19 Years and Counting! The Cage has been a Hollywood, Florida institution since 1995. It’s where the locals go to chow down on their famous signature Earnhardt Burger; throw back some brews; and enjoy their favorite sports!Read More
We’re proud to announce the launch of Christina Wan’s Mandarin House beautifully redesigned restaurant website!
The Wan family has been serving Mandarin Chinese cuisine in South Florida since 1966. Christina Wan’s is carrying on the family tradition at their conveniently located Central Fort Lauderdale location.Read More
Wikipedia defines a brand as “the “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s product distinct from those of other sellers.” In the restaurant business, your brand is the sum of the experience you provide your guests from the moment they first contact you.Read More
I recently read an article on NRN (Nation’s Restaurant News) of Chef predictions for the top menu trends of 2014. As I scanned the list, it occurred to me that although they list ten separate trends, all of the trends roll up into three main categories. So here’s my “Cliff’s Notes” version of the top ten menu trends for 2014.Read More
I like to believe that we’re all looking for ways to reduce our impact on our planet. So today I thought we’d explore ways that restaurants can reduce their effect on our environment, and possibly put some money back in their pocket.Read More
Going green doesn’t have to be hard, intimidating, or expensive! In fact, you can make a difference by implementing small changes to the way you shop for food for your restaurant.
Locally Grown Sustains Your Restaurant
Buying produce and meat from farmers in your area significantly reduces your restaurant’s impact on the environment. Why? Because shipping ingredients, across the globe or even across the state requires large amounts of petroleum based products (oil & gas), and produces toxic air pollution from vehicle emissions. Partnering with food producers in your area reduces this negative environmental impact.
There is a wealth of other benefits to buying local. You lose less food to spoilage because fresh picked fruits and vegetables last longer than ones that have been shipped. They are more nutritious since produce starts to lose healthy nutrients from the moment it’s picked. Your purchasing dollars are contributing to the economic health of your local community, and that creates more jobs for your friends and neighbors.
Buying Seasonal is Better Eats
Did you know that some produce that is labeled as “fresh” is actually stored for months after harvest? I don’t know about you, but I was shocked (and grossed out) when I found out that apples are refrigerated and dipped in chemicals so they can be stored for up to 10-months after being picked!Read More