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Dumpster Diving: Finding Ways to Measure the Increasing Food Waste Issue

Statistics show food waste is a growing problem in the United States:         The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 38 billion...
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SommCon 2017 Registration Now Open

Join fellow Sommeliers and wine enthusiasts, November 15-17, as SommCon returns to San Diego bringing together professionals of all levels to discuss, develop, and...
Big Catch Lobster

Big Catch Seafood House – Huntington Beach – July 2017 – Just Opened

Big Catch Seafood House just landed in Huntington Beach bringing a wave of fresh caught seafood to the shores of HB! Big Catch Seafood House 7311...
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...
Best Sandwich Info Flyer

It’s Time to Vote – Sandwich Competition

Updated information: TIME TO VOTE! Check out this Chef Line Up and Vote, Vote, Vote! Ben Diaz - Rosa Mexicano Los Angeles Felix Nappoly - Hyatt Regency Long Beach Kevin Roberts (aka Food...
The Cut Burgers

The Cut – Irvine – July 2017 – Opening Soon

Burger lovers soon won’t have to chase down their favorite food truck for their fix: The Cut has found a new home in Irvine’s Westpark...
California Hot Sauce Expo Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition

Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition

Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition @ the 3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo Bartenders will have 90 seconds to make the greatest cocktail of their...
Selanne Steak Tavern Sommelier Vito Pasquale

Selanne Steak Tavern Recognized with Prestigious the Best Award of Excellence

Selanne Steak Tavern, the upscale steak house and tavern housed in a chicly transformed historic 1934 home on Pacific Coast Highway, has received its...
Studio At The Montage Wine Director Troy Smith

Studio Earns 2017 Wine Spectator Grand Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Located bluff side with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Studio, the free-standing award-winning signature restaurant at Montage Laguna Beach, has once again garnered...
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Are Independent Restaurants Growing in the U.S.? It All Depends.

There has been a lot of buzz about the strength of independent restaurants in the U.S., even to the point of some saying independents...

Farmers Markets

Jul 23 @ 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[...]
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Jul 24 @ 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[...]
Jul 25 @ 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.
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm SoCalGas Energy Resource Center
With no end in sight to the food truck phenomenon, many food truck owners are considering whether or not to transition their meals-on-wheels to brick-and-mortar concepts. While this is an exciting opportunity that will allow[...]
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Hansen Dam Soccer Complex - San Fernando Valley
CALIFORNIA WATERMELON FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY JULY 29 & 30  Get ready for your slice of happiness at the California Watermelon Festival the weekend of July 29, 30 in Lake View Terrace at the Hansen Dam Soccer[...]
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Hansen Dam Soccer Complex - San Fernando Valley
CALIFORNIA WATERMELON FESTIVAL GETS UNDERWAY JULY 29 & 30  Get ready for your slice of happiness at the California Watermelon Festival the weekend of July 29, 30 in Lake View Terrace at the Hansen Dam Soccer[...]
Jul 30 @ 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[...]
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am Rosine's Mediterranean Cafe - Corona
For more information call: 951.372.9484
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Jul 31 @ 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[...]
Aug 1 @ 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.
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Aug 6 @ 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[...]

Business

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...
Sagi Rochman Profile Picture

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.!...
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” Thai-Licious Journey ” A Taste of Thailand Web Series

  The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today presents “ Thai-Licious Journey ”, a travel web series led by Thailand Culinary Ambassador Chef Andy Ricker...

Marketing

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...
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...
Secrets To Email Marketing

Secrets to Email Marketing in the Restaurant Space

By Robyn Brewer YOU HAVE A RESTAURANT AND YOU HAVE A BRAND. YOU’RE TRYING TO BUILD THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR CUSTOMERS AND YOUR BRAND — HOW...
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.!...