A patriotic restaurant owner in northern Illinois is facing fines of $200 – all because he decided to fly an American flag outside his business, according to a report.
Terry Trobiani, who runs Gianelli’s, a hot dog and beef spot along Highway 176 in Prairie Grove, McHenry County, says he was ticketed for “improper display” after a village administrator recently stopped by, according to FOX 32 of Chicago.
“He says, ‘You might want to read this,’” Trobiani recalled the official saying as he was handed a printout of the local rules.
But Trobiani so far has refused to pay, FOX
Tom Douglas, who sounded the alarm and shuttered all his restaurants when the pandemic hit last year, is inching back into downtown. The James Beard Award-winning restaurateur who received $10 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund, plans to reopen The Carlile Room in mid-August and then Lola, according to management. He has also moved his two marquee brands into the former Dahlia Lounge restaurant space. The downtown Serious Pie, which reopened last year, has relocated into that prime real estate. Douglas also knocked down the wall separating Dahlia Bakery and Dahlia Lounge to expand his bread
FAIRFIELD — Blue Cactus Grill opened its second location in Fairfield in 2019 and despite facing the challenges of the pandemic, the restaurant did well with their takeout option.
However, when the state moved to fully reopen the restaurant struggled to find enough staff.… Read More
The newest threat faced by New York City restaurants isn’t high rents or the pandemic. It’s employees who use credulous media to air beefs that chefs and owners aren’t being nice enough to them.
A handful of restaurants truly were cesspools of misconduct deserving to be shut down. On-the-record sexual-harassment claims wrecked the Spotted Pig, owner Ken Friedman and his pal Mario Batali. A chef at Danny Bowien’s shuttered Mission Chinese, once praised for what Bowien called a “healthy” environment for cooks, hurled racial slurs at a black employee and deliberately scalded him with a spoon dipped in hot oil.
Some are planning to stick it out, while others wonder if it’s time for them to exit the industry themselves.