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Vine News, October 2009
By John Priest, VP of Operations
It's time to start thinking about your 2010 budgets.  After the completion of the October P&L's, Vine Solutions will begin the budgeting process for our clients.  Read this article that highlights our general process/timeline for the 2010 budget cycle.
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By Edward Levine, CEO
Having a detailed twelve period budget provides a restaurateur with a financial model that provides terrific insights into one's business. Edward Levine, CEO of Vine Solutions, Inc. and principal partner of the Left Bank Brasseries shares his insights into why he believes in budgets and what a restaurant owner needs to look for in developing one. Read More.
By David Gray, Financial & Operational Consultant
The SF Gate ran an article, The Price is high when taste comes first, on August 30, 2009. The story, written by Eccolo's Sous Chef, Samin Nosrat, detailed the struggles that Eccolo's management team encountered when trying to maintain a profitable business while also staying true to their principles of maintaining the best quality in their food. David Gray, who has over 22 years of Restaurant Operations experience details his thoughts on maintaining the balance between food quality and the business of running a restaurant. Read More
Restaurant Spotlight
Emporio Rulli offers the finest in Italian Pastries and Specialties.  With locations in Larkspur, the Marina, Union Square, and throughout the SF Airport Emporio Rulli is the perfect place for coffee and pastries, lunch or caffe items to go.  Visit the location on Chestnut St. for a rustic Italian dinner and on Friday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm for a tasting journey through Italy's finest wines.  Visit for more information.
 Happy 1 year Anniversary!
Thank you for making San Francisco a premier dining destination!
Chris Majer, John Priest, Ed Levine
and David Gray at the LaMar
Anniversary Party!
In This Issue
Restaurant Budgets
Finding the Balance
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