Food & Drink

An interior of the Northbrook,Illinois outlet of Roti, Bowls, Salads, Pita. Courtesy of Roti, ect. When Justin Seamonds was named CEO of Roti Modern Mediterranean in February 2020, the pandemic wasn’t on anyone’s mind—not just yet anyway. But in the span of about a month, Covid-19 was closing down 30 of its 42 company-owned restaurants (none
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A wine writer and her mentor share a bottle of wine without drinking it Wine is a taste but it’s also a memory IllustrationL Julia Lea My annual birthday tribute to someone who taught me more about wine than any textbook I’ve ever read. Many people meet their mentors in offices. I met mine over
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It wasn’t that long ago that putting the words “good” and “non-alcoholic beer” in the same sentence brought snorts of derision from anyone in earshot. It just wasn’t possible. What NA beer there was on the market was terrible watered-down slop that almost instantly disappointed anyone that tried it.   As someone who worked in
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Boston Beer has purchased Super Bowl airtime to promote its Samuel Adams Wicked Hazy IPA Boston Beer Company For the first time in 37 years, football fans across the U.S. won’t see Budweiser’s iconic Clydesdales during Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast — at least not the ones owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Instead, A-B will donate the
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Sazerac House, the company’s wildly impressive 51,987-sf cocktail museum-slash distillery-slash … [+] corporate headquarters in New Orleans Sazerac Not since prohibition has the alcohol industry faced such drastic changes as it has in 2020. The pandemic quickly yielded a major shift in how beverage brands do business; shuttering on-premise outlets and bolstering the rise of
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Americans are expected to eat 1.42 billion wings while watching the Kansas City Chiefs take on the … [+] Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Super Bowl LV this Sunday. (Photo: Getty) getty There was certainly no shortage of shortages in 2020 during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Toilet paper? Disinfectants? Flour? Yeast? Cotton swabs? Covid-19 vaccines? Seemingly
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Florida, Orlando, KFC and Pizza Hut fast food restaurant sign. (Photo by: Jeffrey … [+] Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Yum Brands YUM reported its Q4 earnings Thursday morning, a report highlighted by the global restaurant giant’s record-high digital sales, which totaled $17 billion for 2020
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Demand for plant-based products and sustainable packaging have increased significantly during the … [+] pandemic. PlantX Besides COVID-19, climate change is one of the biggest challenges we’re facing this decade, but the good news is there is ample opportunity for innovation. Some companies have caught on, proving that some segments of the economy are actually thriving
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Fluère nonalcoholic spirits comes in four different varieties: original, raspberry, spiced cane and … [+] smoked agave. Fluère Spirits Dry January may have wrapped up Sunday, a Netherlands non-alcoholic spirits company offers four reasons to continue spirit-free well into the new year. Fluère Spirits offers four premium non-alcoholic spirits in gorgeous, sculpted bottles: original with
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The #StayForMay campaign from O2 Recovery won BevNet’s Best Marketing Campaign for 2020 O2 One of the hardest hit businesses during Covid were the independently-owned gyms across the country. But thanks to a now award-winning marketing campaign by O2 Recovery, many of those gyms were able to keep their members during the lockdowns. I sat down with
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