(Ferris’ Oyster Bar and Grill – “The Burger” – photo courtesy of Ferris’ Oyster Bar and Grill)

Inflation still rears its ugly head in Victoria along with sky-high commercial rental costs.

These are just two of the loads a restaurateur in Victoria bears in order to feed the masses of locals and tourists alike downtown. 

With all the costs rising for these business owners and customers asking them why their burgers and other menu items cost what they do, Ferris’ Grill & Garden Patio took to social media in order to break down exactly what people are paying for when

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We hope you’re hungry, because Asian Food Fest is returning this spring.

The annual festival celebrating Greater Cincinnati’s Asian foods will return to Court Street Plaza in downtown Cincinnati for its 12th year April 29-30. The festival is produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber in partnership with the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati.

Here are the hours for Asian Food Fest:

  • Saturday, April 29: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Attendees to Asian Food Fest will be able to try a variety of Asian foods in the form of small plates

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(Photo courtesy of Victoria Pocha)

There’s a new Asian fusion style pub opening in downtown Victoria later this month.

With support from his longtime friends and business partners Eric Moon and Eric Zheng, Arnold Yeung is opening his first restaurant after working 10 years in the Victoria restaurant business. 

For Yeung, the opportunity to open Victoria Pocha allows the longtime foodie the ability to run a restaurant his way. 

“When opening your own restaurant you have more control. The places that I worked at have different work styles than I do. I always wanted to see what it feels like

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Bluestem Restaurant & Market in downtown San Francisco is closing after 11 years, as first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle (the Chronicle and SFGATE are both owned by Hearst but have separate newsrooms). The restaurant owners shared the news on Instagram on Tuesday. 

“When we opened Bluestem, we set out to create a restaurant and community gathering space where people felt welcomed, well-fed, thoughtfully cared for, and ultimately known,” read the announcement. “… We are very proud to say that over the last 11 years, we have been able to collaborate and evolve beyond that ambitious vision thanks to … Read more

If any business owner was positioned to survive the pandemic’s devastating blows to downtown San Francisco, it was restaurateur and chef Bruce Hill. Finally forced to close this month, his Zero Zero restaurant is another sign that hopes of a return to normalcy are an illusion.

Since COVID-19 struck more than two years ago, numerous businesses shuttered while Hill and Zero Zero, an Italian restaurant specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza, held on in the South of Market neighborhood. Zero Zero had some crucial advantages. Pizza lent itself to to-go orders. Hill secured federal financial aid, much of which has been forgiven. … Read more

The developers of Lied Place designed its first floor to accommodate a restaurant, and that vision is finally coming to fruition.

Stark Enterprises LLC recently bought the first, third and fourth floors of the 20-story building on Q Street across from the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The $3.6 million deal also includes a portion of the second floor that is connected to the ground level, said Tam Allan, one of the partners in the Lied Place development.

Lied Place, 11.18

The Peed family plans to open Aragon, a restaurant featuring Certified Piedmontese beef, in the Lied Place tower.

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