R.W. Smith’s Design Build Division Honored DBIA Award

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RWS Design Build Honored DBIA’s National Award of Merit

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announced its 20th annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners earlier this month. In the Healthcare Facilities category, R.W. Smith & Co., Swinerton Builders, Lionakis, TK1SC, DPB Engineers, Inc., AHBE, RBF Consultants, Veneklasen, Kate Keating Associates, Inc. and Criterion Systems were honored the National Award of Merit for the High Desert […]

Effective Use of Social Media

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Effective Use of Social Media for Your Restaurant

Social Media is an easy, informative and entertaining way for you to communicate with your customers on a regular basis. While you may have a good handle on main platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, you could be wondering how to leverage some of the newer channels to build your brand. Social Media is increasingly […]

Now Open: B&B Butchers and Restaurant

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B&B Butchers Debuts Appetizers

Photography: Fulton Davenport There’s a new restaurant in town and it comes with a dual concept. B&B Butchers & Restaurant is a locally owned and operated butcher shop and upscale steakhouse that offers the finest meats, modern favorites and mouthwatering desserts. Located in the heart of Texas, the steakhouse welcomes guests to an elegant dining […]

Prep Your Kitchen With Allergen-Free Products

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Food allergies are on the rise and receiving an unprecedented amount of attention. According to the non-profit Food Allergy Research & Education, an estimated 15 million Americans suffer from a food allergy. With cross-contact (this is different from cross-contamination; read up on the differences here) being the main cause for most allergic reactions, proper preparation […]

Project Showcase – La Cantera Hill Country Resort

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Lobby at La Cantera Resort

Project: La Cantera Hill Country Resort – San Antonio, Texas About Company: At one of the highest points in San Antonio sits Destination Hotels’ beautifully remodeled La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Undergoing a multimillion dollar transformation, the 550-acre resort unveiled a series of dramatic enhancements and new amenities including outdoor spaces, the lobby, restaurants, a […]

Kent Rathbun Opens BBQ Restaurant in Plano

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Hickory Opens in Plano, Texas

Grills and smokers are in full force and the Plano locals love it! Hickory, the new restaurant from Kent Rathbun Concepts, has become a big hit with good ol’ Texas-style barbecue favorites including briskets, ribs and wood grilled pork loin racks. Thanks to the creative Chef Rathbun and his culinary team, diners can indulge in […]

Choosing Bone China or Porcelain Dinnerware

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Bone China vs. Porcelain Dinnerware- Bone China

Selecting dinnerware for your restaurant sets the stage for your dining room’s tone and enticement. A key consideration is which type of tableware best fits your establishment’s interior design. There are multiple options in the commercial china market, fulfilling different needs for different customers. When shopping, keep the following properties in mind to make the […]

Summer Catch: Surf ‘n Turf Recipes

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Surf ‘n Turf Red Wine Sauce

Yes, it’s that time of year already! Summer is here and, for restaurants, that means business will be booming with vacationing guests looking for new delicious foods to experience. There are several plates perfect for the sunshine and cool breeze such as salads or fish, but why not bump it up this year and add […]

Our San Diego Team Receives CRA Award

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R.W. Smith San Diego Team Wins Gold Medallion Award

On June 8th, the prestigious San Diego California Restaurant Association (CRA) held its 31st Annual Gold Medallion Awards Gala where several exceptional restaurants, vendors and other industry leaders were recognized for their outstanding service in the community. More than 40 awards were given to local businesses in a variety of categories including Restaurateur of the […]

Meeting the Demand of More Diners

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Preparing for More Business in Your Restaurant

This spring, restaurant spending beat out grocery spending for the first time, according to Bloomberg Business. As the economy improves, people are more willing to open their pocket books and spend more to dine out. This trend, coupled with millennials coming of age and their preference to eat out, means restaurants are seeing an rise […]

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