Greetings! This month, we take another look at the growing small-plates trend, courtesy of our associate Patricia Liu. Certainly, there are plenty of examples of restaurants that serve only small plates, but you don’t have to overhaul your menu completely to offer them.... continue reading

Now more than ever, it’s important to promote your restaurant. And a promo that’s about to debut at New York City’s Smith & Wollensky steakhouse illustrates why it pays to think out of the box when it comes to developing an event or program. In a city with more... continue reading

The word may sound a bit strange, but “biodynamic” wines are the next trend in food and drink. What exactly is it? Biodynamic viticulture (grape growing) refers to the agricultural farming methods of handling and processing of grapes for wine making. This farming... continue reading

If there’s one thing that springs eternal, it’s hope—and what more evidence do you need than these two wacky-sounding new-concept ideas springing up? Just opening in New York City, Taka Taka is an ultimate mashup of “Mexican sushi & Japanese tacos.” There have... continue reading