There was a lot of hype surrounding the opening of the new Yard House. And I'm guilty of it as well. Well, how's the food? Greg Lucas takes a look in Sac News & Review.
The beers are big, even the samplers. Some—go figure—can be served in those big vase-shaped “yard” glasses. The front doors have big silver yard-glass handles that look like blunderbusses. On the menu, there’s a big selection of wines and designer martinis. A big list of entrees: Yard House specials, burgers, pizza, seafood, steak. Even a big selection of garden offerings; and a trademarked soy, wheat and so forth meat substitute.
Read his entire review in Sac News & Review.
Midtown residents and business owners find common ground with new agreement - A better stream of communication between late-night businesses and residents in Midtown is the goal of the Midtown Business Association’s new Midtown Good Neighbor Agreement, which was completed in May. Dora Bromme in Sac Press.
Old Ironsides has sound system, continues live music - Quashing persistent rumors that Old Ironsides would stop playing live music, staff told The Sacramento Press Thursday that the bar now has its own sound system, and concerts are booked into November. Brandon Darnell in Sac Press.
Overdone: Why are restaurant websites so horrifically bad? - The first thing that pops up when you visit the website of the San Francisco restaurant Fleur de Lys is a nearly full-screen animation of celebrity chef Hubert Keller's autograph. That makes sense—when I'm choosing a restaurant, the first thing I want to know is, Can the chef sign his name? Barhad Manjoo in Slate.
Restaurants Using Social Media For Better Business - Free food and parking are a couple of the deals that restaurants are offering on social media sites. KCRA Video.
U.S. restaurant count continues to fall - U.S. commercial restaurants closed at a faster rate than new openings, creating a two-year pattern of decline, according to the latest restaurant census released Tuesday by The NPD Group. Ron Ruggless in Nation's Restaurant News.