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12 11, 2017

Hidden Restaurants

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The kitchen at Treintasillas in Buenos Aires | Photo: Treintasillas From Mexico to Dubai, we're pulling back the curtains on the world's most secretive restaurants. In a world where virtually any old bar or restaurant feels confident enough to declare itself a "hidden gem" in its respective city, it can be difficult discerning

12 11, 2017

Want Pepperonis Spread Evenly on Your Pizza? Domino’s Just Got the Tech to Make It Happen

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Courtesy of Domino's The Pizza Checker uses Google AI software to analyze pizzas as they come out of the oven. When sharing a pizza, two issues tend to be the bane of picky splitters: uneven slicing and unequal topping distribution. Occasionally, these two forces counteract leaving each slice as valuable as the next, and

10 11, 2017

AmazonFresh and Instacart Have A New Competitor: Postmates

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Close-up of sign for the popular app-based food and supplies deliver service Postmates, in the Gourmet Ghetto (North Shattuck) neighborhood of Berkeley, California, October 6, 2017. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Postmates wants to deliver your groceries, and it’s not being shy about its intentions to go head-to-head with AmazonFresh or Instacart. The San Francisco-based logistics and

10 11, 2017

Dean & Deluca Opens Second Hawaii Location in Royal Hawaiian Center

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii|

Dean & Deluca has opened its second Hawaii location on the ground floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center  |  COURTESY ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER Dean & Deluca has opened its second Hawaii location on the first floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center. The new 1,144-square-foot store is a grab-and-go concept, and joins the New York-based company’s

6 11, 2017

Ruth’s Chris Corporate Buying Six Hawaii Restaurants From Franchisee for $35M

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii|

Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. said Friday that it is acquiring six Hawaii Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants from franchisee Desert Island Restaurants for approximately $35 million in cash. Scottsdale, Arizona-based Desert Island Restaurants, operated by founder and CEO Randy Schoch, has been the franchisee for Ruth’s Chris restaurants in Waterfront Plaza in Honolulu, at Waikiki Beach Walk,

29 10, 2017

Exclusive First Look at Outrigger’s Newly Renovated Reef Bar and Market Grill

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii, Foodservice|

The Reef Bar and Market Grill opened Monday at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in the former Shore Bird Restaurant and Beach Bar space, which closed last month. Maui designer Roger Dean Gagon renovated the 12,000-square-foot space, which now has a lighter color scheme, updated furniture and an improved menu and seats 280. “We had a

29 10, 2017

Truffle Prices Double to $3,200 a Pound

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Italy’s hot summer and dry fall could see supplies in some regions reduced by 90 percent. Photographer: Herbert Lehmann/StockFood During a bumper year for Italian white truffles, one of fine dining’s most precious (read: expensive) ingredients, San Francisco chef Michael Tusk can get practically profligate with the aromatic mushrooms. He’ll even use them to top

29 10, 2017

Spam Theft and Black Market Sales Forcing Shop Owners to Hide Product

Categories: Industry News, Other, Retail|

Shopkeepers in Hawaii are now treating Spam as a luxury item and are putting them behind plastic covers next to high-end technology products after a string of thefts.  (REUTERS) A black market on Spam is booming in such a way that store owners in Hawaii are locking their canned meats behind bars. Spam — which