I’m a huge fan of the TV show Portlandia, so when I found out that this year’s VenueConnect takes place in the city where the dream of the 90s is still alive, I got super excited. After the conference, should I go to the feminist bookstore first? Buy some vintage clothes?
One of my favorite things to do when I visit a city is to shop at local stores and eat and drink at local restaurants and bars. Sure, you know what you’re getting by patronizing a chain operation. The fun, though, is in discovering something new and knowing you can only experien
Nashville’s Music City Center was recently awarded REAL Certification by the U.S. Healthful Food Council. REAL (Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership) is a nationwide program that helps combat diet-related disease by recognizing food service operators committed to ho
Congratulations to Chef Allan Wambaa—who we featured in our December/January issue of FM magazine with his tips for venues to consider when setting up a farm-to-table program—on earning his ProChef III certification. Wambaa is the executive chef of the Oregon Convention Center (home o
The fountain of good health flows with green tea. It helps with weight loss (by increasing metabolism), it reduces bad cholesterol, and it regulates glucose levels. Now you can add brain power to its many benefits. Researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have reported fo