Small business owners are being tortured; time for compassionate citizens to end the madness
Chef Mike Fucci of Chef's Mike's in Needham, Mass. is among your neighbors battling the specter of Covid AND onerous government regulations that have tortured small business owners with incredible personal grief and financial stress.

Small business owners are being tortured; time for compassionate citizens to end the madness

Compassionate American citizens have a moral, ethical and legal obligation to stand up for the most vulnerable of society. And, right now, small business owners are the most vulnerable of society.

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KJB, the NY Post, and the new paradigm of PR & media: making news, placing news, breaking news
The pending sale via cryptocurrency of two Manhattan bars, reported by KJB Trending, was the hottest story in American financial markets and hospitality the week of Jan. 11.

KJB, the NY Post, and the new paradigm of PR & media: making news, placing news, breaking news

The old paradigm of publicist placing news and journalist reporting news is a quaint fixture of an earlier era in media: like Morse code ticker tape or the ink-stained pressman. …

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KJB Trending restaurants Alba, Alba on 53 end year of pandemic donating $35,000 in Christmas Eve bonuses to staff
Immigrant restaurateur Leo Keka, right in dark jacket, celebrated his 30 years in America by donating $35,000 in Christmas bonuses to his staff at the end of 2020.

KJB Trending restaurants Alba, Alba on 53 end year of pandemic donating $35,000 in Christmas Eve bonuses to staff

Beloved immigrant restaurateur and KJB Trending Hospitality client Leo Keka was one America's greatest restaurant success stories of 2020, in a year of pandemic that otherwise eviscerated the nation's hospitality…

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South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club: America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020
A classic South Shore bar pizza with "laced" edges, a crispy burnt crust made by spreading tomato sauce around the edge of the pan. Photo courtesy: Lenny Duarte and Mike McDermott of pending new Mike & Lenny's Bar Pizza food truck.

South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club: America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020

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South Shore bar pizza proved America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020 – a year otherwise defined by Covid-fueled devastation of the industry from coast to coast.  South Shore bar…

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Manhattan’s Michelin-rated Daniel still has “IT” – even here in the era of Covid
(Boston, MA 042315 ) Kerry Byrne, left, takes a selfie with Bar Boulud Executive Chef Daniel Boulud, right at the restaurant in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Staff Photo by Chitose Suzuki

Manhattan’s Michelin-rated Daniel still has “IT” – even here in the era of Covid

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A fabulous autumn dinner at Manhattan fine-dining landmark Daniel reminded me of some advice I typically share with my restaurant friends, new clients and aspiring restaurateurs.  There are three major elements to restaurant…

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