Saturday, January 26, 2013
Are chicken wings part of your Super Bowl plan?
Chicken wings are a popular pick for Super Bowl Sunday as football fans watch the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens compete for the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans on Feb. 3. But will there be a chicken wing shortage for this Super Bowl? Americans eat 1.23 billion chicken wings over Super Bowl weekend, but this year prices have gone up, and fewer chicken wings are available "due in large part to record high corn and feed prices" last summer, according to the National Chicken Council website. The average cost for a pound frozen chicken wings at the grocery store last week was $2.52, compared to $1.97 per pound during the same time frame last year, according to the Huffington Post. Restaurants plan ahead of time and buy extra wings …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The new restaurant plans to open around Oct. 1 at Largo Mall.
Have you noticed the new building going up in the northeast section of the Largo Mall near Ulmerton Road? Around Oct. 1 in time for action-packed fall sports viewing, the Buffalo Wild Wings plans to open. The restaurant will offer more than 50 high definition TVs and more than five big screen TVs, according to Regional Marketing Manager Randy Groover. Love wings? The sports bar offers a selection of 16 wet and four dry rub options. Beyond wings, "savory" salads, wraps, and build-your-own burgers are just a few of the options on the restaurant's full menu, Groover said. A pair of hungry guys seeking New York-style wings opened the first Buffalo Wild Wings in 1982 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Now there are more than 825 …
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Monday, April 4, 2011
With the backing of his young family and a decade plus of restaurant experience, Ivo Santos worked against road blocks to open his own restaurant. Santos opened Bella's Pizza & Grill in May 2010.
You'll spot the owner of Bella's Pizza & Grill right away. Donning his colorful chef hat, Ivo Santos flies between the fryers to the ovens before carefully sliding pizzas, subs and salads into delivery boxes. The outgoing Santos is quick with a warm welcome to customers, while staying on top of the kitchen hustle. He works with determined confidence, despite a few road blocks, literal and otherwise. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Santos moved with his family to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.It was 2000 and Santos was a 17-year-old kid with no cooking experience and a desire to work in a restaurant. He landed his first job as a line cook at the New England chain, Ninety Nine Restaurants & Pubs. Santos told his potential employer, "I have no …