Seattle restaurants on Yelp’s top 100 must-try list – The Seattle Times (blog)

The Seattle Times (blog)We all have our ups and downs with Yelp, but it’s hard to argue with the Seattle restaurants on its list of the nation’s top 100 places…

Poke restaurant beats culinary luminaries in Yelp list – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Poke restaurant beats culinary luminaries in Yelp listHonolulu Star-AdvertiserTwo Honolulu restaurants were in the top 20, including Sushi Izakaya Gaku at No. 11 and 18th-ranked Ono Seafood at 747 Kapahulu…

SA must condemn Uganda gay law – SAHRC – News24

News24Explore the vibrant restaurants, bars and cultural life of Johannesburg before heading off for… Now R251.00 buy now. Johannesburg – South Africa must speak out against homophobic Ugandan legislation, the…

‘Humiliating’ Houston incidents highlight problem of easily faked service dogs – Houston Chronicle

‘Humiliating’ Houston incidents highlight problem of easily faked service dogsHouston ChronicleService dog owners and training organizations are calling for new rules to stop the sale of fake service dog vests…

$15 minimum wage campaign targets Seattle fast-food chains – KOMO News

$15 minimum wage campaign targets Seattle fast-food chainsKOMO NewsSEATTLE – Protesters targeted 25 fast-food burger restaurants Thursday in their “boycott McPoverty” campaign for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle, urging…

Denver Restaurant Week arrives — with changes for 2014 – Denver Post

Denver Restaurant Week arrives — with changes for 2014Denver PostDenver Restaurant Week is upon us, that annual stretch of Mile High menu mania that sees diners — some of whom…

Things To Do In London Today: Monday 17 February 2014 – Londonist

Things To Do In London Today: Monday 17 February 2014LondonistIf you’re looking for something to do with your kids in London, check out our list of Stuff To Do In…

London’s West End, a Stage for Good Eating – New York Times

London’s West End, a Stage for Good EatingNew York TimesBut in London, at least, that’s no longer the case. In the last decade, a dozen really interesting restaurants have opened…

Protests Target McDonald’s Over Anti-Gay Law Before Sochi Games – Businessweek

Houston raid part of multistate human smuggling case – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleTeams of federal immigration agents launched a tri-state human trafficking crackdown in southwest Houston by raiding two employment agencies in the Chinatown area, the alleged center of a large…

Foursquare, GrubHub Seamless Partner For Easy Ordering – PC Magazine

PC MagazinePicture this — you’re sitting on your couch browsing Foursquare to see what your friends are up to. They’re at an awesome Mexican restaurant a couple blocks away, but…

Shark fin demand down in S’pore amid extinction threat – Channel News Asia

Channel News AsiaThe demand for shark fin soup has been declining in recent years, according to restaurants, hotels and suppliers in Singapore, while observers say that sharks could still face…

Super Bowl 2014: John Elway tastes success leading Denver Broncos from the … – Washington Post

Washington PostTim Schmidt, a former attorney who had operated restaurants for two decades, would handle everything, and Elway, the legendary former Denver Broncos quarterback, needn’t lift a finger. Video. After…

Google ad patent would offer e-shoppers a free taxi to stores – CNET

CNETBrick-and-mortar retailers might one day be able to serve up high-tech Web ads that do the math and potentially offer big-ticket shoppers free rides to their stores. Chris Matyszczyk. by…

Flora Bad Service, Dirty Bar, For Oakland Restaurant Week

Flora Restaurant in Oakland has been one of my favorite eateries in Oaktown for some time, but after last night, not anymore. As I write this, it’s Oakland Restaurant Week,…

Celebrate Oakland Restaurant Week’s Fourth Year – Oakland Local

Oakland LocalNow in its fourth year, Oakland Restaurant Week is a 10-day celebration of Oakland’s booming food scene that runs from January 17th to the 26th. Participating restaurants (and there…

5 Free Things to Do on Your Next Trip to Atlanta – ABC News

5 Free Things to Do on Your Next Trip to AtlantaABC NewsAtlanta is a diverse, cosmopolitan city that is home to major corporations’ headquarters, world-class cultural institutions and restaurants helmed…

Dining Guide: Christmas 2013 in Las Vegas – Las Vegas Weekly

Dining Guide: Christmas 2013 in Las VegasLas Vegas WeeklyFocus on family—and presents—and dine out at any of these Las Vegas restaurants offering up mouth-watering holiday selections. Central Michel Richard at…

Shakewell: Oakland To Get Second “Top Chef” Restaurant

Shakewell, when it opens at the current Mezze space at 3407 Lakeshore Ave, will be the second “Top Chef” restaurant in Oakland, and a sign that our city’s presence as…

Here Comes “A Taste of Oakland: Uptown Block Party,” Saturday

A Taste of Oakland! And, thanks to Helen Wyman and Lamont Dawson, it’s about time, after Taste of Atlanta, Taste of San Francisco, and Taste of Chicago. And it’s this…

Golden Corral Unsanitary Conditions At Florida Restaurant

A Golden Corral in Orange, Florida has a habit of storing its meat outdoors and to hide them from inspection. Now, one of the Golden Corral employees put the place…

My Heart Aches For MY Oakland!

By: Azucena Rasilla (@ChroniclesOfAzu) I attend Art Murmur/First Friday almost every month, in fact, I look forward to it. I get the chance to introduce this fantastic event to those…

Waffle House Becomes Twitter Trend

The Waffle House, that famous chain of plain restaurants known for chicken and waffles, late night and early morning dining, Southern locations, fights with Kid Rock, and one involving these…

Recology Volunteers Green Hoover Elementary School in Oakland

On Saturday, 100 volunteers from Recology, the employee-owned recycling company, added compost made from food scraps collected at Oakland restaurants to Hoover’s sustainable garden and plant trees and other landscaping…

Social Media, Restaurants, And Shopping Centers: A Call To Action

Good Social Media and restaurants involves a call-to-action. In other words, you have to use social media to get potential guests (note that I did not use the term “customers)…

Oakland California’s New Young White Population

Over the past five years, Oakland, California, this blogger’s home, has developed (and this is strictly by observation) a new populations of people, the majority of which are white, that…

Comic Con’s David Glanzer Gives Annual Update For 2012

David Glanzer is Comic Con’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations, but every time we talk, I keep giving him a promotion to Vice President. It’s become a running joke…

Justin Blackmon Gets 2nd DUI; Interview With Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Draft 1st Round Pick

Justin Blackmon gets 2nd DUI? Wow. Reports are that Justin Blackmon, interviewed in the video below by myself and Julie Buehler, who’s new radio show starts tomorrow on 1010 AM…

Oakland’s B Restaurant And Bar To Close Due To Sale; Special Dinner Friday

Oakland’s famed B Restaurant at 499 9th Street in Old Oakland is closing and will be replaced by a new eatery at some point in the future. An email just…

Aria’s Playing For Good Annual Poker Las Vegas Tournament Draws Hank Azaria, Kevin Pollak

Hank Azaria hit the jackpot: the fourth annual Playing for Good sponsored by the ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas, and supported by Los Angeles Magazine. And Kevin Pollak’s tweeting…

Junior Seau Remembered By Football Fans

Junior Seau Remembered by Football Fans If you know anything about Junior Seau the football player, the moniker he developed at USC and as a bruising linebacker for the San…

Food In Oakland: Oakland Veg Week scheduled for April 15-21, 2012

A representative for something called Oakland Veg Week sent a rather detailed email about an event called, you guessed it, Oakland Veg Week, set for tax-day April 15th to April…

Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Scandal: FBI Not Investigating Actress’ Reps

Recently, photos of a nude Scarlett Johansson were leaked to various news bloggers, including this blogger, around the World. The initial take from this corner was that Ms. Johansson took…

TechCrunch Disrupt More Than Arrington v. AOL; TripTrotting, Shaker

As TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco goes into day two, what becomes apparent to this blogger is TechCrunch blog founder Michael Arrington’s “departure” from the blog itself is, for all practical…