Interview with Chef Johnny Carino
Oct13

Interview with Chef Johnny Carino

In his web bio, Chef Johnny Carino tells us his “… biggest pride in life was and continues to be helping others.”  So it was not a big surprise when I noticed Chef tweeting about partnering with the Greenville County Schools. Chef Johnny was tasked to bring his special touch to student lunches. And that he did indeed! His dishes helped promote even school cafeteria food can be healthy, delicious and Awesome! Wish...

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Whiskey Tasting at Bellina Alimentari
Oct03

Whiskey Tasting at Bellina Alimentari

Walk into Bellina Alimentari and you quickly get why its motto is La Vita è Bontà” or “food as a way of life.” Even strolling through Atlanta’s Ponce City Market the street or mall view into Bellina Alimentari is a feast of prepared foods, cheeses and imported food items like olive oil and pasta. However, initial looks can be deceiving. Behind the fabulous food counter is a restaurant+bar+cooking school. Really! But I was not at...

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Seven Sisters Scones – Review
Dec21

Seven Sisters Scones – Review

I love when passion meets (Scone) success especially for foodpreneurs. Hala Yassine, owner of Seven Sisters Scones in Johns Creek, GA, her dream began baking scones for family and friends. Their rave reviews soon gave way to Hala selling her baked goods at local farmer’s markets along with an eCom site offering. This year Seven Sisters Scones took a big leap into the brick and mortar world. Success in the food world is highly...

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Chili’s Baby Back Ribs Song Story
Mar16

Chili’s Baby Back Ribs Song Story

” I want my baby back baby back baby back Ribs!” It’s no secret sauce that restaurants, especially larger brands, are tapping into social media to help tell their stories and connect with their customers. One of the first casual dining restaurants, Chili’s, asked its social fans to join them in a fun, crowd-sourced campaign to celebrate what Chili’s calls St. Chilihead Day. In an interview with Diva...

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Diva Foodies All In Guide To Food Network’s All-Star Academy
Mar01

Diva Foodies All In Guide To Food Network’s All-Star Academy

Over the past several months we’ve had a great time with Social TV live tweeting food shows including MasterChef Junior, Baking Championship and Top Chef. As with any social media play, part of the enjoyment of SocialTV is interactions with the community. We loved getting to know other tweeters like @donchefbunny and exchanging tweets with talented MasterChef Junior @Chef_Jianna_G @StomachCakes @Charm_CityCakes @meilin21 Top...

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Its About The Chefs and Their Brands
Feb26

Its About The Chefs and Their Brands

A recent article in the print  Wall Street Journal asked the question in its title “Does This Look Like Fast Food to You?” The article went on to report on the “tidal wave of top chefs and restauranteurs  suddenly flooding into the fast food market.” They note that what they are really talking about is called “fast casual” or “quick serve” because this tidal wave is something more like...

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