Category Food and Beverage
Where to find the World’s Best Coffee & what are the options?
Discussions about the “world’s best” this or that are by nature very divisive so when I start an article about where to find the world’s best cup of coffee, I know I am asking for trouble… Of course, many factors need to come together to create great coffee. You cannot have great coffee without great […]
Weird Restaurants to Try…or Avoid!!
Great restaurants are hard to find… They require a terrific location, fabulous staff, incredible thought, planning and consistency, matched with a menu and concept that is enduring and where you can’t wait to go back. So, when all of those basic, but extraordinarily difficult things can’t be found or implemented, time to try something else. […]
Will veganism ever go mainstream?
Lately, much is written about veganism and vegan food and how it can improve our life and the environment. Having been one of those individuals that gave this a good try (I lived a 100 % vegetarian life for six months) here are my observations and thoughts. Veganism is currently defined as a way of […]
The Ultimate Bar and Restaurant Sign Collection!
Portable bar and restaurant advertising signs have seemingly been around forever, although the origins of these signs are a matter of some debate. Charles Dickens is credited with first use of the term ‘sandwich man’ in his literature, to describe “a piece of human flesh between two slices of paste board” which were frequently used […]
Hipster Culture is Killing the Hospitality Industry!
According to the dictionary, a hipster is a usually ‘a person who is trendy, stylish, or progressive in an unconventional way; someone who is hip’. The hipster subculture is stereo-typically composed of young adults who reside in gentrified neighbourhoods and are broadly associated with indie lifestyles, non-mainstream fashion, hold pacifist and green views, are often […]
The (Re) – Emergence of the Takeaway…
It is widely acknowledged that the recent global pandemic has been deeply damaging to the hospitality industry, but out of that cauldron of despair there were a few positives. It brought out the creative streak in many independent hospitality professionals operating small or family businesses and perhaps showed a way forward for the wider hospitality […]