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Lessons in Action, Part IX: Chef Todd Gray: Cut from a Different Cloth

Every day I think of Michael O’Grady and the creative ways he coached and mentored so many to new heights. In this new series, Lessons in Action, I’ll I share my insights, breakthroughs tools, and techniques that honor his legacy of helping others grow. Chef Todd Gray of Equinox in Washington, D.C., has been lauded […]

Hollywood Comes to B-Town

Maryland native Stacy Kiebler (most recent ex of superstar George Clooney) is hosting a new reality show – Supermarket Superstar. It gives undiscovered food entrepreneurs their chance to shine among the big brands in the highly competitive food industry. So NOT your basic cooking show. And on September 2, tune in to Lifetime at 10 […]

Cafe Deluxe Celebrates a Fifth – Adding to the Allure of DC’s West End

Clover Restaurant Group will open its fifth Cafe Deluxe restaurant, at the corner of 22nd & M St. NW in DC’s West End, in the Hilton Garden Inn. Slated to open in spring 2014, Cafe Deluxe will open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour and weekend brunch. It will seat 130 in the dining […]

‘What is Cyclospora?’ … For Real

Sometimes, writing these Foodservice Monthly articles, I wonder if I’m going to run out of subjects. But fortunately, or unfortunately (better said), there always seems to be a new foodborne illness story in the news at the time of writing.  The latest story in the news is the outbreak of the parasite, cyclospora found in […]

REALLY, REALLY Important News If You Have a POS (any POS) … and You Take Credit Cards

Stop the presses: Microsoft is discontinuing support for the XP Operating System as of April 8, 2014. So what does that mean to you? A lot is going to change. And even though all of you know I am a funny guy, this is not funny, so I will present the facts, and give some […]

It’s A Small World at Fusion Restaurant and Bar

It’s A Small World at Fusion Restaurant and Bar

This is not Lisa Lee’s first restaurant endeavor. The former owner of Umi Sake tackled a great deal of renovation to bring Fusion Restaurant and Bar to life in the heart of Baltimore County’s Cockeysville neighborhood. The menu covers many cuisines: Japanese, Thai, Korean, Hawaiian, Mexican and recognizable American favorites like a burger or Philly […]

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