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Customers Crave Custom Condiments If you make a habit of reading about emerging food trends, you may have noticed an oft-neglected part of the meal sneaking its way onto many prognosticators’ lists. Condiments have traditionally been an afterthought: Ketchup and mustard bought in bulk and… 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 >

Natural Disaster Prep for Restaurants Natural disasters are unavoidable and can be devastating to homes and businesses alike. While some locations are more susceptible to catastrophes than others, every business should be prepared for the worst. Having a plan for handling a variety of emergency… Read More >

Restaurant Emergency Outreach When fires came rushing down the mountain and into Gatlinburg on the evening of Nov. 28, more than 14,000 residents and tourists fled the city, while nearly 800 first responders flooded into town. Nearby Pigeon Forge and Sevierville suddenly had a lot… Read More >

Food Trucks in Knoxville For Duncan Trout and Maria Vincent, starting a food truck in Knoxville was a labor of love. “It’s kind of like the epitome of the American dream,” Duncan says about why the couple decided to open Captain Muchacho’s, a food truck… Read More >

Restaurants to Writers: Shut Up and Eat! “First of all, this isn’t [your choice of affluent trendsetting restaurant location here]. My customers don’t care what some paid food writer thinks. Apps and the internet have made everyone a food authority or a restaurant critic these… Read More >

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