The blog posts that get the biggest responses here are those that mention new and novel ways to get more customers in the door. These posts have been re-tweeted the most, commented on the most and shared with friends more than any other,
Who am I to argue with what you want, so I’ll be focusing more on this direction moving forward.
Starting right now…Let’s look at one immediate action you can take in your bar to be put in… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on February 15, 2010 at 6:21pm —
I’ve been subscribed to the Gordon Ramsay Group
email list for three or four years now and today was the first time I received an email from them.
I’ve been a big fan of Gordon since I began in the hospitality industry and he has always bee nan industry idol of mine, but sadly, his business of late has… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on February 15, 2010 at 6:00pm —
The web is up for grabs. We are all cartographers now, discovering the nooks and crannies, the inlets and isla's of this new world. All the old rules and restrictions have come down. They were proved to be worthless. They worked for an earlier era, but only just barely. And now we are all tremendously liberated and absolutely terrified. Can you feel it? I do, all day, every moment, that sense of utter horror at the newness of everything around us. It almost feels like an acid… Continue
Added by Zachary Adam Cohen on February 15, 2010 at 12:05pm —
Golf is the Greatest Game!
I know there are many who disagree with this statement. For me there’s not a game that comes close. One of the reasons I believe this is because there is a direct correlation between golf and life. Anyone who has played the game for a
reasonable amount of time can easily see how they are parallel. In my
blog series I am going to make an attempt to take you through the traditional
18 holes to… Continue
Added by Bill Campion on February 15, 2010 at 9:43am —
It's Valentine's Day weekend and Bill Baumgartner's blog today has caused me to think about the "diamonds" that have come into my life the past four years - new friends who've brought sparkle and brightness and joy into my life. Some are on FOHBOH, others, FACEBOOK. Some I know personally and interact with regularly, rejoicing in the pleasure and light they bring to my life. Others, I feel I know through interactions in cyberspace.
Many are intertwined with this industry we call… Continue
Added by susan holaday on February 15, 2010 at 4:30am —
I recently discovered a rare and much sought after diamond
among the other precious gems in my care.
I am by no means an expert in the field of precious gems, but I believe I have found a diamond that will rank high in every aspect of comparison.
The clarity and sparkle seem to fit together perfectly to dazzle even the
most amateur eye.
Yes, this diamond outshines all of my other gems.
Added by Bill Baumgartner on February 14, 2010 at 5:26pm —
I could think up a bunch of more, big (no pun) comments on this piece of news...but, no. Discretion remains the better part of valor (darn it).
Added by Michael Albert on February 14, 2010 at 3:51pm —
The expansion of the Huntington Meat Packing veal & ground beef recall to 4.9 million pounds
has has become the meat
of Editorial cartoonists.
Inspectors have found that a failure to follow food safety rules
and unreliable safety records
were contributing factors according to an article by MSNBC
Added by Paul Green on February 14, 2010 at 4:33am —
Seems like there is a lot of buzz about buzz, buzzing everywhere these days. The world moves so fast already; why are we making it move even faster?
One would think that after growing up and working in Silicon Valley, and after a stint working in NYC, I would be used to a fast pace. Well, I am. We move pretty quick around here at FohBoh. But last week, I took a pause and felt a bit winded by all the new stuff; the new ideas, the new media, all the new social media tools and networks,… Continue
Added by Michael L. Atkinson on February 13, 2010 at 12:35pm —
The nice people at Smith & Wollensky
built this handsome snowman opposite their restaurant in Easton, Ohio together with a signature cocktail in his hand. I was one of dozens of passer-bys taking his picture today and I’m sure by now hundreds of pictures have been taken and shared with family members and friends?
What’s missing from this picture? Any indication of where the… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on February 13, 2010 at 2:29am —
As I started my new life as a proud accepted student at the premire culinary school back in September, I really didnt know what I was getting myself into, I had an idea, but everyday since then, it has been one eye opener after another of how things work behind the CIA walls.
At the begining, you start off as a regular student, with classes in a classroom (go figure!) In order to progress into the kitchen, and be able to touch food, one needs to know about food, inside and out. Which… Continue
Added by Jimmy Nev. on February 12, 2010 at 7:26pm —
Did you know that there is a formula that naturally drives the outcomes of your business? Once we reveal the cause and effect relationship, we can make decisions that impact our results and drive the change we are seeking. The Branding Tree can help you examine the root beliefs of culture, concept, and capital and identify the thinking that drives your results. When you uncover the story or belief you are operating under, you can change the story. This will immediately change your… Continue
Added by David Dodson on February 12, 2010 at 2:20pm —
DAWG Talks (David Rose
) recent post Apps Are the New Hieroglyphs
brought back to mind my thinking about chefs using the web to stand-out from the competition in searching for employment.
Our craft depends not only on fiscal, operational and organizational management skills - it's also about presentation. Many… Continue
Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on February 12, 2010 at 10:09am —
I was watching America's Funniest Home Videos the other day and they showed a man and woman cutting a kids hair.
The dad slipped a little and the cutting blade cover came off the clippers he was using and he shaved this little kids hair in a 4" strip at a slight angle across his head. The kid sat in the chair looking from his mother to his father, 'cause he knew something was wrong, but of course, we can't see the top of our own head without a… Continue
Added by Mark on February 12, 2010 at 9:48am —
Added by Paul Green on February 12, 2010 at 7:50am —
Many restaurants are being victimized by reservation scalpers according to Ron Ruggles.
“I sent an e-mail out to about 20 restaurateurs that I know, and within five minutes I had four or five guys telling me they had these names all over their reservation books, from Bacchanalia to 4th & Swift -- all the top restaurants in the city,” Bramble said. “They made anywhere from 10 to 20 reservations at every restaurant.”…
Added by Paul Green on February 12, 2010 at 6:20am —
The rational business owner, when asked if he would like more complaints in his business, would probably say NO quite definitely. And we can all understand that. Who wants to hear that there is something wrong with their business? Especially considering all of the blood, sweat and tears we have poured into our labors of love.
But the irrational business owner WANTS to get complaints. They have toughened their skin, swallowed their pride,… Continue
Added by Barry Chandler on February 11, 2010 at 8:51pm —
Can’t get enough reality food television? Enjoy when it comes down to the wire when the chefs put their hands up in the air when time is up? Enthralled by the ability of the chefs to adapt to unusual working restraints? How would you like to come see the real deal?
Read the full story, check out sponsorship opportunities and watch video at… Continue
Added by Dara Bunjon on February 11, 2010 at 8:59am —
I just wanted to share an article I refer back to from time to time...
Sure, we're polite. We always say "please" and "thank you"... to strangers at least. But for some reason, it seems that we often forget to say "thank you" and show our appreciation to the people who are closest to us; to our family, our co-workers, our employees
, our teachers. We especially forget to say "thank you" to the universe for our many blessings.
Saying thank you and showing… Continue
Added by Doug Golden on February 11, 2010 at 6:48am —
Technology, and its ease of use, has created great accessibility to information. Clearly, we’ve seen the advancement of technology impact and streamline business and personal activities. From great research to funny videos to live performances, we have the ability to enjoy, participate and share what affects us.
The convenience of the information, and the velocity for which we receive it, are tied together. Anything that saves or simplifies work, adds to one's ease or comfort, and… Continue
Added by David Rose on February 11, 2010 at 6:10am —