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  • Four new restaurant trends sweeping through Spain
    Spanish modernism is constantly reinventing itself. Here are four new trends in Spanish fine dining, from theatrical tapas to gastrobotanics. Read more...

    Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers
    Millennial travelers are shaping the guestrooms of the future, with mobile connectivity, social lobbies and local touches.  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...

    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...

  • Beyond nuggets: 10 ways to build a better children's menu
    Looking for ways to offer healthier — but still crowd-pleasing — kids' meals? Try these ten tips for developing a healthy children's menu. 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...

    The perks and perils of a gluten-free menu
    Gluten sensitivity is one the rise—30% of Americans are trying to reduce or eliminate their gluten intake. Restaurant owner Kendra Murden offers advice on how to serve gluten-free foods and keep the kitchen free of contamination.  Read more...

    The new brew: China's fast-growing coffee culture
    China's coffee consumption is booming. Here are lessons learned from Starbucks' expansion in China and opportunities for smaller coffee chains. Read more...

  • Ancho Chile Butter
    Ancho chile butter is a flavorful, intense condiment for grilled meat and fish. 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...

    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...

    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...

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Beverages
Let them drink cake (with a kick)

Let them drink cake (with a kick)

Happy hour way back when

Happy hour way back when

Doctoring beer: four creative ways to offer customers a cold one

Doctoring beer: four creative ways to offer customers a cold one

Horsepower and other persistent myths about performance blenders

Horsepower and other persistent myths about performance blenders

Food
 Creative solutions for a loud dining room

Creative solutions for a loud dining room

How South American food won a city in the American South

How South American food won a city in the American South

Five ways to keep servers happy

Five ways to keep servers happy

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

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

Hospitality
Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray

Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray

The little things hotel guests really want

The little things hotel guests really want

 How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness

How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness

Recipes
Kahlua Colada

Kahlua Colada

The Face Squincher

The Face Squincher

The Roquette

The Roquette

Tangy Lemon Custard Tart

Tangy Lemon Custard Tart