Menu Updates

Bar and Restaurant Menu trends and updates for the on-premise industry.


Bonefish Grill Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: Jan. 24, 2011   January 24, 2011

New hires at Glazer's, Dave & Buster's, RNDC, Aveníu Brands and Domaine Select Wine Estates. Plus skinny cocktails at The Cheesecake Factory and Bonefish Grill. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Do Drinkers Care About Calories?    September 8, 2010

FDA Menu Labeling includes Alcohol Beverages -- Will Bar Patrons Care About Calories? More>>

Russell Tavern Article
Traveling Bartenders, a New Negroni and Mai Tai Masters   September 7, 2010

Adam Slavik talks about the Bartenders’ Travelling Book. Whiskey-aged Negroni is on the menu at Temple Bar and Russell House Tavern. Seattle searches for the best Mai Tai maker. More>>

Cocktail Article
NYC’s Theater Bar, Castagna’s Seasonal Menu and New Pizza House in SF   September 7, 2010

Albert Trummer launches Theater Bar in TriBeCa. In Portland, Ore., Castagna’s David Cooper is infusing the cocktail list with its own seasonal story. Tony Gemignani is opening Tony’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House in San Francisco. More>>

Fox Sports Grill Article
Fox Sports Grill Scores With Good Food and Drinks   September 7, 2010

Sports bars and restaurants need more than TVs and specials to get people through the door, especially these days with patrons desiring a more well-rounded menu to go along with a multifaceted drinks list.More>>

Craft & Commerce Article
Hip Bar Openings and Locally Inspired Menus   August 24, 2010

In San Diego, Nate Stanton and Arsalun Tafazol opened Craft & Commerce; the summer menu at SF's Elixir uses organic ingredients when possible; Richard Sandoval opened Zengo in Santa Monica; and more.More>>

Bobby Heugel Anvil Article
The Importance of a Well-Made Menu   July 27, 2010

No one talks very much about the art of menu writing for the bar, and they should, I think. Two of my favorite thoughtful bartenders have recently released new menus worth examining.More>>

MInt Mojito Article
Latin-Inspired Bars and a Ski Lodge in the Summer   July 27, 2010

Nuela, a South American restaurant and ceviche bar, and Aspen Social Club, a modern ski lodge-inspired bar, both opened in New York City, while Estadio opened in D.C. and Vessel in Seattle celebrated Bastille Day.More>>

Confessions of a Bartender Article
Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ Revealing New Menu   July 26, 2010

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the Arlington, Va.-based company, is exposing bartender secrets with the June launch of its the “Confessions of a Bartender” cocktail menu.More>>

Bar shot Article
Good News for Beverage Executives   July 26, 2010

Technomic announced its expectation that on-premise alcohol sales will increase 1.1 percent in 2010, and within the restaurant industry, there are signs of increased employment and new positions available.More>>



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