Give Pizz-A Chance: Boston Pizza Wars, South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club unite to promote Massachusetts-made pizza (#masspizza)
From left: Marc Russo (Boston Pizza Wars), Kerry J. Byrne (South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club), bar pizza maker Otis O'Toole (O'Toole's Pub in Whitman) and Steve D'Amato (Boston Pizza Wars) recently joined forces to promote #masspizza.

Give Pizz-A Chance: Boston Pizza Wars, South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club unite to promote Massachusetts-made pizza (#masspizza)

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CONTACT – Kerry J. Byrne, 617-797-0408, kjb@kjbtrending.com; Steve D’Amato, stevedamato1@gmail.com QUINCY, MASS. – February 17, 2021 – Two of New England’s most successful grassroots efforts to support local eateries in the Era of…

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Heartfelt toast: KJB-fueled South Shore bar pizza “craze” a Covid-era sensation for Boston-area small businesses

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The South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club was created by KJB Trending in February 2020, on the eve of the Covid shutdowns, to support mom-and-pop eateries in the Boston area during what…

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Victory Point’s second annual Parade of Puppies kicks off Super Sunday celebration on the Boston waterfront
Victory Point owner Donato Frattaroli, center, welcomed four- and two-legged friends to the Marina Bay boardwalk in February 2020 for the debut Parade of Puppies.

Victory Point’s second annual Parade of Puppies kicks off Super Sunday celebration on the Boston waterfront

Victory Point (332 Victory Road; Marina Bay, Quincy, 617-481-1070) kicks off “Super Sunday” festivities on February 7 with its second annual Parade of Puppies on the Marina Bay boardwalk, held in partnership…

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Small business owners are being tortured; time for compassionate citizens to end the madness
Chef Mike Fucci of Chef's Mike's in Needham, Mass. is among your neighbors battling the specter of Covid AND onerous government regulations that have tortured small business owners with incredible personal grief and financial stress.

Small business owners are being tortured; time for compassionate citizens to end the madness

Compassionate American citizens have a moral, ethical and legal obligation to stand up for the most vulnerable of society. And, right now, small business owners are the most vulnerable of society.

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KJB, the NY Post, and the new paradigm of PR & media: making news, placing news, breaking news
The pending sale via cryptocurrency of two Manhattan bars, reported by KJB Trending, was the hottest story in American financial markets and hospitality the week of Jan. 11.

KJB, the NY Post, and the new paradigm of PR & media: making news, placing news, breaking news

The old paradigm of publicist placing news and journalist reporting news is a quaint fixture of an earlier era in media: like Morse code ticker tape or the ink-stained pressman. …

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KJB Trending restaurants Alba, Alba on 53 end year of pandemic donating $35,000 in Christmas Eve bonuses to staff
Immigrant restaurateur Leo Keka, right in dark jacket, celebrated his 30 years in America by donating $35,000 in Christmas bonuses to his staff at the end of 2020.

KJB Trending restaurants Alba, Alba on 53 end year of pandemic donating $35,000 in Christmas Eve bonuses to staff

Beloved immigrant restaurateur and KJB Trending Hospitality client Leo Keka was one America's greatest restaurant success stories of 2020, in a year of pandemic that otherwise eviscerated the nation's hospitality…

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St. Nick visits children in Brockton, Mass. first, thanks to ho-ho-hometown hero and Hall of Fame Santa James Edgar
Artist Thomas Nast popularized our contemporary image of Santa Claus with his Civil War-era cartoons.

St. Nick visits children in Brockton, Mass. first, thanks to ho-ho-hometown hero and Hall of Fame Santa James Edgar

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Children in Brockton, Mass. grow up believing Santa Claus visits their community first, thanks to the legend of a beloved local businessman named James Edgar. Here's the story of this…

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South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club: America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020
A classic South Shore bar pizza with "laced" edges, a crispy burnt crust made by spreading tomato sauce around the edge of the pan. Photo courtesy: Lenny Duarte and Mike McDermott of pending new Mike & Lenny's Bar Pizza food truck.

South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club: America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020

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South Shore bar pizza proved America’s greatest restaurant success story of 2020 – a year otherwise defined by Covid-fueled devastation of the industry from coast to coast.  South Shore bar…

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Manhattan’s Michelin-rated Daniel still has “IT” – even here in the era of Covid
(Boston, MA 042315 ) Kerry Byrne, left, takes a selfie with Bar Boulud Executive Chef Daniel Boulud, right at the restaurant in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Staff Photo by Chitose Suzuki

Manhattan’s Michelin-rated Daniel still has “IT” – even here in the era of Covid

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A fabulous autumn dinner at Manhattan fine-dining landmark Daniel reminded me of some advice I typically share with my restaurant friends, new clients and aspiring restaurateurs.  There are three major elements to restaurant…

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KJB chefs in November: “I’m tapping out! I cannot take anymore Thanksgiving orders”
A Greater Boston media blitz for Chef Mike Fucci included appearances on several Greater Boston TV stations.

KJB chefs in November: “I’m tapping out! I cannot take anymore Thanksgiving orders”

The American restaurant industry is going to hell in handbasket here in 2020. You know the reasons why. But KJB Trending restaurants are not only surviving. They’re thriving! Chef Mike Fucci of…

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KJB Trending branded “America’s Most Historic Street” and turned it into a legacy PR home run for three communities
The team from landmark New England TV program "Chronicle" filming the Adams National Historical Park on Adams Street with KJB Trending in July 2020.

KJB Trending branded “America’s Most Historic Street” and turned it into a legacy PR home run for three communities

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Millions of people drive down Adams Street each year and see little more than a leafy but crowded enclave amid Greater Boston’s urban sprawl. KJB Trending saw an extremely marketable story,…

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Happy birthday John Adams, hero of humanity’s deadly war against the smallpox virus
John Adams's heroics helped the American colonies defeat two mortal enemies: the British army and the smallpox virus.

Happy birthday John Adams, hero of humanity’s deadly war against the smallpox virus

Happy birthday John Adams – the greatest political mind in human history, native son of my hometown, and a hero of humanity’s species-old war against the smallpox virus.Adams chose to…

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