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Cocktail Talk: Tribute to a Classic that Never Grows Old

Posted on June 7th, 2017 by bmontecalvo

Margaritas and mojitos may be the first cocktails that come to mind as patio-and-rooftop-bar season officially kicks off. But when you’re looking for something a little slower, a little smoother, a savor-er, consider the Negroni. Best enjoyed lounging on a sun-bathed veranda in a summer linen outfit, fresh off a Vespa ride to the bar, this cocktail has […]

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Is there a better holiday than the 4th of July?

Posted on July 4th, 2016 by bmontecalvo

Is there a better holiday than the 4th of July? I’d be hard pressed to find one. Families seem to find a way to get along. Corporate America manages to get everyone an extra day off. The weather is always on point each year. Local produce is in full swing making desserts and side dishes […]

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What happens in Vegas…

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by bmontecalvo

Last year I began to think about a subject that might be that might be of interested to present at CaterSource. There were three things I considered as topics came to mind. I knew I didn’t want to talk about anything that was catering specific. We have plenty of experts at Food for Thought and […]

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Give Beer a Chance

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by Webmaster

My dear friend John recently become a certified cicerone. This certification’s roots are here in Chicago and is analogous to sommelier for wine. The program itself defines those who achieve this certification as individuals who “have a deep and well-rounded knowledge of beer and beer service as well as competence in assessing beer quality and […]

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Chicago’s best kept secret?

Posted on October 21st, 2015 by Webmaster

Friend’s, family and clients always ask us where to have an event. “What’s new? What’s cool? What’s really Chicago?” Over the past couple of years it’s been refreshing to be able to provide them new recommendations as new venues have been popping up in neighborhood’s all over the city. Morgan’s on Fulton, and Moonlight Studios […]

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Welcome to the new FFT!

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by Webmaster

I’m going to go on record that I enjoy and read blogs and newsletters. They allow me to know what’s going on in the company as an employee. As a sales person I look for those which help me learn out about innovation in our industry, keep up with companies we work worth and admire […]

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