michigan restaurant association http://michiganradio.org en New law allows you to bring your own wine to Michigan restaurants http://michiganradio.org/post/new-law-allows-you-bring-your-own-wine-michigan-restaurants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new Michigan law will now allow you to literally BYOB, bring your own bottle of wine to a restaurant. </span>Chris is the Chief Restaurant Critic and Wine Writer at Hour Magazine, and he joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:19:36 +0000 Stateside Staff 16916 at http://michiganradio.org New law allows you to bring your own wine to Michigan restaurants New Michigan law may benefit state wineries http://michiganradio.org/post/new-michigan-law-may-benefit-state-wineries <p>Michigan diners can start bringing their own bottles of wine to restaurants.</p><p></p><p>A new corkage law went into effect on Friday. &nbsp;&nbsp;It says restaurants with liquor licenses can permit outside bottles of wine and charge a corking fee to serve them.</p><p></p><p>State representative Jim Stamas sponsored the bill.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says the law will promote Michigan's wine industry.</p><p></p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:34:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16861 at http://michiganradio.org New Michigan law may benefit state wineries Making room at the table for dogs http://michiganradio.org/post/making-room-table-dogs <p>A state lawmaker wants to open the doors of Michigan restaurants to dogs of all shapes and sizes.</p><p></p><p>Currently, only service animals, like guide-dogs, are allowed in restaurants.</p><p></p><p>Margaret O’Brien wants to change that. &nbsp;&nbsp;The Kalamazoo County Republican wants to let local communities and restaurants decide whether they will permit dogs to sit with their owners at outdoor tables.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:58:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 12136 at http://michiganradio.org Making room at the table for dogs Report: Michigan's food and beverage businesses are hiring http://michiganradio.org/post/report-michigans-food-and-beverage-businesses-are-hiring <p>A new study says the &ldquo;Help Wanted&rdquo; sign is out at Michigan&rsquo;s food and beverage businesses.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.restaurant.org/pressroom/pressrelease/?ID=2285">National Restaurant Association</a> predicts food and beverage businesses will hire nearly a half million summer workers this year, the highest since 1993.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The association says more than 20 thousand of those jobs will be in Michigan. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:50:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 7771 at http://michiganradio.org Report: Michigan's food and beverage businesses are hiring