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Emmanuel Villaran, Chef, Andina, Portland, OR
America's taste for ethnic food is ravenous. But could it be that John Q Public is ready for Peruvian food? Yes, according to Bon Appetit, which recently
It's Not The Economy, Stupid. It's All About You.
For the past several years, I've written this magazine's state of the industry report. It's based on statistics, both past and projected, from the National
Is It Fair That McDonald's May Be Given The Boot?
An interesting dilemma surfaced recently involving Cleveland Clinic, the nation's premier heart-surgery hospital, and Mc-Donald's, which operates a unit
Todd Mark Miller, Chef, Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA
Chef Todd Mark Miller attracted a ton of publicity a few months back with his $100 version of a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It was a brilliant, if unnecessary,
2004 Was The Best Year Ever To Eat In Restaurants
There may be no person in America who travels to more cities and eats in more restaurants than John Mariani, who has written a column in these pages for
Tips, Memorable Experiences & Old Timers
Alot has happened since we last got together, so here's more stuff to ponder. As always, I'm interested in your take on points I raise. First, how about
It's All About Serving The Customer And Moderation
Here's an update on some of the latest stuff that's crossed my desk in the last few weeks. The first was a report on the American Customer Satisfaction
Zak Pelaccio, Chef, 5 Ninth, NYC
The bold and the beautiful are now flocking to Manhattans Meatpacking District to eat at the citys most avant-garde restaurants. The newest arrival is
Are Chain Stores Ruining The Landscape of America?
As the retail marketplace has matured, its become increasingly more difficult to find prime real estate. The chains, which have more financial clout than
Pei Wei Buffalo Wild Wings Noodles & Co. Bonefish ON FIRE: The cornerstone of Buffalo Wild Wings success has been its namesake menu item, though it offers
Jacques Van Staden, Chef de Cuisine , Aliz, Las Vegas, NV
After graduating from high school, Jacques Van Staden sold his car to buy a plane ticket to America, a country where very few 18-year-olds would ditch
Are You Tough Enough To Handle A Bad Review?
Theres been a lot of talk lately about restaurant reviewers, and not much of it is complimentary. For a brief time I reviewed restaurants for a newspaper,
Jose Garces, Executive Chef/ Alma de Cuba, Executive Chef/El Vez, Philadelphia, PA
Even if Jose Garces wasn't a rising culinary star, we'd honor him, anyway, just for showing up to work. Every day, he labors in the shadow of giants,
A Customer Doesn't Like His Order. What Do You Do?
A few months back, I wrote in this column about an experience I had when a menu order had been botched during a lunch with friends. I received tons of
Good Restaurants Are The Cornerstone Of A City
For years, the National Restaurant Association has referred to the foodservice industry as the "cornerstone" of the American economy. The numbers120 million
6 questions to answer before the next disaster strikes
How to prevent insect infestations at your restaurant
The Melt’s Smart Box delivery system: Game changer?
Technology keeps food trucks rolling
Guns in restaurants: A double-barreled dilemma
Asian small plates recipes for mixing, matching and sharing
When restaurants should respond to customer comments
Readers sound off on customer service at the bar
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