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Chef Nina Compton Announces 2nd New Orleans Restaurant

Since opening Compère Lapin in New Orleans’ Warehouse District in 2015, Chef Nina Compton has earned raves and accolades for her unique Caribbean-inspired Louisiana cuisine. She was a finalist for James Beard Awards “Best Chef South” and one of Food & Wine magazine’s "Best New Chefs 2017.

Chef Andrew Gruel to Open Raw Bar by Slapfish in Orange County

Orange County residents can now indulge in their favorite crave-worthy seafood dishes and oysters under one roof with the opening of Raw Bar by Slapfish. Founded by Chef Andrew Gruel—the culinary mastermind behind the 11-unit Slapfish, as well as food hall concepts Two Birds and Butterleaf —Raw Bar aims to become a local hangout, offering chilled seafood and oysters at affordable prices.

Chez Melange Adds Third Concept, Sea Change, to Mix

Since 1982, restaurateur Michael Franks and chef Robert Bell have defied labeling by opening a restaurant that allows people to dress however they want and enjoy an eclectic menu with influences from around the world.

A NYC Champagne Bar Gives Bubbly New Life

Ariel Arce popped open the doors to her very own champagne storyline at the end of June. You might say it’s the 29-year-old’s love letter to her favorite wine. “It’s like you’re walking into somebody’s living room,” she says about the intimate, eclectic, and—above all—approachable wine bar she’s created.

Victory Meat & Seafood Arrives in Elmhurst

Victory Meat & Seafood, a neighborhood steak and seafood restaurant, has opened its doors at 116 North York Street in downtown West Suburban Elmhurst. Co-owned and operated by Culinary Director Chef Joe Farina, Chicago’s preeminent practitioner of classic Chicago-Italian cuisine, the restaurant serves a selection of prime meats and seasonal fish in a Nantucket-casual-meets-city-chic neighborhood eatery.

Temazcal Tequila Cantina to Fourth Location in Massachusetts

Temazcal Tequila Cantina, a vibrant Mexican eatery and tequila bar, will open its fourth Massachusetts location at 660 Legacy Place in Dedham on December 18 for dinner service beginning at 4 pm. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant, adjacent to the Showcase Cinema de Lux, will be Temazcal’s first location south of Boston, with existing outposts in Boston, Lynnfield and Burlington.

Mexican Restaurant La Loncheria Opens in Brooklyn

La Loncheria, a 40-seat contemporary Mexican café from Danny Mena, the chef/owner of Hecho en Dumbo, and Oscar León Bernal, opens today in Bushwick (41 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn, New York). Modeled after the loncheria, a traditional, casual Mexican luncheonette, La Loncheria is the first of its kind in New York, serving updated versions of authentic everyday staples including tortas, tacos and charcoal grilled entrées in a vibrant and comfortable setting featuring bright tiles and warm lighting.

Fine & Dandy Debuts in in Jackson, Mississippi

Fine & Dandy is now open in Jackson, Mississippi, serving diners modern renditions of casual American diner food, classic and playful cocktails and a hospitality program that is modeled after in-home gatherings.

WestEnd Kitchen & Bar Arrives in Hutton Hotel Nashville

Hutton Hotel Nashville unveiled WestEnd Kitchen & Bar, a new restaurant and bar offering inventive Southern cuisine, as part of its multi-phased renovation lead by Studio 11 Design.  Set in the vibrant Nashville neighborhood of West End for which the restaurant drew its name, the food presented will be thoughtful and delicious, drawing inspiration from the culinary team’s southern heritage.

Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Sandwiches and More at Kellogg's New NYC Café

Kellogg's NYC Café is back. On Thursday, foodies and cereal lovers in NYC can join Tony the Tiger at the new and improved café, located at 31 E. 17th St. Five times the size of its predecessor, the new Kellogg's NYC Café offers exciting new ways to explore the unexpected flavors of cereal—all day, every day.

The Former Google Exec Disrupting Mediterranean Cuisine

TawlaOpened: June 2016Location: San FranciscoOwner: Azhar HashemAverage check: $70Description: Lesser-known dishes from the eastern Mediterranean spotlight the nuance and creativity of the region.Azhar Hashem has always been a disrupter.

Korean Gastropub Space Mabi Opens in East Village

The East Village restaurant and bar scene has recently been enriched by the opening of Won Park and Kanu Kim's latest project—a Korean restaurant and bar, Space Mabi. Having opened December 1, it is conveniently located on 1st Avenue in vibrant East Village, amongst an array of apartment complexes, cafes, restaurants, bars and hotels.

Russell Davis Opens Academia in Austin’s Warehouse District

Russell Davis, Bartender of the Year award winner and former Bar Rescue co-star soft opened Academia in the heart of Austin’s resurgent warehouse district, with a grand opening to follow. The brainchild of acclaimed bar consulting firm Unlimited Liabilities, comprised of Davis and partner Danny Ronen, along with industry vet and partner, Chris Daus, was designed as a figurative faculty lounge for an Ivy League university of drinking where the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S.

Travis Howard, Tim Wiggins to Debut Yellowbelly in 2018

Travis Howard and Tim Wiggins, the team behind Retreat Gastropub (2 North Sarah Street, St. Louis,), announced their forthcoming second restaurant and bar, Yellowbelly, at 4659 Lindell Blvd, part of The Opus Group’s Citizen Park building at corner of Euclid and Lindell.