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America is the Land of Milk And Honey… And Coffee Shops

Java, cuppa Joe, go juice, hojo, or whatever one wants to call coffee, a ready-made cup of it is not far from reach for...
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Parallel Pizzeria – Dana Point – November 2017 – Opening Soon

Parallel Pizzeria, a concept by Chef/Proprietor Ryan Adams of Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink, is opening late November in Dana Point. This pizzeria...
2017 SoCalGas Foodservice Equip Expo

Seventh Annual SoCalGas Foodservice Equipment Expo

2017 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT EXPO​ This is the 7th annual SoCalGas Foodservice Equipment Expo designed for restaurateurs, operators, consultants, and dealers to see the most innovative...
Great Taste Magazine 2017 Sept Oct Issue

Hot Off the Press: Great Taste Magazine September | October 2017

Great Taste Magazine September | October 2017 Issue is Hot Off the Press! This issue, we’re exploring some of the ways OC’s finest restaurateurs...
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Cal Mare – Los Angeles – November 2017 – Opening Soon

Cal Mare, a Michael Mina restaurant, is opening soon in Los Angeles. Cal, short for California, meets Mare, meaning “sea” in Italian, at Chef/Partner Adam...
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James Beard Foundation Announces Call for Entries for the 2018 Awards

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced today that the call for entries for the 2018 Awards is officially open. To reflect current trends in the...
Plastic Straws

Plastic Straws: Ending an Era

The San Diego Union-Tribune recently released an article discussing the rapid changes in the industry to phase out plastic straws. The Surfrider San Diego...
Top Chef Colorado

Bravo Media’s Emmy-Winning “Top Chef” Goes Mile High with 15 New Chefs

Bravo Media’s Top Chef embarks on an epic culinary adventure through the state of Colorado for season 15, kicking off with three weeks of...
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Kings of Fi$h Celebrates 20 Episodes

The San Pedro Fish Market celebrates the historical restaurant's first 20 episodes of their hugely successful series "Kings of Fi$h," as well as their...
Michter's Bourbon

Michter’s Announces First Bottling of 25 Year Bourbon Since 2008

Michter's Boubon Michter's Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the release of Michter's 25 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon to the company's distributor network for sale...

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Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm Campus JAX - Newport Beach
Industry night for employees involved with food & beverage and airline companies at Campus JAX. Specials include Happy Hour drink prices and menu ALL night long! 3pm to close…$2 off ALL drafts, $3 off ALL wines, $5 deep well,[...]
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Every Sunday is Service Industry Night at Chianina. Service Industry members enjoy 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. About Chianina Chianina Steakhouse starts with great steak, but that’s not where it ends. They’re intimately[...]
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm Chapter One: The Modern Local - Santa Ana
H.I.P.ster Night (Hospitality Industry Professionals) All Restaurant & Salon Industry Employees Get 1/2 Off Our ENTIRE Dinner & Late-Night Menus Sundays | 6PM till close! (bring a business card or pay stub to verify your hospitality[...]
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Full Service Mondays: Monday nights, The Cellar will celebrate local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]
Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill - Huntington Beach
Cruise on down to Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill in Huntington Beach. Every Monday, starting at 9 pm, Cruisers hosts an Industry Night that features a live DJ, food and drink specials. For more information, visit[...]
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm Campus JAX - Newport Beach
Industry night for employees involved with food & beverage and airline companies at Campus JAX. Specials include Happy Hour drink prices and menu ALL night long! 3pm to close…$2 off ALL drafts, $3 off ALL wines, $5 deep well,[...]
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Every Sunday is Service Industry Night at Chianina. Service Industry members enjoy 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. About Chianina Chianina Steakhouse starts with great steak, but that’s not where it ends. They’re intimately[...]
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm Chapter One: The Modern Local - Santa Ana
H.I.P.ster Night (Hospitality Industry Professionals) All Restaurant & Salon Industry Employees Get 1/2 Off Our ENTIRE Dinner & Late-Night Menus Sundays | 6PM till close! (bring a business card or pay stub to verify your hospitality[...]
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Full Service Mondays: Monday nights, The Cellar will celebrate local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]
Oct 30 @ 9:00 pm Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill - Huntington Beach
Cruise on down to Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill in Huntington Beach. Every Monday, starting at 9 pm, Cruisers hosts an Industry Night that features a live DJ, food and drink specials. For more information, visit[...]
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com

Business

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Top 10 Scariest Restaurant Lawsuits

10 THE HOT COFFEE INCIDENT The “hot coffee lawsuit” brought against McDonald’s is pretty legendary in terms of restaurant lawsuits. The jury awarded Stella Liebeck...
Great Taste Magazine

4 Self-Inflicted Missteps That Get Brands Into Trouble

Remember Blockbuster? At one time, the chain of 9,000 video-rental stores seemed to be everywhere and families spent their Saturday evenings perusing the shelves...
Robin L Lawton Customer Focused Business Model

Customer-Centered Culture Could Eliminate Reputation-Ruining Fiascos

Whatever happened to the attitude that “the customer is always right”? The airline industry has been taking its hits lately, thanks to several mishandled passenger...
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5 Ways To Simplify Your Life

By Sagi Rochman On a scale of 1 to 5, how complicated would you rate your life as a restaurateur? 1 - “This is a breeze!” 2...
O.C. Dining

5th Annual O.C. Dining Guide

The Irvine Company has released its 5th annual O.C. Dining Guide featuring more than 60 pages of the best new culinary arrivals to O.C.!...

Marketing

Tackling The Business Of Football Season

Tackling the Business of Football Season

By Linda Duke Great Taste Magazine Sept/Oct 2016 Issue ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO BE THE CONSUMER’S PLACE OF CHOICE FOR THE SUPER BOWL is to...
Dragonette Cellars Wine Dinner Friday, August 4th, 2017 6:45 PM $75.50

Uber Home for Free

Rossmoor/Los Alamitos & Local Neighbors Park Ave and il garage want to be your neighborhood restaurant. They know that drinking and driving is a major...
Great Taste Community Management

Community Management

IN A WORLD SATURATED BY SOCIAL MEDIA, YOUR DIGITAL REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING. Word-of-mouth is becoming obsolete and how your restaurant brand handles itself on social...
Rice & Shine Brunch

Dine LBC launches pop-up style dining

Dine LBC founder and organizer Terri Henry announced an experimental approach for a pop-up chef experience for diners to enjoy. Expanding beyond the annual...
Great Taste Magazine

4 Self-Inflicted Missteps That Get Brands Into Trouble

Remember Blockbuster? At one time, the chain of 9,000 video-rental stores seemed to be everywhere and families spent their Saturday evenings perusing the shelves...