New Concepts

Popular Cuban Eatery Guantanamera Headed to Queens

Popular Hell’s Kitchen-based Cuban restaurant Guantanamera signed a lease for the operator’s first restaurant in the borough of Queens, located at 110-80 Queens Boulevard between 73rd Road and 75th Avenue in the heart of Forest Hills.

David Burke Opens First Original New York City Concept with ESquared

Tavern62 by David Burke opens Wednesday in New York City, bringing a modern day tavern to the heart of the Upper East Side. The new restaurant, which is the first original New York City concept for world-renowned Chef Burke and ESquared Hospitality, showcases Burke’s award-winning craftsmanship of creating excellent food and drinks, paired with superb hospitality service.

Daily Changing Menu to Open in Newark Terminal

When United Airlines’ project to transform the airport experience at the airline’s Newark Terminal C hub is completed in early 2017, it will boast venues by some of the area’s most celebrated chefs, already featuring concepts from chefs including Alex Stupak, Mario Carbone, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Dale Talde.

Chef Danyele McPherson opens Standard Service in Texas

Standard Service, by 8020 Hospitality, the group behind HG Sply Co. and Remedy, is set to open October 10 in Rockwall, Texas. This casual neighborhood restaurant/bar, serving fresh Texas cuisine, classic cocktails, beer and wine, will be open for lunch and dinner.

4 Star Restaurant Group Opening Second Smoke Daddy Restaurant

4 Star Restaurant Group announced the opening of its second Smoke Daddy restaurant at Chicago’s Hickory Street Capital’s Hotel Zachary, slated to open in early 2018. With this opening, 4 Star Restaurant Group will have five Lakeview restaurants, including Crosby’s Kitchen, Tuco and Blondie, Frasca and the upcoming Ella Elli.

Alpana Singh's Terra & Vine Opening on Thursday

Alpana Singh, award-winning Master Sommelier and restaurateur, announced that her third Chicago-area restaurant Terra & Vine, located at 1701 Maple Avenue in downtown Evanston, will open Thursday. Terra & Vine, led by executive chef and Alinea Group alum Andrew Graves, will feature casual, rustic Mediterranean fare with an Italian emphasis, showcasing seasonal ingredients and the bold flavors of the region.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Opening Marcella’s in Denver

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC announced that its award-winning Italian restaurant, Marcella’s, will open its third location in Denver’s Lower Highland community (LoHi). The restaurant is set to open in summer 2017 and will be the company’s first location under this concept to open in Colorado.

Chef Taion McElveen Debuts Bare Bones in Raleigh

At 5 p.m. Friday, Eschelon Experiences will roll out the welcome mat for all to try its latest restaurant, Bare Bones, a low-and-slow Southern-inspired restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh.

New Brooklyn Restaurant 21 Greenpoint Opens Wednesday

Opening Wednesday, 21 Greenpoint brings thoughtful, honest food, and a uniquely Brooklyn vibe to the vibrant Greenpoint neighborhood. Owners Sydney Silver and Homer Murray have brought on Chef Sean Telo—a Brooklyn Magazine “30 Under 30” honoree whose career spans Atlanta’s James Beard-nominated Miller Union and  STG Trattoria, in addition to Williamsburg’s Extra Fancy—to showcase his talents with a bold new menu.

Ramen Restaurant MEW MEN Opens in West Village

MEW MEN, a new ramen restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village, opened September 21 on 7 Cornelia Street. The 39-seat restaurant, is an offshoot of the Hand Hospitality Group, known to have brought Izakaya Mew, Her Name is Han and Atoboy to New York City.

The Generational Gift

On the day Christy Vega was born, her father sat down at the bar of his restaurant and shared a bottle of 1800 Tequila with Marlon Brando. The following morning, elegant dresses arrived at the door. While this might sound like a story fit for Don Vito Corleone himself, the reality shares only one common thread: the importance of family.