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  • 15 May 2019 at 07 : 45 AM

    There’s No “I” in Devanco

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    COVER STORY |  By Constantine N. Kolitsas Team, Culture of Family, and a Sense of Common Purpose Equate to Growth as the Gyro and Specialty Foods Maker Expands its Operations and Product Lines [caption id="attachment_7182" align="aligncenter" width="651"] From the left: Evan Bartizis (General Manager), George Kanavos (Regional Sales Manager), Peter Kanavos ...

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  • 15 May 2019 at 07 : 24 AM

    New Arrivals – May 2019

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    CHICAGO Piggie Smalls Gyro Shop 205 W Wacker Dr — Chicago, IL   piggie-smalls.com In the busy Wells Street Market food hall on the north side of the Chicago Loop, Piggie Smalls Gyro Shop is taking the beloved Greek street food staple to the next level.  Owned and operated by Jimmy Bannos Jr (named James Beard Rising Star Chef of 2014 ...

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  • 15 May 2019 at 07 : 47 AM

    Are You Relevant?

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    MANAGING FOR SUCCESS By CONSTANTINE N. KOLITSAS IF you haven’t noticed, the restaurant industry has been in a constant state of change in the past several years.  As the up and coming generation of food consumers have arrived, they have brought with them the legacy of their upbringing – instant access to information and the frequency with which ...

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  • 15 May 2019 at 07 : 23 AM

    Παραμένετε Επίκαιρος;

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    ■ Του ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ ΚΟΛΙΤΣΑ OΠΩΣ θα έχετε προσέξει, ο κλάδος της εστίασης βρίσκεται σε μια κατάσταση διαρκούς μεταβολής τα τελευταία χρόνια. Καθώς η ανερχόμενη γενιά καταναλωτών τροφίμων παίρνει ...

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  • 15 May 2019 at 07 : 56 AM

    Παραδοσιακά Προϊόντα της Μεσσηνίας

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    TA EΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΠΡΟΪΟΝΤΑ Του ΔΙΟΝYΣΗ  Ε. ΚΟΝΤΑΡΙΝΗ   Και ομπρέλες  να φυτέψεις θα  καρποφορήσουν”  είχε πει για την  Μεσσηνία ο μεγάλος Έλληνας πολιτικός του 19ου αιώνα  Χαρίλαος ...

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  • 8 April 2019 at 13 : 39 PM

    From the Publisher

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    FROM THE PUBLISHER   P.S. ΜΑΚRΙΑS More than 2 million cups per week For our cover story, Constantine Kolitsas revisits acclaimed New York coffee roasters Vassilaros & Sons, as the company begins a new chapter after the untimely passing of John Vassilaros, the larger-than-life third generation of family members to run the ...

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  • 8 April 2019 at 13 : 31 PM

    Vassilaros & sons Celebrates a Centennial

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    The Name That’s Not On the Cup – Yet Vassilaros & sons Celebrates a Centennial, and sets Course for the Future ■ By Constantine n. Kolitsas Their coffee has fueled New York’s movers and shakers, workers, politicians, first responders and businessmen for a century.  It’s given energy to the workers that erected the George Washington ...

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  • 8 April 2019 at 12 : 50 PM

    Cutting Back on Servers to Save Labor

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    MANAGING FOR SUCCESS - By CONSTANTINE N. KOLITSAS Business Coach IN New York City, the government just gave another big pay increase to low wage employees with the minimum wage increase to $15.00 that went into effect in January.  Of course, the rising minimum wage had a sea-level shift for all wages as experienced line cooks demanded more ...

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  • 8 April 2019 at 11 : 59 AM

    Περιμένοντας την Ανάσταση

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    Πασχαλινό  Διήγημα του  Διονύση ε.  Κονταρίνη EIXE πάρει να σκοτεινιάζει σαν κάθισε σε μια καρέκλα η γιαγιά - Ρηνιώ, για να ξεκουραστεί, αποκαμωμένη από την κούραση όλης της μέρας. Από νωρίς το πρωί ...

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  • 8 April 2019 at 11 : 35 AM

    Περιορισμός του αριθμού των σερβιτόρων  για τη μείωση του εργατικού κόστου

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    Του ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ ΚΟΛΙΤΣΑ ΣΤΗΝ πόλη της Νέας Υόρκης, η τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση ψήφισε πρόσφατα άλλη μια μεγάλη αύξηση  για τους χαμηλόμισθους εργάτες, ανεβάζοντας τον κατώτατο μισθό στα $15,00 την ώρα. ...

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  • 10 March 2019 at 11 : 32 AM

    It’s the Year of the Gyro –  and Olympia Foods Is Ready

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    COVER STORY ESTIATOR  TOURS THE GREEK PRODUCT GIANT’S NEW FACILITY FOR AMERICA’S NEWEST FOOD  LOVE AFFAIR By  CONSTANTINE N. KOLITSAS   JANUARY is a time for predictions and plans; a time when we take stock of The Year That Was and look forward to The Year Ahead.  At Estiator, we predict 2019 will be The Year of the Gyros; and our ...

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  • 10 March 2019 at 10 : 35 AM

    A Life Devoted to Restaurateurs in Chicago

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    STAN GREANIAS SPEAKS TO ESTIATOR Interview with P.S. Makrias We recently contacted our old friend Stanley Greanias, a veteran, high-level executive whose career was spent in the center of the food industry in Chicago. Stan responded eagerly, and his interview follows. He participated in the first-ever convention of restaurant owners organized by ...

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  • 10 March 2019 at 10 : 57 AM

    Tales of Gyro and Pita

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    ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHICAGO... Olympia Foods FOOD has always been a huge part of America’s lore and its culture.  As the “melting pot” of the world (or is “mosaic” the more widely-accepted metaphor today?), the foods that Americans eat have always been influenced by the people that have come to the country and made it great.  There are museums ...

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