Will Tipping At Fast-Food Restaurants Become Standard?
Tipping for services provided has been a part of American culture for decades.
Can California Democrats Do Enough to Block a Rural Right-Wing Revolt?
The Nation 6/3
As state legislatures in much of the country continue their drift rightward, California’s political leaders are stepping up their pace in crafting policies that run counter to these national trends.
Food Industry Policy
One more round: California lawmakers try again to extend bar hours to 4 a.m.
Los Angeles Times 6/4
SAN FRANCISCO — A Democratic lawmaker who has championed the fight to keep bars, restaurants and nightclubs open late said Friday that he will try again to change state law, arguing that an extended nightlife could have a major impact on tourism, small businesses and local economies.
L.A. ban on gas stoves deemed racist as it could mean the end for many Asian restaurants
The prohibition on home and commercial gas appliances in Los Angeles may leave Asian businesses behind.
On the Side
9 highly anticipated Bay Area summer, fall restaurant openings
The Mercury News 6/6
Ah, the buoyant Bay Area restaurant industry. Food costs may be rising, and hiring is still challenging, but optimistic chefs and entrepreneurs are forging ahead with plans for first-time ventures and expansions, which should make for a brisk summer and autumn of openings.
The NFT-backed concept SHŌ to debut in San Francisco in 2023
Another big, splashy NFT-backed restaurant is coming in 2023, this one on the West Coast and led by a group of high-profile tech execs.