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Restaurant and Catering Industry

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  • What do you do about a bad review?

     
    I was thinking this morning -- as I checked my e-mail and saw there was yet another e-mail about my Pappas review -- about how restaurants handle bad reviews. In the case of Pappas, of course, bad is a little......
  • Next Sunday's review: Real Seafood Co.

     
    I had to get out of town for next Sunday's review. Restaurant Week is a killer for critics. Even if a restaurant is offering its regular menu as well as the fixed-price one, I worry that the kitchen's attention is......
  • Jordan Naftal out of Maple Lawn steakhouse

     
    I checked my work e-mail before I went to bed last night (why do I do that?) and found an e-mail from Carlos Venegas, an owner of Ranazul in Maple Lawn, which said this:Jordan’s Steakhouse in Ellicott City having been......
  • Top 10 Mistakes Restaurant Goers Make

     
    In an earlier post we talked about the mistakes diners make. Not the things that annoy the wait staff, which was the subject of another post, but things we do as restaurant goers that make the experience less than stellar.......
  • Chick-fil-A among restaurants cited by state inspectors

     
    ?? Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws observed by inspectors at five South Florida food businesses last week prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners. Chick-fil-A, 1560 W. Boynton Beach....
  • Eating before the movies

     
    I like to pretend that I have a normal relationship with food, and then something happens that makes me wonder. A friend and I were going to the movies last night at the Charles, and we talked in the afternoon about......
  • An e-mail from the owner of Jordan's Steakhouse

     
    I got a long e-mail from owner Jordan Naftal yesterday after my post on the closing of Jordan's Steakhouse in Ellicott City appeared. What it boiled down to was that he and his landlord are embroiled in a complicated rent......
  • How far will you travel to a restaurant?

     
    I'm lucky because the Sun not only pays for my dinner, it pays my mileage for travel to and from the restaurant (55 cents a mile); and when I can get around to taking it, I get comp time for......
  • Blue Sea Grill closes

     
    Blue Sea Grill, the seafood restaurant next to Power Plant Live, closed its doors for good Saturday.Five years ago when it opened, I gave it three stars across the board and said, 'Blue Sea Grill is the current spot to......
  • Next Sunday's review: Pizzazz Tuscan Grille

     
    Next Sunday I review Pizzazz Tuscan Grille, the newest restaurant in the Pier V Hotel. It's an unusual concept because Italian pasta and pizza don't always go hand in hand with highly nutritious food. But the owner is trying. Prices......
  • What shall we talk about next?

     
    Thanks to all of you who helped me out on the live chat. There were enough questions/comments posted before it started that Carla could handle the flow better (she has to read them all for, let's say appropriateness, before she......