New Concepts

Simon Indian Palace Opens in NYC's Midtown

Owner and entrepreneur Nurul Amin has opened his first restaurant venture in New York City that will pay homage to the elegance and splendor of the royal palaces and diverse culinary landscape of India.

Bacon Bros. Ready to Grow Through Franchising

Bacon Bros. Public House is looking to “bring home the bacon” with its newly launched franchise opportunity.With a flagship restaurant already serving throngs of customers in the Greenville, South Carolina area, the farm-to-table, southern-inspired concept is looking to add as many as 15 new restaurants nationwide over the next five years.

Noble Chef Hospitality's Rare Steakhouse Headed to D.C.

Noble Chef Hospitality of Madison, Wisconsin, has signed a lease with the Laborers’ International Union of North America to bring their flagship brand, Rare Steakhouse, to Washington, D.C.Located just blocks from the White House in the recently expanded and historic LiUNA building at 1595 I St.

BABA Will Open in Arlington Late January

Ivan Iricanin announced the opening of the 56-seat BABA in Arlington, Virginia. Scheduled to open late-January in the heart of Clarendon at 2901 Wilson Blvd, 22201, the newcomer is just below the popular new Ambar, with its own separate street entrance.

Lolo’s Surf Cantina Debuts in Miami Beach

Lolo’s Surf Cantina, a Baja-inspired Mexican eatery, located in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood at Marriott Stanton South Beach, is now open for nightly dinner service. The concept, created in collaboration with Chef/Partner Richard Ampudia and Plan Do See, a global hospitality brand based in Japan with multiple holdings in New York, LA, Chicago, and Bali, reflects the convivial spirit of Mexican hospitality with bold and inventive fare sourced from local purveyors.

Temporis Debuts in Chicago's West Town

The highly anticipated fine dining destination Temporis opens its doors Thursday in Chicago, showcasing inventive tasting menus, interactive experiences, and cutting-edge design. Co-Chefs Sam Plotnick and Evan Fullerton welcome the world to an intimate, 20-seat dining room in West Town where beautifully plated cuisine meets the forefront of modern restaurant service.

Alpana Singh's Terra & Vine Shines in the Suburbs

Alpana Singh, who led the charge to bring the James Beard Awards ceremony to Chicago, is moving out. But not too far.The master sommelier and restaurateur has made her mark in downtown Chi-Town, first with The Boarding House and then Seven Lions.

Urban Farmer Steakhouse Headed to Downtown Denver

Sage Restaurant Group, the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally focused food and beverage experiences, brings the fourth location of its celebrated Urban Farmer Steakhouse to Downtown Denver in June 2017.

Thomas Keller Set to Open Miami Restaurant in 2018

More than five years in the making, Chef Thomas Keller is opening a new restaurant in Miami in early 2018.The restaurant from Keller, the chef behind landmarks French Laundry in California and Per Se in New York City, is explained by The Miami Herald as his “first concept restaurant, drawing inspiration from the history of the The Surf Club as playground for the elite, the place where Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack threw wild parties, where Liz Taylor, Gary Cooper and Tennessee Williams escaped to the water, where Winston Churchill could be seen painting watercolors in a cabana.

Evans Brewing Opens First Restaurant and Tasting Room

Evans Brewing Company, Inc., the oldest brewery in Orange County, just opened their first restaurant and tasting room, The Public House by Evans Brewing Co., in the SOCO District of Downtown Fullerton, California.

One Hot Bird

Ten years ago, with an already successful restaurant under his belt, Chris Hastings started envisioning a second, more casual operation—one that melded live-fire cooking, small plates, locally sourced products, and all things Alabama.

Marcus Paslay's Piattello Italian Kitchen Will Open January 14

Chef Marcus Paslay's new restaurant, Piattello Italian Kitchen, will celebrate its grand opening January 14 in Fort Worth's new Waterside development.The menu will feature from-scratch, seasonal dishes, including selections of antipasti, soups & salads, housemade pastas & pizzas, fresh sides and desserts.

Smoky Rose Opening December 22 in East Dallas

Smoky Rose, a chef-driven smokehouse in a relaxed yet chic farmhouse interior, is set to open for lunch and dinner on December 22 (interior dining only with patio/garden opening in the coming weeks). Located at 8602 Garland Road across from The Dallas Arboretum in East Dallas, this new neighborhood-dining destination aims to provide a comfortable experience, large patio, open smokehouse and beautifully landscaped garden area.