A new federal bill in the Senate could make it a crime to not give advanced warning of restaurant shutdowns to employees. The WARN act would require businesses with more than 50 employees or a payroll north of $2 million to give 60 days’ notice before ceasing operations, per Restaurant Business. Those found in violation would be subject to “back pay and benefits.”
That would be wild
Speaking of lawsuits, the California Restaurant Association is currently suing the city of Berkeley, says NPR, over that city’s requirement that restaurants going in to new buildings only be allowed to cook with electricity instead of natural gas. The Association says the requirement would have devastating effects on the restaurant industry there.
Good for them
Eagle Rock Brewery is celebrating ten years with a big party on January 18, including lots of music, food, and of course beer.
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Hey y’all!! Did you know that we’re celebrating TEN YEARS of great beers brewed in Los Angeles?? We’re having a big Mardi Gras themed party on Saturday January 18 and you don’t want to miss the burlesque shows, games, prizes, raffles and special releases of some of the crowd favorites that we’ve brewed over the past decade! Get your tickets NOW at party.eaglerockbrewery.com (link in bio ) to party with your favorite brew crew! . . . . . #beerforthepeople #erbanniversary #independentbeer #independentbrewery #familyowned #drinklocal #labeer #partytime #drinklikeyoumeanit #labrewers
Sweet tooth alert
A new edible cookie dough spot called Edoughble is opening on Monday at 2625 S. Robertson.
Two big names
Curtis Stone is teaming up with Thomas Keller and his Ment’or non-profit for a charity dinner and conversation on Sunday. The $325 event includes lots of drinks, small bites, and a four-course dinner, plus the talk between Keller and Stone.
It’s a Christmas movie
The W in Hollywood is offering a free screening of Die Hard on Thursday, December 12. Expect themed cocktails and food as well.
Wine on the Westside
Santa Monica coffee shop Goodboybob is expanding into the beer and wine game as of this Friday. The NoMad’s Ryan Bailey consulted on the opening program, to go along with new hours that extend to 8 p.m. on weekdays.