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Shopping for Retail Synergies

Wine Not Hospitality CEO Luke Johnson could have chosen to put his new restaurant, Kinfork, anywhere in the Chicago area.A suburban Main Street.A busy thoroughfare lined with strip malls.A freestanding pad in the shadow of a hotel, across from a convention center, or next to a towering office complex.

Designs on Food

“The restaurant really is the brand in 3-D,” explains Rob Goldberg, executive vice president of marketing for Tommy Bahama. “What I like is that the restaurant instantly gives the consumer an understanding of who Tommy Bahama is.

Duck’s Restaurant Dynasty

On a brisk February night in 1989, the sleepy resort town of Duck, North Carolina, wasn’t hiding any secrets.It looked deserted. Wind whipped around the Currituck Sound, and rain turned to sleet as John Power gazed into the Atlantic Ocean.

Into the Grey

Figuratively speaking, The Grey has set the Savannah restaurant scene on fire. But in its early days, the fire was nearly a literal calamity.Ask Mashama Bailey, the restaurant’s ebullient, Bronx-born chef about those formative months, and the memory quickly clambers to the surface.

Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse Moves into New Location

A New York City institution since 1926, Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse started out as a whiskey joint and carnivorous speakeasy during Prohibition. The story began with two city slickers, waiters from Philadelphia, who opened up shop in the four-story dwelling.

Bulla Gastrobar Prepares for Strategic Expansion

Dallas-based Falcon Realty Advisors’ Restaurant and Entertainment Group has been hired by Centurion Restaurant Group to advise on the expansion of its Miami-based concept Bulla Gastrobar. Centurion Restaurant Group will use Falcon’s market intelligence and restaurant real estate expertise to expand its footprint further into the southeastern U.

Vince Young Steakhouse Changes the Game

According to Chef Phillip Brown, co-owner and founder of Vince Young Steakhouse in Austin, Texas, the city didn’t need another steakhouse. What it needed was a different kind of steakhouse. When the idea for the new concept was conceived, even he didn’t realize just how different it would turn out to be.

SLO Brew Brewpub to Expand and Relocate

Downtown San Luis Obispo, California’s longest running brewpub since prohibition, SLO Brew, recently announced plans to expand and relocate. SLO Brew is debuting in its new location on Higuera Street in early 2016 and will feature an upgraded brewery, restaurant, bar, and music venue.

New Hollywood Concept Celebrates Artistic Innovations of CBS

This winter, Paley, a new restaurant from Plan Do See group debuts in the heart of Hollywood, California, which has been undergoing a neighborhood renaissance. The restaurant is the first West Coast opening from the global hospitality group, and will open in partnership with NeueHouse, the new cultural center and co-working space that originated in New York City and has just opened its second location in Los Angeles.

The Name Game

Eighteen years ago, Donnie Madia confronted a daunting professional dilemma.As a founding partner in One Off Hospitality, a Chicago-based enterprise now responsible for some of the Windy City’s foremost dining treasures, including Avec, The Publican, and The Violet Hour, Madia and his colleagues battled—albeit cordially—over the name of the group’s inaugural restaurant in the city’s West Loop neighborhood.

Flagship Scotty’s Brewhouse Reopens with New Look

With major renovations complete at the Flagship Scotty’s Brewhouse located at 3905 E. 96th Street in Indianapolis, a grand reopening celebration has been planned for next week at the new and improved restaurant.

The Carolina Inn Unveils New Crossroads Chapel Hill Restaurant

An evening stroll and a crossing of roads led John Sprunt Hill—distinguished alumnus, successful businessman, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill trustee—to sit and envision an establishment that would cater to the immediate needs of Chapel Hill and its residents.

The Sum of All Parts

It’s a thought that draws a swift and effortless laugh from Ty Neal, the co-founder and owner of Matchbox Food Group.On the verge of the largest, most ambitious and, yes, daunting, expansion in the Washington, D.

Artistic Dining

The 21c Museum Hotels were established to revitalize the downtown areas of small and mid-size cities and to attract locals and tourists alike with contemporary artwork and chef-driven restaurants.Even the chefs gain inspiration from the rotating collections of contemporary artwork inside the galleries and the restaurants.