Komodo in Brickell, which serves pan Asian fare, was the highest-grossing independent restaurant in the country in 2021.

Komodo in Brickell, which serves pan Asian fare, was the highest-grossing independent restaurant in the country in 2021.

In 2020, restaurants everywhere suffered. But some Miami area restaurants rebounded in 2021 — including one upscale Asian spot that was the top grossing independent restaurant in the country.

The trade publication Restaurant Business ranked the top-grossing independent restaurants for 2021, assessing how well they did after a yearlong, pandemic-related hiatus, and Komodo in Brickell grossed the most.

The Groot Hospitality restaurant, which served 285,000 meals with an average check of $115, grossed $41,000,000 in 2021.

Two other Groot Hospitality restaurants made

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Vietnam is a vibrant country and is best explored taking in a few cities at a time. From the capital Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, each destination had beautiful hotels, unique attractions and experiences to enjoy. For foodies, there is also plenty of fantastic, fresh produce to feast on. 

Hanoi’s top attractions and foodie hot spots

Located in the north on the western bank of the Red River, Hanoi is roughly 85 miles inland from the South China Sea. My first impression of Vietnam was here, in Hanoi, looking out of the taxi window at the

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It’s no secret Lancaster’s food scene is incredible. Personally, I’ve found several local spots in the city dishing up authentic meals, Asian cuisine included.

Yelp’s top 3 list of the best Asian food spots in Lancaster is one I can get behind:

Silantra Asian Street Kitchen

Currently topping the list is Silantra Asian Street Kitchen, located in the heart of the city.

At Silantra, a casual restaurant, the owners are all about using fresh ingredients from local farms and companies whenever they can. Their concept is simple: Take the best ingredients and classic recipes from

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The National Restaurant Association Show recently returned to Chicago after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The global show was bustling with new foods and drinks, equipment, packaging and technology for the restaurant industry, including kitchen robotics and automatic beverage machines.

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From among the 1,800 exhibitors filling the cavernous halls, here are some standout health-focused food trends.

Veggie Burgers Celebrating the Vegetable  

Nearly every aisle featured exhibitors sampling a meatless burger, including the juggernauts of the plant-based burger category: Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. New vegan chicken and pork alternatives were also on display. But one of

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Tastes change – often quickly and sometimes quite drastically. Nowhere is that more evident and relevant than in the world of food and beverage. What might be in one year can be out the next. So, what food trends are moving to the front burner for 2023? Whole Foods Market has its latest food trend predictions.

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LAS VEGAS — Food and beverage makers are zeroing in on snacking occasions to drive sales in the convenience channel. From mid-morning treats to afternoon- pick-me-ups, new products geared toward key dayparts were trending at the 2022 NACS Show, presented by the National Association of Convenience Retailers.

Held Oct. 2-4 in Las Vegas, the event saw more than 1,200 exhibitors present the latest innovations for convenience stores, including packaged food and beverages and foodservice offerings.

The convenience retailing industry saw in-store sales increase to a record $277.9 billion in 2021, according to NACS State of the Industry data released this

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