New Concepts

Guy Fieri Opens Restaurant in Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Big Night Entertainment Group (BNEG) and Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri announced the opening of Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday, November 25 at 11 a.

On The Verge Hospitality Opens Margo’s in Santa Monica

Margo’s on Montana opened November 18 in Santa Monica, California. The latest concept from the family-owned hospitality group, On The Verge Hospitality, by Mark and Lani Verge, has undergone a dramatic transformation both in the kitchen and the dining room.

Atlanta’s First Restaurant Dog Park to Break Ground in 2017

Stephen Ochs and his business partner, former Falcons player Garrett Reynolds, unveiled plans to launch Atlanta’s first restaurant and dog park bar concept in the Old Fourth Ward. Located at the intersection of Decatur Street and Boulevard, the restaurant will include Fetch Ice House, a full-service eatery and bar, and Fetch Park, an on-site dog park bar.

Eataly to Open FICO Eataly World in 2017

FICO Eataly World is a culinary destination featuring the best of Italian food, wine, and agricultural traditions from across the country slated to open in Bologna, Italy, in the second half of 2017. The unique space is dedicated to the biodiversity of Italian cuisine, from field to fork, and exemplifies the Eataly philosophy towards food by offering an experience where guests can “Eat, Shop, and Learn” about Italian culture through the country’s beloved cuisine and culinary traditions.

Contemporary Vietnamese Restaurant Chao Chao Opens in East Village

Chao Chao, a new Vietnamese restaurant located in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood, officially opened to the public on Wednesday. Created in collaboration with dynamic hospitality partners who have worked in some of the best establishments, Chao Chao offers homestyle, yet innovative Vietnamese cuisine to locals and visitors of New York City alike.

London-Based Wagamama Opening in New York City

This November, London-based wagamama opens its first New York location at 210 Fifth Avenue at 26th Street, bringing its menu of Asian food, inspired by the flavors of Japan, to the bustling Nomad/Flatiron neighborhoods.

Chef Joy Crump's Foode Opens in Fredericksburg

Foode, Chef Joy Crump, Beth Black, and Jeremy Harrison's Fredericksburg, Virginia, eatery, is now open in the historic National Bank of Fredericksburg located at 900 Princess Anne Street. In 2016, Chef Crump purchased the nearly 200-year old building, which is perhaps one of the most significant structures in Fredericksburg's rich cultural history.

Nixta Brings Modern Mexican to St. Louis' Botanical Heights

Nixta opened its doors in St. Louis’ Botanical Heights, welcoming guests to a contemporary restaurant with Mexican influence and nods to the “American Mediterranean,” helmed by acclaimed Chef Ben Poremba and Executive Chef Tello Carrreon.

Atlanta Chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere Open The Federal

Acclaimed Atlanta chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are joining forces once again to open The Federal, named after the nearby Federal Reserve Bank, at 1050 Crescent Avenue in Midtown on November 15. The Federal’s menus feature a roadmap of Doty’s and Gummere’s culinary experiences from New York City to Belgium to previous Atlanta restaurants such as Shaun’s, MidCity Cuisine, and Mumbo Jumbo.

Rappahannock Oyster Company Headed to Charleston

Rappahannock Oyster Company has been part of the fabric of the Chesapeake Bay community since 2002, when co-owners Travis and Ryan Croxton took over their family’s 100 year-old oyster farm, reinvigorating the local oyster industry.

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.