The Top Seven Free Birthday Indulgences in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles lifestyle can get pretty pricey, so when given the opportunity, it’s nice to get something for free. There are 7 popular destinations that will reward you for getting another year older! It’s almost worth getting older.

One of the more popular spots for sweets is the coveted Susie Cakes, a bakery offering from-scratch desserts, including cookies, pies & custom layer cakes. Come in on your birthday and enjoy a free cupcake. In addition to seasonal favorites, cupcakes include Vanilla with Pastel Vanilla Frosting, Fluffy Coconut, Luscious Lemon, Strawberry, Mocha, Peanut Butter, Red Velvet, & Chocolate Mint. Sign up for their mailing list and get a free birthday cupcake every year

Then there are restaurants that will give you a free meal, not just the dessert. If you like bar food, Hennessey’s Tavern, in the South Bay, is the place to go for a free dinner entrĂ©e. Irish Nachos, Prime Rib Sliders and Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings are just a few of the selections.

You can enjoy slightly different food at Truxton’s American Bistro located in Santa Monica and Westchester. Truxton’s offers a selection including burgers, pastas and burritos; their sandwiches are superb. On your birthday, enjoy a free entre valued up to $20, plus a free dessert of your choosing when you sign up for their online mailing list. They have 4 stars on Yelp with hundreds of reviews.

Feeling more like having pizza? Not to worry. Big Mama’s and Pap’s Pizzeria is just the right place. They have over 15 locations, and the pizza is awesome. Just sign up on their website, and they’ll send you a code. Order your pizza online, and it’s pickup only… and worth it.

Got beer? You’ll have a great time at the Wirtshaus German Restaurant on No. La Brea Avenue in the Miracle Mile. Bring a group of 10 or more during your birthday month, (ID required) then you will receive a free 2 liter Birthday Boot filled with your favorite draft beer.

Feel like enjoying fresh veggies? Go to the Veggie Grill. It has several locations throughout Los Angeles, and here, the vegetables are the rock stars. Their dishes are fresh, gluten-free and seasonal; dishes may include Veggie Burgers, Hashed Yams or Golden Beet Salad. To redeem your gift, just fill out a comment card to join their mailing list and they’ll send you a coupon for a free birthday meal. Given the quality and specialty nature of the food, this is one of the best deals in the city.

How about enjoying a sail on your birthday? Check out Catalina Express and get your free round trip sail to Catalina Island, which could be worth $75. Catalina Express is the year-round boat services to Catalina Island, with up to 30 round trip daily departures, and the trip is about an hour. Departures are from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point to the ports of Avalon and Two Harbors. To ride for free, on your birthday, you must …

The Essential Introduction to Restaurant Equipment

They say, there’s no business like show business. I beg to differ. I’d rather say, there’s no business like food business. The food service industry is brimming with excitement and prospect like never before. And a large part of its popularity is due to the availability of a wide range of high quality restaurant equipment.

The world of restaurant equipment has never looked busier or better stocked. There’s a piece of machinery for virtually every kind of purpose. The modern day restaurateur is likely to feel spoiled for choices. Gone are the days of a naive freezer in the kitchen, a cooler beside the bar and the odd pieces of cooking equipment. A modern food service establishment houses many different pieces of equipment, one for every aspect of its operation. It’s one area that definitely calls for a better understanding, because your success depends on it.

Choosing the right restaurant equipment helps save time and effort for everybody involved. It also helps streamline processes and can result in improved efficiency. What all this boils down to is better customer satisfaction and of course, higher sales.

As any serious restaurateur would agree, installing the right restaurant equipment in the establishment is the key to its success. This ‘right’ choice depends on understanding the specific nature of the service that one is in. For example, if you are serving pizzas, you’d be needing specialized pizza making equipment at your disposal. You’d also need freezers to store the dough, an oven to prepare the pizza, a soft drink or soda dispenser for those side-orders and probably a dishwasher too to take care of all those soiled dishes.

Making the right choice, indeed, can sometimes be pretty confusing. When you take upon yourself the task of selecting restaurant equipment, you need to choose from a wide range of cooking equipment, cooking supplies, char broilers, convection ovens, gas fryers, freezers and coolers, ware-washing equipment, griddles, ranges and so much more. Take your time and choose wisely. Remember, the success of your business depends on it as much as it does on how your food tastes or how pretty your waitresses look.

Another word of advice for all those planning to buy restaurant equipment. The average restaurant-owner is not likely to know about all the available options or what the best equipment for his or her business is. So a little professional guidance is always helpful. When you buy from a reputed dealer, you stand a better chance of getting genuine assistance in helping you make the right choice. It sure beats buying from somebody who’s only interested in making a sale rather than trying to understand you needs first.…

Benefits of Modern Commercial Kitchen Equipment

If any food company decides to introduce modern kitchen equipments in its system then it has a wide range of options available to improve its performance. It is quite natural that commercial kitchen equipment will be technologically far better than the one which are used in domestic households.

The best examples of the places where these equipments are used are restaurants, hotels, hostels etc. The ultimate invention in the field of kitchen equipments is chapatti making machine which is known for its hygiene because, the lesser the human efforts are involved; the lesser will be the chances of germs to get enter into the dough. The germs were earlier used to contaminate food even through open hands of the cook. There are so many varieties of Chapatti maker machine available in the markets now-a-days which are energy efficient and quite easy to operate. Being energy efficient means definitely they are helpful in reducing the overall cost incurred by the commercial set ups. The other advantage of this equipment is that it produces chapattis throughout in the same shape and size whereas it is not sure that manually made chapattis will be uniform in shape. There are three types of these machines available in the market they are semi -automatic, automatic and fully automatic chapatti making machines.

This range is not only limited to Roti making machine but a huge variety of Tortilla maker machines are also available in the market. A commercial tortilla maker has become a necessity of any restaurant which has to make this dish on a large scale. Without a machine, work of mixing, rolling and cooking tortillas require intensive labour. Now these machines save a lot of time and labour which can be utilized in providing good services to the customers. A tortilla machine comprises of mixers, tortilla presses, tortilla cutters, dough dividers, counters and equipment for packaging.

Kitchen equipment manufacturers have also introduced Papad making machine which saves a lot of time and energy of the commercial, small scale as well as large scale, industries. The huge popularity and demand of south Indian food like dosa has given rise to the invention of dosa machines which unbelievably can produce even four hundred dosa in an hour which could have never been possible if the same work had been done manually. Process of various operations to produce dosa like dispersion of batter, spreading and depositing of on the hot plate and roasting is organized in a very systematic way. This device is available with the facility of time setting, temperature control and various other features. These are very useful in industrial canteens, festivals, hotels and gatherings which take place on a large level.

There is a machine which is very similar to that of a Roti machine named Poori machine which produces small size pooris in commercial setups. Thus, we can conclude that modernization and commercialization is not only limited to the outer world but it has taken control over our traditional practices of cooking food …

The History of Pizza Hut

The history of Pizza Hut began in 1958 when Frank and Dan Carney opened the first store in Wichita Kansas. Frank and Dan were brothers and best friends. In 1958, they asked their mother to borrow 600.00 and they successfully started the now world renowned restaurant called Pizza Hut. The brothers decided that they wanted the word pizza in the name of the restaurant and since the place itself reminded them of a hut, they came up with Pizza Hut. They based their business on quality and customer service and proved to succeed with both.

In 1964, the brothers decided to change the look of Pizza Hut and they erected the buildings that are universally recognized and related to the Pizza Hut name. In 1970, the history of Pizza Hut made a huge move. Pizza Hut was now publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1973, Pizza Hut opened its first doors off of American soil. Japan, England, and Canada all housed the first of the international Pizza Hut businesses. In 1977 a huge company named Pepsico merged with Pizza Hut and Frank Carney still remained the leader even with the merged companies. He decided in 1980 it was his time to leave and pursue other personal goals and opportunities. By 1986, there were one hundred restaurants in the United Kingdom and five thousand establishments world wide. The business was really starting to flourish after pan pizza got introduced six years earlier.

The early 90’s consisted of many delivery and restaurant stores opening throughout the United Kingdom and Russia. In 1994 there were over ten thousand Pizza hut open for business world wide. In 1997, PepsiCo decided to focus solely on their drinks business (Pepsi) which resulted in the foundation of Tricon Global Restaurants. Tricon Global Restaurants is known today as the largest restaurant brand in the World. Sicilian pizza was also launched in the United Kingdom in 1997 and proved to be a huge success. In the year 2000, Pizza Hut introduced a new type of pizza called The Edge. This pizza was very unique and unlike any other pizza available. It was a thin pizza with toppings all the way around the edge.

The history of Pizza Hut made a big step forward in 2003 when it was made public that 500 restaurants were now open in the United Kingdom employing a total of over 20,000 people. In 2004 the Big New Yorker Pizza was introduced to the public which proved to be yet another successful and desirable pizza. 2005 brought the launch of the bigger and larger 4 for All pizza. Just this year Pizza Hut came out with their garlic crusted pizza and a larker 4 for all.

Pizza Hut can now be found in 17 different countries and all of the United States. The company has became a world recognized symbol of good pizza. You can locate a Pizza hut in almost every major city in the country.…