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Why You Should Boycott Ruth’s Chris Steak House

The Payroll Protection Program was intended to bail out small businesses, the lifeblood of the American economy. Instead, money was used to protect investors of publicly traded restaurant chains, including one whose entrées most Americans can’t afford. The obscene use of funds will contribute to an American dental pandemic. Allow me to explain.

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My Most Memorable Bars and Bartenders

Jen Agg, a Canadian restauranteur, recently had a rant published in the Globe and Mail decrying “Best” lists of restaurants and bars. Here’s a taste (pardon the pun) of what she wrote: I have always been suspicious of lists. From Michelin to En Route to Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, they…

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The Greatness of Restaurateurs Danny Meyer and Wolfgang Puck

If it were not for a senior editor at Fortune agreeing to meet me for lunch about ten years ago, I would have never discovered the wonders of a Danny Meyer restaurant. Journalists have champagne tastes (at least when someone else is buying), and the editor suggested we meet at…

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J. Alexander’s Does Frank, Dean & Sammy Proud

I’m still smarting from the $24 the bar at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel recently charged me for a Woodford Reserve on the rocks. It is the most expensive cocktail I’ve ever purchased, and the measly pour was less than two ounces.  The bar offered no entertainment, save for a clueless…

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