EXPANSIONS — Daniel Boulud is expanding DBGB to The Venetian in Las Vegas next year. D-Biggity explains: "We've decided to bring something to Vegas that is very dear to me, a restaurant where I really have fun running and also cre...
EXPANSIONS — Daniel Boulud is expanding DBGB to The Venetian in Las Vegas next year. D-Biggity explains: "We've decided to bring something to Vegas that is very dear to me, a restaurant where I really have fun running and also creating the menus with it." Head over to Eater National for more on the expansion. [Eater Vegas, Eater National]
GOOGA MOOGA '13: Allison Robicelli files an insightful and entertaining recap on this year's GoogaMooga festival, from a vendor's perspective. If you're interested in the fallout from this year's fest, do take 10 minutes to read the whole thing, but here's an interesting nugget: "Ultimately the reason Sunday was cancelled had nothing to do with Superfly — the NYC Parks Department was the one that flipped the kill-switch a full 90 minutes after doors were supposed to open, saying the rain combined with the crowds would have destroyed the lawn (entirely true)." The bottled water situation sounds like a nightmare, but Ms. Robicelli also notes: "Googa Mooga still treats chefs with more respect than most events." [Medium]
LAWSUITS — Grub Street runs a profile of Maimon Kirschenbaum, the lawyer who is notorious for slapping restaurateurs with wage-violation lawsuits. Mr. Kirschenbaum explains: "When we started, it was like they were petrified of suing restaurant...And now it's like every restaurant owner is walking around in fear of his employees, which is good, I think." [Grub Street]
THEME PARKS —Universal Studios announced an expansion at its Universal Orlando Resort in Florida with a full-on Springfield replica. That means aside from rides, it will feature actual restaurants and foods straight from The Simpsons, including Krusty Burger, Duff Brewery, Moe's Tavern, Luigi's Pizza, and a Kwik-E-Mart. [Eater National]
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