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A Flying Leap
FUNKY DECOR: With its jumble of color and style, there is no way anyone will mistake a Flying Biscuit Cafe for any other chain. Delia Champion was just
Get the Site Right
Good locations for restaurants are gett ing harder to find. Not only are operators competing against other restaurants, often theyre angling for the same
The Evos Ethos
GUILT-FREE PLEASURES: Air-baked chicken strips and a selection of burgers to please every taste are top sellers; interiors reflect a simple, sustainable
Big City, Big Show!
NRA Show Preview 2007 BACKDROP: One of the country's great restaurant towns provides an apt setting for a foodie event. SHOW AND TELL: Equipment demos
BLURRED LINES: It's deliberately hard to discern lounge from restaurant at Buddha Bar. QUICK TRIP: Guests at Sopra Lounge in Philadelphia can briefly
Greek: The New Classic
LESS IS MORE: At Milos, the menu focuses on simply prepared seafood. REBUILT: Michael Psilakis does deconstructed Greek. SUN-SOAKED: The bright, airy
Looking to give your business a lift? Sometimes it's not enough to turn out great food served by a well-trained staff. Sometimes it takes a well-executed promotion to make the difference.
HOW HIGH? The taller the heel, the cheaper the drinks at Chicago's JBar. PRICEY MARGARITA: The $69 version at N9NE Steakhouse is perfect for bragging
SevenTips for Lean Times
Steps you can take now to tame your operating costs. By Megan Rowe Staffed: Keeping track of your labor needs in 15-minute increments will create efficiencies.
All the Night Moves
JUST A BITE: Chef Matt Carpenter's mussels in coconut curry and a charcuterie sampler are popular at Bin 8945. IT NEVER SLEEPS: At NYC's La Esquina, a
FRESH FACE: Intimate spaces and bread-themed artwork characterize the new store design. STAFF OF LIFE: Artisan bread forms the focal point of Panera's
YOUTHFUL VIBE: Designed for 20- and 30-somethings, The Counter has found fans in all age groups. BURGER BARON: Weinstein's build-your-own strategy has
Taking It from The Streets
RIGHT SIZE: Tandoori Nights and its sister spot, Agni Lounge, menu street-inspired dishes like Jhing Til Tinka (skewered shrimp) mainly as bar fare. CHILDHOOD
JUST FOLKS: Fatz Cafes open in small, underserved markets and feature generous portions and comfortable settings. STRONG TEAM: Richie Cannon (above) was
It's Show Time!
SMORGASBORD: Tons of exhibits, wares and food are hallmarks of the Show. CLASSIFIED: Pavilions help showgoers manage the potential information overload.
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