New Concepts

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.

Evans Brewing to Open Second Public House and Tap Room

Evans Brewing Company, a producer of award-winning craft beers and owner of The Public House restaurant and tap room, announced they have signed a 10-year lease for their second Public House location adjacent to The Triangle in Costa Mesa, California.

Roy Yamaguchi's Latest Concept to Open in Maui

Maui will soon welcome HUMBLE MARKET KITCHIN by Roy Yamaguchi at Wailea Beach Resort—Marriott, Maui. Following a $100 million re-imagination, the property will become the ultimate “foodie” destination for locals and tourists alike with the debut of Chef Roy’s newest culinary concept.

Godfrey Hotel Boston Debuts RUKA Restobar

The Godfrey Hotel Boston announced the opening of highly anticipated RUKA Restobar, a contemporary exploration of Peruvian-Asian cuisine. The lively, mural-clad restaurant is accessible from the hotel’s lobby, which houses a lounge bar, and the always-buzzing George Howell Coffee shop.

Fishbowl and Olo Partner to Improve Customer Engagement

Fishbowl, a leading customer engagement platform provider for the restaurant industry, and Olo, a leading digital ordering provider for over 160 restaurant brands across the U.S., announced a partnership and platform integration, enabling restaurant operators to leverage online ordering data as a source for identifying customers and transactions, facilitating more effective engagement, repeat visits and increased sales.

Peas & Carrots Hospitality Opening Second MEX

Peas & Carrots Hospitality will open its second MEX restaurant on December 16 at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The company, which is owned by partners Zack Sklar, Josh Humphrey, and Jim Bellinson, also operates Social Kitchen & Bar in Birmingham and Grand Rapids, the original MEX, which opened in August 2013, and Beau’s Grillery in Bloomfield Hills and Bernie’s Lunch & Supper in Chicago.

Barbecue Champion Melissa Cookston Opens Mississippi Restaurant

Melissa Cookston announced that the doors to her new Southaven, Mississippi, restaurant concept, STEAK by Melissa, are now open. Cookston is a decorated competition barbecue pitmaster, restaurateur, and author of bestselling cookbooks Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room and Smokin’ Hot in the South.