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How I Got an 8-Year-Old to Eat Thai Food (and Love It)


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Growing up, I lived a pretty sheltered life regarding food. We were the suburban family who always sat down to dinner together (great!) and had that home-cooked meal (also great!) or the occasional frozen food reheat (not so great!). Dining out was rare, but usually involved the local Sizzler. Take out was pizza, pizza, pizza…. Read more »

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2015 Culinary Trends

What’s Hot and What’s Not: 2015 Culinary Trends


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As we’re winding down on the first half of 2015, now is the perfect time to check in on the culinary trends that have been developing at restaurants across America. 2015 is already an exciting year for restaurants, as restaurant sales passed grocery store sales for the first time in January. It looks like this… Read more »

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Event Marketing for Restaurants Using Merchant Cash Advance


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Once you know what a merchant cash advance is, the next question to pop into your head could be, “What can I use a merchant cash advance for?” With so many possibilities, it could seem daunting to make plans to use this cash infusion for your restaurant. This series will help you focus on aspects… Read more »

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Organic Food from the Ground Up


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Organic food — the concept seems pretty straightforward: foods produced in the tradition of our forebears, without chemical pesticides or genetic alterations. No pest-repellent soybeans or fist-sized strawberries. And the benefits to such a diet should be equally transparent, right? But one look at the myriad media coverage on organic farming shows how widely opinions… Read more »

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Marketing Ideas for Restaurants in June and July


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It’s summertime and the living may be easy, but for restaurant owners it could be a little harder to get customers through the doors in June and July. With people opting for picnics or backyard barbecues during these months, restaurants are up against more than just the usual competition. Make your business stand out in… Read more »

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Making Technology Updates with Merchant Cash Advance


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Once you know what a merchant cash advance is, the next question to pop into your head could be “What can I use a merchant cash advance for?” With so many possibilities, it could seem daunting to make plans to use this cash infusion for your restaurant. This series will help you focus on aspects of your… Read more »

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Neurogastronomy: How Chefs Get Inside Your Head


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Years ago, a new craze in cuisine emerged to wreak havoc on our notions of what a high-end meal should be: molecular gastronomy. As a result, many adventurous eaters found themselves in Michelin-starred restaurants sucking helium out of green apple balloons. Or eating popcorn that made flavored air shoot out their noses, as if they… Read more »

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Going Stem to Root: Using the Whole Vegetable


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These days, nothing makes guests widen their eyes in amazement like a nose to tail approach to your menu. With interest in items like sweetbreads, bone marrow, and all sorts of head cheeses and organ meats at an all-time high, diners’ feelings toward the foods collectively known as offal have evolved from nervous trepidation to eager anticipation. Meanwhile,… Read more »

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Craft Beer Week

Our Tips for Celebrating American Craft Beer Week Right


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It’s that time of year again: the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming — and American Craft Beer Week is right around the corner! Whether your restaurant is just starting to broaden its beer selection, or you’ve got a crowd of customers constantly asking you about the best new local brew, one thing is certain:… Read more »

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Drink It In: Celebrating American Craft Beer Week


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You know we love wine. And for breaking the ice, there’s nothing quicker than liquor. But when it comes to America’s favorite “adult beverage,” absolutely nothing beats beer. To celebrate this unquenchable beer-lust, the Brewers Association and its partner website CraftBeer.com started American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), a week-long national celebration bringing together everyone from… Read more »

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