Jon Taffer Talks Bar Tech, Marketing to Millennials & Alcohol in Fast Casuals

On this episode of On Foodable Weekly, Paul Barron is at the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas with “Bar Rescue” host and consultant Jon Taffer. Watch the full episode as Taffer dives into how different technologies are impacting the bar scene; why he’s not a fan of tablet ordering; what one of the most important things every brand needs to attract Millennials; and why alcohol in fast casual has not been as prevalent as it should be, but how that is changing.

Tavern Road — Fast Casual by Day, Full-Service by Night

In this episode of Table 42, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Paul Barron will lead you down Tavern Road in Boston. It’s a young business that is surprisingly successful, with its second birthday at the end of March. The way Tavern Road functions is a unique concept in itself: by day, it is a fast casual, but at night, it becomes a full-service establishment. The brains behind this self-proclaimed “high energy modern restaurant and bar?”

Meet the brother team, chef and co-owner Louis DiBiccari and operator and co-owner Michael DiBiccari, whose duality mimics the restaurant’s night-and-day difference. Louis creates rich flavors at the back-of-the-house to give guests a tasteful experience like no other, while Michael creates multi-layer designs at the front-of-the-house to give guests a visual experience that can’t be replicated elsewhere. Watch the full episode to see how together they create Tavern Road’s great service that keeps people running back.

Are Mobile Food Concepts Still on the Rise?

In this episode of On Foodable Weekly, brought to you by the Foodable Network, host Paul Barron discusses the trends and studies revolving around mobile concepts, including food trucks, food carts and pop-ups with AJ Barker, Concept Developer at Think Tank Hospitality Group. Learn why there is still a huge consumer demand for mobile food and how these units are continuing to be used as a launching pad for a brick and mortar, while also being added as a supplement to existing ones. Watch the video to also see how brands within all industries are using these concepts to market their products.

Root Takes Culinary Arts to the Next Level

In this episode of Table 42, brought to you by the Foodable Network, we visit NOLA's Root. Host Paul Barron talks to Executive Chef Phillip L. Lopez as he prepares creative and distinctive dishes you won't see anywhere else, including their out of world take on Foie gras. Watch the full episode to see what inspired Root's menu of playful textures and the unique presentation of the dishes in cigar boxes. 

15 Romolo Boosts Handcrafted Cocktails With Bitters

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In this episode of Across the Bar, brought to you by the Foodable Network, we take you to San Francisco's 15 Romolo, where mixologist Ian Adams prepares some uniquely handcrafted cocktails, including their signature "Velvet Jukebox." Watch to see what housemade ingredients and artisanal bitters are incorporated into their beverage recipes to add that extra flavor.