Being an ex-DJ in Adult Contemporary Radio (Monterey in the 80's) I did like you music segments from time to time on H&N. I hope you keep writing and find a new niche. Would love the hear you back on the air, or a podcast soon.


Spring of 2020, the Corvid-19 pandemic has wholly upended the restaurant industry. Social distancing required almost all restaurants to either close or only offer take-out when most have not operated in this manner.

Take-home meal preparation and packaging requires a new set of procedures, and not everything on a menu…


As dining culture has become awkward during the Pandemic, some things we have learned will set the course in operations at many restaurants for years to come. One, We learned that cramming tables to maximize seating will be altered in favor of more personal space. …


Nice to see you in print Jeremy. Miss you on NPR, but I'm glad you're looking to new horizons


Today’s restaurants try to keep up with social media posts by taking food-selfies to show off daily specials, new desserts, and other eye-catching posts. Most of these cell phone cameras take a basic photo, but lighting is often flat creating an image that may not accomplish the task of intrigue…


I wrote this article months before the COVID Pandemic came along and put the trajectory of changes slowly developing into high gear in the restaurant business. N.Y. In one of his articles, Chef David Chang said that the changes we were projecting within the industry over the next decade were…


I think restaurants in the future will be a cross between a restaurant with constrained seating, and a significant emphasis on take-out from a walk-up counter or window and the classic ‘bodega’ or corner grocery store. …


Sautéed Cod: Take-Home Meal- ready to serve complete with rice and beans

A Pandemic takes out the sit-down restaurant concept (edited April 1,2020)

Spring of 2020, the Corvid-19 pandemic has wholly upended the restaurant industry. Social distancing required almost all restaurants to either close or only offer take out. Operating a take-home meal program is not a simple transition to make. Take-home…


Hidden Agendas, Leave These People Out of Your Life

We enter the New Year, and new Decade with reflection and some viable attempt at positive change. As said in so many ways, you can’t keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different outcome. So this year…


Opening or updating a restaurant will challenge your task management skills. A number of things happen while pre-planning, which all need to come together on opening day. It’s like putting on a wedding or event, but from day one continues onward like a fast train. You better be on track…

David B. Townsend

Restaurant Consultant, Food Stylist/Photographer/Writer www.dbtownsend.com/about

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