Restaurant, Hotel Unions Ban Smartphones While Eating Food; Food Influencers Are Stunned

Food selfies are eating away profits of restaurants, literally. And this is not good. Sharing pictures of food on Instagram is no longer a trend but has now turned into a routine. People spend more time clicking pictures, editing and uploading them to social media platforms than the actual act of eating. This means that they are spending more time on the tables, and this means less profits. That’s the reason restaurants and hotel owners across India have initiated a ban against smartphones. What made the hotel and restaurant owners…

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Families in Food: A Bhujing restaurant with no menu card, and serves by the kilo

Get Roasted: The Agashi Bhujing Center. (Credit: Dilip Kagda) Away from the hustle of Mumbai, shopkeepers pull down their shutters in Agashi, Virar, for a siesta. One shop, however, remains open. “Customers come to us from many parts of the city throughout the day and we cannot afford to lose business. We work round the clock,” says 31-year-old Chirag Gawad, third-generation owner of Agashi Bhujing Center. The aroma of roasted chicken and spices lingers inside the shop, which mainly offers a takeaway service. It serves bhujing, a unique combination of…

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Clam & Cork, Doncaster: ‘A small seafood café doing lovely things’ – restaurant review

Twenty-five years ago, when my time was cheap and work scarce, I spent three days as a reporter in the old Bull Ring Market in Birmingham. The built, scuffed, graffiti-strewn, urine-splashed environment was due for demolition to make way for the glossy city centre that now occupies the space. Few were prepared to mourn the grey concrete sprawl, with its shadowed underpasses, but it housed a unique retail culture that deserved to be recorded before it went. I was sent to do the recording. There were the lines of flower…

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Chipotle Outbreak: How Does Norovirus Get into Restaurant Food?

The “stomach bug” norovirus is behind the latest outbreak of foodborne illness linked to Chipotle, according to health officials. This week, a Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, temporarily closed down after multiple customers reported falling ill with vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains after eating there. A spokesman said the restaurant chain suspected that norovirus was to blame because the symptoms of the sick customers were typical of people infected with this virus, according to Reuters. But it wasn’t until today (July 20) that health officials confirmed the cause of the illnesses…

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