FSR Magazine 5/6
The last two years have forced many beloved restaurants to shut down or drastically reduce their customer capacity and services due to federal, state, or local government-mandated closures.
National Restaurant Association 5/6
The restaurant industry continued to expand payrolls in April – albeit at a much slower pace compared to the healthy gains registered in 2021.
Food Industry Policy
San Francisco Chronicle 5/6
California’s ban on foie gras, produced by force-feeding ducks and geese, does not prohibit out-of-state marketers from selling the product to Californians, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, upholding a judge’s 2020 decision that narrowed the scope of the 2012 state law.
A federal judge found Thursday that a disabled plaintiff’s testimony was “not credible” and dismissed his lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act after he had sued a Redwood City restaurant because its outdoor dining tables were not accessible for someone in a wheelchair.
On the Side
The Sacramento Bee 5/8
Sacramento’s cannabis manager is recommending that the City Council consider allowing dispensaries to operate pot consumption lounges, saying that the spots could be popular both with tourists and locals who want to smoke outside their homes.
Los Angeles Times 5/7
It’s high spring in Southern California and I’ve been eating like it: running around town for tacos and burgers, hitting my favorite farmers markets for blooms of fresh berries and mushrooms, and clawing into restaurants for late dinners, as the sun starts setting further up the clock.