Michael Sanson


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’.

The Trials and Tribulations of Running a Restaurant 
Remember all the hubbub last year over legislation to force restaurants to remove trans fats from menu items? Well, the July 1 deadline to begin enforcement
Paley's Got the Proof 
This is a restaurant at the crossroads of New York style and Louisville grace, but what makes Proof an important restaurant is its food, and for that
Can You Make it Healthy and Taste Great? 
This month's issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is reporting on a Healthy Menu Study that concludes, in part, that most restaurant chain
San Francisco's Big Apple 
In an industry where chefs seemingly change jobs as often as they change dirty aprons, smart restaurant owners often give top chefs a piece of the action
Think of Customers First and Your Banker Second 
Every year this magazine stages its Concepts of Tomorrow Conference, which was created to help up-and-coming restaurant concepts grow into powerhouse
These Aren't Granny's Desserts 
On the dessert menu at Varietal in New York City there's not a snowball's chance in hell you'll find anything your grandmother ever made. No, pastry chef
Will You Stand Up to a Bad Restaurant Review? 
Did you catch Jeffrey Chodorow's full-page ad in the New York Times? Chodorow is the owner of New York City-based multiunit restaurants China Grill and
Blackbird's New Flight Plan 
When Food & Wine named Paul Kahan one of America's Best Chefs in 1999, his restaurant Blackbird was already beginning to secure its legendary status in
Fighting it Out in the Trenches 
In this current issue, you'll find a report on the state of the restaurant industry (page 41). It's something we do every year to gauge how you and industry
What's Next On The Food Police Agenda? 
A friend the other day said to me "Hey, you should open a restaurant!" That was about the thousandth time someone has said that to me because they know
Creating A Wine Country Buzz 
How does a gal from Pittsburgh end up creating a culinary buzz in Sonoma, CA? Well, with lots of talent and plenty of airline miles. After Chef Janine
Michael Solomonov, Chef, Marigold Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA 
Michael Sanson Marigold Tea Room had been a fixture in Philadelphia for 70 years before Jonathan Makar and Steve Cook took over the quaint Victorian rowhouse
Minimum Wage: A Public Relations Nightmare 
With the Democrats poised to assume control of Congress next month, you can expect a significant increase in the federal minimum wage. Even President
Ryan DePersio, Chef/Owner, Fascino, Montclair, NJ 
At a time when too many kids coming out of culinary school expect to be celebrity chefs, the really talented cooks simply get down to business. Consider
Don't Let the Food Police Portray You Badly 
The food police have surfaced again, this time in New York City where a proposed ban would require all 20,000 restaurants there to remove most artificial
Penton Restaurant Group

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