Get Off Your Phone: A Restaurant Owner’s Bill of Rights

Get Off Your Phone: A Restaurant Owner’s Bill of Rights

I was recently greeting people at one of my restaurant spaces when a young woman walked into the shared communal space with her head down, her smart phone guiding her. She was more fixated on the small celluloid device in her hand than the environment around her. “Hi! How are you today?” I asked her. […]

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The History of the Buffet, an American Institution

The History of the Buffet, an American Institution

Excess and America have always played in the same sandbox. From our portion sizes to our wines to our politics, we Americans like things big. There’s no better example of our love of excess than the buffet, that cultural touchstone of culinary decadence that is so archetypally American. When all is said and done, what […]

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