Levy Restaurants is thrilled to receive the 2012 VIBE Vista Operator Award for excellence in responsible alcohol service training!
We created the "Family Serving Family Responsibly!" in partnership with the National Restaurant Association to develop a comprehensive ServSafe Alcohol training program that includes an "Alcohol Safety Coordinator" in each location, in-house trainers, and a customized internal website to support training.
The VIBE Vista Operator Award winners are selected by a panel of beverage professionals, including the VIBE Advisory Council members. The award for responsible beverage alcohol service highlights customized server training programs that emphasize ongoing reinforcement of training and a culture of responsible alcohol sales.
This weekend, folks around the country will celebrate St. Patrick's Day and, of course, no one does it quite like Boston. At the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, we will serve up the traditional South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in celebration of the St. Patty's Day Parade, the world's oldest recorded parade for the holiday, first held in 1737!
Here in Chicago, we mark the occasion with a technicolor river and lots of great food and drink! Jake Melnick's kick's off the day with their annual St. Patty's Day "Pre-Soak" starting with breakfast at 8 a.m. for folks getting ready to watch the parade. For front row seats to the traditional dyeing of the Chicago River (no it's not naturally that green!) revelers can get in the spirit at Fulton's on the River and enjoy Guiness topped Bloody Marys.
In the food truck race, our team at LVMS leaves the competition in the dust. This firey wagon will serve up a true Taste of NASCAR this weekend in sunny Las Vegas. On the menu are some seriously sensational hot dogs loaded with taste-tempting toppings. There's the Kentucky Dog, topped with cheddar cheese sauce, bacon and chopped tomato, or the Charlotte Dog, heaped with barbequed pulled pork and red cole slaw. But we can't forget the trackside favorite, the Vegas Buffet Dog, served with smoked prime rib, caramelized onions, giardinere and creamy horseradish sauce. OMG!
What a season! It was a long road to the finale in a season that put a group a talented culinarians to the ultimate test in Texas. Sarah shined throughout, creating incredible dishes to the very end. Word from judges was that it was the toughest decision yet- "as close as it could get". Sarah's menu wowed everyone, but in the end Paul Qui claimed the top prize. Congratulations to Sarah on a terrific run! Read the Eater interview with Sarah and get the dish on the final show.