Author Archive - Tanner West

Counting Calories in Restaurant Food More and more restaurant operators are counting calories – not in the food they consume, but in the food they sell. A number of local and federal regulations now require restaurant owners to publicly post the nutritional data of the… Read More >

Modern Spirits in a Moonshine World East Tennessee has no shortage of moonshine distilleries these days, and the craft beer boom shows no sign of slowing, but the area is only just beginning to see its share of producers of more mature potables. Knoxville’s Old… Read More >

Kevin Barry’s: The Most Authentic Irish Pub Outside of Ireland Yes, there’s an answer to the question of which is the most authentic Irish Pub outside of Ireland – and it’s not in Boston or Chicago as you might expect. It’s Kevin Barry’s in Savannah,… Read More >

Kelly Johnson Leads the Effort To Rebuild Gatlinburg’s Alamo Steakhouse The Alamo in Gatlinburg was one of several restaurants lost in the sudden and devastating wildfires that swept through the Smokies in Nov. 2016. The Alamo’s tenacious owner, Kelly Johnson, wasted no time in rallying… Read More >

Chef Sam Stephens of NYC’s OatMeals January is National Oatmeal Month. The wholesome grain is a staple in many of our diets, but it’s usually consumed as a simple breakfast – paired with some milk and maybe a little brown sugar or maple syrup. One… Read More >

Appetizers and Small Plates: Eating Before You Eat Do it at home and it’s called “spoiling your dinner,” but having a snack before your meal at a restaurant is simply enjoying an appetizer. Most meals out with friends would be incomplete without an appetizer or… Read More >

Social Media: Making Paid Ads Work for You Maintaining active accounts, responding tactfully to criticism, and engaging users on their favorite social media platforms all go a long way in building relationships with your community and drawing in new customers. Still, unless you’re also investing… Read More >

Solving Slumping Soft Drink Sales Soft drink sales have been declining for more than a decade. Fortune Magazine, reporting data provided by Beverage Digest, quotes that the average American consumed 650 8-ounce servings of soda in 2015, the lowest number since 1985. Soda manufacturers can… Read More >

Celebrating National Doughnut Day with Sweet Smuckers Donuts The world has been enjoying treats that resemble the modern doughnut for centuries, but we’ve only had an official day to celebrate it since 1938. That’s when The Salvation Army of Chicago founded National Doughnut Day as… Read More >

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