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Category: Commentary

COOL GIFT IDEAS

Stackable wines Stackable wine is a bottle of wine separated into four ready-to-serve stemless wine glasses. A great gift idea and perfect for tailgating. The Vine on Main in Sykesville features cabs, chards, and pinot noir. TheVineSykesville.com. Give the gift of food Who doesn’t love going out to brunch or dinner? Give the gift of food with a gift certificate to a […]

Choolaahb Indian Food for Everyone

Choolaahb Indian Food for Everyone

Biryani. Pav bhaji. Tikka masala. Naan. Many — possibly even most — Americans do not know these words or what they mean. Randhir Sethi and Raji Sankar hope to change that with their fast-casual restaurant concept Choolaah Indian BBQ. Sethi and Sankar are co-CEOs of the multi-concept restaurant company Wholesome International, which operates 18 Five […]

My Take… on Transitions

We all go through transitions in life. Most are for the good but are difficult nonetheless. Even the best of us resist change, and transitions require us to change our habits, our patterns, even the way we think and respond to various situations. My transition from being “the boss” to being a good hospitality consultant […]

Michael Birchenall Scholarship Winners Announced

Michael Birchenall was the editor and co-founder of Foodservice Monthly until he passed away in January 2017. Michael was very active in the foodservice industry and with the state restaurant associations in his markets. He regularly attended industry events, restaurant openings, and made the people of the foodservice and hospitality industry the focus of his […]

Empowering Baltimore: The Food Project

Empowering Baltimore: The Food Project

If you are a child in the southwest Baltimore community of Carrollton Ridge, just a few blocks west of the Inner Harbor, chances are you live in poverty. Almost 59 percent do. Chances are you do not have a job. Unemployment is 13.8 percent compared to the Maryland average of 5.5 percent. Chances are you […]

GMO Seafood: A Necessary Conversation

GMO Seafood: A Necessary Conversation

Few subjects evoke more heated and opinionated debate than that of human consumption of genetically modified plants and animals, known as GMOs. As a wildlife biologist with four decades of experience in the commercial fishing industry, I hope this article will shed more light than heat on issues related to genetically modified fish and fish […]

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