Author Archives: Dave Shoffner

Let’s face it: While most people refer to June, July and August as “summer,” it might as well just be called “grilling and cold beer season.” Sure, you can also throw a few steaks on the grill and crack open a cold one in March or November (and you can bet your teriyaki-grilled Hawaiian burger […]

One of the benefits — and there aren’t many — about eating 213 samples in four hours at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show (check out my gut-busting recap here) is the ability to not only observe the latest trends, but consume them. And, boy, did I consume a lot of trends. Spicy trends, fruity […]

First of all, it’s impossible to eat every sample at the Summer Fancy Food Show. With more than 2,500 exhibitors displaying 180,000 products and offering samples of probably 10,000 of them, it would require a busload of hungry teenagers to consume them all. But how many samples can one hungry man eat? That was the […]

Despite an Eater report earlier this year that claimed that “bacon is dead,” this food agency isn’t quite ready to give up on the nation’s hottest ingredient. The article relied on data from a 2015 National Dining Trends Survey, which found that 34 percent of Americans are “over it” when it comes to bacon-infused dishes. […]

HARRISBURG’S quench TO PHILLY AD COMMUNITY: “WE’RE HERE TO COMPETE, AND WE’RE HERE TO WIN” Food and beverage agency racks up eight wins in 2015 Addy Awards for Big Hill Ciderworks and Hoss’s Steak & Sea House campaigns HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 18, 2015) – They came, they saw, they took home 34 pounds of hardware […]