Friday Faves — notes from the new gastroconomy, No. 10

a weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food

  • In hospitality, Bill Marriott, who helped create his family's hotel empire, announced his retirement next year at age 80. He got his start in the kitchen and working as a soda jerk. In an NPR interivew, he talks about the business of the kitchen: "presentation is very important and the details are extremely important."
  • If you want to play restaurateur without losing all your money, try Marriott's game on Facebook where you get to make supply and staff choices and then found out how you're doing.