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A New Food Recall Affects Apples & Other Fruit Sold at Some Walmart Locations

In a development totally in keeping with 2020, another food recall has been announced. Several Country Fresh “Freshness Guaranteed” fruit products have been pulled from shelves at some Walmart stores...
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San Francisco Police Central District Merchant Safety Awareness

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

This morning the San Francisco Police Department Central District notified merchants to prepare for possible civil unrest with the upcoming verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Suggestions include b...

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Pandemic Worsens Dominant Food Retailers’ Anti-Competitive Tactics Against Local, Independent Grocers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

The National Grocers Association has issued a white paper and asks Congress to investigate antitrust violations by dominant retail chains. https://www.nationalgrocers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021...

I knew I liked Antler for a reason

Googs
by Googs 9 days ago

More restaurants should do this. Add patio construction to the bill while you're at it.

Orange tier isn’t enough to convince these East Bay bars to reopen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Not easy to decide when to reopen. I appreciate the thought and care the health and safety of staff and customers that these owners are weighing.

US Courts Deliver Body Blows to Wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Wine lovers took a big legal setback on Tuesday, as a US federal appeals court ruled that a Florida wine shop cannot ship wine to customers in Missouri, even though Missouri stores can. The cas...

Toronto Life decided to do some actual restaurant reporting this week

Googs
by Googs 22 days ago

For those of you fatigued with their sponsored articles and Wine Club ads, here's a couple of in-case-you-missed-it links. Yay, TL. Keep it up. https://torontolife.com/food/what-to-eat-now-toron...

The New York Times Re-Starts The Bagel Wars

patsully
by patsully 1 month ago

It feels like this is going to go over about as well as peas in guacamole... "But no, to be clear: Emily Winston’s bagels are some of the finest New York-style bagels I’ve ever tasted. They just...

Budding Vintners - By Chadsey's Cairns Winery is for sale

Googs
by Googs 27 days ago

Sad to see one of the pioneers of The County's wineries retire. I quite liked him and his wines. An opportunity awaits someone with deep enough pockets to take it on. It has every possible ame...

Premier Cru owner admits his business was a Ponzi scheme

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by ratgirlagogo 4 years ago

Apparently this business has been extremely controversial for years - I'm not a high-end wine person myself, so this is all new to me. But it's such a lurid story I know somebody here must know so...

Pearl Milling

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by syrup09 2 months ago

After decades of controversy Pepsico is renaming the Aunt Jemima Brand. It will know be known a Pearl Milling. Yeah I know there's better stuff out there.

Ferndale Meat Co.'s new landlord is . . . the Mayor of Flavortown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The publisher of the _Ferndale Enterprise_ created his own news when he texted Guy Fieri that the historic 1903 building housing Ferndale Meat Company was for sale. Fieri bought it the next day. ...

Patrick Kriss of Alo

Googs
by Googs 2 months ago

Exactly the kind of person you want to be successful.

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

" . . . For companies like Sur La Table that offer classes and other in-store experiences, the nationwide shutdown has been even more pernicious. . ."

Gold's Horseradish & Fox's U-Bet Syrups Long Island plant to close in March

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This announcement set off a flurry on the West Coast where I am. Anyone else concerned that the private equity firm that owns these iconic brands does not yet have another facility under contra...

And now Amanda Gorman is a cookie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"When National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman took the podium at Joe Biden’s inauguration, in her vivid yellow coat and her skin glowing like she had swallowed sunshine, delivering a message of ...

Tipping vs Fair Wages

ricepad
by ricepad 3 months ago

This is not a discussion about how much to tip. You can search for restaurants that pay their waitstaff a fair wage here: https://www.highroadrestaurants.org

Godiva closing all North American shops...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

Another victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Godiva, the iconic Belgian chocolate maker, will be closing its 128 North American company stores in the U.S. and Canada. They will still maintain a pres...