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Boqueria Opens Second D.C. Location

Restaurateur Yann de Rochefort and Executive Chef Marc Vidal are thrilled to announce the opening of their Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, Boqueria, in Penn Quarter at 777 9th Street NW. This marks the second Boqueria location in the DC area.

Wingstop Founder Antonio Swad Unveils Fresh Concept

After dropping off the restaurant grid for two years, Antonio Swad, well-known for founding the Wingstop and Pizza Patrón chains, has come back swinging. Porch Swing is his latest concept. It fills a market void and explores a category Swad coins, "Polished Comfort Food.

Peppervine Opens in Charlotte’s SouthPark Neighborhood on March 1

Peppervine, created by the partnership of husband and wife team Chef Bill and General Manager Anita Greene of Banner Elk’s Artisanal, and Robert and Robb Lackey of Imagine One Companies and Café Rule in Hickory, North Carolina, debuts in Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood on March 1.

Jeong Opens Friday in Chicago’s West Town

Jeong, the eagerly anticipated restaurant from Chef Dave Park and Jen Tran opens its doors Friday in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Park and Tran open Jeong following the success of their acclaimed chef-driven restaurant Hanbun located in a food court that earned Park a James Beard semifinalist nomination and Eater Young Gun award.

Chef Ron Hsu’s Lazy Betty Opens in Atlanta

Lazy Betty, the modern and inventive restaurant from executive chef/partner Ron Hsu and chef de cuisine/partner Aaron Phillips, opens for dinner service tonight, February 26. Located in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood at 1530 DeKalb Avenue NE, Lazy Betty features two tasting menu options.

Rich Melman-Created Beatrix to Open February 27 in Oakbrook Center

Beatrix is opening in Oakbrook Center on February 27. This will be the first suburban location for Beatrix, and the fourth of its kind in Illinois. The concept was created by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ founder Rich Melman, Executive Partner and Divisional President Marc Jacobs, Partner Michael Giles and Chefs/Partners John Chiakulas, Rita Dever and Susan Weaver.

Tasting-Menu Wild Common Set to Open in Charleston

“All that is right, all that is good,” as D.H. Lawrence writes in his poem “The Wild Common,” inspires the bold, inventive cuisine and the highly attuned Charleston hospitality found at Wild Common, the newest tasting-menu focused restaurant to open from Easton Porter Group.

Ocean Prime Chicago to Open in April 2019

Ocean Prime, the modern American restaurant and lounge from restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, is excited to announce the official opening of its Chicago location this April. Located in the Shops at LondonHouse at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, the restaurant will be open for weekday lunch and nightly dinner, delivering the same genuine hospitality guests across the country have come to know and love.

Lazy Dog Opens New Location in Illinois

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, the casual dining restaurant known for its handcrafted American food and drink, has opened a new location in the community of Vernon Hills, Illinois with plans to add a second Chicagoland restaurant in Naperville this fall.

Five Reasons Why Brand Consistency is King

Prioritize ItWe’ve heard of #goals, and this is a major one. Brand consistency needs to be a goal that’s reiterated in regular staff meetings and in the 10-year strategic plan.Be Honest About ItHow can you maintain a brand without knowing what that brand is? You can’t.