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FOOD
September 29, 1999 | DAVID SHAW
In the 74 years that the Michelin Guide has been awarding stars to restaurants in France, it has become so powerful--and its blessing so coveted--that restaurateurs regard the loss of even a single star as a calamity second only to the arrival of a McDonald's next door. Indeed, in 1966, seven months after learning that he had lost his only star, chef Alain Zick of Relais des Porquerolles in Paris committed suicide.
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BUSINESS
November 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Midwest Airlines and Virgin America ranked highest in overall quality among U.S. airlines in a Zagat survey of frequent fliers, but the results showed that U.S. travelers also were unhappy with the industry's overall performance, especially on late and canceled flights. Midwest, a carrier known for its fresh chocolate chip cookies and leather seats, took top prize among economy-class fliers, with respondents praising its "extraordinarily helpful" staff and "excellent value."
BUSINESS
December 8, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, Greg Hernandez covers the restaurant industry for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5989 and at greg.hernandez@latimes.com
Reviewers ranked The Ritz in Newport Beach as their "most popular" restaurant in Orange County as well as the one with the best service, according to the 2000 edition of the Zagat Survey, a respected guide that ranks restaurants nationwide. In the survey's three main categories of food, decor and service, The Ritz narrowly edged out the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in overall score. The Ritz-Carlton earned first-place honors for its decor.
FOOD
May 21, 2008 | Betty Hallock and Amy Scattergood
MORE burgers may be in your near future. Table 8 is set to close May 31 and reopen at a new Melrose Avenue location (currently Chocolat) in late summer, according to chef-owner Govind Armstrong. He and co-owners Chris Heyman and Joshua Woodward will open a burger bar named 8 oz. in the original Table 8 space, planned for late June. The old Table 8 "really ran its course," Armstrong says. At 8 oz.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2003 | Don Shirley
Zagat ratings may soon become as well known in the New York theater world as they are in restaurant circles. The Zagat Survey empire has published its first New York City Theater Guide and expects to publish a larger and updated edition by Labor Day. A weekly column with the most recent Zagat theater ratings is also running in the Friday Weekend section of the Wall Street Journal. The guide rates 56 shows, on Broadway and off.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2003 | Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writer
Tonight's menu: Appetizer. Check e-mail. Main course. Surf Web. Dessert. Log off. Computer chip giant Intel Corp. and the leisure class bible Zagat Survey have produced a guide to the best restaurants and hotels in America that offer wireless fidelity, or Wi-Fi, Internet access. The guide includes Zagat's signature, and sometimes snooty, comments on food and decor. It doesn't, however, rate the quality of Wi-Fi hookups on Zagat's traditional 1-30 scale. Or on any scale.
FOOD
October 13, 1999 | RUSS PARSONS
From our Department of Suspicions Confirmed: The "2000 Zagat Survey" of Southern California restaurants is out this week and, for the first time, the editors reveal how many ballots were turned in for each restaurant. In other words, where do those volunteer restaurant critics really eat?
FOOD
October 6, 2004 | Corie Brown, Times Staff Writer
The 2005 Zagat guide to Los Angeles restaurants was published Tuesday and -- drumroll, please -- the nod for best food goes to Sushi Nozawa, the Studio City mini-mall sushi bar. Nozawa noses out No. 2 Matsuhisa (last year's winner), as well as Spago, Patina and Bastide (reviewed under former chef Alain Giraud). Valentino, ranked 20th in the 2004 survey, does not appear in the top 40 food ratings this year.
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