New Concepts

Publican Tavern Opens at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Travelers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport can now feast on food from Publican Tavern based on renowned Chicago eatery, The Publican. Global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership with One Off Hospitality Group and the Chicago Department of Aviation celebrated the grand opening event of this much-anticipated restaurant with a ribbon cutting and reception.

Bianconi Restaurant Headed to Los Angeles

Bianconi is coming to West 3rd St in Los Angeles. The restaurant is inspired from Fabrizio and Diana Bianconi’s internationally acclaimed accomplishments. At their highly celebrated restaurant, Via Veneto, they have elevated Italian cuisine in Los Angeles to a profound experience.

Parks & Rec Diner Forges its Own Identity

Named for the actual department in the Motor City’s government that called this space its home for 40 years—and not the former hit TV show—Parks & Rec Diner is introducing Detroit to the boundless possibilities of a chef-driven breakfast.

Chicago West Loop Restaurant Smyth Now Open

Chefs John Shields and Karen Urie Shields announced that their Chicago West Loop restaurant, Smyth, will open Friday. Smyth is their tasting menu concept, a fine-dining compliment to neighborhood restaurant and bar The Loyalist housed downstairs.

Anticipated Fine-Dining Concept Temporis Officially Coming to Chicago

Temporis, the fine-dining concept intriguing Chicago diners all summer long, officially announced its opening this fall at 933 N. Ashland. The adventurous, 20-seat tasting menu-only restaurant debuts the leadership of co-chefs Sam Plotnick and Evan Fullerton, a talented team the culinary community will soon be raving about.

Austin's Second Bar + Kitchen Set to Open New Location

Austin, Texas’ downtown restaurant Second Bar + Kitchen, will open the doors to its new location in Domain Northside on August 30. Serving as the anchor restaurant for the new ARCHER Hotel Austin, the popular restaurant concept from La Corsha Hospitality Group and Chef David Bull will offer much of the same acclaimed New American cuisine as the original downtown location, as well as an expanded breakfast menu and Texas-inspired poolside and terrace dishes.

Leading Chefs to Curate Eight New Establishments in Irvine’s First Food Hall

Lincoln Property Company and Alcion Ventures signed leases with eight chef-driven tenants for Trade Food Hall, slated to open this fall in Irvine, California, following $5 million in renovations.Lincoln and Alcion purchased Trade Marketplace, a 32,600-square-foot property, in 2014 and have since transformed its dated food court into what will be a premier dining experience, complete with crafted cuisine from around the world, a full-service bar, and indoor/outdoor communal dining.

The Little Dream Comes True

If there is truly such a thing as a guidebook for opening a restaurant, Tony Priolo and Ciro Longobardo ignored it. On the first day they welcomed guests to Piccolo Sogno, there was less than $3,000 in their business and personal bank accounts.

Chef John Tesar Brings His Award-Winning Burgers to Plano, Texas

Three-time James Beard Best Chef: Southwest semifinalist and "Top Chef" contestant Chef John Tesar is expanding into Plano, Texas, with his newest concept, Knife Burger. Chef Tesar will bring his same trademark burgers he serves at Knife at The Highland Dallas to Legacy Hall, the food hall in the much-anticipated Legacy West currently under construction.

European-Style Food Hall Legacy Hall Now Under Construction

Still roughly a year away from opening, the 1-acre tract in Plano’s booming Legacy West development doesn’t look much different from dozens of other construction sites. But soon, a massive new European-style food hall will take shape in the premier mixed-use complex, transforming the dining and entertainment landscape of North Texas.