customer service
This new model presents potential cost-saving opportunities for small restaurant owners amidst rising commercial rents. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

Chicago's Pedestrianized Street Program Remains Trapped in Political Purgatory

Chicago pedestrianized streets for outdoor dining during COVID-19.
The outdoor dining program was supported by former Mayor Lori Lightfoot and urbanists. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

Hogsalt and Developer R2 Nix Goose Island Entertainment Complex

R2 and Hogsalt Hospitality partnership for Goose Island development dissolved due to zoning challenges preventing outdoor dining permits.
Chicago's PMDs were established to protect blue-collar manufacturing jobs but made exceptions for outdoor dining during the pandemic to support restaurants survival. [ more ]
#transparency
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

California bill would force DoorDash, UberEats to disclose 'hidden' restaurant fees

Online food delivery platforms add hidden fees to orders, raising costs.
Senate Bill 1490 aims to increase transparency on fees charged by delivery platforms. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF food

Lauded SF restaurant Che Fico scales back controversial upcharge by 50%

A San Francisco restaurant is lowering its surcharge by 50% to support patrons during challenging times.
Che Fico's transparency about surcharges and dedication to supporting employees and guests set it apart in the industry. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
3 months ago
California

California bill would force DoorDash, UberEats to disclose 'hidden' restaurant fees

Online food delivery platforms add hidden fees to orders, raising costs.
Senate Bill 1490 aims to increase transparency on fees charged by delivery platforms. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF food

Lauded SF restaurant Che Fico scales back controversial upcharge by 50%

A San Francisco restaurant is lowering its surcharge by 50% to support patrons during challenging times.
Che Fico's transparency about surcharges and dedication to supporting employees and guests set it apart in the industry. [ more ]
moretransparency
#boston-market
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston food

As once-booming Boston Market dwindles, a trickle of customers get nostalgic

Boston Market, once a booming brand, is now down to a few dozen locations.
The decline of Boston Market reflects changing consumer preferences in the fast-casual dining landscape. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
Boston food

Boston Market quietly closes final Bay Area stores

Boston Market closed its last Bay Area stores quietly, following a trend of shuttering locations across the country.
The Fremont outpost faced closure due to code violations, while other locations in Oakland, San Jose, and Santa Clara have also ceased operations. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston food

As once-booming Boston Market dwindles, a trickle of customers get nostalgic

Boston Market, once a booming brand, is now down to a few dozen locations.
The decline of Boston Market reflects changing consumer preferences in the fast-casual dining landscape. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
Boston food

Boston Market quietly closes final Bay Area stores

Boston Market closed its last Bay Area stores quietly, following a trend of shuttering locations across the country.
The Fremont outpost faced closure due to code violations, while other locations in Oakland, San Jose, and Santa Clara have also ceased operations. [ more ]
moreboston-market
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
London food

London restaurant chain adds brand charge' as it bans tipping by card

Ping Pong restaurant chain replaces service charge with brand fee to avoid compulsory tip distribution to staff
Parent company increases staff wages by 19% to align with new legal minimum [ more ]
Eater SF
3 months ago
San Francisco

A Popular Mission District Taqueria Is Closed After a Car Crashed Into the Restaurant

Taqueria El Buen Sabor faces closure due to a car crash, displacing residents above.
Chef Ingi "Shota" Son to open new restaurant downtown; Edmunds St. John winery closing after 39 years. [ more ]
Ars Technica
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI hype invades Taco Bell and Pizza Hut

AI is dominating corporate marketing, even in fast-food chains like Yum Brands.
The use of AI in restaurants, like Taco Bell and KFC, is increasing to enhance customer experience and increase sales. [ more ]
#james-beard-awards
sfist.com
3 months ago
SF food

San Francisco's The Morris and Pacific Cocktail Haven, Oakland's Burdell Honored With James Beard Nominations

San Francisco chefs largely snubbed in James Beard Awards, a focus on geographical diversity in nominees.
Bay Area chefs like Geoff Davis of Burdell and Rogelio Garcia of Auro receive first-time nominations in Best Chef: California category. [ more ]
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
3 months ago
Chicago

Here Are the DC Area Nominees for the 2024 James Beard Awards

Local area restaurants and chefs received multiple nominations in regional and national categories for the James Beard Awards.
Notable nominees include Hollis Wells Silverman for Outstanding Restaurateur, Susan Bae for Outstanding Pastry Chef, and Masako Morishita for Emerging Chef. [ more ]
sfist.com
3 months ago
SF food

San Francisco's The Morris and Pacific Cocktail Haven, Oakland's Burdell Honored With James Beard Nominations

San Francisco chefs largely snubbed in James Beard Awards, a focus on geographical diversity in nominees.
Bay Area chefs like Geoff Davis of Burdell and Rogelio Garcia of Auro receive first-time nominations in Best Chef: California category. [ more ]
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
3 months ago
Chicago

Here Are the DC Area Nominees for the 2024 James Beard Awards

Local area restaurants and chefs received multiple nominations in regional and national categories for the James Beard Awards.
Notable nominees include Hollis Wells Silverman for Outstanding Restaurateur, Susan Bae for Outstanding Pastry Chef, and Masako Morishita for Emerging Chef. [ more ]
morejames-beard-awards
la.eater.com
3 months ago
Chicago

A Downtown LA Restaurant Is Now Charging a Fee to Cover Increased Security Costs

Perch in Downtown LA implementing 4.5% security fee
Rooftop location requiring additional security personnel [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
New York City

It's ethnic discrimination to force NYC pizzerias, matzah-makers to comply with 'green' edict: new bill

Ethnic restaurants exempt from emission reduction laws
Proposed bill aims to preserve culinary traditions [ more ]
#challenges
Mission Local
3 months ago
Mission District

Spring openings: Guatemalan, Indonesian cuisines, new cafe and sandwich spot

New businesses opening in the Mission despite challenges
Family-owned Guatemalan restaurant success story [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

This Valentine's Day, we're sending love to our favorite East Bay restaurants and foods

Restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bars play an important role in our communities by providing a gathering place for support and celebration.
The restaurant industry has faced numerous challenges in recent years, including business-plan pivots, changing rules, surging commodity prices, and hiring difficulties. [ more ]
Mission Local
3 months ago
Mission District

Spring openings: Guatemalan, Indonesian cuisines, new cafe and sandwich spot

New businesses opening in the Mission despite challenges
Family-owned Guatemalan restaurant success story [ more ]
www.berkeleyside.org
4 months ago
East Bay food

This Valentine's Day, we're sending love to our favorite East Bay restaurants and foods

Restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bars play an important role in our communities by providing a gathering place for support and celebration.
The restaurant industry has faced numerous challenges in recent years, including business-plan pivots, changing rules, surging commodity prices, and hiring difficulties. [ more ]
morechallenges
#san-francisco
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF food

LA restaurant behind viral lobster roll opens on SF waterfront

Broad Street Oyster Co. opens new location at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco.
Founder Christopher Tompkins started with zero experience and now has five restaurants. [ more ]
Eater SF
5 months ago
Chicago

After All That, It Looks Like the Legendary North Beach Restaurant Will Endure

Restaurateurs Francesco Covucci and Peter Fazio are under contract to purchase San Francisco's North Beach Restaurant.
The new owners plan to keep the restaurant's name and some favorite dishes, but will update the menu and spruce up the interior. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF food

LA restaurant behind viral lobster roll opens on SF waterfront

Broad Street Oyster Co. opens new location at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco.
Founder Christopher Tompkins started with zero experience and now has five restaurants. [ more ]
Eater SF
5 months ago
Chicago

After All That, It Looks Like the Legendary North Beach Restaurant Will Endure

Restaurateurs Francesco Covucci and Peter Fazio are under contract to purchase San Francisco's North Beach Restaurant.
The new owners plan to keep the restaurant's name and some favorite dishes, but will update the menu and spruce up the interior. [ more ]
moresan-francisco
www.hamhigh.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Major pizza chain to close 'underperforming' north London branches

43 Papa John's locations to close, 16 in London
Impact on employees being a priority for Papa John's UK [ more ]
SFGATE
3 months ago
SF food

Controversial Berkeley law to be repealed

Berkeley agreed to repeal its natural gas ban in new buildings after a settlement with the California Restaurant Association.
The ban was intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but faced legal challenges and opposition from the restaurant industry. [ more ]
MarTech
3 months ago
Marketing

How Beef 'O' Brady's streamlines customer experience | MarTech

Unified platform for pickup, delivery, and dining in
Centralizing data for customer experience and loyalty [ more ]
#dining-experience
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

A Reborn Tavern on Rush Should Open This Summer

The new Tavern on Rush by Phil Stefani will preserve the essence of the original through its people-oriented approach.
The revamped restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a focus on providing a quality dining experience including a renowned steakhouse selection. [ more ]
Eater LA
4 months ago
LA food

A Grandmother's Stuffed Grape Leaf Recipe Is the Star at LA's New Jordanian Restaurant

Layla restaurant by Chris Sayegh showcases Jordanian flavors and his grandmother's influence.
Menu at Layla includes shareable mezze, unique appetizers like warak dawali, and entrees like grilled seabass and lamb tagine. [ more ]
Eater NY
4 months ago
NYC food

A Next-Level Chinese Street Food Spot Opens in the East Village

Hot pot is popular due to its ability to feed large groups with diverse tastes, interactive cooking experience, variety of ingredients, and affordability.
YGF Malatang offers a solution to traditional hot pot challenges by providing a fast-food style experience catered to solo diners with a wide selection of ingredients. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

A Reborn Tavern on Rush Should Open This Summer

The new Tavern on Rush by Phil Stefani will preserve the essence of the original through its people-oriented approach.
The revamped restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a focus on providing a quality dining experience including a renowned steakhouse selection. [ more ]
Eater LA
4 months ago
LA food

A Grandmother's Stuffed Grape Leaf Recipe Is the Star at LA's New Jordanian Restaurant

Layla restaurant by Chris Sayegh showcases Jordanian flavors and his grandmother's influence.
Menu at Layla includes shareable mezze, unique appetizers like warak dawali, and entrees like grilled seabass and lamb tagine. [ more ]
Eater NY
4 months ago
NYC food

A Next-Level Chinese Street Food Spot Opens in the East Village

Hot pot is popular due to its ability to feed large groups with diverse tastes, interactive cooking experience, variety of ingredients, and affordability.
YGF Malatang offers a solution to traditional hot pot challenges by providing a fast-food style experience catered to solo diners with a wide selection of ingredients. [ more ]
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sfist.com
3 months ago
SF food

Day Around the Bay: Berkeley Falcon Annie Has Laid Two Eggs, Third Egg Expected Wednesday

Quince.com CEO's statement raises suspicion in trademark dispute
SF robotics startup Glacier innovating recycling with AI and robots [ more ]
Eater Atlanta
3 months ago
NYC food

Mini Pizzas Are On the Menu at Chastain Park's New Italian Neighborhood Spot

Kevin Maxey's restaurant Pendolino opens in Atlanta, inspired by a variety of olive oil for its name.
The restaurant space captures the essence of neighborhood Italian with a touch of moodiness through its design. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
3 months ago
Chicago

'The Bear' Could Be Filming Seasons 3 and 4 Back to Back in Chicago

Season 4 of The Bear is green-lit, possibly the final season.
Christian Hunter of Atelier is transitioning to open a new affordable restaurant paying homage to his mother's roots. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Famous Fulham restaurant could be left without staff due to Home Office skilled worker visa changes

Skilled worker visa changes will impact restaurant staffing
Increased minimum salary for workers from abroad poses challenges for restaurants [ more ]
Eater LA
4 months ago
LA food

All Hail the Smoke Queen, Lighting Up Garden Grove With Asian-Inflected Barbecue

Emphasis on smoked meat experience in Asian-inflected barbecue restaurant.
Chef-owner's journey from franchise owner to opening Smoke Queen Barbecue. [ more ]
Eater SF
4 months ago
San Francisco

The Legal Drama Surrounding China Live Continues

China Live restaurant's future in limbo due to Wells Fargo lawsuit for property foreclosure.
Sacramento food truck, Rabbit Food Revolution, citing rising costs and health issues closes down. [ more ]
Eater Boston
4 months ago
Boston food

Two Swanky Seafood Spots Stumble After High-Profile Debuts

Fenway seafood restaurant closures
Challenges in the restaurant industry [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
NYC food

Michelin highlights 10 more California restaurants as new discoveries'

Michelin Guide released a midseason list of new discoveries in restaurants.
Highlighted restaurants include one in San Francisco and nine in Southern California. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston food

Pescador, part of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, closes after more than a year in Kenmore Square

The seafood restaurant Pescador from the Blue Ribbon Restaurants group has closed after over a year of operation in Kenmore Square.
The closure reflects the challenges in the restaurant industry, with efforts made to support employees by reassigning them to other locations within the restaurant network. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Dining

When Canceling Your Reservation Costs as Much as Dinner

Restaurants are implementing cancellation fees to combat last-minute cancellations and no-shows.
Data from Resy shows a significant increase in the number of restaurants charging cancellation fees in the U.S. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
LA food

Consider the egg - and when you do, consider deep-frying it. Holy Basil shares a recipe for Thai omelet

Eggs are a versatile ingredient suitable for any meal of the day.
Chef Arpapornnopparat's kai jiew dish is an iconic Thai omelet with a fluffy texture and great taste. [ more ]
#chefs
Eater LA
4 months ago
LA food

Roy Choi Is Opening a New Street Taco Stand in Los Angeles Very Soon

Roy Choi opening new street taco stand in LA next week with flavors like asada and al pastor.
Standing's Butchery reopening in West Hollywood carrying on Jered Standing's legacy with pasture-raised meats. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Dining

30 Chefs Open Up About Tipping, Gen Z Cooks and You the Customer

Chefs' candid opinions on running a restaurant today
Challenges and changes in the restaurant industry [ more ]
Eater LA
4 months ago
LA food

Roy Choi Is Opening a New Street Taco Stand in Los Angeles Very Soon

Roy Choi opening new street taco stand in LA next week with flavors like asada and al pastor.
Standing's Butchery reopening in West Hollywood carrying on Jered Standing's legacy with pasture-raised meats. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Dining

30 Chefs Open Up About Tipping, Gen Z Cooks and You the Customer

Chefs' candid opinions on running a restaurant today
Challenges and changes in the restaurant industry [ more ]
morechefs
Logo Design Love
4 months ago
Graphic design

Shoop logo by Lizzie Frost | Logo Design Love

Shoop aims to bring hot soup to central London with fresh ingredients daily.
Creating a logo that reflects a business's essence, like warmth and humor, is crucial for brand identity. [ more ]
#food-trends
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
London

Love at first bite: how Britain fell for a little Portuguese custard tart

Britons embrace traditional Portuguese custard tarts
Pastel de nata popularity in the UK [ more ]
Eater NY
4 months ago
NYC food

'Kiss the Chef' for $1,000: What We Know About Frog Club So Far

Frog Club is a controversial and hotly debated restaurant in the West Village.
Several restaurants are closing down, citing challenges in the food industry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
London

Love at first bite: how Britain fell for a little Portuguese custard tart

Britons embrace traditional Portuguese custard tarts
Pastel de nata popularity in the UK [ more ]
Eater NY
4 months ago
NYC food

'Kiss the Chef' for $1,000: What We Know About Frog Club So Far

Frog Club is a controversial and hotly debated restaurant in the West Village.
Several restaurants are closing down, citing challenges in the food industry. [ more ]
morefood-trends
Eater Chicago
4 months ago
Chicago

An Upcoming Taiwanese Noodle Shop Spotlights a Culture's Fading History

Taiwanese chef Rich Wang will debut Minyoli, a restaurant in Andersonville focusing on traditional beef noodle soup with hand-cut daily noodles and braised snacks like lu wei.
Minyoli's menu pays homage to juan cun, distinctive cultural enclaves in Taiwan that have faced challenges like urban renewal, preserving unique culinary and cultural mash-ups. [ more ]
Eater NY
4 months ago
NYC food

The Central Park Boathouse Restaurant Is Back in Full-Swing

Central Park Boathouse reopening with a new corporate owner and menu consulting by Dave Pasternack.
New dining spots opening in Brooklyn and changes to existing restaurants in the area. [ more ]
Mission Local
4 months ago
Mission District

Dumpling Story brings Shanghai-style dumplings to Valencia

Dumpling Story is opening a new location serving Shanghai-style dumplings on Valencia Street.
Owner Jimmy Shen aims to bring good Xiaolongbao to the city and make dumplings a popular food choice. [ more ]
#wendys
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
LA food

Burger chain Wendy's to test surge pricing at restaurants as early as next year

Wendy's plans to test dynamic pricing based on demand like ride-sharing companies.
Investing in digital menu boards to enhance customer experience and potentially increase sales. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
4 months ago
Canada news

A fluctuating Frosty? Wendy's will test surge pricing at some U.S. locations in 2025 | CBC News

Wendy’s testing surge pricing for some items based on demand
Dynamic pricing trend in fast-food industry [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
LA food

Burger chain Wendy's to test surge pricing at restaurants as early as next year

Wendy's plans to test dynamic pricing based on demand like ride-sharing companies.
Investing in digital menu boards to enhance customer experience and potentially increase sales. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
4 months ago
Canada news

A fluctuating Frosty? Wendy's will test surge pricing at some U.S. locations in 2025 | CBC News

Wendy’s testing surge pricing for some items based on demand
Dynamic pricing trend in fast-food industry [ more ]
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New York Post
4 months ago
NYC real estate

Deal that brought Avra to landmark Farley Building moved quickly: 'It was a love fest right away'

The negotiations for Avra Estiatorio's new location in Midtown Sixth Avenue took about six months.
Vornado chairman Steve Roth aimed to establish his company's Penn District as a major culinary mecca. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
4 months ago
Chicago

Guinness Gives Chicago a Sign of Spring With St. Patrick's Day Reservations

Restaurants and bars in Chicago are seeing increased customer interest as the weather warms up.
AT&T cell phone outage impacting more than 100,000 phones may influence online ordering and reservations. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
East Bay (California)

Bay Area restaurants in 2024: Your neighborhood pub is in trouble

Restaurants faced challenges like staffing shortages, decreased sales, and profitability issues during the pandemic.
Community support through initiatives like GoFundMe campaigns can help struggling restaurants survive. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Dining

The Twilight of the American Sommelier

Restaurants are reopening post-pandemic, but the role of sommeliers is often missing.
Many wine-oriented restaurants are eliminating sommelier positions and having other staff handle wine-related duties. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
NYC food

Can America Turn a Productivity Boomlet Into a Boom?

Many restaurants struggle with profitability due to a lack of productivity.
Kevin Rezvani had personal and business disagreements with his partners, leading him to work odd jobs to make ends meet. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
4 months ago
Marketing

The Bronx Golden Corral Is Making Buffets Big on Instagram | Entrepreneur

The Bronx Golden Corral went viral twice on social media with TikTok videos featuring their employees
The family that owns the restaurant has been in the industry for 50 years [ more ]
Eater
5 months ago
Food & drink

Restaurants Can Now Call Themselves 'Palestinian' on Google

Google has finally updated its restaurant categories to include 'Palestinian,' after years of only including descriptors like 'Israeli' and 'Lebanese'.
Restaurants have been asking Google to make this change for years, and it is seen as a step towards more accurate representation of Palestinian cuisine. [ more ]
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
5 months ago
Career

Cava CEO Brett Schulman on Failure, Stress, and Finding Your Path

Cava has experienced significant growth under CEO Brett Schulman, with hundreds of restaurants and a line of popular packaged dips and spreads.
Schulman believes that failure is instructive and that you learn more from adversity than from success. [ more ]
Eater Atlanta
5 months ago
Wine

Why Don't Atlanta Restaurants Serve Georgia Wine?

Wines from Georgia are more readily available in Atlanta restaurants than wines made in Georgia itself.
Consumer demand for local wines at restaurants is low, as Georgia wines are known for being sweet and heavy-bodied. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
London food

How to eat now: 16 rules of modern dining from dress codes to dogs

Restaurants have had to adapt and reassess their operations and pricing post-pandemic.
Queueing at restaurants is not preferred, but some panel members are willing to do it. [ more ]
Eater Houston
5 months ago
Food & drink

Can Starting an OnlyFans Save a Struggling Ramen Bar?

Ninja Ramen owner plans to start a subscription OnlyFans for the restaurant to gain attention and support
Ninja Ramen is experiencing a decline in business due to the pandemic, and the owner is seeking help to stay afloat [ more ]
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