Category: Columns

Is it Technology? Is it Social Media? Is it Marketing?

It is hard enough trying to run a restaurant. Employees. Food cost. Customer satisfaction. Sounds like a full time job, and not an easy one at that. So who has time to learn about Social Media and marketing … that’s those coupon mailers and now those 50 percent discounts over the Internet … sounds expensive, […]

Heritage India Expands DC Footprint

Restaurateur and hotelier Sanjeev Tuli and his wife Mitul, are expanding their Heritage Management Services empire. In addition to the extraordinary Heritage India on Wisconsin Ave. NW in Glover Park and on P St. NW in Dupont Circle, they will soon open a new restaurant (or two) at 1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Here they will […]

Sustainable ‘Fresh Thoughts’ (Re)Surface at National Aquarium

The National Aquarium, Baltimore, will host the 5th annual Fresh Thoughts sustainable seafood dining series featuring some very talented chefs from area restaurants. Chefs from Laurrapin Grille, The Oregon Grille and Bagby’s Fleet Street Kitchen will headline the 2013 series, which features sustainable seafood choices that are available in the Mid-Atlantic region. Each dinner features […]

Your Guest Just Told You They Have Food Allergies … Now What?

Imagine the scenario … there you are working a busy shift and your guest has just told you they are allergic to a food or they’ve handed you a Chef Card with the list of their food allergies. What do you do now? … for real? First, take it seriously! Allergies can be a life […]

Lessons in Action, Part III: The 15 Moments of Training Truth

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 share my insights, breakthroughs, tools, and techniques that honor Michael’s legacy of helping others grow. The Top 5 Training Mistakes • Not setting clear expectations from the […]

No, I Am Not a Restaurant Critic

So for any of you who have followed my episodic journey (a personal tale of a food writer Don Quixote, in my wildest dreams) here at Sauce on the Side, you know I am not a restaurant critic. Yes, I did some local work in the 90s when I was transitioning from food and beverage […]

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