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Category: Columns

Look Around, There is a Restaurant Opening Near YOU!

Lobster ME, a fast casual restaurant offering Maine-inspired lobster rolls and seafood entrees, will open its third location in late October at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. Lobster ME serves lobster rolls in a variety of flavors, including Cajun and Italian and other lobster entrees such as Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Lobster Tacos, […]

It’s Back … Farm to Chef Returns September 29

On Monday, September 29 — the 4th annual “Farm to Chef” event returns to The American Visionary Arts Museum on Key Highway. Over 300 guests attend this outstanding event that pairs 30 local Chefs and Farmers in a culinary competition to create the best, unique dish using local ingredients. FYI – I say “we” cuz […]

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, […]

Out and About for the New Year

After staying away from crowds last year during the holiday season, I certainly think I fully realized my opportunities in December for 2014 and several included trips to Baltimore. One Sunday I was having brunch with my friends at Wit & Wisdom in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore and the next weekend I was at […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

“ … enjoy every sandwich.” Warren Zevon I hope you can look back on 2014 and feel the joy of every sandwich life has sent your way. I have. In a year when our Mid-Atlantic home base has seen growth and energized vitality, Foodservice Monthly (FSM) experienced modest growth and delivered our newsmagazine with even […]

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