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From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: To Yelp or Not To Yelp

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 12.01.2016 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" may be Thumper's Law in the animated world, but versions of it have been around a bit longer than Bambi. The hospitality industry, more than any other, may have created an expectation of servitude and pandering at all costs.

Pro Tips on How to Get the Impossible Restaurant Reservation

Keela Robison | Posted 07.30.2014 | Home
Keela Robison

Through years of experience talking to hosts and restaurateurs alike, I've learned a thing or two to help you cut the wait and snag that coveted reservation.

Top Chef Goes Gaga Over This Ingredient

2013-10-30-ScreenShot20131029at4.55.49PM.png | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes to us courtesy of Urbanspoon. By Laura Williams Most of us know Chef Curtis Stone as host of Top Chef Masters and Around the Wo...

OpenTable Buys Competitor's Reservation System

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

July 31 (Reuters) - Online restaurant booking service OpenTable Inc said it had bought the reservation system of rival Urbanspoon and would provide ...

Augmented Reality: Here to Stay

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The combination of the web and technologists seem to have found a way to bring the "virtual" world of the web into the real world of our daily lives.

Local Books iPhone App: A Literary UrbanSpoon?

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LibraryThing, a major social-networking-through-books site, launched its first iPhone app yesterday. Local Books is free and lists bookstores, librari...