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Category Archives: Culinary

4 Ways to Differentiate Your Brand

Use these easy tips to make your brand stand out.

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Throwback Desserts & Offbeat Meats Are Among 2017 Trends

Off-the-beaten-path meats. “Root-to-leaf” dishes that feature vegetables in their entirety. “Fat-washed” cocktails that add flavor and viscosity.

These are the hot trends that will lead us into 2017, according to the culinary and beverage team at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, which just released its annual trend report.

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Eight Great Molecular Cocktails Impressing Us Right Now

From smoke that billows over booze to flavorful foams that ooze, over the last decade or so, molecular mixology methods have become firmly entrenched on the cocktail menus of the world.

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Topgolf Taps Ignite Creative Services as National Food & Beverage Marketing Agency

Golf entertainment leader Topgolf® has selected Ignite Creative Services, LLC. as their national agency of record handling marketing, advertising, food and beverage. The two-year agreement extends through June 2018.

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Creative Ways to Use Flowers in Cocktails

Whether a rose petal floating in a glass of special occasion champagne, a sprig of lavender sitting (somewhat impractically) atop a signature cocktail or a lone violet bobbing prettily in a drink to signal that spring has, in fact, arrived, floral garnishes have the power to take drinks from everyday to event-worthy.

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Rebranding for Success

With a case study from the Pacific Northwest, a restaurant designer and a green economy expert show how restaurateurs can use the local movement to their advantage.

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America’s 20 Best Chain Restaurants

We often celebrate the fancier end of the dining spectrum, but here, we shuffle down the spectrum a touch to hail the efforts of those big-on-flavor, short-on-frills eateries that are always there, waiting (often by a roadside late at night) to serve up heaping plates of deliciousness and familiarity: America’s best chain restaurants.

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How to Grow Herbs Indoors

If you’ve got a sunny window in your house or apartment then you’ve got everything you need to enjoy the flavor of fresh herbs year-round.

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Ignite Conversations February

This months issue includes a big culinary photoshoot, the launch of our new website, some great cocktails to celebrate National Wine Day (or any day) and other interesting tidbits from around the industry.

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Maraschino Cherries: Simply Spectacular

We are proud to unveil a new brand and website that we recently designed, programmed and launched for the National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation (NCGIF). In fact, the timing of their launch ties in perfectly with National Ice Cream Month. Ice Cream always tastes better with a Cherry on Top.

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