Gettin' Jiggy With The Locavores
No wonder restaurants now emphasize local, seasonal and sustainable
ingredients on their menus. That’s what customers want, and we got a
first-hand look at how badly they want them on Labor Day weekend, when
60,000 people turned out for the inaugural Slow Food Nation in San
Francisco. The event turned out to be the largest celebration of food in
America—ever—despite being devoid of superstar chefs, Food Network
hosts, Top Chef contestants, competitive eaters or any of the other food
world quasi-celebrities who typically bring in the crowds. At this one,
food and food alone was the star. We’re not sure why they needed
hip-hop acts like Gnarls Barkley (pictured) to spice things up at night,
but what the heck. For an inaugural event, this was a smash hit.
Twilight Of The Absentee Chefs
Construction gurus are predicting that once a handful of big
projects now under development on the Las Vegas Strip are completed by
2010, there won’t be anything else built for a decade. That means the
ever-expanding supply of high-level and high-paying restaurant jobs
there will soon come to a screeching halt. Whether you’re a celebrity
chef interested in opening a place of your own in Vegas or an aspiring
culinarian looking to build your skills and resume in a hurry while
earning good bucks, you’d better make your move soon if you’re going
to make it at all. May we suggest you apply at Aria?
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