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Chefs Make Their Own Honey

We’ve been hearing more and more about the local sourcing of ingredients in the food service industry.  By far the most common form local sourcing takes is a small independent restaurant working out a deal for locally grown vegetables and herbs, or maybe even some locally raised meat. Of course, …

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Follow The Back Burner On Twitter!

I’ve been talking about how restaurants can benefit from Twitter and not following my own advice for long enough now.  The Back Burner now has a Twitter account that will update every day with Back Burner posts and other little gems of information. Yes, I’m now on the bandwagon.  If …

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Restaurant Energy Efficiency: 10 Tips

It’s such a buzzword these days it has almost become cliche, but nevertheless green restaurants are an important and lasting trend.  Customers are the main force driving this, and consistently they say they value restaurants with green practices.  Giving customers what they want while reducing your operating costs through more …

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Italian Grandmas Run Staten Island Restaurant

The Enoteca Maria restaurant of Staten Island, NY serves truly authentic Italian style home cooking every evening.  They can make such a bold claim, because anyone who ventures into the kitchen in this small 35-seat restaurant will find an actual Italian Grandma bent over the stove conjuring up classic recipes …

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