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Japanese & Western Types of Sushi

Posted on June 25, 2014
Japanese and Western Types of Sushi

Sushi is everywhere. But did you know that the types of sushi you've grown to love are hybrids? In fact, it may be hard to find your beloved caterpillar roll on the menu in Japan. Use this handy guide to distinguish between Western and Japanese types of sushi.

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Tips for Planning Your Restaurant’s Outdoor Dining Area

Posted on June 12, 2014
Bittersweet restaurant patio

  With winter no longer restricting everyone to stay indoors, it’s quite common to hear customers asking for outdoor seating as the weather gets warmer. If you have an available outdoor space for tables and you’re not offering the option of dining outside to your guests, it may be time to consider the untapped possibilities. Is Adding an Outdoor Dining Area Worth it? You bet. If you've been wondering if adding an outdoor dining ...

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How to Price Alcoholic Beverages in Your Bar or Restaurant

Posted on May 13, 2014
how to price alcohol

Learning how to price alcoholic beverages in your bar or restaurant involves finding a calculated balance between profit and customer satisfaction. On one hand, you want to gain the most profit for your business, but on the other, you need to retain value for the customer's dollar. This balance includes many factors including beverage cost and overhead. Let's dive in and get down to the nuts and bolts of how to find the best beverage cost for your business.

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How to Create a Beer Garden in Your Bar or Restaurant

How to Create a Beer Garden

Beer gardens came about in the 18th century as the result of one of life’s happiest accidents. German beer brewers began planting gardens on their rooftops because they found it to be an effective method for keeping the temperature cool enough for their brews to ferment. Soon, some of the more enterprising brewers found it profitable to begin serving beer in those gardens, and the concept has been booming ever since.

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How to Pour the Perfect Draft Beer

Posted on February 25, 2014
How to Pour the Perfect Draft Beer

Pouring a beer involves a degree of presentation, and the method of pouring can affect the drinker’s experience. Not only that, but how a bartender pours a beer can affect the overall taste and consistency of the beer. Consider these tips for pouring the perfect draft beer.

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