| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Darden Restaurants Inc.’s second quarter was far from appetizing, as the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster watched its net income plunge 37%.
The Orlando, Fla., restaurant company saw the sour numbers coming. Earlier in December, citing a...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:34 PM
New York City is poised to adopt paid sick day protections for workers there soon, but thanks to the corporate advocacy group ALEC, a “kill shot” is being delivered to similar efforts across the county, including Florida, according to PR...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The Sawtelle corridor, which was for a while called Little Little Tokyo but is now pretty much known as Little Osaka, has become the epicenter of Japanese noodles in Los Angeles, stand after stand, cheek by jowl, many of them......
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Schmidt Design Studio, an interior design firm specializing in restaurants and bars, created the interior for Cask & Larder , a much anticipated Ravenous Pig spinoff that opens Sept 5. James and Julie Petrakis, Pig owners and James Beard Award nominees,...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:39 AM
I'm just back from a preview of the new Dave & Buster's, the bar-restaurant-arcade attraction on International Drive set to open to the public Monday. Previously on the site -- seen from Interstate 4 -- was the distinctive Race Rock restaurant, which...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Paris in the springtime has nothing on Orlando.
We got theme parks, outlet malls, Olive Garden restaurants, awseome sourvier shops and more mini-golf that any single person has time to conquer in one lifetime.
And what's more romantic than taking...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:07 PM
This past August, restaurant juggernaut Darden — which owns Olive Garden, Red Lobster, the Capital Grille and Seasons 52 — acquired the popular Yard House chain for $585 million. With Yard House's focus on being a serious destination for...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Many part-timers are facing a double whammy from President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
The law requires large employers offering health insurance to include part-time employees working 30 hours a week or more. But rather than provide healthcare to more...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Adopt a local family during the holidays
Laguna Resource Center needs residents, churches and businesses to adopt local low-income families for the holiday season, according to a news release.
Most of the families selected work in the Laguna Beach...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:46 AM
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have so honored us with their service and sacrifice to keep America strong and free.
Hundreds of retailers and restaurants also salute the military, offering discounts to veterans, active duty and retired U.S....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Don’t expect Bobby Slayton to pay you a compliment. He’s known as the “pit bull of comedy” for good reason.
“How old are you? You sound like a 17-year-old boy,” he asks at the beginning of a recent phone interview from...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:31 PM
According to the National Survey of Veterans, those age 55 and older make up nearly 64 percent of the veteran population.
So it is no wonder that veterans programs and special honors are part of the focus in retirement communities throughout the...