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BlackBoard Eats to launch 'Best of BBE' lineup beginning June 3

May 27, 2010 |  8:00 am

Nemser BlackBoard Eats, the web-based service that began making waves in the foodie community last fall by offering discounts of up to 40% at a host of popular L.A. restaurants, has come of age. With thousands of subscribers and dozens of discounts under its belt--including 40% off the bill at the Foundry on Melrose; 30% off at Mozza2Go; and 30% off at Church & State--the service is circling back around and implementing a new "Best of BBE" lineup.

Inspired by record traffic at certain restaurants, BBE founder Maggie Nemser has decided to partner with those same popular restaurants for a second time in order to offer fresh discounts to hungry BBE subscribers. Restaurants that will make a second appearance include Jar (whose recent promotion yielded a record $110,724 in earnings to the restaurant), Joe's, Mozza2Go, Street, Akasha and Bashan.

The encore restaurants will be occasionally featured in the regular rotation of deal e-mails under the heading "Best of BBE." Jar is expected to come back around in about 6 months. The program launches on June 3 with Bashan.

"We're excited to launch the [program] because it means our restaurants feel safe with us," says Nemser. "And know that we'll send quality guests their way--people who really care about the dining experience."

--Jessica Gelt

Photo: BBE founder Maggie Nemser at Akasha restaurant. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times