Can Michelin Star hot dog really be that much better?

Can Michelin Star hot dog really be that much better?

Looking for inspiration to offer a pricy July Fourth hot dog as a special at your restaurant? Fear not, you’re not alone!  Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has long offered a gourmet version right outside the exclusive Mark Hotel in NYC. But is this wiener really that much better against New York’s regular blue collar hotRead more about Can Michelin Star hot dog really be that much better?[…]

Menstrual-themed cocktail has its fans and critics for Ohio gastropub

Menstrual-themed cocktail has its fans and critics for Ohio gastropub

Yuzu Gastropub in Lakewood, Ohio has garnered a lot of publicity for its menstrual-themed cocktail designed to help raise funds for a domestic advocacy center.  Oh, and the drink intends to get conversations started about women’s natural health issues (mission accomplished on that one!). Loyal patrons seem supportive of the idea.  But other social mediaRead more about Menstrual-themed cocktail has its fans and critics for Ohio gastropub[…]

A dozen restaurant hacks to get customers to buy more

A dozen restaurant hacks to get customers to buy more

Building more restaurant sales often comes down to the shape of drinking glasses or what not to include on your menu — along with many other techniques to motivate patrons. Here are scientifically proven psychological “hacks” that successful restaurateurs use to generate more business.  Use at your own discretion — remember a mind is aRead more about A dozen restaurant hacks to get customers to buy more[…]

This restaurant is in a pickle… and that’s a good thing

This restaurant is in a pickle… and that’s a good thing

Elsie’s of Haddon Township, New Jersey has become a national sensation for its array of sandwiches that use large pickles in lieu of bread. Why?  These sandwiches and roll-ups (think sushi!) are friendly to customers who deal with diabetes and other food-related health issues.  Oh, and they’re also delicious! Kudos for thinking outside the jarRead more about This restaurant is in a pickle… and that’s a good thing[…]

Cajun restaurant with one chef, no menu and year-long wait list

Cajun restaurant with one chef, no menu and year-long wait list

Cajun cook Alzina Toups in Galliano, Louisiana likes to keep life simple and her Jambalaya authentic and plentiful for everyone who comes in to serve themselves. But you can’t walk into Alzina’s Kitchen — housed in a converted welding shop. You must make a reservation (by phone only). Plan on waiting a year for aRead more about Cajun restaurant with one chef, no menu and year-long wait list[…]