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.


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 13, 2011

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