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The Daily Prep List 5.11.2023


Workers Are Happier Than They’ve Been in Decades

Wall Street Journal 5/11

Job satisfaction hit a 36-year high in 2022, reflecting two effects of the tight pandemic labor market: The quality of jobs improved as wages and work flexibility increased, and workers moved into positions that were a better fit.

In LA, Proof That Sustainability Can Be Chic and Profitable

Eater LA 5/10

In the restaurant business, the word “sustainable” is applied almost exclusively to the sourcing of meat and fish.

Food Industry Policy

One of the world’s most famous chefs wants to open a Bay Area restaurant. A gas stove ban may prevent it

San Francisco Chronicle 5/11

One of the world’s most famous chefs, José Andrés, wants to open his first Bay Area restaurant at a high-end shopping center — but he may ditch his plans due to a dispute over a municipal gas ban.

Los Angeles should allow restaurants to offer outdoor dining without crippling fees

Los Angeles Daily News 5/10

The past few years have brought significant changes to Los Angeles, particularly for local businesses that struggled to withstand the challenges posed during the COVID pandemic.

On the Side

Where I Eat in Long Beach After Being Out of Town

L.A. TACO 5/10

Confession time: Moving to Long Beach straight-up reinvigorated my passion for eating out in my home city.

The Next Best Thing: Chef N’Gina Guyton, formerly of South, reopens Sacramento institution Jim-Denny’s while building her own brand

Comstock’s 5/10

After months sitting vacant, Jim-Denny’s coveted 10 bar seats will soon be full again.

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