Category: Columns

100’s Suffer from Foodborne Illness at 2014 Food Safety Summit … for real

I have been to the Food Safety Summit in Baltimore twice now. Last year I did not attend. In a certain way, I am relieved that I didn’t because there was a foodborne illness outbreak from food served at the Food Safety Summit. Ironic snickering aside, this was real. You can’t make this up. The […]

The Local Fry Opens in Federal Hill

The Local Fry Opens in Federal Hill

Irishman Kevin Irish and his wife, Elizabeth, an American have opened the Local Fry, partly because of chips they craved from Ireland. There are seasoned fries but the real meals are the specialty fries: Bahn Mi Fries, Hawaiian Fries, Tonkatsu Curry Fries, Bulgogi Fries, Breakfast Poutine and more. They haven’t forgotten the wing lovers offering a large […]

Granite City Ready to Open First East Coast Location in National Harbor

Minneapolis-based Granite City Food & Brewery plans to open its first East Coast location (33rd in the nation) at National Harbor at the end of April on the bottom level of The Esplanade Building. With 300+ seats, this casual restaurant features an on-site brewery, open kitchen, spacious patio, private dining. They expect to have more […]

Product Knowledge Pays

From peeking under a stairwell to look up terms like chicken vindaloo at 14 Market in Charleston, S.C., to sniffing a handful of fresh basil at a Paolo’s food show in Georgetown, I find food fascinating. And using an experiential approach to make product knowledge come alive is a win/win for staff and guests. Consider […]

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. […]

NRA ServSafe Program Reaches Six Million Certifications

NRA ServSafe Program Reaches Six Million Certifications

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) reached a new milestone by issuing its 6 millionth ServSafe certification, underscoring its place as the number-one food safety training program in the United States and abroad. Friendly’s manager Errin Davis, who started her career as a server in 1999, earned her certificate in Providence, Rhode Island. The NRA and the RI Hospitality Association […]

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