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LA’s Iconic Speakeasy, The Buffalo Club, Reimagines Fine Dining

Upon opening its doors in 1994, The Buffalo Club quickly established itself as a Los Angeles headliner offering fine dining and classic cocktails to the celebrated and in the know. More than 23 years later, The Buffalo Club continues to make an indelible mark as one of the city’s most iconic and beloved restaurants.

How Restaurants Can Save Costs by Repairing, Not Replacing

We’ve all been to restaurants where we sit down at a table or booth and notice there is something in dire need of a repair. It could be a ripped or cracked vinyl seat. Perhaps tables and counters showing damage with chipping or scratches.

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.

5 Tips for Remodeling Your Restaurant

Greg and Gabi Denton knew it was time.Late last fall, the Portland, Oregon–based restaurant power couple, winners of the 2017 James Beard Foundation’s Best Chefs of the Northwest honor, announced they would be closing SuperBite, their not-quite-two-year-old concept dishing big umami bites, on December 31.

Golden Corral Unveils Its Largest Redesign in Company History

“The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” says Golden Corral president and CEO, Lance Trenary,of the Greensboro, North Carolina, location featuring the restaurant’s new design. “We are very happy to see the excitement that the new restaurant has created for our guests and our coworkers.

How to Court Customers with Outside-the-Box Design

Dining out is a holistic experience—a delicate interplay of aroma, taste, sights, sounds, and environment. Interior design choices can transport guests from a suburban strip mall to a bustling downtown hotspot or 200 years back in time to a London opium den.

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.