Does this say something about Chicago

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Food, News | 0 comments

Five of the top 10 most expensive restaurants are here in Chicago. Has the perception of our city changed to a center of fine dining? What do you think?

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Scotch Whisky and Shortage Feared As Asian, Latin American As Water Demand Soars – NewsOXY

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in Consulting, News | 0 comments

 Bar managers beware. If you are responsible for a bar program, you may want to think about some changes.  I enjoy a single malt as much as the next but the price may soon be out of reach. American small batch bourbons are a great alternative. These artisan distillers are bringing the craft out of the woods and into the mainstream.  So think Kentucky mash next time you stock the bar. Scotch Whisky and Shortage Feared As Asian, Latin American As Water Demand Soars – NewsOXY.

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The Serious Chef’s iPad App

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Do you need this on your tablet or IPad? Is this the new way of culinary eductaion or a fun toy. You decide? The Serious Chef’s iPad App.

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Craft brews and local foods are popular in Britain

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Food, Menu Development, News | 0 comments

For years I have been the brunt of many a joke about the quality of food and dining in England. I am glad there are people recognizing the fact that without the change in food quality and expectations by the young chefs, farmers and producers of England we would not have the gastropub. If you look at the last rash of restaurant openings in Chicago, how many have been based on a English Pub. I love the creativity associated with the Gastopub. Great beer home made sausages and a casusal environment, what better way to spend the evening out enjoying a meal. I will toast a pint of real ale in...

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