June 01, 2012
560,000 Jobs In The Past Two Years
Restaurants Add 560,000 Jobs in Past Two Years, According to New National Restaurant Association Analysis
April 09, 2012
Contact: Annika Stensson (202) 973-3677, Rachel Salabes (202) 331-5997
(Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association reports that restaurants have added more than 560,000 jobs since the beginning of the employment recovery, with more than 200,000 of those positions created in the last six months. As the nation’s second-largest private sector employer with a workforce of nearly 13 million – almost 10 percent of the U.S. workforce – the restaurant industry continues to be one of the strongest job creators in the nation and a pillar of the overall economy. Read More
March 23, 2012
The Secret Ingredient
Liquor companies love to claim they use closely guarded, centuries-old recipes. usually it’s just marketing.
By Wayne Curtis - April 2012 The Atlantic Magazine
The original recipe for Benedictine liqueur was discovered in a 16th-century alchemist’s notebook—or so I was told by my tour guide at the Benedictine distillery in Fécamp, France. That notebook, in turn, had been associated with the Benedictine monks, who she said had helped devise the recipe. Any chance that I might glimpse this exalted tome? “No, it’s not here,” the guide said. Read More
March 22, 2012
Yahoo Travel - Americas Best Bars
Check Out Americas Best Bars From Yahoo Travel
From a lounge in a renovated Las Vegas wedding chapel to a 19th-century-style saloon, America’s best bars celebrate the handmade, the historical and the locally sourced. Read More
March 20, 2012
Star Of The Bar Competition
Are you the next Star of the Bar? Professional and amateur mixologists are invited to go head to head and see who can create the nation’s most creative cocktail for the Star of the Bar title and $5,000 cash prize at the 2012 International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event. IWSB will be held at its new dates May 6 and 7 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
Interested in a shot at the title, a trip to Chicago to demonstrate your skills at IWSB, plus $5,000? Read More
March 08, 2012
Hotel Lounge Renamed After Its Own Longtime Bartender
Story by CBC News
A Halifax hotel has renamed its lounge after a longtime bartender who has been working there for nearly five decades.
In 1963, Roy Clorey began pouring drinks at the Griffin lounge at Halifax's Nova Scotian Hotel.
Although the hotel is now called the Westin Nova Scotian and the lounge has moved from its original location — now home to the Sykea Salon and Spa — Clorey is still mixing his signature martinis.
"I enjoy what I do. To me, it's not a job. Some people come to work and they come to a job. For me, it's part of your life, when you've been in the business that long," he said Thursday.
"As long as I can do it. Like I said, I'll know when to quit."
Clorey said he felt honoured when officials at the Westin Nova Scotian surprised him at a staff Christmas party and told him the name of the hotel lobby bar would be changing from Eve to Roy's Lounge.
Earlier this week, they made it official.
"Usually I know everything that goes on in this hotel, through management or staff," Clorey said with a laugh.
"I was surprised. I was shocked."
Roberto de Armas, who has worked with Clorey at the hotel for five years, said he's learned a lot from his colleague.
"The professional things, the passion, the way he talks to the customers — he's always happy and he's still happy, so it's very nice for us," he said.
And Clorey knows how to keep a secret — like all the best bartenders.
"Most of the stories, you know what I mean, the only place you could put them would be in Frank Magazine," he said, laughing.