Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association today commended the United States Senate for its bipartisan support of the RESTORE Act, which would direct fines paid by BP for tourism promotion and economic improvements around the Gulf of Mexico. “These…

Half of the customers who dine in their restaurants hold unfavorable views of Louisiana seafood after last spring’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the owners of 18 national restaurants said in a study released by Greater New Orleans Inc. The study…

The days of explaining exotic species of Hawaiian finfish to puzzled locals have passed at Grand Isle restaurant. After struggling through months when the oyster bar would sit idle for weeks on end, supplies from Terrebonne Parish and Galveston Bay…

Docked boats were bedecked with fluttering red, white and blue streamers and rainbows of balloons in a bayou-country, pre-shrimp season tradition known as the “Blessing of the Boats.” On the menu? Heaping trays of barbecued chicken, smoked sausage and potato…

Distance doesn’t seem to matter. No matter how far they are from the Gulf, waiters and waitresses around the nation are getting the same grilling by diners. Is your seafood clean? After months of watching news coverage of tar balls…

Restaurant owners and seafood suppliers got coaching from a BP official on filing oil spill claims, but were also reminded that the claims process will soon be out of BPs hands.   Kris Sliger, BP deputy incident commander in Mobile,…

The price of Gulf Coast seafood keeps creeping up and may continue to rise as the BP oil spill keeps growing. Some seafood suppliers and restaurant owners say the impact of the spill keeps getting worse. Restaurant owners are feeling…

BP’s catastrophic rig explosion resulting in tons of crude oil seeping into the Gulf Coast April 20 may have not been introduced into Galveston’s waters just yet, but the seafood industry and Houston restaurants are most certainly feeling the aftermath…

Chef Susan Spicer, of Bayona restaurant in New Orleans and a judge on “Top Chef,” sued BP Plc for damages to restaurants that can’t access their customary supplies of fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Spicer filed a proposed…

The Gulf oil spill is forcing the removal of oysters from Red Lobster’s menu. A Franklin, La., processing plant that provided Orlando-based Darden Restaurants with oysters for its Red Lobster chain shut down last week because it was unable to…

For most of its 6-1/2 year existence, Mara’s Homemade, a tiny restaurant on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has stood as a 750-square-foot monument to Louisiana culture. Only recently have the restaurant’s owners felt compelled to defend it. “People are hesitant…

Talk about bad timing. The sky blue paint was barely dry on the walls of Shuck ‘Em Shack, a new seafood restaurant and oyster bar in Garner, when the BP oil spill began wreaking havoc in the oyster market. With…

Tommy Cvitanovich is still serving his world famous charbroiled oysters at both locations of his New Orleans restaurant Drago’s. But he’s not serving raw oysters anymore. So much fresh water is being pumped into Louisiana wetlands to try to keep…

RestaurantNews.com, a leader in online restaurant news, has announced the opening of a new website covering the seafood industry.  SeafoodNews.net (www.seafoodnews.net) casts a wide net and pulls in the latest catch of online seafood news. The announcement comes as growing…