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The food world remembers Floyd Cardoz

Posted by Bea Davis on Mar 25, 2020 3:03:15 PM


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"Floyd Cardoz, the pioneering Mumbai-born chef behind critically-acclaimed NYC restaurants Tabla and Bombay Bread Bar, has reportedly died from complications related to COVID-19, according to Indian publication Scroll.in. He was 59 at the time of his death.

Cardoz admitted himself to a hospital in New York shortly after his return from India on March 8, according to his Instagram account. He wrote in the post that he was feeling feverish and had admitted himself into a hospital in the city as a precautionary measure. The Hunger Inc., the hospitality company that he founded, put out a statement on March 17, confirming the news of his hospitalization.

The chef was a force in New York’s restaurant community — making his mark on the dining scene in 1998 with the groundbreaking Tabla, a fine dining Indian restaurant opened in partnership with Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality group. It debuted at a time when the higher end culinary scene had few Indian restaurants and was a critical hit, receiving three stars in the New York Times. A cult favorite, the restaurant closed in 2010 but to this day is remembered as one of New York’s greatest restaurants, particularly known for its bread.

He also opened Meyer’s North End Grill, and then went on to open several of his own restaurants in both India and New York, which were also well-received. In Mumbai, he had the Bombay Canteen and Goan restaurant O Pedro , while in New York, he had Paowalla in Soho, a space that he eventually turned into a lively and colorful restaurant called Bombay Bread Bar. It closed just last year."

Topics: New York City, Restaurant News


Posted by Bea Davis on Mar 18, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Taking a deeper dive into the stats can only help

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Landry’s Inc. chairman, CEO, and owner Tilman Fertitta preaches the concept “Know your numbers.

But restaurateurs often wonder exactly what numbers they should know. Sure, there are the usual suspects - payroll, check average, covers, cost of goods. But to be a truly successful owner/operator in today's economy requires a deeper understanding of how and why guests come into your establishment, and what you need to do to get more of them.

Finances Online, an online B2B research platform, recently published a list of 75 restaurant statistics that can give every owner/operator greater insight into making their business thrive.


With a little extra knowledge about customer attitudes and habits, you can find ways to delight your customers in ways that they may not tell you about themselves. 

Topics: Restaurant News, trends

Fitness for the Whole Staff

Posted by Bea Davis on Feb 17, 2017 2:22:39 PM

The New York Times shared the story today of foodservice work places incorporating healthy physical exercise into their weekly routines.



Topics: Restaurant News

Founder of French Ice-Cream Parlor Raymond Berthillon Dies

Posted by Bea Davis on Aug 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The Wall Street Journal discusses the life and passing of Raymond Berthillon, owner and operator of the famed Parisian ice cream shop.



Topics: Restaurant News, ice cream, Paris

Mise En Place 12/12/2013

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 12, 2013 5:30:00 PM

Meet the designer who transforms Gramercy Tavern in New York City into a holiday masterpiece.  Arriving at 1 am on Black Friday, she spontaneously creates the festive look that brings year end diners back annually.   [YouTube]

LA's Best Ramen Shops- Map [Eater LA]



And who could resist Sriracha: The Movie? [Trailer: Vimeo]

Topics: Restaurant News

Today's Mis En Place 12/05/2013

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 5, 2013 10:00:00 AM

The Ceramic Canvas:  Thoughts on Plating   [New York Times]

Is America ready for McPoutine?  Is Canada? [Grubstreet]


101 Best New Cocktails: War Of The Roses by Nick Caputo, The Priory Tavern, London [Gaz Regan]

The Vanishing Ravioli- El Bulli 2009


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Topics: Restaurant News

Today's Mis En Place

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 4, 2013 4:58:00 PM

 Country Ham Legend Sam Edwards dies at 82 [Gun and Garden]

"The World Of Gels Is Huge!" declares Jose Andres at Harvard [Eater]

New York City Michelin Results in a Handy Chart [New York Journal]

Pastry Queen Campionato Mondiale Pasticceria Femminile - Sigep 2012


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Topics: Restaurant News

Le Diner en Blanc New York 2013 at Bryant Park

Posted by Bea Davis on Sep 19, 2013 9:04:00 AM

4000 Hungry Guests Descend on Bryant Park for the 2013 edition of this flash mob style event.


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Topics: Restaurant News

Rainbow Room to Re-open in 2014

Posted by John Duffy on Sep 18, 2013 9:19:00 AM

Landmark New York restaurant atop Rockefeller Plaza returning to action

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The Rainbow Room has been closed since 2009, leaving a void in the New York restaurant scene.  The amazing view, preserved architecture and design, and live music have been sorely missed.  More details.  [Eater]


Topics: Restaurant News