Alyson Mar, RD's Blog – July 2009 Archive (4)

Exposure Opportunity for Restaurants in the SF Bay Area

On Thursday, November 5th, 2009, City of Dreams (a charity which I am a part of) will host our annual gala fundraiser, SF 1900: A Night in the Barbary Coast, which benefits the City of Dreams mentorship and youth development program.



We invite local San Francisco/Bay Area restaurants to participate in this exciting event by donating appetizers to serve the expected 750 local guests.



City of Dreams: City of Dreams is… Continue

Added by Alyson Mar, RD on July 28, 2009 at 5:21pm — No Comments

San Francisco Chef's Food & Wine Festival

A friend of mine works for a company that is promoting first annual San Francisco Chef's Food & Wine Festival so I couldn’t help but look into it and get excited. After doing some reading on the event website I have confirmed that this is going to be an amazing event so I thought I would share some information about the event and a promo code with my fellow FohBohers.



The website describes the event as:



“a four day food and wine event celebrating the unique flavor,… Continue

Added by Alyson Mar, RD on July 24, 2009 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

Menu Labeling: Whose Call is it?

I had never heard of the term “Nanny State” until I started getting involved with menu labeling. For those of you who also associate the term “nanny” with an English lady who takes care of people’s children “nanny state” refers to government regulations that are perceived to be unnecessary and, attempt to overinstitutionalize our lives.



The government already has a pretty tight control over how restaurants run their businesses like minimum wage, food handling and safety, and of… Continue

Added by Alyson Mar, RD on July 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

Where does Nutrition Information come from?

This question may seem a lot less scary than your eight year old asking you where babies come from, but brace yourself like the old-age evolution question this is not a short answer. The truth is food and nutrients are chemicals, and they contribute to our health and lives, and therefore you must read on.



Let’s Start at the Very Beginning:



Ok, I’ll spare you the details of the origins, but let’s talk about chemical testing. This is what most people think of when… Continue

Added by Alyson Mar, RD on July 8, 2009 at 5:05pm — 8 Comments

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National News

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The National Restaurant Association and EatStreet have released a free educational guide focusing on online ordering and emerging restaurant technology trends.

Boyd's Coffee Launches Single-Cup Coffees For Retail And Foodservice

The coffees come in a variety of roast levels and include organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ options: French No. 6®, Red Wagon® Organic Coffee, Good Morning™, Hi-Rev® (delivers more caffeine), and Lost Lake™ Decaf Organic Coffee.

Arby's Announces Development Deals With New And Existing Franchisees

ARG recently sold 14 company-operated restaurants in Tampa, FL to Mosaic Investments, Inc. (Mosaic), a fully integrated investment firm based in Atlanta. In addition to remodeling existing locations slated to commence at the end of 2014, Mosaic has committed to build 13 new Arby's restaurants in the Tampa area over the next nine years.

Smoothie King Appoints Vice President Of Business Development To Drive Brand's Expansion Across The U.S.

Prior to joining Smoothie King, Bruno served as vice president of retail sales, operations and franchise development for Fannie May Fine Chocolates, a division of 1800Flowers.com, where he oversaw a $69.5 million retail division that included 100 corporate stores and 45 franchised stores.

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TED TALKS VIDEO

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Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" positioned 50,000 km from a telescope to enable imaging of planets about distant stars. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

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