picta has been reported from as far north as Cape Meares, Oregon (Goddard 1997) but has rarely been observed on the outer coast of Oregon (Goddard 1984: 159, 1990), and the only specimen recorded from Cape Arago was during the strong 1997-98 El Nino (JG, personal observations).
While not sounding the same sort of alarm as CIRA, DiRoNA
does work to make certain that their members stand out in an ever more crowded dining scene.
For each of the 18 species previously examined, including Polycera tricolor and Dirona
picta, our new data either support earlier determinations of development type, or confirm previous inferences (see Goddard 2004, Table 1).
Since 1993, the Sardine Factory has been the recipient of virtually every major restaurant and wine award in the industry, including the prestigious DiRoNA
Award; with their 30,000-wine-bottle inventory and 1,375 labels, they have earned the Wine Spectator's Grand Award every year 1982; the Nation's Restaurant News Hall of Fame Award (1981); Restaurant and Institutions Ivy Award (1980); and the list continues.
The restaurant has become a beloved New York institution and, under Pintabona, earned numerous accolades from Wine Spectator, DiRoNA
and Restaurants & Institutions' coveted Ivy Award.
Starbucks worked with an advisory board that included representatives of DiRoNA
(Distinguished Restaurants of North America) to develop a program that caters to fine dining establishments.
Prime location is just one of the many attributes of The Peabody Orlando: This Four Star, Four Diamond, DiRona
, Wine Spectator award-winning hotel exudes the grandeur of Southern hospitality and has been hosting memorable, flawless meetings since 1986.
Margo Suzan Provost, founder of Log Haven Restaurant, accepted the position of acting governor for DiRoNA
(Distinguished Restaurants of North America).
Miscellaneous comments: The restaurant received its first national DiRona
award for dining excellence in 1996, which has been renewed every year since.
A coterie of some of the best chefs in the Los Angeles area will be cooking Monday night at the recent DiRona
Award-winning Saddle Peak Lodge, 419 Cold Canyon Road, Calabasas.