30 June

A Look at Artisan Ice in Cocktails

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, Menu Development
Synergy Restaurant Consultants

What makes a great cocktail?  Fresh ingredients, balanced flavors, beautiful presentation, and a knowledgeable bartender probably come to mind.  However, have you ever considered the ice used to chill your drink? Certain cocktails are best served with specific... continue reading

25 June

June 2013 Newsletter

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, newsletters
Synergy Restaurant Consultants

Greetings! Raise your hand if you’re not sure what to do about gluten. As recently as five years ago, we didn’t either. But the growing cadre of customers who are avoiding gluten for reasons of health or diet has become one of the game-changing facts of today’s... continue reading

15 June
Synergy Restaurant Consultants

Beef prices have hit an all-time high with choice-grade beef priced at more than $2.11 per pound. Many factors have contributed to the rise of beef prices over the last several years; the rising costs of both cattle feed and fuel in 2008 caused many farmers to cut the... continue reading

8 June

Tea: The New Coffee

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, Restaurant News, restaurant trends
Synergy Restaurant Consultants

After decades of being overshadowed by coffee, tea has finally begun to emerge to own the spotlight. Tea expert David DeCandia from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf says the tea industry is “going straight up” and will “at some point…reach the level of coffee”.... continue reading