FSR Magazine 1/6
It’s no great secret why some restaurateurs greeted December’s $900 billion coronavirus stimulus legislation with trepidation. Andrew Rigie, executive director of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, called it “a Band-Aid on a cannon wound.” The Independent Restaurant Coalition said it fell “woefully short” of helping restaurant workers get the security they needed.
California Supermarkets Fire Union Delivery Drivers, Replace Them with Gig Workers as Proposition 22 Takes Effect
Food & Wine 1/5
The newly-enacted legislation allows delivery apps like Doordash, Instacart, and Uber to avoid classifying drivers as employees.
Food Industry Policy
San Francisco Chronicle 1/5
Protests against dining bans are gaining steam in the Bay Area, with several local restaurants publicly speaking out against the ongoing restrictions.
Los Altos Online 1/5
Several Los Altos restaurants reported seeing charges higher than the limit set in an ordinance passed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors effective Dec. 19, which caps delivery service fees charged to restaurants at no more than 15% of the order.
On the Side
Eater SF 1/6
Oakland restaurant week is back for its traditional run in January, livening up what is normally a quiet time of the year for restaurants. If you feel a touch of deja vu, why yes, we did just do this four months ago — Oakland decided to double up on restaurant weeks last year, with the main event in January, and a surprise special edition in September.
The Mercury News 1/6
In non-pandemic times, California’s wineries were hot destinations for weekend wine tastings and general frolic. But even now, in our shutdown state, we can still enjoy a bit of that fun via virtual wine tastings and online mixology classes. Here’s just a sampling.