Editors Blog

Insights and opinions on the hot issues and stories in the Nightlife Industry.


Bar Rescue Insider
Bartending Schools, Hit or Miss?   June 27, 2012

There are standards in place that are the basis of all professions, whether it’s rocket science, history, or culinary arts. Bartending has standards that are kept a secret. Yes bartending schools exist, but they are not typically started and run by those who have a pedigree that is well respected...More>>

Jack Robertiello
The New, New Things.   June 26, 2012

Bartenders and beverage managers struggle to balance the needs of their bars, the demands of their customers and the flood of new products that may or may not catch fire or supply a much-needed tweak to a bar program. Among the latest: an agave liqueur, a new version of Cherry Marnier, and...More>>

Emily Mayock
What’s the Mode Behind Your Message?   June 25, 2012

By interviewing 1,064 consumers as well as 425 restaurant owners and operators earlier this year the National Restaurant Association and LivingSocial set out to find out how your customers like their news from you?More>>

Menu Article
Great Lakes Brews Beer School   June 20, 2012

A brewery tour and beer school at Cleveland's renowned Great Lakes Brewery Company proves to be a learning experience and an unforgettable one as well.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Who Let the White Dogs Out?   June 12, 2012

Or, why white whiskey, barrel-aged cocktails may get your bar attention, but they seem to be deconstruction gone bad to some.More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Bartender May I Please Order Some Food….   June 11, 2012

I eat out a lot! I travel a lot! Therefore, I get the opportunity to experience all areas of the service industry. I have recently noticed a very odd trend that seems to be taking place all over the country…bartenders are no longer taking food orders.More>>

Emily Mayock
NYC Soda Ban: Good for Health, but What About the Health of the Industry?   June 11, 2012

I was grabbing lunch at a local restaurant, consuming what can only be labeled as an “excessive amount of diet pop” (or soda, for the rest of you). So it’s only fitting that I was about to address New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recently introduced plan to ban large sugary beverages...More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Sell More Products Through Back Bar Design   May 30, 2012

What does a customer see first when he/she walks through your front door? If the brightest and most interesting items are refrigeration coolers and video games then you are missing an opportunity to advertise your most important products – beverages.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Four Ideas For Summer Sipping   May 29, 2012

A few days in a very hot place reminds me that there are few things as disappointing as a bar program that doesn’t go beyond the obvious when thinking about the joys of summer drinking. More>>

Dave Dronkers
Social Media Content: Quality vs. Quantity   May 25, 2012

Do you find it difficult to post quality content on Facebook or Twitter? Whether you delegate postings or do it yourself, quality and timely social media content will increase fan followers, drive traffic to your website and increase profits.More>>



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