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The Umstead Hotel and Spa Hosts Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner

The Umstead Hotel and Spa will put Napa Valley’s iconic Cakebread Cellars in the spotlight on April 19 for a special wine dinner event. Hand-picked wines by Sommelier Hai Tran will pair harmoniously with artisanal dishes prepared by Executive Chef Steven Greene.

Chicago Peruvian Restaurant Tanta Launches Lunch Service

Tanta, a Chicago premiere Peruvian restaurant located in the River North neighborhood, announced the launch of its new lunch program, offered Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginning May 2, Executive Chef Jesus Delgado creates a selection of never-before tasted Peruvian lunch dishes as part of the restaurant’s new service, which are also available for guests to enjoy on the indoor/outdoor rooftop dining space.

MAD Social To Launch Brunch Service on April 9

MAD Social, the first new restaurant from the Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants group in 14 years, is launching brunch on April 9. MAD Social, located at 1140 West Madison Avenue in Chicago, is a neighborhood spot that offers globally inspired fare, select wines and beers as well as classic cocktails with a MAD twist.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Spices Things Up with Updated Menu

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is debuting a new menu that will take effect the last week of March.The restaurant will still offer their classic menu items including the Bad Ass Burger and the Bacon Cheeseburger on Steroids, but will also include some new additions.

Chef Jonathon Sawyer Teams Up with Mod Meals for Family Style Delivery

James Beard Foundation Award-winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer (The Greenhouse Tavern, Trentina, Noodlecat), announced his partnership with Mod Meals, the local farm-to-doorstep delivery service. Starting April 4, Clevelanders too busy to cook but wanting to eat right can have healthy meals hand-crafted by Chef Sawyer delivered straight to their door.

Colorful and Quirky

Emerging Chains ReportIntroductionSilver DinerEarls Kitchen + Bar The CowfishOpened: November 2013Locations: Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Orlando; AtlantaCo-founders Marcus Hill and Alan SpringateMarcus Hill and Alan Springate are taking the “one step at a time” approach to their restaurant sensation The Cowfish, which serves burgers, sushi, and—in true Dr.

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.

Red Robin Releasing Ramen Burger Nationwide

The ramen burger—the latest food frenzy to sweep New York and Los Angeles—is going national for the first time. Starting April 4, guests can line up at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants around the country to get a taste of the highly sought after culinary craze.

A Seat at the Farm’s Table

Cecil Creek Farm in Mickleton, New Jersey, has embraced the farm-to-table philosophy on a very personal level: serving fine-dining meals on its property every Friday and Saturday night.What this pop-up restaurant serves is more akin to a family meal than a traditional dining-out experience.

Fogo de Chão Welcomes the Fresh Flavors of Spring

Celebrate the arrival of spring at Fogo de Chão with innovative new menu items featuring the season's best flavors and ingredients. A vibrant time of year when foods yield their best crops throughout the U.

Applebee's Guests in Charge of Choosing Appetizers and Entrees

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar is bringing back its popular 2 for $20 menu, offering diners their favorite items at an extra special value. Applebee's is satisfying fans' taste buds with a selection of popular dishes, including the Quesadilla Burger, Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp and Grilled Chicken Wonton Taco Appetizers.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Launches Spring Features Menu

Known for its scratch kitchen and classic American cuisine infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill launched its Spring Features menu, featuring seasonal items such as Jalapeño Deviled Eggs and Grapefruit Vanilla Custard.

Indigenous Cuisine

To find the real origin of the words local and sustainable, we should dig deeper into the native culture of the Americas—an ancestral heritage that includes the foods that are truly indigenous to our country.