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With the bustle of restaurant season and spring training in the rearview mirror, Valley chefs and restaurateurs turn to future projects.
Experts, restaurateurs and consumers point to changing habits and less incentive for suburbanites to dine in the city as reasons behind the closures.
Off the Strip for Refined Italian Fare in the Rockies Acclaimed chef, author, and restaurateur Scott Conant has created a soulful Italian dining experience that will impress even the most discerning palates.
The actor, mom, and restaurateur has her hands full making sure her family and her business are both running smoothly—which, not surprisingly, often leaves her with little free time.
Plenty of Milwaukee’s best chefs trained at MATC, among them restaurateur Joe Bartolotta, who appears throughout a couple of the episodes.
And the late wrestler and restaurateur Rocky Aoki gifted a hibachi from Benihana.
First up will be Soda & Swine, which already has two San Diego locations (North Park and Liberty Station) and is run by prolific restaurateur Arsalun Tafazoli.
David Selig, the restaurateur who had been the factory’s nearest beekeeping neighbor, has created one hit restaurant after another.
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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.
RESTAURATEUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restaurateur for English Language Learners
: a person who owns or manages a restaurant
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