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The New Foodie Knowledge Blogroll

Foodie Knowledge encompasses a wide variety of food and foodie related topics.  I wanted to find a wide range of sites to reflect that variety.  What you won’t find here is a bunch of recipe blogs.  Instead, I want to get deeper into understanding food and foodie culture.  The sites features are informative and provide […]

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Working In A Restaurant Kitchen

I always get a chuckle when someone who is not in the restaurant business asks me about the show, “Hell’s Kitchen”.  Their question is always, “It isn’t really like that is it?”  The honest answer is that if you spend 30 years progressing up the ladder as a cook, you might one day get to […]

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The Hidden Restaurant Tax

I often get asked when talking about restaurants what has changed the most in my time as a server.  I have always had a hard time answering that question.  In part, it is because my vantage point on the industry has changed over the years.  The differences between my current job and my first serving […]

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The Groupon Effect

I remember a few years back when people would post pictures of their newest purchases on Facebook and MySpace.  Their new car, watch, or house would be displayed for all to see and envy.  It was a subtle form of bragging intended to show their success and maybe even inspire jealousy in others.  They were […]

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The Truth About Credit Card Theft In Restaurants

As discussed yesterday, Yahoo ran a front-page story from creditcards.com on Friday discussing types of people who you cannot trust with your credit card.  The Yahoo headline is pictured above and makes it clear that servers are on the list.  While the actual article includes eight groups, the headline very clearly implies that you should […]

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