September 2014


Dallas Welcomes Asian Influences

The husband-and-wife owners of Malai Kitchen bring Southeast Asian cuisine to a city better known for hearty steaks and Tex-Mex.

Fine Lines

Increasingly, operators want their concepts to be defined as upscale, without the elitist image of fine dining.

A Toast to Excellence

Nominated by FSR readers, these beverage programs have more to them than the wine, beer, and spirits on the menu.

Stepped-Up Sides

No longer an afterthought, adaptable and appetizing side dishes are having a moment.

Prix-Fixe Perfection

At Beast, chef/owner Naomi Pomeroy changes the menu weekly, enhancing Portland’s bragging rights as one of the country’s most dynamic culinary scenes.

’Til the Well Runs Dry

As drought conditions worsen in California, restaurant owners and chefs, particularly those who rely on farmers and local ingredients, are panicking. But they are also finding creative ways to stay afloat.

The Bread Winner

The first taste on the table, bread often makes a lasting impression on the restaurant experience.

Holiday Dining Habits

From Halloween to New Year’s Day, consumers reveal what they like and don’t like about dining out at the holidays.


Guest Columnist // Kim Coffaro

Is Your Bar or Restaurant Accessible?

Guest Columnist // Dale Allen

Restaurant Ventilation: Best Practices

Guest Columnist // Jordan Bernstein & Lara Shortz

Is Your Restaurant Ready for the FDA's Menu Labeling Rules?