Category Archives: Restaurants

Greatest Value for Price in Paris

Le Florimond reigns as the best value for price in Paris, hands down. They don’t take online reservations, they aren’t on Open Table or The Fork, you have to call 45.55.40.38 for a reservation. The good news is that Laurent … Continue reading

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Want to Start a Restaurant? Want to Up Your Game?

Bulli is here for you. In Adrian Bulli’s own words: “We already have lots of information. What we really need is knowledge” “The better you think, the better you create” “There are millions of new things, but only a few … Continue reading

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FDA Finalizes Menu and Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Rules

The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act did not cover nutrition labeling for restaurants and other ready-to-eat-foods. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act updated the labeling requirements to include chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments (i. e. chain … Continue reading

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Are Restaurants Dead?

Many of the dine-in chains are seeing an erosion of their customer base. Drive through chains are surviving on their convenience attribute. Many of the upscale restaurants continue to suffer from the prolonged recession or are they? When the recession … Continue reading

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Dining Out Around the Bay

It was fun to buy my wine at Kermit Lynch’s store in Berkeley and tasty to get my dungeness at Mt. Diablo Foods in LaFayette and yes we frequented the Food Hall just opposite the BART Rock Ridge Station which … Continue reading

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Maître Restaurateurs

Last July I commented on the concept of ‘home-made’ and how truth in advertising hasn’t always been adopted universally.  We Americans continue to trail the Europeans in understanding what we are eating, where it came from and how it was … Continue reading

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Summer Travels

We have been traveling off and on over the last month. We started out in the middle of June driving to Wisconsin to celebrate the life of Michael LeaVesseur who passed last January. His wife and daughter opened their house … Continue reading

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Fait Maison

Have you ever seen a “Home-Made”sign in front of a restaurant while driving down the road and wanted to stop for that apple pie with vanilla ice cream? If you are only slightly annal then you might pause, knowing full … Continue reading

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Bristol Bay Salmon

Can’t think of a better way to support the environment, American employment and our cultural heritage then by eating it. I continue to have difficulty justifying the short-term economic gains from mining when compared to the long-term potential of destroying … Continue reading

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Finalmente

Yippee, Skippy; finally the promise of a quality Mexican dining experience in Durham, NH! Official Mixteca Taqueria Y Cantina Press Release: Attention Mexican Food and Tequila Lovers— Life as you know it is about to change. Tacos, ceviche, chili rellenos, … Continue reading

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