Customer Spotlight : Burger Mondays

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Matthew and Suzanne Jones describe their restaurant, Burger Mondays Bar & Grille, as a “casual, upscale, made-from-scratch burger joint that serves more than just burgers.” It opened in February 2011 in their hometown of Binghamton, NY.The couple chose the downtown area to help contribute to its revitalization. “There were only a few places to eat downtown when we opened and ...

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Culinary Q&A: David Chang


Chef Eamon Lee, CEC, weighs in on our 2016 Food Show special guest, David Chang. Get his perspective on Chang’s success and impact on the industry and learn how Maines customers can incorporate the celebrity chef and restaurateur’s ideas and innovations into your own operations. When did you first hear about David Chang and what was your initial impression? I ...

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Customer Spotlight: Blu Wasabi

A visually exquisite bar and lounge. George Zic has been executive chef at Blu Wasabi since the operation moved to its current location about a year ago. Zic has been in the hospitality industry in one form or another since 1985 when he and some of his high school friends saw a help-wanted ad in a restaurant window and went ...

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Meet Consumer Demand With The Maines Chicken Program

Chicken has always been a staple of American and most ethnic cuisines, making it the perfect vehicle for showcasing diverse flavors on your menu. Because of its versatility and healthier perception compared to other proteins, it’s a top choice for center of the plate. It’s also a cost effective protein that can be used in a variety of menu applications. ...

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Using #Hashtags Effectively For Your #Restaurant

Whether you’re using Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook – or all three – for your restaurant’s marketing – one thing that you should know is how to use #Hashtags effectively. WHAT IS A #HASHTAG? A #Hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#). They are used to facilitate a search by identifying a keyword, topic of interest, ...

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Success Stories: Beak & Skiff

Location:2708 Lords Hill Rd., LaFayette, NY, 13084 Phone:(315) 696-6085 Website: In 1911, George Skiff, an onion farmer on the north side of Syracuse, and Andrew Beak, a dairy farmer, met at a Farmers Market. They decided it would be fruitful to join forces and enter the emerging apple business. By 1975 Beak & Skiff diversified from the strictly wholesale ...

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Success Stories: Clemson Brothers Brewery

Location:22 Cottage St.Middletown, NY 10940 Phone:(845)775-4638 Website: Clemson Brothers has a long history in the community with roots dating back to the 1850s. The company started in metalsmithing and saw blade manufacturing, then lawn mower blades and even armored plates for tanks during WWII. Now the site is used for brewing beer instead of making saw blades. The Menu ...

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Customer Spotlight: The Olde Brook Inn

The Olde Brook Inn has been a part of the Springbrook Township community for years. Recently, John Basalyga purchased the building that was in dire need of repairs. He had grown up in the surrounding area and envisioned a newer, refurbished and spectacular rendition of the restaurant he remembered from his youth. He invested and dedicated himself to the project ...

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Dessert For Two

Sweeten Deals for Valentine’s Day For restaurants, Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest and busiest nights with couples planning to wine and dine their significant other. With Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend this year, romantics looking to rendezvous will want to make the most out of it, with some opting to go on a different day than the ...

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