Features

Dinner and a Movie? Great Service Means….

Editor's Bite
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One of the keys to great service in any restaurant is the time invested in staff training. Training is that magical word that brings preparation and passion together to make the elusive magic known as excellent or even five star service. Whether you are opening a new restaurant or trying to fix your existing one, start from scratch and take the time to train your staff thoroughly with great attention to detail. Read more...

Scotchies, Montego Bay Jamaica – Yeah Mon!!

Channel 7 News Feature Stories
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Jamaican cuisine is unique in the world. It utilizes ingredients, flavors and especially cooking techniques given to extinction in other cultures. Created largely from a melting pot of origins, cultures and histories, Jamaican cuisine represents its people, and their motto “Out of many, one people!” Let’s visit Scotchies in Montego Bay! Read more...

The Beach House, Westin Casuarina Hotel, Grand Cayman Island

International
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We were ushered to an inside table at The Beach House on a beautifully cool Caribbean evening, when the majority of the guests opted for outside seating. The Chefs had planned to entertain us with brilliant offerings, but suggested that we select our individual entrées while they supplied other tasty offerings. Read more...

Muriel’s Jackson Square,French Quarter, New Orleans

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Muriel’s on Jackson Square is a testimony to Cajun Cuisine, yet tastefully combines the style with a more modern approach, offering Modern Cajun Cuisine, which struck this author as contemporary American with a Cajun twist…and a delicious twist, at that! The history of Muriel’s is truly the history of New Orleans, itself. Read more...

Good Habits are Hard to Break

Back of House
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I have come to realize that to be a server or a bartender in a busy restaurant…especially a fine dining restaurant…you must have the gift of gab as well as the patience of a saint. Everything depends on your ability to withstand and survive in the vortex of the organized chaos of your very busy surroundings. Creating good habits and sticking with them while you work is the key! Read more...

Malt House American Tavern, New York City

Main Course
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What you can expect from The Malt House is pub food that is satisfying because of the execution. What separates Malt House from your “traditional” pub is their use of the freshest ingredients they can find for their dishes. The heaviness of items on the dinner menu in addition to the large portions makes dishes suitable for sharing family style. Read more...

Dinosaur of the Restaurant Business

Editor's Bite
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Training is what is missing today, as well as personal pride and interest in becoming highly skilled at handling people…a powerful skill that is used throughout our lives and in all the business endeavors we do. I cannot teach someone to have pride or not be lazy…but I can inspire them to be better. That is why I started restaurant consulting. It works! Read more...

Max’s Harvest – Brilliant Cutting Edge Cuisine – Delray Beach, Florida

Channel 7 News Feature Stories
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Food tastes naturally delicious when grown with care, harvested at precisely the right moment and delivered to our kitchen directly from the source. Fresh ingredients are a delight to the senses and the essence of great cooking. Read more...

CAFE EL MERCURIO – (Old Havana) Cuba

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This charming locale offers breakfast, lunch and dinner service, indoor and patio seating, welcoming decor, ample window seating (for people watching), a well selected menu, generous portions, reasonable prices, attentive service and good food! At this restaurant you are surrounded by so much history and great people watching too! Read more...

Coyaba Restaurant – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

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With so many great restaurants to choose from in the Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands, we decided to focus on Coyaba Restaurant for this dinner review. English Chef Paul Newman, owner of Coyaba restaurant, is a past winner of TV’s coveted Iron Chef Award. One taste of his cooking and a glimpse of his dedication, and it’s easy to see why “once an Iron Chef, always an Iron Chef.” Read more...