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Big Star Wrigleyville to Open Across from Wrigley Field

Located within the forthcoming Hotel Zachary, a four-star development by Hickory Street Capital, an entity owned by the Ricketts family, (owners of the Cubs baseball team), Big Star Wrigleyville will offer more to love than ever before, encompassing two stories and 9,000 square feet of prime taco territory.

Gordon Ramsay to Open First Steakhouse in Atlantic City

Set to be the most highly anticipated restaurant opening in Atlantic City this summer, multi-Michelin-star Chef Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment announced the restaurateur, TV personality and author will bring his first steakhouse concept to the iconic seaside gaming destination.

Nick Accardi Opens JAX B-B-Q in Hell's Kitchen

Pitmaster/pwner Nick Accardi has brought a new concept to Hell’s Kitchen with JAX B-B-Q, a destination for real wood pit barbecue, craft black angus burgers, frozen margaritas and craft beer. The interior was designed with a rockabilly Americana garage sensibility in mind, featuring partially exposed brick walls, antique gas station signs (including a massive Mobile flying Pegasus), original stools from a 1930’s Woolworth and black leather banquettes with red piping.

IdeaWork Studios Creates Brand Identity for The Strand Bar & Grill

Continuing their relationship with Miami’s Carillon Hotel & Wellness Resort, branding and interactive agency IdeaWork Studios has recently completed the naming, brand identity, and web presence for the property’s innovative new restaurant, The Strand Bar & Grill.

CRUDO Italian Debuts in Dallas' Preston Center

An acclaimed Italian restaurant gets a second lease on life with the return of CRUDO Italian, opening on Friday, January 19 at 8411 Preston Road, Suite 132, in Dallas.CRUDO Italian observes the traditions of Northern Italy, taking a lighter and more sophisticated approach to the cuisine.

Michael Schwartz's Genuine Pizza Opens at Atlanta's Phipps Plaza

McKENZIE, a boutique design, build and custom fabrication firm in Miami’s industrial Allapattah neighborhood, completed the design of Atlanta’s first Genuine Pizza. Originating in Miami, the restaurant is a concept by award-winning chef Michael Schwartz and part of Genuine Hospitality.

Drew Pearson Opens Sports 88 at Dallas Airport

Concessions International held a soft opening of Drew Pearson Sports 88 at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport last week. Located at Terminal E, Gate 5 the sports bar and restaurant, named after former Dallas Cowboys player Drew Pearson, who wore number 88, will host a grand opening with Pearson signing autographs on January 15, 2018 at 11 a.

Michael Jordan's First Suburban Restaurant Has a Special Twist

When Cornerstone Restaurant Group, the team behind Michael Jordan’s namesake restaurant, scouted Oak Brook 22 as a possible landing spot for his Airness’ first suburban location, the non-traditional locale presented a set of challenges—and one intriguing opportunity to fix them.

Chef Parke Ulrich's Mersea to Open Friday in Treasure Island

Mersea, Treasure Island’s eagerly awaited comfort-casual restaurant, officially opens its doors on January 12.  The restaurant and bar, built entirely of recycled shipping containers, offers an elevated, comfort-casual menu developed by Executive Chef Parke Ulrich and sweeping, panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline, Bay Bridge, and Golden Gate Bridge from every seat.

The Rag Trader and Bo Peep Debut in Garment District

FOX Lifestyle Hospitality Group opened The Rag Trader and Bo Peep Cocktail & Highball Store (70 W 36th St.), a vibrant restaurant and piano cocktail bar inspired by the mid-20th century heyday of the Garment District, when the area boasted the highest concentration of garment manufacturers in the world.