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Category: Special Report

Weinstein Raises the Bar at Hank’s on the Wharf

Weinstein Raises the Bar at Hank’s on the Wharf

Jessica Weinstein’s story wasn’t supposed to turn out the way it did. But then, whose story does? She started out as a fi ne arts student at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. But she returned to the Washington area “for a boy, which many people do when they are 18 and stupid!” […]

WHERE D.C. MEETS WATERFRONT

A New Destination in Town: The District Wharf Phase one of The Wharf opened in October in D.C.’s Southwest quadrant. The $2.5 billion, 3.2-million-square-foot waterfront neighborhood features spaces for residences, offices, hotels, shops, cultural events, and bars and restaurants, along with 10 acres of public waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks. Built as a public-private […]

$30 Crabmeat? $30 Lobster Meat? The New Normal?

$30 Crabmeat? $30 Lobster Meat? The New Normal?

We are eight years into an economic recovery after one of the most severe recessions our country has ever seen. I, along with everyone else, watched in amazement as most seafood proteins broke price barriers we never in our wildest dreams thought possible. The seafood business is a classic example of the law of supply […]

Restaurant Kitchen Design

What is the most important design element when you build a new restaurant or even remodel? You may have a limited budget, limited time, and limited space. Regardless, there are a few basic buidling blocks you must consider. Restaurant Kitchen Components Grills, ranges, fryers and hoods probably come to mind. Maybe frantic employees running around […]

What Kind of Fish Is That?

What Kind of Fish Is That?

FDA Consumer Report: Have you sometimes wondered if that “wild caught” salmon actually came from an aqua farm? Or if the “U.S. catfish” in the display case might have been born and raised in Vietnam? Is that “red snapper” actually red snapper and worth the premium price? Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are […]

Technomic's Breakfast Report Highlights Opportunities to Drive Traffic

Technomic’s Breakfast Report Highlights Opportunities to Drive Traffic

Major foodservice brands—from restaurants to retailers—have been looking for ways to capitalize on breakfast, introducing a slew of new breakfast items and retooled breakfast menus, all designed to get customers in the door in the morning. But all this operator activity doesn’t necessarily translate into restaurant traffic: most people still source breakfast from home, and […]

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