Author Archives: Dave Shoffner

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 […]

For some brands, and especially for restaurants, your best products are often the ones least-identified with your name. For Pennsylvania-based Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, that product is its hamburgers. Sure, Hoss’s makes a great rib eye, and its all-you-can-eat soup, salad and dessert bar is legendary, but its burgers are on par with even […]

According to a study conducted by Quicken Loans Racing and Beckon Media, a whopping 80 percent of Americans have tailgated in the past year. If you’re like me, you probably think that number seems a little high. I mean, I’ve tailgated a few times in the past year, but I don’t remember throwing down some […]