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Oriole Team Debuts Kumiko in Chicago

The team behind two Michelin-starred Oriole debuts Kumiko (630 W. Lake Street, Chicago) on the cusp of the New Year. Led by partners Julia Momose and husband-and-wife team Noah and Cara Sandoval, the formal bar showcases the craft of food and beverage with a focus on offerings from Japan, Momose’s home country.

The Veggie Experts Debut Another Rock-Star Restaurant

Just as some people have an epiphany with a special bottle of wine or that first luscious bite of heritage-breed pork, Rich Landau’s aha ingredient moment came a dozen years ago, in the somewhat less likely forms of fresh fennel and eggplant.

Lazy Betty Announces New Culinary Team Members Ahead of 2019 Opening

Lazy Betty, the forthcoming restaurant from Executive Chef/Partner Ron Hsu and Chef de Cuisine/Partner Aaron Phillips, announces new key members joining their culinary team. Expected to open in late January or early February in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood, the restaurant is also managed by restaurant partners (and Chef Ron’s siblings) Howard and Anita Hsu.

FOODWORKS Launches New Platform in Minneapolis

FOODWORKS, a Chicago-based hospitality company with an eye for what’s exciting in local food, continues to expand its national reach with the launch of its newest location inside the Thrivent Financial building in downtown Minneapolis.

Southerleigh Brewing Co. Opening Brewery in San Antonio

Southerleigh Brewing Co. announced a new brewery coming to San Antonio, which will be located at Brooks on the Southeast side of San Antonio. The popular eatery and brewery will continue to brew from its Pearl location, with this second location at Brooks allowing for even more beer production.

Shireen Imani's Chulita Opens on Rose Avenue

Chulita, the new Atla California-style modern Mexican restaurant from restaurateur Shireen Imani, is now open on a thriving strip of Rose Avenue. Botanas y mezcales, or “Mexican drinking food,” are the focus of the tightly curated, mezcal-centric offerings, in a space that simultaneously evokes a Tulum beach shack with the essence of Venice Beach.

PJW Restaurant Group's Central Taco & Tequila Opens in Westmont

Central Taco & Tequila, the newest and 23rd restaurant operated by PJW Restaurant Group, opened today in Westmont, New Jersey. The modern Mexican eatery, located at 350 Haddon Avenue, marks the restaurant group’s fourth concept on the same half-mile stretch of the avenue.

Greene St. Kitchen to Open at Palms Casino Resort

Greene St. Kitchen will soon open its doors at Palms Casino Resort as part of the hotel’s $690 million property-wide transformation. Blending together street art and food in a distinctive way, the restaurant continues the immersive experience and thoughtful art program at the hotel.

Root & Bone Brings Southern Hospitality to South Florida

In partnership with Grove Bay Hospitality Group (GBHG), celebrity chef partners/restaurateurs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are preparing to unveil the new South Miami location of their acclaimed New York City concept, Root & Bone.

Culinary Institute of America to Launch New Restaurant in Texas

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in San Antonio announced SAVOR, a brandnew restaurant coming to Pearl in January 2019. The seasonal Modern-American concept is based on the CIA’s curriculum, which teaches cuisines and techniques from around the world.

Root 246 Reinvents with Chef Crystal DeLongpré

Management of Root 246, the restaurant and banquet arm of upscale Solvang lodging property, Hotel Corque, has officially announced the addition of celebrity chef Crystal “Pink” DeLongpré as Chef De Cuisine, heading up the restaurant’s kitchens for its regular dining rooms and lounge, as well as the venue’s banquet services.

Bill and Anita Greene Unveil Upcoming Charlotte Restaurant Peppervine

Husband and wife team, Chef Bill and General Manager Anita Greene, with Robert and Robb Lackey announced the concept of their upcoming restaurant, Peppervine. In addition to helming the kitchen and dining room of Banner Elk’s Artisanal, Chef Bill and Anita present their seasonally inspired, artful cuisine and elevated service at Peppervine, slated to open in January 2019.

Gary Brackett’s Journey from Super Bowl Champion to Restaurateur

Early retirement isn’t for everyone. And for professional football players, retirement can come even earlier. After nine seasons in the NFL, former Indianapolis Colts linebacker and Super Bowl Champion Gary Brackett found himself a little restless after stepping away from the game.