Man on the Street: The Future is Plant Based

Back in May, one of the most lavish restaurants in the world announced its decision to switch to a plant-based menu. Eleven Madison Park has four stars from the New York Times and three stars from the Michelin guide, which they’ve earned by serving...

Stuffed Shells are Back!

The Right Stuff If stuffed shells were automobiles, they would be a flock of big, bright pink SUVs driving around town. In any restaurant, the delivery of this oversized, stuffed and sauced pasta is just as awesome a sight and usually followed by smi...

Pizza Today Team sounds off on pan pizza craze

PANdemonium: Pan Pizzas Pan pizza is hot right now. We are seeing an influx of a variety of pan pizzas being added to menus all over the country.  There’s no better evidence of its rise than at this year’s International Pizza Challenge at Pizza ...

Bacon Pizzas: Just Add Bacon

  Bacon gives intense flavor, appeal to pizza I’ve always loved bacon as a pizza topping. It’s super versatile, for starters. Whether you’re loading up on meats, going the “supreme” route or working with lots of veggies, you can throw ...

Appetizer Dips: I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

Increase check averages with trending appetizer dips Appetizer dips may be one of the easiest items that you can add to your appetizer menu that will result in the broadest appeal. Hungry and hangry diners will gravitate towards the instant gratifica...

Cheese Pairing Pizzas: Cheese, Pleeeeze

Get creative with a quintessential element of the holy trinity of pizza Whenever I go to a new pizzeria, the first thing I order is a classic cheese slice or pie. Not only is it my daily go-to slice, but it is also how I determine just how a place me...

Desserts that Sell

The Best Desserts Rarely Sell Themselves My position on desserts is simple: what we serve our guests has to be outstanding, it has to be in line with our brand, and it has to be high quality. If we don’t make it in-house, then we partner with those...

Non-alcoholic Beverages on the Menu: Zero Proof

Craft pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage, a perfect pairing Non-alcoholic beverages have come a long way from the Shirley Temple days. Today’s alcohol-free refreshment menus are as diverse, creative and artisan as pizza menus. Whether you have a ta...

Sweet + Savory: Explore pizza combinations that customers will crave

Wild fries dipped in a vanilla custard shake. For me, this was the most exciting part of getting to go off campus at lunch during high school. In case you’re not familiar with wild fries, they are French fries coated in a spicy batter from a local ...

It’s Time to Start Planning your Autumn and Winter Menus

Fall Guys As our independent restaurants rebound from the pandemic and creep steadily into our busy season of fall and winter, thoughts of higher priced and less desirable produce like lettuce, tomato and peppers appear on our radar. The glut of fres...

Flavor First Pastas

Under Promise and Over Deliver on Pasta Creating fantastic pasta is a culinary art. Perfection or getting close to perfection takes years, if not decades. However, making a solid plate of pasta is something that even the most inexperienced of chefs c...

Famous sandwiches turned pizzas

Salvadore Deli Sandwiches are like artistic pizzas in the way that pizzas are like artistic sandwiches. Many combinations of wheat, protein, cheese and vegetables in famous sandwiches can turn your pizzas into best sellers by bringing wonderful flavo...
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