Everybody's A Critic (And Now, Everybody Can Be Treated Like One)

Restaurants are sharing intel on regular diners
Jun 4, 2014 2:01 pm

An Australian report this week highlights the various ways in which restaurants are using modern technology to spy—er, collect and share intelligence—on their customers. It’s a kind of surveillance formerly reserved for professional dining critics. Yelpers, beware.

KISS: Rock & Roll All Night, Open a Chain Restaurant Every Day

We hit KC to hang with Gene and Paul, eat rock food
Jun 4, 2014 11:00 am

There are questions in life that always require you to say yes. “Do you want fries with that?” Yes. “Would you prefer to be seated far away from the mariachi band?” Yes. “Do you want to go to Kansas City with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from KISS as they open up a new location of their chain restaurant Rock & Brews?” YES. Here's what it's like to break, uh...BBQ chicken flatbread with the KISS guys.

FR Investigates: What's Up With Pay-To-Play Restaurant Reservations?

Examining the future of reservation apps, scalping
Jun 4, 2014 9:00 am

Apps like Zurvu and the forthcoming Resy are among several recent efforts by the tech sector to shake up the online restaurant reservation status quo, as we know it. How are these apps shaping the industry and is there a future for paying to secure primetime tables? Food Republic investigates, after the jump. 

La Jeune Rue: A New Epicenter For Food In Paris

The intersection of delicious food and high design
May 22, 2014 10:00 am

La Jeune Rue is the brainchild of Cédric Naudon, an ambitious 42-year-old French entrepreneur who bought over 25 stores in Paris Le Marais' neighborhood with the goal of creating an epicurean village, featuring design by big names like Tom Dixon, Jasper Morrison and Patricia Urquiola. Details this way. 

10 Things I Hate About Opening A Restaurant

Jonathon Sawyer on stress dreams, waiting. Waiting.
May 16, 2014 10:00 am

Jonathon Sawyer has quietly accumulated a murderer's row of awards: James Beard finalist, Food & Wine Best New Chef, Rising Star Chef – the list goes on and on. With a handful of restaurants, fast-casual spots, and food companies already under his name, Sawyer is almost ready to launch Trentina, his new full-service Northern Italian joint and dropped by to share ten things he hates about opening restaurants.

See This Insane Burger? Meet The Chefs Who Connected On Facebook, Then Created It.

Expert grilling tips from team Charbar
May 6, 2014 3:00 pm

At Hilton Head, SC's Charbar, Chef Charles Pejeau crafts condiments and toppings for gourmet burgers using local ingredients. His culinary team have won every regional “Best Burger” award under the sun, and were featured in Southern Living's “Best of the South” list. Here's how a random Facebook encounter led to sheer, unadulterated burger success.

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Announced

Ready to hear the best restaurants of 2014?
Apr 28, 2014 2:15 pm

It’s that time of year again: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. This isn’t just another listicle from the content puppy-mill du jour, it’s a full on statement from an authority in the restaurant world, Restaurant magazine, sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.

Masters Of Restaurant Hospitality Launch The Welcome Conference

Taking place in NYC
Apr 24, 2014 2:30 pm

Hospitality, no matter how fancy the restaurant, is neither effortless nor thoughtless — it's not a given at all, in fact. To the titans of excellent service, improving the guest's impression is their primary objective, particularly when it might seem that no detail has been overlooked. Enter: Will Guidara (Eleven Madison Mark, NoMad) and Anthony Rudolf (formerly of the Thomas Keller Group and Per Se) and their upcoming Welcome Conference.


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