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How to Make an Open Bar Profitable

Open bars­–long the bane of the industry–were once labeled profit potholes and left alone. But one open bar in Washington, D.C., is making a splash–and profit–by hosting a weekly all-you-can-drink sundown special.

LaGuardia Brings Chef-Driven Restaurants to Terminal C

Delta Air Lines today announced its renovated and expanded domestic hub in Terminal C at New York's LaGuardia airport will offer five chef-driven restaurants, an expansive food hall, fresh markets, the integration of Apple iPads, pop-up retail stores, and concierge services for frequent fliers on the go.

Ping Pong Dim Sum Hosts Open Bar

Known for its modern twist to Chinese small-plate cuisine, Ping Pong Dim Sum in Chinatown and Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., is offering another reason to gather around the table with the launch of the ‘SUM’down Open Bar.

Simple Tips to Improve Your Beverage Program

In order to stand out in the crowd, you have to do something different.The concept is basic, but as beverage sales have slackened this year, commensurate with fewer restaurant visits overall, a distinctive beverage program may help reignite business.

New York Wine Expo Celebrates 5th Year

Whether they were pouring or tasting, attending a seminar or looking to buy, the 5th Annual New York Wine Expo was the place to celebrate the extraordinary world of wine. The Expo, held March 2-4, 2012, featured 130 wineries representing 12 countries.

How To: Achieve Bartender Excellence

Alcohol offers the highest profit margin in a restaurant yet too few restaurants really focus on their bar staff.An excellent bartender is the key to both selling drinks and keeping customers at the bar.

Beverage Sales Down Among Young Drinkers

Alcoholic beverage consumption has softened at casual- and fine-dining restaurants, according to the NPD Group, a market research company.Thirty-six percent of consumers ordered alcohol away-from-home in the last three months based on findings from NPD’s recently released Beverage Alcohol Report (BAR), which profiles habits, attitudes, and brand preferences for on-premise beverage alcohol consumption.

NJ Restaurant Association Celebrates Women

The New Jersey Restaurant Association and the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation present “Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Visual & Culinary Arts,” on Monday, March 5, in honor of Women’s History Month.

European Wine Trends

In recent decades, the international wine market has been dictated by the epicenters of classic production. But the economic climate has created a new consumer-directed approach. The masses are making their presence felt by adjusting the hows and how muches of their enjoyment.

Bonefish Grill Makes Happy Hour a Whole Lot Happier

Bonefish Grill's happy hour has long featured handcrafted cocktails at specialty prices and a perpetual list of $5 drinks.Now food joins the fun, making Bonefish Grill's "Happier Hours"* a great experience with friends.

Lightning Strikes Del Frisco’s With Exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon

David O’Day, Director of Wine for Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, is thrilled to announce that he acquired the Coup De Foudre 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Lightning Bolt Blend during the 16th annual “Premiere Napa Valley,” the Napa Valley Vintners’ wine futures auction to the trade.

“Flavor! Napa Valley” Adds Two Days to Festival

The second annual Flavor! Napa Valley will be held Nov. 14-18, 2012, adding two additional days of hands-on activities and artisanal experiences to the festival lineup. Tickets for this year's festival will go on sale beginning in June.

Antonio Banderas Introduces Namesake Winery

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is pleased to welcome acting legend Antonio Banderas to its 2012 edition. Banderas will introduce his namesake Anta Banderas winery during a sold-out seminar on Friday, Feb.

Food, Wine, Sprits Festival Strolls into Myrtle Beach

Wyndham Vacation Rentals invites guests to "Sip, Savor, and Stroll" their way through The Market Common during the Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival this spring."Sip, Savor, and Stroll," the kickoff event for the third annual festival, will give guests a taste of the Grand Strand with food and wine samples from participating restaurants in Myrtle Beach's popular urban lifestyle center, The Market Common.