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THE LATEST RESTAURANT NEWS

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Lazy Dog New Logo

Fall in Love with New Menu Items

As the seasons change, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar introduces new fall-centric menu items, curated in their from-scratch kitchen, and now being served on their innovative lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus.  For additional fall fun,...
Thanksgiving Pie Surveys

Thanksgiving Pie Survey Breaks Down America’s Favorites

When it comes to their Thanksgiving pies, Americans are staunch traditionalists, according to the annual Delta Dental Thanksgiving pie survey out today. The survey has been tracking this key facet of America's sweet tooth...

TPG Growth buys majority of Mendocino Farms and a new CEO is named

TPG Growth said Nov. 13 that it acquired a majority stake in Mendocino Farms. Mendocino Farms was the seller and financial terms weren’t announced. Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen, who co-founded Mendocino Farms in 2005, will remain the largest individual...
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Honeydew

I MUST ADMIT THAT ONE OF MY ALL-TIME PERSONAL GOALS IS TO OWN A BEEHIVE. I was able to talk my wife into chickens (which didn't last long), but having bees would be a...
Sonoma Vineyards

Sonoma County Open for Business

One month after the fires hit Northern California, Sonoma County’s hospitality businesses are returning to what they do best — providing guests with a world-class welcome and unforgettable experiences. Of Sonoma County’s 1 million...
TAPS Silent Warrior 750 Ml

TAPS releases new American strong ale

Starting a Veteran’s Day tradition, TAPS Fish House & Brewery will release its award-winning “Silent Warrior” American strong ale on Nov. 11, with a significant portion of profits benefitting a military retreat in Virginia that helps...
Chile Relleno Pie Taco Rosa

Taco Rosa’s Innovative Holiday Menu

To celebrate the start of the holiday season, Chef Ivan Calderon has introduced a new menu focusing on chile rellenos at Taco Rosa and a series of hands-on tamale cooking classes in November.  Reimagined...
Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Chef Shuffle

Who is that Chef and where is he now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. Orange County and Long Beach Restaurant...
Bee Hive

Going Green in Black and Yellow | Orange County Restaurants Enter the Beekeeping Community

When sustainability is on par with taste, it shows. From sourcing responsibly to utilizing local organics, a dish created with a conscience speaks volumes to not only a restaurant’s ethics, but its ability to...
Andrei's Conscious Cuisine Midnight Mile Made With Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen: Bee in the Know

WHAT’S THE BUZZ OF THE HEALTH-FOOD SCENE TODAY? Bee pollen! Luckily, this food of young bees isn’t just for our insect friends. Bee pollen is the pollen of a flower that has been collected...
Bee Responsible

Bee Responsible

IF YOU HAVE WATCHED THE NEWS OF LATE, you will have heard numerous stories about the decline of the honeybee population. Make no mistake: this sensationalism is not unfounded. The extinction of the European honeybee would spell...
Restaurant Marketing Tools Alyson Dutch Headshot

Restaurant Marketing Tools: A Series

MARKETING ANYTHING FROM A RESTAURANT OR FOOD PRODUCT TO A PAIR OF SNEAKERS begins from one central piece of knowledge: the customer profile. From there, any marketing methodology can be applied — and it...
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Technicalities of the Job Interview

WHEN HIRING, YOU WANT TO PULL FROM A DIVERSE GROUP OF QUALIFIED AND TALENTED APPLICANTS; so logically, you would assume that means you should ask diverse job interview questions, right? Not necessarily. The process of...
Chef Robert Sarstedt

Chef Robert Sarstedt

By Taryn Sauer Chef Robert Sarstedt, Corporate Executive Chef to the House of Blues, brings a whole life of cooking to the kitchen. With 12 years of BOH experience and a nationwide list of restaurants...
Lebanese Wine Day

Lebanese Wine Day Comes to LA

Lebanon is among the oldest sites in the world for wine production. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is rich with history. For more than 5,000 years, the wines from the region have been...
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