Kitchen Essentials: Trendy, Healthy, Delicious Tea

“Coffee is not my cup of tea.”  – Samuel Goldwyn This quote is often credited to famed Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn, and if it was an indication that tea was his preferred hot drink, it’s another example of the many ways he was ahead of his time. The United States is now the fourth largest tea… Read More

Dean Johnson

Wine Notes – Try Something New

Ever feel like you’re caught in a wine rut? Are you ordering similar wines at every restaurant? When it comes to wines, I’ve tasted many, so I think I know what I like, but it’s important to get out and try something different every now and then. With more than 10,000 different wine grape varieties… Read More

Steven Goddu

From the Kitchen – Hospitality Included

You may have heard that phrase, conceived by my restaurant idol, Danny Meyer, in reference to the concept of replacing server gratuities with an alternative revenue source. How to apply such an alternative is being discussed within restaurant circles, whether as simply an increase in menu prices or appearing as a separate value-added line item… Read More

Scott Plath

Wine Notes – Thrill of the Chase

I’ve come to learn that the hobby of finding and enjoying fine wine is really a full-contact sport. It’s all about drinking the good stuff. I go to tastings regularly and bring home “test” bottles, and then the wife and I determine if it’s something special. If it passes (most do not), I return to… Read More

Steven Goddu
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