| Sep 1, 2014
| 12:01 PM
East Lake County: Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m. third Saturday, Lisa's Kountry Café, 23911 State Road 46, Sorrento. Details: http://www.elcchamber.com or 352-383-8801.
West Orange: networking groups, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Mimi's Cafe, 3130 Daniels...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:05 PM
An activist investor's efforts to wrest control of embattled Darden Restaurants will make the search for a new CEO even more difficult, industry analysts say.
Analysts and consultants following Darden's recent struggles say the company's Sept. 30 annual...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:54 AM
The New Dimensions Blind/Visually Impaired Person Support Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 at the IHOP restaurant at 10332 U. S. 441 in Leesburg, across from Lake Square Mall.
After the lunch, the guest speaker will be Bebe...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Like his father and grandfather before him, butcher Lou DeRosa lifts thick slabs of bacon from the glass case at Marconda's Meats and wraps them for a waiting customer.
Tucked away at L.A.'s landmark Farmer's Market, the little butcher stand is...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:33 AM
Snag a short stack of pancakes for 56 cents at IHOP on Tuesday, July 8.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., participating restaurants are rolling back the prices on a stack of three buttermilk pancakes to celebrate the chain's 56th birthday, according to a post on...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
I have a birthday coming up.
In honor of this milestone (a lady never reveals her age), I've rounded up a list of birthday freebies from A to Z so you, too, can celebrate with free gifts from restaurants and retailers. As a bonus, you'll immediately get...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Angelenos were asked to rank the best fast-food and quick, casual dining chains as part of a national survey. The result? L.A. diners favor taste, quality and options, and ranked Subway as their top destination for a quick meal.
For its midyear report,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Baby boomers like myself grew up on James Garner/Doris Day comedies. Our parents had watched "Maverick," and together we watched "The Rockford Files." Then there were the many terrific TV movie performances, commercials, interviews and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Machinima, the YouTube multichannel network for videogamers and fanboys whose backers include Warner Bros., has hired Tricia White in the newly created position of chief people officer overseeing human resources.
White previously was VP of human...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:22 AM
The week after the Fourth of July is full of free food, including Chick-fil-A and 7-Eleven Slurpees. IHOP and Krispy Kreme are offering heavily discounted treats, too.
IHOP was first on the calendar, offering a shortstack of pancakes for 56 cents on...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The first time around, local playwright Michael Wanzie cast his play "Ladies of Eola Heights" with men in dresses — and scored a huge hit. In 2005, the comedy ran for months at Orlando's Parliament House.
This time around, for a production at...