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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...

HABANA 61 in Old Havana, Cuba

Food for Thought
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Nestled on one of the tiny cross streets at the edge of Old Havana, is a tiny storefront, which has only recently been converted to a charming eatery, known simply as HABANA 61! Despite the fact that the restaurant is named for its address, it can be a bit troublesome to locate, as not all the streets and tiny avenues that criss-cross Old Havana are found to have proper signage. Now…LET’s EAT! Read more...

The Beach House, Westin Casuarina Hotel, Grand Cayman Island

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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...

La Sirène French Restaurant – New York City

Food for Thought
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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...

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

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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...

Schwabl’s Since 1837 in West Seneca, New York

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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...

THE MISSION GRAPE – Distinct and Almost Extinct

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For centuries the Spanish Missionaries travelled the globe, spreading Christianity wherever they settled. They built missions, schools, villages and developed culture and spread education as they moved across the unexplored reaches of the world. They also brought with them and spread another significant social ingredient…that would be wine! Read more...

Angus Club Steakhouse – New York City

Food for Thought
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As a new fine dining establishment, Angus Club Steakhouse fits in well on Midtown East and Lexington Avenue where other restaurants, shops, and hotels line the streets. Angus Club Steakhouse houses over a thousand bottles of wine in their temperature-controlled wine cellar that you may see when dining on the lower level. Read more...

Masq Restaurant and Lounge – New York City

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Masq gets its name from “masquerade” a symbol of the NOLA scene during Mardi Gras. Evening brings dimmer lighting encouraging a more romantic atmosphere, while the trim of orange and pink lights accent the outline of the ceiling as well as the many masks and paintings of darker hues decorating the walls and instilling a relaxing, festive vibe. Read more...

The Royal Pig Pub – Dining Excellence – No Snobbery

Broward
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Our server Alejandro was at our tables immediately, full of exuberance and information about the menu! We could tell right away that he truly enjoys his work and were eager to be served by him. At his suggestion we order Killer Shrimp – Buffalo Style and Pub Spinach Dip as appetizers. These arrive promptly and both were very good. Read more...