The Main Dish: Chefs' Favorite Fall Pairings, Next-Level Desserts, and Other Highlights From This Week

In the age of information overload, refinement is key. That was the thought behind The Main Dish — a quick compilation of the most bookmark-worthy links from the Foodable WebTV Network. Aside from our usual daily content, every Sunday, The Main Dish will serve a fresh batch of handpicked pieces of the most appetizing lists & literature that you may have missed.


The Best Chefs in the Country Share Their Best Fall Pairings

Fall doesn’t only mean new ingredients to play with, but also new pairings to be made. We decided ask some of the best chefs across the country about what menu dishes they are preparing this season, which ones have been the most popular, and what their perfect pairings are for fall.

More Than a Bakery: 5 Pastry Shops Taking Dessert to the Next Level

Not all desserts are created equal and today’s consumers have too many options to settle for your run-of-the-mill baked good. Still, the bakery scene is booming, especially in cities like New York, where a slew of new pastry shops have opened up, all within the last year. So what does a bakery have to do these days to stand out? Create dessert options that are as unique in flavor as they are pretty to look at.

Middle Eastern Cuisine is on the Rise: Q&A with Naf Naf Grill's CEO

A fast casual concept expanding rapidly is Naf Naf Grill, a restaurant chain currently with 25 stores, including one new location opening at the Mall of America this weekend. These restaurants are bringing Middle Eastern cuisine to the masses and the brand just recognized as a Hot Concept. We sat down with one of Naf Naf Grill’s co-CEOs, David Sloan to learn why guests are lovin’ this style of food and what is to come for the brand.


3 Reasons Why Your Brand Needs to Sound Human Online

Online interactions with your customers are becoming increasingly popular, and many big-name brands, restaurants, and businesses out there have taken to social media. However, your online presence shouldn’t just be a digital billboard and your feeds shouldn’t be filled with constant promotion.

Quick Six With...Executive Chef Julia Doyne and How She Forges the Way in Miami's Food Scene

Executive Chef Julia Doyne is a powerhouse in the culinary world — and not just because she is the first female executive chef of The Forge, an iconic steakhouse in Miami that has made its name since the 1930s. (Fun fact: Talk about historic! The actual building was originally a blacksmith's forge used to create iron gates and sculptures for affluent locals.)

Taco Bell Rings in New Shipping-Container-Designed Restaurant

When Taco Bell is thrown into the ring, this brand is used to coming out on top. Whether it’s been through interactive Snapchat marketing — breaking the social media app’s all-time record for campaign views — or simply setting the standard for today’s brand storytelling, one thing is for sure: Taco Bell is constantly disrupting. What is this brand’s next venture? An all-new, shipping-container-designed Taco Bell location.