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SweetWater Last Cast Bar and Grill to Open in Atlanta Airport

SweetWater Brewing Co. and Concessions International (CI) announcde the opening of SweetWater Last Cast Bar and Grill on December 9, 2017 on Concourse B in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The new concept replaces Dos Equis Explorers Lounge, and is a joint venture between CI and H&H Hospitality.

Bounce Chicago Opens in River North

Bounce Chicago officially opened its doors for full service in River North on December 1. Chicago’s newest venue for energetic dining, next-level sips and sports-centered revelry invites guests to experience an upscale sports lounge unlike any other in the city.

Eatertainment: The Next Frontier for Casual Dining

When two savvy entrepreneurs launched Dave and Buster’s, a 40,000-square-foot eatery in a Dallas warehouse in 1982, where diners could play games, they likely didn’t know it would result in a new restaurant concept: “eatertainment.

Mike Isabella to Open 9-Restaurant Food Emporium at Tysons Galleria

Award-winning Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella will open Isabella Eatery, an unprecedented nine-restaurant food emporium at Tysons Galleria, in phases beginning December 11. The 41,000-square-foot dining complex is home to eight distinct fast-casual and full-service offerings, a cocktail bar and a private event space, each with a dedicated kitchen, and an entirely unique footprint, menu and high-style design.

Mad River Boat Trips Adding Fine Dining to its Whitewater Rafting Trips

Top-rated river outfitter Mad River Boat Trips has elevated its highly rated whitewater river-rafting experience by bringing Executive Chef Ty Hess on board to prepare guests’ meals. Hess will prepare fresh, ingredient-driven and ever-changing menus at the tour company’s riverside dinner site, bringing 17 years of professional culinary experience working in world-class restaurants to the banks of Wild and Scenic Snake River.

Abbotsford Road Coffee Shop Opens in Brooklyn

More than just another Aussie coffee company, Abbotsford Road takes Australia’s passionate, inclusive coffee culture and presents it through a distinctly New York City lens. The concept was developed by Phillip Di Bella, founder of Di Bella Coffee, Australia’s top specialty coffee roaster and 2016 Golden Bean champion.

Highly Anticipated Legacy Hall Sets an Opening Date for December 6

The wait is finally over. Legacy Hall—one of the nation’s largest and most unique new food halls—is making its highly anticipated debut on December 6.Dedicated to serving the best-of food trends prepared by premier chefs and local artisans, the three-story, 55,000-square-foot European-style food hall, brewery and live music and entertainment venue is opening its doors on December 6 at 7800 Windrose Ave.

Dee Lincoln's New Steakhouse to Debut December 1 in Dallas

Dee Lincoln—commonly referred to as “The Queen of Steaks” is going back to her fine-dining roots with her newest venture Dee Lincoln Prime located at The Star in Frisco. The 8,000 square foot stunner will officially open to the public December 1.

Front Burner's Haywire Headed to Plano on November 29

Front Burner Restaurants’ newest concept, Haywire, is making its highly anticipated debut on November 29, at 5901 Winthrop Street in Plano, Texas’ acclaimed Legacy West development.Haywire offers the true Texas experience with an urban refresh.

White Rock Alehouse & Brewery Set to Open November 30 in Lakewood

After much local anticipation, the day has arrived for White Rock Alehouse & Brewery, a new brewpub bringing craft beers and great food to the Dallas community of Lakewood and beyond.Founders Dave Kirk and Greg Nixon are friends and entrepreneurs with a love of the craft beer movement who created their concept to fill a gap in the market.

Chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts to Open 2nd Location of Rye

Chefs Colby & Megan Garrelts, the husband and wife chef duo behind Kansas City dining institution Bluestem, unveiled Rye Plaza, the second location of their hit restaurant, Rye. Located just south of downtown in the Country Club Plaza.

Union Square Holiday Market Opens Thursday

Urbanspace, internationally renowned market makers, announced the highly-anticipated 2017 return of the beloved Union Square Holiday Market, which will set up shop in Union Square Park between 14th and 15th Streets from November 16 through December 24.

Beelman's Pub Reopens with Plant-Based Menu

On November 8, 2017, the casual neighborhood bar, Beelman’s Pub re-opened as Beelman’s with a 100 percent plant-based menu by Chef Caroline Concha, as well as a refreshed bar program. The concept will bring guests an updated bar experience with plant-based pub fare ranging from bar snacks to main dishes in a fresh atmosphere, whilst holding on to the neighborhood pub environment regulars have come to know and love.