Ah, Mother's Day -- the one day of the year that actually surpasses the restaurant dog and pony show that is Valentine's Day. According to the National Restaurant Association, it's the busiest restaurant day of the year. If you don't believe them just ask anyone you know who works in the industry if ... More >>
The rapture didn't happen, but iPads as restaurant menus will.Every year, chefs, restaurant owners and vendors take a week off, dust off the old expense accounts and meet in one of America's larger cities for a few days of snacking, drinking and pretending to be interested in a 3000W blender ... More >>
Jose Ralat MaldanadoSean Conner shakes his way to Chicago.Not all bartenders are boozy, party after last-call types. Some are family men, like Sean Conner, the Whiskey Cake muddling and shaking engineer who is one six bartenders up for the National Restaurant Association's "Star of the Bar" m ... More >>
The real reason men go to strip clubs.Newspaper readers in places as far away as London are today laughing at the hapless Dallas duo that opted to flee a Northwest Highway strip club when they couldn't pay their $5,000 tab. But folks have thus far failed to praise Micah Boswell and Elizabeth ... More >>
Wherever it's grown, it's still just a sweet potato.The first major 2011 restaurant trend survey was released last week, and it looks like the coming year may be more about farm than table.
According to the study conducted by the National Restaurant Association, in which more than 1,500 chef ... More >>
Late yesterday I came across this story in which Which Wich CEO Jeff Sinelli expressed a certain angst over his Dallas-based sandwich chain's decision to offer the so-called Which Wich Super, a 15-inch, low-priced variation on the standard 8-inch offering. Sinelli was speaking on Sunday in Chicago a ... More >>