Q&A: Jason Knoll, Another Broken Egg Cafe

Jason Knoll is vice president of culinary for the “breakfast with a bar” restaurant chain Another Broken Egg Café. What was your first bartending or hospitality job? At age 15, I had my eyes set on my first car, a 1975 Jeep CJ5. Now came the issue of paying for it. My mother suggested a job in the restaurant business as she said my demeanor was “well suited” for hospitality. I started as a bus…

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BevX Awards 2021: Call For Entries

2020 was beyond challenging for on-premise operators, thanks to shutdowns and restrictions brought on by the pandemic. Yet many restaurants showed creativity with their beverage programs, and the ability to pivot with constant changes. If your beverage program is unique and successful, enter The 2021 BevX Awards. This competition celebrates full-service chain restaurants for their beverage program’s creativity, originality and impact on sales and profitability. Winners demonstrate superior marketing support, staff training and overall commitment…

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What I’m Drinking Now: Tanya Saxena and the Promise at Dawn

Tanya Saxena is a partner in Civetta Hospitality, which includes Amali and Bar Marseille in New York and Calissa restaurant in Water Mill, NY. At Amali, a sustainable Mediterranean restaurant, chef Alex Tubero’s cooking philosophy is to use the freshest ingredients and to let them speak for themselves. Whenever possible, I like to incorporate the same ingredients into our beverage program, and I think simplicity is key. In the spring, I crave fresh, aromatic, citrus-forward cocktails. The…

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Stranahan’s Original Single Malt Receives Rebranding, New Recipe

Leading American single malt producer Stranahan’s has announced several changes to its Stranahan’s Original whiskey, as the Colorado craft distillery celebrates 15 years. This includes new packaging, and a blend of older liquids: four-year, five-year, six-year and seven-year old American single malts. The four-year provides Original’s signature malt-forward character, while the older barrels add spice and oak complexity to the final whiskey, the company says. Since its first release 15 years ago, Stranahan’s has remained a…

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Dallas Celebrates 50 Years of Frozen Margaritas

Did you know that Dallas was the official home of the frozen Margarita? According to VisitDallas, the city’s official destination marketing organization, Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez invented the frozen Margarita machine in 1971. The original machine now sits in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History next to Julia Child’s kitchen. What inspired Mariano to invent one of the city’s most innovative contributions to American culture, and an easy way to render a frosty version of…

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