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Attn Foodies: Taste the Best of the American Riviera During the Third Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

Attn Foodies: Taste the Best of the American Riviera During the Third Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

Attention foodies, get your forks ready for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week. This tasty two-week event provides an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors to celebrate Santa Barbara’s flourishing culinary scene. The third annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week (February 21st- March 6th, 2020) is your chance to experience the best of Santa Barbara’s food scene at […]

Overbearing Regulations Are Slowly Killing Restaurants

Overbearing Regulations Are Slowly Killing Restaurants

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views When you mandate an unsustainable minimum wage, you lose money.  When you mandate that schedules can not be set for tomorrow, they must be set—without change two weeks out- you lose money.  When government mandates times off and more, restaurants lose money.  Any wonder they are […]

New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers

New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers

New proposed regulation from the Department of Labor would mandate that tips earned by some food industry employees be allowed to be distributed to co-workers as well. The new rule would have wide ramifications for restaurants, where much of the staff get by on tips.

Restaurants Introduce ‘Labor Surcharge’ To Patrons In Lieu Of Minimum Wage Increases

Restaurants Introduce ‘Labor Surcharge’ To Patrons In Lieu Of Minimum Wage Increases

As liberal activists and the “Fight for Fifteen” movement continues to press for an increased minimum wage, the restaurant industry is passing the cost on to consumers in some states. Instead of increasing the price of menu items, many independent and regional chain restaurants are including a surcharge on the bill. The 3 to 4 […]

Ventura Harbor Monday

Ventura Harbor Monday

By George Miller We had a late Valentine’s Day luncheon, to avoid the crowds and excessive expense. Lots of people were off Monday- mostly schools, govt. and retirees, so it wasn’t a usual slow Monday. It was fine day for walking in the sun, boating, swimming, shopping, surfing, fishing and more- and all of these were being […]