Trending Recipe: Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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Bourbon is white hot right now and can be found as flavoring in everything from bacon to candy. Pizza Today is located right in the heart of bourbon country, so we gave this smoky bourbon barbecue sauce a go — and it was finger lickin’ good! Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce 1 white onion, minced 10More »

Bar Bites

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Developing a bar, happy hour or late-night menu will only increase food and beverage sales   Whether you have a full bar or sell a small selection of beer and wine, designing a series of appetizers, small plates or specialty menu items appealing to those who imbibe will only increase food and beverage sales. ThinkMore »

Places that Rock: Millie’s Old World / Xlixe / Apart Pizza Co.

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  Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza 60 South Street Morristown, New Jersey 07960 (973) 267-4992 milliesoldworld.com   With meatballs in its name, this family-style restaurant is famous for its fried meatballs served with a bowl of ricotta and marinara sauce. Its open kitchen features side-by-side, coal- and wood-fired  “dueling ovens.” Chef Peter Martinez meticulouslyMore »

Tasty Sips

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Establish a marketplace niche, deliver a more cohesive dining experience with coffee and tea service   History tells us Kenny Howard isn’t afraid to gamble. When Howard opened Fireflour in 2012, he bet that blue-collar Bismarck, North Dakota, would embrace artisan pizza. A year later, Howard doubled down. He took over an adjacent storefront andMore »

Man on the Street: Pizza Rankings

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Do ‘Best of’ pizza lists have merit?   We all get the same messages in our inboxes. When a Web site releases a list of “Top 10 Pizzerias in the USA” or “50 Bucket List Pizzerias,” I instantly get a barrage of “Do you approve of this list?” e-mails. I know it’s helpful to haveMore »

Respecting the Craft: Grandma

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Tony G. explores the rising national popularity of this Long Island staple — Grandma-style pizza   Nearly 15 years ago I tried a grandma pizza near Bari, Italy. Ironically, it was in a pizzeria named Big Apple Pizza. I was with George Giove at his family’s pizzeria. George and his family had moved from StatenMore »

What a Loss

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Do you know how to factor loss into your financials?   Shrinkage, spoilage, breakage, over-use of ingredients, unrecorded sales, incomplete order deliveries, unanticipated repairs, turnover, even outright theft — there are countless ways to lose money in the restaurant business, says Aaron Allen, founder and CEO of Aaron Allen & Associates, an Orlando-based restaurant industryMore »

Brewhaha: Creating a craft beer destination

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“There is no better time to be a beer lover in the U.S. than today,” says Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director at the Brewers Association. With 3,100 craft breweries in the U.S. rivaling its boom in the late 1800s and craft beer’s rise in consumer popularity, pizzerias across the country are tapping into theMore »

Wine for Your Bottom Line

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Vino can make the difference between a good night and a great night   Since 1970, the folks at Pizza Man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have had a long-distance love affair with the vineyards of California’s Napa Valley. And they have brought that love back to the Midwest by providing Napa wine for thousands of theirMore »

Respecting the Craft: Wood vs. Coal

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Every time I teach a course at the International School of Pizza I have students ask me if my coal-fired or wood-fired oven is better. After all, Neapolitan, Old-World and artisan-style pizzas are still hot right now and people are still taken in by these styles. For me, though it sounds like an attempt toMore »