In late January, Denver's Tavern Hospitality Group raised the curtain on its newest concept, Whisky Tango Foxtrot (WTF). A neighborhood gathering place in the up-and-coming Prospect Park area, the operation was designed by Colorado architecture firm Arch11 as an ode to Denver's pre-Prohibition watering holes, but with decidedly modern twists.
On Tuesday, New York multiconcept operator Gerber Group opened Irvington, a "New American," Mediterranean-influenced bar and restaurant, on the street level of the W Hotel New York – Union Square.
Posted March 24, 2015
Restaurant companies expanding their enterprises include Red Robin's Burger Works, The Melting Pot and McAlisters. And mergers and acquisitions heat up with Ovation Brands exploring a possible sale, American Restaurant Holdings buying two fast-casual California concepts and Del Taco and Levy Acquisition Corp. taking the next steps in their deal.
At a breakfast hosted this week at the James Beard House in New York City, nominees for the Foundation's 2015 Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards were announced, along with those in 58 other award categories. Winners will be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception on May 4 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.