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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.

After 30 Years, Spiaggia Refreshes its Classic Chicago Restaurant

The last time change was a serious player at Spiaggia was back in 1999. The four-star Italian Chicago restaurant touched up some paint and purchased new furniture. Believe it or not, that was a big deal for famed chef/partner Tony Mantuano’s institution on the Windy City’s Magnificent Mile.

Twelve Eighty—Inspired Dining Unveils New Look and Feel

The Woodruff Arts Center’s Twelve Eighty—Inspired Dining restaurant, in partnership with Sterling Spoon Culinary Management, unveiled a new look and feel for the lounge with enhancements that include new menu options, furniture, and logo design.

Panama Joe's Now Open in Long Beach

Vanrooy Creative Group, a unique design firm based in Southern California started in 2007 by Christine and Jerry Van Rooy is bringing Panama Joe's to Long Beach—a 5,100-square-foot restaurant/bar inspired by Panama and the California beach culture with Hacienda style architecture interiors.

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Rebrands to Attract a Younger Demographic

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana has introduced a new concept at five of its eateries in Pittsburgh this year. The rebranding initiative introduces a host of new menu items, including many under 600 calories, updates and freshens interiors, and revitalizes the service style.

Fish Bar at North River Landing Announces Opening

New York Cruise Lines, Inc. will open Fish Bar at North River Landing, its newest three-story seafood lounge and restaurant at Pier 81 on West 41st Street on the Hudson River, on May 1. Fish Bar, housed on a 10,000-square-foot yacht, is joining the highly acclaimed floating lobster shack, North River Lobster Company, which remains one of the hottest casual dining spots in New York.

Historical Relevance

Although central Arizona’s architectural history doesn’t date back as far as some of America’s older cities, the Phoenix-based Upward Projects restaurant group believes the area’s edifices from the 1950s and ’60s are meaningful.

Artist Adam Siegel Collaborates with Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas

Chicago artist Adam Siegel is no stranger to installing work in the fine dining scene. Since 2008, his paintings have been featured in Chef Jean Joho’s acclaimed French restaurant, Everest. He was also the first artist to exhibit in the salon series at Paul Kahan’s standout, Blackbird.

Autre Monde Café & Spirits Celebrates Five Years

This month, Berwyn’s Autre Monde Café and Spirits celebrates its five-year anniversary with a complete refresh, bringing new life throughout the restaurant with updated décor, a revamped menu design, new dishes, and a new and exciting cocktail, beer, and wine program.