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New customers up 70 percent at Hilton Head bistro

New customers up 70 percent at Hilton Head bistro

A Hilton Head brother-sister team who took over their father’s French-American concept four years ago, managed to increase new-customer traffic this year by 70 percent. Utilizing communication tools such as Constant Contact, as well as all the social media channels, and benefitting from the “game changing” spotlight of Open Table, business at Charlie’s L’etoile Verte in Hilton Head, N.C. has been terrific, says Charlie Golson’s daughter Margaret Pearman. “Open Table was a huge game-changer for us,” says Pearman, a certified…

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Farm-to-table strikes gold in NJ

Farm-to-table strikes gold in NJ

The first thing Adam Acerra learned when he opened a farm-to-table concept in Long Island was that he and his partners needed to keep it simple. While true that the first plates created by head chef Chuck Treadwell in Market Bistro’s kitchen could rival fine dining anywhere, the customers flowing into the rustic bistro in Jericho, N.Y. wanted something a little more casual. “And we listened to them,” he says. “Our menu was a little too elevated in the beginning…

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Seasoned French chef simmers in Chi-Town

Seasoned French chef simmers in Chi-Town

Some might say that Chef Dominique Tougne rose through the culinary ranks much like his delicious, slow-roasted dishes, with purpose and patience. Seasoned to perfection over time, the popular lamb shank and braised short ribs on the menu at Chez Moi Bistro of Chicago are a reflection of a chef who does not believe in rushing the prep, nor in cutting corners in the evolution of learning one’s craft. A French native who spent years honing his skills at culinary…

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Asian restaurant carves out niche in northern boomtown

Asian restaurant carves out niche in northern boomtown

Eight years after opening its doors in the burgeoning city of Portland Maine, the Kon Asian Bistro has remained relevant in the face of a restaurant revolution. The once-quiet restaurant scene now brims over with hundreds of pubs, diners, and eateries. It has become such a mecca that the Boston Globe newspaper declared in 2014 that a “boom” was taking place in the small city. And what was once an undiscovered fishing community was suddenly a big draw for foodies…

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Navigating the seaside restaurant biz

Navigating the seaside restaurant biz

It seems only fitting that Charlestown restaurateur John Moore chose yet another historic seaport to establish his second restaurant and head upwind into the choppy waters of New England’s restaurant scene. For despite the rising tide of his flagship restaurant Navy Yard Bistro in Charlestown, Mass., and the promising start of his newest eatery, Fifty Water in Newburyport Mass.’s historic tannery district, Moore will be the first to tell you it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Beginning with that first…

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