The Menuism Dining Blog isn't just for cuisines, ingredients, and drinks. You'll also find tips and etiquette for dining out in general. Get to know the world of restaurants better by checking out posts like 10 Tips for Dining With Kids, 10 Ways to Save Money While Dining Out, and Table Manners: A Southerner's Perspective.


Restaurant meals can be a nice treat, but with so many calorie-laden options and overly generous portions sizes, it can be easy to make poor food choices. The good news is that even if you’re following a specific diet, trying to lose weight, or just eating healthier, you don’t have to avoid restaurants. Follow these simple guidelines to choose healthy menu options. You’ll enjoy your meal while sticking to your nutrition goals! (more…)

Posted by on August 20th, 2018

Photo by Kevin Clark / The Herald

I recently visited my local McDonald’s, but as I parked my car, a McDonald’s worker rushed over. “Sir, sir, I’m sorry,” he said, “but you can’t park here.”

“Why can’t I park here?” I asked.

“Because this is for Uber delivery pickup only.”

That’s when I saw it: a row of spaces specifically for Uber Eats drivers.

In the last five years, according to the NPD Group, revenue from restaurant deliveries has increased 20%, and the overall number of deliveries has risen 10%. Due to the rise, restaurants have had to change operations, including redesigning interiors and modifying menus. (more…)

Posted by on May 29th, 2018

Photo by Michele Ursino / Flickr

Photo by Michele Ursino / Flickr

You hear the statistic all the time – 60% of all restaurants fail in the first year, and a whopping 80% don’t make it past five years.

But is the situation even worse in New York?
(more…)

Posted by on December 19th, 2016

Photo by Kevin O'Mara / Flickr

Photo by Kevin O’Mara / Flickr

There’s nothing like treating yourself to a nice drink when you’re out on the town, whether you’re at a new restaurant or revisiting an old favorite. But too often we’re stuck choosing between beer and wine, never considering that a cocktail can also be paired with food, and not just enjoyed as a before- or after-dinner indulgence.

Luckily, using the same knowledge you have of wine and beer pairings, it’s easy to find a cocktail that can match your meal. With a little caution and a bit of risk, you may find a new favorite way to enjoy a drink with dinner. (more…)

Posted by on September 12th, 2016

Photo by erik forsberg / Flickr

Photo by erik forsberg / Flickr

There’s a reason why everyone loves sandwiches. They’re easy to eat on the go, and pack a wallop of flavors and textures in each bite. But some sandwiches are better than others, and these 10 are famous for a reason. (more…)

Posted by on September 6th, 2016

Why choose one restaurant for dinner when you could choose dozens? There’s a food hall and farmer’s market renaissance happening around the country, and if you visit any of these locations, you’ll want to make sure you start with an empty stomach.

(more…)

Posted by on July 11th, 2016

Photo by Al / Flickr

Photo by Al / Flickr

The restaurant industry is seeing big changes in the way it pays its workers. I’ve covered the details here, but how are restaurants putting alternative tipping and payments into practice?
(more…)

Posted by on July 5th, 2016

Photo by Roger Jones / Flickr

Photo by Roger Jones / Flickr

Have you ever wondered why restaurant servers are paid less than minimum wage, then given tips to compensate, instead of getting paid a living wage up front? It’s the question of the moment in the restaurant industry, and over the past year, a few interesting changes have been taking place.
(more…)

Posted by on June 6th, 2016

Photo by Sheep"R"Us / Flickr

Photo by Sheep”R”Us / Flickr

Dining out should be relaxing, but when you put your food prep in someone else’s hands, it’s like playing a game of Russian roulette.

(more…)

Posted by on May 9th, 2016

Wally Gobetz/Flickr

Wally Gobetz/Flickr

Who doesn’t love burritos? From poor college students to CEOs on the go, farmworkers to surfers, burritos are basically one of our national foods. But where do they come from? And how have they evolved?
(more…)

Posted by on March 14th, 2016

Dave Jensen

Dave Jensen
Craft Beer

David R. Chan

David R. Chan
Chinese Restaurant

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich
Fast Food

Justin Chen

Justin Chen
Menuism Co-Founder

John Li

John Li
Menuism Co-Founder

Kim Kohatsu

Kim Kohatsu
Managing Editor

Quantcast