New Concepts

Todd English to Open Maryland Restaurant at Live! Casino & Hotel

The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino 5th Anniversary Celebration culminates in a major announcement for the future of Live! as a partnership has been developed with world-famous celebrity chef Todd English to create a new dining destination for the flagship luxury Live! Hotel, set to open in early 2018.

Experience-Driven Fast Casual Takes a Cue from Full Service

Aside from service format, one big difference between traditional fast casuals and full-service concepts has always been the amount of time guests spend in the restaurant. Whereas full-service restaurants necessitate a significant period spent in the dining room, fast casuals are generally more concerned about throughput—getting customers in and out.

Chef Tony Mantuano to Open Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs

Terralina Crafted Italian, a new dining experience curated by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano, will open this fall at Disney Springs. The new restaurant, which will replace the space at The Landing previously occupied by Portobello Country Italian Trattoria, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar makeover inspired by the design and lifestyle of Italy’s Lake District.

Houston Restaurateur Ian Tucker Announces Plans for Poitín

Ireland native and newly minted Houston restaurateur Ian Tucker has laid the groundwork for his next Bayou City concept in the form of Poitín, a full-service restaurant and cocktail bar slated to become the anchor tenant at Sawyer Yards at the corner of Edwards and Sawyer Streets.

Atlanta’s Venkman’s Strikes a Chord with Diners

Spotlights in the rafters and a prominent but not overpowering stage off to the side quickly communicate that Venkman’s—despite a well-stocked bar and expanse of dining tables—is not your run-of-the-mill restaurant.

Sixteen Announces Outdoor Urban Garden Dining Experience

Executive Chef Nick Dostal and the culinary team at Sixteen, the Michelin two-star restaurant located inside Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, are pleased to introduce a new and memorable al fresco dining experience with the addition of its private rooftop Garden Table inspired by its garden ingredients.

Lobo Rey Sets Date for Chicago's South Loop in Late Summer

Offering an alternative approach to Mexican cuisine, Lobo Rey (1307 S. Wabash Ave.) celebrates the culinary heritage of Mexico, fused with Midwest influence and ingredients from Executive Chef Daniel Espinoza, and owners Chris Bravos and Jeff Wolff.

Portland’s Prodigal Son Cooks Up Classic Korean

Han OakOpened: January 2016Location: Portland, OregonOwners: Peter Cho and Sun Young ParkAverage Check: $50; $35 prix fixe menuDescription: After a decade in New York City, an Oregon chef returns to his roots and explores a new culinary heritage.

Omaha Marriott Hotel Announces New Restaurant & Bar Concepts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts unveiled its new dining and bar concepts, Society 1854 and Burdock + Bitters, located in Omaha’s Capitol District upscale urban dining and entertainment community. Scheduled to open later this summer, both concepts pay homage to Omaha’s industrial history, bringing a timeless, high-quality dining experience to guests and locals alike.

Discover Sweet Versatility With Harvest Splendor Sweet Potato Fries

Harvest Splendor helps operators harvest their potential with the introduction of its Recipes for Sweet Success recipe collection. From shareables, such as Sweet & Buff and Sweet Potato Pork Tacos, to breakfast menu items, such as Sweet Potato Breakfast Pizza, Harvest Splendor offers all-day menu inspiration that will sweeten profits.

Molly B's to Open in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Today, it was announced that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will feature a new and unique destination restaurant and private club, Molly B’s, named in honor of owner Arthur Blank’s mother, Molly Blank. As part of the expansive food and beverage program being featured inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Molly B’s was created in partnership with Concentrics Restaurants and boasts an impressive menu developed by Michael Bertozzi, executive chef for Atlanta’s TWO urban licks.

Guests Stand Up for Steak at NYC's Ikinari

A Japanese restaurant focused on thick-cut steaks and standing dining has expanded to New York City with its first U.S. location, which opened in February.Ikinari Steak was born out of founder Kunio Ichinose’s idea to make high-quality, thick-cut steaks more affordable for diners.