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Kelly Merritt

Kelly Merritt is an author and freelance journalist specializing in culinary travel. Follow her on Twitter @kellywrites + Instagram @kellymerrittwrites + Facebook at KellyMerrittWrites
Posts by Kelly Merritt
Diners Want Better Food Choices – Here’s How One Company Is Helping

Diners Want Better Food Choices – Here’s How One Company Is Helping

The common practice of scanning a menu for a list of farms and producers wasn’t always the norm. Once upon...
Kelly Merritt
Ready, Set, Grow: “Owning It” Helps Woman-Led Businesses Take Flight

Ready, Set, Grow: “Owning It” Helps Woman-Led Businesses Take Flight

Changing lives is nothing new for the James Beard Foundation. The mission – to nurture and honor chefs and the...
Kelly Merritt
Davio’s Goes Coastal: Tips on Expansion from Restaurateur Steve DiFillippo

Davio’s Goes Coastal: Tips on Expansion from Restaurateur Steve DiFillippo

Opening new restaurants for Steve DiFillippo is all in a day’s work. He owns Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse with locations...
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Tupelo Honey Café: How an Upstart Southern Café Became a National Brand

Tupelo Honey Café: How an Upstart Southern Café Became a National Brand

Tupelo Honey Café is one of those classic, feel-good American restaurant stories. It’s been almost 19 years since Tupelo Honey...
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Somm Like It Hot: Blazing a Trail in Wine with Christina Morris of The Katharine

Somm Like It Hot: Blazing a Trail in Wine with Christina Morris of The Katharine

To a restaurant outsider, being a busy sommelier seems like a dream job, days brimming with tasting wine, glamorous events...
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World Central Kitchen Continues Valuable Work, as Chef & Founder José Andrés Receives Nobel Nod

World Central Kitchen Continues Valuable Work, as Chef & Founder José Andrés Receives Nobel Nod

The world watched as Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and later, as Hurricane Florence battered American coastal towns—two of many...
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chef David Burke

Pecking Order: Chef David Burke on Woodpecker, Changing Diner Appetites + the Labor Shortage

His voice is unmistakable, his determination enviable. Culinary groundbreaker chef David Burke is at it again with his wood-burning American...
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How Restaurants Attract Groups

Group Think: How Restaurants Attract Groups Using a Pack Mentality

Taylor Swift has her squad. Vinnie Chase had his entourage. Whether it’s just a bunch of friends, book clubs or...
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Angeline's in Charlotte

Service + Location: Hallmarks of Success in New Hotel Dining at Angeline’s in Charlotte

Opening a restaurant is a daunting task for any chef. To open a new restaurant in a new hotel in...
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