By The Hack
In somewhat big news for restaurant industry insiders, Hospitality Minnesota President and CEO Dave Siegel announced minutes ago that the organization's board of directors voted to cancel the Upper Midwest Foodservice & Lodging Show. The event had been an annual tradition for 51 years. The Hack, for his day job, had attended the last six years, and witnessed its slow decline, even before the economy tanked. Grumblings were heard about its relevance, but supporters could also be found: even last year, the Hack heard good things from enough vendors getting leads that he thought the show would muddle through. Visit the Hack's day-job blog for Siegel's announcement.