Food for Thought

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...

Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar – Delray Beach, Florida

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Our starters were promptly delivered… we shared and enjoyed thoroughly! The ceviche was a perfectly sized portion, both beautiful and delicious! When our server returned for his obligatory check back, I ordered a second glass of wine which sadly never arrived. I had to ask another server to help out, and it was then delivered almost immediately. Ouch! Read more...

Yakuza Modern Japanese & Thai Restaurant, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Broward
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Yakuza Modern Japanese and Thai Restaurant opened January 18th, 2016, and has already made an indelible impression on the Pompano Beach restaurant scene. Chef Jay and Mini Areechot, are the young, energetic owners of this new hot spot. Their hands-on approach and dedication to high quality food and comfortable service is made their restaurant an early success. 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...

La Sirène French Restaurant – New York City

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The starters reflect the French dining experience, and one of the standouts is the Foie Gras Au Torchon, served with toasted baguette and homemade apple sauce, that is like butter melting on the tongue. The creaminess and salt of this duck liver would make a convert out of anyone hesitant to try. Well known Chef Didier Pawlicki does it all so well. Read more...

CAFE EL MERCURIO – (Old Havana) Cuba

Features
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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...

Balzem – SoHo – New York City

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Citrus flavors, bright greens such as arugula and fresh seafood…fresh everything, will hit your senses with each dish, small or large. Mezze starters like the Prosciutto Wraps filled with burrata cheese and set atop a grilled green pepper then drizzled with balsamic glaze may sound like a mouthful yet there’s no competition in terms of the savory experience of each bite. Read more...

Mr. Red Café – Vancouver, British Columbia

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I’ve been hearing great things about Mr. Red Cafe and I finally had a chance to try it for brunch. Every review I’ve read says how different they are from your everyday pho places…and they were so right! We started with Pho Cuon, a delicate rice noodle roll filled with stir-fried beef and basil. The rice noodles had the cutest pattern on them, and the filling inside was even better. Read more...

Schwabl’s Since 1837 in West Seneca, New York

International
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Certainly a Buffalo, New York area landmark, Schwabl’s has been serving guests simple but tasty fare for 177 years. This family began its love affair with good food and Western New York State in 1837, when German immigrant and family patriarch, Sebastian Schwabl began feeding friends, locals and hungry travelers. Read more...

Sapphire Indian Cuisine, Boca Raton, Florida

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Service was nearly perfect, with servers and even owners constantly replacing our used flatware with clean before each new course, and whenever someone got up from our table for any reason, our linen napkins were neatly refolded and neatly placed at our seat as is done in truly fine dining restaurants the world over. It is the little things that often impress guests the most, and Raju, Khevin and their well trained staff know this to be true. Read more...