Gail Bellamy

Bold bowls roll onto more menus
Americans love their bowls, and restaurants are responding with a dazzling array of choices.
7 cocktails that bring the heat
Heat up summer sales at the bar with these cool ideas.
Build a Better: Moscow Mule
5 fresh looks at an old favorite.
9 inspired variations on ceviche
National Ceviche Day is June 28, but this seafood specialty is a cool choice all summer long.
4th of July celebrations spark cocktail creativity

These 8 drinks are designed to get customers all fired up.


Amazon’s best-selling cookbook author, Meathead, dishes on BBQ 
In Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, author Meathead Goldwyn demystifies the science, debunks some prevalent barbecue myths and just plain renews your enthusiasm for grilling.
7 summery alcohol-free drink ideas
Iced tea, lemonade and other juicy beverages have a summery attitude.
Build a Better: Matcha Cocktail
Creative mixologists showcase this green tea in trendy cocktails.
Build a Better: Light summer cocktail 

Bartender Jim McCourt of Prohibition restaurant in Charleston, SC, offers tips for creating lower alcohol light summer sips. Two of his favorites are the Italian-inspired Aperol Spritz, a mixture of Aperol aperitif, Prosecco and club soda; and the classic Pimms Cup cocktail featuring Pimms, cucumber, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and ginger ale.

Here are other tips from McCourt:

Restaurants, bars riff on margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Restaurants and bars are always finding new ways to shake up the margarita tradition for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.








Greek nachos
7 ways to redefine your snack menu
Play with proteins and get creative with fruits and vegetables
Build a Better: Burger 1

May is National Burger Month. Check out these drool-inducing burger combos from chefs around the country.












Arugula Avocado Salad
9 salads that let global flavors shine
Asian, Latin and Mediterranean influences create memorable salad combinations for menus
tempeh mushroom pate
Build a Better: Vegetarian dish 
Explore these tempeh menu ideas for National Soyfoods Month
Build a Better: Signature cocktail

Here’s how mixologists are putting their own spin on this year’s cocktail trends.

Penton Restaurant Group

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