California restaurants – Orland CA http://orland-ca.com/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 05:03:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://orland-ca.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg California restaurants – Orland CA http://orland-ca.com/ 32 32 Chipotle tests Mexican cauliflower rice in California restaurants https://orland-ca.com/chipotle-tests-mexican-cauliflower-rice-in-california-restaurants/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:28:18 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/chipotle-tests-mexican-cauliflower-rice-in-california-restaurants/ Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing Mexican Cauliflower Rice at eight locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Cauliflower rice is a grain-free alternative to white or brown rice that he serves in his burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. It is made with cauliflower chopped so finely that it looks like grains of rice. The Mayo […]]]>

Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing Mexican Cauliflower Rice at eight locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Cauliflower rice is a grain-free alternative to white or brown rice that he serves in his burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. It is made with cauliflower chopped so finely that it looks like grains of rice.

The Mayo Clinic has called cauliflower a “nutrition superstar” because it’s high in vitamin C, low in carbs and calories, and has no cholesterol.

Chipotle served Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice for a limited time in early 2021. So did El Pollo Loco.

Mexican cauliflower rice is made with sunflower oil, salt and seasonings including cumin, garlic and paprika, according to a press release from the Newport Beach-based chain.

3050 East Coast Highway, Corona De Mar

468 E 17th St., Costa Mesa

16241 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach

6324 A E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach

245 Pine Avenue, Suite 190, Long Beach

1800 Ximeno Drive, Long Beach

3101 Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach

6777 Westminster Blvd, Suite A, Westminster

Chipotle Mexican Grill sells slides with its original logo in its 1993 collection, which pays homage to the chain’s founding in Denver. (Photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill)

Chipotle has also added a 1990s-themed clothing line to its online store. The 1993 collection pays homage to the chain’s founding in Denver nearly 30 years ago. It includes an anorak, rugby shirt, cap, socks and slides with Chipotle’s original logo and coloring, according to a separate press release.

The chain launched Chipotle Goods as a permanent apparel collection in August 2020, according to the company. Other branded merchandise includes beanies, pride t-shirts, baby onesies and a foil duffel bag that looks like a wrapped burrito.

Information: chipotle.com, chipotlegoods.com

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Here are 7 must-try Southern California restaurants for dedicated foodies – Orange County Register https://orland-ca.com/here-are-7-must-try-southern-california-restaurants-for-dedicated-foodies-orange-county-register/ Thu, 26 May 2022 23:27:55 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/here-are-7-must-try-southern-california-restaurants-for-dedicated-foodies-orange-county-register/ Nobu Ryokan Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Malibu Restaurant is one of the go-to places for foodies. Perched on Carbon Beach, also known as “Billionaire’s Beach”, Malibu’s exclusive Nobu Ryokan offers a specialty menu for guests and gives them insider access to Nobu Malibu, which is one of the best places to stay. Los Angeles to scout […]]]>

Nobu Ryokan

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Malibu Restaurant is one of the go-to places for foodies.

Perched on Carbon Beach, also known as “Billionaire’s Beach”, Malibu’s exclusive Nobu Ryokan offers a specialty menu for guests and gives them insider access to Nobu Malibu, which is one of the best places to stay. Los Angeles to scout Hollywood’s A-list.

It is also one of the most difficult reservations to obtain in the country. That is, unless you are staying at the Ryokan and your concierge is happy to help you. Savor the priceless view of the sunrise from your private balcony while feasting on Nobu-style toasted bao buns. The delicious bites are exclusively served in the room and arrive with golden eggs prepared sunny side up, crispy Nueske bacon, nestled in butter-pan-fried Chinese-style steamed buns. It’s a perfect way to start the day in LA

22752 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Ardor

New York chef John Fraser has returned to California and is showing why he’s a master of plant-based cooking. At Ardor, located inside Ian Schrager’s The West Hollywood Edition, the menu blends Mediterranean influences with locally grown California produce to create vegetable-based dishes. Charred carrots with hummus, fresh herbs and pine nuts, crispy onion rings and milk bread topped with heirloom tomatoes appeal. Still, the desserts are the stars. A phyllo “pizza” with vanilla cream, currants and 25-year-aged balsamic vinegar is cut at the table and best enjoyed comfortably in one of the chic leather banquettes. The Michelin Guide has dubbed Ardor as “ultra-chic” with a luxe rainforest vibe.

9040 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood

Ototo

Ototo is the ultimate Los Angeles destination for sake lovers. This nondescript restaurant in Echo Park serves sake on tap, including special seasonal versions from Japan. The ever-changing menu blends chef Charles Namba’s childhood memories with his mother’s yoshoku cuisine. The food is decidedly Western, but the style has deep roots, originating in Japan’s Meiji period in 1889. Think: potato salad with fried capers and Kurobuta pork sausage, crispy panko-crusted Caledonian prawns with smoked eggs homemade and rock prawn okonomiyaki, a crispy egg-based pancake with cabbage, sprouts and bonito flakes. The menu changes often to echo California’s changing seasons and to better match what’s being poured.

1360 Allison Ave, Los Angeles

Lulu at the Hammer Museum

Renowned food activist Alice Waters brought Lulu to life at the Hammer Museum in 2021. The open-air space decorated with Chinese elms is best enjoyed with the lunchtime prix-fixe tasting menu designed by chef David Tanis, who cooked with Waters at Chez Panisse. The restaurant celebrates “regenerative food,” which pushes the food supply beyond sustainability and what Nature magazine calls “a food system to restore the planet.” Lulu also plans to work with the University of California system to educate students about sourcing and cooking local foods.

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

s/naka

Two-Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant kaiseki showcases the creativity of chef Niki Nakayama and his wife/partner/sous-chef Carole Iida-Nakayama. The 11-course tasting menu changes almost daily, but one signature dish represents the culmination of Nakayama’s creative take on California kaiseki: creamy abalone pasta with delicate fish roe and shaved truffles. Nakayama appeared in “Master Chef” and teaches kaiseki-style cooking through her “Master Class,” but the best way to experience her food is to eat at n/naka.

3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles

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Ravioli stuffed with wild Burgundy snails served in porcini mushroom broth at Knife Pleat in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Chef Tony Esnault and his team at Knife Pleat create tasting menus that celebrate holidays such as Nowruz, Persian New Year and the start of white truffle season.

Along with his wife/partner Yassmin Sarmadi, Esnault has expanded Knife Pleat’s offerings: Saturday afternoon tea service and forward-thinking lunches where the lobster Caesar salad remains one of the best midday offerings in OC.

South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Casa Vega

LA’s iconic Red Booth Mexican restaurant is an Angeleno favorite. Recently, he’s been elevated with a few cameos in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Apple TV’s “Mythic Quest.” In February 2022, this family restaurant in the valley was also honored as James Beard “America’s Classics”. At Casa Vega, guacamole is always prepared at the table. Esquites (creamy corn with cotija cheese, cilantro, and lime) and cornflake-crusted vanilla ice cream are old-school Mexican-American dishes that represent nostalgic bites of SoCal’s culinary past.

13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

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Here are 7 must-visit Southern California restaurants for dedicated foodies – Orange County Register https://orland-ca.com/here-are-7-must-visit-southern-california-restaurants-for-dedicated-foodies-orange-county-register/ Thu, 26 May 2022 23:27:55 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/here-are-7-must-visit-southern-california-restaurants-for-dedicated-foodies-orange-county-register/ Nobu Ryokan Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Malibu Restaurant is one of the go-to places for foodies. Perched on Carbon Beach, also known as “Billionaire’s Beach”, Malibu’s exclusive Nobu Ryokan offers a specialty menu for guests and gives them insider access to Nobu Malibu, which is one of the best places to stay. Los Angeles to scout […]]]>

Nobu Ryokan

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Malibu Restaurant is one of the go-to places for foodies.

Perched on Carbon Beach, also known as “Billionaire’s Beach”, Malibu’s exclusive Nobu Ryokan offers a specialty menu for guests and gives them insider access to Nobu Malibu, which is one of the best places to stay. Los Angeles to scout Hollywood’s A-list.

It is also one of the most difficult reservations to obtain in the country. That is, unless you are staying at the Ryokan and your concierge is happy to help you. Savor the priceless view of the sunrise from your private balcony while feasting on Nobu-style toasted bao buns. The delicious bites are exclusively served in the room and arrive with golden eggs prepared sunny side up, crispy Nueske bacon, nestled in butter-pan-fried Chinese-style steamed buns. It’s a perfect way to start the day in LA

22752 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Ardor

New York chef John Fraser has returned to California and is showing why he’s a master of plant-based cooking. At Ardor, located inside Ian Schrager’s The West Hollywood Edition, the menu blends Mediterranean influences with locally grown California produce to create vegetable-based dishes. Charred carrots with hummus, fresh herbs and pine nuts, crispy onion rings and milk bread topped with heirloom tomatoes appeal. Still, the desserts are the stars. A phyllo “pizza” with vanilla cream, currants and 25-year-aged balsamic vinegar is cut at the table and best enjoyed comfortably in one of the chic leather banquettes. The Michelin Guide has dubbed Ardor as “ultra-chic” with a luxe rainforest vibe.

9040 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood

Ototo

Ototo is the ultimate Los Angeles destination for sake lovers. This nondescript restaurant in Echo Park serves sake on tap, including special seasonal versions from Japan. The ever-changing menu blends chef Charles Namba’s childhood memories with his mother’s yoshoku cuisine. The food is decidedly Western, but the style has deep roots, originating in Japan’s Meiji period in 1889. Think: potato salad with fried capers and Kurobuta pork sausage, crispy panko-crusted Caledonian prawns with smoked eggs homemade and rock prawn okonomiyaki, a crispy egg-based pancake with cabbage, sprouts and bonito flakes. The menu changes often to echo California’s changing seasons and to better match what’s being poured.

1360 Allison Ave, Los Angeles

Lulu at the Hammer Museum

Renowned food activist Alice Waters brought Lulu to life at the Hammer Museum in 2021. The open-air space decorated with Chinese elms is best enjoyed with the lunchtime prix-fixe tasting menu designed by chef David Tanis, who cooked with Waters at Chez Panisse. The restaurant celebrates “regenerative food,” which pushes the food supply beyond sustainability and what Nature magazine calls “a food system to restore the planet.” Lulu also plans to work with the University of California system to educate students about sourcing and cooking local foods.

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

s/naka

Two-Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant kaiseki showcases the creativity of chef Niki Nakayama and his wife/partner/sous-chef Carole Iida-Nakayama. The 11-course tasting menu changes almost daily, but one signature dish represents the culmination of Nakayama’s creative take on California kaiseki: creamy abalone pasta with delicate fish roe and shaved truffles. Nakayama appeared in “Master Chef” and teaches kaiseki-style cooking through her “Master Class,” but the best way to experience her food is to eat at n/naka.

3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles

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Ravioli stuffed with wild Burgundy snails served in porcini mushroom broth at Knife Pleat in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, <a class=Orange County Register/SCNG)” width=”2600″ data-sizes=”auto” src=”https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&ssl=1″ srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&ssl=1 620w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&ssl=1 780w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&ssl=1 810w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&ssl=1 1280w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&ssl=1 1860w”/>
Ravioli stuffed with wild Burgundy snails served in porcini mushroom broth at Knife Pleat in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Chef Tony Esnault and his team at Knife Pleat create tasting menus that celebrate holidays such as Nowruz, Persian New Year and the start of white truffle season.

Along with his wife/partner Yassmin Sarmadi, Esnault has expanded Knife Pleat’s offerings: Saturday afternoon tea service and forward-thinking lunches where the lobster Caesar salad remains one of the best midday offerings in OC.

South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Casa Vega

LA’s iconic Red Booth Mexican restaurant is an Angeleno favorite. Recently, he’s been elevated with a few cameos in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Apple TV’s “Mythic Quest.” In February 2022, this family restaurant in the valley was also honored as James Beard “America’s Classics”. At Casa Vega, guacamole is always prepared at the table. Esquites (creamy corn with cotija cheese, cilantro, and lime) and cornflake-crusted vanilla ice cream are old-school Mexican-American dishes that represent nostalgic bites of SoCal’s culinary past.

13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

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Here are 7 must-visit Southern California restaurants for dedicated foodies – Pasadena Star News https://orland-ca.com/here-are-7-must-visit-southern-california-restaurants-for-dedicated-foodies-pasadena-star-news/ Thu, 26 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/here-are-7-must-visit-southern-california-restaurants-for-dedicated-foodies-pasadena-star-news/ Nobu Ryokan Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Malibu Restaurant is one of the go-to places for foodies. Perched on Carbon Beach, also known as “Billionaire’s Beach”, Malibu’s exclusive Nobu Ryokan offers a specialty menu for guests and gives them insider access to Nobu Malibu, which is one of the best places to stay. Los Angeles to scout […]]]>

Nobu Ryokan

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Malibu Restaurant is one of the go-to places for foodies.

Perched on Carbon Beach, also known as “Billionaire’s Beach”, Malibu’s exclusive Nobu Ryokan offers a specialty menu for guests and gives them insider access to Nobu Malibu, which is one of the best places to stay. Los Angeles to scout Hollywood’s A-list.

It is also one of the most difficult reservations to obtain in the country. That is, unless you are staying at the Ryokan and your concierge is happy to help you. Savor the priceless view of the sunrise from your private balcony while feasting on Nobu-style toasted bao buns. The delicious bites are exclusively served in the room and arrive with golden eggs prepared sunny side up, crispy Nueske bacon, nestled in butter-pan-fried Chinese-style steamed buns. It’s a perfect way to start the day in LA

22752 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Ardor

New York chef John Fraser has returned to California and is showing why he’s a master of plant-based cooking. At Ardor, located inside Ian Schrager’s The West Hollywood Edition, the menu blends Mediterranean influences with locally grown California produce to create vegetable-based dishes. Charred carrots with hummus, fresh herbs and pine nuts, crispy onion rings and milk bread topped with heirloom tomatoes appeal. Still, the desserts are the stars. A phyllo “pizza” with vanilla cream, currants and 25-year-aged balsamic vinegar is cut at the table and best enjoyed in one of the chic leather banquettes. The Michelin Guide has dubbed Ardor as “ultra-chic” with a luxe rainforest vibe.

9040 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood

Ototo

Ototo is the ultimate Los Angeles destination for sake lovers. This nondescript restaurant in Echo Park serves sake on tap, including special seasonal versions from Japan. The ever-changing menu blends chef Charles Namba’s childhood memories with his mother’s yoshoku cuisine. The food is decidedly Western, but the style has deep roots, originating in Japan’s Meiji period in 1889. Think: potato salad with fried capers and Kurobuta pork sausage, crispy panko-crusted Caledonian prawns with smoked eggs homemade and rock prawn okonomiyaki, a crispy egg-based pancake with cabbage, sprouts and bonito flakes. The menu changes often to echo California’s changing seasons and to better match what’s being poured.

1360 Allison Ave, Los Angeles

Lulu at the Hammer Museum

Renowned food activist Alice Waters brought Lulu to life at the Hammer Museum in 2021. The open-air space decorated with Chinese elms is best enjoyed with the lunchtime prix-fixe tasting menu designed by chef David Tanis, who cooked with Waters at Chez Panisse. The restaurant celebrates “regenerative food,” which pushes the food supply beyond sustainability and what Nature magazine calls “a food system to restore the planet.” Lulu also plans to work with the University of California system to educate students about sourcing and cooking local foods.

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

s/naka

Two-Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant kaiseki showcases the creativity of chef Niki Nakayama and his wife/partner/sous-chef Carole Iida-Nakayama. The 11-course tasting menu changes almost daily, but one signature dish represents the culmination of Nakayama’s creative take on California kaiseki: creamy abalone pasta with delicate fish roe and shaved truffles. Nakayama appeared in “Master Chef” and teaches kaiseki-style cooking through her “Master Class,” but the best way to experience her food is to eat at n/naka.

3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles

knife fold

Ravioli stuffed with wild Burgundy snails served in porcini mushroom broth at Knife Pleat in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, <a class=Orange County Register/SCNG)” width=”2600″ data-sizes=”auto” src=”https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&ssl=1″ srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&ssl=1 620w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&ssl=1 780w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&ssl=1 810w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&ssl=1 1280w,https://i0.wp.com/wpdash.medianewsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/OCR-L-KnifePleat-wBox-1205-3.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&ssl=1 1860w”/>
Ravioli stuffed with wild Burgundy snails served in porcini mushroom broth at Knife Pleat in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Chef Tony Esnault and his team at Knife Pleat create tasting menus that celebrate holidays such as Nowruz, Persian New Year and the start of white truffle season.

Along with his wife/partner Yassmin Sarmadi, Esnault has expanded Knife Pleat’s offerings: Saturday afternoon tea service and forward-thinking lunches where the lobster Caesar salad remains one of the best midday offerings in OC.

South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Casa Vega

LA’s iconic Red Booth Mexican restaurant is an Angeleno favorite. Recently, he’s been elevated with a few cameos in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Apple TV’s “Mythic Quest.” In February 2022, this family restaurant in the valley was also honored as James Beard “America’s Classics”. At Casa Vega, guacamole is always prepared at the table. Esquites (creamy corn with cotija cheese, cilantro, and lime) and cornflake-crusted vanilla ice cream are old-school Mexican-American dishes that represent nostalgic bites of SoCal’s culinary past.

13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

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7 Affordable Southern California Restaurants to Eat on a Budget https://orland-ca.com/7-affordable-southern-california-restaurants-to-eat-on-a-budget/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 18:01:35 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/7-affordable-southern-california-restaurants-to-eat-on-a-budget/ Looking for a fun night out that doesn’t break the bank? How about a few addresses that will satisfy your stomach without discouraging your wallet? Check out these seven great Southern California restaurants that are as delicious as they are affordable. No matter what kind of food you’re craving, you’re […]]]>




Looking for a fun night out that doesn’t break the bank? How about a few addresses that will satisfy your stomach without discouraging your wallet? Check out these seven great Southern California restaurants that are as delicious as they are affordable. No matter what kind of food you’re craving, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at these reasonably priced SoCal gems!

In these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list at a later date.

While Southern California may not have a reputation for being affordable in general, there are plenty of amazing, well-priced restaurants out there if you know where to look! Were you able to eat at any of these places?

Address: 998 S Coast Highway, A. Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Address: 520 Whittier Blvd #107, Montebello, CA 90640

Address: 4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Address: 4601 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA

Address: 4601 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Address: 2200 N. Soto St, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Address: 503 W Mission Ave, Escondido, CA 92025, United States

Address: 2900 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104, USA

Address: 2900 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

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New single-use food utensil bill means less waste for California restaurants | Town of Hayward https://orland-ca.com/new-single-use-food-utensil-bill-means-less-waste-for-california-restaurants-town-of-hayward-2/ Tue, 22 Mar 2022 22:42:55 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/new-single-use-food-utensil-bill-means-less-waste-for-california-restaurants-town-of-hayward-2/ As of June 1, 2022, restaurants will only be able to offer disposable food accessories when requested by customers – even for takeout and delivery orders. New state legislation, known as Assembly Bill 1276, was passed due to the volume of straws, cutlery, condiment packets and other disposable paraphernalia that go unused, clog California landfills, […]]]>

As of June 1, 2022, restaurants will only be able to offer disposable food accessories when requested by customers – even for takeout and delivery orders. New state legislation, known as Assembly Bill 1276, was passed due to the volume of straws, cutlery, condiment packets and other disposable paraphernalia that go unused, clog California landfills, contaminate processes recycling or become waste that pollutes our streets and waterways.

According to the California Coastal Commission, more than 30% of all trash collected during annual beach cleanups comes from disposable tableware and food paraphernalia. Reducing waste is one of the main intentions of the bill, protecting the environment and reducing the government resources spent on waste collection every day. The bill is also expected to save restaurants money as they order fewer disposables.

The new law expands the Straw on Demand Act 2019 to include all types of disposable tableware. It also adds third-party food delivery services to the list of business types that must comply. Reusable food accessories may continue to be provided for restaurant orders at the discretion of each restaurant. For the full text of AB 1276 and the list of compliance requirements, click here.

For more information on ways to reduce single-use disposable food utensils, please visit StopWaste’s disposable food utensils information web page.

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New single-use food utensil bill means less waste for California restaurants | Town of Hayward https://orland-ca.com/new-single-use-food-utensil-bill-means-less-waste-for-california-restaurants-town-of-hayward/ Tue, 22 Mar 2022 22:42:55 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/new-single-use-food-utensil-bill-means-less-waste-for-california-restaurants-town-of-hayward/ As of June 1, 2022, restaurants will only be able to offer disposable food accessories when requested by customers – even for takeout and delivery orders. New state legislation, known as Assembly Bill 1276, was passed due to the volume of straws, cutlery, condiment packets and other disposable paraphernalia that go unused, clog California landfills, […]]]>

As of June 1, 2022, restaurants will only be able to offer disposable food accessories when requested by customers – even for takeout and delivery orders. New state legislation, known as Assembly Bill 1276, was passed due to the volume of straws, cutlery, condiment packets and other disposable paraphernalia that go unused, clog California landfills, contaminate processes recycling or become waste that pollutes our streets and waterways.

According to the California Coastal Commission, more than 30% of all trash collected during annual beach cleanups comes from disposable tableware and food paraphernalia. Reducing waste is one of the main intentions of the bill, protecting the environment and reducing the government resources spent on waste collection every day. The bill is also expected to save restaurants money as they order fewer disposables.

The new law expands the Straw on Demand Act 2019 to include all types of disposable tableware. It also adds third-party food delivery services to the list of business types that must comply. Reusable food accessories may continue to be provided for restaurant orders at the discretion of each restaurant. For the full text of AB 1276 and the list of compliance requirements, click here.

For more information on ways to reduce single-use disposable food utensils, please visit StopWaste’s disposable food utensils information web page.

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California restaurants nominated for 2022 James Beard Awards https://orland-ca.com/california-restaurants-nominated-for-2022-james-beard-awards/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/california-restaurants-nominated-for-2022-james-beard-awards/ CALIFORNIA — Ten California restaurants have received final nominations for the 2022 James Beard Awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Food.” Named in honor of the late James Beard – a chef, cookbook author and food presenter known as the “Dean of American Cuisine” – the awards aim to “recognize outstanding talent and achievement in […]]]>

CALIFORNIA — Ten California restaurants have received final nominations for the 2022 James Beard Awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Food.” Named in honor of the late James Beard – a chef, cookbook author and food presenter known as the “Dean of American Cuisine” – the awards aim to “recognize outstanding talent and achievement in the arts culinary, hospitality, media and the broader food system, as well as a demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, community, sustainability and a culture where all can thrive.

A full list of nominees can be viewed here.

2022 marks the first time in two years that the prestigious awards have been presented. In 2020, the awards were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2021, the traditional awards were canceled in favor of an event honoring people in the food industry who have helped the restaurant industry and their communities during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the James Beard Foundation conducted a comprehensive audit of its award policies and procedures with the goal of “removing bias, increasing transparency and accessibility, and making the program more mission-consistent.” and Foundation values,” according to a Foundation journal. Release.

In addition to honoring top restaurants and chefs, the awards also honor food humanitarians and lifetime contributions to the kitchen. The winner for Humanitarian of the Year went to cookbook author, food historian and filmmaker Grace Young, who helped raise $40,000 to support Chinatowns across the country during the coronavirus pandemic. coronavirus and the widespread violence against Asian Americans.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to chef and TV show host Martin Yan. Yan has written over 30 cookbooks on Chinese cuisine and he has filmed over 3,500 episodes of his cooking show “Yan Can Cook”.

The 2022 winners will be announced at the Lyric Opera in Chicago on June 13. Tickets go on sale Monday and can be purchased here. The awards will be streamed live via the James Beard Foundation Twitter feed.

Without further ado, here is the full list of California winners. Click on the links to learn more about the restaurants and their chefs.

Best New Restaurant

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Three California restaurants will be closed on Monday https://orland-ca.com/three-california-restaurants-will-be-closed-on-monday/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/three-california-restaurants-will-be-closed-on-monday/ Labor and food prices continue to rise across the country, and in one California county, more businesses are making the difficult decision to make significant changes to save money. ‘money. Three restaurants in the California town of Bakersfield have announced they will not be open on Monday, effective immediately. “We really wanted to endure wholeheartedly, […]]]>

Labor and food prices continue to rise across the country, and in one California county, more businesses are making the difficult decision to make significant changes to save money. ‘money.

Three restaurants in the California town of Bakersfield have announced they will not be open on Monday, effective immediately.

“We really wanted to endure wholeheartedly, we really wanted to make it work,” said a representative from a local restaurant.

The Bakersfield Pizza Company, a restaurant in town called Vida Vegan, and another called Camino Real Kitchen & Tequila said they would close that day every week to save money.

Between rising food prices, production issues and staffing issues, co-owner Alejandro Ocampo said his three restaurants are struggling to afford produce.

“A lot of times it felt like we couldn’t get pork belly, which we use a lot here, and take-out containers. For some reason last week we had to outsource heavy cream to someone else.

Ocampo said the price of meat was rising. Where once steak was the most expensive and could be replaced with chicken or pork, now chicken and pork are just as expensive. Especially products for their vegan dishes.

“A regular slice of cheese, a packet of American cheese is $4 or something. For a packet of vegan cheese you’re looking to pay $7 or $8, that’s almost double.

So many, including some in this small California town, are doing what they think is best, which is closing on the slowest day of the week. “Monday was the best option, it was the day when we had the fewest staff working, it was a day when our sales were the least important.”

“We just needed to take a day to reset and prepare for a positive week from Tuesday.”

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, increases over the past year have included:

  • Food cost increased by 7%
  • 5% fruits and vegetables
  • 3.1% dairy products
  • The biggest increase was meat, poultry, fish and eggs at 12.2%

Ocampo said staff members are adjusting and say they are waiting to get back to work.

“It has nothing to do with the people who come to support us. The community has been amazing in all of our restaurants, we just want to be able to provide a better product and a better atmosphere.

Camino Real Staff now says ‘margarita Mondays’ will no longer be held, they are now promoting their ‘Taco Tuesday’ promotion to start the week.

This story was originally published by KERO in Bakersfield, California.

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More than half of California restaurants forced to cut hours due to Omicron variant, survey finds https://orland-ca.com/more-than-half-of-california-restaurants-forced-to-cut-hours-due-to-omicron-variant-survey-finds/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/more-than-half-of-california-restaurants-forced-to-cut-hours-due-to-omicron-variant-survey-finds/ SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The rapid increase in the number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases has impacted the restaurant industry, resulting in an increase in the number of restaurant closures, reduced hours for days they were open, as well as reduced seating, according to a survey created by the California Restaurant Association. The numbers indicate: […]]]>

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The rapid increase in the number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases has impacted the restaurant industry, resulting in an increase in the number of restaurant closures, reduced hours for days they were open, as well as reduced seating, according to a survey created by the California Restaurant Association.

The numbers indicate:

  • 54% of restaurants have reduced their opening hours on opening days
  • 29% of restaurants closed on normally open days
  • 39% of restaurants have reduced their capacity
  • 8% of restaurants have changed to only offer off-premises service for a certain time

The survey cites the rapidly increasing number of Omicron COVID-19 cases as the cause of “rapidly deteriorating business conditions” at California restaurants.

The announcement also revealed that the majority of restaurants have been forced to make up losses resulting from the sharp increase in costs (prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic). In fact, the survey shows that 85% of restaurateurs say their total restaurant costs were higher in December 2021 than in December 2020.

The survey also highlights benefits from the Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund for California restaurants, designed to provide emergency relief to eligible restaurants, bars and other businesses impacted by COVID-19. The fund was part of the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law in March 2021. The author of the survey, the California Restaurant Association, says the Restaurant Revitalization Fund has helped save many businesses and jobs.

The National Restaurant Association estimates that more than 135,000 restaurant jobs in California have been saved thanks to the first round of Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants.

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