Independents

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How Reduced Hours Refined a Restaurant’s Reach

2 months ago

Work-life-balance doesn't have to be a foreign phrase in restaurants, but making the work part profitable enough to allow for life and balance is a challenge unless you find the right formula.

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Why Surge Pricing and Blockchain Tracking at Restaurants Aren’t Far Off

3 months ago

As far as trends go, we'd much rather talk about innovations like variable pricing (the new happy hour?) and blockchain sourcing than silly things like robot kitchens.

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The Brains Behind New Orleans’ Most Famous Restaurant Are Selling Picnic Food

3 months ago

Plenty of chefs are opening casual restaurants, but it’s a dramatic move for the chef and co-owner of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Still, Picnic Provisions and Whiskey had the blessing of the late restaurant matriarch Ella Brennan.

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Albert Adrià Expands His Restaurant Group to London

3 months ago

We are seeing a new wave of food concepts from high-profile chefs who are thinking beyond the confines of the traditional dining room.

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How a Chef Tackles Two Years of Opening Delays

3 months ago

When a one-year build-out turns into two or even three, chefs and restaurateurs have plenty to do to stay busy, but they also need to keep the momentum and buzz going before its debut. Here’s how chef Jessica Largey stayed focused on getting Simone opened in L.A.

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The British Curry House Is Making Its Own Brexit

3 months ago

From the UK to the U.S. and beyond, when you attack immigrants you're attacking the restaurant industry.

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Chef Edouardo Jordan on Life After the Awards

3 months ago

Fresh off a year of two James Beard Awards and accolades from local and national press, Seattle’s Edouardo Jordan settles in to what happens next: More customers, new expectations and building a future.

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David Chang Moves in to New York’s Most Notable High-End Food Court

3 months ago

What's not mentioned here is Related's owner is one of the big-money investors behind Momofuku's expansion. Expect even more when its Thomas Keller-curated Hudson Yards opens up 20 blocks south in 2019.

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New York City Food Carts Will Post Health Department Grades

3 months ago

New York City's food cart and truck vendors work harder than just about anybody to keep their food safe: they've got to draw a ton of customers on a regular basis just to make ends meet. We hope inspectors don't use their power to wage war on them.

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New York’s 2019 Michelin Guide Restaurants Announced

3 months ago

In the new Guide, only two out of 76 starred restaurants are helmed by women. When it comes to the lack of diversity on the list, how long will the new director's "we only focus on the food" excuse hold out?

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How Custom Tipping Screens Impact Wages at Counter Service Restaurants

4 months ago

Custom tipping screens from Toast, Square, and similar digital point-of-sale systems can, in some cases, double an employee’s paycheck. In an extremely tight labor market, it can be a big selling point.

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Profile of a Pivot: Brooklyn’s Saint Julivert Fisherie

4 months ago

Finally, an interesting development in the business of casual all-day cafés: sometimes, they get turned into something else completely.