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The Daily Prep List 7.18.2023


California Supreme Court rejects SCOTUS decision, keeps state labor law alive

San Francisco Chronicle 7/17

Workers in California can use a unique state law to join together and seek penalties against their employer for violating labor laws, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday, rejecting a U.S. Supreme Court decision that would have effectively nullified the California law.

More restaurants are tacking sneaky fees onto bills

KTLA 5, 7/17

You’ve probably heard about “tipflation” — restaurants prodding customers to leave higher tips for servers and staff.

Food Industry Policy

In-N-Out bans employees from wearing masks

Los Angeles Times 7/17

California fast-food institution In-N-Out Burger announced that it will soon ban employees from wearing masks in five of the seven states in which it operates restaurants, according to an internal memo leaked Friday.

Carlsbad again delays possible switch to all-electric buildings

The San Diego Union-Tribune 7/17

A proposal to require or recommend all-electric utilities in new construction has again been postponed, as the Carlsbad City Council awaits more information and the outcome of a lawsuit challenging a similar requirement in Berkeley.

On the Side

With The Michelin Awards About To Drop, Newport Beach’s Chef Sandro Nardone Dreams Of Stars

LAist 7/18

Every chef or cook dreams of someday being recognized by the Michelin Guide for their cooking. Speaking with Chef Sandro Nardone, chef and owner of Bello’s Chef’s Table in Newport Beach, he’ll tell you something similar, although he’ll also say that you’re usually working so hard it often falls off the radar.

Nine podcasts that prove the Bay Area is a food and wine mecca

The Mercury News 7/17

From murderous wine country scandals to a classic guacamole recipe, soda wars, “Top Chef” contestants and vegan cheesemaking — there are so many stories out there about how Northern California is a hub for food and wine drama, innovation and more.

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