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Remodeling Boosts Michigan Grill & Bar's Sales by 30 Percent

Thanks to a recent remodeling, patrons seated indoors experience the ambience of dining outdoors at O'Toole's Irish American Grill & Bar, except there are no mosquitoes, flies, vehicle emission odors and the temperature is always a comfortable 74 degrees.

Journee: A Club for Networking and Learning

After ascending to general manager of Chef Thomas Keller’s acclaimed New York City restaurant Per Se in 2009, former maître d’ Anthony Rudolf was learning on the job. “I knew how to run the dining room and I knew how to run service, but from a financial standpoint I did not know how to run the business,” recalls Rudolf, who felt fortunate to have a support system that allowed him to learn.

California Dreamin’, Drinking, and Dining

At Zazu Kitchen + Farm, one of the restaurant tenants in The Barlow—a foodie-focused neighborhood respite in Sebastopol, California, which opened in 2013—owners Duskie Estes and John Stewart source most of the products on the menu from their own farm, MacBryde Farm in nearby Forestville.

Spacecraft Design Group's Bianconi Now Open in LA

Bianconi is now open on West 3rd St in Los Angeles. The restaurant, by Fabrizio and Diana Bianconi, represents new dimensions and textures to capture the essence of the energetic city and showcase their continued respect for great Italian cuisine.

Inside Stone Brewing's Hotel Dedicated to Craft Beer

With more than 100 craft breweries and brewpubs, San Diego is a destination for beer lovers. And soon they’ll have a unique place to rest their heads. Untitled Hospitality and Stone Brewing, the 10th largest brewery in the U.

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.

The Ever-Changing World of Restaurant Design

The rise of the celebrity chef has left little room for debate. When it comes to brand recognition, the strongest identifier for restaurants remains the men or women who don the culinary whites. However, as any restaurateur can attest, the process of opening a new store from the ground up will result in a lengthy list of credits.

Restaurant of The Rising Sun

The cost of installing solar panels at Coasterra, which opened in San Diego last August, was through the (solar) roof, and it’s going to take eight to 10 years to see a return on the investment. Still, it was a really valuable decision, says David Cohn, president and founder of Cohn Restaurant Group, which owns the venue.

Stone Brewing to Open Hotel Dedicated to Craft Beer

Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft brewery in the U.S., and San Diego-based hospitality collective, Untitled Hospitality, announced their partnership to develop Stone Hotel—the companies’ first-ever brewery hotel.

Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina in Downey Unveils New Look

Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina, a Southern California hometown favorite since 1960, is getting back to its roots while investing heavily in its future. Because of that commitment, the historical excellence of the brand, and its connection to the community, Acapulco will host a grand reopening on August 12 at its Downey location, following an extensive remodel.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom to Reinvest in Refreshing 37 Restaurants

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a leader in casual dining known for its delicious, handcrafted pizza, distinctive taproom fare, and vast craft beer selection, announced that its franchise partners are reinvesting an average of $150,000 into refreshing 37 existing franchised restaurants.

Chef Antoine Westermann Opens First Restaurant in America

The first U.S. location of the famous Parisian restaurant, Le Coq Rico, is now open at 30-32 East 20th Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway in New York City. The architectural and design firm of Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) joined forces with Paris-based Pascal Desprez, a prominent international architect and the founder of studio DP Agence, to develop the design for the restaurant.

The Yard Blends Settings to Attract Visiting and Local Guests

Austin, Texas, has always been a city with a local-first gene. Alison Schulze, a senior interior design manager at Studio 11 Design, took that into account when devising a restaurant blueprint to coincide with the Sheraton Austin hotel’s full-scale remodel.

Tower 12 Coming to Hermosa Beach This Summer

Vanrooy Creative Group, a design firm based in Southern California, was started in 2007 by Christine and Jerry Van Rooy. The team is in charge of creating memorable environments, integrating interior architecture, and industrial design.