Best in Show: Nightclub & Bar Show and Louisiana Restaurant Showcase

Nightclub and Bar Show, Las Vegas

Linda Green, co-editor

Fresh Origins Farm
Fresh Origins Farm grows the best microgreens, edible flowers and unique specialties for every type of cuisine. There is no farm like this! They are located in San Diego County, where the natural sun and wind produce flavorful, colorful, and hardy plants. With more than 500 grape varieties, from micro basil and small parsley to exotic leaves and micro flowers, there is something for everyone. Try their herb, fruit and flower crystals too! freshorigins.com

Paper Powers
Powers Paper is on a mission to provide products that will advance the restaurant and bar industry. I really liked the PowerNap Charging Solution towel dispenser, which has a built-in, rechargeable cell phone charger. Also discover their offers of towels and handkerchiefs. Based in northeast Wisconsin and offering products that are all made in the USA, they are committed to enhancing your customers’ experience in a hygienic and economical way. powerpaper.com

Premium protein
From hot to mild, Premier Proteins specializes in ultra-premium Berkshire sausages and bacon. They have full customization capability and can develop, modify or create your perfect trim. You will immediately notice the difference in quality in taste, texture and tenderness due to animal husbandry – all animals are raised humanely on small family farms, without antibiotics or hormones – and artisanal processing techniques. They also offer Wagyu beef, grass-fed Angus beef, and bison. premierproteins.com

WonkyWare
Restaurateurs have looked for other ways to incorporate reusable, unbreakable plastic cups. That’s something WonkyWare can provide! Their plastic lenses, made in the USA from Tritan material, won’t chip, shatter or crack when dropped on a hard surface. They can also put logos on your glasses for a great marketing message. If you’re looking to save money over time with a safer, more cost-effective, and unbreakable product, their plastic cups are the right option for you. wonkyware.com

Tom Boyles, Account Representative

beer tubes

Rather than having your servers dispense individual beers to tables, save time, sell more beer, and excite customers with a self-serve beer tube. I liked their classic designs with a variety of finishes that match any theme or decor. Their patented sports designs are ideal for sports bars, pizzerias and restaurants. They also offer accessories, such as cooling devices, cleaning items, and lighted lids. They can add any logo or theme to the dispensers for better visual power. Call and tell them you saw it in PMQ! beertubes.com

Cool-A-Zone
For just $1 a day, Cool-A-Zone’s evaporative coolers take the strain off customers and restaurant staff inside and out. Their CoolBox is not an air conditioner, it contains no chemicals and does not need to be evacuated. The technology creates the effect you feel of a breeze going through the rain. Rain droplets attract heat and the resulting air is cooler. Likewise, ambient air passes through the CoolBox’s fan and through the moist honeycomb pad, dropping the temperature by 10°F to 15°F. coolazone.com/PMQ

Come
Your brick oven pizza doesn’t deserve a brick oven POS system. Arryved was founded by a couple of tech geeks who love craft beer (or are they beer geeks who love tech?). The system was developed for craft breweries and now serves dynamic F&B operations of all kinds, on-site and online. Enjoy online ordering, easy tab splitting and merging, and other pizza-centric tools. You can keep tabs open without holding cards and speed up your food service with easy modifiers and guest tracking. arryved.com/pizzerias

Showcase of the Louisiana Restaurant Association

Tom Boyles, Account Representative

Magic Seasoning Blends
If you’re in the restaurant industry, chances are you’ve heard of the late chef Paul Prudhomme and Magic Seasoning Blends. But have you ever really looked at their range of seasonings? From Pizza & Pasta Magic and Magic Italian Seasoning to Vegetable Magic and Poultry Magic, they offer seasonings and marinades that give your pizzas, wings, pastas and other menu items a unique kick. Custom mixes are one of their favorite challenges. They focus on flavor creation with an intense focus on taste. magicseasoningblends.com

Gastronomic alliance
Did you know that thousands of dollars in discounts and rebates await you on equipment, ingredients, and other items you already buy? With Dining Alliance’s free program, pizzerias save on their purchases without having to change what they buy or who they buy it from. Dining Alliance collects and organizes your shopping data to uncover savings and brings together thousands of US operators to help you pay less for your purchases. Operators who join the Dining Alliance increase their margin by using their negotiated contracts and technology to make more informed business decisions. madiningalliance.com

Jerry C. Greiner