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The B&B Team

Rick Wolf and Peter Scherman (that’s Rick on the left and Peter on the right) are both experienced speakers who have presented on a range of innkeeping related topics at the state, regional, and national level. They gather and analyze research for the Innkeeping industry and welcome the opportunity to share it with others. Contact Us

Archive for the ‘Food & Beverage’ Category


Historic Inns & Restaurants for Sale

November 29th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Travelers throughout the world have always sought hospitable places to rest and eat. The history of country Inns that offer food and hospitality for the weary journeyer goes back centuries. The term ‘hospitality’ derives from ‘hospice’, meaning a place of rest. Today our historic inns & restaurants offer ‘hospice’ plus so much more. The B&B […]

Spirit of Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

When families gather around the Thanksgiving table, many will pause for a few moments to express a few words of thanks. What are most people grateful for? A Google search revealed the following: Children’s smiles, family time, freedom and good health, dogs and football…and, you guessed it, food glorious food. Families (dogs included) gathering around […]

Breakfast Going Global

April 11th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Thank you, Linda Hayes, for sending me a most enticing and inspiring article, ‘The World of Breakfast–The shifting definition of what counts as breakfast food now embraces flavors from around the globe’. Explore breakfast going global. Trends in food are constantly evolving, new flavors and creative presentations are certain to elicit the WOW factor. Are […]

6 Thanksgiving F&B Traditions

November 16th, 2017 by Janet Wolf

Memories of our childhood Thanksgivings feasts, fond or quirky, we all have them. I asked our team if they would share with me their most memorable Thanksgiving F&B (that’s food & beverage) traditions. Humorous Highlights 1. Paris Peas by Eliot Dalton “Somehow when my Mom came back from going to a fancy cooking school in […]

Experiential Tourism in Mid-Coast Maine

February 19th, 2015 by Janet Wolf

The Youngstown Inn and Restaurant, mid-coast Maine in Lincolnville, an inn that defines what experiential travel is all about. It also has something else; potential. The ground work is there ready to take to the next level. A recent Travel & Leisure article has written about “an emerging new breed of inns out there. They are redefining […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving at America’s Inns

November 24th, 2014 by Janet Wolf

  From New England to the Rockies there are Inns that are offering guests a culinary experience to celebrate one of America’s most cherished holidays. As I searched to find Thanksgiving at America’s Inns that offers guests a way to celebrate, I came across some wonderful specials with an experience  that matches the uniqueness of […]

Full Service Inns – Time for a Renaissance

May 16th, 2013 by Janet Wolf

Picture a beautiful pristine Inn, beautiful surroundings with comfortable first class lodging then…add a dining component to this picture and what do you get? What we call in our industry, a full service Inn. Urban or country, food and lodging have always gone hand in hand. After indulging in a meal featuring locally sourced food […]

Is Fine Dining Dead?

March 5th, 2013 by Janet Wolf

The fine dining experience, is it dead, should it die? This question comes up often when we talk to innkeepers, chefs and restaurateurs. An article written in 2009 by food and travel writer Anya von Bremza asked a similar question, Should Fine Dining Die? This article is five years old but the question is still relevant and worth […]

Culinary Travel – Marketing Your Culinary Getaways

April 18th, 2012 by Janet Wolf

“There are those of us who travel and those of us who travel to eat.” Kendra Bailey Morris I found this to be a great quote from a travel and food author and blogger I just discovered. She writes with gusto and passion about the food and places she loves. Check out her latest blogs, […]

G is for Gastronomy

November 14th, 2011 by Janet Wolf

  Gastronomy is defined in Wikipedia as the art or science of food eating that also involves the discovering, tasting and the experience of eating. Last weekend Rick and I made a reservation at 91 South, the restaurant located at the PineCrest Inn in Gorham, Maine. Our clients, Matt and Amy Mattingly are the keepers […]

Living Social Tips from Innkeepers

April 6th, 2011 by Janet Wolf

Attention shoppers…group buying marketing companies have hit the air waves. In radio days the airwaves were the frequency that transmitted the signals that carried information to the world. We all know what claims the airwaves today, social media.  And the latest addition to the social media tool box is… If you haven’t heard, Living Social […]

The Battle of the Bulge and Innkeeping

December 16th, 2010 by Scott Bushnell

The veterans of the Battle of the Bulge have a lesson for all of us…telling a story that strengthens the continuity of your marketing plan.

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