NYC – BOWLS Takes Manhattan!
November 2014

NYC – BOWLS Takes Manhattan     NYC – BOWLS Takes Manhattan After returning from an extended stay in New York City, I am finally having a chance to reflect on what actually happened over the last nine days.  We had a chance to return to the East Coast and a city that has given [...]

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Food Fanatic
November 2013

Growing up in a family business can impart experience and expertise to an individual, but when you begin cooking at 6 years old, start designing menus at 12 and move to Vegas to work for Wolfgang Puck at 18, your career gets a real jump start. At least that’s what happened to Corey Nyman, now [...]

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Las Vegas Weekly
April 2013
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Nation’s Restaraunt News
April 2013

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The New York Times
April 2013

My first independent dining experience occurred when I was 10 years old. My mother gave me 50 cents, and I took the bus from our home 20 blocks south to downtown Columbus, Ohio, and had lunch in the tea room of Lazarus, the department store. I remember the meal in exquisite detail: a dainty plate [...]

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The Richmond News Leader
April 2013

WASHINGTON — “Do you, by any chance, have fish tweezers or a pair of pliers?” Wolfgang Puck asked as he pulled off a rumpled sports coat and slipped his arms into a pristine white chef’s jacket. Puck pulled the first of two salmon from a red ice chest he had carried into the kitchen of [...]

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Wood Stone Travels – “We are not afraid of Wood”
April 2013

Regional Sales Manager, Phil Eaton “We are not afraid of Wood” Those were the words that Robert and Corey Nyman countered when I asked them if they realized that the Fire Deck 9660 (WS-FD-9660) they inherited at Aperitif restaurant in Woodbury, Minnesota was entirely wood-fired. Robert and Corey are the principals of The Nyman Group [...]

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Casual Creativity
March 2013

WITH DINERS DEMANDING HIGH-QUALITY FOOD AND DRINKS IN A FUN ATMOSPHERE, HOTELS ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH GASTROPUB-STYLE EATERIES. When W Atlanta – Buckhead debuted Cook Hall last December, the “modern gastropub” — which promises an innovative bar program as well as a contemporary take on traditional American comfort food — set a rather lofty goal. “Cook [...]

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Corey Nyman Has Some Great Late-Night Picks
February 2013

Sin City is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Las Vegans aren’t unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we’ve enlisted some of our city’s food players to share their recommendations for a weekly feature dubbed Dining Confidential. Know a [...]

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Food forecasts
January 2013

Every January is filled with predictions about what the New Year will bring, and this month has been no exception. As a journalist, I love these forecasts for the fodder they provide for news and commentary, but as a reader, sometimes I roll my eyes at how “inside the box” many of these rather obvious [...]

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The Names You Know
January 2013

To brand or not? Restaurant, bar and nightclub brands provide consumers with a sense of familiarity and consistency, often becoming an advantageous differentiator for casinos operating in a competitive environment. In Las Vegas, branded restaurants have operated with great success for both their owners and their gaming industry partners. In the smaller regional markets, the [...]

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Adaptability in the Hotel Industry
December 2012

ADAPTABILITY When was the last time you stepped back and listened to what was happening in the world outside of your own industry?  In order to stay relevant in today’s world we all need to adjust to how customer demographics, attitudes and lifestyles are changing; while the cost of doing business is being redefined.  How [...]

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Meetings & events
December 2012

From food trucks to handmade chocolate, rooftop spaces to local breweries, hotels are taking meetings and events in completely new directions. Los Angeles is one of the birthplaces of the food truck movement — one of today’s hottest culinary trends — so when JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE was looking to offer groups a [...]

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Four More Years! Four More Years?
November 2012

Your consumers have drastically changed in the last four years. Here’s a look at what the next four years may bring. Contrary to the latest news and prognosticators on television, newspaper columnists and pundits, I have yet to hear too much about a definitive plan for the upcoming worldwide outlook and the ‘fiscal cliff’ that [...]

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Out is In
November 2012

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The Power of Thank You
August 2012

The next time you have a good service experience say thank you! The effect can be magical. Call me old fashioned or maybe even fashionable these days, but you can decide once you take the following into consideration.  Business is tough enough without making waves, or so I am told, but when did saying ‘Thank [...]

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Thinking Different
August 2012

If you want to be perceived differently than your competitors, well then, you better do things different! Here’s how. Working with hospitality companies over the years has taught our team to always expect the unexpected; regarding ideas, opinions, egos and random thoughts on the way a program or project might unfold, regardless of what it [...]

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Scottsdale sales-tax collections up 7.5% in '11
March 2012

Scottsdale’s economy rebounded in 2011 with healthy increases in spending for cars, construction and the vital tourism industry. Scottsdale’s sales-tax collections totaled about $133.8 million last year, up 7.5 percent from 2010, according to figures released by the city. It’s a slow recovery, but local consumers are showing more confidence in their spending habits on [...]

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Peyton Manning—Where is the Loyalty?
March 2012

How can Peyton Manning’s release from the Colts apply to the hotel industry? You’re about to find out. The biggest story in the news this past week was not what was being said or won in the Republican primaries, but what was going to happen with Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in the future.  [...]

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No Finger Pointing
February 2012

Don’t be afraid to stand behind your plan, win or lose. Support your strategy and take responsibility as a team. Now that the Super Bowl is over, it seems the fun has just begun! In some people’s minds, the blame and finger pointing isn’t over, and they will have some serious debates on “what if,” [...]

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F&B Truths, Trends And Take Aways
January 2012

Here’s a look at the latest trends to best prepare you in how to leverage the trends to make your hotel F&B business more profitable. The Federal Reserve significantly reduced its forecast of economic growth in the United States over the next two years recently, the latest in a long series of acknowledgments that pace [...]

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Tebow Aura
January 2012

How reinforcing the simple team concept can lead your hotel to greater success. Now that I have your attention: If you are caught up like a good part of America with the football playoffs at this time of the year, as well as all the hoopla surrounding the story of Tim Tebow and his passion, [...]

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Restaurant Business Magazine
December 2011

How do you spell “opportunity”? Nontraditional locations, self-service catering, pop-ups, trucks, kiosks, retail products—that’s how… Click Here to read the full article.

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Food For Thought – Or Thought For Food
October 2011

Here is a piece that will help you get inside the minds of your dining customers. And better yet, provide some great advice to improve your hotel’s F&B performance. According to the experts, the Recession has been over since June of 2009, but if you speak to most operators it seems they are still living [...]

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Tomorrow’s Future Is Today, You Can Bet On It!
October 2011

To have a truly successful business you need to start grooming potential future hospitality industry employees. Here’s the inspiration and knowhow on getting this done! In listening to politicians lately, I am astounded about how they talk about the disarray of today and their dire predictions for our country’s future.  As I am sure, many [...]

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Hospitality Design
October 2011

It’s all relative – The joys and challenges of working with a loved one. Click Here to read the full article.

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Vegas Rated
October 2011

Labor Wines – An exclusive sneak peek at Corey Nyman’s new wine project. Click Here to read the full article.

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Hospitality – Maybe You Have Heard Of It?
September 2011

Are some hotels just getting sloppy when it comes to delivering strong customer service? Have you fallen into the same trap? Webster’s Dictionary defines Hospitality as “the act, practice, or quality of being hospitable; solicitous entertainment of guests.”  Interestingly, I just came back from two business trips that I took back-to-back where the hospitality and [...]

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Satisfaction Guarantees Critical to Ongoing Success
August 2011

Get it right the first time, if not it doesn’t hurt to apologize. Budgets, deficits and all that we hear out of Washington, D.C. is enough to give anyone a headache, indigestion or deep cause for concern.  This national debate on our country’s future has much of our industry concerned on what direction to take [...]

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Tomorrow’s Future Is Today, You Can Bet On It!
June 2011

To have a truly successful business you need to start grooming potential future hospitality industry employees. Here’s the inspiration and knowhow on getting this done! In listening to politicians lately, I am astounded about how they talk about the disarray of today and their dire predictions for our country’s future.  As I am sure, many [...]

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Stop, Look & Listen
May 2011

As Robert Nyman sees it you can reinvigorate your F&B staff by engaging them in the decision making process. Here’s how. It’s been an interesting past couple of weeks or so, depending on how you view the world and what is of utmost importance to you personally and professionally.  The usual “talking heads” are putting [...]

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The Power of Thank You
April 2011

The next time you have a good service experience say thank you! The effect can be magical. Call me old fashioned or maybe even fashionable these days, but you can decide once you take the following into consideration.  Business is tough enough without making waves, or so I am told, but when did saying ‘Thank [...]

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The World Has Changed, So Must Your F&B!
April 2011

You have got to be better than your local restaurant competition when it comes to F&B. Here’s how to get started. Just when you thought things were getting better, we are now facing turmoil in the Middle East, rising gas prices and some uncertainty in the additional costs in doing business.  I guess you too [...]

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Hotels
February 2011

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Vegas Seven
January 2011

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Nightclub & Bar
May 2010

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Twin Cities restaurant preview 2010
January 2010

Aperitif, 772 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury; 651-578-3000; aperitifrestaurant.com: St. Paul developer Jerry Trooien brought in the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Nyman Group (Taj Mahal Hotel Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, N.J.; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; etc.) to come up with a concept for this 270-seat space. Aperitif will debut any day now with a menu inspired [...]

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Nation’s Restaraunt News
April 2009

Hotel cohabitation grows as brands, restaurateurs seek new opportunities By PAUL FRUMKIN – (April 27, 2009) In their difficult journey to uncover growth opportunities in this lending-challenged marketplace, restaurateurs are finding there is still plenty of room for them at the inn. Operators ranging from chain brands Dunkin’ Donuts and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s to fine-dining [...]

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Casino Design
July 2008

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