Edwins Leadership & Restaurant InstituteNotable: More than 200 wines and 150 spirits with a focus on French and European regionsBrandon Chrostowski’s restaurant, which equips formerly incarcerated adults with the hospitality skills and support needed to successfully re-enter society, is more than a feel-good story: It’s simply a great venue with an equally stellar beverage program.
a.kitchen+barNotable: A wine and cocktail list that syncs with a charcoal grillThis dual concept from High Street Hospitality Group—the Philly team behind Fork, a 2016 James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant, as well as High Street on Market and High Street on Hudson in New York City, could be the group’s most interesting.
How long has it really been since the madness began?Speaking in late February, Jude Feyedelem thought it might be 18 months, although that felt like a distant and understated calculation. “It’s been insane.
On-premise traffic declined 4.2 percent year-over-year during the four-week period ending April 17, continuing the weak performance seen during the previous four weeks. Traffic growth remained below the 12-week (-3 percent) and the 52-week (-1.
When Aldo Zaninotto was developing his wine list at Osteria Langhe, which he opened in Chicago’s Logan Square in 2014 after selling wine on behalf of a distributor for esteemed restaurants like Charlie Trotter’s, he looked to one region only.
Last year, wine beat out sake in Mura’s Wine vs. Sake Dinner. The second round took place at 6:30 p.m. on April 4 at the Japanese concept located at North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Sake taking the victory this time around.
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.
Rarely (OK, maybe never) do wine glasses receive gushing compliments. Instead, they are the silent observers to a multi-course feast, cradling red and white wines in their glass bowls. It’s the paint-brush-like strokes and dabbles of sauce on a plate—in the hands of a creative chef—that rise to acclaim.
Coming off of a successful inaugural program in 2015, the Raleigh Food & Wine Festival announced May 19—22 as this year’s dates for the four-day event highlighting of some of the most unique offerings in food and beverage in North Carolina’s capital city.
The 2016 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes Benz of Charlottesville, Virginia, will return to Charlottesville to celebrate the best of Central Virginia wines at the Jefferson Theater, various local restaurants, and nTelos Wireless Pavilion April 7 through April 9.
Palette 22, the newest venture from Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP) located in the heart of The Village at Shirlington at 4053 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia, unveils its new beverage program to pair with the menus of globally inspired small plates.
Formerly Grape Wine Bistro, Grape has reopened in a brand new location in north Scottsdale, Arizona. The new Grape is conveniently located just north of the Loop 101 at 23335 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite D-105 in the Sprouts plaza on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak.
Partners Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund unveiled the new beverage program of TAKODA, the 132-seat contemporary American restaurant and beer garden that opened March 11 in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA, a not-for-profit industry organization, has been actively promoting exports of all South African wine in the U.S. After a great year of increased exports in 2015, WOSA is planning to continue this growth through their current U.