Restaurant F&B News and Trends

Restaurant news and trends for all things food and beverage—what’s smokin’, what’s sweet, what’s most successful. From the hottest ingredients to the newest techniques, gourmet foods to easy dishes—FSR is serving up features with ideas and insights to keep your menus fresh.


Set for the Holidays

Prix fixe menus are popular with diners and operators.

The Carolina Inn Unveils New Crossroads Chapel Hill Restaurant

An evening stroll and a crossing of roads led John Sprunt Hill—distinguished alumnus, successful businessman, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill trustee—to sit and envision

Restaurants Turn Focus to Oktoberfest Flavors

An Oktoberfest theme, featuring a beer called OctoberFest, based on a menu item actually starring in Germany.

The Sum of All Parts

Whether built in a basement or a boardroom, restaurant groups around the country are growing and evolving—relying on the strategies, vision, and passion that helped them survive and thrive in the first place.

Monkeypod Kitchen Relies on Technology to Improve Efficiency

Christie Snopko, the director of human resources at Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman in Hawaii, readily sums up the restaurant’s foray into technology.

Saks Fifth Avenue and L’Avenue Announce Partnership

Saks Fifth Avenue and Jean-Louis Costes are collaborating on a project featuring the intersecting worlds of fashion, luxury, and hospitality.

Registration Still Available for reThink Food Conference

The reThink Food conference convenes on November 6 at The Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus in Napa Valley. Very few seats are left for registration.

Strategic Hospitality Opens New French Restaurant Le Sel

Strategic Hospitality, the group behind a collection of Nashville establishments including The Patterson House, The Catbird Seat, and Pinewood Social, announced the opening of Le Sel, a “New

Aroogas’ Guests Decide Fate of Organic Wings

There are simply some questions a single person, or company, can’t answer alone.

Chicago's Carnivale to Host Rock Themed Fashion Show

Carnivale, known as one of Chicago's most cutting-edge restaurants for the last 10 years, is bringing the magic of Rock and Roll to life through a musically fuelled fashion show and three-cours