Category: Around Town

Restaurant Brain Trust’s Recipe for Success

So you want to start a restaurant in a new market?  Or grow a restaurant chain?  Or use your skills as a great chef to open your own restaurant?  So many issues, so many questions!  Where do you go for advice?  The Restaurant Brain Trust! Restaurant Brain Trust is an effort by the DC restaurant […]



Sam Myers was born 24 years ago, a lively newborn doing what newborns do. Eighteen months later, mom Jennifer Myers noticed that Sam was not progressing verbally the way he should. She wondered what was happening and started to investigate…and from that moment on became a fierce advocate for her son. Sam was diagnosed with […]

Happy 15th Anniversary to Us!

Happy 15th Anniversary to Us!

For those of you who don’t know me, I am Ho Pham, a 30-year veteran of the printing industry and owner of Silver Communcations and its many publications, including Foodservice Monthly. Over the years, I worked closely with Michael Birchenall developing the look and layout of the magazine. Some of you long-time loyal readers may […]

You’re Known by the Company You Keep

On April 12 at the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) Industry Awards Gala, Foodservice Monthly will join four all-star restaurants Antrim 1844, Linwoods, Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs, and Crab Quarters as the 2015 inductees into the RAM Hospitality Hall of Honor. Talk about being judged by the company you keep. We’re feeling mighty proud today. […]

Time to Get to Work

Last month I threw out the idea that we need to take forward steps to identify and correct a disconnect between the food distributor and restaurateur segments of the foodservice industry. We need to think beyond the status quo food show and open ourselves to a concept that delivers “connection, community and content.” From this […]

No, I Haven’t Forgotten

Do you still remember the Mid-Atlantic Food & Beverage Expo we used to attend in October every year? The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) produced the annual show and indeed by its demise, it had exhausted its life support groans and RAM pulled the plug. Some said we could bring it back in better times, […]

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