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Gather to Open at Tarpon Point in October

Building on the phenomenal success they have brought to Cape Harbour Marina, the people behind Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press are set to launch a new dining concept at beautiful Tarpon Point Marina.

Chef Christer Larsson Opens ALTA Nordic Kitchen in Los Angeles

Acclaimed Swedish chef Christer Larsson announced that ALTA Nordic Kitchen, a Scandanavian Bistro, is now open on Melrose Avenue. The menu will be seasonal, prepared from the restaurant’s wood burning grill and served Nordic-style: clean and straightforward.

Chicago Chef Jason Paskewitz to Open Pearl Brasserie on August 23

Pearl Brasserie marks a return to classic French cuisine for Executive Chef/Partner Jason Paskewitz and is slated to open on August 23. Located in the center of Chicago’s Loop district and alongside the glistening Chicago River, the all-new Pearl Brasserie focuses on French fare and traditional brasserie favorites with modern spins, all served in an opulent atmosphere evoking the glamour and grandeur of 1920’s Paris.

How Baran’s 2239 Became a Strip Mall Superpower

Baran’s 2239Opened: March 2016Location: Hermosa Beach, CaliforniaOwners: Jonathan and Jason Baran and Tyler GugliottaAverage check: $35–$50Description: Cuisines collide in this modest Hermosa Beach establishment with subtle nods to a family legacy.

Jeff Black's Addie’s Restaurant to Open August 22 in Potomac

After much anticipation, Addie’s Restaurant by Black Restaurant Group will open August 22 in Potomac, Maryland. Named for Jeff Black’s grandmother, the new Addie’s reimagines the best elements and family legacy of the original restaurant in a brand new space, offering novelty and nostalgia simultaneously.

Hugh Acheson to Open 8th Restaurant at The Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta

The Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta announced that James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and author Hugh Acheson will open his eighth restaurant—Achie’s—within the luxury hotel. Achie’s will provide world-class, Southern-inspired fare featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that offer a variety of dishes that emphasize quality-sourced ingredients.

Food Halls, Culinary Incubators Help Chefs Get an Early Start

Chef-driven food halls and culinary incubators are opening around the country, enabling aspiring restaurateurs to test concepts with considerably less risk than opening their own place. The initial investment is greatly reduced, or virtually eliminated, because capital-intensive areas like commercial kitchens are shared.

Sage Restaurant Group Opens Torali Italian—Steak in Chicago

Sage Restaurant Group—the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally focused food and beverage experiences —introduces Torali Italian—Steak, a new Italian concept housed in the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago.

Famed Bonci Pizza to Open First U.S. Location in Chicago

Renowned Chef/Owner Gabriele Bonci of Rome-based Bonci Pizzarium is thrilled to open the doors to his first U.S. location of the world-recognized pizzeria in Chicago this mid-August.At Bonci, guests will experience a one-of-a-kind artisanal pizza cut by the slice with scissors (al taglio-style), along with other seasonal menu selections, in a convenient counter-service setting located in the city’s West Loop.

Circa Brewing Co. Opens in Downtown Brooklyn

Today, owner Gerry Rooney (of Putnam’s Pub & Cooker in Clinton Hill) opens Circa Brewing Co. in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. The 6,000-square foot space is home to a fully-functioning brewery and restaurant that serves a selection of fresh, house made brews, wood-burning pizzas, shareable grilled meat and vegetable plates, light salads, and other seasonally-inspired fare.

In Portland, Willow Offers Industry Cooks Affordable Fine Dining

Only if you count the woman with the blue bangs by the wall do you get a dozen people behind the L-shaped countertop. She’s not a talker, but she’s got this unblinking, dreamy look. Maybe that’s why chefs and co-owners John Pickett and Doug Weiler hung her there.

Innovative Dining Group is Bringing Katana to Chicago

Innovative Dining Group (IDG), the founders and creators of iconic restaurant brands with roots worldwide—BOA Steakhouse, Sushi Roku, ROKU, and Robata Bar—are bringing their highly lauded robatayaki-style concept, Katana, to Chicago (339 N.