In April of 2012, I took an early birthday trip, boarded a flight around midnight at Dulles International Airport, and was eating falafel on the cobbled streets of Istanbul by the next evening. It was love at first bite—not that I hadn’t had falafel before.
World of Beer (WOB), a neighborhood gathering spot for craft beer-lovers, has something special brewing this National Beer Day (April 7) with the announcement that it will be the first chain in the United States to serve personalized pints.
Talking with Kismet owners Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson during my first week at FSR was, well, kismet. I had just moved from Los Angeles, where one of the most dynamic food scenes in the country is constantly sending us new menus and chefs to watch.
I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions. The whole idea of them—developing some grand scheme that you parade around to family and friends on Facebook—always felt so contrived, like you were doing it for doing it’s sake.
FSR magazine, a thought leader for chefs and other professionals in the full-service restaurant industry, named Laura D’Alessandro editor of the publication, effective January 8.D’Alessandro joins FSR with several years’ experience in both the B2B publishing and food media worlds.