6 Brands Embracing the Plant-Based Eating Phenomenon

6 Brands Embracing the Plant-Based Eating Phenomenon

By Adria Valdes Greenhauff, Editor-at-Large

Eating vegan — or at least trying out a part-time vegan diet — has officially gone mainstream. Thanks to a new generation of health- and environmentally-conscious celebrities that include everyone from actress Kate Mara to pop star Ariana Grande and even rapper Wacka Flocka, more consumers are embracing the benefits that come along with plant-based eating.

According to U.S. News and World Report, a diet heavy in fruits and veggies may help ward off chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. And with new studies showing that processed meats like ham, salami and sausage may cause certain types of cancers, it’s no wonder plant-based diets are on the rise, especially among millennials.

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Table 42: Casa D Angelo- A Taste of Tuscany in South Florida [VIDEO]

Have you seen our recent Table 42 episode on the South Florida culinary success, Casa D Angelo?

Table 42 host, Paul Barron talks with the Chef and Owner, Angelo Elia, as he discusses the beauty of pairing the right dishes with the right wine.

Watch the full episode to see how the head chef, Angelo Massanova prepares some of their Tuscany inspired signature entrees, with a focus on fresh and seasonable ingredients.



South American Chains Expand to US– Starting With South Florida

South American Chains Expand to US– Starting With South Florida

South Florida is melting pot, as well as an international crossroad. With that in mind- the Miami area seems like the most logical location to test how Latin American chains will do in the North American market.  

More and more restaurants with South American flavors are expanding to the US, starting with South Florida. El Corral Burgers just opened its first US restaurant last year and during the first six weeks, they had an average of 620 customers a day. Giraffas is also experiencing similar success in the South Florida market. This is a quick serve restaurant that is wildly popular in Brazil, but has turned into a fast casual chain in North America. Read More 

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