New Concepts

Michael Mina's Pizza & Burger is Here to Stay

As another Miami summer descended upon the famed Fontainebleau, Michael Mina decided his fine-dining restaurant could use a vacation. In the space formerly occupied by Michael Mina 74, he wanted to open a casual, relaxed venue where sunscreen-soaked guests could feel as comfortable in board shorts as they would in dinner jackets.

Bella Luna Reopens on the Upper West Side

Beloved neighborhood Italian restaurant Bella Luna has reopened in its new location with the same traditional Italian dishes residents and visitors have come to love for nearly 30 years, as well as some brand new selections, including pizza baked in a traditional brick oven.

Maui Brewing Company to Open Brewpub on Oahu

On January 31, Maui Brewing Company will open its doors in the space at 2300 Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki at the Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, offering Oahu visitors and locals island-inspired dishes and locally brewed craft beers from Maui.

Gotham Market at The Ashland Opens in Brooklyn

Gotham Market at The Ashland is the second culinary market from Gotham Organization, the renowned developer behind Gotham West Market in Hell's Kitchen. Located in the bustling Fort Greene neighborhood in the center of the BAM cultural district, the 16,000-square-foot market offers eight distinct dining and drinking venues, including a pop-up space with a rotating selection of Brooklyn-based restaurateurs.

Iconic Disney Restaurant Fulton's Crab House Undergoes Transformation

Levy Restaurants announced the grand opening of Paddlefish, its newest dining experience at Disney Springs, will take place on February 4. The seafood-centric restaurant, formerly known as Fulton's Crab House, has undergone an extensive, multimillion-dollar transformation, which involved a full renovation and brand new design that has transformed the vessel into a modern yacht experience.

Patina Restaurant Group Reopens Kendall's Brasserie in Downtown LA

Chef Joachim Splichal and Patina Restaurant Group unveiled the exciting reinvention of Kendall’s Brasserie, now open for brunch, lunch and dinner at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles. A modern, artistic, and vibrant take on the traditional French brasserie, the all-new Kendall’s Brassiere dishes out revamped menus by Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc who has playfully enhanced his take on contemporary, regional French cuisine, inspired by his most recent culinary pilgrimage to his hometown in Lyon, France.

Majorelle Opening at NYC's Lowell Hotel in March

On March 7, Majorelle will open at The Lowell Hotel, celebrating both the opening and the birthday of Jacques Majorelle, for whom the restaurant is named. Charles Masson, known from his days at La Grenouille and his love of flowers, has been the impresario behind the restaurant.

Unilever Commits to 100 Percent Recyclable Packaging

Consumer goods giant Unilever has made a commitment that 100 percent of its packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. The company, the world’s third largest consumer goods company after Procter & Gamble and Nestle, said it will ensure “it is technically possible for its plastic packaging to be reused or recycled and there are established, proven examples of it being commercially viable for plastics re-processors to recycle the material.

The Suite Life of a Restaurant

The Durham inside The Durham Hotel Opened: October 2015Location: Durham, North CarolinaOwner: Gentian GroupAverage Check: $55Description: Contemporary adaptations of “old American” hotel fare, plus rooftop dining.

3 Intro Alumni Launch Modern Dim Sum Restaurant

Coming off the success of the dim sum pop up at Intro last month, Chef Stephen Gillanders, Chef CJ Jacobson, and Chef Aaron Martinez are returning to the kitchen to collaborate on the next iteration of the restaurant—a modern dim sum concept— launching January 26 just in time for the Chinese New Year.

Simon Indian Palace Opens in NYC's Midtown

Owner and entrepreneur Nurul Amin has opened his first restaurant venture in New York City that will pay homage to the elegance and splendor of the royal palaces and diverse culinary landscape of India.

Bacon Bros. Ready to Grow Through Franchising

Bacon Bros. Public House is looking to “bring home the bacon” with its newly launched franchise opportunity.With a flagship restaurant already serving throngs of customers in the Greenville, South Carolina area, the farm-to-table, southern-inspired concept is looking to add as many as 15 new restaurants nationwide over the next five years.