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James Beard Foundation Picks KC's The American Restaurant as 2018 Design Icon

The James Beard Foundation announced that The American Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, known equally for its architectural and culinary artistry, has been awarded this year’s Design Icon Award.2018 Design Icon honoree The American Restaurant opened on Valentine’s Day 1974 atop Crown Center in Kansas City.

Chicago's Big Jones Closing for Comprehensive Kitchen Renovations

Approaching its 10-year anniversary this April, Big Jones announced Big Jones 2.0, the next phase of Chicago’s home for historically inspired southern cuisine. The first step of Big Jones 2.0 took place in the summer of 2017, when the neighborhood staple underwent an exterior storefront renovation, bringing southern charm to the Clark Street entrance.

Brennan’s, and Turtle Racing, Returns on December 19

The turtles will soon be back in action at Marina Del Rey’s iconic pub, Brennan’s. After remodeling the space and giving the 45-year-old bar some TLC, Brennan’s will reopen on December 19 with new menus, a new look, and the same beloved turtles.

Newest Punch Bowl Social Opens in Stapleton Airport Tower

On November 18, Denver–based Punch Bowl Social, a leader in the “eat-ertainment” movement, will open its tenth location in the Stapleton air traffic control tower building, former home of the Stapleton International Airport that closed in 1995.

DMAC Architecture Reimagines Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen

DMAC Architecture, one of Chicagoland’s premier architecture firms, continues its partnership with Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, the Chicago-based fresh, casual dining concept, with the opening of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, location.

Firebirds' Next Evolution: A Fresh Design for the Future

Seventeen years isn’t all that long in the lifespan of a restaurant brand. But it was plenty of time for Firebirds Wood Fired Grill to picture life a decade from now, when the 44-unit brand would fast be approaching its 30s.

Revamped Urban Taco Opens Wednesday at Mockingbird Station

Urban Taco, a modern Mexican restaurant by Del Sur Restaurant Group will officially open its new and larger location tomorrow Wednesday, October 18 within Mockingbird Station in suite 105.The new spot (on the far northeast corner inside the complex and adjacent to the main theater entrance) allows for more interior space, an updated look and large patio.

Rotolo’s Debuts New Prototype Restaurant In Baton Rouge

Rotolo’s just opened its third restaurant in Baton Rouge.Rotolo’s fans might be shocked when they step into the new location at 411 Ben Hur Drive. But don’t worry; Rotolo’s isn’t playing any Halloween tricks just yet—this is the first location with the brand’s new prototype.

Restaurants Find a Welcome Home in Boutique Hotels

Chef Vitaly Paley doesn’t get to pick when most of his restaurants open—that’s because three of his four restaurants are located in hotels.His staff has to serve three meals per day, and holidays are often the busiest time.

The Adolphus Announces Re-Opening of The French Room

The Adolphus, the storied downtown hotel synonymous with timeless Dallas style, unveiled the vibrant return of The French Room. Following a thoughtful 16-month restoration, one of the city’s most beloved restaurants returns to its original roots as a preeminent Dallas dining destination.

IdeaWork Studios Brands Chef Zarate’s Rosaliné

IdeaWork Studios recently created the brand for acclaimed Chef Ricardo Zarate’s West Hollywood eatery, Rosaliné. The agency, widely recognized for their expertise in the hospitality industry, developed the logo, visual identity, and all print and collateral elements for the modern Peruvian restaurant, named after the chef’s mother.

A Michigan Restaurant Group is Out to Give History New Life

Mapping a timeline of the buildings that house Michigan restaurant group Union Joints’ seven concepts is much like chronicling the development of an entire community.You could start with the Baptist church constructed in the 1840s and then note one of the oldest family-owned garages before highlighting the fire hall constructed in 1938.