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# restaurants

All time
'Ireland is like a third world country when it comes to water supply'
The Irish Restaurant Association said businesses will be seriously affected by water restrictions saying they are paying the highest water rates in Europe and the water service should reflect that.
# pizza party
You can now get drunk on 'pizza in a glass'
There’s eating AND drinking in that.
# New York
Judge orders end to smoking ban in New York state parks
The ban had been put in place last February, but a judge has ordered it to come to an end.
# Budget 2014
'We're examining the options': Noonan says no decision on raising 9% VAT rate
The Finance Minister had previously said that in order to maintain the special rate for the tourism and hospitality industry he would need to find €360 million elsewhere.
Here's what happens when your restaurant becomes a TV star
What happens to the real life restaurants that feature in our favourite TV shows? We need to know.
More elbow grease needed to improve food safety, says FSAI
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland says the number of enforcement orders are increasing steadily, warning that restaurants and food businesses shouldn’t be cutting corners.
# Cutbacks
Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession
Cutting back on going out to pubs and restaurants is the most likely area of saving for households.
9 reasons why eating out is a social minefield
What can go wrong, does go wrong. Pass the bread.
# hard to swallow
You can eat in every 3-Michelin starred restaurant in the world... for €209,000
That’s the cost per couple of a new elite foodie tour. Per couple? Bargain, so.
# tripadvisor
Two top Irish chefs encourage others to ‘tear up’ TripAdvisor award certs
Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain and Oliver Dunne of Bon Appétit dumped their certs of ‘excellence’, criticising the anonymous nature of posters on the ratings site.
Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life
Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.
# copycat
Want to make a Big Mac in your very own kitchen?
We’ve got copycat recipes for that and other fast food favourites.
Open thread: Are you a big tipper?
How much to tip and when? The internet is making us wonder.
# notions
8 dinners that really just belong on a plate
Chips on a washing line. We’ve seen it all now.
# Food
9 enforcement orders served up to Irish food premises in April
The orders were served to pubs, restaurants, and a food stall, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said today.
# silver spoon
25 of the most expensive tasting menus on earth
They can have up to 30 small dishes – but you’ll pay dearly for the mastery.
# restaurants
Masterchef judge Dylan McGrath re-enters top 100 restaurants guide
His new venture, Fade Street Social, has made the McKenna restaurant guide for 2013.
# Good Friday
Calls for Good Friday alcohol ban to be lifted
Restaurants say the “outdated and archaic law” is bad for business.
# famous food
10 surprising celebrity restaurants
Steven Spielberg, Robert De Niro and the best use of a celebrity name with burgers ever.
# we're back
Ireland one of the top 20 most competitive holiday spots in world
We fell out of the top 20 in the World Tourism and Travel Competitiveness Index two years ago – now we’re back at no. 19.
# kangaroo pie
'Bush tucker' booming in Oz restaurants
Australia has an indigenous cuisine and it makes use of the land’s native foods and seasonal produce.
# South Korea
South Korea 'temple cuisine' feeds body and soul
There has been a revival of centuries-old Buddhist tradition which bans foods linked to lust or anger…
# local produce
Use of Irish produce in restaurants important to 69% of people - survey
The survey also shows that 66 per cent of people are prepared to complain about the quality of the food they are served.
# Food Safety
Number of food safety orders increased 30 per cent in 2012
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it will continue to take a zero tolerance policy to breaches of food safety legislation in 2013.
Column: The ‘night economy’ is crucial to the survival of Irish towns
Pubs and restaurants need proper support – and safe streets – if town centres are to thrive, writes Richard Guiney.
# grub's up
Bono's brother revives '90s restaurant for charity
Tosca was once a haunt for models, party people and visiting celebs – now it’s back for one night only for charity drive.
# ludicrous
Pizza Hut's latest offering - cream cheese cone crust
It’s only in the Middle East so far – but would you like to tuck into this creation?
# Hospitality Industry
Australian Hotels Association looking to fill ‘thousands of hospitality jobs’
The AHA are hoping to find plenty of ‘experienced hospitality staff’ when they are in Dublin next Tuesday and Wednesday.
# Garcon
Sandwiches, sushi and steaks: Dublin’s 25 best restaurants*
*According to users of Trip Advisor. The travel website has compiled a list of the top ranking eateries in the city.
# Not Lovin' It
12 McDonald's menu items that failed to take off
McLobster anyone? Thought not.
# On a diet?
Sales at Irish branches of KFC fell almost 10pc in 2010
The company which operates 18 KFC franchises on the island of Ireland says sales dipped, as it recorded a €2m loss.
# delicious dining
10 of the world's most delicious dining experiences
Where are the most incredible places to eat in the world? A new global survey has decided on the top 100 – here is a peek at the top 10.
# winners
Top Irish restaurants named at awards ceremony
Chapter One was named the best restaurant in Ireland – so who were the other winners?
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…
# Food Safety
Six restaurants closed over food safety concerns in February
The amount of enforcement orders served in February was double that of January.
# Meatball madness
Angry Belgians take action over Ikea's cheap meatballs
Restaurant owners believe Ikea’s low prices are undermining their own businesses – so they have begun bussing homeless people in for dinner.
# seamus o'connell
Ivory Tower restaurant has closure order lifted
Chef Seamus O’Connell heartened by support for his Cork restaurant, including Twitter campaign: “I didn’t even know what Twitter was.”
# Food Safety
Seamus O'Connell's Ivory Tower in Cork closed by food safety unit
Restaurant described by New York Times as a destination for “inventive dishes” is served with closure order – as are five other Irish eateries in November.
# Jobswatch
Chicken-tastic: Nandos announces 60 new jobs in Dublin
The chicken restaurant is to open a flagship store in the city centre.