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Jun 3, 2014
A look at the next generation of coffee shops
Meet notable chefs who are forging a new path in the coffee industry.
May 28, 2014
Culinary techniques transforming the beverage landscape
Brewmasters, mixologists and winemakers are collaborating with chefs on a new generation of approachable and fun beverage and food pairings for restaurants and bars....
May 27, 2014
Signature drinks that shake hands with the menu
Menu-compatible cocktails take on the tone of the menu and the cuisine theme...
May 7, 2014
Millennials can give java sales a jolt
This huge demographic stands to drive plenty of coffee business, and your restaurant doesn’t necessarily need an espresso machine to get it....
May 5, 2014
Restaurant Hospitality's Best Cocktails in America contest
The deadline for entries is Aug. 15....
May 2, 2014
More mixologists embracing bitters
Making your own bitters adds character to cocktails....
Apr 28, 2014
Cocktails: Shaken, stirred, reconstituted or inhaled?
Vaporized shots and powdered alcohol could create new revenue streams for your restaurant’s bar program....
Apr 23, 2014
Margarita watch: Building buzz with beverages
Cash in on this popular party day with Cinco de Mayo-worthy drink ideas....
Apr 8, 2014
NRA contest puts mixologists in the spotlight
The deadline to enter the annual NRA Show Star of the Bar competition is looming....
Apr 7, 2014
Cocktails that are smoking
There's something in the air as more mixologists flavor voguish drinks with a smoky accent....
Mar 17, 2014
In the mood for spring cocktails
Mixologists incorporate East-West influences, fresh savory vegetables, herbal flavors and seasonal fruit....
Mar 12, 2014
NRA reveals 2014 FABI Award picks
Winners of the National Restaurant Association 2014 FABI Awards represent solutions for packaging, efficiency and special dietary needs....
Mar 10, 2014
Cash in with cool cocktail classes
Some of your guests want to learn mixology skills. Why not indulge them the way Chicago-based Mercadito has?...
Feb 27, 2014
6 Oscar-worthy dishes and drinks
Even average people like to celebrate the movie industry’s big night. What are you doing to win over that audience?...
Feb 26, 2014
The next artisan brewing trend: Sake
The brewpub segment is getting a little crowded. That could explain the new interest in sake making....
Feb 5, 2014
Genius drink pairings maximize beverage profits
Providing helpful alcoholic beverage suggestions for every food item you serve is menu engineering at its finest....
Jan 31, 2014
Ramp up the romance with 16 sips for lovers
Valentine’s Day customers are in the mood to paint the town red. Help them out with these drink ideas.
Jan 21, 2014
U.S. 2014 wine forecast: Supply up, prices flat
Demand for luxury and affordable wines expected to rise...
Jan 21, 2014
Lu Brow: 5 things I can't live without
A bar chef for Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar in New Orleans, Lu Brow also serves as executive bar chef of the Commander’s Family of Restaurants...
Dec 16, 2013
NPD hints at better days in 2014
As incomes rise and unemployment continues to fall, the year ahead looks promising....
Dec 5, 2013
Wine sales down, but not in fast-casual segment
Bars and nightclubs see big drop, but family dining and QSR/fast casual both up 10 percent....
Dec 3, 2013
Local, local and more local top NRA's 2014 trends
A survey of American Culinary Federation chefs shows sustainability, nutrition and a focus on kids are still top of mind heading into 2014....
Nov 21, 2013
Beer pairing tips for Thanksgiving dinner
Recommending brews can drive revenue, and the upcoming holiday offers a great opportunity....
Nov 18, 2013
NPD: Kids less thirsty for water than their parents
First Lady Michelle Obama calls for a change in beverage choices among children....
Nov 14, 2013
Technomic: 10 trends to watch
Consumers’ hunger for authenticity, snacks, sour flavors and more are driving changes at restaurants....
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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