New Concepts

Majorelle Opening at NYC's Lowell Hotel in March

On March 7, Majorelle will open at The Lowell Hotel, celebrating both the opening and the birthday of Jacques Majorelle, for whom the restaurant is named. Charles Masson, known from his days at La Grenouille and his love of flowers, has been the impresario behind the restaurant.

Unilever Commits to 100 Percent Recyclable Packaging

Consumer goods giant Unilever has made a commitment that 100 percent of its packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. The company, the world’s third largest consumer goods company after Procter & Gamble and Nestle, said it will ensure “it is technically possible for its plastic packaging to be reused or recycled and there are established, proven examples of it being commercially viable for plastics re-processors to recycle the material.

The Suite Life of a Restaurant

The Durham inside The Durham Hotel Opened: October 2015Location: Durham, North CarolinaOwner: Gentian GroupAverage Check: $55Description: Contemporary adaptations of “old American” hotel fare, plus rooftop dining.

3 Intro Alumni Launch Modern Dim Sum Restaurant

Coming off the success of the dim sum pop up at Intro last month, Chef Stephen Gillanders, Chef CJ Jacobson, and Chef Aaron Martinez are returning to the kitchen to collaborate on the next iteration of the restaurant—a modern dim sum concept— launching January 26 just in time for the Chinese New Year.

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.