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Robert Plotkin
What’s in a Water?   December 20, 2011

Water is integral to almost everything we do in the food and beverage business. The importance of water is universal, and yet some establishments have integrated water programs while others fail to see its potential.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Wishes for 2012: A Little More, A Little Less   December 13, 2011

For his last blog post of 2011, a busybody boozehound shares his thoughts on what this business needs more — and less — of in 2012.More>>

Criticize
10 Ways to Criticize Staff Effectively   December 6, 2011

Criticism needn’t leave the recipient permanently scarred and you emotionally disturbed. Put down your scalpel and cat-o’-nine tails, here’s our top 10 list of ways to criticize your staff effectively, and hopefully, more humanely.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Toast Repeal But...   December 5, 2011

Repeal Day is worth celebrating, so long as bar pros also acknowledge that threats to the business exist today.More>>

Jack Robertiello
3 Tips for the January Doldrums   November 28, 2011

Smart bar operators know that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are just distractions; the real work begins in January, when the winter doldrums strike hospitality businesses in every part of the country. Consider these suggestions... More>>

Robert Plotkin
Are you Prepared for the Worst?   November 22, 2011

Expect the unexpected. It’s a common enough saying but one that’s especially true in this business.More>>

Jack Robertiello
It's the Singer, Not the Song   November 15, 2011

Never have there been so many drink competitions, but where are the great drinks? Jack Robertiello speaks out about why creating new cocktail recipes is the least of what a bartender needs...More>>

Sean Evans
Cranberry, Orange Juice and Tonic Water Again? Let’s Mix Up Table Mixers   November 10, 2011

Regardless of the city or the format of the venue those opting for bottles are issued the stock set of mixers (cranberry, orange juice, tonic and soda water), but beyond that the options are essentially nonexistent. Why is that?More>>

Robert Plotkin
Tapping the Lighter Side of Beer   November 8, 2011

Beer remains the favorite alcoholic beverage of men and the second most frequent request of women. Yet despite its enormous popularity, there is a lot about beer you might not know.More>>

Jack Robertiello
In A Pickle   November 1, 2011

It's great that bartenders have started paying more attention to the freshness and quality of their garnishes, but something's missing — great house-preserved fruits and vegetables.More>>



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