Tweet 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 that have been passed [...]
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Tweet Big operators like Chili’s, Applebees, The Cheesecake Factory, and others are always looking for ways to improve taste and customer experience while increasing efficiency. These companies spend a lot of money every year in research and development, and studying the trends that come out of the big chain restaurant’s R&D can be very informative. [...]
Tweet Sardines don’t exactly evoke thoughts of fine seafood to most Americans. Instead, many think of tin cans packed with greasy, mushy fish and some kind of sauce. Growing up, I only ate sardines on camping trips, and then only reluctantly. I doubt anyone would look at sardines on the menu and think “That looks [...]
Tweet After eating a fish salad at a Chicago restaurant in which he claims the salmon was undercooked, a man developed a nine-foot-long tapeworm. The restaurant denies they are responsible for the man’s unwelcome gastronomic guest. The man is, of course, suing. In general, however, scientists are concerned with a growing trend across the world: [...]
Tweet Customers love ordering good fish when they go out to eat. Species with powerful name recognition like orange roughy, grouper, and salmon are great sellers on the menu and can be found in restaurants across the country. But are consumers getting exactly what they pay for? Some fish species, especially those with a light [...]
Tweet In tough times, people always rely on familiar, basic foods to get them through. Trends in the restaurant industry so far in 2009 have borne out this truism. For Native Americans, the equivalent of chicken soup and hamburgers is Indian fry bread, a staple in their diets for 150 years, dating back to the [...]
Tweet Summer heat has a way of putting your customers in the mood for cool, refreshing drinks. You already have the standards covered: cold beer, ice tea, and maybe even margaritas or daiquiris. But are you really satisfying your customer’s demand for great cold drinks? Mixology is the study and development of cocktails, and it [...]
Tweet To most Americans, goat meat sounds like a foreign and unsavory dish consumed in far-off places by people who don’t have many other options. In reality, goat is the most commonly consumed type of meat the world over, and not just in the Third World. America is one of the few holdouts where goat [...]
Tweet National chains like The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, and T.G.I. Friday’s have rolled out smaller, leaner, competitively priced menu items that are having considerable success targeting two primary consumer concerns: watching their weight and watching their wallets. For years the trend in the food service industry was towards bigger and bigger portion sizes. The “bigger [...]
Tweet It’s hard to believe, but there are fads in pork, just like anything else. 100 years ago, a Hungarian breed of pig called Mangalitsa was the preferred pork breed for restaurants across Europe and the eastern U.S. Over the last century their popularity declined for a variety a reasons. The Mangalitsa also fell out [...]
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