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  • From combat Marine to celebrity chef: How John Besh built a restaurant empire post-Katrina

    10/21/2017 2:15:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 10/21/17 | Brett Anderson
    The foundation of John Besh's culinary celebrity was built in the late 1990s, on the North Shore. He grew up in Slidell, the son of a former fighter pilot paralyzed by a drunk driver while riding his bike. Besh was 9 at the time. By 1999, when Food & Wine Magazine named him one of the country's Best New Chefs for his cooking at Artesia, a now-closed restaurant in Abita Springs, Besh was a Marine combat veteran of the first Gulf War who'd apprenticed at restaurants in France and Germany. The fact that Besh was a precociously gifted craftsman with...
  • Enraged woman flips out on a veteran for bringing his PTSD dog into a restaurant

    09/19/2017 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 79 replies
    <p>Great Video at link: Warning: This video contains explicit language.</p> <p>Shocking footage shows an angry woman screaming at a U.S. military veteran and a restaurant’s staff members after the veteran brought his PTSD service dog into the establishment.</p> <p>The video begins with the woman already in hysterics, claiming she won’t keep her hands to herself and threatening to push the dog, who was wearing an official service dog jacket and was calmly standing off to the side with its owner. When an off-camera waitress tries to explain that the veteran is allowed to bring his dog inside because “he fought for our country,” the woman responds erratically by ranting about how her husband was a serviceman who died and asking what the waitress’s point is.</p>
  • What Trump Really Eats For Dinner, According to Chef David Burke

    09/19/2017 12:18:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    Eater ^ | September 19, 2017 | Tim Ebner
    That news you read about Donald Trump ordering his steak doused in ketchup—that’s fake news. Or at least that’s what David Burke, the New York chef who runs BLT Prime inside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., says. While the president does in fact prefer his steak well-done, Burke says that ketchup was “probably for a side of French fries,” not his dry-aged New York strip... Q: Let’s talk about the steak order heard around the world. In February, President Trump came here and ordered his steak well-done and with ketchup. What was your reaction? Well, first off he...
  • Tom Colicchio Changes His Restaurant’s Racially Tinged Name

    08/29/2017 12:11:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 22, 2017 | Kim Severson
    In an age of careful branding, restaurateurs put a lot of thought into choosing just the right name. Rarely will they go to the trouble and expense of changing it. Yet the chef Tom Colicchio is dropping the name of his newest Manhattan restaurant, Fowler & Wells, after learning that it has historically racist connotations. The new name is Temple Court. Fowler & Wells, which opened last October, was named for a publishing company and scientific institute that once operated in a building on the same site in the financial district; that building was later torn down, replaced by Temple...
  • BREAKING NEWS: At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack...

    08/17/2017 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | By Iain Burns
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack after van crashes into pedestrians in Las Ramblas tourist district before 'two gunmen take hostages at restaurant' 13 dead and dozens hurt as van drives into crowds of people in Barcelona amid reports of gunshots nearby Emergency services have rushed to the scene near the Las Ramblas tourist area as people urged to stay away The driver of the van is being hunted as he fled after ploughing into pedestrians outside a kosher restaurant Also being reported that two gunmen have taken hostages in a...
  • A Gastronomic Asian Feast At London's Hot New Restaurant P. F. Chang's

    08/04/2017 12:11:47 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 30 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | Marcus Adetola
    The food and drink are on another level, from the signature drink, Fizu, upon arrival (sparkling sake, cucumber, and lemon oil), to my personal favourite, the Original Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Dynamite Shrimp. It is a little spicy but maintains a perfect balance. I also had the zingy Orange Peel Lamb Chop. There is a great dessert selection for those with a sweet tooth like myself. The Gorgonzola Cheesecake is topped with sour cream and gorgonzola crumb which gives it a slight tang but is nicely balanced out with candied walnuts and a delicious mascarpone filled port poached pear....
  • New York restaurateur: we axed 500 employees because of higher minimum wage

    07/11/2017 1:38:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
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  • Baxley Police identify 2 suspects after restaurant assault

    06/25/2017 2:23:27 PM PDT · by boycott · 47 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Dal Cannady
    BAXLEY, GA (WTOC) - Police are still struggling for words to describe the attack that took place in Baxley Thursday afternoon after a mother and her daughter were assaulted at their family-owned restaurant. When you leave veteran lawmen speechless, you've reached a new low. It happened just after 3 p.m. at the Qwik Chick takeout stand next to U.S. Highway 1. Owner Jeanette Norris says it started when a couple ordered two meals. They complained that their chicken was too cold and that they didn't get enough fries. The owner checked the food and after more discussion, the female suspect...
  • Restaurant die-off is first course of California’s $15 minimum wage

    06/17/2017 10:21:01 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | June 13, 2017 | Jeremy Bagott
    In a pair of affluent coastal California counties, the canary in the mineshaft has gotten splayed, spatchcocked and plated over a bed of unintended consequences, garnished with sprigs of locally sourced economic distortion and non-GMO, “What the heck were they thinking?” The result of one early experiment in a citywide $15 minimum wage is an ominous sign for the state’s poorer inland counties as the statewide wage floor creeps toward the mark. Consider San Francisco, an early adopter of the $15 wage. It’s now experiencing a restaurant die-off, minting jobless hash-slingers, cashiers, busboys, scullery engineers and line cooks as they...
  • Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants

    06/13/2017 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13 at 5:15 AM | By Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — In China, it is legal to eat cats and dogs. Even so, ordinary people reacted with alarm this week as news broke of a Chinese man caught with 500 cats, crowded into tiny cages, which he intended to sell to restaurants. The man had used sparrows and caged birds to lure both stray cats and domestic ones in the city of Jiujiang in southern Jiangsu province, the 163.com and news.ifeng.com websites reported. Many of the cats were found in cages in the back of a small truck, some near death and mewing faintly in the heat, while others...
  • San Francisco’s minimum wage spike is already shutting down restaurants

    04/18/2017 11:51:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Whenever I write about the “Fight for 15” and the impact of steeply increasing minimum wage rates on employment I am regularly assured by liberal activists that such concerns are either false or severely overblown. There is an entire body of work in the progressive sphere dedicated to nothing but this particular propaganda effort. The premise makes no sense in terms of basic economics (or simply math, for that matter) but it keeps on being repeated. And yet, when the experiment is moved off of the chalkboard and out into the real world the opposite always seems to happen.The...
  • What happens when an upscale restaurant bans young children?

    04/01/2017 4:27:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 193 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 1, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This seems to be a perennial argument in the food service industry but it never fails to attract my interest. The Washington Post picked up the story of an an upscale Italian restaurant in North Carolina called Caruso’s. They had run into a number of issues with parents bringing young and too often horribly behaved children into the eatery for dinner who then wound up annoying the rest of the clientele. As they tell the story, the straw which broke the camel’s back was a young girl with an i-Pad who was playing videos at full volume despite being asked...
  • Neverending success? Olive Garden sales boom [Parent buys Cheddar's]

    03/28/2017 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | 10:50 am, March 28, 2017 | Staff
    <p>The owner of the Olive Garden is making a cheesy acquisition. And investors love it.</p> <p>Darden Restaurants announced late Monday that it was buying Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, a casual dining chain with 165 restaurants in 28 states, for $780 million cash. The company also announced earnings and sales that topped forecasts.</p>
  • Michael Savage Following Alleged Assault: ‘It Is Clearly Open Season on Prominent Trump Supporters’

    03/16/2017 10:37:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/17 | AARON KLEIN
    “It is clearly open season on prominent Trump supporters,” talk radio star Michael Savage told Breitbart News one day after he was reportedly allegedly assaulted at a restaurant in Tiburon, California. Savage, who has been credited with aiding President Donald Trump’s election, said that he was not able to comment on the specific alleged incident. His attorney told the news media that Savage was verbally taunted and then assaulted by a restaurant patron. Speaking generally, Savage told Breitbart News on Thursday: It is clearly open season on prominent Trump supporters. The fascist left has been empowered by their own false...
  • Trump Restaurant for Falafel: a Syrian Kurd names restaurant in Kobane after US President-elect

    01/04/2017 9:27:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    ARA News ^ | January 4, 2017 | Enwer Omar
    ARA NewsKobane – A Syrian Kurd opened a falafel restaurant in the city of Kobane, and decided to name it after the US President-elect Donald Trump.Walid Shekhi, 40, opened his “Trump Restaurant” last week in central Kobane, a city under reconstruction since the expulsion of ISIS militants nearly two years ago. Shekhi, a father of six, told ARA News that he named his restaurant after Tump for the US-led coalition’s key role in liberating his hometown from ISIS.“And I believe that the United States under Donald Trump will provide more support to the Kurds to fight and eventually eliminate Daesh terrorists,” he said, using...
  • Marxist Vegan Restaurant in Michigan Closes for Predictably Marxist Reasons

    12/13/2016 8:43:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Munchies ^ | 12/12/16 | CHARLEY LANYON
    After five years of business, Grand Rapids, Michigan’s famously Marxist vegan sandwich shop is closing its doors due to bumps in the road toward what it hoped would be an egalitarian, worker-run business model. The Garden Diner and Café put Grand Rapids on the alternative diet map thanks to its widely acclaimed vegan, vegetarian, and raw food offerings. Unfortunately, the restaurant also proved the old adage that it doesn’t matter how tasty your black bean patty is if you can’t afford to pay your workers and it takes 45 minutes for you to put a sandwich together. During its tenure...
  • Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98

    12/02/2016 7:30:28 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 40 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 12/2/2016 | Keoni Everington
    Chef Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), the founder of the famous Hunan-style restaurant chain Peng's Garden Hunan Restaurant (彭園湘菜館) and inventor of the world famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 98 from Pneumonia. A native of Changsha, Hunan Province, Peng began training at the age of 13 under the tutelage of the famous Hunan chef Cao Jing-chen (曹藎臣), who was the family chef of Tan Yan-kai (譚延闓), the prime minister of the Nationalist government from 1926 to 1928. After WWII, he was put in charge of running Nationalist government banquets, and in 1949 he...
  • Culinary Tips from a White House CHIEF Correspondent

    11/30/2016 8:47:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Judi McLeod
    Now that they’ve ‘media-monstered’ Donald Trump; now that they’ve left the people of Cuba “terrified” of facing Trump without their oppressor Fidel Castro, they’re making their living in a brand new news game called: ‘All the news fit to Tweet’ So CNN’s “enterprising” Senior White House Correspondent. Jim Acosta is being accredited for “busting” last night’s restaurant meeting starring Donald Trump, Mitt Romney and Reince Priebus in the Big Apple. OOH-EEE!!! “The location was a secret, but CNN reporter Jim Acosta happened to be dining at Jean Georges in New York City when the trio walked in. The enterprising Acosta...
  • Tons of felines are butchered and sold to restaurants by Chinese 'animal lover'

    11/29/2016 8:45:59 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/29/2016 | Tracy You
    An animal lover who claims to look after stray cats at home has been caught butchering the felines before selling them to restaurants, according to Chinese media. Sickening images have emerged showing dozens of cats killed, frozen and even decapitated at the man's tiny warehouse in Chengdu, south-west China. An undercover investigation carried out by the local Chengdu Business Daily revealed that the man, named Huang Fuping, sold the dead cats as rabbits to meat vendors in rural China for 20 yuan per kilogram (£2.3).
  • The restaurant owner who’s ditching tips says she’s already lost servers over new policy

    10/28/2016 5:39:33 AM PDT · by wbill · 112 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | October 27, 2016&#62209; | Kathleen Pierce
    Cara Stadler says she just wants to do the right thing. On Tuesday, the owner of Portland’s Bao Bao Dumpling House and Tao Yuan in Brunswick announced her plan to jettison tips, pay all servers $15 an hour and tack on an 18 percent surcharge on checks. “Tips is such an arcane system. It just doesn’t make sense,” she said. Her motive, she says, is to “create stability in the workplace, because there is a disparity in pay.” Though servers make a paltry $3.75 an hour, with gratuity a waiter/waitress at Tao Yuan can easily pull down “$30 to 40...