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Southern California Diner El Famoso Opens Friday

El Famoso—a Southern California-Mexican inspired diner and bar—will open to the public on February 16 for lunch and dinner at Gables Water Street, a mixed-use development in Las Colinas.After traveling around Southern California exploring the origins and evolution of Mexican street food in that part of the country, owner and creator Charlie Green (better known for bringing Olivella’s to the Dallas Fort-Worth market) identified a forgotten niche in the fusion of Mexican comfort food with its American counterpart.

DE.CO, Wilmington’s First Food Hall, Unveils Plans

DE.CO, Wilmington’s new 12,000 square-foot will be a community anchor for the city’s ongoing revitalization and bring eight innovative kitchens and a central bar to downtown Wilmington. DE.CO will offer guests a thoughtful selection of cuisines from the mid-Atlantic and around the world, while serving as the first chef-driven food hall in the state of Delaware.

Famed Plant-Based Eatery Planta to Open First U.S. Location in Miami Beach

Plant-based restaurant, Planta, is making its way to Miami Beach after partnering with David Grutman. The popular Toronto restaurant will open its first U.S. location in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood on Thursday, February 22 by hosting a dinner hosted by Chloe Coscarelli and Planta Chef David Lee during this year’s Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Chef Brian Malarkey Announces New Restaurant Animae

Bosa Development announced its Super Prime Pacific Gate by Bosa's more than 15,000 square-foot ground floor retail space will be anchored by Puffer Malarkey Restaurants’ newest restaurant, Animae. Spearheaded by Christopher Puffer, Brian Malarkey and co-chef and partner Shayne McIntyre, the company is known for its successful concepts, including Herb & Wood, Herb & Eatery, Green Acre, and Farmer & The Seahorse.

Franklin’s Table Food Hall Headed to Philadelphia

MSC Retail announced the forthcoming opening of Franklin’s Table Food Hall, a 10,000-square foot food hall with seven best in class Philadelphia food operators, situated on the main campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

Fort Worth's Upcoming Food Hall Announces Vendors

Four new local culinary vendors will join the FOODHALL at Crockett Row when it opens later this year in Forth Worth, Texas. Chef Grady Spears and the teams behind Tokyo Café, Press Waffle Co. and Not Just Q are the latest operators to join previously announced vendors Knife Burger by John Tesar and The Dapper Doughnut.

Woolworth on 5th Opens February 5 in Nashville

Nashville restaurateur Tom Morales, of TomKats Hospitality, opens the group’s newest restaurant project February 5. Woolworth on 5th, located in the historic arts district in downtown Nashville, will reprise the original Woolworth as a restaurant and live music venue that honors the history and events that took place there.

Big Star Wrigleyville to Open Across from Wrigley Field

Located within the forthcoming Hotel Zachary, a four-star development by Hickory Street Capital, an entity owned by the Ricketts family, (owners of the Cubs baseball team), Big Star Wrigleyville will offer more to love than ever before, encompassing two stories and 9,000 square feet of prime taco territory.

Gordon Ramsay to Open First Steakhouse in Atlantic City

Set to be the most highly anticipated restaurant opening in Atlantic City this summer, multi-Michelin-star Chef Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment announced the restaurateur, TV personality and author will bring his first steakhouse concept to the iconic seaside gaming destination.

Nick Accardi Opens JAX B-B-Q in Hell's Kitchen

Pitmaster/pwner Nick Accardi has brought a new concept to Hell’s Kitchen with JAX B-B-Q, a destination for real wood pit barbecue, craft black angus burgers, frozen margaritas and craft beer. The interior was designed with a rockabilly Americana garage sensibility in mind, featuring partially exposed brick walls, antique gas station signs (including a massive Mobile flying Pegasus), original stools from a 1930’s Woolworth and black leather banquettes with red piping.