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Mitigating Impact Risk at Restaurants It is not unreasonable for customers dining at a restaurant to expect a safe environment. Health codes help ensure they are kept safe from food-related dangers, but what about those coming from outside? You may have seen news stories about… Read More >

Hops Meet Hospitality at Craft Beer Cellar When Kate Baker and Suzanne Schalow opened Craft Beer Cellar‘s flagship location in Belmont, Mass., in 2010, there were around 400 craft beers on the store’s shelves. “That was most of what we could get our hands on,”… Read More >

Halal Kitchens and Kosher Cuisine Between 2010 and 2016, sales of halal foods in the United States have increased by a third, reaching beyond those with religious dietary restrictions to millennials looking for new eating experiences. Similarly, the demand for kosher foods has grown to… Read More >

Today’s Special: Geekery With the popularity of superhero films and resurgence of tabletop games, it’s a great time to be a geek – and perhaps an even better time to own a geek-themed bar. From an elaborately decorated Game of Thrones pub complete with an… Read More >

Immortalized Ingredients America is scattered with niche museums for everything from buttons to toilet seats, but perhaps the greatest source of potential museum inspiration comes from food. America is home to museums paying homage to popcorn, vinegar, and more. We spoke with the founder and… Read More >

Play With Your Food From its first pixelated appearance in Pac-Man to the perfection of the recipes in Final Fantasy XV, food has been a mainstay in video games from almost the very beginning. It’s not uncommon to see food used as the main object… Read More >

Giving a Historic Diner New Life Established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places lists locations throughout the United States that are deemed to hold historical significance. The register includes sites such as homes once occupied by important… Read More >

On the Hunt for Game Meat In 2016, Arby’s crashed into headlines by offering venison sandwiches, a limited-availability menu item that was so popular with customers, the chain brought them back in 2017 and even added elk sandwiches in some markets. The fast food restaurant’s… Read More >

American Truffles Truffles are one of the highest-priced ingredients available, earning one variety the nickname of “black diamond.” These prized ingredients are hard to come by naturally, difficult to cultivate, and require the help of some four-legged friends to harvest, all of which comes together… Read More >

What’s Next for Andrew Rea Andrew Rea didn’t mean to become a YouTube sensation, but more than a year after making a cooking video for Reddit’s food community, Binging with Babish has become his full-time job. Each week, Rea faithfully recreates the food seen in… Read More >

Mozzeria Pizza with Melody Stein As of 2011, between 42 and 54 percent of Deaf people were unemployed, compared to the 9.1 percent of the general population out of work at that time. Despite theoretical protection from the Americans with Disabilities Act, members of the… Read More >

A Lifetime of Famous Pizza Americans love pizza – when it’s made with a thick crust, with a thin crust, with no toppings except cheese, even with toppings that probably shouldn’t be on a pizza (yes, pineapple, we’re talking about you). A national pizza chain’s… Read More >

Restaurants and Local Politics Business and politics can be a dangerous mix, especially in today’s volatile political climate. Saying the wrong thing about a public figure or issue can lead to outrage and even boycotts. However, legislation affects everything from health code regulations to tax… Read More >

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