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Today’s Food Newsbits: Hawaii To Ban Shark Fin; Restaurant Industry Holds Steady in 2010

Today’s Food Newsbits: Hawaii To Ban Shark Fin; Restaurant Industry Holds Steady in 2010

Even though locavore chef Alice Waters was singled out for her shark fin soup comment at last year’s Food For Thought forum, it is still a dish widely favored by many around the world. Many species of shark have long been endangered, but shark fin has remained a highly valued ingredient in Asian food culture, […]

June 2, 2010 | By
New Book Reveals Kitchen Salaries; Starbucks Defends Schultz’s Pay Day

New Book Reveals Kitchen Salaries; Starbucks Defends Schultz’s Pay Day

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, a new book being released in May will feature a look at what kitchen workers around the country are being paid. The book, written by Rick Smilow, president and CEO of the Institute of Culinary Education, includes profiles on various executive chefs, sous chefs, and line cooks who discuss their […]

March 15, 2010 | By
Iron Chef Morimoto Expands to Airport Cuisine

Iron Chef Morimoto Expands to Airport Cuisine

More great food moves in to the airport! Nation’s Restaurant News is reporting that Japanese master chef Masaharu Morimoto is developing  a new fast-casual concept that will bring Morimoto dishes to airport travelers. The new locations will be named Skewers, with a menu featuring rice bowls along with skewered grilled meats and vegetables (known as […]

October 21, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: KFC In Hot Water Over Grilled Chicken, Great American Dine Out Begins

Today’s Food Newsbits: KFC In Hot Water Over Grilled Chicken, Great American Dine Out Begins

Out of Nation’s Restaurant News yesterday, KFC is being sued by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine over their grilled chicken offerings. According to the lawsuit, which PCRM says will be filed in a San Francisco Superior Court, the group claims that KFC must post warnings to their customers about the potential exposure to PhIP, […]

September 23, 2009 | By
Restaurant Economic Woes Reach Celeb Chefs, Europe, Asia

Restaurant Economic Woes Reach Celeb Chefs, Europe, Asia

Knee-deep in the third quarter of 2009, and the restaurant industry continues to struggle. Out of USAToday, reports that many of the high-end, well-known restaurants across the country have cut their menu prices in an effort to keep consumers coming in. Chef Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit and Riingo notes more “menu engineering” over the past […]

August 26, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Magnolia Bakery Takes It To LA, Fatburger Beef Recall, NRA Drops $840K On Lobbyists

Today’s Food Newsbits: Magnolia Bakery Takes It To LA, Fatburger Beef Recall, NRA Drops $840K On Lobbyists

Magnolia Bakery, cupcakery to the stars and well-known for being a favorite of “Sex and the City’s” Carrie Bradshaw, is bringing their cupcake selection to the west coast! As Nation’s Restaurant News reported recently, the famed bakery is scheduled to open a new location in Los Angeles this fall. Though the location has not yet […]

August 18, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Martha Talks Tomato Blight, Organic To Go Downsizing, Gordon Ramsay Regroups

Today’s Food Newsbits: Martha Talks Tomato Blight, Organic To Go Downsizing, Gordon Ramsay Regroups

Poor Martha! With the recent blight breakout taking down tomato plants across the Northeast left and right, apparently no garden has gone unscathed! The domestic kitchen queen posted a blog note this morning about the aggressive fungus attacking her tomato plants. She’s even kind enough to include a slideshow of the ugly attack. While Martha […]

August 11, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: House Passes Food Safety Bill, Is Organic Food Healthier?

Today’s Food Newsbits: House Passes Food Safety Bill, Is Organic Food Healthier?

Late yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed the much-discussed Food Safety Bill. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, or H.R. 2749, passed by a vote of 283 to 142. In an effort to deter the rampant foodborne illnesses that have swept through the country in the last few […]

July 31, 2009 | By
Mixologists Making Gin A Hot Bar Trend

Mixologists Making Gin A Hot Bar Trend

The recent Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans, touted as “The Most Spirited Event of the Summer”, brought together some of the nation’s top mixologists to talk beverage shop. Seminars, competitions, dinners, and tastings were included in the week long event. But more importantly, these drink masters discussed the latest in mixers and […]

July 23, 2009 | By
Restaurant Industry Sees Decline After Initial Sales Increase

Restaurant Industry Sees Decline After Initial Sales Increase

A recent article from Nation’s Restaurant News suggests that ‘optimism is waning’ amongst restaurant owners and operators as the industry enters a slow-down period. After reaching an 11-month high in April, NRN’s Restaurant Performance Index posted a decline in May, with a rating of 98.3. According to the index, below 100 suggests an industry retreat, […]

July 6, 2009 | By
More Food Recalls: Ground Beef, Duck Confit, and Sausage

More Food Recalls: Ground Beef, Duck Confit, and Sausage

Good grief! At this point, it seems like the only safe foods are the ones growing in your backyard!  Nation’s Restaurant News tells us today about three more food recalls – two ground beef producers and one duck confit/kolbase sausage company – with a total of 100,000+ pounds of recalled food! Illnesses have been reported […]

June 8, 2009 | By
Rough Economy Brings Down Restaurant Locals, Celeb Chefs

Rough Economy Brings Down Restaurant Locals, Celeb Chefs

When it comes to opening a new restaurant, excitement, happiness, and adrenaline are abundant. But what about when it comes time to close? Whether for personal or financial reasons, closing a restaurant can often mean the end of a dream. Nation’s Restaurant News recently profiled one such restaurant closing. Chris Posner, a restaurateur from New […]

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