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Color, Culture and Comfort Food Power F&B Trends for 2017

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Each year a new crop of buzzy ingredients and culinary novelties lands on food and beverage menus to tempt diners eager to try the hippest new dishes and drinks. According to Intercontinental Hotels Group, these trends are poised for a popularity spike in 2017. Dark Arts The well-worn fashion maxim “Black goes with everything” also…

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Nashville Eats

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Nashville’s music scene has churned out hit singles and legendary musicians since the early days of the Grand Ole Opry and Music Row. But in recent years, Music City has become the hot new place to open a restaurant. Talented chefs are descending on the Buckle of the Bible Belt, bringing with them new renditions…

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Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Category Archives: Food & Beverage

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’Tis the Season to Be Clinking

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The annual holiday gathering is a chance to get to know colleagues better and celebrate the end of a successful year. Instead of serving humdrum wine and beer, ring in the holidays with a festive selection of seasonal cocktails. From gingerbread molasses to creamy eggnog, hotels and restaurants are spreading holiday cheer with a few…

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Live Updates: Honkytonks, Country Music and More in Nashville

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This week, Smart Meetings heads to Nashville, the country music capital of the world. It’s a fun-filled tour of honkytonks, hipster neighborhoods and legendary venues where famous singers and songwriters found their start. In between, we’ll visit the only Parthenon outside of Greece, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium and Frist Center…

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Columbus is Convention Friendly

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Greater Columbus Convention Center rendering Columbus, Ohio, goes deep with major expansion and artistic flair There is no question that meetings business is important to Columbus, Ohio. Once in the shadow of Ohio State University and the Buckeyes’ college football team, the Midwestern city was not known for much else. Tailgating at Ohio Stadium (also…

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7 Tips to Make Holiday Parties Sing

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One of the most enjoyable parts of my role as corporate sales manager at The Abbey Resort on Geneva Lake in Fontana, Wisconsin, is collaborating with groups to plan their holiday events. Through my work, I’ve learned what makes─and what can break─ corporate holiday parties. I’ve put together a list of seven tips sure to…

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Texas, West Virginia Chefs Win Copper Skillet Awards

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Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia Chefs from Benchmark Hospitality at Deloitte Hotel and Conference Center in Westlake, Texas, and Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia, have won IACC’s annual U.S. Copper Skillet competition. Sebastien Layen, executive chef at the Westlake property, won the Senior Category U.S. Copper Skillet Award for his winning dish, consisting of whole-grain,…

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