How to Attract Millennials to Your Restaurant; Why Restaurant Week Bites
Want to know how to attract "millennials" to your restaurant (that's customers aged 16 to 34)? Well, try introducing small plates -- they love to snack -- and new technology and healthy food. [Nation's Restaurant News]
Big Green Eggs, the original brand of ceramic kamados available in the U.S., are not only great as barbecue pits, but also for cooking everything from Bundt cakes to pizzas. [NY Times]
Food trucks are banding together to fight back against police chasing them out of Midtown with food-truck food courts. The latest was the Staten Island Food Truck Festival. [NY Times]
Forget pairing food and wine. Junk-food foodies are all about pairing corn chips and Mountain Dew. Who do you think Pretzel M&M's were invented for? [Wall Street Journal]
Jell-O is making a comeback among avant-garde chefs, established design studios, and gelatin artists. [Wall Street Journal]
Here's news flash: Restaurant Week kinda sucks. Most restaurants phone it in and many extend the week to a month. [NY Post]
Farm-to-school programs are all the rage these days, with some 2,500 programs servicing more than 10,000 schools in all 50 states. [AP]
Have a restaurant tip or other food news? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And follow us on Twitter: @ForkintheRoadVV.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to New York dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.