Tag Archives: 2017

Mediterranean Tapas

Mediterranean food continues to grow in popularity, not only for its great taste, but also due to its many healthy ingredients like fresh herbs, vegetables, and olive oil, which resonate with customers. Start with a familiar ethnic dish like tabbouleh and challenge yourself to make it better. The addition of a trending grain like farro, juicy in-season heirloom tomatoes, and ...

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Reimagining the Hot Dog

Some of today’s hot dogs still suffer from mystery-meat syndrome in an era when consumers are leery of processed food and demand to know (and pronounce) the ingredients in what they eat. But it’s not time to count out the famous comfort food of Americana. Today’s top dogs answer the call with sustainable and ethical ingredients, minimal processing, elimination of ...

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Try a New Take on Fundamental Favorites: BLTs & Club Sandwiches

Timeless American handheld BLTs and club sandwiches have a rich history and have evolved significantly as recipes were passed down and altered over time. These iconic sandwiches draw out feelings of nostalgia and provide an excellent canvas to prepare new and inventive takes to increase appeal and profitability. Build a Better BLT Start with the “B.” Thick-cut slices of cured, ...

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Maines Food & Party Warehouse Celebrates Greece Store Grand Opening

Maines Food & Party Warehouse Greece

“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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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches per day. The competition is stiff, so average won’t cut it. Sandwiches provide the perfect blank canvas for culinary creativity and crossutilization of ingredients – a key step in better menu management. Reinvent and refine the nostalgic grilled cheese sandwich with trendy and flavorful additions. Layer them with quality cheeses such as Welsh ...

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Herb-Basted Swordfish Steak

The way your seafood is sourced is important to your customers. Offering versatile, large cuts of sustainable seafood conveys quality, authenticity, and most importantly, a responsibility to replenishing the Earth’s resources. The rich, golden brown herb-charred grill marks on top of the dense, meaty swordfish are reminiscent of filet mignon, providing the same high-end value yet at a better food ...

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Jamaican Rundown Seafood Stew

Seafood stews are showing up on menus across the country. A hearty, comforting ethnic-inspired stew made with a wide variety of seafood makes sense, both from a customer demand and food cost perspective. According to Technomic Inc., tropical flavors are on-trend and restaurants are giving menus a tropical touch with ingredients such as pineapple and coconut. Rundown, a  traditional Jamaican ...

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“Everything” Brunch

Shareable meals are trending because they are economical, intimate, and give each diner the chance to taste a bite of everything. Brunch is a perfect setting for a shareable plate, and this traditional presentation has been served at nostalgic Jewish-owned delis for decades. Take inspiration from this deep cultural fabric by constructing your own brunch spread with whipped smoked trout ...

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“Nuevo” Huevos Rancheros Verde

Breakfast is a defining daypart that presents an opportunity to make a strong statement about your restaurant’s brand, quality, and culture. Enhance predictable breakfast offerings by incorporating interesting international flavors. Start with a familiar ethnic dish like Huevos Rancheros and take it to the next level by adding layers of aroma, texture, and temperature. The combination of spicy salsa, rich ...

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