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Made from finely ground cornmeal, polenta is gaining in popularity across the United States. It’s healthy, gluten-free and delicious. Polenta is a very versatile food and there are dozens of ways it can be prepared. This article features a handful of restaurant owners, and they discuss their unique entree that uses polenta. If you are looking for creative ways to prepare polenta, read on.

Key Takeaways:

  • Originating in Northern Italy as a peasant food, polenta has gained popularity in the U.S. for its creamy texture and versatility.
  • Traditionally made from coarsely ground cornmeal, polenta is naturally gluten-free and can be served with or without added spices and cheeses, making a great entrée base or side.
  • It’s even versatile enough to be cooled, sliced and fried, or baked into polenta cakes or polenta fries, which can then be topped with any number of ingredients and sauces.

““Polenta is literally a healthy base for everything,” said Emile Chalouhi, “Pure polenta is more versatile than even pasta or rice.””

http://www.restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-polenta-shows-its-flexibility

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There are 5 key lessons you can learn from the new British cheesemakers. There is a brand new generation of cheesemakers from Britain who are giving the French a run for their money by thinking of new ways to make cheese. They do it with unpasteurized milk. Using organic raw milk is one thing to be aware of.

Raw talent: 5 key lessons from the new British cheesemakers

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After many years of getting hotter and hotter, this subcontinent’s cuisine has now hit the mainstream and gained a whole lot of popularity. Most of the time it was greeted with a shrug. But, this opinion seem,s to be getting less popular. It took some time, but now Indian food is here to stay.

Indian food catches fire

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Restaurant vendors have found new leads for restaurants that are opening soon. The Bryant, located at Huntington Station in New York is one of these new restaurants. This restaurant is an upscale cuisine that offers many delicious dishes. Another restaurant is called Burger 21. it is located in Arkansas. Fl Hip tells you all of this.

Key Takeaways:

  • Poll Restaurants operated by brothers George and Gillis Poll will open their newest upscale-cuisine, casual-feel concept at 100 Walt Whitman Road sometime this coming fall.
  • Tampa, FL-based casual-dining gourmet burger concept will open their newest location at 12319 Chenal Parkway with a targeted date of May 1st.
  • Expanding from their first location in Salem, MA this second location downtown on Market Street by early April.

“Flhip.com has released its latest restaurant openings report, providing restaurant vendors with a sampling of fresh sales and marketing leads that can be found on their website.”

http://www.restaurantnews.com/restaurant-vendors-find-new-leads-for-restaurants-opening-soon-032017/

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The ticket prices these days for a baseball game are really crazy. They are even high for the nosebleed sections. For this kind of money, the hot dog with ketchup will not work anymore. it is time for some better options. It’s important to have a unique menu at the ballpark that people can enjoy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aramark, the food and beverage, retail and/or facilities partner at 10 Major League Baseball stadiums, is offering some new ballpark dining items for 2017.
  • Culinary professionals at eight of the ballparks spent the offseason developing new recipes and innovative concepts, everything from SPAM Grilled Cheese to Crab Doughnuts.
  • As sports’ food and beverage expert, creating a menu complete with unique and distinctive options has always been a hallmark of ours

“Going to a baseball game isn’t the budget-friendly, grab a beer and a bleachers seat kind of event it used to be”

https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/spam-grilled-cheese-and-more-ballparks-opening-day

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Many exciting marketing ideas for restaurants are out there, especially during the month of April. When you utilize the best marketing ideas, you will enhance the number of tables you fill up each night of the week while also enhancing your profits considerably. What are the best marketing tips for this month?

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for April

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Fast casual restaurant chains have been experiencing lower sales from previous quarters at the same stores. The reason could be higher prices and more limited choices than quick service fast food chains. Lease costs are also rising while sales are not, causing many to close. It can be noted however, many private fast casual restaurants are not experiencing this and have actually done well in sales.

Why fast-casual chains are struggling

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A complication of “Hooping Cough” this year is the “Shamrock Flu” which is expected to hit on Friday, the time when people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The cure for these maladies is a one-day-only dish and a frosty green concoction that makes everything all better. In anticipation of the college basketball tournament, Charlotte-based Hickory Tavern®, the neighborhood social gathering spot, will spend this week handing out “prescriptions”. Everyone who stops into the Tavern on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 can have their “prescription” filled with FREE Chips & Queso.

Key Takeaways:

  • With the “Hooping Cough” poised to strike this Thursday and Friday, Hickory Tavern is playing doctor and writing prescriptions.
  • In anticipation of the college basketball tournament, Charlotte-based Hickory Tavern®, the neighborhood social gathering spot, will spend this week handing out “prescriptions”
  • Hickory Tavern is nestled right in the middle of basketball country so we’re the best place to play hooky and watch March Insanity,

“In anticipation of the college basketball tournament, Charlotte-based Hickory Tavern®, the neighborhood social gathering spot, will spend this week handing out “prescriptions”.”

http://www.restaurantnews.com/hickory-tavern-has-the-perfect-remedies-for-march-insanity-and-st-patricks-day-free-chips-queso-for-those-who-plan-to-play-hooky-and-a-green-gorilla/

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As the farm-to-table movement takes hold globally, a technology-enabled revolution is brewing that could fundamentally change the way restaurants source fresh produce. Indoor farms are popping up in urban areas across the country promising a wealth of short-growing-cycle produce in a way that is truly local. Out of tiny shipping containers, on rooftops or in converted steel mills, these climate-controlled farms are producing everything from micro greens and leafy lettuces to mushrooms and tomatoes.

Restaurants go truly local with rise of urban farming

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We have spent considerable money making cafeterias cool again. New paint jobs, crazy color patterns, custom graphics and changes in lighting schemes have made some of our cafes popular gathering places. We’ve also experimented with videos, cable TV programs and music. We involved a number of student groups and student input in improving the atmosphere, especially in our high school and middle school cafeterias.

Recipe report: Small plates, big flavors

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