The Main Dish: Prepping for the End of the Year, Post-Election Considerations, 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.


Smog City Shows Off Los Angeles' Creative Craft Brewing Scene

The beer scene in Los Angeles is fairly young. Some of LA's veteran breweries only date back to 2011. However, in that short span of time, LA has churned out some of the coolest, most diverse brews created from some of the coolest, most diverse brewers. 

Social Restaurant Visits Jump Over 5 Million: What Does That Mean for the Industry?

On this episode of “On Foodable Weekly,” host Paul Barron highlights the restaurants that have grown the most in the past month and what that means for the industry as a whole. We will also look at Del Taco’s brand performance and its biggest competitor: Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Beaker & Gray Amps Up Crafted Cocktails in Wynwood 

In Miami’s already world-renowned, artsy neighborhood of Wynwood, one can find Beaker & Gray, an 110-seat eatery located at the popular avenue of North Miami, which serves thoughtfully crafted cocktails using high-quality spirits.

What Does 'Quality Ingredients' Mean? 3 Things to Consider

What does it mean when you use the term “quality ingredients”? Restaurants and brands toss the phrase everywhere on their menus and websites, but does that mean we buy the absolute best of everything? If not, why not? Quality is as subjective as flavor.

C-Level Executives Share Their Best Tips on How to Thrive in This Market Post-Election

Will consumers be visiting less restaurants? With commodity prices low and the consumer's uncertainty will restaurants be less busy this holiday season? Or will the holiday season bring the usual foot traffic?  Nonetheless, restaurant operators and marketers should be ready to up the ante to get their customers dining with them. 

End the Year Strong: Prepare Your Restaurant for December Success

December may be a challenging time for restaurants, but striving for success is not something that is out of reach. Variables in December present a multitude of unknowns to consider, so managing all that you can to maximize the season and prevent costly, uninformed decisions is the only way to approach this final calendar month. Want tips on how to end the year strong?