New Concepts

Amy Morton Opens Meat-Centric Hideaway The Barn

Chicago-area restaurateur Amy Morton opened The Barn (Rear 1016 Church St., Evanston, Illinois) on November 1, a “meat-centric hideaway” housed in a 19th century brick barn hidden away down an alley in the middle of Evanston.

Chef-Driven Smokehouse Smoky Rose to Open in Dallas this Winter

Smoky Rose, a chef-driven smokehouse in a relaxed garden setting will open this winter at 8602 Garland Road in Dallas (across from The Dallas Arboretum).The new neighborhood-dining destination aims to provide a comfortable experience with a relaxed interior, large patio, open smokehouse and beautifully landscaped garden area serving lunch and dinner.

Morimoto Opens First Las Vegas Restaurant

Masaharu Morimoto made his official Las Vegas debut with Morimoto Las Vegas, now open at MGM Grand. The Las Vegas Strip is officially home to Morimoto and his distinctive Japanese fare from the world’s finest sushi creations to unforgettable dishes that showcase the Iron Chef’s unique ability to meld Eastern and Western flavors.

Chef Ben Poremba's Nixta Coming to St. Louis in November

Nixta, helmed by acclaimed Chef Ben Poremba, brings a contemporary, chef-driven restaurant with Mexican influence and nods to the “American Mediterranean” to St. Louis this November, joining his other celebrated restaurants Elaia, Olio, La Patisserie Chouquette, and Parigi.

Bird & Bone to Debut November in The Confidante Hotel

Miami Beach’s popular lifestyle hotel, The Confidante, has teamed up with Chef Richard Hales to present a new restaurant concept this fall: Bird & Bone, which will showcase Chef Hales’ take on the American culinary landscape.

Temporis Welcomes Donald Coen as Beverage Director

Temporis, a Chicago fine-dining destination opening this fall, welcomed Donald Coen as beverage director, enhancing what will surely be one of the city’s most exciting dining experiences. He brings an impressive background in the wine industry to Temporis, with his role including designing, elevating, and managing the wine pairing program.

Nancy Batista-Caswell to Open Oak + Rowan in November

At just 34-years old, Restaurateur Nancy Batista-Caswell, proprietor of Ceia Kitchen + Bar and BRINE located in Newburyport, Massachusetts, announced the opening of her highly anticipated third restaurant, Oak + Rowan, in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.

Spacecraft Design Group's Bianconi Now Open in LA

Bianconi is now open on West 3rd St in Los Angeles. The restaurant, by Fabrizio and Diana Bianconi, represents new dimensions and textures to capture the essence of the energetic city and showcase their continued respect for great Italian cuisine.

New Restaurant Concept Opens in Texas Medical Center

Gensler, a global design firm, announced the grand opening this month of Third Coast, a redesigned and rebranded restaurant located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. Gensler designed the space to cater to health care professionals and the local community for lunch and happy hour, while serving as a fine dining and event space on evenings and weekends.

Dallas' Kitchen LTO Re-Opens Next Week

Dallas’ Kitchen LTO (formerly in Trinity Groves) will re-open in Deep Ellum at 2901 Elm Street on October 25 with Executive Chef Josh Harmon and Melissa Ellis as the featured artist.Created by Casie Caldwell (founder of Greenz Salads and co-owner of Pink Magnolia), Kitchen LTO changes every six months as a new chef rotates in and introduces a new menu concept.

Modern Mexican Restaurant Alto Bajo Set for Portland Opening

Alto Bajo is Portland’s newest modern Mexican restaurant, opening early 2017. Situated at 300 SW Stark St., inside the historic Oregon Pioneer Building and adjacent to the highly anticipated Hi-Lo Hotel, Alto Bajo offers its guests an opportunity to experience traditional Mexican flavors in a modern way.