Gina LaVecchia Ragone

LaVecchia Ragone
chef Steve McHugh
San Antonio chef Steve McHugh finds his cure
Steve McHugh, chef and owner of Cured restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, says adversity has formed his cooking and business philosophy.
Mr. Purple restaurant
9 more restaurants we're dying to try
From Lower Manhattan to Venice, CA, these nine new restaurants caught our eye.
Kick Apps: 5 cool tools for your restaurant
Digital applications can help restaurant operators do their jobs more effectively and profitably. Here are five to try.
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Craft beer industry still growing
According to market research firm Mintel, the craft beer industry is predicted to see 22 percent dollar sales growth in 2015, moving the category to $24 billion.
Chicago’s Gene & Georgetti opens second location
The Durpetti family has decided, after 75 years, to expand with a second Gene & Georgetti's steakhouse.
Functional beverages find biggest fans among Millennials
Millennials are a perfect demographic for marketing functional beverages. Restaurant operators should take advantage of this opportunity.
New study: Solo diners on the rise
Here are the most popular restaurants for parties-of-one and tips for attracting more solo diners
10 new restaurants we're dying to try
From nouvelle French to Appalachian comfort foods, a whole bunch of new restaurants recently opened their doors, and we're ready to sample what they're offering.
Paul Prudhomme dies at 75
Celebrity chef introduced Cajun, Creole cooking to mass audience
Dives by design 
Great food and funky digs keep these restaurants loose and fun.
4 dives serving great food in funky digs 
Your menu needn’t be fancy, but it does have to excite.
Forma mixes pasta and cheese with a dash of showmanship
"Dalla forma" is a brilliant way to sell more pasta to guests who love to watch you cook.
Kick Apps: 7 cool tools for restaurant operators
Here are seven new tools to help boost your restaurant’s success.
Colicchio’s Craft testing no-tip lunch
The successful Craft restaurant in New York is eliminating tipping at lunch, and—if all goes well—at dinner as well.
7 restaurants we’re dying to try
Whether it’s hearty paella in a comfortable bar or diver scallops and lemon confit in a jaw-dropping New York dining room, here are seven new spots that have piqued our palates.
Penton Restaurant Group

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