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  • Creative solutions for a loud dining room
    Restaurants are getting louder, but some patrons are tired of shouting. These sound solutions can help restaurant owners reduce noise levels in a loud dining room. Read more...

    How to make a better blender? Test it. Repeatedly.
    The Test Lab at Hamilton Beach is a kind of punishment chamber for food service equipment and hospitality appliances. The lab tests products made by Hamilton Beach and its competitors for performance, safety and durability.  Read more...

    Five ways to keep servers happy
    Cut turnover and increase employee satisfaction with these five tips for keeping restaurant servers happy. Read more...

    Diners’ expectations vary widely from casual to luxury
    A study from Coyle Hospitatilty surveyed casual, upscale and luxury diners for their expectations of food, service and atmosphere when eating out.  Read more...

  • Horsepower and other persistent myths about performance blenders
    Myths persist about what matters in a high performance blender, and the top myth is that horsepower equals performance. Find out what you need to look for a commercial blender.  Read more...

    How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness
    From black lights to post-it-notes, hotel chains are adopting extreme measures to calm the fears of germ-obsessed guests. Read more...

    How South American food won a city in the American South
    Jessica and Josh Bufford, owners of Estilo, in Richmond, VA, are riding the waves of two key trends—Latin American food and gluten-free kitchens. Read more...

    Let them drink cake (with a kick)
    Bartenders and chefs are teaming up to create after-dinner drinks more decadent than many selections traditionally featured on dessert menus. Read more...

  • Divine Mocha Serenity
    The Divine Mocha Serenity is a chocolate smoothie reminiscent of the classic ice cream truck fudgsicle. It combines chocolate syrup, vanilla ice cream and mocha powder.  Read more...

    Ice Cream Sandwich
    This frozen cocktail combines the vanilla ice cream and chocolate wafer of the traditional ice cream sandwich with a little mint schnapps for a kick. Offer it to customers as a dessert drink or boozy milkshake. Read more...

    Kahlua Colada
    This frozen drink combines the tropical coconut and pineapple flavors of the traditional pina colada with the rich coffee taste of Kahlua®.  Read more...

    Orange-Honey French Dressing
    This recipe for orange-honey French dressing pairs well with citrus-focused salads. Read more...

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Beverages
Essential bar tools for the modern mixologist

Essential bar tools for the modern mixologist

A fresh perspective on produce-driven cocktails

A fresh perspective on produce-driven cocktails

How an Austrian restaurant became known for margaritas

How an Austrian restaurant became known for margaritas

 The new brew: China's fast-growing coffee culture

The new brew: China's fast-growing coffee culture

Food
“Healthy” is changing:  why coconut oil could be the new canola

“Healthy” is changing: why coconut oil could be the new canola

Coffee you can cook with

Coffee you can cook with

From local to hyperlocal: getting started with a restaurant garden

From local to hyperlocal: getting started with a restaurant garden

The perks and perils of a gluten-free menu

The perks and perils of a gluten-free menu

Hospitality
Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers

Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers

The little things hotel guests really want

The little things hotel guests really want

Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray

Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray

Recipes
Coffee Calypso

Coffee Calypso

Fresh-Squeezed Radler

Fresh-Squeezed Radler

B's Red Pepper Soup

B's Red Pepper Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup