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  • Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray
    Faced with falling revenues from traditional room service, many hotels are coming up with creative room service alternatives. 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...

    Coffee you can cook with
    Coffee flour, which is gluten-free and highly nutritious, is made from the coffee cherry pulp cast off in the harvesting process. It's hitting consumer shelves in 2015 and is already being used in several hot Seattle restaurants.  Read more...

    Doctoring beer: four creative ways to offer customers a cold one
    Bartenders and businesses all around the world are dreaming up new ways to serve ice-cold beer, from Kirin's frozen foam to beer milkshakes to liquid nitrogen to fresh takes on the traditional Austrian radler.  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...

    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...

    How an Austrian restaurant became known for margaritas
    Learn how an Austrian restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, became known for its margaritas. The key is fresh-squeezed lime juice and a durable, efficient manual juice extractor, both of which bar manager Scott Beslow credits for the success of his Wunderbar.  Read more...

    The Roquette
    Los Angeles mixologist Matthew Biancaniello combines fresh herbs and produce with liquor to make garden-crisp cocktails. His drink recipe, the Roquette, combines gin, fresh arugula, agave and lime.  Read more...

  • The Face Squincher
    This is a great smoothie for customers who like their sweets with a little tartness. In this recipe, rainbow sherbet and sugar team up with lemon and limes to create a fresh, balanced flavor.  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...

    Flüssiger Strudel
    The Flüssiger Strudel, or "Liquid Strudel," is the signature drink at the Wunderbar in Grünauer, Kansas City's premier Austrian restaurant. It's made from just four ingredients: freshly squeezed lemon juice, rum, egg whites and leftover strudel syrup. Read more...

    Creamy Carrot Soup
    This recipe for creamy carrot soup can be adapted for almost any vegetable. Read more...

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

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

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

The surprising history of the milkshake

The surprising history of the milkshake

Food
Four new restaurant trends sweeping through Spain

Four new restaurant trends sweeping through Spain

From local to hyperlocal: getting started with a restaurant garden

From local to hyperlocal: getting started with a restaurant garden

Beyond nuggets: 10 ways to build a better children's menu

Beyond nuggets: 10 ways to build a better children's menu

 Creative solutions for a loud dining room

Creative solutions for a loud dining room

Hospitality
Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers

Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers

 How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness

How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness

The little things hotel guests really want

The little things hotel guests really want

Recipes
Coffee Calypso

Coffee Calypso

Divine Mocha Serenity

Divine Mocha Serenity

Tangy Lemon Custard Tart

Tangy Lemon Custard Tart

Lifesaver

Lifesaver