The Main Dish: Tips for the Most Effective Week, Drinks Good Enough to Eat, 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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Drinks Good Enough to Eat — Culinary Cocktails on the Rise

Purées and infusions. Fat washing and sous vide techniques. The line between the kitchen and the bar has blurred as bartenders search for new, dynamic flavor combinations to take classic cocktails to a new level of complexity.

So, You Want to Become a Restaurateur? 4 Secrets to Success

The rush to success for many lies in multiple reasons from profit, passion, or a status symbol of their achievement. No matter who you are, however, there are a few things you should know before you start writing checks and cutting ribbons.

Are You Retargeting? How Mastering It Amps Up Your Restaurant Marketing

How it works is pretty simple: You place a piece of code on your website, this puts a “cookie” on the browser of your website visitors, which is then used (by advertising platforms) to place your ad on a multitude of different websites, search engines, and social media platforms they in turn visit. Contrary to traditional static advertising banners, retargeting allows you to show potential customers specific ads online based on their behavior when they visited your website.

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The Most Effective Practices for a Productive Week

We all dream that time machines were real so we could finally control the uncontrollable. When you run a restaurant, time can either become your ally or an evil nemesis. Most people choose the latter and seem to constantly fight with time.

2017 U.S. BARCARDÍ® Cocktail Competition Winners to Shake Things Up at Global Finals in Berli

We saw some hard hitters in the mix rise to the occasion, but only two took the throne as the kings of cocktails and qualified to fight for the Legacy Crown at the international finals in Berlin: Congratulations to West Coast winner, Ryan Wainwright, and East Coast winner, Darnell Holguin! 

Leadership Series: From Dishwasher to National Restaurant Association Chairman, Jeff Davis Proves Commitment Pays Off

Jeff Davis may be the 2017 chairman for the National Restaurant Association and of the United States Beef Corporation (Arby's largest franchisee) today, but he didn't start off that way. He is proof that the restaurant industry is a wonderful place of opportunity, where the spirit of hard work and commitment can take you to unimaginable heights.