The Main Dish: Engineering Your Menu, Top Gluten-Free Chefs of 2016, 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.

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Amazon Go: How Will This Checkout-Free Grocery Store Change the Restaurant Industry?

Amazon Go is the first brick-and-mortar grocery store where no physical checkouts are required. So, how are transactions made? It is all done digitally through Amazon’s “Just Walk Out Technology.” When guests with Amazon Prime memberships enter the store, all the items in their possession are scanned and charges are made on their accounts.

Table 42: Best of 2016

This year, Table 42 brought us innovative dishes, awe-inspiring plating, and truly authentic cuisines from a lineup of first-rate chefs. However, a select few stood out from the rest. Here are Foodable's "Best of" moments for Table 42 in 2016.

5 Tips on Engineering the Right Menu for Your Restaurant

The restaurant menu is the singular most important element of any operation. Yet, it is often relegated to a half-hearted (or misguided) effort at best, and a comical jab at juggling food cost at worst. Where is the logic? Food is the product of any restaurant. So why give such little thought to the device that describes, sells, and advertises your product?

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The Top 5 Gluten-Free Chefs of 2016

Of all the food trends that have swept the culinary world in the last decade, none is more significant than the advent of gluten-free cooking; in fact, you could make the argument that gluten-free cooking is a culinary discipline unto itself. And while many chefs have incorporated this new discipline into their repertoires, we thought we'd single out the top 5 gluten-free chefs of this year.

Fast Casual Nation: Best of 2016

Fast Casual Nation acts as your guide as to what makes a successful fast casual concept. Always on the go, today’s consumer is looking for high-quality meals — with just as much speed. This year, we got the chance to see some fast casuals that have found their groove within the segment. Here are Foodable's "Best of" episodes for Fast Casual Nation in 2016.

How to Define Your Restaurant's Value, Vision, Mission, and Culture Statements

The definition of value is “the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.” For your restaurant or bar, it is a statement that informs not only your customers, but also your staff, about the business’ goals and what its core beliefs are