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10 Restaurant Trends That Make Dining Out In 2023 An Even Greater Pleasure

Unlike the fashion world, where trends and what is in vogue change with each season, you might think that restaurant trends do not change that often, but you would be wrong. Most restaurant owners, especially those with a fine dining restaurant, will tell you that what their customers like to eat can change quickly.

This can often result from a celebrity chef discussing a unique type of cooking in their latest TV programme or a celebrity who is not a chef explaining in a glossy magazine article what their favourite new healthy meal regime is. Other than these, those restaurants that like to stay ahead of their competition will introduce new dishes and styles of cooking or preparing meals which will see their popularity spread like wildfire.

So as we write this in 2023, you might be wondering what the latest trends in restaurants might be, and if you continue reading, you will discover ten of them.

Cooking Over Fire

Hopefully, everyone reading this has enjoyed eating food cooked at a BBQ, and now, there are restaurants where cooking over fire is their speciality. Often done within an open kitchen where diners sit around the cooking area to watch the chef work their magic over the fire, the result is freshly cooked food with those beautiful smoky flavours.

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All You Need To Know About The Tooth Fairy

All You Need To Know About The Tooth Fairy

Whilst there are many facts, lots of information and tons of advice that dentists will relay to their patients, one aspect about teeth that they most certainly did not study when they were looking to become a dentist is the tooth fairy. Hopefully, you remember being told as a child by your parents that the tooth fairy comes in the night to take away a lost tooth and in return, they will leave a gift or money, but only if the tooth has been looked after.

Depending on your level of cynicism, you will see the tooth fairy story as either a fun way to encourage children to look after their teeth, a strange incentive for children to lose teeth, or a ploy by parents to get their children to go to bed early when one of their teeth out. We prefer to look for the positives and opt for the first one.

It might surprise you to learn that the origins of the tooth fairy and how they operate differ worldwide. Further, in some countries, if you mention the tooth fairy to children, you would see blank expressions. That is because not every country ‘has’ a tooth fairy, and something else exists.

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Is getting a good night sleep a nightmare?

Is getting a good night sleep a nightmare?

It’s hard to value sleep in the fast-paced, high tech & caffeine fuelled world we live in. Do you know what good sleep feels like?? Or is it going to bed late, tossing & turning all night, being woken by garbage trucks thundering past or the buzz of a street lamp & struggling to wake up to get to work on time.

So are you getting the sleep your body deserves each night? The kind of sleep we’re talking about restores & revitalises you, filling your body with fresh energy & new perspectives.

Although studies cannot definitively show why the human body needs so much sleep, we do know we would die without it. Sleep is different for everyone & sleep needs vary. 8 ¼ hours is the average amount of sleep needed for an adult but some need more & some can function perfectly well on less.

Did you know that sleep is an active state for the body? We don’t just ‘shut down’. There are different stages of sleep:

Stage 1 – Between being awake and falling asleep, light sleep lasts up to 10 minutes
Stage 2 – Becoming disengaged from surroundings, breathing and heart rate are regular
Stage 3 – This is where the quality happens. Deepest and most restorative sleep, tissue growth & repair occurs, Energy is restored….Ahhhhhhhhhh!

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Tips for Picking the Perfect Engagement Ring 

Tips for Picking the Perfect Engagement Ring 

Buying an engagement ring, or any jewellery for that matter can take a long time. Unlike your weekly grocery shop, where you know what you’re looking for, the jewellery purchasing process can take a bit longer.

If you need a hand to decide on the perfect piece for you, then read on. Here are some helpful tips that are likely to be useful.

Tip 1# Understand the Four Cs
The “4Cs” refers to a diamond’s colour, cut, clarity, and carat. They are a global standard that helps you assess the quality of the diamond. This standard is universal in any jewellery store you visit. Therefore, you will come to understand how it can impact the price of an engagement ring you are looking to buy.

Diamond colors are graded from D to Z. The less colour a diamond has, the rarer it is, and, often, the more expensive it is.

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Minimise Your Cataract Surgery Recovery Time with These Tips

Minimise Your Cataract Surgery Recovery Time with These Tips

While many people can be fearful and nervous about cataract eye surgery, or any laser eye surgery from Insight Eye Clinic, it’s often the recovery time that some fear the most. The actual surgery can be straightforward, quick, and painless, but then you have to worry about doing the right or wrong things in the days and weeks after the surgery.

However, to ensure your cataract surgery goes off without a hitch, it can be worth doing some of the following things. You may then recover faster and easier than you may have thought possible. 

Use Eye Drops

Immediately after your surgery, your eye doctor will have prescribed you antibiotic eye drops. These are designed to prevent infection and help with internal inflammation. While you might think your body is capable of handling infection risks on its own, it’s essential to use any eye drops prescribed to you – and follow the instructions for their use.

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5 Ways You Can Finance Your Dental Implant Treatment

5 Ways You Can Finance Your Dental Implant Treatment

Going to dentists is an inevitable and necessary part of life and we unfortunately cannot get away from the fact that the cost of having dental implants is high. The specific cost anyone person will pay will depend on the dental practice they use, the specific brand of a dental implant fitted, and most obvious of all, how many dental implants actually need to be fitted. You do not need to be a mathematics professor to know that the cost of a single dental implant is going to be a lot less than a set of dental implants used to replace the full top and bottom rows of teeth.

The cost of dental implants might encourage you to shop around and try to find the cheapest possible dental implant practitioner, but we must add a note of caution here. By all means, look for the best value for money, but, given that you should be looking for dental implants to last a number of years, you must ensure that the dental implant solution you choose is the right one for you.

By that, we are not questioning the professionalism and skills of any dental impact practitioners but instead pointing to the fact that there are different dental implant products available. You also want to ensure that a specific dental implant is one that meets all your criteria with regards to quality and durability.

As far as the amount that you are going to pay, several factors will impact that price, and this could be anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000…per tooth! No small amount for just a single tooth, but if you have a full set of teeth you wish to be replaced by dental implants, then with adults having a total of 32 teeth, we suggest you take a deep breath before doing the multiplication.

If you are still with us, it now comes to the point where you can look at options for funding the procedure. An important point – we are not financial advisors, so this article is designed as general information and not financial advice. You must carry out due diligence and seek professional financial advice if necessary.

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10 Ways You Can Reduce Your Sugar Intake To Protect Your Teeth

If there is one piece of advice relating to how you can reduce the risk of cavities and loose teeth that every dentist, including the experts at Dentist Perth, have given their patients, it would be to ‘Reduce the amount of sugar you intake’. Of course, knowing what you have to do it is one thing, but for the person who actually has to act the question they have is ‘How do I do it?’ Well, to help everyone who wants to cut down how much sugar they intake, here are 10 quick and simple ways it can be done.

#1 Set The Ground Rules From The Start: The best way to achieve anything is to have a plan in place that you are going to follow. When you trying to reduce sugar, rather than randomly taking actions as you go along, take some time to plan ahead, and think of the times and places times when you might weaken so you can prepare for them.

#2 Set Yourself A Daily Quota: From the outset, you must set yourself a quota of how many sugary foods and drinks you will be allowed to have each day. You also want to include in your quota at what times of the day you are allowed your intake of sugary foods.

#3 Be Accountable: You have a much better chance of achieving your goals if you have someone to support you and to whom you are accountable. It could be your spouse, partner, a friend, a family member, or best of all, someone else who is trying to reduce their own sugar intake.

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6 Reasons Why Ghee is Better Than Butter

6 Reasons Why Ghee is Better Than Butter

Ghee (also known as clarified butter) is a staple of Asian and Arabic cooking and is created by separating milk solids and water from the fat in butter. Butter is simmered over heat and as the water evaporates, the milk solids that float to the surface are skimmed off to remove any impurities. The milk proteins which sink to the bottom are also discarded leaving a clear liquid fat which is rich in vitamins. The simmering of the butter creates an aromatic and nutty flavour.

Here’s 6 reasons why nutrient rich ghee is better for you:

1. Ghee is very high in vitamin A as well as containing vitamins E and K. These vitamins are fat-soluble which are stored in the gastrointestinal tract and which help to maintain a healthy metabolism.

2. Ghee is a medium chain fatty acid and, like coconut oil, has many properties which are linked to weight loss. Ghee contains essential omega fatty acids such as CLA (Conjugated Linolenic Acid). CLA has been shown to cause fat loss and improve body composition in research from the Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology in Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Other studies have shown that CLA content is 300-500% higher in beef and dairy from grass-fed cows, compared to grain-fed cows. These benefits are also gained through the consumption of ghee from grass fed cows.

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Why You Should Hire A Professional Agency To Design Your Health Food Store’s Website

Why You Should Hire A Professional Agency To Design Your Health Food Store’s Website

As the owner or manager of a health food store, we are sure there are many aspects of your business that you need to do yourself, and there are others that you have already outsourced or would like to. If you are considering a new website for your health food store then the professional website designers at www.slinkywebdesign.com.au strongly advise you to add this to the ‘outsource’ column.

You might be thinking, ‘Of course they would say that’; however, their advice is given, not simply in the hope that you choose them, but from their experience of clients coming to them in need of help, having first tried to build their website themselves. Not only have these clients got nowhere near to completing their website, but the amount of time they have wasted, which could have been better spent running their health food store, is staggering.

So, assuming you do not want to be in the same situation, let us look at why hiring a professional website design agency is not only the most sensible choice but is also the correct business decision with regards to your completed website being able to help your health food store’s success to grow.

The first benefit is one we have already mentioned and that is time. A web design agency will have experts in each of the fields necessary to build websites and so, rather than you as one person doing it all, they will have an entire team. This not only speeds up the whole process so that your website is ready to go live much sooner, but it means your time is spent doing what you do best…managing your health food store.

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Why You Should Use Facebook Ads To Promote Your Restaurant

Why You Should Use Facebook Ads To Promote Your Restaurant

If you have spent any time considering how digital marketing can help boost your restaurant business, you cannot have escaped the fact that advertising on social media is massive online. The question is which social media channels you should use, and if you were to ask an online marketing agency like Slinky Digital, they would advise you that Facebook ads offer restaurants several advantages.

The first and most obvious point about Facebook is that it is the largest social platform on the internet. As such, logic tells us that in your local catchment area, the chances are that more of the people you would hope to target in any digital marketing campaign for your restaurant will be on Facebook than on any other social media website.

For example, Facebook has more than double the number of users than Instagram and more than TikTok, Weibo, Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat, and Reddit combined. We are not saying you should not consider using any of the other social media sites, especially if you wish to target some of the demographic groups that use them, but any paid advertising campaign for your restaurant is going to be less effective if Facebook is not included in it.

We mentioned demographics in the last paragraph, and should you choose to use Facebook ads as part of your social media campaign, Facebook’s ability to pinpoint exactly the audience you wish to target makes it so much more effective.

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