Pros & Cons of Offering a Delivery Service

By Ashley Almodovar

The manner in which we are ‘eating out’ is rapidly changing, especially as more millennials enter the workforce.  While dining-in occurs on average 2-3 time a week, 74% of millennials report a preference for delivery service from traditional restaurants, according to NRA.  With this evolution in dining, restaurants should consider adding a delivery option for Read More

R.W. Smith & Co. Attends 2016 NRA Show

By Ashley Almodovar

2016 National Restaurant Association Show

One of the biggest foodservice shows is upon us and R.W. Smith & Co. is excited to see the new products launching at the 2016 National Restaurant Association Show (NRA). Starting on May 21st, McCormick Place in Chicago will be filled with emerging foodservice trends, new wares and food products, marketing tips and hot topics Read More

New Refrigeration Rules

By Ashley Almodovar

EPA New Refrigeration Rules for Foodservice

In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued rules that ban some of the most commonly used refrigerants in the commercial foodservice marketplace including R-404A, R-507 and R-134A. These regulations were enacted to decrease the use of chemicals that contribute to greenhouse gas effects and global warming. Operators should become aware of the upcoming Read More

Crab & Mermaid Makes a Splash in Scottsdale

By R.W. Smith & Co.

Draft Beers at Crab and Mermaid

The long anticipated fish shop has made its debut in Arizona and locals love it! The new Crab & Mermaid is serving up the freshest seafood and favorite fish dishes in a casual coastal atmosphere. The menu is filled with delicious starters and harbor side dishes including East Coast’s Garlic Baked Clams, Gulf Coast’s Bayou Read More

Match Made in Culinary Heaven – Red Wines

By R.W. Smith & Co.

What to Pair Light Red Wines With

We previously brought you an infographic for food and white wine pairings.  In part two, we’ll be focusing on matching dishes and ingredients with flavorful reds.  Read on for tips and ideas for pairing this drink menu staple with your culinary creations. Light Red Wines Try it Out: Spruce up the classic combination of pizza Read More

Tips to Make Your Next Event Eco-Friendly

By R.W. Smith & Co.

Eco-Friendly Sustainable Products

Going green. Eco-friendly. Sustainable solutions.  No matter what you call it, environmental consciousness is a hot topic that is here to stay.  With more and more customers becoming aware of their effects on the environment, people are looking to leave a smaller carbon footprint in all aspects of their lives, from transportation to dining out, Read More

Miami Beach Welcomes the Sarsaparilla Club

By R.W. Smith & Co.

The dynamic duo, acclaimed chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, have debuted their newest restaurant at the Shelborne Wyndham in beautiful Miami Beach. With an “innovative take on contemporary American cooking”, the Sarsaparilla Club offers an appetizing menu with a wide array of medium to large plates including charred bok choy and pork tenderloin. Guests Read More

Cuisines Coming to America

By R.W. Smith & Co.

Cuisines Coming to America

Global cuisines have been gaining popularity and becoming a big part of American diets. According to Nation’s Restaurant Association, over 80 percent of consumers eat at least one ethnic cuisine per month; 17 percent eat seven or more on a monthly basis. This increase of interest has shown that consumers, especially millennials and the generation Read More

Waxman’s Opens in San Francisco

By R.W. Smith & Co.

Waxman’s Now Open in San Francisco

A Bay Area native, celebrity Chef Jonathan Waxman has opened the doors to his highly anticipated restaurant at Ghirardelli Square. Waxman’s Restaurant & Cafe serves a variety of signature Italian-inspired cuisines with highlights of local ingredients. Its menu reflects what farmers and purveyors have in season each day and include handmade pastas, wood roasted vegetables, Read More

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