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Fogo de Chão Launches Largest Bar Innovation Yet

Fogo de Chão debuted three significant menu enhancements, taking guests on a captivating culinary adventure through Southern Brazil without leaving the comfort of their table or bar seats. As part of the Brazilian steakhouse’s largest bar innovation since it arrived stateside nearly 20 years ago, Bar Fogo—a casual alternative for guests looking to enjoy the Brazilian art of churrasco—now features an expanded menu that includes a refined array of new Brazilian Bites, Brazilian-inspired craft cocktails and South American wines.

Chicago's Oriole Launches Non-Alcoholic Pairings

Two Michelin-starred Oriole in Chicago announced the expansion of its beverage program curated by award-winning Bartender Julia Momose on March 14. Momose will work in tandem with Oriole Sommelier Aaron McManus to launch a Non-Alcoholic Pairing ($75) to compliment McManus’ Pairing ($125) and Reserve Pairing ($250).

Nightclub & Bar Convention Unveils Speaker Lineup

The 2017 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, which returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 27 through March 29, will host some of the world’s top food and beverage and nightlife industry leaders for innovative and current speaker sessions that touch on some of the most on-trend and thought-provoking topics today.

Profits Pour In from Draft Cocktails

When a bartender whips up cocktails before the eyes of guests, it is not merely a utilitarian conduit to sliding over a Sazerac. Twisting the bar spoon and dropping in precise splashes of bitters are sensorial elements that are vital to the interactive drink-making ritual.

When it Comes to Wine Lists, Does Size Matter?

The Fig Tree Restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers 1,025 wines to its guests. Across the country, Queenstown Public House in San Diego, California, offers 20 wines and Mahina & Sun’s in Hawaii offers just 18.

Rusty Bucket Honored for Beverage Program

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern announced that the company was awarded two VIBE Vista Awards in the Multi-Unit Chain segment in two categories, Best Spirits and Best Overall.The VIBE Vista Awards recognizes the top performers in the beverage industry through the creation, training, execution, management and ongoing positive results of beverage programs.

40 Restaurant Stars on the Rise

A teenage prodigy, 17 young adults roaring into restaurant careers while still in their 20s, and a collection of prime-time pros who have hit their stride and are rising fast, well before they crest the 40-year mark—these are the stars we hail as ones to watch in 2017.

SevenFifty Enters into National Partnership with Breakthru Beverage Group

SevenFifty announced that it has signed an agreement with Breakthru Beverage Group to provide its online beverage alcohol trade platform to Breakthru’s sales force.The SevenFifty platform gives on and off premise buyers access to information about Breakthru’s entire portfolio, including wholesale pricing, availability, and detailed product information.

P.J. Whelihan’s Enhances Craft Beer Program at All Locations

P.J.W. Restaurant Group, the multi-concept regional operator announced an enhanced craft beer program. As of February 1, all 14 P.J. Whelihan’s concepts across Pennsylvania and New Jersey began running a monthly “tap takeover” program in which one carefully selected craft brewery occupies up to three bar taps in order to provide an immersive experience to the customers.

Alcohol Industry Associates Can Now Check Ages Quicker

Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., an industry leader in delivering real-time threat identification and bar-coded credential identification authentication that provides the "antivirus" to the epidemic of counterfeit IDs, today announced the signing of a reseller agreement with Alcohol Industry Associates, a full service licensing, compliance and training company for the alcoholic beverage industry.

The Best Nightclub and Bars in 2017

Nightclub & Bar Media Group selected winners across 15 different categories for the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Awards.North America’s premier industry awards program recognizes both individuals and establishments from across the nation who demonstrate a remarkable talent of skill and expertise while driving the industry to a new level of success.

Wine Cocktails Ascend on Restaurant Menus

It is rare that I don’t spend an evening holed up at a wine bar exploring (mostly for the better, sometimes for the worse) bold whites, rosés, and reds from small, family-owned vineyards I never heard of, or relishing a bartender-made tipple—whether crowned with an egg white pre-dinner, or unapologetically dark and boozy just before bed.

W San Francisco Expands Role of Director of Beverage & Food

Gabriele Originario expanded his role as Director of Beverage & Food at W San Francisco, now overseeing all venues (TRACE restaurant, UPSTAIRS Bar and Living Room Bar, in-room dining), and most recently banquet and catering functions (20,000 sq.

Austin's First Craft Brewery Set to Reopen

Austin, Texas, is about to witness the rebirth of its first craft brewery with the resurrection of Celis Brewery, which was originally founded by Belgian brewer Pierre Celis in 1992. Christine Celis, Pierre's daughter and partner in the original Celis Brewery, is restoring the family legacy with a new 22,000 square foot brewery in northwest Austin that is expected to start production in early spring 2017.