New Concepts

Southern Cut Barbecue Now Open in Chicago

David Flom and Matt Moore, proprietors and co-owners of the new Southern Cut Barbecue, have hired America’s most famous pitmaster and barbecue expert to run the show: Celebrity Chef Lee Ann Whippen, star of TLC’s “BBQ Pitmasters.

Sage Restaurant Group Opens Pint Brothers Alehouse in Denver

Sage Restaurant Group (SRG)—the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally focused food and beverage experiences—announced the opening of a new restaurant & bar concept, Pint Brothers Alehouse, in Denver.

Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails Now Open on Key Biscayne

Lightkeepers, the casually elegant new restaurant and bar at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami will make its debut. Located just off the island’s gorgeous waters, Lightkeepers will feature a contemporary, coastal-inspired dining room, a cool, casual indoor/outdoor bar and a beverage program featuring unique, hand-crafted cocktails.

Former Cecconi's Chef Brings Innovative Italian Back to Torrance

The highly anticipated comeback of Lou Giovannetti restaurant has recently opened its doors as Primo Italia in Torrance’s Hillside Village in Los Angeles.Giovannetti is no stranger to the South Bay. His previously owned restaurant, Lou’s on the Hill, was a hotspot for all to see.

Table 301 to Open Modern Italian Kitchen Jianna in Greenville

Jianna aims to be one of the most highly anticipated openings of 2017. Jianna is a modern Italian kitchen that will feature modern Italian cuisine and freshly shucked oysters. The restaurant will have an open kitchen, massive bar and pasta making area to allow the team to make fresh pasta daily.

Chicago's Famed Spiaggia Unveils New Private Events Space

Spiaggia, Chicago's only four-star Italian restaurant, and chef/partner Tony Mantuano announced the debut of Sala Privata, the brand new private events space adjacent to its iconic dining room.Sala Privata, Italian for "private room," welcomes guests in groups of six to 20 for private dining, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, corporate gatherings and rehearsal dinners.

Commander's Alum to Open DTB in NOLA this Spring

Whether he was wowing patrons on the North Shore with Louisiana-touched international street food at bacobar in Covington or dazzling diners at Café Adelaide & The Swizzle Stick Bar in the French Quarter, Chef Carl Schaubhut has remained one of the region’s most talented chefs.

Stand-Up Restaurant Ikinari Steak Opening in NYC

Ikinari Steak, the Japan-based standing steak restaurant will open its first New York City and U.S. location at 90 East 10 Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues.) on February 23. Owned by Chef and restaurateur Kunio Ichinose, Ikinari Steak opened in Tokyo in December, 2013, and now has over 100 locations throughout Japan, including over 60 locations in Tokyo City.

Chef Erick Harcey Delivers No-Frills Nordic to Minneapolis

Upton 43Opened: December 2015Location: Minneapolis, MinnesotaOwner: Chef Erick HarceyAverage Check: $90Description: Upgraded Swedish staples guided by traditions, not trends.If celebrity chefs are the new iteration of movie stars, then Chef Erick Harcey is the under-the-radar method actor.

Jose Garces' New Atlantic City Restaurants Now Accepting Reservations

Tropicana Atlantic City announced the March 4 opening of three new restaurants by Chef Jose Garces. "We are thrilled to partner with renowned and award-winning Chef Jose Garces on exclusive concepts that complement and enhance our diverse selection of restaurants and strive to expand on the idea of MORE.

Post Road Brew House Opens at CIA's Hyde Park Campus

The Culinary Institute of America announced the opening of the newest restaurant by the CIA Restaurant Group on the Hyde Park, New York, campus of the world-renowned college. Post Road Brew House is a casual, contemporary American beer-driven pop-up restaurant combining seasonal Hudson Valley cuisine with classic European gastro-classics.

Chef Derek Stevens Opens Debut Pittsburgh Restaurant

Acclaimed Pittsburgh Chef Derek Stevens opened his debut restaurant, Union Standard on Friday. Located in downtown Pittsburgh’s iconic Union Trust Building, Union Standard is a seasonally-driven restaurant inspired by the cuisines of the American Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Appalachian regions.

Cat Cora Opening Restaurant in Detroit Metropolitan Airport

In partnership with Hojeij Branded Foods, renowned celebrity chef Cat Cora opened her newest concept, Cat Cora’s Taproom, in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s (DTW) McNamara Terminal on February 16.“The whole HBF team is thrilled to bring fresh and unique dining options to DTW,” says HBF CEO Regynald Washington.

Third Bacari Concept Opens in Glendale

On February 15, owners Robert and Danny Kronfli, and Executive Chef/Owner Lior Hillel debut the third and newest outpost of the Venetian tavern concept, Bacari GDL, joining Bacaro LA near DTLA and Bacari PDR in Playa Del Rey.