about-emeril"The government should stay out of things. [...] Pretty soon, they’re going to wipe a lot of the middle restaurateurs and restaurant cooks. [...] If it continues, then watch: you’re going to have high-end, and you’re going to have fast food, and you’re going to have chain restaurants.”

Lagasse shared his thoughts on TNT’s On the Menu. Slated to premiere October 3rd, TNT's On the Menu is the first cooking competition show ever to give viewers at home the chance to taste the dishes they see on screen. In each episode, a group of passionate home cooks will be challenged to create a the next signature dish for that week's selected restaurant chain, stadium concession stand, or other American food business. These amateur cooks will work in conjunction with professional chefs to create their dishes, from concept to execution. A panel of judges will then determine which dish not only tastes the best, but also fits with the restaurant's current menu offerings. The winning dish will immediately go on the business' menu, giving viewers at home the chance to go try the dish the very next day. Read more...

Michael Chernow, co-owner of The Meatball Shop talks about the challenges of the restaurant business...finding balance, why restaurants fail, and advice for aspiring restaurateurs.
 
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15NowIn today's Bullet Point Blog Post© we get to the bottom line of the new $15/Hr. minimum wage recently passed in Seattle: 

- The Seattle City Council voted unanimously this month to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

- There was no public vote on the matter.

- The ordinance was passed by 9 people on the Seattle city council...who essentially decided the fate of restaurateurs across the city.

- There is a movement to spread this nationwide.

- A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday challenges the ordinance. 

The following links have all the information you need to know: Read more...