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Beverly Hills’ Somni Awarded Two Michelin Stars

On the heels of its one-year anniversary, Somni receives two Michelin stars upon the Michelin Guide’s return to Los Angeles after a decade. Led by ThinkFoodGroup’s West Coast creative director Aitor Zabala with chef José Andrés and the TFG creative team, ThinkFoodTank, the fine dining concept opened in March 2018 with national acclaim.

Can Meal Kits Work In Full-Service?

Chuck Sillari remembers the first time he looked at a meal kit box. He saw a tomato wrapped in bubble wrap and a package of spices. “Where’s the personality?” he wondered.Sillari and his partners at the Boston Burger Company imagined a different reality that spurred the August 2016 debut of BurgaBox, a meal-kit service sharing the indulgent burgers, fries, and mac ’n’ cheese dishes core to the Boston Burger Company brand.

National Restaurant Association CEO Dawn Sweeney to Step Down

After 12 years successfully leading one of Washington’s largest and most influential trade associations, advancing and protecting all aspects of the restaurant and foodservice industry, National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation president and CEO Dawn Sweeney announced that she will step down when her current contract ends at the end of 2019.

Buffalo Wings & Rings Hires New Corporate Chef

Buffalo Wings & Rings, the Cincinnati-based elevated sports restaurant franchise with more than 80 locations across the globe, recently brought on restaurant and franchise industry veteran Dan Admire as Corporate Chef.

Vulcan Introduces Versatile Chef Station

“Small kitchen” and “precision cooking” are no longer mutually exclusive with Vulcan’s introduction of a new kind of multi-functional cooking platform. Known for its quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment, Vulcan is introducing the Versatile Chef Station, a compact, cooking station that is already winning awards thanks to features that allow chefs to maximize every inch of space while streamlining their workflow.

28 of the Best Italian Restaurants in America

Not a year goes by without the Italian category snagging several nods in the James Beard Foundation’s nomination. And this round, the 29th year and counting, was no different. Here are the Italian concepts who shined

Larkin’s Restaurants Announces New Director of Culinary

Larkin’s Restaurants is proud to introduce chef Adam Hayes to the Greenville foodie and culinary community as its new director of culinary.Chef Hayes brings with him a robust resume—from hosting two dinners at the prestigious James Beard house, to winning the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen,” he has created and polished an impressive culinary background.

Fulton Market’s The Publican Debuts First-Ever Lunch Menu

From meat-packing district to bustling business neighborhood, The Publican has served as Fulton Market's flagship restaurant for over a decade. With the long-awaited introduction of lunch, guests can expect many of the restaurant's iconic shared plates such as smoked whitefish and barbecue carrots, as well as all new offerings like:Mid-Day Prix-Fixe: A mid-day iteration of The Publican’s highly praised tasting menu, Kahan and Bayer have created a three-course “Pub-fixe” menu.

Kitchen United Expanding to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago

Kitchen United, the GV-backed start-up creating a new way for restaurant brands to expand via off-premises optimized kitchen centers, announced that it has signed lease agreements bringing new locations to San Francisco and Los Angeles, and a second location to Chicago in the Fulton Market District.

Thirsty Lion Plans East Coast Takeover

Gastropub is a word thrown around a lot in the restaurant industry. One quick Google search returns north of 41 million results. Before opening Thirsty Lion, founder and chief executive officer, John Plew, wanted to make sure he knew what a true iteration looked like.

Vulcan’s Versatile Chef Station Earns Kitchen Innovations 2019 Award

A new kind of kitchen workstation from Vulcan, the manufacturer known for quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment, has once again been honored as an innovative, award-winning product.The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has named Vulcan’s Versatile Chef Station as a recipient of the Kitchen Innovations 2019 Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.