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What's in Season in Your Region this Summer? With so many fruits and vegetables being grown in greenhouses or imported from other states and countries, it can be difficult to know what's really in season. Check out this interactive map to find out what produce is seasonal in your area this summer.Read More
Expert Critic Reviews for Restaurants Coming to Facebook When visiting select restaurants’ Facebook pages, you will now be able to see reviews posted by expert food critics! Find out why Facebook has made this new change and who will be affected.Read More
Prepare for Warm Weather with Outdoor Cooking and Outdoor Bars Now that the warmer months are upon us, it’s the perfect time to open up outside seating at your bar or restaurant.Read More
Refrigerant Regulations In compliance with President Obama's Climate Action Plan, regulations are changing on the types of refrigerant you can use in your business.Read More
5 Drinks of Summer Check out the recipes for the 5 drinks of summer that will satisfy your thirsty customers during the hot summer months!Read More
The Resurgence of Hard Cider and Sour Beer Although hard cider and sour beer have been in existence for hundreds of years, they’re just now making their comebacks.Read More
What’s the first thing you do when you’re looking for a new restaurant to try out? Typically, people search for reviews online and check out the restaurant’s Facebook page. They’ll usually see simple reviews posted by followers and friends that say something like “Yummmm!” or “Order the crab dip!” Sometimes, people even get a little fancier and upload a pic of the cocktail they enjoyed... But soon, things will be changing.
On May 26, 2015, Facebook announced that they will be allowing expert food critics to post their professional reviews directly on restaurants’ Facebook pages alongside other followers’ posts . This was announced just two weeks after Facebook started hosting news articles on its servers.
To start, a select group of restaurants will be participating in the pilot. According to a Facebook spokeswoman, this group will include thousands of US restaurants. Some establishments may see the benefits of the experiment since almost all customers check out reviews before dining out. But for others, this new change may be a threat, since Facebook will also be showing the negative reviews.
By providing these expert reviews in addition to customer reviews, Facebook may be able to make itself a reputable source for local information, ultimately making them more competitive. This new feature is believed to garner more popularity for Facebook’s restaurant search engine, which isn’t as popular as Yelp or Google.
Now that a potential customer can easily access expert critic reviews on a social media site they probably visit multiple times a day, it’s important to provide the best experience for them. And, with today’s advanced technology, critics have the ability to write these reviews directly from their laptop, tablet, or other mobile device, making these reviews available to the public almost instantaneously! Everything from the table setting, decor, and customer service, to the meal itself must be top-notch. But, by providing excellent service and delicious food, you can use these expert reviews to your advantage and possibly gain even more loyal customers.
For now, this is just an experiment, but this step could play a major role in making Facebook more than just a social media site. Will people start turning to Facebook for reviews rather than Yelp or Google? Will restaurants gain or lose business because of these easily accessible reviews? I guess we'll find out. For now, just keep on cooking!
Our June Coupon Code is here and we have some great supplies for you to save on. Use the code JUNESALE to save on paper goods, aprons, and the powerful and popular Solwave 1200 watt microwave. In addition, we have one of our most popular chafers on sale this month, the Choice folding chafer. The frames of these chafers fold down for easy and compact storage, making it a must for caterers, bars, and other food service operators who need to save storage space. At $23.99 with this month's coupon code, you just can't go wrong with these space-saving buffet essentials!
Strawberries in January? Pears in May? With so many fruits and vegetables being grown in greenhouses or imported from other states and countries, it can be difficult to know what's really in season where you live. We've broken down the contiguous United States into large regions where you can see what produce is seasonal in summer based on your area. Of course, there are variations to our lists depending on where you live specifically, even within a certain region, so be sure to research your area using information from local governments or food guides for more details.
Apples, arugula, asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupes, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, grapes, green beans, kale, leeks, lettuce, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, okra, onions, peaches, pears, peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad greens, spinach, squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, zucchini
Apples, arugula, asparagus, beets, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupes, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, grapes, kale, leeks, lettuce, melons, mushrooms, onions, peaches, pears, peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad greens, spinach, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, zucchini
Apples, apricots, artichokes, arugula, asparagus, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupes, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, chiles, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, figs, garlic, grapes, kale, leeks, lettuce, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, onions, parsnips, pears, peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, salad greens, spinach, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, zucchini
Apples, asparagus, beets, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupes, cauliflower, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, grapes, green beans, okra, oranges, peaches, peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, salad greens, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon
Apples, arugula, blueberries, cantaloupes, chiles, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, garlic, grapes, green beans, leeks, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, okra, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini
When the weather starts to warm up, it’s hard to stop thinking about sandy beaches, sunshine, and of course, relaxing outside with an ice cold cocktail. So put your feet up and enjoy the beautiful weather with a drink that will make you feel like you’re on an extended vacation.
This is sunny Brazil’s national drink for a reason! Refreshing citrus makes the Caipirinha an ideal drink to sip on a hot evening.
Fruity apple and cool mint combine with vodka to make a drink with a freshly-picked taste.
Perfect for serving a crowd, the fruit, wine, and Grand Marnier mingle together to make this drink a summer favorite.
When combined with the classic flavor of gin, basil and lemon juice offer a summery perspective in this tasty drink.
This classic tiki drink gets a makeover with tequila, but still incorporates the tasty citrus flavors of the original.