SĒR Steak + Spirits is nestled high atop the Hilton Anatole in Dallas and offers some of the best views in the city. The 27th-floor steakhouse features steaks, chops, market-fresh seafood and other dishes crafted by Executive Chef Kevin Spencer. For beverage pairings, guests can choose from a variety of handcrafted cocktails, an extensive wine selection or enlist the help of SĒR’s sommelier, Kristin Howell. The steakhouse offers private dining rooms for groups, all with the same floor-toceiling windows found throughout the restaurant.
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New to the B2B food concierge scene in Minneapolis is Foodee, a corporate meal delivery service bringing food from local favorites straight to the boardroom. Foodee makes it easy for companies to order from top local restaurants by offering a large variety of carefully curated menus through its online ordering platform.
You don't need the knowledge of a sommelier to enjoy a fine glass of wine, and in New Jersey, you don’t even need to go to a vineyard or upscale restaurant to try different varieties, as there are numerous wine bars throughout the state offering hundreds of selections.
For those looking to add a little elegance to their meetings or events, a wine bar is the perfect venue. Here are six spots pouring terrific wine in inviting spaces.
Co-founders Michael Heyne and Dominik Stein launched VERTS Mediterranean Grill in 2011 to bring fastcasual Mediterranean food to locations such as Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Now the restaurants will provide off-site catering at special events throughout Texas. Offerings include a full Mediterranean buffet for up to 200 people, as well as a boxed lunch for smaller working groups.
For a meeting snack that will fuel the brain, as well as the body, try VERTS pita chip spread.
It may just involve two planks, a gondola or sleigh ride to get there.
From 1920s speakeasies to 1950s supper clubs and 1980s game emporiums, Chicagoland has a whole timeline of spots that pair good food with a side dish of nostalgia.
The wraparound windows at The Lobster restaurant offer one of the most iconic views in all of Southern California: the Pacific Ocean and the historic Santa Monica Pier with its illuminated Ferris wheel. Now with a refurbished and contemporary redesign, the view from inside is pretty stellar, too. There are several options for group dining, from a private enclosed terrace that seats 50, an inside private dining room for up to 100, or a buyout of the entire restaurant, which accommodates 220 guests for a standing reception.
Got a client with a gluten aversion? Or just looking for a fun new treat to give as a thank-you gift? Check out Ann Arbor-based Among Friends Baking Mixes.
The company, the creation of best buds Susie Miller and Lizann Anderson, offers a range of gluten- and GMOfree cooking and baking mixes, all made from whole grains. Choices include cornbread, brownies, pancakes and waffles, and a variety of cookies. (A tasting by MIM+E of the cookies and pancakes found them to be delectable.)
Although they’ve been around for the past 20 years, Chicago’s Tex Mex emporium Burrito Beach is charting new waters with a foray into affordable catering for meetings and events. While its taco and nacho bars bank on the popularity of “build-your-own” stations, “beach boxes” update the old lunch staple with a choice of burrito, salad or quesadilla. Even breakfast gets a wakeup call with genius breakfast burritos and a breakfast taco bar.
Up on the roof there are Instagrammable views, fresh air and uncomplicated food.