Samantha Subin

Samantha Subin is a freelance writer and journalist from Washington, D.C. She covers the restaurant industry, startups, personal finance and business news. Twitter

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What Must Restaurants Consider Before Opting into Third-Party Delivery?

Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash Using third-party delivery services has become the new normal in the restaurant industry and beyond. From Uber Eats to DoorDash to Postmates or GrubHub, the options are endless and new niche services like Caviar or Seamless are popping up everyday.  The data speaks for itself. A 2019 report from …

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La Boulangerie de San Francisco Mixes French Tradition with American Innovation

Above: Pascal Rigo, founder of La Boulangerie de San Francisco Pascal Rigo, the brains behind the French-inspired phenomena known as La Boulangerie de San Francisco, got his start stateside selling pastries to local restaurants and hotels in the Bay Area.  “He would put the leftovers in front of a window,” says Federica Cusumano, the brand’s …

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Verjus Aims to Bring Healthy Social Interaction to an Antisocial Pandemic

Fresh off the high of earning a third Michelin star for Quince, a Jackson Square area restaurant featuring Californian contemporary cuisine, Matt Cirne and owners Michael and Lindsay Tusk knew they wanted to start something new. Independently, the team reached a conclusion: They wanted to capture the essence of the wine bars of Paris and Europe – something that was casual, yet focused on creating delicious food, serving natural wine, and promoting social interaction.

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