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    There's never been a better time than now to enjoy some tasty takeout. With COVID-19 restrictions keeping many of us home, knowing where to get the best, delivery and pick-up meals is important. Below are some of the top-reviewed pizzerias in the Berkshires according to local Yelp critics.  As a point of order, this list keeps the focus tight on pizzerias to the exclusion of restaurants where pizza is secondary. So, even though people online raved about Berkshire Mountain Bakery's take-and-bake pizzas - and even though they do have a pizza cafe in Pittsfield - the restaurant was not enough of a full-on pizzeria to make the list. Baba Louie’s Sourdough Pizza 42 Railroad St., Great Barrington (413) 528-8100 babalouiespizza.com Baba Louie’s serves oversized fresh salads and artisan, wood-fired pizza pies with occasionally outrageous toppings (dried coconut or candied bacon for example), as well as pasta and homemade...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – As a peeping prowler may be on the loose this weekend in midtown, several women are now sharing their stories hoping to send a warning to other women to be on alert. “He’s left underwear on a few occasions on my front door,” Monique Moffett said. Each woman has a disturbing story to tell. “He was stalking me through the window. He knew what I was wearing,” Jersey Fatlowitz said. “He pointed me out, he told me that he was in love with me.” Some are so frightening, the women remember every detail and specific dates. “The incident where he broke into my apartment on January 19,” Elicia Alvarado said. “On January 7, he was speaking to me through my window at 5 a.m.,” Daniellesherri Baker said. “I thought it was an isolated incident, it scared the hell out of me. I shouted.” Fatlowitz is worried she’s...
    Other businessmen, on the other hand, seemed to benefit from state support. Among them are some who benefited from the “Everybody’s Business” plan (which, in this case, can be translated as “it is a matter that concerns us all”), promoted by the office of the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, and the local affiliate of Facebook. The program trained several dozen small entrepreneurs to help them reinvent themselves and better position themselves in the face of the consequences of the pandemic. One of them was Ofer Zrihan, owner of the Mama Diali restaurant in Bat Yam, a popular neighborhood just south of Tel Aviv. “We opened the restaurant ten years ago, and March 2020 was a catastrophe,” Zrihan summarized. “My business was marching, people would come, sit and eat, it was kind of a workers’ restaurant,” he continued. But, “suddenly, everything was silent, it was horrible, no one...
    It can be difficult to choose what to order off of a Thai menu. Brian Yarvin/Shutterstock Insider talked to chefs to find out the best and worst foods to order at Thai restaurants.  Dishes like pad thai and glass-noodle salad are delicious Thai staples.  They don't recommend common appetizers like dumplings or fried Thai rolls.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Authentic Thai cuisine is packed with flavor, but successfully navigating a restaurant menu can take some practice. Insider asked professional chefs for their take on the best and worst Thai dishes to order at restaurants and for delivery.  Read on for the six foods they recommend, and the five they don't.
    President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will work and live in the White House for the next four years. Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock President Joe Biden now lives in the White House, America's most famous home.  The historic home consists of 132 rooms spread across three buildings. Here's a look inside the White House's most notable spaces. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    WE'RE now into our third lockdown, and if you've had your fill of the local takeaways then a DIY restaurant kit might be for you. With many of the UK's top restaurants now offering DIY kits, they're perfect if you're looking to celebrate indoors, or just something new to do this weekend. 13Try a DIY restaurant box this date night Whether it's Indian, burgers, pizza, Italian, fried chicken or even tapas, the following kits are available for nationwide delivery. Favourites including Dishoom, Honest Burger, are all available to order nationwide and to enjoy from the comfort of your living room. In most cases you'll only need a couple of store cupboard essentials to finish off the meal kits, and some will come with everything you need. So if you're looking for something a bit different, or a special treat these are the best restaurant kits to order...
    There’s no present like the present. The Florida restaurant manager credited with saving a young boy from an abusive household has revealed why a simple update from the authorities was her most cherished birthday gift of the year. On Wednesday, which was also her birthday, Flaviane Carvalho received a special letter from investigators working on the case of the 11-year-old boy she helped rescue on New Year’s Day. Flaviane Carvalho recalls how she helped save an 11-year-old boy from an alleged abusive home.  (Orlando Police Department) Investigators told Carvalho that the child is doing well and on the mend — which Carvalho called the greatest gift of all, according to WFTV, "I’m super glad. I’m happy for him," she told the outlet. "It just warms my heart that now he has a better chance in life and he’s being treated well and feeling love and being taken care of." DESPITE CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGES, ARKANSAS RESTAURANT...
    The quick-thinking Florida restaurant manager who saved a little boy from horrifying child abuse by flashing him a secret note has modestly told DailyMail.com: 'I did what I had to do - he is the hero.' Flaviane Carvalho held up a handwritten sign asking the 11-year-old 'are you ok?' after spotting scratches and bruises on his face as he sat with his parents and little sister. When the youngster silently signaled that he was in danger she calmly called cops who took one look at his injuries and busted cruel mom Kristen Swann and 'monster' stepdad Timothy Wilson II. Wilson, 34, is charged with multiple counts of child abuse after the boy told detectives how the 360 pound bully handcuffed him to furniture, hung him upside down and battered him with fists, a broom and a back scratcher. Swann, 31, was charged with neglect for failing to seek help for...
    WITH the cold lonely nights that lockdown brings to many Brits, fear not, First Dates is back. Fred Sirieix and his team are back to help the UK's singletons - and this time they are in a brand new restaurant. 5First Dates is back with a new restaurant and some new (and old) facesCredit: Channel 4 / Dave King When is the new series of First Dates on TV? First Dates is back for series 16. The show kicks off tomorrow (January 19, 2021) at 10pm on Channel 4. The hit series will once again be matching singletons of all ages with their perfect partner over a gourmet meal. You can catch up with all the past episodes now on the Channel 4 website, or if you have a BritBox subscription you can watch them ad free. 5The First Dates restaurant is now in Manchester Credit: Channel 4 / Dave...
    FIRST Dates is back with Fred and his team, but this time they are in a new restaurant - and they are heading up north. The hit Channel 4 series will once again be matching singletons of all ages with their perfect partner over a gourmet meal. 3Fred and his team are back with a new series of First Dates and a new restaurantCredit: Channel 4 / Dave King Where is the new First Dates restaurant in Manchester? The new series of First Dates is moving away from the Paternoster Chop House at St Paul’s in London. It is now taking place in The Refinery, a chic cocktail bar and restaurant, based in Spinningfields, Manchester City Centre. Situated close to the city's various upscale bars and restaurants, you can find the restaurant at 1 Hardman Blvd, Manchester M3 3AQ. Once lockdown is over, and restrictions on going to restaurants has...
    A Chinese restaurant owner has won a legion of fans after giving brutally honest reviews of his own dishes. Instead of letting customers make up their mind on the quality of his meals, Feigang Fei, owner of Aunt Dai in Montreal, Canada, has taken the unique approach of offering his own verdict first - no matter how negative it may be.  Taking to Twitter, Kim Belair shared a selection of her favorite reviews alongside the caption: 'Aunt Dai is my favourite Chinese restaurant in Montreal, but the REAL treat is the menu, featuring extremely honest commentary from the owner.' Among some of his most critical include that the Orange Beef is ‘not THAT good’ and ‘it’s your call’ if you decide to order it. Feigang Fei (pictured), owner at Aunt Dai, has won praise for giving brutally honest reviews for his own dishes on the menu Speaking...
    Everything’s going digital these days. As is the case with most industries, the food service industry had to make drastic changes in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This even includes the awarding of prestigious honors. The Michelin guide published its annual French edition on Monday. (iStock) The Michelin guide published its annual French edition on Monday, Reuters reports. This came after a year of hard work from the guide’s reviewers, who often had to work around changing coronavirus restrictions to fit their reviews in. CHINESE RESTAURANT GOES VIRAL FOR 'EXTREMELY HONEST' MENU DESCRIPTIONS Unlike previous years, this year’s awards ceremony was held as a digital event, the New York Post reports. Judges for the guide gathered at the Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to present the coveted stars. Many of the restaurants that received stars have been closed for months due to...
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    More from: Steve Cuozzo Greenwich Village hot spot Le Figaro Café plots comeback 9 things you can do to save NYCs restaurants from COVID closures Catsimatidis Coney Island project could find sunnier home The Gray Lady is bemoaning NYC restaurant closures — even though it called for them The sky is the limit for new Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station Culinary-correct food journalism sounded a new depth of ­ideological lunacy last week.  Eater.com, the well-regarded restaurant site that increasingly indulges sociopolitical malarkey at the expense of the innocent ­enchilada, carried a lengthy essay by reporter Erika Adams under the headline: “Shake Shack ­Responds to Criticism Over ­‘Korean-Style’ Fried Chicken Menu Debut.”  It seems the Danny Meyer-owned burger chain trespassed — in the eyes of a handful of Twitter gripers — in using that description for what Adams called a “loose interpretation” of the genuine Korean article. Well, what...
    Pisco Y Nazca is feeling the impact of the inauguration road closures in D.C. (Courtesy Pisco Y Nazca) A restaurant in D.C. trying to survive the pandemic is seeing a major loss of customers from road closures for the inauguration. With the indoor dining ban extended in D.C. due to rising case numbers, Pisco Y Nazca, a Peruvian restaurant downtown was struggling but had some loyal customers willing to bundle up and eat outside. But that’s now changed since significant road closures for the inauguration started last week. “There’s a Humvee parked in an alley, across the street from the restaurant, you know, with, I believe armed National guardsmen standing in front of it right now as we speak,” said Patrick Morey, senior director of operations for the restaurant. Morey says at the location, about a half mile from the White House on L Street, in person traffic has basically...
    There's never been a better time than now to enjoy some tasty takeout. With COVID-19 restrictions keeping many of us home, knowing where to get the best delivery and pick-up meals is important. Here are some of the top-reviewed Chinese restaurants in Worcester County according to local Yelp critics. Silk Road Bistro, 150 Main St., Marlborough (508) 630-8946 - thesilkroadbistro.com Big portions, good prices, quality food that’s consistently tasty is how many reviewers described Silk Road Bistro. People also complimented the restaurant on its excellent service and fresh ingredients. Among the recommended dishes were Mongolian beef, pork fried rice, Szechuan chicken chili bomb, and double-cooked pork. “This place is great!,” said Sara S. of Westminster. “The food tastes so fresh and the quality of the ingredients is far better than your typical Chinese restaurant in this area. Even the plain white rice is delicious.” Miku Sushi...
    There's never been a better time than now to enjoy some tasty takeout.  With COVID-19 restrictions keeping many of us home, knowing where to get the best, delivered meals is important.  Here are some of the top-reviewed Chinese restaurants in Hampden County according to local Yelp critics. Tao’s Asian Cuisine, 31 Harkness Ave., East Longmeadow, (413) 525-1820 Reviewers described Tao’s as “authentic” and “classic” with consistently excellent food, cleanliness, and adherence to COVID-19 social-distancing. The food comes out fast, crips and “not too salty, not too greasy” just right, said Steph G. from Syracuse, New York. In addition to Chinese dishes are a few Japanese entrees and sushi. Among the dishes recommended were the garlic beef, Hunan chicken, wonton soup, pork dumplings, chicken mein fun, East Longmeadow Roll, Tangerine Shrimp“My takeout order of two large rolls only took 15 minutes and the quality was amazing,” said Eric H. of Northampton....
    Kimberly Marika Johnson, 43, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson after she allegedly set fire to her dinner date's home in October 2020 A Las Vegas woman allegedly set fire to her friend's home and tried to kill him after he showed up to their dinner date with just $5 in his pocket.  Kimberly Marika Johnson, 43, of Las Vegas, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of attempted murder and first-degree arson stemming from a fire she allegedly deliberately set at a home on October 11, 2020, at about 5.30am.  According to an arrest report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Johnson had gone to meet the friend for dinner at Jerry's Nugget, a casino, earlier in the morning.  At some point during the dinner, Johnson learned that the man, who has not been identified publicly, was only had $5 with him, which led to...
    The Covid pandemic has decimated the restaurant industry and has created hug demand for food deliveries. It's leading to the accelerated growth of ghost kitchens, or cooking facilities that produce food only for delivery and takeout with no dine-in areas. According to Euromonitor, ghost kitchens could create a $1 trillion global market by 2030. Top brands such as The Halal Guys, Dog Haus, and Wow Bao are seeing success with the ghost kitchen model. It allows restaurants to cut costs and make profits during a global pandemic. As the pandemic continues to ravage the U.S. and the world, can ghost kitchens be a sustainable business model for the hard-hit restaurant industry? Watch the video above to find out how ghost kitchens are changing the restaurant industry.Related Tags Technology Careers Jobs
    James Harden. Getty/Alex Goodlett James Harden's unopened Houston restaurant is already being flooded with one-star reviews by angry Rockets fans following his shock move to the Brooklyn Nets. Harden was transferred to the Nets on Thursday as part of a blockbuster three-team deal that also involved the Cleveland Cavaliers.   "This restaurant can't be fixed, it's just not good enough," one Google reviewer said, while another said: "Trash just like him." At one point, the image featured on the restaurant's Google profile was changed to a burning toilet.  As of Friday morning, the reviews appear to have been deleted. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. James Harden's unopened Houston restaurant was flooded with one-star reviews by angry Rockets fans following his shock move to the Brooklyn Nets. Harden was transferred to the Nets on Thursday as part of a blockbuster three-team deal that saw Nets duo Caris LeVert and...
    After James Harden orchestrated his way to the Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets fans got revenge by giving bad reviews to his unopened restaurant. Following the Houston Rockets‘ 117-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, James Harden sat at the podium to say that the team was “not good enough,” and the situation couldn’t be fixed before departing to the locker room. Less than 24 hours later, the Rockets traded the disgruntled star to the Brooklyn Nets in a deal that also involved the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. Harden didn’t exactly endear himself to Rockets fans with his postgame comments, and they weren’t thrilled that he was essentially rewarded with a trade to the Nets. So, they decided to get some revenge on the superstar by posting negative reviews about Harden’s unopened restaurant, Thirteen, on Yelp. Some of the reviews on James Harden’s new restaurant in Houston ???? pic.twitter.com/J40yecURdT —...
    Cops are hunting for a female assassin who gunned down a former Mexican governor inside a restaurant bathroom. Authorities in Mexico have released surveillance camera images of the woman wanted for executing former governor of Jalisco and ex Institutional Revolutionary Party member Aristoteles Sandoval, 46, in a restaurant on December 18 in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta. Pictures show a woman with blonde hair wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans, and her male accomplice fleeing the eatery Distrito 5 after the shooting. Local newspaper Mural reports that the woman shot the 46-year-old ex-governor three times; one in the back of the head, a second shot struck him near the heart and the third shot hit his intestines. The Jalisco State Attorney General's Office revealed Wednesday photos of two suspects (pictured) wanted for the December 18, 2020 murder of former Jalisco governor Aristóteles Sandoval. The woman, according to...
    Homeowners association horror stories Find the Best Mid-Size Luxury Cars! These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Courtesy of Uno The Most Toxic Restaurant Burger That Quietly Disappeared Sure, most of America was (and still is) devastated over the disappearance of McDonald's McRib—may fast food's most delicious rib RIP—and the realization that beloved meals can disappear from all types of restaurants' menus at any notice is all too real. Often, classic restaurant dishes disappear more quietly than the fast-food items can! No matter where it happens, it doesn't make the sting hurt any less when a favorite meal choice of...
    RIVETERS/ INSTAGRAM This week, Tampa welcomed a new, themed bar, called Riveters, at 2301 N Dale Mabry Hwy.(former home of El Toro Loco Mexican Restaurant). As an ode to Rosie the Riveter, servers sport red bandanas and denim tops and are referred to as the bar's "Rosies." A rep for the restaurant told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that male employees wear more military and tactical uniforms. "They idea is that the Roses are in charge here," the rep said. The eclectic bar and restaurant made its debut on Wed., Jan. 13, by hosting its very first Biker Night event, inviting those with choppers to assemble and duke it out for a trophy. But don't sweat it, if you don't own a hog, you're still welcome to dine and sip at Riveters.  Speaking of which, when it comes to dishes, the restaurant is shooting for an elevated sports bar menu alongside...
    An LA restaurant is begging customers not to order from Postmates, Caviar, or DoorDash, saying that those delivery apps charge eateries 20 per cent of each order and are crippling them financially in an already difficult time. Ronan, a restaurant on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, shared on Instagram on Tuesday that they spent a whopping $35,000 on app delivery fees last year. This hit them particularly hard in 2020, when the pandemic already ravaged restaurant earnings across the US. Highway robbery: The LA restaurant Ronan is slamming delivery service apps Postmates, Caviar, and DoorDash for their sky-high commissions  Pricey: Ronan spent a whopping $35,000 on app delivery fees in 2020, even as the pandemic put a dent in their business 'We just got our year-end financials back... Not only did we lose money (a given, pandemic and all), but to add insult to injury, we spent $35,000 on delivery service...
    A RESTAURANT owner has hit back at a complaining customer who left a bad review after being turned away for not having a reservation, telling him to “wake up”. The fuming restaurateur left a scathing response to would-be customer Brian, who had posted a negative jibe about the New Zealand barbecue diner when he couldn’t get a table for dinner. 5Josiah Smith hit back at the negative Facebook review from a would-be dinerCredit: Facebook The Smoking Barrel in Motueka was given the bad Facebook review when Brian claimed he was turned away despite the barbecue restaurant being “75 per cent empty”. But the owner Josiah Smith was quick to respond to the moaning review, accusing Brian of “thinking the world revolves around him” and telling him to “wake up”. Brian, you need to wake upJosiah SmithSmoking Barrel owner “People like Brian get their heckles up because we are fully booked...
    New York : McDonald’s fries are classic and visually perfect. Photo: Polina Tankilevitch / Pexels French fries are a fast food classic. Few people can resist these potatoes salty, crispy and hot. They are ideal to accompany a hamburger, fried chicken, everything! We reviewed the lists of three evaluations made by different editors in the search for which fast food restaurant offers the best fries. According to the results of Thrillist, Business Insider and Eat This, Not That, we present the chains that are in the first five places. We anticipate that taste is subjective. 5. Five Guys Five Guys potatoes are served abundant And unlike other fast food fries, Five Guys fries they are cooked in peanut oil and are seasoned with common salt. These potatoes are in fourth place in the ranking of Bussines Insider and Eat This, Not That. A uniform description...
    "Top Chef" star Brooke Williamson’s restaurant is getting overwhelmed -- with donated food orders.  On Sunday, two people from Texas ordered a breakfast sandwich from Williamson’s Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey, California, saying they wanted "to buy someone breakfast," since they couldn’t be there themselves. "Here’s the deal," the people wrote in their order. "We live in Texas, but back when traveling was a thing… We loved you guys. So we want to buy someone breakfast today. If someone in staff is hungry let them eat or just pick someone." CHEF JOSE ANDRES AFTER CAPITOL RIOTING FEEDS FIRST RESPONDERS Playa Provisions posted a picture of the order with the note on Instagram thanking the people who made the order for their generosity. "Daily reminders like these from our guests give us hope for better days," the restaurant wrote. "Donielle and Jaclyn thank you from the @playaprovisions family. We appreciate...
    Kelvin Perera Arteaga, a young entrepreneur creates an application called Esent, which consists of offering diners a digital medium that helps them to reserve, order and pay for their food before arriving at the restaurants, he defines said application as: « The ideal way to go out to eat. » Perera said that with the Esent app, it aims to transform the restaurant industry, which since its inception has maintained a concept that over time has only evolved with “Delivery”. He also commented that the platform is easy to use, the steps are as follows: go to https://www.esent.com.mx, register, choose a restaurant, select your food, pay and when you get to the restaurant, your food is ready and freshly prepared, thus reducing waiting times. App that reserves, orders and pays before arriving at the restaurant. Photo: Pixabay. Kelvin graduated in 2017 from the Petroleum Engineering degree at the Universidad...
    OLD TOWN — Chinese takeout spot and private party venue Lan’s in Old Town is temporarily closing after facing backlash for hosting a party despite a statewide ban on indoor dining and drinking to stop coronavirus. A video of the party posted on Reddit over the weekend showed a crowd of more than 60 people packed into Lan’s, 1507 N. Sedgwick St. with none wearing face masks, except for co-owner Jimmy Ma, whose mask is around his chin as he pours vodka from the same bottle into guests’ mouths. The video was viewed thousands of times before Reddit removed it from the site Monday. A spokesman for the city’s department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection said it is now investigating the “reckless” incident. RELATED: Video Shows Large Maskless Party At Lan’s In Old Town —And Neighbor Says ‘Super Spreader’ Parties Are Happening Every Weekend In a statement Tuesday,...
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    Emma Stone and More Stars Announcing Pregnancies in 2021 These are the best banks of 2021: Did yours make the cut? The ties that bind Collin Morikawa to Hawaii...and the story of a book of matches There is a flicker of excitement in the dark eyes of Collin Morikawa at the mention of playing golf in Hawaii. © Provided by Golfweek Last week, he played in Maui, finishing tied for seventh in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, on the island where his grandparents were born and once owned a restaurant. This week, the Sony Open in Hawaii takes him to Oahu, where many of his cousins still live. “We have so many cousins,” he said. “I lose count.” A little more than a year ago, before the 23-year-old former Cal Bear became the youngest PGA Championship winner, the Maui News wrote a profile of Morikawa and recounted his family’s...
    7 simple strategies for getting food-avoidant kids to eat Wizards: Russell Westbrook to miss a week with quad injury $2,020 Tip Challenge Morphs Into $2,021 Challenge Thanks to Generous Tippers Across the U.S. At the start of 2020, some lucky restaurant servers across the country were flabbergasted by generous tips totaling a whopping $2,020 (like the year). And now, the trend is continuing on into the new year — with an extra dollar. © Provided by People Getty The trend, known as the "2020 Tip Challenge" quickly gained momentum last year as celebrities like Donnie Wahlberg continued spreading kindness throughout the year, especially during one of the hardest times for the restaurant industry. With the hospitality and restaurant industry still struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Tip Challenged has morphed into the "2021 Just Be Nice Challenge" which encourages people with the financial means to...
    TENAFLY, New Jersey -- Mel's Butcher Box is hitting the streets of New Jersey serving top-notch burgers and cheesesteaks on-the-go.Melanie Landano, known for her work with Pat Lafrieda Meat Purveyors, has curated a flavorful and high-quality menu, which includes a tasty ribeye cheesesteak with caramelized onions and her signature Mel's Double Burger."I decided to curate a menu with the most amazing meat using the Pat LaFrieda brand. Everything is freshly made to order," said Landano.Landano, who has worked as a restaurant consultant and has overseen the opening of various LaFrieda restaurants, can now be found serving her signature burgers and cheesesteaks at local sporting games, parking lots, and catering personal parties.Related: French-Style pastry fit for a royalThe outpour of support received from the community, many of whom line up for hours to try one of Mel's cheesesteaks, has inspired Landano to expand this venture and broaden the reach of Mel's...
    Augie’s Montreal Deli & Market, the nearly three-year-old Jewish delicatessen in Oakland, is moving into the former Brennan’s digs in Berkeley. They are big restaurant shoes to fill but Augie’s owner Lex Gopnik-Lewinski is up to the task. Gopnik-Lewinski recently told Berkeleyside that he has a “soft spot” for the restaurant, which closed in 2018 after nearly 60 years of slinging carved meats and sides. As it turns out, his family were frequent Brennan’s customers for the past 30 years. And Augie’s regulars may recall that Gopnik-Lewinski has paid homage to the old fashioned Irish-inspired restaurant for the past two years by serving meat plates on St. Patrick’s Day. In an email sent to the East Bay Times, Gopnik-Lewinski said he is 98 percent sure that he will have the final approval to open Jan. 13 pending permit approval from the city of Berkeley. Augie’s moved out of its original...
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    A top chef has shared the secret to cooking a restaurant standard steak in the comfort of your own kitchen. Nichole Dailey, 'Chef de Cuisine' at Traeger Grill barbecues in Salt Lake City, Utah, says the answer lies in the internal temperature of the meat - not just the skin. To guarantee steak is cooked to perfection, Ms Dailey says you must invest in a digital thermometer with a thin probe that penetrates right to the centre. Smart wireless thermometers are available on Amazon Australia from $149 to $199, while Bunnings stock a cheaper model for just $89. Scroll down for video The key to cooking a restaurant standard steak in the comfort of your own kitchen lies in the internal temperature of the meat,  not just the skin, according to a US chef (stock image) Traeger Grill 'Chef de Cuisine' Nichole Dailey (pictured) says the secret lies...
    Ilicic inspires Atalanta to Benevento rout Places where the rich hide money from the IRS This chart shows how the restaurant industrys recovery stumbled in December Restaurant transactions fell 10% in December, according to the NPD Group, which tracks 75 restaurant chains. Up until December, monthly restaurant transaction declines had been improving consecutively since April. But new dining restrictions and cold weather have hurt customers' willingness to buy their meals from restaurants. © Provided by CNBC The restaurant industry spent most of 2020 trying to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, but the final month of the year saw weak sales worsen. Load Error In December, transactions at U.S. restaurant chains fell 10% compared with the same time a year ago, according to the NPD Group. The firm tracks transactions at 75 restaurant chains, which make up for more than half of commercial restaurant traffic in the...
    I was lucky for so many years to live around the corner from the 101 Coffee Shop. Open from early in the morning to very late at night, it had the kind of comforting diner vibe and menu that almost always could scratch my itch or soothe me when I needed soothing. Maybe I was tired and nothing but a tuna melt on crisp, buttery sourdough would do. Maybe I’d had a rough day and craved meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Who doesn’t need to sit at a counter and slurp a milkshake sometimes, especially one made with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and honey? I could have it (while happily eavesdropping) with a salad full of corn, beets, edamame and green beans and pretend that it would all balance out. It didn’t hurt that my Hollywood diner around the corner was among the coolest of the cool in the...
    Hidden in Lennox, a neighborhood in Inglewood, CA and behind a humble home, you can find "106 Underground," a one-of-a-kind restaurant by Chef Sergio Pañuelas. Chef Pañuelas' seafood creations are inspired by family, his upbringing and experimenting with flavors over the years. 106 Underground was born last year after California passed a law permitting home restaurants. This mariscos master is best known throughout town as the "Snook Whisperer," with countless loyal followers flocking to his backyard restaurant daily. On any given day or night - you'll find a long line of hungry guests waiting for a table in his driveway. Parking may not be easy, but guests don't seem to mind it at all!
    Tourists slurp up spaghetti in Manhattan’s historic Little Italy, but for authentic Italian atmosfera, New Yorkers have long headed up to storied Arthur Avenue in The Bronx. Today, however, Italians rule The Bronx’s Little Italy no more. Just as Manhattan’s Little Italy gave way to Chinatown and gentrification, The Bronx’s answer to red-sauce rapture is now much more diverse. “When you walked down the streets, all you heard was Italian, and immigrants were still moving here from Italy,” Frank Franz, 67, told The Post of his childhood in the community. A historian and co-founder of the Belmont Business Improvement District — which promotes Little Italy businesses spanning Arthur and Crescent Avenues, along with 187th Street – Franz said that the monoculture began to change back in the 1970s with the arrival of Albanian immigrants. But, he added that the biggest shift in the neighborhood happened in just the last decade....
    New York (CNN Business)If you grew up in the 1990s, you might remember a trip to Olive Garden or Applebee's as the highlight of your week.Those days are gone. Over the years, casual dining chains — known for table service, atmospheric dining rooms and long menus — lost their luster. And now, many are fighting for survival. Sizzler USA and Ruby Tuesday are among the many restaurants that have filed for bankruptcy during the pandemic. The Cheesecake Factory told its landlords in March that it wouldn't be able to pay April rent at its 300 locations. (The company declined to provide an update on whether it has resumed rent payments.)Even major players like Olive Garden, Chili's and Applebee's have reported plunging sales in their most recent quarterly results. Overall, sales at casual dining chains fell by nearly 21% in 2020, according Black Box Intelligence, a data company that collects information...
    US Capitol secured after rioters stormed the halls of Congress to block Bidens win Capitol secured after mobs breach, paving way to resume electoral debate Gordon Ramsay pays tribute to legendary chef Albert Roux, the culinary trailblazer who opened Britains first Michelin-starred restaurant © PA Images via Getty Images Legendary chef and restaurateur Albert Roux has died at the age of 85. PA Images via Getty Images Legendary chef and restaurateur Albert Roux, who opened Britain's first Michelin-starred restaurant, has died at the age of 85.  Dozens of the UK's most famous chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, trained at Le Gavroche — the restaurant Roux and his brother Michel opened in 1967.  Ramsay paid tribute to Roux on Wednesday, calling him a "legend" and "the man who installed gastronomy in Britain."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Gordon Ramsay has paid tribute to legendary restaurateur Albert Roux, who...
    Legendary chef and restaurateur Albert Roux has died at the age of 85. PA Images via Getty Images Legendary chef and restaurateur Albert Roux, who opened Britain's first Michelin-starred restaurant, has died at the age of 85.  Dozens of the UK's most famous chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, trained at Le Gavroche — the restaurant Roux and his brother Michel opened in 1967.  Ramsay paid tribute to Roux on Wednesday, calling him a "legend" and "the man who installed gastronomy in Britain."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Gordon Ramsay has paid tribute to legendary restaurateur Albert Roux, who opened Britain's first Michelin-starred restaurant and revolutionized the country's fine-dining scene.  Roux died on Monday at the age of 85. His family said the iconic chef had been "unwell for a while," according to a statement obtained by The Evening Standard.  Michel Roux Jr praised his father in the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce a set of relaxed regulations for indoor dining in Minnesota. That being said, the restaurant industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with customers staying away from indoor dining due to safety concerns and government restrictions strictly limiting seating capacity. Dozens and dozens of restaurants across the state have closed since the start of the pandemic. Everyone has a favorite restaurant that they’d hate to see shut down for good because of the pandemic. Esquire recently put out a list of “100 Restaurants America Can’t Afford To Lose,” chosen by its writers. “If we lose them, we lose who we are,” the magazine stated. But how well can a national media outlet know the Minnesota market? You be the judge. Of the 100 restaurants listed, only one from Minnesota made the list: Al’s Breakfast in the Dinkytown...
    BRONZEVILLE — Last month, people from all walks of life could be found at Rayner & Sons Funeral Home on 71st Street to pay their respects to Chicago barbecue legend Greg Johnson. The 72-year-old Johnson, who died Dec. 15 from diabetes complications, had no idea the restaurant he opened nearly 50 years ago in the shadow of the Robert Taylor Homes would become a South Side staple. But when Alice’s Bar-B-Que moved to its current home at 65 E. 43rd St., loyal patrons followed. The restaurant was named after Johnson’s grandmother, who came down every day to sit and watch him work with quiet pride. Johnson’s former partner, Theresa Stanchel, said people kept coming back because of the sauce, which was a perfect marriage of sweet and tangy. Alice’s was even featured in an episode of WGN TV’s “Chicago’s Best” in 2017. Johnson had boundless generosity and a smile...
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    Nobody is happier to say goodbye to 2020 than the Big Apple’s restaurant industry. But 2021 will bring its own set of challenges, including indoor dining areas that remain off limits to guests.  Indoor dining at 25 percent capacity arrived briefly in October only to be pulled less than three months later on Dec. 14 when the state’s positivity rate soared to 5.66 percent.  Now with the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 7.07 percent — the highest since its peaked in April and May — restaurants have no idea when they might be able to resume their main business of serving people inside again.  “Unfortunately there is no criteria,” said Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance. “We need it so people can plan as best as ­possible.”  It means restaurateurs are being forced to fire and furlough staff as they figure out, yet again,...
    More from: Jennifer Gould Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen sell NYC apartment for $37M, move to Miami Hamptons home of legendary photographer Pete Turner sells for $3.2M Mystery NYC financier drops $33M on Miami pied à terre Philanthropist Marcia Riklis will give away $2M to sell Fifth Ave. spread Latin pop star Rubén Blades transforms former Guardian Angel Convent in Chelsea Nobody is happier to say goodbye to 2020 than the Big Apple’s restaurant industry. But 2021 will bring its own set of challenges, including indoor dining areas that remain off limits to guests.  Indoor dining at 25 percent capacity arrived briefly in October only to be pulled less than three months later on Dec. 14 when the state’s positivity rate soared to 5.66 percent.  Now with the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 7.07 percent — the highest since its peaked in April and May — restaurants have no...
    New Yorkers are increasingly turning to social media campaigns to pan Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ban on indoor dining and COVID-19 response in general. They also hope to promote bars and restaurants that have been affected by the shutdown. New York shut down all non-essential businesses on March 16, and restaurants were only allowed to re-open for outside service in June. Restaurants could serve patrons indoors starting in September, but were forced back outside on Dec. 14. These rapid changes have been devastating for restaurateurs, most of whom struggled with slim profit margins before the pandemic. As a result, more than 1,000 New York City restaurants have permanently closed since the start of the COVID-19 shutdowns. (RELATED: New York City May Lose Half Of All Bars, Restaurants, Audit Shows) In an effort to help fellow business owners, Feltman’s Hot Dogs of Coney Island owner Michael Quinn created the NYC Restaurants Open...
    Landmark New York City restaurant Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse has closed its iconic basement-level doors as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple the restaurant industry. The Lower East Side fixture was famous for its latkes spreads, chopped liver, and vodka bottles frozen in blocks of ice and was known as a boisterous party spot frequented by celebrities. The Jewish Romanian restaurant announced the closure on Sunday. 'It is with great sadness that we announce that the rumors are true and we have had to shut the doors to the infamous basement,' the eatery announced on Instagram.  Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse is one of more than 1,000 restaurants that have been forced to shut down due to the pandemic which has placed strict limits on indoor and outdoor dining. Iconic New York City restaurant Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse announced Sunday that it has closed down after 47 years amid the pandemic Closed...
    MILTON (CBS) — Not Your Average Joe’s, a chain restaurant based in Milton, has closed four Massachusetts restaurants for the winter, a company executive tells WBZ-TV. Locations in Arlington, Burlington, Methuen and Randolph were in the process of shutting down on Monday. A total of 96 employees in Massachusetts are being furloughed. Not Your Average Joe’s Chief Financial Officer Joe McGuire said the shuttered restaurants will hopefully reopen, depending on customer behavior and the performance of their other restaurants. Not Your Average Joe’s has locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. A restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland is also closing for the season. The Patriot Ledger reports that the company received $5.9 million from the Paycheck Protection Program to use on payroll. McGuire said that and patio dining helped, but staying open during the winter is more challenging, and the company decided to temporarily close locations with...
    Reduced occupancy restrictions in Massachusetts has led to the temporary closure of some restaurants that had been hanging on during COVID-19 but can’t sustain a business under the harsher conditions. The new temporary regulations for Massachusetts take a particularly hard line on restaurants and events spaces, which had to cut back occupancy to 25 percent. On Sunday, Jan. 3, for example, Smoke Stack Urban Barbecue in Worcester announced that it would be temporarily shutting down. “Due to new government restrictions on occupancy and the levels of confidence in dining out, w have decided to temporarily shut down,” owners said on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “This mini hibernation will be in effect until February and will be re-evaluated at that time to re-open.” On Dec. 26, 2020, the newest and most restrictive measures went into effect in Massachusetts in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 - which is currently...
    (CNN)A cafe and juice bar in North Miami Beach started out the new year in shock after a customer left a $2,021 tip. Kelly Amar told CNN that her family has been operating Miami Squeeze for the last year and a half, and the tip meant the world to them. The customer came in on Friday and her bill was for $71.84. The tip amount she wrote computes to a 2,814% tip."It was a regular customer who comes in once or twice a week, and this was nothing we were expecting," she said. "When we first got the bill, we thought it was $20.21." Amar said when employees realized it was for $2,021, they went back to the customer to make sure she meant to leave such a large tip. Read MoreLocal restaurant in Cleveland is shocked when a customer leaves a $3,000 tip"We went back to her and asked,...
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    NORTHPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman is starting a movement to save restaurants and feed her neighbors — all at the same time. It’s called “The Takeout Project.” So much of the charm in downtown Northport comes from its small businesses, like Main Street Cafe. “Place used to be packed with people day and night,” owner Darin Parker told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis recently. But that all changed this year, down to about 30% of normal business. “It’s just so stressful every day, literally every day, hoping that … if we have a bad day those are the days you’re like, oh my God, is this it?” Parker said. He is thankful for customers who take part in traditions, like filling little stockings with cash, which the owner turns into supermarket gift cards for a food pantry. “Any time there’s a cause, they always rise up and do the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Scenes from the most bizarre New Year's Eve on record -- shuttered beach parking lots where crowds would ordinarily gather, a quiet Union Square, hotels boarded up and empty restaurants and bars.Everywhere you looked on the last day of the year seemed to be a reminder that 2020 was a year like no other.So, it was telling that the only crowd ABC7's Kris Reyes found wasn't for a celebration but for the ceremonial shutting down of an iconic San Francisco landmark.RELATED: Here's a look back at San Francisco's New Year's Eve fireworks show from years pastThe Cliff House sign came down in front of a weepy crowd, officially shutting down the restaurant after 157 years. END OF AN ERA: The sign has come down at San Francisco’s iconic Cliff House restaurant. The restaurant announced this month it would be closing for good after 157 years. From...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us The 20th Street Cafe was one of Denver's most underappreciated restaurants before it closed last March in the wake of COVID-related, statewide dining-room shutdowns. Not only did the downtown diner represent the life's work of three generations of the Okuna family — Harry and Tsugi Okuno opened it in 1946 — but it captured a piece of Japanese-American history in both its origins and its menu. But the 20th Street Cafe was more than just a time capsule; it was one of the last downtown eateries where comfort and value superseded trendiness. The New York Times recognized the importance of the 20th Street Cafe in its December 28 "The Restaurants We've Lost," which paid tribute its final owners, Rod...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us In case you've missed it so far, Falling Rock Tap House has been holding a closeout sale of its famed Vintage Bottle Cellar. The goal of selling these bottles to go, of course, is to use the proceeds to help survive the pandemic and the current COVID-related bar and restaurant restrictions. "If you are familiar with the Falling Rock, you have probably perused our 'Blue Book Off-The-Beer-List Beer List' and know we have one of the most extensive beer cellars in the U.S.," Falling Rock explains. "If we sell these bottles, we will buy ourselves a few months of breathing room and hopefully make it to the other side." Some of the beers, which include sours, barrel-aged specialties, big beers...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us Who's going to be sorry to say so long to 2020? From the coronavirus pandemic that's killed thousands of Coloradans — and counting — to the blazes that ravaged so much of the state to the demonstrations that marched through a deserted downtown, this has been a real dumpster fire of a year. One with too much action to confine to a single roundup. So we've dumped the action into a series of stories, which you can read here: "The Ten Biggest Colorado Political Stories of 2020" "The Ten Biggest Denver Political Stories of 2020""The Ten Biggest Sports Stories of 2020""The Ten Biggest Marijuana Stories of 2020" "The Ten Biggest Restaurant and Food Stories of 2020" ...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us Early on, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed likely to result in the shortest sports season in Colorado history — under three months, from January 1, 2020, to the stretch in March when one event after another was canceled. In the end, though, plenty of athletic contests eventually happened, albeit in fits and starts, and always under a viral cloud, and sports created big news in other ways, too. Here are the ten biggest sports stories in Colorado in 2020: Related Stories The Ten Biggest Colorado Political Stories of 2020 The Ten Biggest Marijuana Stories of 2020 The Ten Biggest Restaurant and Food Stories of 2020 Denver Nuggets Reach the NBA Western Conference FinalsThe March 11 game between the...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us What restaurant and food news could possibly overshadow the disaster that was the 2020 coronavirus pandemic? Beyond losing jobs and revenue, restaurants also lost the ability to do what they do best: bring us all together as a community. But there were things other than COVID that made news on the Denver dining scene this year, though the virus had a way of infecting these developments, too. Related Stories Our Most Popular Beer and Brewery Stories of 2020 Our Most Popular Restaurant and Bar Stories of 2020 Project Angel Heart Continues Mission Despite Challenges Here are the ten biggest food and drink stories in Denver in 2020:The First COVID Dining Room LockdownIn early March, the seriousness of...
    The Chef’s Market drive-thru, the newest San Jose restaurant initiative to help feed the needy, isn’t just a win-win. It’s a “win-win-win-win” in the words of one downtown booster. From today, Dec. 30, through Jan. 12, five downtown San Jose restaurants are teaming up to prepare takeout meals as part of a project created by chef Rodney Baca’s new nonprofit venture. For every meal that is ordered, the cooks will make a second meal to be donated to the families served by San Jose SHIP Kits and Hunger at Home. But the benefits extend beyond that. “So, you get a meal, the less fortunate get a meal, restaurants and cooks get some much-needed business and the city of San Jose can benefit from some activity in the heart of downtown. It’s a win-win-win-win situation,” said Eric Glader, the San Jose Downtown Association’s new community engagement director and co-founder of the...
    2020 saw wildfires, a pandemic, mass lockdowns and nationwide riots. The year also saw some of the worst entertainment. Here’s a recap of the worst films that made their debut in this unconventional year in no particular order. Netflix released the award-winning French film “Cuties” in September, spurring outrage nationwide, including from politicians, who said the film glorified pedophilia. The film centers around an 11 year-old female dancer who joins a dance troupe. However, many have criticized Netflix’s decision to stream the film, which some say glorifies and promotes pedophilia and sexualizing children. Netflix released that “Cuties” movie about twerking 11 year olds. Fuller clips of the film are now circulating. It’s way worse than I thought, and I thought it would be extremely bad. VERY explicit sexual dancing, girls grabbing themselves, crotch shots, etc. These are children. — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 10, 2020 The film hit number four...
    A 28-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting dead a teenager during an argument over an unpaid bill in a restaurant parking lot in Colorado. Jacqueline De Paz has been held on second degree murder charges over the death of Rudy Arguello Rios, 18, in Aurora, Colorado. Arguello Rios was dining with a friend at Mariscos El Rey 2 Restaurant last Tuesday, when an argument ensued between eight diners and a waitress. The group, which included De Paz and several children, allegedly claimed their meal was cold and refused to pay their bill.  The upset customers allegedly bolted from the restaurant when the waitress threatened to call the police, according to the Colorado Sentinel. The waitress and other customers who had witnessed the altercation, including Arguello Rios,  reportedly followed the group into the parking lot and a brawl ensued. Rudy Arguello-Rios was shot and killed  last Tuesday after he tried to...
    The founders of Me Sous have devised a way to solve the dilemma facing New York eateries that need customers but can't allow any inside due to COVID-19 restrictions: Bring the restaurant experience to people's homes. Driven by a strong passion for food coupled with a desire to help an industry reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, Phil Toronto and his "ragtag group, essentially kind of like the Power Rangers" are delivering grocery boxes curated by New York City chefs to homebound consumers all throughout the five boroughs.  SUPERMARKET CHAIN GIVES $200K IN GIFT CARDS TO STRUGGLING RESTAURANTS AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Me Sous (Scott Heins) "Me Sous was born to thread 2 experiences together: the connective experience of dining out that we're all sorely missing with the personal triumphs of a homemade meal," its website reads.  To do so, Toronto and his chief experience engineer, Jameson Brown, seek out chefs from...
    CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA (CBS SF) — The Monterey County District Attorney’s office has filed a declaration with the county’s Superior Court evidencing material violations of the injunction against The Tuck Box restaurant, located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and its owner Jeffrey Le Towt, District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni announced Monday. According to a stipulated filed judgment entered on June 12, if the restaurant commits material violations of the injunction and a declaration evidencing such violations is filed, the previously stayed $20,000 civil penalty becomes due and payable. Beginning on or about Dec. 15, the Tuck Box allowed customers to dine inside and outside the restaurant, in violation of public health orders, and continued to do so even after receiving a notice that it was in violation of the injunction, the district attorney’s office said. The restaurant is now liable for the $20,000 penalty, and additional civil penalties may be sought for continued violations. The Tuck...
    As COVID-19 continues to cause restaurant after restaurant to close their doors, a restaurant in the area known for its very drinkable coffee and eggs benedict, burgers, and barbecue announced they are closing their doors. Table 52, located in Orange County,  at 177 South Plank Road, in the Town of Newburgh, announced on Facebook it has closed its doors for good. "We are saddened to announce we have closed the doors to Table 52," the owners said. "We had a good run... but Covid19 got the best of us! It was all just too much for a new business!" A favorite spot for such fans as Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler, where he would hold his "Coffee with the District Attorney," the restaurant was also a hot spot with local first responders. "We were honored and proud to serve the community, especially our first responders, during the darkest days back...
    Some Virginians impacted by the coronavirus are getting special deliveries this holiday season. Cakes By Happy Eatery in Manassas has been preparing and donating food to local families in need every Thursday since March. “We have all of the basic ingredients here at the bakery and we have the staffing for it,” said Victoria Wu, owner of the bakery. But for the holidays, she wanted to do something special. “We decided to join forces with some of my neighbors,” Wu said. She partnered with Action in Community Service, also known as ACTS of Prince William County, and five other restaurants in her Liberia Avenue shopping plaza for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve deliveries. The restaurants she partnered with are Famous Kabob Restaurant, Sam’s Southern Eatery, Uncle Rico’s Cantina, Bella Vita Italian Restaurant and Pinoy Market and Café. “I know that when ACTS came through to pick up the donations,...
    RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Christmas is the busiest day of the year for many Chinese restaurants in North Texas, and the crowds are a welcome sight after a tough year. “We actually had to order a day ahead of time to get the food because they get so busy,” said Mike Weinberg, a customer at Jeng Chi in Richardson. “It’s crazy.” Jeng Chi’s dining room was filled on Christmas evening, at half capacity per state orders regarding COVID-19. “Christmas Day is the busiest day of the year for us, second only to Mother’s Day,” said Janelle Teng, one of the restaurant’s owners. “So we feed a lot of families. Our dine-in is of course down a little bit this year, but our to-go’s are certainly making up for it.” The restaurant did 250 to-go orders on Christmas Eve, and they expect to do just as many or more on Christmas...
    Actor Tom Selleck tipped a restaurant server $2,020 on a $204.68 tab at the Italian restaurant Elio in New York City. The Blue Bloods star’s generosity was part of a “2020 Tip Challenge” that has become a growing trend in what has been a tumultuous year. “I found out that my TV Dad #TomSelleck has generously accepted the #2020TipChallenge at Elios Upper East Side!” tweeted actor and Selleck’s Blue Bloods co-star Donnie Wahlberg. “I didn’t start it but I’m proud to be part of it. To those who gave even the smallest extra amount this year — THANK YOU,” Wahlberg added, along with the hashtag, “spread love and love will spread.” I found out that my TV Dad #TomSelleck has generously accepted the #2020TipChallenge at Elios Upper East Side! Love ya dad. ❤️ I didn’t start it but I’m proud to be part of it. To those who gave even the smallest extra amount this year —...
    Tom Selleck is the latest celeb to tip food server $2020 as part of 2020 Tip Challenge. The veteran actor, 75, left a $2020 tip on a $204.68 tab last month at the Italian restaurant Elio on the Upper East Side of New York City, his Blue Bloods costar Donnie Wahlberg said Wednesday on Twitter. Wahlberg, 51, said, 'I found out that my TV Dad #TomSelleck has generously accepted the #2020TipChallenge at Elios Upper East Side! Love ya dad. I didn’t start it but I’m proud to be part of it. To those who gave even the smallest extra amount this year - THANK YOU.' The latest: Tom Selleck is the latest celeb to tip food server $2020 as part of 2020 Tip Challenge, as the actor, 75, left a $2020 tip on a $204.68 tab last month at the Italian restaurant Elio on the Upper East Side of...
    A crack runs down the middle of the restaurant’s 200-year-old wall mural – a small reminder of when a terrorist group bombed the building in 1975. Each room of the tavern – and there are many – is steeped in history and tradition. One room boasts the Dingle Whiskey Bar, named lovingly after a pub in Dublin, Ireland. Another portion of the tavern includes a handcrafted fireplace and a chandelier imported from Ireland. An old musket sits atop a mantle in yet another one of the historic restaurant’s renowned dining rooms. Fraunces Tavern is a renovated historic building and restaurant located on Pearl Street in New York City’s Financial District. The oldest restaurant in NYC, it was built in 1719 and has been operating as a tavern since 1762. The restaurant has toughed it out in the city that never sleeps for over 250 years, through the American Revolution, Hurricane...
    Struggling renters face avalanche of evictions without federal aid Where is Santa? Track his journey across the globe So You Burned the Christmas Ham. McDonalds, Anyone? © NurPhoto - Getty Images There's a lot that has to be done on Christmas Eve before you can curl up in front of the fire with a glass of Gingerbread Eggnog and one of the best Christmas movies — especially if you're traveling or having people over. There are last-minute gifts to wrap, little ones to keep entertained, and of course someone has to handle the clean up. During such a busy time of year, sometimes you need to take a break and grab a bite to eat. Whether you're on the road and looking for a place to stop for a quick snack, or the Christmas ham dinner you were making went awry, you can always count on a quick and...
    BOSTON (CBS) – If you walk one block — 0.1 miles — in Boston’s South End, you see a picture indicative of the pandemic’s effect on restaurants. At one end, on the corner of Washington and Union Park, is Boston Chops. On the Tuesday night before Christmas, three tables have customers. Ninety percent of the restaurant is empty. Walk just down the street past a bank and you see Burro Bar. This time — two tables are full. Walk around the corner, and you run into Gaslight. The once popular French Brasserie is closed, for good, with its owner hopeful to open a new restaurant come spring. A note on the door tells customers, “thanks for the memories.” Normally, “you would have one of the last nights of your Christmas parties tonight, and then you’d have shoppers eating after they’re done shopping,” Gaslight owner Jeffrey Gates told WBZ. “In...
    Little Leon's fall harvest bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts, beets, fresh kale, grilled chicken, and quinoa, then topped with pumpkin seeds and our sweet maple dressingeatlittleleon/Instagram It’s no secret—2020 put us in a funk. But a new restaurant in South Tampa is about to lift our mood. Little Leon opens soon at 3636 Henderson Blvd. in the space previously held by Ethiopian restaurant Queen of Sheba, which moved to Temple Terrace. Its menu includes salads and bowls topped with their homemade dressings. Customers even get the option of customizing their online ordering and catering will be offered too.  “Storms may be brewing but we are all sunshine here,” the restaurant wrote on Instagram.  On Monday, General Manager Michael White told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay there will be plenty of indoor and outdoor seating available, and added that the name of the restaurant is derived from owner Austin...
    A customer made staffers of an Ohio restaurant cry tears of joy after leaving behind a $5,600 tip right before the holidays.   The chef and owner of Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar in Toledo, Ohio, took to Facebook earlier this month to reveal the patron's generosity, which allowed the restaurant's 28-person staff to take home $200 each - including those that were off duty when the customer stopped by.  'Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people,' restaurant owner Moussa Salloukh wrote on Facebook on December 13.  The workers at Souk Mediterranean Kitchen received a $5,600 tip from a generous patron, allowing them to each take home an extra $200. Staffers are shown outside the restaurant Restaurant owner Moussa Salloukh shared news of the kind gesture on Facebook December 13 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next East Coast braces for Christmas Eve storm: Nearly 60M from......
    FOOD is one of the most important aspects of the festive season. If you're preparing to eat out on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or into the New Year, Denny's diner is a viable, cost-effective option. 7Denny's is open year-roundCredit: Getty Images - Getty Is Denny's open over Christmas and New Year? Denny's will be open over Christmas and New Year, as Denny's never shuts. Seriously! The Denny's website reads: "Denny's is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will continue to welcome guests into its booths - and online - throughout the holidays including New Year's Day." 7A waitress serving food at Denny's RestaurantCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7A Denny's BLT and friesCredit: Getty Images - Getty For more information or online ordering options through "Denny's on Demand" you can visit their website. What are Denny's opening hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Opening hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are limitless,...
    One customer at an Ohio restaurant is certainly taking their lead from Santa Claus — leaving a special surprise for the staff this holiday season. The guest left a $5,600 tip for the workers, which the owner called "an amazing gesture of kindness." "This really happened," wrote Moussa Salloukh on December 13 on the Facebook page of his Toledo restaurant, Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar, which has been open since October 2019. "Last night one of our guests left a $5,600 tip to be given to all of our staff, whether they were working that shift or not." The chef and owner said each person received $200 with the gratuity split between his 28 employees.  Salloukh also posted a photo of the check that had totaled just $0.01 before the tip was added on. The benefactor is only identified as "Billy" in the post.  "The words 'Thank You' seem...
    (CNN)Employees at a restaurant in Ohio received a Christmas gift they didn't see coming when a customer left a $5,600 tip for the entire staff to split.The guest, who asked the restaurant to allow him to remain anonymous, was dining at Souk Mediterranean Kitchen in Toledo on December 12 when he left the massive tip for all 28 employees -- including those who were off that day. After dividing it, each staff member took home $200."There was a lot of tears, I'm tearing up now talking about it," Moussa Salloukh, Souk's owner and chef, told CNN. "Your restaurant staff becomes your family and everyone cares about each other. I've been staying out of the kitchen to give employees hours to get through and put gifts under the tree for their kids, so this was so huge for us." A FedEx driver surprised a boy with a new basketball and...
    San Francisco's iconic Cliff House restaurant that has served tourists and locals for more than a century from atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean is closing its doors at the end of the year. Dan and Mary Hountalas, the restaurant's proprietors since 1973, said in a post Sunday on the restaurant's website they are closing on December 31st because of losses brought on by the pandemic and a dispute over renewing their long-term operating contract with the National Park Service. Built in 1863, the seaside restaurant has been a San Francisco institution and a top tourist attraction. It has gone through several transformations.  The Cliff House at the very western end of San Francisco as it sat perched overlooking the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, California, late 1890s. It was opened in 1896 by Adolph Sutro, the mayor of San Francisco This photograph shows horses and carriages on...
    New York (CNN Business)Coronavirus has left no parts of life untouched, even fast food. The pandemic has shifted how people consume it, with the drive-thru getting a second breath of life and digital ordering becoming the norm. As a result, major chains have redesigned their restaurants to reflect the rapid change. They're reinvesting in the exterior of stores, with drive-thru lanes gaining prominence. Even the parking lot is getting fresh eyes with dedicated parking spots for app orders or delivery drivers. Sadly, it also means the end of the dining room for now. Chains are de-emphasizing them because many states have placed restrictions on capacity and people's growing preference to eat far away from strangers. Here's how major chains redesigned their restaurants: BURGER KINGRead MoreBurger King's new prototype has three drive-thru lanes. (Rendering)Burger King unveiled two new restaurant designs in September that both have drive-thrus, burger pickup lockers, takeout counters...
    Doug and Kim White got sick of eating out of take-out boxes and decided to add some glam back to pandemic dining. Provided by Doug White An Illinois couple that gets great joy out of eating out turned a van into a portable dining room.  With heat, a table, and ambiance, the couple plans to use the van to support local restraints throughout the winter. "We were so tired of eating out of takeout boxes and we didn't want to do it again," Kim White told Insider. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When Doug White lost his job in a past recession, he kept the roof over his family's head by working as a bartender at a local restaurant, his wife, Kim, told Insider. When his daughter was going to nursing school, she worked as a server.  Local restaurants are "the soul" of a community and...
    (CNN)American restaurants are dying and Covid is killing them. More than 110,000 US restaurants have closed during the pandemic -- and more are likely to shut, with winter limiting outdoor options, cases surging and states imposing new restrictions.While Congress is negotiating a package that would include new relief money to keep the airline industry afloat, there's no expectation of money set aside for restaurants, and the small business funds that might be in the deal are an imperfect solution for the restaurant industry.CNN talked to Ed Lee, the chef and author, early in the pandemic and he painted a grim picture. Things now are worse, he said this week when CNN checked in for an update on his restaurants and his work helping through the Lee Initiative and the Restaurant Workers Relief Program. A lightly edited version of the email exchange is below. A once-successful business is barely afloatRead MoreWHAT...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka gathered with restaurant and bar owners Thursday to air frustrations about the continuing restrictions on dining inside, as other restrictions will loosen Friday. Jeff LaBeau owns the Depot Bar & Grill in Faribault. “I feel like I’m on the Titanic, and this governor is making us a third-class citizen that has to be in the bottom of the ship,” LaBeau said. Jean Hunn owns Keys Cafe & Bakery in St. Paul. “To tell our employees they just need to wait it out, we’ll be OK — that’s not the case,” Hunn said. Gazelka says there’s a better way to handle the COVID-19 crisis without crushing business. “The cries are so loud, and we are standing up with them to say we have to figure out a way,” Gazelka said. He wants more local control and coordination with impacted businesses. State Sen....
    Stonecrest, Georgia — Mason Wright was 9 years old walking through Times Square in 2015 with his older sister when he noticed long lines wrapped around several hot dog carts. If he could reinvent the idea back home in the South, he said, he'd never have to beg his parents for an allowance again. "I knew I could take the business concept and improve it," said Mason, who is now 14 years old and the owner of Mason's Super Dogs, his grab-and-go hot dog restaurant in Stonecrest, Georgia. He opened the shop in October, making him the youngest restaurant owner in the state. Mason's vision has transformed from carts to a 200-square-foot corner restaurant serving over 400 customized hot dogs and vegan dogs with fresh toppings each day. Take the Firestorm, for example; a chopped chicken dog with buffalo sauce, or the Professor Dilly, which is served inside a jumbo-sized...
    Hey, Cuomo — fork you! A fed-up Queens restaurant owner roasted Gov. Cuomo for nixing indoor dining — by holding a staff dinner outdoors in the height of Wednesday night’s epic snowstorm. Rocco Sacramone, who runs Trattoria L’incontro in Astoria, proposed a wry toast to his three employees over a frigid al fresco feast of pizza, mozzarella and tomatoes and red wine. “This is our first snowstorm of the year here. So I would like to thank New York City for this beautiful night here,” Sacramone said in a video posted on the restaurant’s Instagram. “So, as you can see we’re having outdoor dinner.” In yet another blow to the already-crippled restaurant industry, Cuomo banned indoor dining — aga in — on Monday as COVID-19 infections continue to surge in the state. The city’s Department of Sanitation also rolled out new guidelines for outdoor dining during inclement weather...