Yes, I took that photo myself. How did you know? How did you know that wasn’t the work of a professional food photographer? I mean, the food doesn’t look perfect, that’s for sure—isn’t that the point? (Um, it’s a little more complicated than that.)

Yes, I took that photo myself. How did you know? How did you know that wasn’t the work of a professional food photographer? I mean, the food doesn’t look perfect, that’s for sure—isn’t that the point? (Um, it’s a little more complicated than that.) Every issue of Food & Drink since Summer 2011 has contained…

Big Boy holds his burger and stares at his competitors across the intersection—which has to be awfully unnerving for the competitors. That wide, unblinking stare.

Every issue of Food & Drink since Summer 2011 has contained one of my columns. Here’s the latest one, from the Spring 2016 issue. (NOTE: The image is unique to this blog entry.) Note: The original title was “Flirting with Danger: Should you acknowledge your competitors or pretend to exist alone in an empty universe?” but it…

Nuggets-nibbles-morsels-crumbs

Hey! That new project I was teasing toward the end of last year? IT’S NOW AVAILABLE at all the usual outlets: Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble. You can think of it as a companion to my other restaurant marketing book—Selling Eating: Restaurant Marketing Beyond the Word “Delicious,” which you can read reviews of here. Here…

Hey! Marco’s Pizza thought of a pun!

This shouldn’t take too long. I’ve only got about fifty-seven hours worth of opinions about puns. I’ve even been on New Hampshire Public Radio arguing with an editor of The Atlantic Monthly in a mock debate about whether puns are good or bad. My position: bad. Basic reason: opportunity cost. I’ll keep it simple. In…