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Green Thumbs in the Kitchen

Name a chef who doesn’t source at least some fresh produce, meats, and other products from local, sustainable farmers and producers. As the fascination with fresh and local grows, it may be impossible to name such a chef.

The HALO Effect

Early each morning, Scott Magnuson hangs a sign on his office door at The Argonaut asking for a few moments of tranquility. Employees know, for at least the next 30 minutes, to put any concerns or questions they might have about the coming day on hold.

Sporting Polished Dining

The typical sports bar has moved well beyond a drab, male-dominated environment that offers a bunch of televisions and a limited menu of beer and pub grub. These days, sports bars—often with names like alehouse, pub, roadhouse, and tavern—have bright, cheery interiors and plenty of food and beverage choices.

Walk the Floor, Win a Fitbit at This Year's NRA Show

In conjunction with Food News Media’s Healthy, Active Lifestyle campaign and this year’s second-annual HALO Awards, put your best foot forward by "Walking the Floor" and participating in our contest during the 2016 NRA Show.

Selected by the Sea

It was during a trip to Spain that a lightbulb went off in the head of fishing enthusiast Sean Barrett. There should be a restaurant-supported fishery, he thought, that allows local fishermen to sell directly to local chefs.

True Food Kitchen Receives REAL Certification

The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC), a nonprofit dedicated to making it easier to dine healthfully and sustainably, announced that True Food Kitchen’s 12 locations have become REAL Certified, a nationally recognized symbol of culinary nutrition and environmental excellence.

Emerging Restaurant Chains Report

Emerging Chains ReportSilver DinerEarls Kitchen + BarThe CowfishIn the highly competitive restaurant industry, votes are cast in dollars and diner loyalty. Winning a guest for a one-time meal doesn’t position a brand for success; instead, chefs and operators have to create meaningful dining-out experiences with menus and hospitality that encourage guests to return frequently and regularly.

Polished Silver

Emerging Chains ReportIntroductionEarls Kitchen + BarThe Cowfish Silver DinerOpened: 1989, Rockville, MarylandCo-Founders: Bob Giaimo, president and CEO, Ype Von Hengst, executive chefLocations: 14 in Maryland, Virginia, and New JerseyAverage check: $14AUV: $3.

Shoney’s Makes Commitment to Serve Only Cage-Free Eggs

Shoney’s, America’s Dinner Table since 1947, announced its commitment to serve 100 percent cage-free eggs in all of its restaurants by 2025. The announcement makes the All-American restaurant brand one of the first within the family casual dining segment to commit to only cage-free eggs.

HMSHost Will Make Switch to Cage-Free Eggs

Global restaurateur HMSHost is going “cage-free” in its airport and motorway restaurants. As part of its ongoing commitment to strong corporate citizenship and placing emphasis on thoughtful environmental and animal welfare practices, HMSHost will move toward cage-free eggs at its more than 2,000 locations in airports and motorways across the U.

Meatless Comfort Foods

For vegetarians and vegans, salad or pasta is often the sole option when dining out—hardly a reflection of a chef’s craftsmanship and more likely an afterthought.With more and more diners going meatless—thanks, in part, to the Meatless Monday challenge to forgo meat consumption for one night each week—chefs are called to offer hearty comfort foods that stray from the norm.