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NewBrook Kitchen’s Paleo Project Cutting out carbs, going on juice cleanses, and sipping on several cups of bone broth each day are just a few of the diets that have been popularized in recent years. Though it may be easy to dismiss the paleo diet… Read More >

Trend Meets Altruism in America’s Cat Cafes In April 2014, a Mashable article – “On the Greatest Day Ever, America’s First Cat Cafe Opens in NYC” – publicized a pop-up event sponsored by Purina that offered a trendy-but-temporary cat café experience. The cat coffee shop… 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 >

Out of the Frying Pan (and Into the Wok) Starting an independent restaurant wasn’t always the plan for Timothy Joseph, who opened the fast-casual concept Wok Chow in Knoxville, Tenn., in 2011. It may not have been his lifelong dream, but the chef did spend… Read More >

Jennifer Dyer’s Foodservice Full Circle When you order a dozen at Courthouse Donuts in downtown Sevierville in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, you’ll get a box of 131⁄2 doughnuts. That’s 12 for the jury, one for the judge, and the half because you have… Read More >