Food

Operations

How Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s Lucques Group Took on the Hollywood Bowl

1 year ago

Running successful restaurants in Los Angeles for decades is a feat on its own, but running food and beverage at an 18,000-person venue takes something special.

Food

Shipping Container Aeroponic Farming Is Good (for) Business

1 year ago

While it’ll likely take a few years to catch on, shipping container aeroponic farming could be coming to a restaurant near you.

Food

Portugal’s Best Chefs Can Finally Be Found in Portugal

1 year ago

In past years an influx of tourists would mean restaurants pandered to the worst common denominator. It's good news now that in many markets visitors want something local — and they're willing to pay for it.

Food

3 Ways Costa Rican Fine Dining Is Getting More Local

1 year ago

The fine dining industry is slowly transforming diners' consciousness and relationships with local producers -- an evolution that has the potential to shift local economies in a powerful way if done well.

Food

More Sushi and More Condos Are Key to Nobu’s Ambitious $1 Billion Revenue Goal

1 year ago

The real estate-first approach to luxury hotel development has been pursued already by Four Seasons, among others. Nobu's edge is as it has always been: It's stellar menu, quality ingredients, and hospitality.

Chains

IHOP’s Burger Push Backed By Cheaper Beef

1 year ago

The temporary name change has brought some interest to the brand. Let's see if IHOP can turn around its series of unfortunate quarters with this all-beef attempt to bring people in beyond breakfast.

Food

Fast Casual Dining’s Next Focus Is Pasta

1 year ago

The challenge for fast-casual concepts in New York is that the $12+ bowls and plates that are being served up are competing on uneven playing fields. The VC-backed ones allow concepts to get prime real esatate and subsidize losses. We hope these fast-casual plates can stand on their own.

Food

Starbucks Is Raising Prices on Its Simplest Drink

1 year ago

As a drinker of this simple, easy-to-make drink that doesn't require extensive labor and time we are going to have to disagree with Starbucks. Why not stick it to the latte drinkers?

Food

Warm-Water Crabs Have Invaded Maine and Chefs Have Some Solutions

1 year ago

In past years, restaurants and fishing communities would have not had these discussions at this stage in the crisis. While this is a bad situation, the fact that they're attempting to get in front of this is optimistic.

Food

How One Woman Built a Vegetarian Empire in Barcelona

1 year ago

Sleek dining for plant-based meals has become relatively the norm in U.S. cities, but the trend is still gaining momentum in Europe where vegetarian food once relegated to hippie establishments is playing a larger role in mainstream dining.

Food

Bayer Tightens Grip on Food Chain With Monsanto Purchase Approval

1 year ago

While this is bigger than just a restaurants story, this merger will have long-term negative effects on how we take care of land, grow food, and distribute it, not to mention what food will be available to us and what freedoms we'll have with it — both at home and when we dine out.

Independents

Katz’s Deli Now Has a Subscription Pastrami Service

1 year ago

The price point is interesting here. Clearly, Katz isn't positioning its product on the high end rather than competing on price. Smart.