Some Local Zest

Last week, Johnson & Wales University in North Miami inaugurated its Zest awards at a private reception. The university in partnership with Miami Magazine gave awards to local restaurants, chefs and other food and beverage professionals in five categories; culinary innovator, best restaurant 2012, newcomer chef of the year, baking and pastry innovator, top beverage professional and community nominee.  Winners were chosen by culinary instructors from the university, members of the university’s epicurean society and a food writer from the magazine. Continue reading “Some Local Zest” »

Branding With Mugs

Do you have Another Broken Egg mug from your favorite location?  With 20 locations this Destin, FL based breakfast and brunch specialist sell 22,000 mugs per year.  Each specially made coffee mug is branded with Another Broken Egg’s logo and an emblem of the town that is home to each individual restaurant. Customers have taken to collecting them from each location, paying $18 per mug. Continue reading “Branding With Mugs” »

This Deli Stacks Up

Congratulations to Ben’s New York Kosher Delicatessen for the great review by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel! Food critic, John Tanasychuk awarded the deli located at The Reserve, 9942 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton with 3 ½ stars out of 4. The big and busy, 242 seat dining room is often packed with customers enjoying everything from old-style classics such as beef-tongue Polonaise to chic veggie burgers.

Ben’s does classic sandwiches such as corned beef, pickled in house, and brisket. But the dinner selections include incredible stuffed cabbage, Hungarian goulash, chicken and beef flanken in a pot with matzo ball, noodles, kreplach, peas and carrots. There are also omelets, hot open-faced sandwiches, salads and entrees such as roast turkey, broiled chopped steak and broiled Romanian steak with sautéed onions. The daily specials are always a treat.  It’s Jewish soul food at its best. Continue reading “This Deli Stacks Up” »

Nothing Typical Here

Old Place Asian Bistro and Bar is not your typical neighborhood Chinese Restaurant.  After 23 years as captain at Uncle Tai’s in Boca Raton, Michael Change decided to go out on his own.  He has been open almost a year, and clientele is building. Old Place Asian Bistro and Bar is located at 2885 South federal Highway,Delray Beach, an easy to miss spot that is worth finding. Continue reading “Nothing Typical Here” »

Feedback = Improvement

The best way to improve customer service is to improve your employees. Sounds simple but often managers do not know how to give an employee feedback.  Giving feedback both positive and negative is one of the most important things you can do for your employees both individually and for your team as a whole. Employees need specific direction to do their job and to provide the customer service you want your restaurant to be known for. Continue reading “Feedback = Improvement” »

Prime Italian is One Hot Spot!

Congratulations to Prime Italian for being named one of the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants.  OpenTable  an online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation  announced the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States this week. These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly five million reviews submitted between March 1, 2001 and February 29, 2012, by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading “Prime Italian is One Hot Spot!” »

Stevi B’s Pizza is Expanding

Stevi B’s Pizza was founded in 1966 by two brothers, who loved pizza and wanted to create a great family atmosphere to enjoy it in. They talked about how they’d use only fresh, quality ingredients to create an assortment of original pizzas, unique desserts, and a fresh salad selection.  They realized that this menu, with a game room for the kids, and exceptional service would create a place that everyone and their family could enjoy. Continue reading “Stevi B’s Pizza is Expanding” »