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President Dawn Sweeney to Discuss Staying 'Ahead of the Crave' at NRA Show

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show’s Signature 17, a twist on the traditional keynote, welcomes President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association Dawn Sweeney to facilitate discussions on staying “Ahead of the Crave” with business leaders Amazon’s Dan Park and Gen Z / Millennial expert Jason Dorsey.

Chef Rick Bayless Celebrates Frontera Grill’s 30th Anniversary

To mark the 30th anniversary of his beloved Frontera Grill, Chef Rick Bayless partnered with FamilyFarmed to throw a Good Food party featuring food from renowned Chicago chefs like Jason Hammel of Lula Café, Stephanie Izard of Girl & The Goat, Matthias Merges of Yuzo, Abe Conlon and Adrienne Lo of Fat Rice, Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate, and others.

Chicago Cubs' Tom Ricketts to speak at NRA Show on 'Defying the Curse'

The National Restaurant Association announced a Supersession at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show on “Defying the Curse,” featuring Chicago Cubs owner and Chairman Tom Ricketts and renowned sportscaster Mike Greenberg, host of MIKE AND MIKE on ESPN Radio and ESPN2.

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National Restaurant Association

A Guide to the 2017 NRA Show in Chicago

Back for another year and preparing for more than 65,000 restaurant industry professionals, the National Restaurant Association show will return to the McCormick Place in Chicago this month.From May 20 to May 23, the organization will host 2,300 exhibitors representing more than 900 product categories.

Over 150 Restaurant Leaders Attend Fishbowl User Conference

Fishbowl, the Intelligent Marketing Automation and Analytics Platform provider, just wrapped up its Second Annual User Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together more than 150 leading restaurant and industry experts to discuss the importance of leveraging data and the latest technologies to intelligently engage guests, drive business results and gain a competitive advantage.

Exhibition to Honor 30 Years of Bocuse d’Or

The one-of-a-kind Musée de l’Art Culinaire en France, housed in Auguste Escoffier’s birthplace, is celebrating the Bocuse d’Or contest in honor of its 30th anniversary!Following the huge success of the 2017 contest, its 30 years of existence will continue to be celebrated for several months thanks to the Musée Escoffier’s remarkable initiative.

Three Dots and a Dash Hosting Cocktail Takeover Event for James Beard Awards

On Sunday, April 30, world-renowned tiki bar Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago will host a cocktail takeover event with Dirty Dick from Paris and Trick Dog from San Francisco. The teams from the wildly popular neo-tiki bar and the acclaimed James Beard Award-nominated cocktail lounge, respectively, will join Beverage Director Julian Cox for a very rare appearance in Chicago to celebrate the James Beard Foundation Awards.

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Two Iconic Restaurants Stage a Pop-Up Dinner for the Ages

When the idea came across Julian Niccolini’s desk, he wasn’t sure what to think. In New Orleans, isn’t the Creole cuisine served with a side of Creole? “When I got down there it was totally different,” says Niccolini, the co-owner of New York City’s famed Four Seasons restaurant.