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August 2017

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Social Media Influencers Are the New Tastemakers

A couple of years ago, the name Kim Ly Curry might not ring a dinner bell for many Twin Cities restaurateurs. But now the Instagram foodie sensation is a presence at every table in town.

From the Editor: What’s News and What’s on Tap for Fall

I hope that after taking a month off from reading Foodservice News you’re all anxiously back turning over a new page.

Server Speak: What’s the Biggest Abuse of Your Patio that You’ve Witnessed?

What’s the Biggest Abuse of Your Patio that You’ve Witnessed?

News and Noteworthy

News from around the Twin Cities

A Brief History of Feeding Kids at School

Once the calendar flips to September and the smoke from the last Labor Day barbecue grill clears, it’s back to school lunch.

How National Dietary Programs Affect Local School Districts

Is the Trump administration’s changes to federally supported school lunch standards a step back from healthy food standards or much needed flexibility for public school food programs?

ProStart Instructor Mary Levinski Gets Her Students Ready for the Industry

It’s summer, which is when you typically don’t find high school teachers hanging out in venues where teens collect en masse.

Chef’s Dish, Chef Daniel Kuebelbeck at Kay’s Kitchen

Daniel Kuebelbeck likes to cook. But, “I wouldn’t call myself a chef,” Kuebelbeck says. “I have no formal training.”

Football Fans Converge on US Bank Stadium for Taste of the Vikings

It was indeed “a party with a purpose,” and the real reason why 20 restaurants and numerous beer and wine companies showed up at US Bank Stadium June 14 to feed the masses of Vikings fans was to “kick childhood hunger.”

National Restaurant Association Show Coverage

Restaurants are dealing with more competitors than ever, and what people eat and how they want to eat is changing.

Chatting with Omnivore CEO Michael Wior

We caught up with Michael Wior, CEO of Omnivore Tech in Hayward, California, at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago in mid-May and asked him what he sees as the future of restaurant technology.

Farmhouse Market Allows Small-town Shoppers 24-7 Access to Organic Food

It's the best of both worlds, technology teaming up with a brick-and-mortar location to deliver on-demand, organic food at an affordable price. What's not to emulate?

The electrifying tractor of the future

If you take land out of the equation, there are only three operating-expense buckets where farmers can reasonably cut costs: equipment, seeds and chemicals, Kraig Schulz, founder of Autonomous Tractor Corp, says.

Plant-based Restaurants Sprout Up in Twin Cities

The difference at J. Selby’s, however, is there are no eggs, no cheese, no butter—at least not in the traditional sense. That’s because J. Selby’s is a vegan restaurant.

Minneapolis’ Seward Neighborhood Gets the Restaurant It Wants

The Seward Creamery Cafe was a restaurant designed by committee. So, what could possibly go wrong? Well, as it turned out, nothing that couldn’t be tweaked.

Charlies Award Coverage

The Twin Cities culinary scene has a lot to celebrate and that’s just what we plan to do—just a little bit later than usual—on February 25, 2018, to be exact.

Local Restaurants at the MSP Airport Represent the Region in Style

If you don’t have travel plans this summer that take you through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, you may want to buy the cheapest one-way ticket you can find, just for the dining experience.

MRA Report: MN Hospitality Conference & Expo Lineup

I know that it’s only August, but the 2017 Minnesota Hospitality Conference & Expo will be upon us before you know it.

Commodities Report: Most Crops are OK, Exception Is Spring Wheat

The crop season is progressing across the U.S. under favorable conditions … for the most part.

Buy the Numbers: Why Restaurants Close

In this column I write about new restaurants and their chances for financial success, but this month I wanted to make some observations on the recent closings of some beloved high-end restaurants in the Twin Cities.

Common Foodsense: What the Passage of $15 Minimum Wage Says

Well, we done done it, ain’t we? Fifteen bucks an hour, plus tips!

Hangin’ With Klecko: Never Before Read Coverage of the Same Cook Twice

As I walked home, it occurred to me, having a reputation of being unpredictable actually makes one predictable, by definition.

People to Know and Places to Go

It was fun to see first hand this 13-year-old summer collaboration between the police, Perspectives and our industry.

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