Independents

Independents

Jose Andrés Reveals More About Massive New York City Food Hall

6 months ago

We thrilled about this project for many reasons, especially that Related is prioritizing food here in the way they would have prized a big-box retailer in the past. But also (selfishly) because the market is on our walk home every night.

Independents

Singapore Restaurants: Chefs Pick 20 Top Favorites

6 months ago

Singapore's dining scene is a crossroads defined by diversity as well as, at least partially, the tastes of an international moneyed class.

Food

3 Ways Costa Rican Fine Dining Is Getting More Local

6 months 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.

People

4 Big-Picture Insights Into Modern Hospitality

6 months ago

Love and inclusion and fostering community are all great aspects of restaurant hospitality. But as restaurant titans fall around us, that's all still easier said than done.

Food

How One Woman Built a Vegetarian Empire in Barcelona

6 months 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.

Independents

Screen-Free Cafes Aren’t Anti-Tech, They’re Pro-Atmosphere

7 months ago

Wi-Fi and screen-time policing at cafés has less to do with money and missed earnings: the main culprit is our attitude. Admittedly, it feels like strict policy, but we can all learn a lesson from this.

Operations

Tableside Service Has a Place, But Not in Every Restaurant

7 months ago

Tableside service stakes are high — would you dare attempt an omelet from under a guest's stare? The flashy style has its place, but not in every restaurant.

Independents

Katz’s Deli Now Has a Subscription Pastrami Service

7 months ago

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

People

How Italy’s Pietro Leemann Elevated Vegetarian Cuisine — Thirty Years and Counting

7 months ago

Imagine pioneering elevated vegetarian cuisine thirty years ago in a fine dining restaurant in Italy. It took a few years to take off, but chef Pietro Leeman hasn't looked back since — nary a noodle or tomato in sight.

Tech

Here’s a Tabletop Tablet That May Finally Matter

7 months ago

It's not necessarily the technology that matters, but the restaurant where it's located. In this case, the big player in the tabletop technology market, Ziosk, is headed to small chains and independent restaurants, which could change the way everyday diners pay for dinner anywhere.

Independents

The Best Restaurant in the U.S. Is in Birmingham, Alabama

7 months ago

This year's awards called out a broader range of talent and accomplishments than ever before and signaled that the industry is willing to work harder to identify achievements beyond its traditional comfort zones.

Operations

Interview: How a NYC Cocktail Bar Translated Its Operations to a New Denver Hotel

7 months ago

The future of high-end cocktail bars may be in reimagining of their brands in new cities.