Labels: “Best if used by”


On Wednesday, those two groups, and Walmart, announced that they had agreed to whittle that lexicon to just two phrases: “best if used by” and “use by.”

“Research shows that the multitude of date labels that appear on foods today are a source of confusion for many consumers,” Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety and health for Walmart, said in a statement.

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Operations, Part 1 of 6


We kick off this weeks Paige Papers with a special 6 part series dedicated to understanding the operations of your business. Here at TaraPaige we place a great deal of emphases keeping your costs low and running efficiently.  While sales and cash flow keeping the gears in motion, if there are flaws in the day to day process it will slowly deteriorate your companies infrastructure

Lets begin with a quick video produced by Bon Appetite featuring Deputy Editor Andrew Knowlton as he works 24 hours straight at the original Chick-fil-A in Hapeville, Georgia.


Wine snobs, you’ve warned


“A sommelier presented the unopened bottle for approval, so he could affirm it was the wine he had ordered. She then took it away for opening.

At restaurants where wine is not a particular point of pride, she might have opened it tableside, while carrying on the usual banter with diners. But at restaurants that take wine seriously, like Italienne, the sommelier will open the bottle in a private corner of the dining room. She will then take a small taste to make sure that the wine is not corked or flawed in some other way.”

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Coney Island RFP Now Open


Coney Island is now accepting application for new vendors. Interested businesses can range from “amusements, games and/or ancillary entertainment attractions”, according to the RFP.  The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) says,”sites are comprised of multiple city-owned properties located between Surf Avenue and the Coney Island Boardwalk, within the Coney Island amusement district”.

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If you would like to skip the sign up process, you’ve already done the leg work for you. Here is a PDF of the RFP: coney_island_east_rfp_final_6698-2-2


Restaurant Wine in 2017


According to the report results of SVB surveys hundreds of U.S. wine producers, it forecasts 2017 wine sales will be flat. However, it doesn’t mean alcoholic beverage revenue will suffer. As we know beverage sell is big profit for a restaurant, so how to choose a good and papular wine to sell becomes a very important thing. But something needs to change for 2017 restaurant’s wine’s list. According to SVB report, more baby boomers are retiring and living on fixed incomes, and that influences their restaurant beverage choices as well. Because of that, consumers probably only order a beer or cocktail and having a glass of wine with dinner. And people will tend to choose more general and ordinary wine instead of fine wine. Also SVB suggests gives the youngest possible bottle, like light, easy-drinking styles in general should appeal for their refreshing.

If you need more information for 2017’s wine tend, please click here.

NYC Now Sells the Most Expensive Cup of Coffee in the USA


Extraction Lab in Industry City, Brooklyn is now selling the most expensive cup of coffee in the United States. For $18, you can have a cup of coffee produced from Alpha Dominche’s Steampunk machines, which cost $13,900 for a pair. Extraction Lab has eight lined up in their shop, ready to brew you a specialized cup of coffee, if you are willing to pay the steep price. Extraction Lab also sells tea and pastries.


You can read more reporting from the Times here.

Beer Lovers Don’t Mind Waiting in Line


Yesterday the New York Times ran a story highlighting the culture surrounding limited edition beer releases. The author highlights the practices followed by multiple breweries when releasing limited edition beers. Of particular note is the focus on Other Half Brewery located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The brewery, which is known for its limited edition can release parties, can see people lining up overnight for up to 11 hours just for the chance to buy some beer. Craft beer may be old hat to some at this point, with some arguing that it is a bubble ready to burst, but these breweries show they have a dedicated, loyal fan base willing to wait for simply a taste of their product.


You can read the full article here.