An Interview with The Office Bar & Grill's Jim Kanelos

Formerly known as Karen and Jim's Movie Star Lounge, the recently revamped Office Bar and Grill is the newest hot spot in Casper, Wyoming. Owned by Jim and Karen KanelosThe Office opened in April and features an outside patio, four-sided bar, and large open windows - something that the prior space was missing before. It's an exciting change for the owners and a great addition to the increasing variety of bars in the area. 

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Interviews

Lil' Jon's Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates 50 Years

As one of the last few diners in Bellevue, Washington to offer good old American grub - think large, fresh cinnamon rolls and delightfully greasy hash browns and eggs - Lil' Jon's Restaurant and Lounge has stood the test of time. The iconic restaurant is celebrating 50 years which is a huge milestone for anyone in the service industry. We sat down with Parker Sjolander, Chief Operations Manager, to talk about the family business, the hardships and accomplishments faced over the years and the importance of consistency. 

Raspberry Peach Lemonade

Our Raspberry Peach Lemonade is the perfect antidote for a hot spring or summer day. Freshly squeezed lemons combined with peaches and raspberries creates a refreshingly sweet drink you won't be able to resist. Find the recipe below!

Topics: Cooking & Recipes

Mother's Day Marketing Tips

Mother's Day happens to be one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants, so we wanted to provide some tips and tricks for making the day successful, profitable, and fun. 

Topics: Tips & Tricks

Bargreen Bake Off: Pin to Win a Dexter Knife Set!

Do you have the perfect pie recipe? If so, we want to see it on Pinterest! 

Post your best original pie photo and recipe on Pinterest and you could win a Dexter Knife set (below)! Be sure to include the hashtags #BargreenBakeOff & #BeInTheKitchen in the comment section of your pin to qualify. All entries will be pinned to Bargreen Ellingson's "Contest & Entries" Pinterest board, and the winning pin will be selected based on creativity and presentation.

Topics: Contests & Giveaways

An Interview with Windmill Bistro's Chef and Owner, Bruce Patterson

With Mother's Day around the corner, we headed to Sumner, WA to visit with Bruce Patterson, owner, and chef of the Windmill Bistro. Windmill Bistro is a charming restaurant nestled away in a lush garden setting that can only be described as fairy tale-esque. During our interview, Bruce talks about the challenges he faced while transitioning from working in resorts to becoming a small restaurant owner, why he still makes most of his food in-house, and what motivates him every day. Read his interview below!

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Interviews

An Interview with El Toro's Angelica Arias

I recently met with Angelica Arias, General Manager of El Toro Mexican Restaurant to talk about her family's owned and operated chain since 1979. Still run by her father with Angelica and her siblings as partners, El Toro has successfully served five key locations in Tacoma, Washington for more than 35 years. Read Angelica's interview to learn more about their business, plans for future locations, and advice for starting your own restaurant chain.  

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Interviews

Tips for Selecting Flatware with BauscherHepp

If it’s true that we first eat with our eyes by taking in the appearance of our plate, then the second step is grabbing a set of utensils. Flatware and cutlery can help define the tone of our meals, as well as provide the vehicles that make tasting possible. Through factors ranging from design to weight, flatware must meet standards for both function and fashion.

Topics: Tips & Tricks

An Interview with Restaurant Owner & WSU Culinary Educator, Jim Harbour

As we pull into the parking lot of Pullman's South Fork Public House, I am surprised by the location. The restaurant is flanked by an Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree - an expected placement but one that was strategically planned by restaurant owner and Washington State University college professor, Jim Harbour. We are meeting for lunch to talk about his newest venture, CASK - a small tapas bar specializing in local beer and wine, complete with a unique 102 square foot kitchen and beautiful rustic interior.

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Interviews News & Trends

Behind the Scenes: How an Order Gets Processed in our Distribution Center

We went behind the scenes of our Fife Distribution Center to show you what happens after you place an order with your local sales representative. After being entered into our system, the DC team carefully selects the foodservice product from our 200,000 square foot warehouse, taking every step to ensure its safe arrival in your hands. Watch the video below! 

Topics: Behind the Scenes