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The Colonial: A Thriving Gastropub with a Taste for Creativity!

The quality food, vast selection of beer, congenial and innovative staff, and inviting atmosphere are elements that continually attract crowds and bring customers back to The Colonial. Court Street Hospitality Group, the entity that owns The Colonial, is made up of five partners, each bringing a unique expertise and fresh perspective to the restaurant. One of the five partners and ...

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5 Things You Can Do NOW to Cut Food Costs

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By David Scott Peters, www.TheRestaurantExpert.com Here are five easy-to-implement systems that will help you weather any economic storm – from the economy to slow tourist traffic – and help your business in the long run. Raise prices. People who eat in your restaurant on a regular basis have come to expect a certain level of quality. If you start offering lesser quality ingredients, ...

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Managers Need a Strong Foundation

By David Scott Peters, TheRestaurantExpert.com Being a restaurant manager can be a difficult job. It can be 100 times harder when you don’t have the right tools and support in place to be successful at the job. As an owner or general manager, here are four key areas to focus on to ensure your managers are supported: 1) Culture 2) ...

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Maines Food & Party Warehouse Celebrates Greece Store Grand Opening

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“Your Local Chef’s Market” brings a unique foodservice shopping experience to the public ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Maines Food & Party Warehouse, a leading source of restaurant-quality food and supplies, celebrated its Greece store grand opening on May 1, creating more than 40 jobs. The Greece store, located in the Lowe’s Plaza at 3160 West Ridge Road, is now open and ...

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Why Incorporate More Seafood and Produce?

Innovative produce and seafood pairings can bring texture and creativity to your dishes and in turn build your brand and reputation. In addition to unlimited opportunities for flavor, pairing seafood and vegetables can lower food costs and make your menu more manageable through cross-utilization. Produce is versatile, accessible, and affordable, making it an ideal ingredient to differentiate your seafood dishes ...

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Customer Spotlight: Lampy’s

Fantastic Food, Familiar Faces, and Superb Service. Jim McCoy, owner of Lampy’s and Number 5, began his foodservice career working as a dishwasher at Lampy George’s Paradise Restaurant, where he learned the ins and outs of the kitchen. McCoy then worked for the well-known local restaurateur, Guido Iacovelli, where he managed and oversaw several restaurant operations. After years of experience, ...

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The Top Trick to Hold Your Managers Accountable

By David Scott Peters, www.TheRestaurantExpert.com Once you start using systems, your job becomes holding your managers accountable. As I’ve explained in previous posts, the secret to it all is checklists that keep your team on task and focused on what you expect from them. Daily paperwork is one set of checklists that are a “daily” necessity. Here is an accountability checklist that covers daily ...

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Poke Bowl Proliferation

Poke is to Hawaiian regional cuisine what hamburgers are to traditional American fare. If you want to offer a sense of the Pacific Islands, ahi-studded poke bowls are a good starting point. Besides, poke bowls are trending, consumers are interested, and with a better-for-you halo, the raw-fish dish is a versatile menu offering as an appetizer, salad, or entrée. Poke ...

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