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July 16, 1989 | BECKY SUE EPSTEIN
It's after midnight, and Lydia Shire is leaning on her elbow, nursing a drink and listening to old friends and new customers try to talk her out of putting two TV sets in the bar of her just opened Boston restaurant called Biba. Two years ago, Shire was in Los Angeles and TV sets were the least of her worries. As executive chef at the then-brand-new Four Seasons Hotel (indeed, she was the first woman executive chef in American hotel history) Shire had an enormous reputation to live up to.
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July 16, 1989 | BECKY SUE EPSTEIN
It's after midnight, and Lydia Shire is leaning on her elbow, nursing a drink and listening to old friends and new customers try to talk her out of putting two TV sets in the bar of her just opened Boston restaurant called Biba. Two years ago, Shire was in Los Angeles and TV sets were the least of her worries. As executive chef at the then-brand-new Four Seasons Hotel (indeed, she was the first woman executive chef in American hotel history) Shire had an enormous reputation to live up to.
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March 6, 1997 | MARGARET SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 21 years, Marcheline (Mimi) Hebert will hand over her beloved Beverly Hills restaurant, Chez Helene, on Monday to an acclaimed young French chef. Gilles Epie and partner Jean Denoyer (of Le Colonial in West Hollywood, New York, Chicago--and soon San Francisco) will become the new owners of the cozy 65-seat restaurant on Beverly Drive. "I've had eyes on it for a long time," says Epie, former executive chef of L'Orangerie. "I've dined there many times. It's a nice little place."
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April 18, 1990 | JANE APPLEGATE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move to greatly expand the U.S. market for recycled products, McDonald's Corp. on Tuesday pledged to purchase up to $100 million worth of recycled materials a year for use in building and remodeling its U.S. restaurants. The new "McRecycle USA" program is designed to create markets for hundreds of products made from recycled material ranging from wallboard to trash cans and table tops.
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