New Concepts

Ramen Restaurant MEW MEN Opens in West Village

MEW MEN, a new ramen restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village, opened September 21 on 7 Cornelia Street. The 39-seat restaurant, is an offshoot of the Hand Hospitality Group, known to have brought Izakaya Mew, Her Name is Han and Atoboy to New York City.

The Generational Gift

On the day Christy Vega was born, her father sat down at the bar of his restaurant and shared a bottle of 1800 Tequila with Marlon Brando. The following morning, elegant dresses arrived at the door. While this might sound like a story fit for Don Vito Corleone himself, the reality shares only one common thread: the importance of family.

Nisi Restaurant Brings Contemporary Greek Flavors to Fort Lauderdale

Nisi Restaurant brings a new concept to a familiar spot. Located in the former Thasos space at 3330 East Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the cuisine at Nisi, under the auspices of Chef/owner Joshua Wahler, is a contemporary mix of Greek influences and global flavors.

Japanese Restaurant Nare Sushi Debuts in Manhattan’s Midtown East

Nare Sushi, a new Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood, officially opened to the public Monday following a soft launch. Exploring fresh ingredients and authentic flavors with traditional technique, Nare Sushi offers innovative, yet approachable Japanese cuisine to locals and visitors of New York City alike.

Midland Brewing Company Launching Restaurant and Beer Garden

Midland Brewing Company partnered with Rochester-based Kosch Dining Solutions to launch a new restaurant, beer garden, and outdoor event space in Midland, Michigan. Opening in early 2017, it will be part of MBC’s brewery location at 5011 N Saginaw Road, where extensive remodeling has already begun.

Hotel Phillips Releases Details of New DMK Restaurant Concept

Arbor Lodging Partners, owner of the historic Hotel Phillips, announced a partnership with Chicago-based DMK Restaurants this summer, to develop a brand new restaurant concept in Kansas City. Arbor Lodging Partners and Hotels Phillips revealed new details about the concept, including innovative menu items for hotel and restaurant guests to indulge in, and the name: Tavernonna Italian Kitchen.

Grove Bay Hospitality Group Announces Two Concepts Opening in November

Grove Bay Hospitality Group—the Coconut Grove-based restaurant and development firm behind the acclaimed Glass & Vine restaurant, with chef Giorgio Rapicavoli and the highly anticipated Stiltsville Fish Bar, with famed culinary duo Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth—is taking a slice of the Brickell City Centre pie this fall.

Sam Fox to Open 16th Restaurant in Spring 2017

Doughbird, the latest restaurant by Phoenix restaurateur Sam Fox, is set to open in early spring 2017 at 44th Street and Indian School Road. Dedicated to imaginative and ever-changing flavor combinations, Doughbird is a far cry from conventional pizza and rotisserie.

Succesful Restaurant Group Launches MBQue in St. Augustine

Chefs, brothers, and restaurateurs Matthew and David Medure, owners of Jacksonville, Florida-based M Hospitality Restaurant and Catering Group, which operates Matthew’s Restaurant, Restaurant Medure, and M Shack, opened MBQue, a Southern-style fresh-casual barbeque restaurant in St.

Rising Star Chef Grae Nonas to Lead Hewing Hotel’s Tullibee Restaurant

Aparium Hotel Group welcomed Grae Nonas as executive chef of the forthcoming restaurant Tullibee at the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis’ vibrant North Loop neighborhood. Nonas, a 2015 Food & Wine Best New Chef, 2016 James Beard Rising Star Chef finalist (semifinalist 2015), will oversee all food and beverage functions at one of the year’s most highly anticipated restaurant and hotel openings.

Chef Yoshi Ota to Open DC Restaurant in December

Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Sushi Gakyu will open at 1420 New York Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.m in December 2016. The latest creation from Executive Chef Yoshihisa “Yoshi” Ota, Sushi Gakyu will provide patrons an upscale dining experience serving traditional and modern-style sushi, sashimi, and Japanese fish menus.

Phoenix’s Ocotillo is a Perfect Fit for Every Occasion

Ocotillo began as a dirt lot right in the center of Phoenix’s vibrant, diverse city. The restaurant, named for a plant indigenous to the Sonoran Desert, took nearly three years to construct, understandable considering its massive, compound-like setting divided into several unique spaces, including an independent coffee bar and a beer garden.

San Diego's Local Food Finds its Mess Hall

It’s one thing for a restaurant to work with local vendors, it’s another to bring them under one roof and create a symbiotic relationship. Opened in March, San Diego’s 25,000-square-foot Liberty Public Market unites nearly 30 food vendors through the vision and efforts of the Blue Bridge Hospitality group.