The Main Dish: NRA Show 2017 Highlights, the Innovator 50, 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.


NRA Show 2017 Highlights: Part 1

Looking to cut down on your indecision? Or are you missing out on NRA Show this year? Enjoy the show from home with Foodable, in partnership with IFMA! Start learning from the greats through our NRA Show 2017 Media Stage — that's right, we're live streaming select sessions to you, up until the last day on May 23!

The Innovator 50 and Top 5 Artisans Announced at

Who are the most inspiring people in the restaurant industry? Get to know the Innovator 50 and the Top Five Artisan Award winners announced at the second annual Foodable is proud to announce these 50 men and women who deserve to be acknowledged for their admirable contributions to the industry.  

The ONE Policy Most Restaurants Shut Out — the Open Door Policy

During orientation, the manager or owner runs through a list of policies and procedures that are necessary to follow as an employee of the company. They are all super reasonable. They even follow the same format as other restaurants, but there's one policy that restaurant owners or operators always lead with...only to push to the side once you've been acclimated.

NRA Show 2017 Highlights: Part 2

How has the craft beverage segment transformed foodservice with its momentum? What are the most popular cocktails and why? And are non-alcoholic craft beverages trending? Watch as we discuss tactics bar owners can use to upsell and how to provide the value that more and more guests are looking for.

NRA Show 2017 by the Numbers [Infographic]

A big show is bound to have some big data! Curious to see what story the numbers told at the 2017 NRA Show? By the end of the third day of the event, Foodable Labs analyzed data from more 13,220 show attendees and 92,000 social conversations. Here, we break down the biggest areas of interest and trending topics that had people talking. 

Hot Summer Menu Offerings in New York City

New York City’s dining scene is always hot but during the summer months it tends to heat up even more. With new summertime menu additions featuring light dishes and simple flavors, there’s plenty to salivate over this season. And it doesn't stop at the food. The city also boasts new craft cocktails that are worthy of your attention. Here are some of the hottest summer menu offerings in food and drink to hit New York City.