By Anne Valdespino and Brad Johnson | [email protected] | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: December 26, 2018 at 11:16 am | UPDATED: December 26, 2018 at 11:20 am We get it: Getting to dine out is a privilege, a part of this job we enjoy. But when you do it a lot, and we do, you notice all the good things — the server who goes the extra mile or the chef who comes out to chat with the patrons — and you notice the not-so-good. Warm wine. Stale bread. Slow service. Then there are the trends that start at one or two restaurants and suddenly it seems every place has started doing it — apparently without bothering to ask diners if it’s something they wanted. Here are some of the things writers who cover food took note of in 2018 that they would love to see pass away in the new year. These are the worst food and restaurant trends of 2018. Menu madness Cauliflower steak: Seemingly overnight, a fat slice of cauliflower has become the go-to … [Read more...] about These are the 13 worst restaurant and food trends for 2018
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0 Have your say Fly Norwegian direct from Edinburgh to New York Stewart International Airport and bag yourself some bargains at Woodbury Common Are you starting to panic about finding the perfect presents for friends and family now that Christmas shopping days are running out? Do you fancy a retail experience that’s a world apart from the uninspiring offerings found in many identikit high streets and out of town malls? Or maybe you just want to get away from it all in a picturesque part of the world that’s somewhat off the beaten track yet also within relatively easy reach of Scotland? If any of these scenarios apply, then you should give serious thought to taking advantage of Norwegian’s low-cost flights from Edinburgh to New York Stewart International Airport. Although the Big Apple itself is but a 90-minute coach ride south from the airport, picturesque New York State counties such as Dutchess County and Orange County also hold plenty of … [Read more...] about Christmas shopping in New York, Scotland on Sunday travel
Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press Published 3:17 pm PST, Thursday, November 8, 2018 A long line of people wait in the dark on Tuesday to vote at the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders office in Norwalk, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP) A long line of people wait in the dark on Tuesday to vote at the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders office in Norwalk, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP) Photo: Keith Birmingham, AP Julie Skomski checks in with a line of people behind her on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 while voting in the midterm election at the District No. 4 location at CrossWay Church in Germantown, Wis. (John R. Ehlke /West Bend Daily News via AP) less Julie Skomski checks in with a line of people behind her on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 while voting in the midterm election at the … [Read more...] about Trump triggers massive midterm turnout
Your burning election questions answered SFGATE STAFF Updated 12:07 pm PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 California gubernatorial Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom holds his son, Dutch, 2, while voting alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Larkspur, Calif. California gubernatorial Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom holds his son, Dutch, 2, while voting alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Larkspur, Calif. Photo: Eric Risberg, AP It’s midterm election season, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s what you need to know. It’s midterm election season, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s what you need to know. Photo: Andy Clement / Getty Images The House and the Senate will be determined in midterms on November 6, 2018. A red or blue … [Read more...] about When will we know who won? What time do polls close? What if I forgot to register?
Election 2018 is finally here, as months and months of partisan battling will unfold in front of the nation on Tuesday evening. When should you start looking for meaningful returns? What races should you be watching? What states are important, and when? This viewer’s guide will give you thumbnails on what seats might flip in the House and Senate, what time you should look for results, and as you will notice – some story lines will be repeated again and again in the race for control of Congress.First, let’s start with the basics: Republicans cannot lose more than 22 seats in the House. If Democrats have a net gain of 23 or more, they take charge of the House in January 2019. In the Senate, Republicans can lose one seat, and keep control in a 50-50 split. Democrats need a net gain of two seats to take over the Senate in 2019.What time should you eat? What time should you park yourself in front of the TV, radio or … [Read more...] about VIEWER’S GUIDE – An hour-by-hour preview of Election Night 2018