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Chino Latino Unveils New Menu Inspired by McKee, Nelson's Travels

Coinciding with its 15th anniversary and inspired by the travels of James Beard Award winner Tim McKee and Executive Chef Tyge Nelson, Chino Latino debuted an array of new dishes and drinks.McKee and Nelson traveled to the Hot Zones, most recently Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok.

Revamped Café Spiaggia Reopens After Seven Weeks

Café Spiaggia, the sister restaurant of Spiaggia, reopened July 16 after a seven-week renovation. James Beard Award winning Chef Tony Mantuano created a menu of Italian dishes, including starters like a selection of fresh crudos, warm burrata with plums and celery, and a chef favorite, “Emilia Romagna on a Plate, ”a combination of gnocco fritto, prosciutto di Parma, fonduta, and balsamico.

New Takes on Nutella

Across America, chefs are using Nutella, the hazelnut spread created in 1944 in Italy, as the foundation for creative dishes that go beyond breakfast to include savory entrées and gourmet desserts.Chef Lucero Martinez of Pampano Restaurant in New York City grew up in Mexico City.

Yard House Introduces New Handcrafted Cocktails

Yard House, the award-winning restaurant known for its creative cuisine and vast selection of draft beer, is also a destination for handcrafted cocktails. On July 13, Yard House will introduce a collection of new adult concoctions using premium spirits and its own house-made citrus agave blend coupled with seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Profits vs. Pricey Proteins

It’s no secret protein prices have reached an all-time high. Beef prices continue to increase, which the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has attributed to supply and demand issues caused by severe droughts and rising agricultural costs.

The Counter's Second Saudi Arabian Store Is Now Open

The Counter Custom Built Burgers is now operating its second Saudi Arabian location in Riyadh. The Counter offers a “burger for every lifestyle,” with more than a million possible combinations and embraces “burgers with a conscience,” using naturally raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef, all-natural chicken, locally sourced shrimp, and a house-made vegan/veggie burger for their burger and salad style burger bowls.

Adding Asian Flair to Modern Menus

During an exclusive webinar earlier this week, chefs, operators, and industry researchers came together to discuss how to thoughtfully add Asian flair to restaurant menus across the industry. In the hour-long session, participants learned how to leverage the flavors, stunning visuals, and healthy perception of Asian cuisine to keep their restaurant’s menus on-trend.

Lamb Weston: "Seeing Possibilities in Potatoes"

Lamb Weston, a ConAgra Foods brand, announced today the launch of its new global brand identity expressed by the tagline “seeing possibilities in potatoes.” The launch aligns Lamb Weston operations worldwide under a common brand vision, describing the way the frozen potato supplier brings value to its customers’ businesses.

Yard House Updates Signature Items In Menu Refresh

Yard House, the award-winning restaurant known for its creative cuisine and vast selection of draft beer, has added a pair of new items to its menu of American fare while updating several signature items with the use of new ingredients, textures, flavors, and presentations.

MENUS OF CHANGE: A Bowl in One

At Menus of Change, chefs, C-suite execs, nutritionists, and health policy experts alike preached a mission to imbue the foodservice industry with healthier menu options. But as compelling as these appeals were, most begged the simple question of how.

Red Robin Rolls Out Terminator-Inspired Offerings

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. announced an action-packed menu lineup inspired by the July 1 theatrical release of Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ Terminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, and Jai Courtney.

MOCU-MOCU Offers Japanese Comfort Food With Western Flair

Inspired by Japan’s traditional Kissaten coffee and tearooms, MOCU-MOCU is a casual neighborhood restaurant-café and shop focused on a modern, Manhattan interpretation of two kinds of traditional Japanese pancake-like snacks: Savory Okonomiyaki and sweet Obanyaki.

Michy's Given New Life As Cena

After a ten month closure and a complete renovation, Michy’s, the landmark restaurant from James Beard Award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein and husband/partner David Martinez, reopened its doors as Cena by Michy in May 2015 with a completely new look, new menu concept, and new spirit.