With nearly 1 in 10 American employees working in the restaurant industry, the fabric of our food scene would quickly unravel without the vital contributions from immigrants. They make our industry one of the most vibrant and diverse sectors of the economy.
As more international travelers decide to skip the United States, 10 business associations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Restaurant Association, have created a travel industry group aimed at reversing the growing unpopularity of the U.S. as a vacation destination.
Appeals court OKs NYC salt-warning rule for some restaurants
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's pioneering requirement for chain restaurants to flag salty items on their menus is both legal and beneficial, an appeals court said Friday, rejecting a restaurant-industry challenge to the rule.
The city Board of Health "acted legally, constitutionally and well within its authority in adopting this limited yet salutary rule," a panel of Supreme Court Appellate Division judges wrote, upholding a lower court ruling.
2016′s hottest menu trends: Exotic spices are in, gluten-free is out
OK, you got us. What the heck is harissa?
In layman's terms, it is simply a chili paste associated with such North African countries as Tunisia and Morocco.
Plus owner C.J. Perera has been piling plenty of the spicy peppers onto The Diving Elk 's meaty flatbread.
"We put a burger blend, Gruyere cheese, stout caramelized onions and chipotle harissa on the flatbread," he said, being the bar at his 1101 Fourth St. gastropub. "It's delicious."