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]

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