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On the Rocks: The Best Liquors Served on Ice

There’s something about sipping a drink on the rocks that makes anyone come off as a class act. And while pouring Black Velvet onto a handful of ice cubes probably won’t impress anyone, knowing which drinks serve best over ice in a rocks glass will impress your friends, peers and family, …

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Sustainability When You’re On a Budget

By far, one of the biggest criticisms we hear about going sustainable is the high initial price tag. It’s true that you won’t see or recoup the cost of some technologies like high efficiency faucets and LED lights until as much as 12 or even 24 months after purchasing—which, if …

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Ice-o-Matic’s Alternative to Artisanal Ice Cubes

With the introduction of craft cocktails and a return to pre-prohibition era concoctions, we've all seen those massive cubes of ice in our Manhattans and Negronis. Those artisan ice cubes can add up to 70 cents in costs per cocktail and their production is less than efficient. Read more to find out Ice-O-Matic's solution to this predicament.

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Tips for Making Even Bigger Tips

Here in the states, the debate for and against the tipping system in the foodservice industry will always be a point of contention. But I’m not here to talk about that. Instead, let’s talk about how to make the best of the system now—like how to make bigger tips. Here at …

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Savory Spice Shop in Boulder, Colorado

To watch Owner Dan Hayward of Savory Spice Shop speak to customers about spices is to watch an artisan at work. This morning I’m in Savory Spice Shop’s Boulder location, a Broadway fixture since July of 2008. A customer walks in holding a handwritten list of spices he’s eager to …

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Attract and Retain Employees

Labor costs are one of the largest expenses facing restaurants today. Even with a proposed $15 minimum wage set aside, the cost to attract, hire and retain a good workforce costs a lot of time and money—all of these things made tougher of course, when there’s a limited pool of …

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