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Then, do a little research to figure out which brands, organizations, or restaurateurs are going the extra mile to make that corner of the industry more sustainable and fair.
Between races, the drivers work regular jobs as contractors, fishermen and restaurateurs, spending their weekends laboring over their cars or scavenging replacement parts.
Rucker and Fortgang aren't the first restaurateurs to turn a space near their flagship location into a convenient watering hole.
The often-contentious hearing saw prominent Cleveland restaurateur and Barley House owner Bobby George engage in some name-calling from the witness stand.
Requin, a modernist food church at the center of a fabricated village, is a metaphor of sorts for Mr. Isabella’s unique stature among Washington restaurateurs — a perch attained, in large part, through simple proliferation.
Andrade also teamed with restaurateur Lisa Wong and Landry’s Seafood Inn & Oyster Bar last year on a venture that won a 10-year, $100-million river barge contract with the city.
In its ambiance and execution — service here is unsettlingly speedy — Güero feels like the work of experienced restaurateurs.
That price was matched by the 2013 sale of restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow’s 38th-floor triplex for $16.5 million.
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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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