Megan Rowe


Megan Rowe
Online Editor
Restaurant Hospitality
Email: megan.rowe
Phone: 216-931-9951
Follow Megan on Twitter: @restaurantrowe

Staff editor Megan Rowe writes features about consumer and food trends, emerging restaurant concepts, marketing, design, service, best practices and profitability. Her interviews with chefs, owners and entrepreneurs appear regularly in the magazine and on

As online editor, Megan coordinates Restaurant Hospitality’s two e-newsletters, EatBeat and EatBeat Business. She also edits Show Daily, a newspaper for the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

Over a long career as a business and travel journalist, Megan has reported on food, hospitality, travel destinations and meetings for a variety of publications. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and a master’s in journalism.

Way Out West 
HE WAS ON TRACK to become an electrical engineer, but Jimmy Schmidt caught the cooking bug while studying briefly in France. He ended up in Boston, working
Meals on Wheels 
ONE SILVER LINING in the cloud dogging the restaurant business is the proliferation of food trucks in major cities across the country. Utilitarian lunch
Cut It Out 
In today's survival of the fittest, are you doing all that you can to stay lean and mean? We scouted around for some ideas to trim the fat, and here's
Firebirds: Flame On 
In a field crowded with aggressive competitors, pinpointing a new niche is tricky, but Dennis Thompson thinks he's done just that. Launching Firebirds
British Invasion 
April Bloomfield has managed a difficult trick with The Spotted Pig, converting even jaded New Yorkers into fans of British gastropub fare
Keep It Casual 
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that many Americans are trading down on their already less-frequent dining out occasions. Many upscale owners and
Q & A: Style & Substance 
Piero Selvaggio is a textbook example of the American Dream gone right. Arriving from Sicily at age 18, he worked his way up from busboy to manager, attending
Play with Fire? Bad Idea 
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but two cash-strapped Auckland, NZ restaurant owners took things too far. The pair recently bought
Concepts of Tomorrow: Much Ado About Mozzarella 
Fresh mozzarella is nothing new, but building a restaurant concept around it well, that's a novelty. Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich blazed some trails when they located a mozzarella bar at the center of Osteria Mozza's dining room. But Obika takes the idea a step further.
10 to Watch in 2010 
Bill Kim Chef/owner, Urban Belly and Belly Shack, Chicago What's watchworthy? Following stretches at Charlie Trotter's, Susanna Foo, Bouley Bakery and
Q & A: Something Old, Something New 
Houston restaurateur Alex Brennan-Martin (one of the Brennans) no doubt will be one happy boy when he can ditch the hard hat.
Kardashian Hops into Bed with Carl’s Jr. 
Kim Kardashian is parlaying one of her favorite things—a bed picnic—into a paying gig as the latest spokesbabe for Carl’s Jr. Kardashian, probably best known for her E! Entertainment
Back in the Saddle: Melissa Perello 
Nearly three years after walking away from the stoves, RH Rising Star Melissa Perello has returned, this time as chef/owner of Frances
Many Hunger for All-Day Breakfast 
If you already do breakfast, you might consider expanding your hours, or at least giving customers the option to order breakfast foods throughout the day
Pyles Style 
One of the great creative talents who helped elevate the status of Southwestern cuisine, Stephan Pyles hardly needs an introduction. Starting at Dallas's
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