Editors Blog

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

Donna Hood Crecca
Trends in Cocktail Culture by Donna Hood Crecca   July 21, 2009

Tales of the Cocktail drew crowds to the Crescent City yet again for five days of exploring all things cocktail. The event was exhilarating and exhausting, and highlighted some emerging trends in the business.More>>

gaz regan
The Path of the Bartender: I Need Your Help   June 23, 2009

As a bartender you know nobody can teach you how to handle difficult situations with guests, simply because every time you're forced to confront someone, the dynamics are different.More>>

Gates Patents a Cooler Cooler   June 20, 2009

A tiny but interesting bit of news popped out of Seattle recently: a patent application bearing a number of names -- the notable one being William H. Gates III; yup, Bill Gates – was filed for an “integrally sealed container.”More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Farewell to a Legend   June 9, 2009

The restaurant industry lost a true legend Tuesday when Norman Brinker passed away at the age of 78. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
New & Improved   June 5, 2009

P.F. Chang's is bucking the current downward trend by simply working every day to be a better operator. The results? While traffic is soft, operating margins and profits are up.More>>

gaz regan
The Path of the Bartender   April 1, 2009

I'm turning the column over to a real old-timer this week: Harry Johnson. All the quotes below come from him. The guy knew what he was talking about.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
The Dubious Wisdom of Chains Restructuring Beverage   April 1, 2009

In the last several months, two major chains have placed beverage under the auspices of marketing: Applebee’s and Brinker International. There are pros and cons to this tactic.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Your House is On Fire!   March 17, 2009

Yes, it is. Not the four-alarm blaze type of fire, but a burn of a more insidious type: a slow one that smolders, gradually gaining in intensity until suddenly it’s too late to salvage anything.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Welcome!   March 7, 2009

Welcome to the new Nightclub.com! Like any nightclub, bar or restaurant operator, we at Nightclub & Bar know that to keep patrons coming back, we’ve got to make sure our venue is fresh.More>>

gaz regan
The Path of the Bartender   March 2, 2009

If we, as bartenders, put some of ideas into practice, we can have a worldwide experiment to see whether they lead to us putting more money into our tip cups, right? More>>

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