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The Daily Prep List 4.28.22


Southern California’s First Union Starbucks Stores Could Be Only Weeks Away As Workers Begin Crucial Vote

LAist 4/27

The most important time for Starbucks employees in Lakewood and Long Beach seeking to unionize is underway.

Tipping Fatigue May Be Real. But Don’t Take It Out On Restaurant Workers. A tip is not charity, and it isn’t really optional, either.

Grub Street 4/26

At my Los Angeles restaurant, All Time, we recently implemented a 20 percent gratuity on all takeout orders.

Food Industry Policy

The Field Report: Congress Grills Beef Industry Leaders Over Consolidation

Civil Eats 4/28

This week, lawmakers in both chambers of Congress turned their attention to how consolidation and unfair practices within cattle markets are hurting America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.

Aiming for ‘zero waste,’ L.A. backs new restrictions on plastic food ware

Los Angeles Times 4/27

The City Council unanimously approved more than a dozen measures Wednesday to tighten restrictions on plastic bags, utensils, food containers and other disposables with a goal of making Los Angeles a “zero waste” city.

On the Side

As sun sets on Ramadan in Little Arabia, a big buffet breaks the fast

Los Angeles Times 4/27

The story of a Syrian immigrant during the last decade often includes mention of the civil war that has impacted so many lives, like that of Suher Masri.

Here Are the 2022 James Beard Awards Restaurant, Chef, and Media Finalists

Eater 4/27

Today, the James Beard Foundation announced its slate of finalists for its 2022 awards. This short list of nominees honors the year’s outstanding restaurants and chefs — the first such list since 2020

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