Michael Sanson

Michael
Sanson
Editor-in-Chief,
Penton

Michael Sanson took over as editor-in-chief of Restaurant Hospitality magazine the same year Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry’s ashes were launched into space and Paul McCartney was knighted Sir Paul by the Queen. Since then he’s been writing about his restaurant experiences in an editorial currently called Sanson Sez. His column has elicited all forms of love and hate, which are documented on our letters page, Back Talkin’.
If you have a beef with his opinions or want to share a little love, email Mike. The best of your comments will appear in Back Talkin’.

Articles
Rising Stars: JJ Johnson 
Johnson has upgraded ingredients, including heirloom grains, and partnered with a farm for a whole-animal, grass-fed beef program.
Hearty ragu alla napoletana at Monteverde restaurant, Chicago.
Inside Chicago’s Monteverde Restaurant
Sarah Gueneberg's upscale Italian cuisine reflects influences from her world travels, and the result is cooking that is both traditional and modern.
No winning with restaurant no-shows 7
How much damage has overbooking cost?
La Sirena
Inside Batali’s new Italian concept
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, the masterminds of an Italian restaurant empire, have opened their first New York City restaurant in a decade, La Sirena. Here's a tour.
Abigail Gullo
Master Mixologist: Abigail Gullo
Gullo was destined to hold court behind a bar
An inside look at L.A’s new Officine Brera
Officine Brera serves unadulterated northern Italian cuisine in L.A.’s downtown arts district.
Rising Stars: John Lewis
We bet that pitmaster John Lewis' Lewis Barbecue will be the hottest barbecue spot to open in 2016
Tiger Mama restaurant
Tiger Mama roars into Boston 
A former Top Chef star makes her mark in the land of the Red Sox.
Spike Mendelsohn pool party
Spike makes a splash
Many of the country’s top chefs got all wet in the name of fun at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival
Are there too many restaurants?
Is being a good restaurant good enough?
Aspen Kitchen
A look at the new Aspen Kitchen
Aspen Kitchen features all-American ingredients sourced locally from Colorado
James Rigato
Rising Stars: James Rigato 
Rigato serves simple, unpretentious comfort food cooked on the highest of levels
Should guns be allowed in your restaurant? 10
The sight of people sitting in a restaurant with a visible gun would get me more agitated than watching my apathetic server texting on her cellphone.
Rising Stars: Michael Gulotta 
Gulotta created MoPho, a clubhouse of sorts where chefs could eat what they often crave—Southeast Asian
Butchertown Grocery rocks

Butchertown Grocery, the brainchild of a rock star, a high-stakes lawyer and an award-winning chef, recently opened in Louisville. The restaurant reflects the historic neighborhood and the century-old space, which once housed a grocery store.

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