New Concepts

Chicago's Coco Pazzo Café Now Open

Coco Pazzo Restaurants announced that Coco Pazzo Café is now open at 212 E. Ohio St. in Chicago. The venerable Streeterville Café has merged operations with its sister restaurant, Tre Soldi Trattoria.

Plano's Legacy Hall Adds an Onsite Brewery

Legacy Hall, the massive European-style food hall now rising in Plano, Texas’ booming Legacy West development just announced another landmark addition: Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.Unlawful Assembly will feature a wide array of distinctive beers designed to pair with the diverse flavors showcased in Legacy Hall.

Chicago's Marigold Maison Makes its Lincolnshire Debut

Marigold Maison brings modern Indian spice, color, and flavors to Lincolnshire, a Northern suburb of Chicago, this February as the restaurant changes locations from its former home in Bannockburn.Executive Chef Sunil Kumar, who oversees the culinary program for both of Marigold Maison’s Phoenix and Chicagoland locations, believes the premier high-energy Lincolnshire Commons space pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s lively and family-friendly concept.

8 of the Most Exciting New Restaurants

When weighing whether to open a restaurant, many operators will say the decision lands somewhere between a strategic calculation and running on blind faith. But despite the risks, restaurants continue to launch, with almost 10,000 opening their doors in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Chicago's Bunny Slope Now Open at ACME Hotel

Giving the city a steamy new way to imbibe, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group and ACME Hotel Company unveiled a new concept within the hotel, Bunny Slope, presenting a post-slopes boozin’ vibe, minus the mountains.

Andre's Bistro & Bar Now Open in Las Vegas

Andre’s Bistro & Bar is the brand-new dining experience located in Southwest Las Vegas that is now open. The restaurant represents a blend of French Bistro meets American Tavern with a menu supplemented by French classics and American favorites.

Scott Conant and Stephane Bombet Opening LA Restaurant

Prolific Los Angeles restaurateur Stephane Bombet of Bombet Hospitality Group (BHG) and James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Conant announced the opening of The Ponte, a new contemporary Italian restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, in February 2017.

Bar Limón Opens in St. Louis’ Botanical Heights

Bringing Mexican nightlife to St. Louis’ Botanical Heights neighborhood, Bar Limón is officially in action, with a sexy, late-night ambiance inside Nixta. When conceptualizing Nixta, the modern Mexican restaurant that opened in November 2016, Chef/Owner Ben Poremba (Bengelina Hospitality Group) knew he wanted to incorporate a lively and vivacious bar within the space unlike anything else in the city.

Tulkoff Food Products Adds Pouch Packaging Capability

Tulkoff Food Products announce the addition of a vertical form fill seal machine to its East Coast manufacturing operations. The new equipment will be capable of packaging pillow pack style products. A pillow pack is packaging with a seam down the center of the back and heat sealed on both ends of the packaging.

Giovanni DiPalma Opening a Restaurant in South Beach

Giovanni Di Palma, famed pizza maker and owner of the celebrity favorite restaurant group in Atlanta that includes Antico Pizza Napoletana, Gio’s Chicken, Bar Amalfi and Gio’s Caffee is bringing the centerpiece of his empire to Miami Beach’s Art Deco District.

La Milagrosa Agave Bar and Listening Room Opens in Williamsburg

Felipe Mendez, the visionary responsible for igniting the Mexican dining scene in Brooklyn with taqueria La Superior, is again using his creativity and passion for authentic Mexican culture for his latest venture La Milagrosa, an extension of Cerveceria Havemeyer.

Chef Edward Lee Announces Third Louisville Restaurant

Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and MilkWood officially announces a third Louisville, Kentucky, restaurant, Whiskey Dry (412 South 4th St.) expected to open late this spring in the Fourth Street Live! complex in downtown Louisville.

Artisan Beach House Now Open in Miami

One of the year’s most anticipated new restaurants, Artisan Beach House quietly made its debut in the heart of Bal Harbour in early January. The opening of the striking, waterfront restaurant marks the return of Chef Paula DaSilva to the South Florida scene.