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Also in flux: the premiere date of Iron Chef Showdown, which features restaurateur John Besh as a judge.
The festival features mega-midway rides, signature dishes from favorite local restaurateurs, a craft fair for seasonal and regional shopping, and a musical lineup that included Bag of Donuts on Friday night.
Mercer’s role in elevating Bannon to a role as a leading Trump adviser was publicly criticized by David Magerman, a Mercer data scientist, restaurateur and private-school donor based in Lower Merion Township.
During the news conference, Reed also recognized Tony George, a politically active local restaurateur whom Reed said is helping persuade people who are on the fence in the mayor's race to support his campaign.
Pepe's will be the third Covington-area eatery for North Shore restaurateur Osman Rodas, who also operates Pardo's American Bistro on Louisiana 21 and Forks & Corks in the Terra Bella community.
So wild, so free: Terry Heller, the restaurateur behind the Plan Check restaurants, has just opened Wild & Free, a rotisserie chicken restaurant in Sherman Oaks.
In Cruz Bay, the island’s largest town, local restaurateur and Boston Red Sox fan Ryan Sharkey stepped up to the plate.
Make no mistake: Fast-casuals are influencing and attracting chefs, restaurateurs and executives across the hospitality industry.
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restaurateur Has French Roots
Restaurateur and restaurant were borrowed directly from related French words, and both ultimately derive from the Latin word restaurare ("to restore"). Restaurateur is the older of the two; our earliest evidence dates it to 1793. Restaurant is only slightly newer; it dates to 1806. Of the two words, restaurant is of course significantly more common—a fact that may have influenced the development of the variant spelling restauranteur for restaurateur. Restauranteur first appeared a mere 44 years after restaurateur, but it is considered by many to be an error. It is, however, a standard variant, albeit one that continues to be used less frequently than restaurateur.
Origin and Etymology of restaurateur
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